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Community Based Natural Resource Management Field Officer

Are you a dynamic, innovative and impact driven individual who would like to contribute to conservation? Then you are the candidate that WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature) is looking for. WWF is an International Non-Governmental Organization that deals with conservation of nature. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

The Role:

Under the supervision and direction of the Project Coordinator. He/ She will have delegated duties for co-ordination of field activities and organisation of meetings and workshops and will provide the Project Manager with routine reports on field activities mandated by the project.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Undertake delegated responsibility in implementing project activities related to facilitation of CBNRM specifically community forest management, wildlife management, climate change adaptation, natural resource-based enterprise development and conservation education;
  • Facilitate appropriate linkages with specialized government departments for field activities related to CBNRM, Sustainable forest management, Forest based enterprises and Climate Change Adaptation;
  • Engage the Community Resource Boards and Village Action Groups and plan and facilitate CBNRM community meetings, training workshops and visits for sensitization purposes on human-wildlife conflicts, forest use, fire management and other natural resources linked behaviour;
  • Contribute to the development and strengthening of Alternative Livelihoods and Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation under different projects in the Silowana Complex;

Required Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in the field of Nature Conservation, Water Resources Management, Fisheries, Biology, Forestry, Sustainable Agriculture, or Environmental management.
  • At least 2 years of practical experience of community work, working with CBO, community development, project cycle management, and Community-Based Natural Resource Management;
  • Experience in participatory and multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Familiarity with key Zambian natural resource management policy, legislation and government departments is an added advantage;
  • Valid driver’s licence with three year’s driving experience

How to Apply

Applications must include a cover letter and CV with full contact details of three referees sent as one file with subject line “Community Based Natural Resource Management Field Officer”, to

The Human Resources & Administration Manager

Application deadline
25 Aug 17:00
Email applications to
wwfcareers@wwfzam.org
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