Operations & Project Manager

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Position Summary
You will support in advancing the Wuchi Wami growth and progress over the next years. The Wuchi Wami Operations and Project Manager is an operational and project management role. It will work in close coordination with a wide range of organizations and stakeholders (Partners and Cooperative) that are important in the growth of Wuchi Wami as well as with staff across the Company, all of them supporting different strands of work and working groups.
About Wuchi Wami
Wuchi Wami is a cross-sectoral and diverse company, Forestry, public and private sector actors, Smallholder Farmers, Community Heads with a shared belief in the importance of prioritizing investing in climate and the environment as a path for sustainable development. Wuchi Wami is run by the CEO, the Board and Kwasha Indimi Cooperative. This role will report to the CEO.
Wuchi Wami was registered to promote sustainable Bee Keeping, through a cooperative, by providing alternative sustainable and environmentally friendly Bee farming practices………….
For the next 6 years Wuchi Wami will focus on advancing the following priorities:
Clarify the purpose, values and vision of the Community
Explore and identify pathways for increasing investments in sustainable and environmentally friendly bee farming
Build greater advocacy and awareness of Wuchi Wami sustainable Bee Farming methods through stronger storytelling and seeking avenues to elevate our messages
Advance research and development that focuses on “how” to practice environmentally and sustainable beekeeping for sustainable development
Continue deep learning on leadership development practice through our cooperative and satellites.
Are you interested in being part of a growing movement to evolve the development paradigm towards one that prioritizes investing in the environment and livelihood of the smallholder bee farmers.
Are you energized by supporting a diverse community of 2500+ members working towards a shared purpose to advance friendly environment practice, research and development, and investment in developing collective Bee farming for sustainable development?
As an Operations and Project Manager of this company, you will engage in the following and/or similar activities:
 Drafting and communications (50%)
Managing, drafting, and updating of Wuchi Wami across the board, e.g., to all partners and stakeholders of the company, this includes staff, to the cooperative Leadership, to Satellites, etc.
Drafting and disseminating Monthly newsletters and other outreaches to continue growing community and cooperative engagement.
Conceptualize and draft external and internal communications and other requests, such as letters and email correspondence, talking points for external engagements, etc.
Execute action plans that support the implementation and operationalization of the project and program priorities.
Management and maintenance of Wuchi Wami platforms, website, and social media profiles
Provide support to update and revisit core documents.
Record weekly activities and milestones for weekly reports across all staff tasks
Project Management, planning execution, budgeting, and logistics (50%)
Lead and prepare meetings’ agendas, actions and follow ups and other operational support for Wuchi Wami CEO and staff.
Operational support for current and future project activities building on the above priority areas.
Cooperative and project tracking systems and support the definition and implementation of internal working procedures
Provision of broad administrative support for company CEO, including scheduling calls, drafting meeting briefs, etc.
Project planning and provision of direction for company meetings, events and conversations led by the company CEO or other stakeholders at key events, both in-person and virtual. Provision of technical support for virtual events.
Budget monitoring and expenditure justifications
As the ideal candidate, you will bring:
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Experience of delivering complex projects with strict deadlines.
Orientation to detail and great project management skills
Proven expertise in working in agile team settings with ability to multitask and work independently effectively in a fast-paced results-oriented culture.
Ability to exercise judgment in juggling competing priorities and managing concurrent timelines.
Strong reasoning and strategic problem-solving abilities.
Able to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders and external partners from a range of cultures, including people in leadership positions.
English fluency required. Fluency in other languages is a plus.
Sensitivity to diversity in backgrounds and beliefs (e.g., racial, cultural, socioeconomic, political) and interest in and exposure to practices which promote inclusive working and learning environments
Deeply committed to the mission, vision and values of Wuchi Wami
What Wuchi Wami Offers:
Commitment to cultivating a culture in which all staff members feel they belong, are valued for their contributions, and have an impact on our company’s progress
Professional and personal development experiences and ample opportunities to make a positive impact on the work of Wuchi Wami and beyond
Comprehensive benefits package designed for your well-being and work-life needs
All roles are 100% in-office; in some locations we offer the option for remote collaborations
Generous time off and flexible work arrangements
And much more!
Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on local rates and prior work experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Work Authorization
Please note, this position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. All candidates must possess permanent local work authorization/permit in order to be considered.
Travel and Hours
Some international travels expected to meet and build positive relationships with global partners. Given that we work across different time zones, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.
Applications Instructions
If this opportunity sounds like the next best step in your career, please submit your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and a one-page letter of motivation (in English) via [email protected]. Your letter should summarize motivations for your application and how your skills and experience align with the terms of this opportunity. We look forward to learning about you and your passion for ensuring sustainable and environmentally friendly Bee farming for all Bee farmers!
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company that inspires individuals of all backgrounds across nationalities, races, ethnicity, religions, political views, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, physical disabilities, languages, ages, genders and prior experiences – to bring their full selves to the work of ensuring sustainable development.
In order to maximize our effectiveness in fulfilling Wuchi Wami mission, we also feel it is important to focus on increasing representation and inclusiveness with respect to two dimensions in particular: we prioritize diversity of geography because this can help us quickly understand and connect with the diverse cultures and geographies of the world. We also prioritize increasing the representation and inclusiveness of team members who themselves have experienced the inequities we’re working to address by nature of sharing the background (e.g., economic, racial and ethnic, religious) of the most disadvantaged groups in their communities.

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wuchiwami.com/ Website
Lusaka, Zambia Location
Contract Job Type

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