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.
  • 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: 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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