Community Conservation Officer SEMA

An exciting opportunity exists within the Frankfurt Zoological Society’s Serengeti Ecosystem Management (SEMA) project for a candidate to fill the role of Community Conservation Officer. The role would suit a Tanzanian graduate with five years or more experience in this field.

1. Name of the position

Community Conservation Officer, FZS Serengeti Ecosystem Management office
Closing date for applications: 26th November 2019.

2. Position in the organisation


3. Purpose of the job

FZS Serengeti Ecosystem Management purpose: Serengeti ecosystem natural resources are sustainably conserved, pressures for illegal use of natural resources are reduced whilst adjacent communities are empowered to improve their livelihoods and benefit from government policies to reduce threats to the Serengeti ecosystem.

The Community Conservation Officer will be responsible for undertaking and implementing field activities in accordance with the SEMA project logframe in support of better Serengeti ecosystem management. This position will provide facilitation and technical advice in support of rangeland management, forest conservation and Community Conservation Banks (COCOBAs). This position is responsible for maintaining strong relationships between the project and local communities and partners throughout the Serengeti ecosystem. A successful candidate will have experience in each of these areas with an emphasis on Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) and micro-credit groups.

4. Main outputs and responsibilities

Specific Duties:

Note: These outputs are general. Individual specific workplans will be prepared and updated annually.

General Duties:


5. Job requirements: Qualifications and experience

a. Required:

b. Desired:

c. Behaviour Competencies


6. Terms

A competitive salary will be offered to a successful candidate depending on qualifications and experience. The position will be based in Loliondo, Ngorongoro District with extensive further travel in Tanzania, especially around the Serengeti Ecosystem.

Additional benefits include:


How to apply:

Candidates should apply by sending their CV and a covering letter to:

The covering letter should set out your motivation for applying for the post and your key technical experience relevant to the role. The covering letter will be used to judge the quality of your application and should answer the following questions in no more than one typed page:

1. What would you most like to achieve in this position?

2. What key intervention(s) do you believe can best help ensure sustainable forest conservation in

Tanzania ?

Your application and covering letter should be sent to the above e-mail address by Wednesday 26th November 2019. Please indicate when you would be available to start.


Applicants should note that interviews for this position will be held on 2nd December 2019 in Arusha. Selected candidates will be required to avail themselves for this date to proceed with the selection process. Only short-listed applicants will be notified. Please make sure that you meet the qualifications required above before applying.

You can download a pdf job description here.