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New Job at WWF, Policy Advocacy and Governance Advisor

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New Job at WWF, Policy Advocacy and Governance Advisor
New Job at WWF, Policy Advocacy and Governance Advisor

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Policy Advocacy and Governance Advisor , POLICY ADVOCACY AND GOVERNANCE ADVISOR.

WWF is seeking to hire the Policy Advocacy and Governance Advisor for SOKNOT Transboundary Landscape to be based in Arusha, Tanzania

Major Functions:

Under the supervision and guidance of the SOKNOT Program Coordinator, the policy advocacy and governance advisor will provide support for further development of a conducive policy framework and for the establishment and effective operation of trans boundary Governance structures.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Establish a register of current Government policies relevant to the effective implementation of a multi­sectoral transboundary program. This will include all relevant national policies on wildlife, forests, water, agriculture, livestock, land use, environmental and social impact assessments, rural development incl. rural infrastructure, social policies including human rights, transboundary agreements as well as other international policies and conventions Tanzania is a signatory of (e.g. on human rights, climate change, forest landscape restoration, CITES, biodiversity and others).

The register will include contact details of IGovernment Authorities responsible for the further development and implementation of such policies, focal persons that will serve as direct liaisons for WWF policy support as well as legal and technical experts previously involved in policy work and recognized by the respective Government organizations as expert advisors

Establish and maintain trustful, permanent and cooperative working relationships with Government authorities, focal persons and experts mentioned

above to coordinate policy work and to clarify and consolidate WWF’s position and visibility in related policy development processes

Attend relevant Government and stakeholder meetings to be informed and updated on the status of current and planned policy development processes and to represent and communicate WWF’s views and ambitions

Cooperate closely with the project teams and country offices in Kenya and Tanzania, with the WWF Regional Office in Nairobi and with WWF National Offices involved in and contributing to the SOKNOT UNGANISHA program to ensure proper coordination with similar activities of other projects and programs, alignment with WWF’s own internal policies, consensus on important policy aspects and contributions to new concept notes and proposals for further fundraising

Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.

Required Qualifications and skills

A postgraduate qualification (MSc/PhD) in social studies preferably in law, political science or similar subjects related to policy work and legal advice, At least 10 years of professional experience as lawyer or legal/policy advisor in relevant sectors, specific expertise related to policy work in wildlife, forests, water, agriculture or livestock sectors would be of advantage, At least 5 years of experience of working in complex programs with multiple and diverse implementation partners and stakeholders with cross­cutting themes and multiple objectives. Professional experience in the Kenya/Tanzania border area would be of advantage


Additional information, including Terms of Reference, can be obtained through web address: jobs_and_opportunities/jobs/. Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the People & Culture Manager, via email to: by Tuesday 05thApril 2022 at 4:30 pm. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce

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