Natural Resources Management (NRM) Officer (m/f)


WWF is recruiting a Natural Resources Management (NRM) Officer (m/f), to be based in Marromeu, Mozambique.
  • Internal: Interacts and works closely and on a regular basis with project implementation personnel in Marromeu and Maputo, Mangrove Senior Officer, M&E Officer, marine team and other conservation staff in Maputo
  • External: Interacts with governmental institutions, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists/consultants, private sector and other stakeholders, in collaboration with the Senior Mangrove Officer, as appropriate
  • Position: Natural Resources Management (NRM) Officer
  • Reports to: Senior Mangroves Officer
  • Supervises: N/A
  • Grade: A2
  • Location: Marromeu, Sofala Province, Mozambique
  • Responsible for implementing ECO DRR project activities in Zambezi Delta
  • Assist and support the Mangrove Senior Officer
  • Implement coastal and marine natural resource management activities in Zambezi Delta and ensure that existing projects at the landscape level are Implemented
  • Provides advice and collaboration to the Mangrove Senior Officer, the Freshwater Officer, Marromeu M&E Officer and the WWF Staff in Maputo Country Office, such as: Seascape Coordinator, Conservation Manager, M&E Manager, Communications Officers, etc as appropriate, on marine issues
  • Works with the marine staff from WWF- Network Offices (WWF-NOs) for delivery of projects being implemented in Mozambique as required
  • Supports the development, management and implementation of the WWF MCO 2020-2030 Country Strategy, specially the WWF Mozambique marine programme, ensuring its on-going alignment with National priorities and with other WWF regional and thematic priorities and focus according to the Global Programme Framework (GPF) ensuring strong delivery on the WWF MCO Conservation
  • Collaborates with other field officers, providing technical assistance as required, in accordance with WWF policies, procedures and standards
Development of Coastal & Marine NRM activities within Zambezi Delta (50%)
  • Develop and manage marine projects activities to achieve project objectives
  • Develop and operate under an annual workplan system, which will be reviewed by the MCO; and prepare monthly and quarterly costed work plans for activity implementation
  • Prepare budgets and ToR for the implementation of specific activities when requested and developed specific technical reports for the execution of these activities
  • Work with the government partners, donors, NGOs, civil society, local communities and others in the WWF network to implement the strategic action plan and establishment of stakeholders taskforces
  • Identify priority areas for strategic marine related research in the biological and socioeconomic sciences, and coordinate implementation of some of this research
  • Provide management advice and disseminate results to inform decision and policy making process on marine conservation and environmental protection
  • Support the preparation of terms of reference for consultancy assignments, field missions and exchange experiences, as well as, other required contracts
  • Reviewing technical documents and proposals, providing strategic and technical comments
Technical Support and Capacity Building (30%)
  • Providing technical backstopping to the WWF’s marine initiatives and in any other requested aspect
  • Participate in relevant technical working groups, conservation meetings and workshops in Zambezi Delta and develop papers, reports and presentations on MCO work when needed
  • Prepare adequate capacity building materials and workshop presentations for communities and government officers related to sustainable management of coastal and marine natural resources (fisheries, mangroves), importance of conservation for sustainable development and climate resilience, responsible use of fishing techniques and methods, etc.
  • Provide technical support for the collection of NRM data for M&E, as well as their analysis to support strategic adaptive management of activity implementation
  • Support to increase knowledge and build the capacities of artisanal fisheries associations, Community Fisheries Councils, CGRNs, etc.
  • Support Biological and Ecological research of expert consultants,
  • Support the establishment of Community Conservation Areas and build capacities for the management, mobilize communities for their participation
Information Management and Communication (15%)
  • Work closely with MCO Communications Manager, Mangrove Senior Officer, M&E Officer and other colleagues to publish regularly the results of field work done in relation to marine initiatives in Zambezi Delta
  • Prepare policy-related briefs, papers and guidelines
  • Prepare detailed monthly progress reports related to activity implementation, including observations from field, lessons learned, required M&E indicators monitored, real expenses versus planned expenses, constrains and opportunities identified, etc
  • Represent the WWF-MCO in meetings and conferences to which WWFMCO is invited to attend.
  • Participate in strategic meetings related to communication and management of information issues
  • Collaborate in the preparation of overall projects communication materials, awareness raising and advocacy
  • Draft informative and response letters to government and other stakeholders as required
  • Support communication campaigns in radios and schools, etc
Other duties and responsibilities (5%)
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Mangrove Senior Officer, Seascape Coordinator or Conservation Manager for the smooth and efficient implementation of the MCO conservation program
  • University Degree in Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Marine Biology, Coastal & Marine Resource Management, or similar related field
  • A Diploma in combination with 3 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree
  • At least 2 years of field work experience working in coastal communities in Mozambique on natural resource management and conservation assisting the implementation of projects on: sustainable fisheries, community-based conservation areas, etc
  • Familiarity with Participatory Rural Assessments (PRA) and community & government engagement and mobilization
  • Experience and skills in planning, implementation, management, monitoring and reporting of project activities at the field level
  • Experience on preparing and organizing trainings at community levels
  • Knowledge on surveillance and monitoring-control of natural resources and conservation areas is also a good advantage
  • Knowledge around development of artisanal fisheries management plans, mangrove management and community conservation management will be advantageous
  • Excellent Portuguese and English communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to draft official informative letters to government and other Stakeholders
  • Ability to prepare informative project documents and training materials and conduction of workshop to build capacities of other people and create awareness, advocacy
  • Public speaking ability and experience to raise points and present information in conferences and seminars etc
  • Ability to communicate and engage with a different type of project stakeholder (local communities, government, donors, private sector, etc.)
  • Computer literacy in MS Office (MS Word), spread sheets (Excel), presentations (MS PowerPoint), email and internet research essential
  • Proven interest, passion and commitment for the conservation of nature and community development work
  • Proven ability to work and live in remote location without fulltime access to some commodities (cope with power cuts from time to time, etc), as well as, flexibility and adaptability to adjust to new working environments
  • Self-motivated, dynamic and proactive professional with collaborative and team player spirit
  • Ability to spend occasionally long ours travelling by 4x4 in off-roads and by boat to reach communities and integral marine reserves
  • Ability to represent with high standards the organization and its values
  • Zero tolerance to corrupt behaviours and be an example to others
  • Hardworking and responsible person with good organization, analytical, communication and leadership capacities
  • Ability to ride a motorbike and own a license to do it a strong asset
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & In-spiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.
  • Adheres to WWF’s behaviours, which are: Strive for Impact; Listen Deeply; Collaborate Openly; and Innovate Fearlessly
  • This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Mozambique is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Critical forest, freshwater and marine land- and seascapes provide important socio-economic benefits to the communities who depend upon them directly, as well as to the national population more broadly. Yet these natural ‘assets’ are under extreme pressure
  • WWF Mozambique’s (MCO) vision is “a prosperous Mozambique built on thriving ecosystems and environmental citizenship.” This vision is intended to be achieved through a Country Strategy 2020-2030 that stablish three pillars: inclusive conservation of species and habitats, sustainable and equitable livelihoods and greening the footprint of economic development
  • Six land and seascapes have been prioritized to be the focus of the vast majority of our conservation work. One of these priority areas is Zambezi Delta, which is a wetland of international importance, declared Ramsar Site in 2009 and that contains over 50% of the country's mangrove area. The estimated area of mangroves in the Zambezi Delta is about 37,000 ha. The remarkable ecosystem of the Zambezi Delta provides a range of basic services, including economic and social services for local people (provision of timber, protection against rising water levels, maintenance of biodiversity and a range of environmental services)
  • WWF MCO has been active in the Zambezi Delta since 2003 and is starting a new project named “Organizing Nature-based Response and Solutions for Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (ECO DRR)” whose main objective is “Mangrove ecosystem are restored, sustainably managed more resilient and provide nature-based solutions to disaster risk reduction in Zambezi Delta”
  • WWF Mozambique therefore seeks to recruit a NRM Officer to work in close cooperation with the Mangrove Senior Officer on all activities implemented within the Zambezi Delta area

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  • Published 05.01.2022
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