Internship Opening with Tanzania People & Wildlife Women in Conservation: Operations and Logistical
Tanzania People & Wildlife (TPW) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and important natural habitats through a community-driven approach. TPW helps rural communities develop their skills and abilities to protect natural resources in a manner that maximizes their benefits from these landscapes while also preserving ecological integrity. Emphasizing the critical importance of community-led initiatives, the organization provides information, training and service level support to its rural constituencies to strengthen local institutions and community driven actions for natural resource management and wildlife conservation. TPW operates from the Noloholo Environmental Center on the Maasai Steppe in northern Tanzania. Sharing a boundary with Tarangire National Park, this center acts as TPW’s regional headquarters as well as an educational center where rural community members improve their understanding of the environment and develop hands-on skills in natural resource management. From this center, TPW operates programs in four major programmatic areas: 1) wildlife conservation and human-wildlife conflict prevention, (2) youth environmental education and adult capacity building & training, (3) natural resource conservation and rangeland management, and (4) environmentally-sustainable conservation enterprise and development. TPW values the roles of women in communities and in conservation. Empowering women is a critical component of successful conservation and community development programming, and TPW is committed to amplifying the voices of women in Tanzania. Through our new Women in Conservation Internship Program, TPW will build the capacity of Tanzanian women with a passion for the environment and a desire to make change in their communities. A skills development and mentorship program, this internship will enhance the employ-ability of qualified women in the field and foster a spirit of women’s empowerment in conservation.
- Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
- Experience Level: Volunteer, internship
- Experience Length: No Experience/Less than 1 year
TPW is looking for a passionate, energetic and hard-working individual to fill the position of Operations and Logistical Management Intern as part of our Women in Conservation Internship Program. The successful applicant will assist with the management of the Noloholo Environmental Center through logistical support, human resource allocation, visitor facilitation, and environmental center resource monitoring. The internship will require experience with logistics, record keeping, and hospitality. The successful candidate must have impressive communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with diverse stakeholders. This internship will be based at the Noloholo Environmental Center with limited facilities; the intern should enjoy a balance of field and office work.
An intern should have:
- The ability to work independently;
- Ability to supervise and work closely with others;
- Good organizational and record keeping skills;
- Assist with management of the Noloholo Environmental Center logistics including but not limited to vehicle scheduling, fuel and water use, resupplies, and operational staff support;
- Assist with store keeping and service planning;
- Assisting with daily camp attendance summary and other required reports;
- Monitor daily rainfall and evapotranspiration as part of TPW’s weather monitoring program;
- Facilitate donor visits including onsite community programs and visits to the Noloholo Environmental Center;
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
The successful candidate should have interest in and experience with logistics, hospitality, or camp management. The candidate should also demonstrate interest in conservation careers and environmental issues. We are looking for an individual with the ability to learn quickly, work in a team, and collaborate with diverse communities. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in conservation and community engagement.
- Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in one of the above fields
- Proven experience in logistics, hospitality, or camp management
- Proven experience working with rural communities
- Strong interpersonal skills, including training and capacity building, and respect for other cultures
- Experience with community-based conservation
- Willingness to live and work in the field (must be willing to camp)
- Excellent spoken and written English skills
Tanzania People & Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send the following to email@example.com with Women in Conservation Media Internship in the subject line by February 15th, 2020:
2. Contact information
3. Three references
4. Cover letter outlining interest in applying along with relevant experience, qualifications, and skills
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.