Livelihood and Value Chain Specialist at WWF 2022


Livelihood and Value Chain Specialist at WWF 2022


WWF is seeking to hire for a livelihood and Value Chain Specialist to be based in Arusha, Tanzania

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development of a comprehensive nature-based community livelihoods strategy for the SOKNOT landscape, including detailed plans to ensure financial sustainability.
  • Elevate and fast-track the development, piloting and implementation of new/improved livelihood solutions aimed at diversifying income streams towards greater livelihood security for communities
  • Lead on the identification of market-based bankable nature-compatible projects and link to potential investors and appropriate partners e.g. social development NGOs, academics, etc
  • Work with external consultants and other peer conservation/social development organizations to incorporate advice on specialist areas (including the development of contracts, support communities to negotiate better business deals with tourism and other nature-based investors, reports etc.).
  • Lead on market analyses, including the development of links to market for key products and associated marketing strategies
  • Identify key value chain opportunities to assist community members (particularly women and youth) to start and scale up their business.
  • Lead on the monitoring and evaluation of data and reporting for project, to track performance/impact and adapt as required
  • Conduct education and awareness activities which will build capacity and assist communities to explore conservation compatible livelihood options in their area.
  • Liaise closely with other Programmes of WWF-Tanzania and the WWF Network in identifying resilient nature-based livelihoods models and ideas that can be customized to priority landscapes globally.
  • Share and document learnings to support the wider development of resilient community livelihoods in the region and globally.
  • Report to key stakeholders including donors – including the preparation of progress reports.
  • Ensure implementation of activities is in line with respective donor grants, expectations and planned outcomes.
  • Understanding of socio-economic and cultural aspects of wildlife conservation, including drivers of human-wildlife conflict, poaching and habitat degradation.
  • Experience of qualitative and quantitative social science research methods, including surveys, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, research on sensitive topics and their analysis, research ethics.

Required Qualifications and skills

A minimum of 8 years’ active engagement and experience of working with local rural communities on diversifying livelihoods and developing sustainable nature-based solutions. Experience in developing and implementing livelihood, value chains and enterprise strategies, preferably in a natural-resource context, especially within the ecotourism and livestock sectors. Skilled in financial and planning, managing large budgets and project management. Understanding of the factors constraining community-based wildlife utilization in Tanzania and Kenya. Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and diverse setting. Understanding of and support to gender issues is a must. Experience of dealing with power differentials and inequalities within and across communities is desirable. Experience of engaging with ‘hard to reach’ members of society is desirable. Experience of working with communities to support natural resource management and improved livelihoods.


Additional information, including Terms of Reference, can be obtained through web address: Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the People & Culture Manager, via email to: [email protected] by Tuesday 17th May 2022 at A:30 pm. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce

Note: WWF has a principle of zero-tolerance to fraud and corruption, if you encounter such incident, report by sending an email to [email protected]

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