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National Coordinator of the Green list Project in Zambia

Frankfurt Zoological Society Zambia

This is a Full-time position in Zambia posted 21/03/2022.

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# Job Description

1\. Project:

Trilateral Cooperation Germany, China, IUCN: Fair and effective protected
area for sustainable development – working together towards global
standards November 2020 – March 2023

2\. Background:

Zambia is participating in the Trilateral Cooperation Project, which includes
Germany BMZ, China NFGA, Zambia MoTA, DNPW and Namibia MEFT, which
aims at improving the quality of protected area management and governance
through the implementation of the ‘IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved
Areas’. The project is implemented by IUCN. An Expert Assessment Group for the
Green List EAGL will be established to implement this certification process
at national level, which will benefit protected and conserved areas in Zambia.

Against this background, we seek to recruit a National Coordinator to support
the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife DNPW and IUCN
International Union for the Conservation of Nature with the coordination of
this Green List Project in Zambia.

This position will be hosted by Frankfurt Zoological Society Zambia FZS.

3\. Major responsibilities:

3.1. Support DNPW to establish, implement and coordinate the Green List
activities and related projects in country.

3.2. Accompany the introduction, adaptation and implementation of the Green
List Standard in Zambia e.g. backstopping, knowledge management.

3.3. Coordinate and support the operations of the national/regional EAGL.

3.4. Support DNPW to advocate the Green List within political structures.

3.5. Advocate for the alignment or where appropriate development of any
necessary policies and legislative amendments.

4\. Specific duties:

National Coordination:

4.1. Assist DNPW and IUCN with national coordination:

4.1.1. Engage with and maintain the repour of the Green List Programme with
relevant State agencies.

4.1.2. Provide DNPW and partner organizations with the necessary support,
capacity and technical coordination of tasks to reduce project burden on state

4.1.3. Prepare, participate in and report on monthly technical meetings and
bi-annual implementation group meetings.

4.1.4. Actively manage and implement the workplan phase 2, and propose
actions towards effective project management and communication incl. e.g.
evaluation of working/planning documents.

4.1.5. Ensure good project progress by covering the tasks of project
coordination that falls with DNPW: proposing to DNPW focal points actions
and carrying out projectrelated tasks on behalf of DNPW.

4.1.6. Track implementation of project plans and commitments, and provide
reports and updates on activities and events to DNPW and associated partners
GIZ, IUCN on a bi-weekly basis.

4.1.7. Coordinate with the Zambian sites, mentor and EAGL members to
facilitate their participation in at least two virtual exchanges with
international partners.

4.1.8. In coordination with the mentor, organise and facilitate site manager
training on the IUCN Green List Standard and on related management and
governance skills development needs.

4.1.9. Contribute to the technical reporting of activities, as requested.

4.1.10. Organise monthly meetings for the Project Management Team, and compile
meeting minutes.

4.1.11. Support and facilitate exchanges between site managers.

4.1.12. Liaise and coordinate closely with IUCN and DNPW.

4.2. Knowledge management on behalf of DNPW: track progress, synthesize and
systematize lessons learnt and good practices, collect and systematize
learning resources for institutional memory.

4.3. Assist DNPW to identify opportunities to align policies and practice with
the Green List.

4.4. Support DNPW to integrate the project activities and Green List into
their strategies and annual work plans, to ensure sustainable implementation.

4.5. Support of coordination of the Zambian EAGL and organize all the
activities including the logistics for the evaluation of the sites and the
support to the mentor.

4.6. The National Coordinator will work closely with and report to the IUCN
Green List Regional Coordinator based in South Africa.

5\. Position Requirements:


Good academic profile degree in a relevant subject; MSc level preferred, but
not essential provided the candidate has strong relevant skills and

5.2. Work Experience

8+ years nature conservation-related work, including protected area
management, or 5+ years in conservation with other relevant related natural
resource management experience.

5.3. Language Proficiency

Fluency in written and spoken English is a must, fluency in another national
language is an added advantage.

5.4. Core Competencies

–>Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out his/her work in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team;
–>Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provides a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds;
–>Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner;
–>Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions

6\. Required Experience:

–>At least 5 years in the management and administration of projects in the field of biodiversity conservation, natural resources or environmental management, including management of donor grants and donor relations, technical and financial reporting, monitoring and evaluation;
–>Previous experience engaging and working with a wide range of conservation and natural resource management practitioners – from field to senior government manager levels, and other key stakeholders including communities;
–>Ability to coordinate workplans, facilitate collaboration across multiple organisations, and organise and manage workshops and meetings;
–>Strategic planning and programme development experience;
–>Excellent writing skills;
–>Direct experience working in and on protected / conserved areas or a related field social engagement and participatory management processes would be a bonus, preferably in the region;
–>Excellent understanding of the trends and latest developments, priorities, challenges of and opportunities for protected area management and the different protected area management models, including of national parks, Natural World Heritage sites, community conserved areas and conservancies, nature reserves, PPPs etc., and the direct and indirect links with the wider landscapes;
–>Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and communicate in a cross-cultural environment;
–>Experience in capacity building activities related to biodiversity conservation and protected and conserved area management;
–>Experience with sustainability standards / certification an advantage;
–>Good computer skills, including use of databases and CRM working knowledge of a bonus;
–>Excellent English writing skills
–>Practical field experience in protected area management in the region will be considered as an added advantage.

7\. Position details:

–>The position will be based at the DNPW offices in Chilanga, Zambia.

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Applicants must submit their applications including their most up-to-date CV
and a cover letter to IUCN no later than Midnight CET time on March 28, 2022
by e-mail to:

The subject heading of the e-mail should be ‘National Coordinator of the Green
List Project in Zambia’. Electronic documents are to be submitted in PDF

This project has been realised with support from the “Conservation of
Biodiversity on Land” and “Climate Change and Inclusive Use of Natural
Resources CCIU” Projects of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit GIZ, implemented on behalf of and in close coordination with
the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism MEFT, and funded
by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ.

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