FZS Zambia Communities Education Officer
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 management, with a focus on law enforcement, conservation education and empowering communities in GMAs to manage their own resources. FZS-Z continues to seek to expand its activities both in geographical and thematic scope. FZS-Z’s work is currently funded with significant grants from FZS core funding, international government partners and private donors.
To support and manage FZS-Z’s educational strategy, through the development of future proposals, continued professional development of practitioners and through the implementation of a new monitoring and evaluation framework for the conservation education programme, Lolesha Luangwa, FZS is looking for a
COMMUNITIES EDUCATION OFFICER
The programme reaches 1,750 children in 22 schools surrounding North Luangwa National Park. In essence, the proposed evaluation framework utilises a participatory method to engage local stakeholders, making them active participants in curriculum and evaluation design. In addition, a realist philosophical assumption guides the framework, allowing stakeholders to consider context as it relates to outcomes. Lastly, from a practical standpoint, the approach seeks to address the true impacts of the programme, uncovering how it affects the lives of its learners and the wider community. Local ownership is considered the long term goal for Lolesha Luangwa, and the Communities Education Officer will play a vital role in continuing this process.
The FZS Zambia Communities Education Officer position is newly created and is based in Mpika. The post holder will oversee a transition of the educational components of the programme, from the heart of North Luangwa National Park to the FZS Mpika offices, helping to establish closer links with community capacity development and human-wildlife conflict. The Communities Education Officer will provide on-site support for FZS Zambia - North Luangwa Conservation Programme and Nsumbu Tanganyika Conservation Project; therefore the role requires frequent travel to the North Luangwa National Park landscape and intermittent travel to the Nsumbu Tanganyika Conservation Project.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Proven leadership skills and experience preferably in the national conservation or development arena
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities, including excellent writing, verbal and listening skills
- Demonstrable, critical understanding of prevailing teaching methodologies, curriculum development and educational theory
- Sound ethical disposition required to undertake field research revolving around sensitive topics
- Proven experience in project monitoring and evaluation system design and implementation including data analysis and database management and report writing
- Credibility and intellectual stature to gain the trust and collaborate effectively with colleagues, partners, stakeholders, and other institutions
- Bachelor degree or higher from an accredited institution in a subject related to Education, Conservation or Wildlife Management and practical experience in relevant fields
- Ability and willingness to travel nationally on a regular basis
- Fluency in English and Bemba, both written and oral
TERMS AND BENEFITS
An attractive package based on in-country employment schemes, and potentially a long-term position in an internationally recognized conservation organization following a probation period of 6 months.
YOUR APPLICATION TO US
Please send a cover letter and a chronological CV in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline is 14th December, 2018.
The cover letter will be used to judge the quality of your application and should answer the following questions:
1. What interests you most to apply for this position?
2. What is the most important technical ability you will bring to the role?
3. Describe how you have contributed to an educational strategy within your current/most relevant role.
4. What is your most important personal characteristic that you will bring to FZS Zambia in this role?
Please address to:
Frankfurt Zoological Society
Human Resources Dept.
60316 Frankfurt, Germany