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BCP is recruiting for Chiefdom Leads (CLs)  as follows: Lufwanyama x 1, Kaoma x 2 and Kasempa x 3 under the Kafue-Zambezi Community Forest Project (KZCFP) to be responsible for the coordination of the REDD+ project activities within the assigned Chiefdoms. The Chiefdom Lead will report directly to the Sector Manager.  The Chiefdom Lead will oversee the Chiefdom Officers and will collaborate with Agriculture, and Conservation officers to implement Project Activities in the assigned Chiefdoms. Working in coordination with the Forest Department and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, the Chiefdom Lead will support the capacity development of the CFMGs in governance, finance, and project management, The Chiefdom Lead shall be directly responsible for the development and alignment of CFMG AWP to VCS and CCB standards and its successful implementation. The Chiefdom Lead will take accountability for the monthly and quarterly AWP review meetings with CFMGs and report on the delivery of VCS and CCB standards to the Sector Manager. The Chiefdom Lead is responsible for validating and reporting of all Community Engagement, Conservation, Agriculture, and Livelihood datasets captured and entered by the Chiefdom officers to the Sector Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • The management, supervision, and development of the assigned Chiefdoms.
  • Support local communities within the assigned Chiefdom in the development and implementation of activities intended to create lasting benefits and sustained financial returns.
  • Promote and achieve broad participation of all community members within the assigned Chiefdom and especially ensure the inclusion of marginalized and differently-abled members and groups in the community in planning and implementation of project interventions support and build linkages with other key stakeholders working within the assigned Chiefdom; including GRZ, NGOs, Private Sector and Community), all aimed at driving positive impacts of REDD.
  • Validate all datasets related to REDD+ Project activities in assigned Chiefdoms for the development of Impact monitoring reports.Actively address grievances in line with the project grievance redress mechanism.Support REDD+ Zone monitoring including responding to encroachment.
    Seek the involvement of key stakeholders (GRZ, NGOs, Private Sector, and community) in project delivery; AWP development & implementation following appropriate participatory approaches such as FPIC.
  • Participate in the weekly, monthly, and quarterly site review and planning meetings.
  • Escalate to SM any significant project risks likely to affect the smooth implementation of project activities.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations in the Chiefdom and document all activities implemented.
  • Help the SM in identifying socio-economic activities in the Chiefdoms that can be incorporated into interventions that advance REDD+ activities.
  • Structure and strengthen the local governance and community structures for improved natural resource management based on the identified gaps.
  • Monitor and supervise the delivery of services outsourced to third-party organizations.
  • Collect all field data and upload all the necessary trackers.

Alliance Builders Wanted:

Qualifications in a related field such a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Community Development, or any relevant field.

Skills:

  • 3 years relevant work experience in a similar field or management position.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Strong people skills with communication capabilities in written and spoken English and above all, local chiefdom languages.
  • Strong planning and coordination skill sets and experience working with government stakeholders.
  • Excellent facilitation skills and application of Participatory Rural Appraisal/Participatory Learning and Action Methodologies and Tools.
  • Strong leadership traits and time management skills.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite, GPS, ODK, and other Android device applications.
  • Advanced alliance building and collaborative skills.
  • Excellent report writing.
  • Management, administrative and organizational skills.
  • It is an added advantage to those who hold a motorbike rider’s license

Must display the following traits:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks, demonstrate excellent time management skills with well-developed organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail with great verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate professional discretion.

As an equal opportunity employer, a competitive salary will be offered, plus training, plus the potential for performance bonuses, 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, 3 reference contacts, and anything else that makes your application stand out by email to jobs@biocarbonpartners.com with Chiefdom Lead and Location been applied for in the subject line. Please also send anything else that will help your application stand out.

Applicants who have worked in or reside in the site-base Province are encouraged to apply

Applications are accepted from 11th November 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.

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