North Luangwa Conservation Programme Chief Finance Officer – FZS Zambia

Zambia, Africa, Employee, full-time, 5-7 years of experience

About the Project

FZS Zambia (FZS-ZM) has a rich history of conservation, having been actively involved in the preservation of the North Luangwa Ecosystem since 1986 and the Nsumbu-Tanganyika region since 2017. Our mission at FZS-ZM is to bridge the connection between livelihoods and landscapes through conservation and enhancement efforts. We are dedicated to the continuous expansion of our initiatives, broadening both our geographical reach and thematic focus. These endeavours are made possible through FZS core funding, international government partners, and the contributions of private donors.

Your Tasks

As FZS Zambia (FZS-ZM) continues to expand its activities, we are seeking a dynamic and dedicated Chief Finance Officer (CFO) to join our team. The CFO will play a pivotal role in providing high-level support to Senior Management and ensuring the effective financial management of our projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee financial operations, ensuring compliance with donor-funded requirements.
  • Analyse financial data, prepare reports, and provide insights to drive informed decision-making.
  • Lead and motivate the finance team to deliver quality performance.
  • Collaborate with Senior Management to ensure efficient project execution and timeline adherence.
  • Communicate financial information with precision to support the organization’s growth and success.

Your Profile

  • Proven experience in financial leadership roles, preferably in the NGO/PBO sector.
  • Strong analytical skills with a focus on donor-funded projects.
  • Excellent communication and management abilities to work effectively with a diverse team.
  • Ability to respond swiftly to challenges and opportunities in a dynamic environment.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, German proficiency is an advantage.

We Offer

  • Engaging and meaningful work with room for your own ideas
  • Opportunity to contribute towards the protection of an impressive landscapes in Zambia
  • Form part of a dynamic and motivated team, as well as the larger FZS team working to secure outstanding wild places across the globe
  • Flat hierarchy, opportunities for further training
  • The position will be based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Your Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to Please include the following documents in your application:

  1. A cover letter explaining why you should be considered for this position.
  2. A comprehensive CV highlighting your relevant experience and achievements.
  3. Contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your permission).

Please mark your application ‚Chief Finance Officer – FZS Zambia‘.

Application Deadline: Monday, 13th November 2023
Interviews: First interviews will be held during the week commencing 27th November 2023. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email or telephone – please specify your preferred method of contact in your covering letter.
Note: Due to limited resources and a high volume of applications, we will only contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

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