A local NGO is seeking to engage a Project Officer, who will assist the organization in carrying out wildlife programming activities that include capacitation of various stakeholders such as community groups and law enforcement officers on sustainable wildlife management and governance. The officer will also be responsible for contributing to the organization’s strategic programme areas and identifying wildlife programming opportunities, and partnerships. The position requires great work organization skills and experience in project management.
Duties and responsibilities
- The Project Officer will be responsible for the following: Lead the implementation wildlife governance components of a project;
- Plan and carryout wildlife programming activities in line with the broad intended results under the project;
- Capacitation of stakeholders on wildlife programming and preparation of learning materials;
- Participate in the development of project concept notes, agendas, activity plan and project implementation plans; Produce project reports and knowledge products such as policy briefs, blogs, articles, and other publications on wildlife programming;
- Provide expect technical advice on wildlife management;
- Conduct research on wildlife governance; Produce analytical papers / issues papers on wildlife governance issues at the national, regional, and global levels;
- Produce concept notes and proposals on wildlife to grow the organization ‘s wildlife portfolio; Collaborate with team members on fundraising for the expansion and growth of the wildlife programmes;
- Brief the organization the organization regularly on trending issues in the wildlife sector;
- Initiate, build and maintain relationships with funding partners; Perform other responsibilities as maybe assigned by management.
Technical knowledge, skills and expertise required
- Broad knowledge and understanding wildlife governance that includes but not limited to the relevant legal, policy and institutional frameworks, human - wildlife conflict, wildlife conservation, water forestry, land tenure and land rights; Understanding of broad aspects of Natural Resources Governance that includes Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) and Communal Areas Management Programmes for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE);
- Good understanding of Natural Resources Management frameworks at the global, regional, and national levels, best practices, and their implications;
- Ability to build networks at the local, national, regional, and international levels to further the organization’s work;
- Ability to work with diverse stakeholders that include communities, CSOs, legislators, Government of Zimbabwe, funders, and the private sector;
- Must have good writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively that is quickly, clearly, and concisely both orally and in writing.
Qualifications and experience
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Law or Natural Resources Management with courses in wildlife management;
- A Master’s Degree is an added advantage;
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the sector working on Natural Resources Management with a bias on wildlife governance.
Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should send their motivational letter and CV to [email protected] by the 11th of April 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.