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Call for expression of interest to participate in the development of a Regional State of the Coast Report and to contribute to the first World Oceans Assessment Report


The Contracting Parties for the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the marine and coastal environment of the western Indian Ocean are pleased to announce to you a call for expression of interest to develop a Regional State of the Coast Report with detailed themes as specified in the first World Oceans Assessment Report.

In decision CP7/15 of 2012, the Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention requested the Secretariat to facilitate and organise regional meetings of experts for the purpose of exchanging and consolidating information that will lead to a State of the Coast Report. The State of the coast report will contribute to the United Nations Regular Process on preparation of the first integrated World Oceans Assessment report. The exercise is also in accordance with Article 18 (2) of the Protocol Concerning Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African Region.

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat and WIOMSA are therefore calling for expression of interest from experts interested in being lead and/or chapter authors, theme leaders or species specialists from the Western Indian Ocean region and specialized organizations in the development of the regional state of the coast report to be completed by November 2014.

Interested experts are requested to
a) indicate areas of expertise,
b) the chapters they may wish to write either as lead authors, theme/species experts or contributors, and
c) to submit copies of their CV’s by Email to Nancy.soi@unep.org, with a copy to Dixon.waruinge@unep.org and Julius@wiomsa.org before 1 March 2013.

A detailed structure/outline of the proposed State of the Coast report is attached.

Call for expression of interest - Additional information
Final Outline First Global Integrated Marine Assessment


WIO Mangroves and Carbon Assessment Regional Workshop
29th - 31st October 2012 Maputo, Mozambique


The WIO Mangrove Network jointly with the United States Forest Service (USFS) with support from USAID and in partnership with University of Dares Salaam, University of Eduardo Mondlane and WWF are organizing the first ever WIO Mangroves and Carbon workshop in Maputo from 29th to 31st October 2012.

The workshop will bring together regional and international mangrove carbon scientists, managers and policy makers.

The meeting will bring together practitioners in mangrove carbon assessments
comprising of scientists, managers and policy makers to:

•Discuss commonalities and differences in findings from mangrove carbon projects in the WIO and other regions, as a basis for identifying methodological gaps and suggest novel approaches to address them.
• Demonstrate the merit of USFS/CIFOR mangrove carbon stock assessment protocols used in other regions and discuss the applicability in WIO as a common assessment platform.
• Brainstorm on mechanisms for collaboration, coordination, and harmonization of mangrove programs in the WIO region and beyond.

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WWF Vacancy details: Conservation Manager


Reports to: Country Director, WWF TANZANIA

Supervises: All WWF Tanzania conservation staff

Duty Station: WWF Country Office – Dar es salaam

Major Functions

  • Leads the development, management, and implementation of the WWF Tanzania Conservation Plan, ensuring its ongoing alignment with national priorities and with the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Conservation Plan, and ensuring strong delivery on the WWF Tanzania Conservation KPIs;
  • Provides advice and collaboration to the Country Director, the Leader of the Coastal East Africa Network Initiative (CEA NI), and other WWF offices / teams, as appropriate;
  • Promotes the vision and objectives of the WWF Tanzania Strategic and Conservation Plans to external and WWF stakeholders, and participates in strategic partnership-building / fundraising approaches to them, in coordination with the Country Director and CEA NI Leader(s) as appropriate; and
  • Supervises WWF Tanzania conservation staff, providing technical assistance as required, in accordance with WWF policies, procedures, and standards.

Applications must include a complete CV with full contact details of three referees. Applications addressed to the People & Development Manager, should be sent via email to: bminja@wwftz.org by Friday, 25 July 2012 at 4:30 pm.

For more details on the job, please click here


WWF Vacancy details: Country Director


Reports to: Regional Representative, Eastern and Southern Africa

Supervises: All WWF Tanzania Country Office staff

Duty Station: Tanzania Country Office – Dar es salaam

Major Functions

  • Ensures that the WWF Tanzania Country Office is managed effectively and efficiently in all key programme areas – Programme, Finance and Administration, People & Development, Partnership Development, and Communications – achieving WWF Tanzania’s vision and first-rate KPIs;
  • Provides advice and collaboration as appropriate to the Leader of the Coastal East Africa Network Initiative (CEA NI) and other relevant WWF offices / teams, as appropriate;
  • Promotes the vision and objectives of the WWF Tanzania Strategic Plan to external and WWF stakeholders, and participates in strategic partnership-building / fundraising approaches to them, in coordination with the CEA NI Leader(s) as appropriate; and
  • Establishes and implements effective internal organizational / management structures, policies, and processes; and
  • Ensures that WWF Tanzania’s legal and reporting requirements are met, and adhere to WWF policies, procedures, and standards.

Applications must include a complete CV with full contact details of three referees. Applications addressed to the People & Development Manager, should be sent via email to: bminja@wwftz.org by Friday, 25 July 2012 at 4:30 pm.

For more details on the job, please click here


Job Advertisement: Senior Programme Officer


Vacancy details: Project Manager


Vacancy code: VA/2012/B5303/732

Position title: Project Manager

Department/office: AFO, Kenya

Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract type: International ICA

Contract level: IICA-3

Duration: One-year, renewable based on performance

Application period: 04-Jul-2012 to 05-Aug-2012

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UNOPS KEOC Deputy Director (DOCD) for managerial and administrative aspects, and with accountability via the DOCD to the UNEP/GEF Task Manager for substantive matters and also secondary supervision by the UNOPS International Water Cluster Senior Portfolio Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, supervision and delivery of the GEF funded IWRM Project. S/he shall liaise directly with the National Project Teams (National Project Managers, National Governance Coordinators and National Assistants), National Steering Committees and the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) and other relevant bodies and stakeholders where relevant. S/he will also liaise with representatives of UNDP/GEF and UNEP/GEF, as well as co-financiers and other regional donors, in order to coordinate the annual work plan for the project.

The Project Manager will also liaise with other project managers and coordinators of related and relevant projects and programmes, and other GEF funded projects, including the Pacific IWRM project and the Caribbean Integrated Watershed and Coastal Area Management (IWCAM) project implemented through various partners. This will include close coordination with the Pacific Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) and the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) responsible for the implementation of these projects and programmes.

S/he shall be responsible for all technical, planning, managerial, monitoring, progress and financial reporting for the project. S/he will provide overall supervision for all staff in the Programme Coordination Unit (PCU). This will include recruitment and performance monitoring.

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Vacancy details: Results and Knowledge Management Specialist


Vacancy code: VA/2012/B5103/743

Position title: Results and Knowledge Management Specialist

Department/office: EMO, International Waters

Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract type: International ICA

Contract level: IICA-2

Duration: One-year renewable based on performance

Application period: 03-Jul-2012 to 05-Aug-2012

Functional Responsibilities

The Results and Knowledge Management Specialist (RKMS) position is designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall results management of Component 1. This includes key tasks associated with monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, learning, reporting and communications of the demonstration projects in the context of the overall project.  The RKMS will provide support to 6 demonstration projects in their efforts on managing results at both national and regional level. The RKMS will do so applying the logframe approach with well-defined indicators. The Specialist will also assist the National Demonstration Project Managers on their reporting and communication efforts. Day-to-day monitoring of the demonstration project activities will remain the responsibility of the National Demonstration Project Managers.

The RKMS will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager (PM).  For substantive issues s/he will have secondary supervision by UNDP RTA, in close consultation with the PM.  Although s/he will assume direct responsibility primarily for the technical delivery of the demonstration component (C1) of the Project, s/he will also be expected to provide technical inputs to other project components particularly components C2 and C4. 

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Job Advertisement: Senior Programme Officer


IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN works on biodiversity, climate change, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.
IUCN ESARO engages directly in biodiversity conservation in the region through its innovative thematic programme, Conservation Areas and Species Diversity (CASD). The CASD programme was established in late 2010 and draws on science and best practice to enhance the conservation and management of biodiversity and ecosystem functions. It engages in enhancing management effectiveness of conservation areas – ranging from Community Managed Areas to World Heritage sites and national parks. The programme works at multiple levels – influencing policy and other institutional frameworks as well as carrying out direct field actions. IUCN is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men for the following vacancy.

Position: Senior Programme Officer
Reporting to: IUCN ESARO Technical Coordinator, Conservation Areas & Species Diversity with functional reporting lines to the IUCN Pan African Protected Areas Programme Coordinator
Duty station: IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya
Start date: Immediate
Duration: Two years, possibility of renewal
Responsibilities and required competencies:-
These are available at:
Applicants are asked to submit their CV in English and a supporting letter of motivation along with the names and contact details of three referees, one of whom should be a recent employer by e-mail before 6th July, 2012 to: IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office Email: earohr@iucn.org
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.