Community Conservation Coordinator – Southern Kafue

Zambia, Contract May 23, 2022

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Community Conservation Coordinator shall be primarily responsible for the implementation of TNC’s community conservation activities in Mulobezi and Sichifulo Game Management Areas and in the community conservation areas to the south of these GMAs. The position holder will work with TNC’s public and private partners, communities, and community-based conservation organizations to ensure the delivery of conservation and community development outcomes consistent with TNC Zambia’s conservation strategy. They will also be required to ground TNC conservation interests in the areas within the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TFCA) of strategic interest to TNC. The Community Conservation Coordinator will be based in Mulobezi District, Western Province, and will report to TNC’s Community Conservation Programme Manager.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Community Conservation Coordinator coordinates and manages TNC’s conservation activities in the Southern Greater Kafue Ecosystem (GKE) and in the open community conservation areas around it. They will serve as the principle point of contact to local public, private and community stakeholders involved in TNC’s interventions in that area, which are determined by the needs of specific funded projects. The role will provide technical support to project partners, including government, NGO and community organizations, and be responsible for the successful undertaking of project activities, reporting on those activities and ensuring the outcomes of the projects are achieved. They will be responsible for coordinating the partnerships and activities of individual projects and drawing these into a single coherent workstream that contributes to TNC’s wider goals for the southern segment of GKE.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in conservation project management
Experience in partnership development and management with non-profit partners, private sector, community groups and/or government agencies
Experience in negotiating and conflict management
Proven communication skills in written, spoken, and graphical means in English
Competence in computer skills (e.g. Excel, Word)

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