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WCS is looking to hire a Knowledge Management Lead for the USAID/Tanzania Heshimu Bahari Project led by Chemonics International Inc. The five-year project will acquire technical, material, and grant management services that support and strengthen capacity for marine biodiversity conservation to i) build the capacity of the public sector and civil society; ii) increase private sector engagement in marine conservation and coastal natural resources management; iii) improve the enabling environment for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and fisheries management at all levels; and iv) enhance data availability and use in decision making. The Knowledge Management Lead will support the Chief of Party ensuring that data is collected, analyzed, and shared according to the project objectives, and will be responsible for the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation working closely with WCS, TNC, and Chemonics teams. 


  • Oversee design and implementation of the projects collaboration, learning, and adaption efforts, including Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and project communications
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Party and other project technical staff to review available evidence, provide recommendations, and adapt project implementation activities as needed
  • Track information related to strategic risks and assumptions identified in the project goals, objectives, and workplan
  • Oversee the design and delivery of effective MEL tools including but not limited to data collection mechanisms (i.e., surveys), databases, and project reporting techniques
  • Oversee all MEL tasks, ensuring that the project’s data processing environment is responsive to USAID reporting and learning requirements
  • Supervise production of technical reports, set standards for and harmonize data included in all contractual (including ad hoc) reporting for USAID
  • Coordinate and implement institutional learning activities supporting the achievement of project goals and objectives, such as pause and reflect activities, after-action reviews, briefings, and learning events.

Required qualifications 

  • Minimum five years experience, including demonstrated experience applying collaborating, learning, and adapting techniques to projects of a similar size and scope
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods with particular focus on coral reef monitoring and small-scale fishery management or related
  • Understanding of MEL systems, performance measurement, indicator selection, and data quality assurance
  • Familiarity with USAID-funded projects, regulations, and reporting requirements preferred
  • Excellent management and communication skills; supervisory experience preferred 
  • Fluency in English is required, fluency in Kiswahili is highly preferred
  • Legally eligible to work in Tanzania 

Project location & reporting  

S/he will be joining WCS’s team in Zanzibar with frequent travel to Dar es Salaam and occasional travel to project sites. The position reports to WCS Tanzania Marine Program Director.

How to apply 

Qualified candidates should send 1) Cover letter, 2) CV and 3) name, phone and email for 3 referees. Applications should be sent via email to WCS Tanzania, Country Director at wcshrtanzania@wcs.org by September 30th, 2022.