Manager, Government Relations and Strategic Partnerships at WWF Zambia

Lusaka, Full Time

WWF Zambia
Location: Zambia
State: Lusaka
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

Position title: Manager, Government Relations & Strategic Partnerships
Reports to: Chief Conservation Officer, WWF Zambia
Supervises: Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
1. MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT
To structure and support WWF Zambia Country Office strategic engagement and influence with policy makers and other strategic partners to help deliver governance outcomes that support drive conservation impact at scale. To lead WWF Zambia management and conservation teams to pursue, shape and deliver policy, governance and partnership outcomes that achieve WWF Zambia˜s
emerging 10 year vision and strategy. Drive policy and partnership activities that help WWF Zambia catalyze transformations for conservation and sustainable development in pursuit of a greener Zambia economy. Share leadership as part of senior management to deliver the WWF Zambia transformation journey or roadmap to move from a country office to a national office. Support regional and national policy advocacy efforts of WWF.
2. JOB PURPOSE
To lead the planning, execution and monitoring of WWF Zambia policy influencing and governance strategy to secure political commitments and strategic partnerships that support WWF Zambias strategic conservation priorities. Provide leadership in the development and implementation of WWF Zambias partnership approach with government, private sector and CSOs.
3. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Programmes Development and Implementation
Participates in the development of WWF Zambia conservation strategy and strategic change

Provide technical support in the development of natural resources governance and policy programmes/initiatives in line with national priorities and WWF international governance practice broad goals for transformative change
Leads and supports WWF Zambias annual planning and budgeting for its Policy and Governance engagement with government, civil society and partners to deliver specific policy and governance outcomes
Provides programmatic support and technical advice to project teams and field staff in responding to policy and governance initiatives and opportunities including constitutional, policy and legislative processes;
Identify and advocate for the mainstreaming and alignment of NRM Policy and Governance related initiatives within the country, regional and WWF global strategic and action plans as well as Global Initiatives Governance and policy needs;
Contributes to the development of strategies for building effective WWF Zambia and Civil Society Policy Advocacy capacity to engage and influence county, national, relevant international policies;
Leads in the assessments, tracking and reporting of progress against strategic goals relating to policy and governance programme implementation and action plans including quality assurance and capacity building;
Directly supports and contributes to WWF performance monitoring systems i.e. APMS, SPMS and Dashboard;
Offers effective supervision including mentoring and performance management of staff under the Programme;
Prepares and presents periodic technical reports on the progress of implementation of conservation programmes and project activities including timely donor reporting in the designated area.

4. Partnerships, Collaboration & linkages

Lead advocacy and relationship building towards specific policy advocacy and strategic relationship outcomes
Identifies and pursues strategic collaborations and partnerships with governments, private sector , Civil Society organizations, WWF stakeholders and professional bodies in advancing governance in conservation programmes;
Support conservation teams to identify and nurture key relationships and opportunities to deliver WWF Zambia strategic opportunities, with direct responsibilities to nurture assigned relationships.
Initiates and/or develops strategic conservation related policy research alliances between WWF Zambia, WWF Network and other NOs in order to advance conservation goals;
Promotes cross programmes and projects linkages and synergy in order to mainstream policy & governance initiatives;
Participates in knowledge management through policy research, publication and dissemination of policy brief