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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Livelihoods Empowerment Manager, Zambia



POSITION: Livelihoods Empowerment Manager, Zambia
CONTRACT: Full Time – 1 Year, Renewable
LOCATION: Lusaka, Eastern and Muchinga Provinces
REPORTING TO: Technical Team Coordinator
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Develop monitoring systems to track livelihoods indicators; ensure information collected is analysed and reported; communicate updated statistics for internal and external communications and adaptive management purposes.
  • Communicate Impacts: Document best practices; share information that leads to improved awareness and generates interest.
  • Business Development: Development of entrepreneurial activities that promote sustainable forest management, including identification of potentially viable NTFP businesses, development of business plans and involvement of technical advisors and/or partners or investors, as appropriate.
  • Small Grants program management: Assist with the management of BCP’s Small Grants program to channel funds through local partners to support and achieve livelihoods impacts.
  • Empowerment training: Identify, deliver training needs among community producer groups and staff.
  • Policy Development and Review: Develop strategies and tools for linking livelihoods activities/interventions to forest protection in verifiable ways;
  • Community Engagement: Work with local structures; promote transparent and effective governance through delivery of high-impact, community led programs.
  • Partner engagement: Manage partner relations; seek opportunities for collaboration to achieve impacts.
  • Governance: Ensure that effective local governance systems are identified and capacity built to ensure that benefits and impacts derived through livelihoods interventions are transparently, equitably and meaningfully delivered to stakeholders.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum 5-years relevant professional experience; with 2 years minimum Management level experience.
  • Minimum Grade 12, with BA, BSc or equivalent level of studies preferred.
  • Strong technical experience in livelihood activity implementation (conservation farming, agriculture, livestock, income-generating activities, microfinance, savings and loans, NTFP, CBNRM, etc).
  • Demonstrated field experience in rural development work in Africa; with preferable link to environmental protection and/or sustainable resource management.
  • Strong communication skills—written and spoken – in English and local languages.
  • Strong understanding of (and buy-in to) the core values of BCP, including sustainable entrepreneurial approaches to development, community-based conservation, and humility.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with impacts assessments, tracking and evaluation.
  • Report-writing; strong written communication skills and ability to present data.
  • Experience working on teams; excellent team-work, dynamic
  • Willingness to spend significant amounts of time traveling in basic conditions (including camping in rural, remote or village areas).
  • Ability to manage external relations with local and international partners and evaluators.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Ability to recognize necessary information and facilitate information-flows
  • Valid Drivers License
COMPENSATION: A competitive salary will be offered.
Interested candidates, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter explaining how you match these requirements by email to: jobs@biocarbonpartners.com with the Subject: “Livelihoods Empowerment Manager”.
Applications will be considered on a rolling-basis from February 16th , until the position is filled.

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