NLCP Social Programme Operations Officer
and Deputy COP, USAID-funded LLCA
Frankfurt Zoological Society – Zambia
Job Profile (short version)
FZS-Zambia is seeking a highly motivated Social Programme Operations Officer and Deputy Chief of Party (for the USAID-funded Luangwa Livelihoods and Conservation Activity, LLCA). The position will be based in Mpika, Mano and/or any other agreed location with time spent in the field with the team, and with relatively frequent travel to Lusaka. The position reports to the USAID-funded LLCA Chief of Party with occasional input from the NLCP Senior Management and several people who will report to the position – including he (currently named) Community Outreach Landscape Manager, Community Outreach Manager East and Coordinators. This will be a two-year contract with further extension depending on performance.
Ensure that the NLCP social programme is founded on a robust Theory of Change and results-based management, with adequate monitoring, evaluation, learning and adaptation
In a leadership role and as described in the purpose of the job, guide and mentor the field-based implementation of FZS’s work with the people living in the North Luangwa Landscape – including leading the work on Land and Resource Use agreements, ii) agricultural extension (including conservation/regenerative agriculture and enhancing coexistence between humans and wildlife), iii) enterprise and livelihood development and iv) literacy, education and vocational training – all to function within the environmental framework of FZS’s work which will contribute to achieving our conservation goals in the landscape.
Contribute to keeping NLCP’s stakeholder analysis up to date such that the power dynamics and structures, and influences among all stakeholders and actors are well understood
Lead, oversee and mentor the field-based team of Managers, Coordinators, SCCOs, CCOs and CLAs
Work with other members of the team, including the FZS-Zambia’s Senior Management team and Finance Department, the MERL Advisor, the Gender/Diversity Advisor, the NLCP Chief Operations Officer, the Programme Manager and all Grant Managers within the FZS-Zambia tea
Engage with partners and other actors, including engaging technical staff and consultants, and/or other partner organisations to support the social programme
Contribute to the development of proposals and reports for submission to donor
Lead the development of annual work plans for and reporting on the social programme’s fieldwork
1. Required attributes, skills, experience and qualifications
A first degree and preferably a post-graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) in social science –ideally within sustainable development, social development and protection, or similar
A minimum of 6 years of international experience in programme design, development and implementation – within at least two of the following: livelihood programmes, community-level enterprise development, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and management, community-based nature resource management, social marketing, community-based organisation governance and operation, conservation/regenerative agriculture among small-holder farmers, grievance redress mechanisms
Experience working as a social development practitioner, including (but not limited to) stakeholder engagement and stakeholder mappin
Experience leading and managing diverse and multi-cultural teams
Experience living in remote areas
Valid driver’s license with 4×4 off-road experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in written and oral Englis
A self-motivated, person who demonstrates great initiative
Only candidates who meet the specified qualifications should apply. Please submit the following as a single document:
Cover Letter – 1-page description of why you are suitable for the role
Curriculum Vitae (CV) – 3 pages describing your experience, qualifications and 3 traceable referees.
Applications must be sent via email to jobs.[email protected], make sure you indicate in the email subject line the position you are applying for or drop your applications at the Frankfurt Zoological Society / Department of National Parks and Wildlife Offices in Mpika. Note that your cover letter and CV must be emailed as a single document.
Closing Date: 22nd March, 2023 at 23:59. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. FZS-NLCP is an equal-opportunity employer, and everyone is free to apply.