Project Assistant Job At International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) East Africa


Position: Project Assistant – Integrating Rights Based Approach in Sustainable Natural Resources Management

Vacancy #: 5348
Unit: Tanzania – Programme
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Tanzania Project Office, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

Reporting to: Project Officer-PLUS Project-Tanzania Country Office
Work percentage: 100%
Grade: A3
Expected start date: 01 June 2020
Type of contract: Fixed-term (6 months)
Closing date: 22 May 2020 (extended)


Established in 1948, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,300 Member organizations and the input of more than 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

IUCN is implementing a Project entitled “Integrating a Rights-Based Approach (RBA) to enhance social and economic inclusion in agricultural growth corridor development”. The Project, funded by the Open Society Foundation (OSF), aims to mainstream RBAs in in sustainable natural resources management.

IUCN Tanzania is seeking a motivated Project Assistant to support the implementation of the Rights based Approach Project.

Assist in the preparation and execution of the Project work plan and budget
Assist in the development of informative radio shows session on rights, accountability and inclusion based on NRGF study findings
Participate in the dissemination of SAGCOT’s IGG tools at landscape level
Assist in organizing and providing logistical support to project events including training workshops, meetings and field visits
Participate in the documentation of lessons learned and best practices on IGG,
sustainable finance, rights and government
Participate in the production and dissemination of communication materials (policy briefs, factsheets, brochures) on IGG, rights and governance for awareness raising, lessons sharing, policy influencing and improving IUCN visibility
Produce activity reports
Represent IUCN at events as may be required
Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


• Work Experience;

At least three years of professional experience in conservation, forest and natural resources management and governance.
Solid knowledge of conservation, land tenure, natural resources governance and sustainable development issues

Practical experience in the implementation of field projects as well as in organizing and facilitating training and dialogue workshops.
Experience in developing radio programs and producing communication materials.
Experience in creating and facilitating dialogues, partnerships and synergies;

• Education;

A University degree in a relevant discipline, including agriculture, forestry, water resources management, natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, environmental management, communication, natural governance or related fields.
Knowledge of Issues related to water resources management will be an added advantage.

• Language Proficiency;

Fluency in English and Kiswahili (both written and verbal).

• Functional competencies;

Adheres to IUCN ESARO core values of Transparency, Inclusiveness, Professionalism and Accountability
Excellent report writing skill
Computer literacy in relation to office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, power point) use of internet and online communication tools
Highly motivated and results driven
Excellent interpersonal skills
Must be a strong team player
Committed to continuous learning towards self-development;
Willing to travel and work in rural areas frequently within Tanzania

• Core Competencies;

Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN One Programme approach.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the “Apply” button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.
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About IUCN
IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.



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