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Community Liaison Assistant (CLA)

Frankfurt Zoological Society Zambia

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# Job Description

Frankfurt Zoological Society conserves wildlife and ecosystems focussing 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
and Nsumbu since 2017, working to conserve these globally important wilderness
areas. FZS-Z supports effective and efficient protected area , with
a focus on law enforcement and community outreach with a focus on empowering
host custodians in GMAs to manage their own resources. Particularly, the North
Luangwa Ecosystem Programme NLCP has the mission of ‘Linking Livelihoods and
Landscapes’. NLCP works using the following strategies:

1\. Protect=Conserve=Preserve- This aims to implement robust and adaptive
large landscape enforcement tactics and capability to protect, conserve, and
preserve wildlife habitats and ecological services;

2\. Empower=Educate=Enterprise- This aims to implement creative and beneficial
initiatives to empower, educate and deliver enterprise opportunities for
neighbouring communities and wider Zambian society;

3\. Communicate=Connect=Change- This aims to implement focused messaging to
communicate and connect with stakeholders and partners for effective and
positive change; and

4\. Structure=Systems=Support- This aims to implement a clear and enduring
organization and financial structure with efficient systems to support a
mentally and physically healthy team.

Learn more at https://fzs.org/en/projects about our conservation programme.

JOB DESCRIPTION: COMMUNITY LIAISON ASSISTANT 7 POSITIONS

1\. Job title:

Community Liaison Assistant

2\. Reporting to:

Community Conservation Officer

Working Closely with:

NLCP Community Outreach Manager

NLCP Community Coordinator

3\. Reports

Field enumerators.

CRB Secretariat

Resident Custodians

4\. Location/Station

Chikwa Chama, Chifunda Chama, Lundu Chama, Mukungule Mpika, and
Nabwalya Mpika Chiefdoms, in the North Luangwa Ecosystem but may be required
to work at other locations as the job requires

5\. Frequency of reporting:

Monthly

6\. Salary

A competitive salary will be paid based on qualifications and experience

7\. Objective

This is a field-based position to assist in implementing and improving a
consistent and effective bottom-up community engagement programme with the
custodian communities in the Chiefdom of the Game Management Areas surrounding
North Luangwa National Park collectively termed North Luangwa Ecosystem in
line with NLCP’s strategy. This is in line with the partnership between
Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife
DNPW.

8\. Duties

The Community Liaison Assistant shall be responsible for assisting the
Community Conservation Officer in smooth implementation of field activities
for the community outreach services in the North Luangwa Ecosystem.
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:
–>Ensure effective and transparent community representation, and decision-making through monitoring and reporting on community institutions as a means for consistent community engagement.
–>Assist community-based management staff and VAG/CRB representatives on relevant aspects of management, administration and governance
–>Assisting to organise and co-ordinate community exposure tours, workshops and seminars
–>Ensure effective and regular communication and feedback between VAGs/CRBs and their respective constituent communities.
–>Observe, monitor and report revenue and other benefits/opportunities distribution mechanisms to ensure the maximum impact and incentives to communities from conservation and wildlife related business within the NLE.
–>Working together 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;
–>Assist in community mobilisation, organisation of community meetings and support infrastructure development;
–>Attending all meetings of the CRB, VAG and community general meetings;
–>Work together with the CRB and secretariat in participatory project planning, budgeting, implementation, and monitoring.
–>Providing weekly updates on the work of the CRB in governance and financial management, hunting, revenue and other benefit sharing, scout behaviour and general record keeping.
–>Work with the CRB and VAG to monitor wildlife and participate in quota setting.
–>Build and maintain positive relationships, liaison and collaboration with chiefs and traditional authorities locally and with civil society and partners locally.
–>Ensure regular and close communication, coordination and involvement with Government extension services DNPW, FD, MOA, DOF, council etc. and in the NLE for all aspects of the NLE community programme

b. Strengthen institutional and organisational capacity of community outreach

–>To plan, coordinate and implement community outreach activities with the CCO, CCE and enumerators.
–>To assist CCO with all the CRB day to day activities, help in organising the paper work and ensuring it is updated continuously;
–>To contribute to improvement of performance monitoring frameworks through consistent reporting and information sharing to NLCP and resident custodians,
–>To assist in implementing community outreach monitoring and evaluation frameworks, which includes, the collection and analysis of information to monitor and evaluate the impact and outcomes of project activities
–>Assist with dissemination of FZS project results and lessons learned locally as well as regionally, and within FZS.
–>Contribute to annual work plans, budgets, reporting and monitoring of the broader NLCP programme

c. Improve and strengthen livelihood, including health, opportunities while
decreasing the cost of living with wildlife for resident custodians in the
chiefdom and GMA

–>Assist implementation of community-based conservation initiatives around wildlife protection, human/wildlife interaction management, WASH, and other natural resource management initiatives;
–>Assist with implementation and reporting on conservation enterprise and partnerships, especially within the tourism sector, for the development of revenue streams to NLE communities
–>Assist the implementation, and monitoring strategic intervention to improve rural livelihoods within resident custodians of the NLE through, for example, support to social service provision health and education, micro-credit schemes such as COCOBA, improved markets and conservation agriculture
–>Assist the development, implementation and monitoring 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;

d. General

–>Adhere to annual FZS and donor budgets, following FZS 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 extension staff, CRBs, VAG committees, NLE and other DNPW/FD/DOF field staff within the operational area;
–>Perform any other duties that may be delegated in line with NLCP’s strategy.

The Community Liaison Assistant 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 FZS` 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.
–>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

9\. Qualifications

The position holder shall:

–>Holder of Zambian grade 12 school certificate
–>A Diploma in social science, wildlife management, community development or rural development will be an added advantage.
–>At least 3 years living with the rural communities in assigned location/station for the position.
–>Must possess knowledge and workings of CRB/VAG. Knowledge in CBNRM, principles of good governance, and general wildlife and natural resources management in Zambia will be an advantage
–>Clear understanding of existing natural resources and wildlife challenges within the resident custodian area will be an advantage.
–>Practical experience working with traditional authorities will be an added advantage.

Other attributes :

–>Self-motivated, disciplined and determined to work within the flexibility nature of the work
–>Good communication skills
–>Ability and willingness to stay 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 CLA 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
Licences, NO certificates to **jobs.zambia@fzs.org** make sure to 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.

Applications should be addressed to: The Community Outreach Manager, North
Luangwa Conservation Programme, Frankfurt Zoological Society, P.O Box 450189,
Mpika **Closing Date** : 17 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
Chikwa, Chifunda, Lundu, Mukungule and Nabwalya Chiefdoms are encouraged to
apply.

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