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About the Opportunity:
The proposed Tanzania Marine Conservation Activity, recently retitled Tuhifadhi Bahari Yetu, will incorporate a series of interventions that support and strengthen capacity for biodiversity conservation in a manner that i) reduces the use of illegal and unsustainable fishing; ii) improves the governance and management of coastal land and seascapes; and iii) improves policy development and capacity to implement policies. These interventions together will reduce threats to marine and coastal biodiversity in Tanzania while moving Tanzanian institutions further on their journey to self-reliance.
The Chief of Party (COP) will oversee all strategic, technical and operational aspects for the anticipated activity, which will seek to support and strengthen capacity for marine biodiversity conservation through public sector and civil society capacity building, private sector engagement, and improvement to the overall enabling environment for Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries Management. This is expected to be a five-year activity based in Tanzania.
The COP will be responsible for overall leadership, management, and technical direction of the project. As the project's leader, the COP will be the principal project planner, designer, and implementer, and will act as the main point of contact between USAID, ECODIT and partner organizations, ensuring timely communication and collaboration and overseeing the submission of high-quality deliverables that respond to USAID’s priorities and expectations.
Specifically, the COP will:
To apply, please send a cover letter and updated resume/CV in English through the “Our Jobs” section of the ECODIT website. Please note that positions are contingent upon contract award. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.