POSITION: Community Engagement Manager
CONTRACT: Full Time – 1 Year renewable
LOCATION: Mfuwe, Zambia
PROJECT: USAID Community Forests Program (CFP)
REPORTING TO: Senior Community Engagement Manager
BCP is seeking a dynamic, talented, hard-working individual to serve as a Community Engagement Manager for REDD+ activities at the Mfuwe Site. This is a field-based position based in Mfuwe town, with frequent travel to rural areas in Eastern Province in basic camping conditions. We are looking for someone who has managed complicated projects in rural settings, before. The individual in this role must have a passion for 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. We are especially looking for candidates from/in Eastern Province.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Team management: Oversee, manage and coordinate Community Engagement Team members.
  • Planning, Budgeting and Reporting for team and site activities related to REDD+ implementation.
  • Community stakeholder consultation, sensitization, engagement using PLA techniques in line with FPIC.
  • Coordinating with GRZ and implementing partners to implement activities, including: REDD+ viability assessment activities, participatory land-use planning and forest demarcations, community stakeholder engagement and livelihoods interventions implementation.
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated professional project management experience.
  • Relevant professional and/or academic background in community engagement, development, social work, environmental studies, natural resource management, or other relevant field.
  • Fluency in English and relevant local languages (Eastern Province).
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Experience living and working in rural areas; comfort with basic field-based accommodation and camping in remote/rural areas, and significant time spent in rural villages.
  • Experienced and comfortable working with Traditional Authorities and GRZ.
  • Preferred experience:
  • Livelihoods projects (conservation farming, livestock, education, income-generating activities).
  • Conservation or REDD+ experience, to support and guide REDD+ project sourcing process.
  • Experience implementing USAID-funded projects.
Compensation: A competitive salary will be offered.
Application Process: Interested candidates, please send a copy of your Resume/CV and a cover letter explaining how you match these requirements by email to:, with CEM-MFUWE in the title, or deliver hard copy applications to the BCP/CFP Office in Mfuwe. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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