Protection Officer Job Vacancy at STEP Tanzania
Position: Protection Officer
Organization: Southern Tanzania Elephant Program (STEP)
Iringa office, with some fieldwork in Ruaha-Rungwa and Kilombero-Udzungwa ecosystems Southern Tanzania Elephant Program (STEP) is a leading conservation organization dedicated to conservation of elephants, habitats and natural resources in the Southern Tanzania region. We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team as a Protection Officer. The Protection Officer will play a crucial role in managing and coordinating our protection projects in and around designated protected areas.
● Manage and coordinate protection projects in and around designated protected areas.● Oversee grants, budgets, and work plans for forest protection initiatives.● Coordinate regular ranger patrols with relevant partners and stakeholders.● Organize workshops and training sessions for rangers, Village Game Scouts, and WMA partners.● Facilitate the development of long-term conservation strategies and proposals.● Maintain a GIS database for designated areas.● Manage and participate in programs using novel conservation technologies (training provided).● Prepare quarterly and annual reports for projects.● Contribute to fundraising including grant applications.● Establish and maintain professional relationships with government authorities, communities, and partner organizations.● Assist with community benefits assessments and other protection department duties as required.● Support the Protection Manager and CEO in organizational tasks.
Requirements and Qualifications:
● Minimum of four years of experience in project management, report writing, and team management● Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Environmental Science, Conservation, etc.); M.Sc. may be an advantage● Proficiency in GIS and mapping software, interest in learning other conservation technologies● Strong organizational and communication skills● Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders● Passion for wildlife conservation and environmental protection● Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili● Willing to be based in Iringa
Female applicants are encouraged to apply, as we strive to promote gender equality and diversity within our organization.
To apply for this position, please submit your CV, a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and three professional references to email@example.com. Please ensure to mention ” Protection Officer Application” in the subject line of your email.
Deadline for applications: 13th June 2023.
For more information about STEP and our conservation efforts, please visit our website: https://stzelephants.or.tz/
We appreciate all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps in the selection process.
Join us in making a difference in the conservation of wildlife and natural resources in Southern Tanzania!