Country Representative at WildAid November, 2022
WildAid is seeking a country representative to head up our conservation campaign in Tanzania.
Key Competencies & Ideal Profile
We seek an entrepreneurial, outgoing person with strong communication and storytelling skills. Experience in journalism, either in television, radio or print, would be a considerable asset. A passion for wildlife conservation is essential. Contacts within the media and government would be useful, but can also be developed.
The successful candidate will be confident developing close relationships with government, other conservation organizations, and communities, while also recruiting and maintaining relationships with celebrities and opinion leaders to act as wildlife ambassadors. They will be willing to spend significant periods travelling within Tanzania and comfortable spending considerable time in rural areas conducting filming, radio production, and hands-on training in communities. They will be inspired by the opportunity to play a pivotal role in WildAid’s efforts to promote a sustainable model of humanwildlife coexistence.
All WildAid staff members must be comfortable in an entrepreneurial culture. Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple – often competing – demands are critical. The successful candidate must be able to work independently when needed, but also communicate and work closely with colleagues when required. They must also have excellent interpersonal skills to influence and collaborate with partners.
Minimum Qualifications & Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, journalism, communications, conservation, development or a related field
- Five years related work experience in Tanzania
- Excellent writing and editing skills in Kiswahili and English
- Strong verbal communication skills in Kiswahili and English
- Competence and familiarity with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Highly-organized multi-tasker
- Legal right to work in Tanzania
- Liaise closely with WildAid’s Africa Program Manager and East Africa Representative to support WildAid’s conservation goals in Tanzania and Africa.
- Work closely with consortium partners, Honeyguide Foundation and the Community Wildlife Management Areas Consortium (CWMAC), to support the model of sustainably run community wildlife management areas (WMAs).
- Assist in the development of a new national communications strategy for the CWMAC, promoting it to different audiences and stakeholders, in support of the agreed objectives.
- Support CWMAC in implementing its national communications strategy.
- Produce mini-documentaries about the project aimed at various audiences, including the Tanzanian public and political elite, potential tourism investors, policymakers, conservationists and the general public in other countries.
- Take the lead on developing communications strategies with 15 WMAs through in-person, capacity building and mentorship, and provide support for them to implement those strategies.
- Support WMAs to produce annual video reports on their activities, and social media content to be shown to those communities and to local government leaders.
- Promote the idea of human-wildlife co-existence and the WMA project in the Tanzanian media, collaborating with Tanzanian television, radio, print and online media, as well as local influencers.
- Strengthen WildAid’s relationship with the Tanzanian government, with a view to ensuring sustainably run WMAs form part of the government’s national development strategy.
- Recruit ambassadors as required to publicize conservation work in Tanzania and strengthen our relations with current ambassadors.
Location: Dar es Salaam or Arusha
Contract length and remuneration: Initial one-year contract, to be renewed every year based on performance. The project is expected to run at least three years, from 2023-25. WildAid pays competitive rates aimed at attracting high-quality candidates.
Please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, only those chosen to interview will be contacted.