Senior Sourcing Officer

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Date Posted:

Website Company Name: Biocarbon Partners

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Job Description:

BCP is a leading African REDD+ Developer and conservation organization which seeks to sustainably finance wildlife and habitat conservation through the forest carbon markets. BCP’s mission is “making conservation of wildlife habitat              valuable to people”. We work with Community and Government partners to help improve the conservation management of over 1 million hectares of globally significant wildlife habitats in Zambia, benefiting over 225,000 people.
BCP is seeking to recruit a dynamic individual as Senior Sourcing Officer (SSO) to be based in Lusaka. As Senior Sourcing Officer, your job is to expands grow LCFP. The role and responsibility is to oversee and support sourcing team members to prepare chiefdom recruitment strategies and conducting actual chiefdom recruitment into LCFP, KZCFP and other BCP projects, and getting them to VCS and CCB Triple Gold verification.  The SSO will work closely with Sourcing Manager to generate the overall sourcing strategy, review of activities against the annual work plan and budget (AWP&B). The SSO will be in charge of ensuring sourcing dashboards, sourcing trackers are up to speed all the time and accurate and timely hardcopy and digital filing of documents in filing cabinets and G-drive respectively. The role will report to Sourcing Manager.

This role oversees the recruitment of new Chiefdoms within LCFP and possibly into KZCFP.
Prepare a sourcing strategy and engagement dashboard with guidance from the Sourcing Manager.
Prepare an implementation plan covering all sourcing activities, through to verification,
Establish trusting relationships with GRZ, Provincial and District Level Government which enables expansion.
Establish trusted partnerships with communities.
Impeccable, integrity-checked budget management.
World-class, audit-proof FPIC that is well documented and has no gaps and passes an annual VAG level gap analysis. All new chiefdoms must pass VCS and CCB with Triple Gold.
Help new chiefdom get recognized, secure forest carbon user rights and facilitate partnership with BCP.
Build powerful alliances with FD and DNPW.


Qualifications in a related field such a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Project Management, Community Development or any relevant field.


Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is an added advantage.
 Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years’ relevant work in the similar sector.
Ability to sign up Chiefdoms to REDD+.
Strong facilitation skills with exceptional written and spoken English.
Passionate commitment to BCP’s success.
Performance-driven with good planning and time management skills.
Willing to lead and work with teams and lead by example.
High integrity and leadership skills.
Strong conservation and livelihoods knowledge.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suit
Impeccable Government relationship management and lobbying experience.

Helping to conserve over 565 million trees, and with close to 7 million tons of carbon emissions reduced to date, both BCP implemented REDD+ Projects have been verified against the Verified Carbon Standard, the world’s leading voluntary Greenhouse Gas program. In 2021, the LZRP is the only project in Africa to receive 8 consecutive verifications and only the second in the World to achieve this! While it is also Africa’s first CCBA Triple Gold Project, with ‘Gold’ level verification against all three categories of the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard (CCBA) for its exceptional climate change impacts and community and biodiversity benefits. The LCFP has achieved CCBA Triple Gold Validation for exceptional community impact. Awarded Best Individual Offsetting Project and Impact Monitoring Report in the World in the Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon Markets Ranking 2021, and ranked in the top 0.5% of B Corps globally 2021, BCP offers carbon offsets with World class benefits. Under our 30 – Cubed goal, by 2030, BCP is set to deliver on our goal of avoiding 30 million tons of emissions annually, benefitting 3 million people, and partnering with communities across 30 million acres of globally significant wildlife habitat.
As an equal opportunity employer, a competitive salary will be offered, plus training, plus the potential for performance bonuses, plus health benefits, plus a great work culture, plus career growth, plus working with a diverse and committed team. Candidates interested in joining an innovative and high-performance team, and working towards doing amazing things in conservation technology and livelihoods, please send a CV, a cover letter, 3 reference contacts and anything else that makes your application stand out by email to [email protected] with Senior Sourcing Officer (SSO). in the subject line. Please also send anything else that will help your application stand out.
Applications are accepted from 14th April 2023 until the position is filled.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
If an applicant receives no response within a 30-day period, they should consider their application unsuccessful.

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