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  • EJN announces Media Workshop on Wildlife and Conservation Reporting in East Africa

    Deadline: 11 October 2019

    The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is hosting a week-long workshop designed to give reporters access to experts in conservation, wildlife crime and investigative reporting and equip them will skills and knowledge to better report on wildlife and conservation issues.

    The workshop will be held on the north coast of Kenya around Nyali from November 18-22 (please note these dates may change slightly).

    This workshop is part of EJN’s East Africa Wildlife Journalism project supported through a joint grant from the US Department of Interior and the US Agency for International Development. EJN will bear the travel, accommodation and meal costs of selected participants.

    The Program
    Selected participants will also attend a field trip that will enable them to build stories around the issues discussed during the workshop sessions by witnessing their effects firsthand. Proposed site visits could include a trip to the Port of Mombasa and the Kaya Forest in Kilifi. Both locations are relevant to the workshop themes and, as they often seek to emphasize, have solutions angles: The former uses technology to combat the illegal wildlife trade, and the latter serves as an example of how to use indigenous knowledge and community support to conserve flora and fauna.

    Through this experience, participants will have a chance to learn about concerted measures put in place to thwart the illegal wildlife trade, how communities are conserving their environments and the threats fishing communities face due to illegal fishing practices and the impacts of climate change.

    Who qualifies?

    Media practitioners interested in wildlife, environment and conservation journalism with a demonstrated track record of well-researched and solutions-based stories. Journalists from print, television, online and radio are welcome to apply.
    The workshop is open to journalists from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Those based in coastal Kenya, from the Tsavo to Lamu, are especially encouraged to apply.
    Selected participants must:
    Commit to attend all days of the workshop.
    Have experience reporting on wildlife and conservation issues.
    Provide a letter from applicant editor or media outlet supporting their application. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply but must have a letter of support from a media organization that will publish or broadcast their stories.
    Be willing to post copies of any stories produced for applicant home media organizations as a result of participating in the workshop on the EJN website.
    How to apply

    Applicants can apply online via given website.

    Applicants must submit three samples of stories or links to reports related to wildlife or conservation issues.

    For more information, please visit https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/call-for-applications-media-workshop-on-wildlife-and-conservation-reporting-in-east

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  • NAFASI 23 ZA KAZI-Tanzania Forest Services (TFS)

    BACKGROUND
    Tanzania Forest Service (TFS) is a semi-autonomous government Executive Agency whose establishment is supported by the Executive Agency Act (Cap. 245 Revised Edition 2009), the National Forest and Beekeeping Policies adopted in March 1998 and administered through The Forest Act (No. 14 of 2002) and Beekeeping Act (No. 15 of 2002) which provides legal framework for the management of forests and bee resources. TFS will develop and manage forest and bee resources sustainably in collaboration with stakeholders in order to deliver sufficient and quality goods and services to meet local and international socio-economic and environmental needs.

    The specific role and responsibilities of TFS will be;
    (i) Establishing and managing national natural forest and bee reserves;
    (ii) Establishing and managing national forest plantations and apiaries;
    (iii) Managing forest and bee resources in general land;
    (iv) Enforcing Forest and Beekeeping legislation in areas of TFS jurisdiction;
    (v) Providing forest and beekeeping extension services in areas of TFS jurisdiction;
    (vi) Monitoring and evaluation of TFS activities;
    (vii) Developing TFS Human resources;
    (viii) Collecting Forestry and Beekeeping revenue;
    (ix) Safeguarding TFS Assets and
    (x) Marketing of forest and bee products and services

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  • 2 Jobs at STAMIGOLD, Process Plant Operators

    Process Plant Operators  

    STAMIGOLD Company Limited – Biharamulo Mine is a subsidiary company of the State Mining Corporation (STAMICO) operating a gold mine. The Mine is located in the Biharamulo Forest Reserve, South West of Mwanza in Kagera Region. In order to run the mine effectively and efficiently, the Company invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the existing vacancies as detailed below: –

    Work Station:
    Biharamulo Mine Site

    Contract Duration:  One year, subject to renewal

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Operates Gold Processing Circuit such as, crushing, grinding, carbon leach (CIL), elution, thickener and tailings circuit;
    Reports all operating problems and hazards to the Supervisor;
    Monitors and troubleshoot operating equipment;
    Identifies process deviations and perform root cause/corrective action;
    Performs preventive and routine maintenance;
    Performs calibration check of scale accuracy at the beginning of each work shift or as required;
    Mixes and adds treatment chemicals; install and replace chemical cylinder tanks; ensure adequate chemical application according to regulations and guidelines;
    Maintains plant in a reliable, tidy and safe manner, including minor maintenance such as fluid levels, cleaning lubrication and greasing, and advising repair and other major maintenance as it shall deem necessary;
    Repairs to fixed plant during breakdowns and shutdowns;
    Assists the crushing fixed plant team as required;
    Performs any other duties as might be assigned by the immediate superior.

    Core Competence
    Effective communication;
    Team work spirit;
    Able to work under pressure with minimum supervision; ď‚· Able to complete tasks in a timely manner at desirable standards;
    Able to promote safe work practice at work place.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Holder of Form Four Secondary Education Level with technical certificate from a recognized institution in Mineral Processing or related field;
    At least one year experience in the same field preferably to the mining sector.

    MODE OF APPLICATION

    All interested candidates are invited to send their applications with detailed current curriculum vitae(CV), and academic qualifications on hr.biharamulo@stamigold.co.tz addressed to:


    The General Manager

    P.O. Box 78508

    Dar es salaam      

    GENERAL CONDITIONS 

    All Applications should reach the aforementioned within 14 days since the appearance of this advert. Applicants should also write the position title in subject heading.  Deadline 03, August 2019.

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