Location: CLZ Base Camp, Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Starting Date: 1st January 2020
Background: Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a Zambian non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to the conservation and sustainable use of the local wildlife and natural resources of the Lower Zambezi for the present and future generations of Zambia. The organization works in collaboration with Zambia’s wildlife authority – the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and the local community and is centred around three main pillars of support: Wildlife Protection, Environmental Education and Community Engagement.
Funding Context: CLZ benefits from the support of several of the Lower Zambezi Safari Operators whose annual contribution covers approximately 15% of the core operating costs of the organisation. In order to consolidate and expand CLZ’s existing programmes, the balance of the funding is generated by larger institutional grants (e.g. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US INL, Elephant Crisis Fund, Lion Recovery Fund, Tusk, European Union etc).
Programme Context: Environmental Education Programme – CLZ provides environmental education to schoolchildren living in communities surrounding the Lower Zambezi National Park, reaching over 3,500 learners every year. Annually, CLZ hosts six school visits of four teachers and 24 students, hosts 24 teachers for a teacher training and conducts outreach to over 65 schools in its project areas. Community Engagement Programme – In places where humans and wildlife coexist, providing support to the community forms a key component to wildlife protection. CLZ assists in the Chiawa Game Management Area with Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) incidents through HWC patrols, chilli farming and fences, monitoring HWC incidents, supporting alternative livelihood programmes, building elephant-safe granary stores and constructing hippo fences. Annually, CLZ also organizes an Anti-Snare Campaign, Living with Elephants Workshop, and hosts a Community Sports Day.
Job Description: CLZ is looking to recruit a full time Fundraising and Programme Officer who will focus on and be responsible for our existing support base and expanding our network further into potential new areas of support. In addition, they will play a role in supervising the Environmental Education and Community Engagement projects alongside the project managers for these activities.
The role will include but not be limited to the following tasks:
1. Pro-active Fundraising:
2. Raising awareness – through public presence, advertising and networking:
3. Financial Management:
4. Community Engagement Project:
5. Environmental Education Project:
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a CV of not more than 4 pages, a 1-page cover letter and 3 contactable references to this email:
Fundraising and Programme Officer Application.
Due to the anticipated volume of applicants, CLZ will not be able to respond to unsuccessful candidates.