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Job: Hydrologist - African Wildlife Foundation

Organization: African Wildlife Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Jun 2016
Position Summary:
This position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all water related conservation activities under the “Safeguarding Ecosystem Services and Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in Tanzania’s Mkoji Water Sub-Catchment Project”. Reporting to the Program Manager, Southern Tanzania, the incumbent will be responsible for activity design, data collection, collation, storage, analyses and dissemination of all water related information, training and working with water user committees to improve water management within a rapidly changing landscape. The Hydrologist will work with the other relevant departments to ensure appropriate indicators are identified across the catchment and monitoring of water quality, quantity and flows is conducted regularly. This position will be based in Mbeya, Tanzania with frequent field travel.
KEY responsibilities
· Manage the process of improving watershed planning in the Mkoji sub-catchment
· Assist with the development of water user agreements and with the formation or strengthening of water user associations
· Develop and coordinate implementation of water monitoring protocols and produce associated monitoring reports
· Train community groups/water use committees on monitoring protocols
· Work with the agricultural specialists and water allocation committees to ensure optimal use of available water
· Represent AWF in strategic forums
QUALIFICATIONS
· Postgraduate (MSc.) in relevant field
· At least 3 years post degree experience in the hydrology sector
· Direct experience of water conservation or field hydrological work in Africa, preferably Tanzania
· Experience engaging partners and other stakeholder consultation in project development
· Experience working under organizational and site-level strategies as member of teams
· Demonstrable commitment to AWF mission and understanding of issues faced by AWF in delivering its mission
· Verified record participating in design, managing resources and running a project
· Acceptable level of knowledge of local laws and regulations governing research and other hydrological work in Tanzania
· Strong written and verbal English and Kiswahili
· Ability to work in a multicultural environment
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

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