Job Overview


About the Agency

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is looking for people who want to work to improve foreign market access for U.S. products. FAS operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.

This is an Excepted Service, term, time-limited appointment for up to 5 years, with the possibility of renewals.

This position is located at the U.S. Embassy, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania within the Embassy Political and Economic Section.

The Wildlife Anti-Trafficking Coordinator will be responsible for providing day-to-day leadership and coordination among U.S. Government (USG) agencies and the Government of Tanzania to support stronger engagement in addressing wildlife poaching and trafficking in Tanzania.  The Coordinator will have a wide range of representational and communication responsibilities, working within the U.S. Embassy Political and Economic Affairs Section to coordinate USG efforts across the interagency and engaging with high-level technical and political stakeholders with in the Government of Tanzania, donor partners, civil society, and the private sector.

 The selectee will be paid a 20% Cost of Living Allowance and a 25% Post (Hardship) Differential in addition to their yearly salary, in accordance with Department of State regulations:


Following are the major, though not all inclusive, duties of this position:

  • Policy Analysis and Advice - Coordinate relationship building between the U.S. Embassy and the U.S.  Agency for International Development (USAID) leadership, technical counterparts within the Government of Tanzania,  donor partner group members, Tanzanian civil society, and the private sector.  This may include researching and drafting discussion papers for internal use on issues related to wildlife trafficking; preparing draft remarks and talking points for external meetings and events on wildlife related issues; providing recommendations to members of the Post Wildlife Task force to improve the   U. S. Government's impact on wildlife trafficking in Tanzania; tracking domestic and international best practice in wildlife protection and counter-trafficking and sharing information with members of the Post Wildlife Task Force.
  • Technical Representation - Work with diverse stakeholders and agencies in Tanzania, interacting with a variety of non-governmental and governmental organizations inside and outside of Africa working to introduce and support the application of novel solutions and strategies to improve wildlife protection in Tanzania.  This may include supporting USG agencies efforts to mobilize technical assistance and other resources in support of coordinated action in Tanzania to address wildlife poaching and trafficking; identifying and sharing technical information on the range of appropriate responses to trafficking and poaching; maintaining contacts and relationships with the Government of Tanzania, developing private sector partners to ensure technical coordination, collaboration, and synergies when possible; preparing for and participating in meetings on wildlife related issues; participating on field trips related to wildlife poaching and trafficking within Tanzania; maintaining relationships to coordinate and share information on wildlife poaching and trafficking issues; and developing wildlife management portfolio and position papers.
  • Administrative Leadership and Support - Support USG procedures in the implementation of USG efforts and actions to address wildlife poaching and trafficking in Tanzania.  This may include serving as Secretariat and/or supporting the Secretariat for the Post Wildlife Task Force on wildlife poaching and trafficking; providing technical input to Post Wildlife Task Force members on its agreements, contracts, and Interagency Agreements to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking; drafting memos, cables, and other correspondence on wildlife poaching and trafficking issues; facilitating the establishment of contacts and meetings as needed between members of the Post Wildlife Task Force and external partners.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 20% travel within Tanzania and East Africa

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • FAS offers a comprehensive relocation package when moving employees to overseas locations