Job offer

For the position of livestock and natural resources officer

Organization: Jumuiya ya Hifadhi ya Wanyamapori Kululu (JUHIWAKU)

Location: Kapumpa, Sikonge District, Tabora Region

Reporting to: Rungwa Corridor Project Supervisor, JUHIWAKU, Ilunde Natural Honey Beekeepers Organization (INHBO) and Association for the Development of Protected Areas (ADAP)

Work percentage: 100%

Application deadline: 31st May 2018

Date and location of interviews: Early June 2018 by Skype

Expected start date: 1st July 2018

Background

ADAP is a Swiss non-governmental organisation with an international vocation set up in Geneva in 1997. It supports local community-based natural resource management initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. ADAP assumes that any nature conservation initiative that does not take into account the needs of communities living in alongside these resources is doomed to failure. ADAP has been supporting projects in Tanzania since 2002 with Inyonga Beekeeping Development Support Project in Mlele District and with Selous-Niassa Beekeeping Development Support Project in Namtumbo and Tunduru Districts (2006-2011).

ADAP is launching a new project “Community forests management of the Rungwa corridor” in the Mlele and Sikonge Districts. The forests are under increasing human pressure, at the expense of local communities whose livelihoods are still heavily dependent on natural resources. Conflicts over resources are common and the region is facing water scarcity. The project will support community based organisations, JUHIWAKU and INHBO, in their participatory processes to manage community reserves and their resources. It will also provide support to forest users so that they can benefit from their resources in a sustainable manner which avoids conflicts. The main areas of intervention will be capacity building, support for community management areas, and development of income-generating activities and networking of local and regional stakeholders. The project will emphasis community consultation and collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure coherence and sustainability in the management of the ecological corridor by different institutions.

Job description

Responsibilities

Livestock and natural resources officer is responsible to implement all activities linked to natural resources users of the “Community forests management of the Rungwa corridor project”, dialogue with them and mitigate the conflicts between the different stakeholders.

Specific duties

Under the overall supervision of the Project Supervisor, JUHIWAKU and INHBO central committees, the livestock and natural resources officer will do:

1. Implementation of livestock and non-timber forest products activities

  • Support the organisation of groups of cattle keepers, beekeepers and mushrooms gatherers.
  • Assist in the organisation of trainings in modern beekeeping, cattle keeping and mushroom gathering.
  • Conduct surveys about local livelihoods, cattle keeping needs, natural resources uses and sales of products on the local markets.
  • Store and sort out the ecological data collected by the Village Game Scouts.
  • Register beekeeping camps.
  • Participate in the organisation of workshops with all the stakeholders

2. Collaboration with stakeholders and conflicts mitigation

  • Collaborate with the natural resources stakeholders of the region (natural resources users, TFS, TAWA, Districts, Villages, associations, private companies, etc.).
  • Mitigate the conflicts between the different natural resource users (cattle keepers, farmers, beekeepers, hunters, fishermen, loggers, etc.).

3. Reporting

  • Submit monthly and consolidated quarterly detailed reports about livestock and natural resources activities.
  • Send pictures and coordinates of the ecological observations and patrols arrests to ADAP Geneva.
  • Provide to the project supervisor and accountant all the information and documents they require to ensure a proper management.

 

Requirements

Bachelor degree in agriculture, livestock, natural resource management or relevant field

Proven track record of experience in community development and value chains

Ability to drive a motorbike in the bush

Advanced skills in Microsoft software Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Willingness to be based in remote rural area in Western Tanzania

Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with rural communities

Excellent command of written and spoken Kiswahili and English is essential, understanding of Kisukuma is a real advantage

 

Applications

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae with the contacts of three references to the following address: recruitment[at]adap[.]ch. Deadline 31 May 2018.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For any further information please contact: sandy[at]adap[.]ch