Position: Community Officer (CO)
Location: Nyimba
Project: USAID Community Forests Program (CFP)
Reporting To: Community Engagement Manager
Contract Type: 1 year, renewable
BCP is seeking a dynamic, talented, hard-working individual to serve as a Community Officer (CO) for REDD+ activities in Nyimba District. This is a field-based position based in Nyimba town, with frequent travel to rural areas in Nyimba District in basic camping conditions. COs must be interested in conservation and community engagement, and must be very comfortable with working in remote, rural, field-based locations.
This is an Equal Employment Opportunity and applicants will be evaluated based on technical qualifications. Priority will be given to individuals that come from Chiefdoms participating in the CFP who meet these technical qualifications.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordination of Community Mobilizers to schedule meetings, collect and share information
  • Collection of data and basic reporting on community engagement and project impacts
  • Records-keeping and data management
  • Participation in PLA techniques for community engagement, involvement in land-use planning
  • Information sharing, sensitization, consultation and engagement
  • Able to work in rural setting with initiative and facilitate development at chiefdom level
  • Assist in planning, coordination and equipment and partner management for field-trips
  • Literacy – able to read, write, undertake basic reporting, financial and data-collection activities
  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest with community engagement, mobilization and/or environmental programs
  • Fluency in English and relevant Eastern Province local languages particularly Nsenga
  • Able / willing to ride a motorbike: valid motorbike license OR willing to obtain a license
  • Willingness to travel in the Chiefdom, including riding a motorbike, camping in basic conditions and working in remote and/or forested areas
  • Completed certificate / diploma / academic course and/or at least 1 year professional work experience is preferred (no degree necessary)
Compensation: A competitive remuneration will be offered. Application Process: Interested, qualified candidates, please send a Cover Letter and CV (list of qualifications) to our Forestry Office Department in Nyimba , and/or submit to, with Community Officer Nyimba in the title.
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