Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Specialist job at The Nature Conservancy

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Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Specialist job at The Nature Conservancy

Vacancy title:
Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

The Nature Conservancy

Deadline of this Job:
15 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Specialist
The Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Specialist supports The Nature Conservancy’s Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Director in advancing fisheries co-management and nearshore biodiversity conservation with a range of community, government, and non-governmental partners. This includes planning and implementation of TNC-led conservation work along the Tanzanian shoreline outside of the Tuungane Project area where TNC has been investing for the last decade. Reporting to the Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Director and working closely with Tuungane Fisheries Manager, Tuungane M&E officer, Africa Monitoring and Evaluation Director, Africa Freshwater Protection Strategy leadership, and Global Freshwater Community-based Conservation Team, the position will be based in the Rukwa Region of Tanzania and may involve significant domestic and international travels. No employment visas or assistance is being offered with this position except for the local labor employment requirements.
Essential Functions
The Lake Tanganyika Fisheries and Monitoring Specialist is responsible for leading implementation of the Lake Tanganyika fisheries strategy south of Tuungane program area in Tanzania. They will support implementation of the Lake Tanganyika Fisheries strategy in collaboration with Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA), Tuungane program, local communities, District, Regional and National Government leadership including but not limited to government fisheries research and policy institutions in Tanzania on Lake Tanganyika such as Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI) and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (MLF). The Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Specialist will also support development and implementation of fisheries co-management and conservation interventions as part of a lake-wide strategy implanted through partners. They manage sustainable fisheries and nearshore biodiversity conservation interventions along the Tanzanian shore, including fisheries reserve protection, collection, analysis and reporting of fisheries data, monitoring, and community relations. They collaborate with local and international partners along the shoreline of Lake Tanganyika to advance replication of Tuungane Project lessons and success models in fisheries conservation to the wider Lake Tanganyika fisheries strategy and ensure smooth and continuous learning exchange within Lake Tanganyika riparian countries. The Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Specialist will be responsible for supporting the protection of critical nearshore habitats through approaches such as fisheries reserves, sustainable fisheries financing, development of fisheries business enterprise, closure systems, fish stocks monitoring, electronic fish catch assessment surveys (e-CAS), and reporting of lessons learned. They will oversee and manage sustainable fisheries resources management and nearshore biodiversity conservation in Southern Tanzania including all aspects of protection, science, stewardship, and community relations south of the Tuungane Project area.

Minimum Qualifications
• BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in inland fisheries management, aquaculture, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience in working with community in fisheries resources and collaborative/co-management approaches.
• Experience in fisheries data analysis and reporting.
• Fluent communicator at public and/or media both in writing and verbally in English and Kiswahili.
• Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
• Certificate and Experience in diving/swimming.
• Experience in preparing and managing budget.
• Experience in writing winning requests for proposal (RFPs) for grant/contract funding for program.
• Ability to frequent travel domestically and/or internationally, evening and weekend hours.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
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