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Commmunity Conservation Officer (Senior), Conservation South Luangwa

Frankfurt Zoological Society Zambia

This is a Full-time position in Mfuwe posted 22/09/2021.

Commmunity Conservation Officer (Senior), Conservation South Luangwa Jobs in Frankfurt Zoological Society Zambia Mfuwe vacancies in Mfuwe at Frankfurt Zoolo

# Job Description

Conservation South Luangwa works in collaboration with DNPW and CRBs to help
protect wildlife in the South Luangwa Ecosystem SLE. CSL supports community-
based scouts for law enforcement in SLNP by providing training, salaries,
rations, and patrol equipment. The vision of CSL is the long-term survival of
wildlife and habitats in South Luangwa under the custodianship of the Zambian
people www.cslzambia.org.

Frankfurt Zoological Society conserves wildlife and ecosystems focusing on
protected areas and outstanding wild places. FZS maintains long-term
conservation programmes in Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe. The Africa
Programme is FZS’ largest and oldest and is active in five focal countries:
The Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
www.fzs.org. FZS Zambia FZS-Z has been active in the North Luangwa
Ecosystem since 1986 working to support effective and efficient protected area
, with a focus on law enforcement and community outreach.

FZS and CSL are partnering on a USAID funded project that will lever private
sector partner resources and expertise to achieve integrated outcomes for
biodiversity conservation, economic prosperity, human well-being, and
governance in and around key Game Management Areas in the Luangwa Valley. As
part of this project, FZS and CSL seek to employ a community conservation
officer, employed by FZS but seconded to CSL in Mfuwe, to work in local
chiefdoms to improve governance in natural resource management CBOs,
particularly CRBs as well as support other outreach activities such as Human
wildlife Interactions, village landuse planning and community fisheries
management, as budgets allow.

COMMUNITY CONSERVATION OFFICER Senior, Conservation South Luangwa

1\. Job title: Community Conservation Officer

2\. Reporting to:

Conservation South Luangwa, but coordinating closely with the FZS Community
Outreach Manager on technical aspects

Working Closely with:

DNPW Area Warden

DNPW Extension Officer

3\. Location/Station

Mfuwe working in the Chiefdoms of Nsefu, Kakumbi, and Malama but will be
required to work at other locations as the job requires.

4\. Salary:

A competitive salary will be paid based on qualifications and experience

5\. Objective

This is a mid-management field-based position to implement and help improve a
consistent and effective bottom-up community engagement programme with the
custodian communities in the Chiefdoms of the Game Management Areas around
Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park. This is in line with the partnership
between CSL and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife DNPW.

6\. Duties

The Community Conservation Officer shall be responsible for smooth
implementation of field activities for the community outreach services.
Specifically, the duties shall be as follows:

a. Integration and strengthening of community natural resources management
institutions

–>Strengthen the governance of Community Resources Boards CRB and Village Action Groups VAG by:
–>Facilitating effective and transparent community representation, and decision-making through these community institutions as a means for consistent community engagement.
–>Providing training to community-based management staff and VAG/CRB representatives on relevant aspects of management, administration and governance
–>Organising and co-ordinating community exposure tours, workshops and seminars
–>Facilitating effective and regular communication and feedback between VAGs/CRBs and their respective constituent communities.
–>Facilitating effective and transparent revenue and other benefits/opportunities distribution mechanisms to ensure the maximum impact and incentives to communities from conservation and wildlife related business within the SLE.
–>Working closely with the CRB, its secretariat and VAGs, and any other community-based organisations in encouraging local people to support in sustainable conservation of the biodiversity of the area;
–>Facilitating community mobilisation, organisation of community meetings and support infrastructure development;
–>Attending at least all meetings of the CRB, VAG and community general meetings;
–>Work with the CRB and secretariat in participatory project planning, budgeting, implementation, and monitoring.
–>Providing monthly reports on the work of the CRB in governance and financial management and general record keeping
–>Provide support to CRB to ensure that Community Scouts are recruited, contracted and managed, including training to ensure they understand use of firearms, human rights, bush patrol craft among others, in accordance with their conditions of service and disciplinary codes.
–>Strengthen the capacity of CRB and VAG to monitor wildlife and participate in quota setting.
–>Build and maintain positive relationships, liaison and collaboration with chiefs and district authorities locally and with relevant Ministries, civil society and partners locally.
–>Ensure regular and close communication, coordination and involvement with Government departments DNPW, FD, MOA, DOF, council etc.
–>Support the roll out of Grievance procedures mechanism and its ongoing functionality between community members and other stakeholders

b. Improve and strengthen natural resource management by communities in the
target area

–>Facilitate and support community-based conservation initiatives around wildlife protection, human/wildlife interaction management, Fisheries management groups, and other natural resource management initiatives;
–>Facilitate and support the development and implementation of land use and associated general management plans within respective Game Management Areas and the establishment of activities and bylaws for their implementation and enforcement

c. General

Adhere to annual budgets, following NGO and donor financial management policy
and procedures for proper and transparent use of project funds;
Ensure responsible use and care of any project assets and equipment assigned
to the community outreach team, including vehicles for field teams.
To attend such meetings, seminars and conferences as may be directed to do;
Work closely with the office of the DNPW Area Warden, and other DNPW/FD/DOF
staff within the operational area;
Perform any other duties that may be delegated in line with CSL/ FZS strategy.

The Community Conservation Officer is expected to be competent in each of the
following areas and exhibit these competencies while carrying out their
duties;

Teamwork: Cooperate, support and work well with others to achieve project
goals. Share information, and contribute effectively to CSL’s objectives and
solving problems.

Initiatives: Pro-active, energetic, and a self –starter. Recognise and discuss
new opportunities report and address problems in a timely manner. Maintain
effective communication with management, project partners, and stake holders.

Problem analysis: recognise relevant and importance information. Identify
problems and /or potential problems, and trace the cause of problems.

Planning and organising: Plan and organise complex activities and work on
multiple tasks. Determine actions, time frames and required resources for
projects and monitor progress. Set goals and budget estimates effectively, and
manage time effectively.

Management control: Establish and implement procedures to regulate own task
activities and responsibilities.

Flexibility: Adaptable, resourceful, and receptive to new ideas; willing and
able to adjust to changing circumstances.

Integrity: Honest, reliable, and maintain high ethical standards. Show respect
and fairness when dealing with others

7\. Qualifications

The position holder shall:

–>A Bachelor’s degree in social science, wildlife management, community development or rural development will be an added advantage.
–>At least 3 years of practical field experience in working with rural communities.
–>Must possess fair knowledge and workings of CBNRM, principles of good governance, and general wildlife and natural resources management in Zambia
–>Hold a minimum of a class B manual Zambian Driver’s license
–>Clear understanding of existing natural resources and wildlife policies; legal frameworks and legislation
–>Practical experience working with traditional authorities will be an added advantage.
–>Strong governance and livelihoods skills will be an advantage.

Other attributes:

Self-motivated, disciplined and determined to work within the flexibility
nature of the work
Good communication skills
Ability and willingness to work in a rural setting
Ability to work as team
Ability to adhere to work ethics

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Email:: jobs.zambia@fzs.org

Only candidates who meet the specified qualifications should apply. Please
submit an application with the following:

1\. Cover Letter – 1-page description of why you are suitable for the CCO role
2\. Curriculum Vitae CV – 3 pages describing your experience, qualifications
and 3 traceable referees. Send via email the stated documentation only 4
pages NO NRCs, NO Driving Licenses, NO certificates to
**jobs.zambia@fzs.org** or drop your applications at the Frankfurt Zoological
Society / Department of National Parks and Wildlife Offices in Mpika.

**Applications should be addressed to: The Community Outreach Manager, North
Luangwa Conservation Programme, Frankfurt Zoological Society, P.O Box 450189,
Mpika**

**Closing Date: 28th September 2021 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. Women and custodian residents of Malama, Nsefu, Kakumbi, Mkhanya and
Mwanya Chiefdoms are encouraged to apply.

Commmunity Conservation Officer (Senior), Conservation South Luangwa Jobs in Frankfurt Zoological Society Zambia Mfuwe vacancies in Mfuwe at Frankfurt Zoolo

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