United Republic of Tanzania: Environment Officer

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 24 Jul 2017

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. The UNHCR recognises that the wellbeing of refugees and host communities is inherently linked to the sound management of the local environment. Tanzania is presently hosting approximately 311,400 refugees in three camps. Therefor there is a need for a talented individual to enhance UNHCR Tanzania’s ability to implement and manage environmental interventions at refugee hosting areas.

The Environmental Officer will be based in Kibondo and will have responsibility for all three camps, working with partners and stakeholders to ensure environmental impacts are minimised by mainstreaming environmental factors into refugee-hosting activities. The role requires the Environmental Officer to be able to assess the environmental conditions at refugee hosting areas and analyse how, and to what extent, those situations affect the environment and to formulate specific projects for addressing impacts. In addition, the incumbent would be expected to monitor and evaluate the environmental interventions, undertake capacity building activities and report on environmental matters.

Typical Functions May Include:

A. Coordination and Rollout of Environmental Strategy:

· Act as focal point and liaison officer for all matters related to the environment amongst the different sectors within UNHCR, the government, and NGOs and maintain a network of strategic partnerships to harmonise and coordinate environmental projects

· Liaise with technical sector leads (e.g. shelter, WASH, livelihoods, protection, camp coordination and camp management, etc.) with a view to minimising environmental impacts at refugee hosting areas

· Propose and coordinate the design of environment programmes with relevant stakeholders, based on the outcomes of baseline reports and feasibility studies

· Co-chair the Environmental Working Group with the Ministry of Home Affairs Environmental Coordinator and develop Environmental Committees at camps

· Develop and ensure implementation of environmental policies, strategies and action plans including UNHCR Tanzania’s Environment and Wellbeing Strategy

B. Technical Support:

· Assess and report on environmental conditions at refugee hosting areas

· Collect and analyse existing data and information concerning the status of the environment in the refugee hosting areas

· Identify environmentally sensitive areas and threats related to the refugee hosting areas and establish management plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to minimise impacts

· If required, participate in site selection and the collection and analysis of baseline environmental data and EIAs to inform site planning and camp development

C. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

· Develop and implement a strategy for monitoring of environmental interventions and impacts of the operation

· Supervise and monitor the implementation of environmental projects administered by UNHCR

· Lead and supervise planning and reporting processes on issues related to the environment

D. Capacity Building:

· Identify skills and knowledge gaps relevant to the environmental issues among UNHCR staff, partners, people of concern and local host communities.

· Develop and coordinate training and capacity building activities to address the identified skills and knowledge gaps.

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:**

· An advanced university degree in biology, environmental science, natural resource management, forestry, climate change, or related fields

· Minimum of 6 years of relevant job experience

· At least 2 years of international working experience in development and/or humanitarian settings and at least 5 years of experience dealing with environmental issues

· Experience with or working knowledge of rural energy provision in humanitarian or development settings would be advantageous

· At least 2 years project management experience with demonstrated ability to coordinate and implement environmental projects

· Solid skills in analysis, using and presenting quantitative and qualitative data, and report writing

· Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches

· Experience in designing and facilitating training programmes

· Fluency in written and spoken English.

· Computer literacy in MS Office Suite and other relevant software

· An ability to think creatively, take initiative and problem solve

· Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a multi-cultural environment

· Flexibility and adaptability

How to apply:

With the email subject “Tanzania Environment Officer – (Your Name)” send a CV and cover letter to environment@unhcr.org . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Web Editor

Mwananchi Communications Limited, publishers of the leading Tanzania newspapers,
Mwananchi, Mwanaspoti and The Citizen is looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the positions of: – WEB EDITOR – 1 POST (For Mwananchi Publication)

This position requires a dynamic and result-oriented computer-savvy individual who is familiar with using the internet. Candidates with experience in blogging and other social media tools will have an added advantage.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
  • Retrieve, compile, edit and upload articles and relevant photos and other visual content to Mwananchi website – mwananchi.co.tz to – on a daily basis.
  • Actively moderate comments on MCL websites to filter out hate speech, profanity, personal attacks or any other uncouth language/behaviour.
  • Promote audience engagement and drive web traffic by pushing stories out on social media (Facebook/Twitter and media sharing via Instagram and other social media outlets).
  • Revise headlines and rework story leads (particularly breaking stories) to ensure they suit web presentational requirements.
  • Scour news sites, blogs and forums for breaking stories and liaise with news desks and field reporters to verify potential leads.
  • Write up, edit and revise breaking stories for the Web and ‘continuously review websites for language clarity and presentation.
  • Ensure the presentation of content on our websites is in line with Mwananchi Communication Limited’s house style and editorial policy.
  • Meet all deadlines as set by the working schedule.
  • Deadlines control: Zero tolerance
  • Take a lead in live streaming of events through websites and other social media sites .
  • Customer service: 24 hour turnaround for resolutions of complaints

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • University Degree/Diploma in Journalism/Mass
  • Communication or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • At least 2 to 3 years working experience.
  • Good background in journalism, computer and internet skills.
  • Familiarity with Social Media networks such as facebook and twitter.
  • Self-motivated and result oriented.

How To Apply:
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed cv and copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact by July 28, 2007 to:  hrm@tz.nationmedia.com

Human Resource Manager
Mwananchi Communication Ltd
P.O.Box 19754
Dar Es Salaam

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Sub Editor Sports

Mwananchi Communications Limited, publishers of the leading Tanzania newspapers,
Mwananchi, Mwanaspoti and The Citizen is looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the positions of: – Sub Editor Sports

Job Purpose:
To edit stories, write captions, place pictures and write headlines in conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
  • Checking and correcting editorial copy allocated by the Chief Sub-Editor for facts, accuracy, libel, taste, house-style, language use, clarity, details, objectivity and spelling
  • Subs copy to fit allocated space without distorting facts or dispensing with the salient points.
  • Re-writes the copy as necessary for simplicity, Clarity and house-style.
  • Writes or rewrites the appropriate headline for the copy, ensuring it reflects the overriding message of the story.
  • Edits the pictures selected by the Chief Sub Editor to fit the allocated space, and writes/rewrites appropriate caption taking care not to merely state the obvious details.
  • Designs the editorial pages as directed by the Chief Sub Editor.
  • Checks all headlines, captions, pictures, copy text and page logos and all other page elements to sign the pages within set deadlines.
  • Checks the printed soft copy and corrects any errors and signs off the pages to go to press
  • Submits the edited copy within set deadlines.
  • ‘Editing stories aimed to be used on the social media platforms developed for breaking news to web stories.
  • Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

Academic Qualifications:

  • University Degree/Diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication or equivalent.
  • At least four years’ experience in journalism. part of which as a sub editor
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Mastery of English and Swahili grammar

How To Apply:
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed cv and copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact by July 28, 2007 to:  hrm@tz.nationmedia.com
Human Resource Manager
Mwananchi Communication Ltd
P.O.Box 19754
Dar Es Salaam

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