Terms of Reference for WMA Manager


1.        Introduction

Randilen wildlife management area is seeking to employ a manager to oversee and implement overall administrative and operational tasks in the area.  This position is made available for qualified and experienced applicants to achieve set up short and long-term goals of land and habitat protection, wildlife conservation, tourism investment projects for sustainable development strategies for Naitolia, Nafco, Lolkisale, Mswakini Juu, Mswakini Chini, Oldonyo, Lengoolwa and Lemooti villages forming Randilen WMA in northern Tanzania.  

2.      Background of the area.

Randilen Wildlife Management Area (RWMA) encompasses 31,200.68 hectares of land. It lies in Monduli District in Arusha Region. It serves as an important dispersal area for many wild animals, including the African elephant from Tarangire National Park and Manyara Ranch. It is an important potential conduit for migratory mammals in the TarangireManyara eco-system.
The main purpose of RWMA is to conserve the wilderness as part of Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem for biodiversity, tourism and the sustainable social economy development of RWMA community members and adjacent areas.
Randilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a community based organization formed by member villages such as Naitolia, Nafco, Lolkisale, Mswakini Juu, Mswakini Chini, Oldonyo, Lengoolwa and Lemooti villages forming Randilen WMA in northern Tanzania.   

3.      Overall responsibility:

Responsible for managing the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and developing it to a financial sustainable business that: 
      integrates conservation, tourism, livestock and enterprise development; 
      benefits communities, villages and households; 
      Protects the land and contributes to improvement of village and household livelihoods. 

Key tasks:

i.        WMA Strategic planning - Develop and implements WMA annual plan that integrates conservation, tourism, livestock, and increased economic and social benefits to households and villages in the WMA 
ii.      Community awareness and engagement - Develop and manage programs to ensure the improved community awareness’ and engagement of the WMA and the benefits and the activities within the WMA including the community needs and services to be provided to the communities by the WMA.
iii.    Overall Program management - Coordinate all WMA activities: anti-poaching, crop protection, human-wildlife conflict management, wildlife conservation, livestock and grazing programmes, and village development programmes. Plan and implement efficient operating procedures for the WMA.  
iv.    Financial Management - Oversee and develop WMA budgets, monthly expense and revenue statements; ensure clear and accurate bookkeeping and financial operating procedures in compliance with government and donor financial procedures, compliance with TRA regulations.
v.      Transparency and good governance - Ensure meetings are planned, held and reported using the principles of good governance; that the meeting reports are prepared and made available to AA, WMA Board, communities and stakeholders.  Ensures that all financial records are stored and are easily accessible and financial records are made available to the public.
vi.    Project Management - Preparing project proposals and project reports to donors, individuals and organizations for funding. Manage and coordinate all stakeholders and activities within a project ensuring the efficient use of resources and the implementation of the project according to conditions agreed by stakeholders and project donors.
vii.  Personnel and asset management - Managing, training and mentoring MWA staff and appraising their performance to ensure motivation and high productivity, maintain asset register and condition of all WMA assets.
viii.Monitoring and evaluation - Develop the scope of the M&E of the WMA, the various areas of focus, the aims of the M&E, the performance indicators and the evaluation; manage the feedback and reporting of the data to the necessary stakeholders.
ix.    Capacity building and development - development, management of programs and activities to increase the capacity of the various WMA staff, sub- committees and community WMA members.
x.      Tourism development and management - Develop and improve tourism services and products within the WMA, increase WMA visibility; manage relations and contracts with tourism investors. Encourage investors to operate their businesses in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.

4.      Job requirements:

       At least Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife management or community development or business administration.
       A minimum of five years relevant work experience.
       Demonstrated financial management and computer skills.
       Excellent people management skills and experience.
       Good report writing skills.
       Demonstrated investor handling skills and experience.
       Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
       Ability and experience in working in hardship areas.
       Being a local resident from member villages will be added advantage

5.      Benefits

      Offer of Tsh 1,500,000/- gross per month (inclusive of social security & payee contributions) base on applicant competencies and experience.
      Permanent position, 3 months’ probation with one-year renewable contract. 
      20,000 TSH will be supported as accommodation fee per month by WMA.
      Transport of motorcycle and running cost will be provided by WMA. 

  • Necessary work facilities will be provided.

6.      Application instructions:

Reports to: Randilen`s Community Wildlife Management Area chairman
To Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications enclosing Curriculum Vitae(CV), copies of relevant education and professional certificates together with names of three referees and their contacts; outlining their interest in applying for the post   to        Randilen`s             Community    Wildlife           Management             Area    chairman        through melembuki07@yahoo.com Or to;-
Randilen`s Community Wildlife Management Area,
P O Box 6,  Monduli - Arusha 
with Randilen Wildlife Management Area Manager in the subject line.
     For those who has no access to internet/email should submit their applications by hand at Randilen`s Community Wildlife Management Area office located in Makuyuni centre written in either English or Swahili language.
     All applications should be submitted before 21st of January 2016.
     Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews one week after the advert deadline date.