Project Manager – Resilient Ecosystem



TNC seeks a Project Manager -Resilient Ecosystem for the Northern Tanzania Rangelands. The project will achieve integrated outcomes for biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction, including through the development of a soil carbon project with pastoralist communities. The Project Manager -Resilient Ecosystem will oversee project implementation, supervise the project staff, and lead coordination and joint planning with partners and funding subrecipients. As a member of the Project Management Unit, the Project Manager -Resilient Ecosystem will facilitate communication and coordination of efforts among the partners and with stakeholders such as communities and government actors and will be responsible to report project progress and outputs to Funder. The Project Manager -Resilient Ecosystem will play a key role in coordinating the development of the carbon project ensure all the relevant project activities feed into the carbon certification process. The Project Manager -Resilient Ecosystem will be responsible for engaging TNC global and regional teams to ensure the project benefits form TNC’s leading science, policy and sustainable financing work. This position is a 4-year term-limited position contingent on TNC receiving the public award. Reporting to the Northern Tanzania Program Director, the position will be based in Arusha, Tanzania. No employment visas or assistance is being offered with this position except for the local labor employment requirements.


The Project Manager -Resilient Ecosystem oversees and provides technical and program leadership to the project and advance and scale up past experiences of the Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative. They serve as the principal contact for the project to funder, subrecipients, other stakeholder organizations, and local public, community, and private sector institutions. Under leadership of the Northern Tanzania Program Director, they represent the project to external audiences and guide communications activities. They oversee development of mechanisms for effective project coordination, planning, implementation, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), as well as sharing and dissemination of data and learnings. They lead execution of the project’s conservation activities, supervise and collaborate with team members, and provide robust technical support to project activities and partners across all outputs and cross-cutting themes in the field. The Project Manager -Resilient Ecosystem develops key partnerships with public and private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. They develop innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the natural system needs, and engage local community support for local conservation efforts. They ensure quality control of all major deliverables to the funder within budget specifications, and help resolve challenges that affect project performance and develop solutions to reduce likelihood of future occurrence.


  • BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in sustainable financing practice for conservation or related field (e.g., carbon financing, conservation, business administration, conservation biology, natural resources management, economic development) or equivalent combination of education and experience. This includes experience in progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects on biodiversity conservation, conservation-oriented market and investment development and small and medium-sized agribusiness and/or carbon finance programs.
  • Leadership skills managing similar sized public-funded projects, including subrecipient management and programmatic and financial reporting for public awards.
  • Ability to build, maintain relationships with governments, stakeholders, and the private sector
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing consortia of partners across institutions (e.g., communities, NGOs, private and government) and varying sectors
  • Demonstrated experience rapidly assembling and managing teams that have the appropriate skills and experience to effectively implement activities
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.

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