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Africa Freshwater Fisheries Scientist Africa at The Nature Conservancy

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Jobs in Tanzania 2024: New Job Vacancies at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) 2024


The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Tanzania Jobs 2024

Africa Freshwater Fisheries Scientist Africa
Africa Freshwater Fisheries Scientist Africa at The Nature Conservancy May 2024
location for this position is flexible within countries where The
Nature Conservancy is a registered NGO and has an established office,
with a strong preference for countries in Africa. TNC is registered in
Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Gabon, Angola, and South Africa in Africa.
#PDN – Professional diversity Network

mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and
waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we
develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest
environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work
is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and
respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission
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of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so
that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that
their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our
mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the
communities in which we work. Recognizing
that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the
scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that
considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements
listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To
quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll
stay for the people.”

Africa Freshwater Fisheries Scientist will join TNC’s Global Freshwater
Fisheries strategy team and support implementation of fishery and fish
biodiversity conservation and management projects with a primary focus
in Africa. They will join a diverse team with expertise in governance,
management, gender, ecology and rights, matching the socio-ecological
complexity of freshwater fisheries. The Global Freshwater Fisheries
strategy is part of the newly created Aquatic Food Systems pillar of the
TNC’s Global Provide Food and Water unit.

The Africa Freshwater
Fisheries Scientist will work closely with on-the-ground colleagues,
fishing communities, partner organizations and governments following a
co-management approach to ensure freshwater fisheries are managed for
the benefit of people and nature.

The Africa Freshwater
Fisheries Scientist will have two main responsibilities. The first is to
contribute to developing resources, training materials, and
implementation frameworks for freshwater fisheries program delivery from
a global perspective. The second is to provide technical expertise and
support TNC community-based freshwater fishery projects throughout
Africa. Current TNC inland fisheries projects include Upper Okavango
Basin (Angola), Lake Tanganyika (Tanzania, Zambia, and lake-wide), Bas
Ogooué (Gabon) and Upper Kafue Ecosystem (Zambia).

with strong quantitative backgrounds in freshwater fisheries science,
freshwater fish ecology, or socio-ecological dimensions of freshwater
fisheries in the Africa region are encouraged to apply.

location for this position is flexible within countries where The Nature
Conservancy is a registered NGO and has an established office, with a
strong preference for countries in Africa. TNC is registered in Kenya,
Tanzania, Zambia, Gabon, Angola, and South Africa in Africa. This
position might be eligible for relocation and immigration assistance.

Africa Freshwater Fisheries Scientist is a unique opportunity to
advance the conservation and sustainable use of freshwater fish and
freshwater biodiversity in Africa and globally. You will join a global
conservation NGO to bridge the gap between theory and on-the-ground
implementation to address people and nature needs.

We are
looking for someone who is passionate about freshwater fisheries to
apply their technical expertise and experience to advance freshwater
fisheries and conservation in Africa. Join TNC and apply today!

Specific roles and responsibilities:

  • As a core member of the Global team, support the delivery of the Freshwater Fisheries Strategy and its objectives.
  • Support
    the development of the Global team’s Centre of Excellence, including
    leading the creation of a central repository of TNC and external
    resources related to freshwater fisheries.
  • Work closely with TNC
    country teams in the Africa region to understand project needs and
    provide technical expertise on freshwater fisheries governance and
  • Support TNC country teams’ engagement with
    communities, governments and other partners in fisheries community-based
    co-management processes.
  • Apply a diversity of tools, methods and other resources and advance project implementation through a socio-ecological approach.
  • Design
    and support end-to-end data pathways from survey design, training,
    analysis through to communicating results to inform management.
  • Support
    project teams’ adoption of a broad approach to freshwater fisheries as
    people and nature, including accounting for freshwater environments,
    ecology, community gender and other socio-economic components.
  • Deliver freshwater fisheries training to colleagues and partners.
  • Represent the context, interests and needs of freshwater fisheries in the African region internally and with external partners.
  • Advance knowledge exchange with other regions in the team’s portfolio of projects such as in Latin America.
  • Where
    needed, carry out work in variable weather conditions, at remote
    locations, in hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding
    circumstances. travel may be required for approximately 20% of the time
    to succeed in this position.

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  • Master’s degree in a science-related field and two years of experience
    or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience leading and working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience synthesizing, interpreting, and communicating scientific information.
  • Experience preparing reports of findings.
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Proficiency in English for written and verbal communication.


  • A PhD in freshwater fisheries, freshwater fish ecology,
    socio-ecological dimension of freshwater fisheries, or another related
    study area.
  • Experience with freshwater fishery governance and management in Africa.
  • Experience with fishery-related data collection, analysis, and communication.
  • Familiarity with human dimensions of fisheries.
  • Experience training fishery managers, communities, and partners.
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Proficiency in French and/or Portuguese is desirable.
  • Knowledge of software GIS and R applications appreciated.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Job Family: Science
Job Number: 400006
Salary Grade: 7

apply for job ID 55174, submit your materials online by using the Apply
Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on June 16th.
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Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the
recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the
leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs
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of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide
competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the
role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring
salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and
remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location
within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization
and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a
hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However,
candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided
their location specific range upon request.


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