Job Opportunity at Nature Conservancy – NTRI Livestock Marketing Officer

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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Livestock Marketing Officer will be responsible for assisting the Livestock Marketing and Grazing manager in designing, execution and monitoring of a project that protects and improves local rangelands and introduces an innovative livestock to market strategy that ties livestock markets to conservation benefits. The manager will work closely with private and public partners. Reporting to the Livestock and Grazing Manager, the position will be based at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) office in Arusha, Tanzania. Job Opportunity at Nature Conservancy – NTRI Livestock Marketing Officer

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Livestock Marketing officer will work closely with private and public partners to assist the Livestock Marketing and Grazing Manager to develop key partnerships with private enterprises and public institutions in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices, develop innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address livestock and rangeland management needs. They will support and engage local community with tools and best practices of implementing community-based rangeland management that lead to strong conservation efforts.  They will  negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies, private enterprises, and local communities to conserve and protect natural rangelands and develop and implement innovative livestock marketing strategies that tie livestock markets to conservation benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Designs, implements, and monitors a conservation performance-based livestock business plan with communities and other key stakeholders’ input.
  • Leads the training and coaching of Five pastoralist communities and two WMAs to implement an improved rangeland management plan.
  • Leads the design of a monitoring and evaluation plan to track environmental, social, and economic benefits of the livestock to market program.
  • Establishes and maintains optimal performance standards within the approved budget.
  • Frequently makes independent strategic decisions based on analysis, ambiguous information, and context.
  • Coordinates and communicates with TNC staff in Tanzania and worldwide.
  • Ensures coordination among numerous stakeholders, partners, and participants for the project.
  • Plans and implement climate change mitigation measures with communities in the northern Tanzania landscape
  • Provide strategic direction and oversee and lead projects in support of Wildlife Management Areas to achieve financial, ecological, and social sustainability within the next 5 years.
  • Coordinate partners within the scope of WMA support work and strengthen partner relationships including those with relevant government authorities. Job Opportunity at Nature Conservancy – NTRI Livestock Marketing Officer
  • Leads and manages projects to support and improve conservation efforts within the WMAs in Northern Tanzania. Including capacity building to management team, work planning and budgeting, and monitoring of progress.
  • Develop grant agreements, monitor grant implementation, and ensure the highest quality of deliverables for WMAs.
  • Establish and maintain optimal standards of performance for the programs in support of the WMAs while managing costs and administering budgets.
  • Frequently travels domestically and/or internationally, willing to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Works in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS degree and at least 3 years’ experience in livestock marketing and rangeland management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience with livestock to markets businesses in East Africa.
  • Experience designing and managing a complex project, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in business development.
  • Experience in partnership development with business enterprises, non-profit partners, community groups and/or   government agencies.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the contract.
  • Comfortable with operating in a non-hierarchical and collegial manner.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years’ experience in livestock and rangeland management practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of the livestock and conservation sectors in Tanzania is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing livestock and rangeland management policies and plans.
  • Field experience in implementation of climate change mitigation measures in relation to rangeland improvement and management
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
  • Knowledge of methods and standards of livestock and rangeland management information systems and initiatives or related field.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and Kiswahili desirable.

MODE OF APPLICATION

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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