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Conservation Outreach Coordinator Jobs in Mfuwe at Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust

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Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust

Teaching Zambian children and communities the value of wildlife

PROFILE – Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust

Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust (CWET) is a dynamic, contemporary
conservation education non-governmental organisation (NGO) that operates in
and around the area of Mfuwe in Eastern Province. Mfuwe is a rapidly growing
rural settlement close to the main entrance of South Luangwa National Park in
Zambia. The primary aim of the organisation is to educate local children and
communities about wildlife, the environment and conservation. The organisation
is small but high impact and has been the recipient of a number of
international awards.

JOB OVERVIEW

The position of Conservation Outreach Coordinator (COC) is a key role within
Chipembele’s Conservation Education Programme (CEP). It is primarily one of
Deputy to the Conservation Education Manager; supervision of a team of 4
Community Conservation Educators; the facilitation of the Mobile Education
Unit Programme (MEUP); the administration of the Monitoring and Evaluation
Programme; general support of Special Programmes

ROLE DESCRIPTION

A. Deputy to the Conservation Education Manager (CEM)

The COC will:

1. Assist and support the CEM in the planning and coordination of the CEP in
schools and the broader community
2. Deputise for the CEM in his/her absence, including periods of annual
leave, sick leave or any duties that take him/her away from the workplace for
extended periods of time

B*> . Supervision and Training of Community Conservation Educators

The COC will:

1. Be the line supervisor for the CCEs
2. Ensure the CCEs comply with Chipembele policies and job requirements, and
offer advice and correction whenever necessary
3. Liaise with the CEM over the training needs and progress of the CCEs, and
report any issues or problems
4. Assist the CEM in the training and capacity building of the CCEs on an
ongoing basis in the preparation and presentation of lessons, facilitation of
activities, report writing, monitoring and evaluation techniques and other
skills appropriate to their roles
5. Assist and guide the CCEs in improving their general wildlife and
conservation knowledge

C. Mobile Education Unit

The COC will:

1. Be responsible for the safe and effective running of the MEUP with the
assistance and guidance of the CEM
2. Supervise the staff (CCEs and Logistics/Vehicle Supervisor) and any other
approved passengers in the Mobile Education Unit (MEU); safeguard their
welfare at all times; ensure diligent work according to the agreed programme.
3. Ensure the MEUP is carried out in an environmentally responsible way,
including disposal of litter and waste, toilet and bathing arrangements,
adherence to rules and regulations of the Department of Forestry, Department
of National Parks and Wildlife, Department of Fisheries, etc.
4. Plan timetables for the MEUP in local communities
5. Supervise the Logistics/Vehicle Supervisor in the timely ordering and
purchase of supplies and the keeping of detailed inventories for the equipment
in the MEUP
6. Ensure that the programme vehicle and equipment maintenance and repairs
are always carried out by the responsible person
7. Together with CCEs, facilitate lessons, workshops, discussion groups, etc.
within local and remote communities on topics of conservation, wildlife, the
natural environment and sustainable livelihoods
8. Be responsible for ensuring data collection, monitoring and the
compilation of reports for the MEUP

D. Monitoring and Evaluation

The COC will:

1. Devise appropriate monitoring tools for their implementation by staff
across all conservation education programmes
2. Monitor the CCEs in their facilitation of the monitoring tools
3. Carry out analysis and evaluation of all the monitoring reports of the CEP
and other CWET programmes according to the organisation’s Monitoring and
Evaluation Policy document
4. Recommend changes for implementation in the CEP as a result of the
evaluation results
5. Compile a comprehensive M and E report at the end of each year
6. Review and update the M and E Policy each year

E. Support of Special Programmes

The COC will:

1. Participate in the student Nature Nights Programme with the CEM and CCEs
during school holidays
2. Support school Conservation Club activities when necessary.
3. Assist with the planning and logistics of the annual Environmental
Campaign
4. Assist with the planning and logistics of the annual ‘Chikondwelero’
student conservation celebration event
5. Assist the CEM in leading school Conservation/Chongololo Clubs on
educational field trips into South Luangwa National Park
6. Facilitate the ‘Skill-Up!’ student skill training sessions where needed,
including participation in school holiday workshops

F. General administration and other duties

The COC will:

1. Keep full and accurate accounts and records of all activities and
financial transactions for the above programmes and activities
2. Assist the CPM/CEM in the regular updating of social media postings
3. Submit monthly reports (or at other times as directed) to the CPM/CEM
4. Carry out any other administrative duties as requested by the CPM, CEM or
Executive Director that are within the scope of his/her ability and relevant
to the CEP

JOB CRITERIA

Qualifications

A tertiary qualification relevant to science or conservation related fields is
essential
A post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject is highly desirable
A teaching qualification or any other qualifications relevant to the job
description would be a distinct advantage

Essential Skills

> Experience working in either the conservation or development sector in rural Zambia
> Experience in Monitoring and Evaluating techniques (relevant qualifications are a distinct advantage)
> Current valid driver’s license. Experience of driving 4-wheel drive vehicles and driving off road in difficult terrain would be an advantage
> Fluent English (oral and written) and fluent Chinyanja
> Strong communication skills, particularly report writing
> Excellent administrative and organisational skills
> Experience of teaching, facilitating and curriculum development
> Experience in project and staff management
> Knowledge of and interest in African wildlife and conservation issues

Other Skills/Experience/Aptitudes that are sought

> Experience of working within rural Zambian communities, preferably for an NGO
> Excellent interpersonal skills
> Experience of youth camps and outdoor youth activities
> Experience of and aptitude towards camping outdoors in tents
> Flexibility and willingness to work beyond office hours when necessary
> Innovation and creativity to improve aspects of the programme
> Experience in financial record keeping

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should address the Job Criteria above. Applications are
invited only if ALL of the QUALIFICATIONS and ESSENTIAL SKILLS are fulfilled.
Please submit the following information to Anna Tolan (Executive Director) via
email, info@chipembele.org

A covering letter stipulating why you are an ideal candidate and what you
would bring to the organisation
A current curriculum vitae
Names and e-mail addresses of 3 professional referees who are familiar with
your qualifications and work experience and with whom you have worked under
during the last 5 years

Apply Online Now

Email:: info@chipembele.org

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