Country Representative

at WildAid
Published November 8, 2022
Location Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

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.

Job role

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.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, journalism, communications, conservation, development or a related field

Experience

Five years related work experience in Tanzania

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