Conservation Lower Zambezi

Data Management Officer

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Job Description

Background
Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a non-profit organisation committed to the protection of wildlife and to the sustainable use of natural resources in the Lower Zambezi in Zambia. Established in 1994, CLZ is centred around three main pillars of support: Wildlife Protection, Environmental Education and Community Engagement. The organisation works in collaboration with Zambia’s local wildlife authority – the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) to ensure the sustainability of animals in the Lower Zambezi Valley and their ecosystems.
CLZ is looking to recruit a full-time Data Management Officer and an Assistant who will be responsible for managing the DNPW and CLZ databases at the DNPW Control Room at CLZ’s Base Camp on the border of the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Key Responsibilities

Management of and data capture/entry into EarthRanger Software in the control room;
Management of the control rooms basic GIS;
Inputting field data from foot and aerial patrols into the law enforcement databases on a daily basis;
Monitoring and managing a digital radio system where all teams and vehicles have GPS enabled radios that can be tracked real time;
Inputting and managing Human-Wildlife-Conflict data and environmental education data;
Managing SMART database (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Technology);
Providing information from these databases for daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports and for grant proposals.
Analysis Trends in illegal activities to inform patrol planning and implementation.
Land use and landcover change analysis.
Overseeing all equipment and ensuring it is being taken care of in a good manner.
Researching and understanding different equipment that are being used in different conservations landscapes to improve patrol efficiency.
Assisting in the development and implementation of workplans.
Support the effective management, development and motivation of all Law Enforcement (LE) personnel and ensure logistical support are in place to enable LE functions.
Ensure LE teams are equipped, and all material are regularly checked according to CLZ/DNPW Equipment SOPs.
Training DNPW and other personnel.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Education, or other relevant tertiary qualification.
2 years working experience.
Fluent in English, written and spoken with strong report writing skills.
Trusted and disciplined person, able to work independently and showing a high level of integrity and respect to other staff.
Adaptable to a rural working environmental with multiple pressure points.
IT- familiar with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and GIS.
Knowledge of GPS, VHF digital radios and Inreach will be an added advantage.
A valid driver’s license will be an added advantage

Location
The CLZ Data Management Officer/Assistant will be based at CLZ’s Base Camp on the border of the Park.
Interested applicants should submit:

A CV not more than 2 pages;
A Cover Letter not more than 1 page describing how you qualify to handle the above tasks;

Please send in your application to [email protected] with the subject line Data Management Officer/Assistant Application no later than 21 April 2023.

operations@conservationlowerzambezi.org
Application email or URL: operations@conservationlowerzambezi.org

Job Summary

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Zambia Location
Full Time Job Type
Salary Closes: April 21, 2023
Conservation Lower Zambezi

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