Project executant
 – Livelihood, food security and Enterprise Development 

WWF is seeking to hire a project executant – Livelihood, food security and Enterprise Development for BAF project in RUMAKI plus seascape to be based in Mafia, Tanzania

Major Functions:

The Project Executant Livelihood, Food Security and Enterprise Development, serves as WWF’s senior representative in Mafia Island in respect to WWF’s Seascape Programmes. He/ she provides management oversight by coordinating and supervising the planning, operations, administration and implementation of Blue Action Fund (BAF) and programme project activities in accordance with relevant project documents, proposals and annual workplans of the projects and ensuring timely implementation in a cost-efficient and effective manner. He/she is the primary point of liaison with senior District staff; oversees management of Mafia WWF field office, assets and personnel in respective district; and provides technical support and mentoring staff below him/her.

The Project Executant Livelihood, Food Security and Enterprise Development will assist the seascape programme to provide guidance on options relating to available coastal resource ecosystems good and services such as fisheries, mangroves, marine transportation, shells, sea weed, coral reefs, seagrasses, salt mining, tourist attraction from Endangered, Threatened and Protected species (ETP) and other economic base including agriculture, livestock, marketing and trading activities for enhancing sustainable production and income generation while improving household food security.

Specific Required Functional Skills

  • Bachelor / Master’s degree on Natural resource management, agriculture development, Community development, development studies and related fields. MSc candidates and technical expertise in marine & coastal resources will have an advantage;
  • Seven years relevant professional experience in natural resources management, fisheries, agriculture and livelihood development project with at least two years in a project leadership position including personnel & budget management;
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity towards, the culture, gender, religion, race, age and livelihoods context of rural coastal communities in Tanzania;
  • A proven ability to work effectively without direct supervision, working in a team and willing to travel regularly and to stay for periods in remote coastal areas and to travel at short notice;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and good oral and verbal communication skills in both Kiswahili and English, with an ability to develop strong relations with Government, local NGO, CSO, private sectors and community partners;
  • Focuses on result and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Good inter-personal and teamwork skills, networking aptitude and ability to work in multicultural environment k) Strong knowledge and understanding of national institutional contexts
  • Very good command in English & excellent writing skills and the ability to prepare clear, concise reports
  • Proven experience in conducting assessment and analysis of fisheries, agriculture and livelihood related options


Additional information, including Terms of Reference, can be obtained through web address: and opportunities/jobs/. Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the People & Culture Manager, via email to: by Friday 12nd November 2021 at 4:30 pm. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the interviews will take place in Dar es Salaam or via zoom video conferencing.

WWF is an equal opportunity organization.



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