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Chiefdom Lead – Mfuwe


BCP is recruiting 2 Chiefdom Leads to be based in Mfuwe (LCFP) to manage community conservation, livelihood impacts, and partnership building. The position works closely with the community, private, and Government stakeholders to deliver positive community impacts and target zero deforestation in project areas.  The position requires advanced management and team-building abilities, as well as skills in data management, conducting fieldwork in rural Africa, advanced spreadsheet skills, excellent English writing skills, knowledge of community engagement approaches and community-based natural resources management principles and approaches as well as a willingness to live and work in rural Zambia.  The main tasks will be managing stakeholder partnerships, supporting partners to achieve continental-class operational effectiveness, catalyzing capacity building of community-based natural resource organizations and Government partners, developing scalable alternative livelihood interventions, ensuring data systems work and are used in adaptive management, and coordinating logistics and building forest management capacity amongst partners.  This role has the exciting opportunity to be a key liaison with our partners.  The position will require a willingness to engage in fundraising efforts. The candidate is expected to be a relationship builder and coach.


  • A key and trusted liaison between BCP and our valued, strategic, and long-term partners in the communities.
  • Support effective liaison with partners limiting deforestation within REDD+ Zones in project areas.
  • To support and build the capacity of the Community Resources Boards to select and implement community development projects
  • To support and build the capacity of the Community Resources Boards to function as an accountable transparent community institution including facilitation of periodic review meetings
  • Serve as a liaison with Government and Community partners to support the improvement of effective conservation management, and to ensure the execution thereof.
  • Ensure impact monitoring capacity is built and data is collected consistently.
  • Coordinating infrastructure development in community project zones to completion.
  • Provide ongoing support to community partners to ensure operations in Chiefdoms are managed to targets.
  • The development and implementation of regular standard operating procedures (SOPs), systems, and policies that support BCP’s vision of continental-class conservation management.


  • Advanced partnership development skills.
  • Advanced report writing.
  • Management skills.
  • Knowledge of community mobilization and capacity building amongst community institutions.
  • Project Management, people management, and leadership skills. We’re looking for someone who wants to make a difference, puts team and partnership first, and has integrity.


As an equal opportunity employer, a competitive salary will be offered, plus training, plus the potential for performance bonuses, plus travel opportunities for work, plus health benefits, plus a great work culture, plus career growth, plus working with a diverse and committed team. Candidates interested in joining an innovative and high-performance team, and working towards doing amazing things in conservation technology and livelihoods, please send a CV, a cover letter, and anything else that makes your application stand out by email to jobs@biocarbonpartners.com clearly indicating the position you are applying for: Chiefdom Lead – Mfuwe, in the subject line.

Please also send 3 reference contacts and anything else that will help your application stand out.

Females are encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted from 21st September 2022 until the position is filled.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
If an applicant receives no response within a 30-day period, they should consider their application unsuccessful.

If you think that you are suitable for this vacancy, please apply now!

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