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Climate Change Adaption and Resilience Officer

Are you a dynamic, innovative and impact driven individual who would like to contribute to conservation? Then you are the candidate that WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature) is looking for. WWF is an International Non-Governmental Organization that deals with conservation of nature. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Duty Post: Sesheke.

The Role:

under the supervision and direction of the Project Coordinator.  He/ She will have delegated duties for co-ordination of field activities and organization of meetings and workshops and will provide the Project Coordinator with reports on field activities mandated by the project.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and provide technical support on WWF climate smart agriculture and other climate change adaptation interventions in the Silowana Complex to build resilience in target project communities
  • Liaise and build relationships with local stakeholders in Government, NGO’s and CSO’s to develop and share latest thinking on adaptation tools, methods and frameworks and identify synergies for possible collaborations in implementation
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of the progress and impact of WWF’s conservation agriculture and climate adaptation interventions in the Silowana Complex to maintain high quality of project implementation delivery
  • Provide input and technical support in developing innovative best practices for mainstreaming climate change adaptation in WWF project and programme activities in the Zambian side of KAZA
  • Provide technical support in assessing climate change vulnerabilities to local livelihoods and livelihood assets, and identify capacity development needs of local communities and relevant stakeholders to implement potential climate adaptation responses
  • Conduct capacity building trainings and workshops for Community Resource Boards, project and local district agricultural extension officers and other key stakeholders in climate change adaptation and sustainability
  • Support the CCCDP project coordinator and climate change adaptation coordinator to ensure relevant evidence from lessons learned in projects in the Silowana Complex is incorporated into WWF Zambia’s position and strategic planning on climate change adaptation
  • Prepare reports, technical papers and awareness material related to WWF’s climate adaptation efforts in the Silowana Complex through literature review, research and results from program activities
  • Provide support to the coordinator for the development of fundraising or funding opportunities around WWF’s work on conservation agriculture and climate change adaptation
  • Provide expert knowledge in the development and dissemination of knowledge and awareness materials on climate adaptation best practices in the Silowana Complex

Required Qualifications,

  • Degree or Diploma in the field of Climate Change, Agriculture, Nature Conservation, Water Resources Management, or Environmental management.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in the area of climate change adaptation in an INGO or development agency.
  • Strong understanding of how agriculture, livestock, and natural resource management fits within the wider framework of promoting resilience and positive climate change adaptation, particularly in drought-prone contexts.
  • At least 2 years of practical experience of community work, working with CBO, community development, project cycle management, and climate change adaptation and resilience.

How to apply?

Applications must include a cover letter and CV with full contact details of three referees sent as one file with subject line CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE FIELD OFFICER” to The Human Resources & Administration Manager through wwfcareers@wwfzam.org to be received not later than 25 August 2018 at 17:00. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

How to Apply

To apply for this job email your details to wwfcareers@wwfzam.org

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