Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Job Title: Environmental Education Officer, Liuwa Plains National Park (LPNP)
African Parks is a non-profit organization that takes total responsibility for the rehabilitation and long term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. African Parks Zambia ( A company limited by shares) has signed a management agreement for the management of LPNP and has been in existence for the last 11 years.
1. Job Description and position in the organisation
  • The Environmental Education Officer will report directly to the Assistant Community Manager.
  • The Environmental Education Officer will also work alongside other field officers such as the law enforcement team and stakeholders.
  • The Environmental Education Officer will directly work with LPNP communities in environmental education activities.
  • The Environmental Education Officer will empower local communities in LPNP to engage in sustainable resource utilisation attitudes and skills. The Environmental Education Officer will be responsible for undertaking and implementing field activities in accordance with the project logframe in support of the LPNP Ecosystem Management.
  • This position will provide facilitation and backstopping in support of educational activities in LPNP and the surrounding areas.
  • This position is also responsible for maintaining strong relationships between the African Parks and all stakeholders in educational activities. A successful candidate will have extensive experience with environmental education and community work.
1.1 Main outputs and responsibilities:
  • Planning, design and implementation of community education programmes.
  • Spearhead implementation of environmental education in all its components – from training to outreach and enforcement.
  • Supporting the schools in and around LPNP in educational activities.
  • Supervision of education activities funded by African Parks.
  • Development of strong working relationships with DEBS office, and the schools within the catchment area of APZ.
  • Responsible for implementing AP/Department of wildlife service’s environmental education activities within communities of LPNP in accordance with the work plan and logframe
  • Represent APZ in the schools.
  • Represent APZ among stakeholders including government, NGOs, private sector
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings.
  • Together with schools plan and implement school tailored environmental education plans.
  • Apply local and/ or scientific knowledge to foster environmental education.
  • Advise accordingly on activities which would deteriorate the environmental state of LPNP.
  • Update Community Manager regularly on activities in the field and report immediate issues and be in constant communication Note: These outputs are general. Individual specific work plans will be prepared and updated annually.
  • Report writing as needed and decided by Community Manager.
  • Field activity reports to be prepared and submitted to Assistant Community Manager within two days of implementing a field activity.
  • Assure proper, efficient and transparent use of project funds.
  • Timely retirement of funds, well-organised financial management.
  • Responsible use and care of project equipment and assets including vehicles, office equipment, field equipment, furniture, etc.
  • Report any problems, damage or disrepair of APZ project assets including vehicles, office equipment, field equipment, furniture, etc.
1.2 Job requirements: Qualifications and experience required:
  • Bachelor’s degree/ Diploma in wildlife Management/Environmental conservation/ Education/ community-based natural resource management
  • At least three years of experience with community-based conservation
  • Written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in Silozi.
  • A valid driving licence is an added advantage.
  • Willingness to work long hours in remote areas with minimal supervision and willingness to ride a motorbike.
  • Experience working or living in remote areas.
  • Two or more years of experience working in wildlife conservation sector.
  • Experience working with NGOs and donor-funded projects.
  • Experience on issues of sustainable conservation and ecotourism development.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation data collection.
1.3 Behaviour Competencies
  • Integrity – Maintain high ethical standards, both personally and professionally; shows integrity, respect and fairness when dealing with others
  • Teamwork – Co-operates and works well with others in pursuit of team’s goals; shares information; supports others. Contributes effectively towards a collective (organizational) goal or towards solving problems/conflicts even when the topic involved does not directly serve one’s own interests
  • Flexibility – Adaptable; receptive to new ideas; willing and able to adjust to changing demands and circumstances. Willingness to work on week-ends and during holidays if needed
  • Planning and organising – Setting goals and budgeting in a transparent and effective manner; indicating necessary action, time and resources and monitoring progress
  • Initiative – Recognising opportunities and acting on them. Pro-active, self-starting rather than passively accepting; actively influencing events.
  • Creativity – Conceiving original solutions to job-related problems.
  • The position will be based in Kalabo District with extensive travel in Liuwa Plains National Park.
1.4. How to apply
To apply for this position kindly send us an application letter together with your CV and copies of your certificates to clearly stating your required monthly salary for the job and your date of availability.
Applications for this job should be sent before 08:00 on Friday 19th February 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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