Project Manager (Prosecutors) at WWF

Project Manager (Prosecutors) 


WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Tanzania – an international conservation organization in alliance with TRAFFIC – the international wildlife trade monitoring network – is seeking a Project Manager to oversee the set-up and running of a regional forum and Secretariat for wildlife prosecutors in East Africa.

BACKGROUND: TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. One of TRAFFIC’S key activities under the recently awarded USAID-funded CONNECT project with IUCN and WWF, is the establishment of a permanent Forum and Secretariat for wildlife crime prosecutors in East Africa. The purpose of this entity will be to strengthen efforts of prosecutors to address wildlife crime and improve regional and international collaboration and information sharing on transnational wildlife crime activities and networks.


The Project Manager will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with Legal Officer of TRAFFIC East Africa and the Chair of the East Africa Association of Prosecutors, and liaising with the offices of national prosecutions in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, organise and facilitate yearly workshops, targeting members of the prosecution and judiciary services from each country.
  • Collecting and analysing data secured from the Prosecutors’ offices on court decisions related to wildlife crimes across East Africa, and upload to WILDLEX, an IUCN hosted database.
  • Contracting and managing a website designer to create a Wildlife Prosecution Forum webpage (to be located on the EAAP website). Provide content and update on a regular basis.
  • Provide support to the Chair of the EAAP and to TRAFFIC’S East Africa Judicial and Prosecution Programme as required.
  • Preparing contracts with third party suppliers and consultants; supervise their work to ensure deliverables are met according to agreed quality standards and arrange for timely payment of supplier invoices.
  • Managing and accounting for financial expenditures in the implementation of project activities
  • Creating and maintain a comprehensive electronic filing system for the project
  • Preparing quarterly progress project reports (narrative) and work with TRAFFIC East Africa’s finance staff to ensure the timely preparation of financial information/spends for quarterly and end of project donor reporting.
  • Overseeing monitoring and evaluation activities related to the project.
  • Responding to donor requests for ad-hoc information and attend meetings as required to support the project with partners, Government agencies or to attend regional workshops, and;
  • Other relevant support as required by the Director of East Africa office.


  • Must be eligible to live and work in Tanzania, and to travel within East Africa region (e.g. Uganda, Kenya);
  • As a minimum, hold a Bachelors Degree in Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice;
  • Have a minimum of three years professional experience in legal practise;
  • A minimum of five years relevant experience of working in a project management capacity; covering administration, budgeting, financial reporting and contracting (experience implementing USAID projects a definite advantage);
  • Experience in event management;
  • Must be fluent in written and oral English;
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office) with strong spread sheet skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong organisational ability;
  • A good team player, used to meeting tight deadlines and working under pressure; and also willing to work on own initiative;
  • Have an interest in wildlife conservation; and
  • Be willing to travel in the region which may require occasional periods of up to one week away from home

Applications must include a cover letter, along with a complete CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the Human Resources A/Manager, via email to: by midnight Tanzania time, 12 January 2020. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 
The interviews will take place over Skype and/or in person in Dar es Salaam or Arusha, Tanzania.

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We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The interviews will take place over Skype or in person in Dar es Salaam.