Landscape Field Officer - Kabompo

Job Purpose

  • The Landscape Field Officer will play a supportive role to the Kabompo Landscape Manager in the planning, coordination, and implementation of the organisation’s multi-sectoral landscape-based interventions in the West Lunga ecosystem and the wider Kabompo catchment.
  • The Officer will would have the role of undertaking field activities including:
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Provide assistance with research projects on the ground
  • Assist in day to day running of the Jivundu field office.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Kabompo Landscape Manager to design innovative conservation solutions for collaborative management and protection of ecosystems for provision of ecosystem goods and services.
  • Actively participate in the planning and implementation of both socio-economic and biological research fieldwork in the Kabompo Landscape.
  • Coordinate meetings and workshops with communities or other stakeholders in the landscape.
  • Support the Kabompo Landscape Manager to prepare reports and technical documents when required.
  • Implement initiatives to strengthen the communities in project areas through sustainable resource uses of forests, fisheries and wildlife.
  • Liaise closely with communities, traditional leaders, district and provincial offices and relevant government departments to ensure synergy and support for site activities.
  • Perform any other project related activities/duties as required and directed by the Kabompo Landscape Manager.

Required Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of freshwater ecosystems, fisheries, wildlife and forest management with strengths in ecological and social research, fisheries/wildlife management operations and rural development;
  • The ability to work well with people from different cultures and backgrounds;
  • Understanding of the actors in the field of ecological and conservation research in Zambia would be beneficial;
  • Familiarity with key Zambian natural resource management policy, legislation and government departments is an added advantage.

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to work as part of a team while at the same time be able to work independently if needed;
  • Proficient writing, speaking and listening skills in English, proficiency in Kaonde or Lunda is required;
  • Experience in financial planning and management skills is a bonus;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, high pressure situations
  • Primary Areas of Accountability:

Qualifications and Experience

  • MSc Degree in the field of Natural Resource Management/ Wildlife or Fisheries Management/ or Biology, Geography or Social Sciences; or a Honours Degree with significant equivalent research experience and/or community engagement experience.
  • Valid Zambian drivers licence
  • Experience in natural resource research with a focus on design and execution of qualitative and quantitative research projects and landscape-based approaches;
  • Field experience as a project/programme officer and team member of multidisciplinary research teams
  • Experience with engaging and working with communities on conservation or natural resource management issues
  • Experience in participatory and multi-stakeholder processes
  • Experience in working in a remote setting, basic facilities and infrastructure and with a high level of independency
  • Experience working with communities in North-Western Province, Zambia.
  • Should be able to speak either Kaonde or Lunda

How to apply

If you meet the hiring requirements for this position, apply online or email your CV and application letter in MS Word direct to:

Application deadline
19 Sep
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