Senior Project Officer (SPO) at Six Rivers Africa April, 2024

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Six Rivers Africa (SRA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to protect, restore and preserve wilderness areas, and increase the wildlife population, so that the flora and fauna can be enjoyed for generations to come. 

Six Rivers Africa is looking for a Senior Project Officer (SPO) for Human Wildlife Coexistence Project to implement conservation compatible community development interventions in communities and schools adjacent to Usangu sector of Ruaha National Park in Mbarali, Mbeya; and Msolwa sector of Nyerere National Park in Ifakara, Morogoro.  

Role purpose 

The SPO will be responsible for overseeing, planning, monitoring, and coordinating the quality implementation of the Human Wildlife Coexistence Project in Ifakara TC and Mbarali DC. The incumbent will also be responsible for day-to-day supervision in the implementation of project activities and the management of implementation teams including Project Officers, Community Resource Persons, and beneficiaries in project sites.  The SPO will also play a key role in review of SRA’s M&E framework and the institutionalization of all required systems, tools, reports and indicators required for efficient and effective implementation of M&E framework and activities; specifically ensuring compliance with donor rules and regulations. 

Responsibilities:

Monitoring and Evaluation: 

  • Designs and oversees the monitoring and evaluation activities of the SRA’s projects both inside and outside the park.
  • Work closely with Impact Manager to co-design monitoring tools, selecting indicators, and determining field monitoring responsibilities. Works to ensure tool compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with donor requirements.
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance, developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet the organization and donor reporting requirements.
  • Conduct regular visit to Six Rivers Africa conservation sites for data collection and documentation of key deliverables.
  • Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or organizations M&E systems (M&E Frameworks) and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions.
  • Oversee and manage Human Wildlife Coexistence Project staff, including preparing ToR, work plans, and undertaking annual performance appraisals.

Project Management: 

  • Oversee and lead the implementation of all project activities related to Human Wildlife Coexistence Project, including budgeting, planning, implementation, management, monitoring, and reporting in the fields.
  • Ensure the long-term impact of project interventions through timely and quality delivery of project outputs and outcomes.
  • Responsible for developing project performance reports, success stories and documentation of the best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Preparing and updating the project activities plan, including cost control and budget compliance.
  • Responsible for providing technical guidance on implementation of conservation compatible livelihood activities of the project.
  • Closely collaborating with other relevant like-minded organizations working on wildlife conservation and community development projects   in respective project sites. 
  • Represent SRA at events and meetings both at district and national level.
  • Carry out other relevant tasks on request and agreement with the line manager.

 

Financial Management: 

  • Managing activity spending on the ground, ensuring value for money and integrity in all spending
  • Keep record of all expenditure, ensuring proper documentation and receipts are available for every expenditure.
  • Keeping track of budget and ensuring all project spending is within budget lines.
  • Preparing financial reports for projects.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Environmental Sciences, Project Management, Community/Rural Development/, Economics or related courses, with at least 5 years’ experience in wildlife / environmental conservation, livelihoods, agricultural extension services or rural development. 

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Experience implementing community development programs, especially in rural communities, with a food security and livelihoods component (agriculture, savings and loan groups, cash/voucher assistance, etc.).
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating conservation projects is an advantage.
  • Experience in implementing conservation projects is an advantage.
  • Good written and spoken English; including documentation and report-writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to engage positively with people at all levels.
  • Good training/facilitation skills.
  • Experience in working with Government, NGOs, civil society organizations, etc., is an added advantage.
  • Experience using software such as ArcGIS Pro, SPSS, and R project for statistical computing.
  • Good skills in computer e.g. MS Word, MS Power Point and Excel.
  • Experience developing activity budgets.
  • Ability to be self-sufficient and resourceful, proactive in identifying and addressing challenges, yet consulting and asking for assistance as needed/relevant.
  • Ability and willingness to be based in remote communities.
  • Willing to commit to Six Rivers Africa’s values and principles.

 

Interested candidates should send their application letters, CV and any other supporting documents (reference letters if available) to info@sixriversafrica.com. Deadline for applications is 30th April 2024. 

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