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NLCP Social Programme Operations Officer and Deputy COP, USAID-funded LLCA
Zambia, Africa, Employee, full-time, 5-7 years of experience
About the Project
FZS-Zambia is seeking a highly motivated Social Programme Operations Officer and Deputy Chief of Party (for the USAID-funded Luangwa Livelihoods and Conservation Activity, LLCA). The position will be based in Mpika, Mano and/or other agreed location with time spent in the field with the team, and with relatively frequent travel to Lusaka. The position reports to the USAID-funded LLCA Chief of Party with occasional input from the NLCP Senior Management and there are a number of people who will report to the position – including: the (currently named) Community Outreach Manager and Coordinators.
- Ensure that the NLCP social programme is founded on a robust Theory of Change and results-based management, with adequate monitoring, evaluation, learning and adaptation
- In a leadership role, guide and mentor the field-based implementation of FZS’s work with the people living in the North Luangwa Landscape – including i) leading the work on Land and Resource Use agreements, ii) agricultural extension (including conservation/regenerative agriculture and enhancing coexistence between humans and wildlife), iii) enterprise and livelihood development and iv) literacy, education and vocational training – all to function within the environmental framework of FZS’s work which will contribute to achieving our conservation goals in the landscape.
- Contribute to keeping NLCP’s stakeholder analysis up to date such that the power dynamics and structures, and influences among all stakeholders and actors are well understood
- Lead, oversee and mentor the field-based team of Managers, Coordinators, SCCOs, CCOs and CLAs
- Work with other members of the team, including: the FZS-Zambia’s Senior Management team and Finance Department, the MERL Advisor, the Gender/Diversity Advisor, the NLCP Chief Operations Officer, Programme Manager and all Grant Managers within FZS-Zambia team
- Engage with partners and other actors, including engaging technical staff and consultants, and/or other partner organisations to support the social programme
- Contribute to the development of proposals and reporting for submission to donors
- Lead on the development of annual workplans for and reporting on the social programme’s fieldwork
- A first degree and preferably a post-graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) in social science –ideally within sustainable development, social development and protection, or similar
- A minimum of 6 years of international experience in programme design, development and implementation – within at least two of the following: livelihood programmes, community-level enterprise development, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and management, community-based nature resource management, social marketing, community-based organisation governance and operation, conservation/regenerative agriculture among small-holder farmers, grievance redress mechanisms
- Experience working as a social development practitioner, including (but not limited to) stakeholder engagement and stakeholder mapping
- Experience leading and managing diverse and multi-cultural teams
- Experience living in remote areas
- Valid driver’s license with 4×4 offroad experience.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in written and oral English
- A self-motivated, person who demonstrates great initiative
An attractive salary package based on our in-country or international employment schemes. An initial two-year contract is standard practice, with the perspective of a long-term position in an internationally recognized conservation organization. Probation period is 6 months.
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The position will remain open until filled by a suitable candidate – but applications received before 15 March will be viewed positively and those received earlier than this date will be viewed even more positively.
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