Rangeland Management Technical Advisor

An exciting opportunity exists within the Frankfurt Zoological Society’s Serengeti Ecosystem Management (SEMA) project for a candidate to fill the role of Rangeland Management Technical Advisor. The role would suit a Tanzanian with a postgraduate qualification in rangeland management or a related natural resource management discipline and with five years or more experience in this field.


1. Name of the position

Rangeland Technical Advisor, FZS Serengeti Ecosystem Management office
Closing date for applications: 26th November 2019.

2. Position in the organisation

3. Purpose of the job

FZS mission: FZS conserves wildlife and ecosystems focusing on protected areas and outstanding wild places.

FZS Serengeti Ecosystem Management Project Vision: 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.

As part of our growing conservation efforts within the Serengeti ecosystem, FZS is looking for a Technical Advisor to facilitate a Holistic Rangeland Management approach in Loliondo in villages close to eastern border of the Serengeti National Park. The successful applicant will have proven knowledge and experience of stakeholder mobilization and sustainable rangeland management programmes.

The Rangeland Management Technical Advisor will work with partners and key stakeholders to promote a balance between the needs of local livelihoods, livestock production and wildlife and natural resource conservation. The successful applicant will demonstrate experience in working with pastoralist communities, in improving livestock productivity and access to livestock markets, and in developing grazing plans with active and adaptive monitoring and management systems to improve rangeland quality.


The Rangeland Technical Advisor will supervise FZS-SEMA conservation and rangeland management activities within target communities, supervise designated FZS staff, manage FZS and third-party funds and budgets, conduct project and activity planning and reporting, and will maintain good relations with project partners and collaborators.

4. Main outputs and Responsibilities

Specific Duties:

General Duties:

Note: These outputs are general. In the individual work plan they will be specified annually.


5. Qualifications and Experience



6. Behavioural Competences:


7. Terms

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate depending on qualifications and experience. The position will be based in Loliondo (Wasso) Town (Ngorongoro District) with frequent visits to the SEMA project office in Fort Ikoma and to the field.

Additional benefits include:

An initial contract will be offered for two years, subject to a three-month probation period, with possibility of extension according to funding and performance.


How to apply

 Candidates should apply by sending their CV and a covering letter to: jobs.tanzania@fzs.org

Your 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 rangeland management in Loliondo ?

Your application and covering letter should be sent to the above e-mail address by Wednesday 26th November 2019.


Applicants should note that interviews for this position will be held on 3rd 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.