The Landscape Field Officer will play a supportive role to the Barotse Landscape Manager in the planning, coordination, and implementation of the Organization’s multi-sectoral landscape-based interventions in Liuwa Plains National Park, Upper Zambezi ecosystem and the Barotse Floodplains.
The Officer 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 Mongu field office.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Liaise closely with various implementing partners including relevant government departments, institutional partners, local civil society organizations and the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) to ensure synergy and support for site activities.
Actively participate in the planning and coordination of socio-economic and biological research in the Liuwa Plains National Park, Upper West Zambezi Game Management Areas and Barotse Floodplains.
Implement initiatives to strengthen the participation and engagement of local communities and civil society organizations in sustainable management of natural resources in Liuwa Plains National Park, Upper West Zambezi Game Management Areas and Barotse Floodplains.
Plan and implement meetings and workshops with communities or other stakeholders in Liuwa Plains National Park, Upper West Zambezi Game Management Area and the Barotse Floodplain.
Perform any other project related activities/duties as required and directed by the Barotse Landscape Manager.
Knowledge of freshwater ecosystems, fisheries, wildlife and forest management with strengths in community based natural resource managementand rural development;
The ability to work well with people from different cultures and backgrounds;
Understanding of the key institutional actors and natural resource management context of Western Province of Zambiawould be beneficial;
Familiarity withnatural resource management policy, legislation and government departments is an added advantage.
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 and Lozi.
Strong financial planning and management skills;
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 Bachelors Degree with significant equivalent community engagement experience.
Valid Zambian drivers license;
Experience in natural resource management projects and familiarity with stakeholder led projects;
Field experience as a field officer, community extension or liaison officer or project officer and team member of multidisciplinaryteams;
Practical experience and knowledge ofparticipatory and multi-stakeholder engagement processes and methodologies;
Experience in working in a remote setting, basic facilities and infrastructure and with a high level of independency;
Experience working with communities and stakeholders in Western Province, Zambia
Should be able to speak Lozi
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: