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Community Conservation Coordinator – Southern Kafue

The Nature Conservancy

This is a Full-time position in Kafue posted 05/05/2022.

Community Conservation Coordinator – Southern Kafue Jobs in The Nature Conservancy Kafue vacancies in Kafue at The Nature Conservancy

# Job Description

OFFICE LOCATION

Mulobezi, Zambia

Who We Are

Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization
dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided
by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s
toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are
tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented
scale and providing food and water sustainably. One of our core values is our
commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and
culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50
United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities,
governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit
www.nature.orq or follow @nature press on Twitter.Since establishing the
Africa Program in 2007, The Nature Conservancy’s vision in Africa is to work
towards fostering a sustainable future for people and nature, partnering with
indigenous communities across 55 million acres on the continent. Our efforts
are firmly rooted in people, leveraging scientific and technical expertise as
we collaborate with governments and organizations to conserve and enhance
Africa’s shared resources in the 9 countries we operate.

TNC’s work in Africa transcends three key pillars: securing ownership rights
to lands and resources for indigenous people, strengthening leadership and
resource and helping communities value nature through a holistic
appreciation of its benefits while increasing revenue streams for conservation
efforts and socio-economic development. Together with our partners, we are
witnessing critical milestones in integrated land and fisheries management,
ocean and source water protection, energy development and sustainable food
production, working together and strengthening our resolve in tackling global
challenges such as climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss that stands
to adversely impact the nearly 1.4 billion people that share Africa

In Zambia, TNC has a primary geographical focus on the Greater Kafue Ecosystem
GKE. This is Zambia’s largest conservation landscape, a 66,000 sq. km
complex of great biodiversity value, dominated by the 22,000 sq. km Kafue
National Park and nine Game Management Areas GMAs under communal tenure that
span an additional 44,000 sq. km. TNC is working with communities and diverse
public and private stakeholders in this ecosystem to strengthen community
tenure over natural resources, develop effective natural resource governance
and management systems and create sustainable conservation and wealth
generation models for the landscape.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Community Conservation Coordinator shall be primarily responsible for the
implementation of TNC’s community conservation activities in Mulobezi and
Sichifulo Game Management Areas and in the community conservation areas to the
south of these GMAs. The position holder will work with TNC’s public and
private partners, communities, and community-based conservation organizations
to ensure the delivery of conservation and community development outcomes
consistent with TNC Zambia’s conservation strategy. They will also be required
to ground TNC conservation interests in the areas within the Kavango-Zambezi
Transfrontier Conservation Area KAZA-TFCA of strategic interest to TNC. The
Community Conservation Coordinator will be based in Mulobezi District, Western
Province, and will report to TNC’s Community Conservation Programme Manager.

Essential Functions

The Community Conservation Coordinator coordinates and manages TNC’s
conservation activities in the Southern Greater Kafue Ecosystem GKE and in
the open community conservation areas around it. They will serve as the
principle point of contact to local public, private and community stakeholders
involved in TNC’s interventions in that area, which are determined by the
needs of specific funded projects. The role will provide technical support to
project partners, including government, NGO and community organizations, and
be responsible for the successful undertaking of project activities, reporting
on those activities and ensuring the outcomes of the projects are achieved.
They will be responsible for coordinating the partnerships and activities of
individual projects and drawing these into a single coherent workstream that
contributes to TNC’s wider goals for the southern segment of GKE.

Responsibilities And Scope

Cultivates and develops partnerships with key stakeholders in the landscape,
including communities, government agencies, project implementing partners,
collaborating partners and private sector actors.
Works with and supports project partners to undertake initiatives in community
conservation and nature-based enterprise development to achieve project
outcomes
Provides technical support to community conservation organizations to
strengthen governance and management capacities, implement resource protection
and management plans, develop self-reliance and financial sustainability, and
cultivate linkages with private market actors in the nature-based business
sector
Creates linkages to and manages relationships with regional and national level
partners in community conservation
Contributes to the design and development of community conservation models
that empower local communities through properly defined property tenure rights
and access and benefit sharing mechanisms
Facilitate the development of viable nature-based enterprises and business
partnerships on communal lands that will spur conservation outcomes and
increased economic returns to local communities.
Works as part of TNC Zambia’s conservation team, ensuring close communication,
collaboration and learning with peers in the team
Works with TNC Zambia’s monitoring and evaluation team to report on project
activities and measure outcomes in accordance with individual project
requirements
Communicates TNC’s vision consistently across the area of work focus with
partners and stakeholders
May require frequent travel domestically and during evening and weekend hours.
May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations and under
physically demanding circumstances.

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field
or equivalent combination of and experience.
Experience in conservation project management
Experience in partnership development and management with non-profit partners,
private sector, community groups and/or government agencies
Experience in negotiating and conflict management
Experience with communication skills in written, spoken, and graphical means
in English
Experience in computer skills e.g. Excel, Word
Desired Qualifications

Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
7-10 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
Knowledge of current trends and practices in the wildlife, natural resource
management and community conservation sectors in Zambia
Knowledge of community-based conservation organizations and/or nature-based
business
Experience in resource stewardship e.g. managing and tracking budgets
Experience in monitoring and evaluation of rural or environmental projects
Ability to communicate in the local languages spoken in the focal area
Ability to work independently with strong self-motivation

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Closing Date : 15th May, 2022.

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