Advisor for Human-Wildlife Coexistence Education & Communication

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Tanzania protects some of the largest and most important ecosystems in the world. They are highly relevant for the conservation of global biodiversity and large wildlife populations. In recent years, human-wildlife conflicts have become a serious problem. In the face of a rapidly growing population, demand for land and natural resources for livestock, agriculture, and infrastructure has increased. This has led to a higher exposure of people and their livelihoods to wildlife damage. Especially in the fringes of protected areas and wildlife corridors, there has been a sharp increase in property damage and personal injury from wildlife, e.g. in the Ruvuma Landscape. The joint Tanzanian-German cooperation project “Mitigation of Human Wildlife Conflict in Tanzania“ aims to improve the management of Human Wildlife Conflict by key actors in Tanzania.

The advisor will be responsible for the formal and non-formal education and communication activities under the project Mitigation of Human-Wildlife Conflict in Tanzania. The advisor will be responsible for

  • managing an area of responsibility that forms part of the project objectives, team agreements and/or agreements with the superior
  • assisting project initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of target groups
  • innovation and knowledge management
  • serving as a focal point of the project to the GIZ Country Office Communication


1. Advising the partner institution(s)

The advisor

  • assists and monitors the development and implementation of project plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts
  • deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the project’s area of activity
  • develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements, and initiatives
  • assist on organization of capacity building measures for partner organization, as well as local implementing organizations and the media
  • plan, organize and implement the project activities related to communication and education, according to the objectives of the program, in alignment with local implementation partner and German government requirements
  •  develop and implement a communication strategy and messages for mitigating human-wildlife conflict, promoting coexistence and leave no one behind principles, based on a solid information base, communications, and education plan
  • support in public relations, communication, and knowledge management in the project (press releases, development of content for project website, social media, radio/ podcasts, newsletter, flyers, publications etc.)
  • assist the project team, country office and consultants with anything related to written content in form of story boards, human interest stories, photo stories, feature articles and interviews
  • assists on review, develop, and integrate educational and awareness material, curricula, training of trainers (ToT), methodologies and tools, inclusive of a gap analysis methodology, relevant to human-wildlife conflict mitigation and coexistence and leave no one behind for different target groups on the formal and non-formal education sector (e.g., College and school curricula, adult learning, awareness campaigns) 
  • assists on the preparation, follow-up, and implementation of formal and non-formal environmental education, awareness, and communication activities on target areas, inclusive of the use of edutainment methods, as part of the project's formal and non-formal education and communication strategy
  • design, conduct, and coordinate information and awareness materials, trainings and information sessions, related to human-wildlife conflict mitigation and coexistence for mass media sector (e.g. Environmental journalist association) and decision makers at regional and district level.

2. Networking and cooperation

The advisor

  • supports cooperation, regular contact, and dialogue with partners, media and other stakeholders, assists with PR work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
  • communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project

3. Knowledge management

The advisor

  • ensures knowledge transfer to project information 
  • develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • draws up reports and presentation documents
  • prepares appropriate input for various project reports including annual reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the programme manager and GIZ Head Office
  • assists with research activities and studies on political issues which benefit joint programmes.

4. Coordination tasks

The advisor

  • assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication, and documentation
  • acts as the focal point of the project to the GIZ Tanzania communication officer and participates actively in coordination meetings and joint PR activities.

Education and Qualifications

  • Master/MSc in wildlife management, environmental education, communication, or similar area that is related to the project objectives, with a focus on a relevant field


  • At least 5 years professional experience in the field of environmental communication and education, Human wildlife conflict mitigation, or similar area
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in curricula development, inclusive of training of trainers (ToT), design didactic material and tools for comparable area
  • At least 3 years professional experience in policy advice at national and regional level in the above-mentioned subject areas
  • Professional experience on the use of Edutainment methods and behaviour change strategies
  • Working experience in project management, knowledge management, capacity development and monitoring of international and/or development cooperation projects


  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Experience with media relations, radio, podcasts and/ or social media
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of Swahili and English language
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Intercultural competence and sensitivity, loyalty, very good self-organization, quick perception, and ability to work in a tea

Reporting To

Programme Director




Non-profits (NGO): 5 Years