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Initiative Design and Outreach WWF Zambia

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Position title: Initiative Design and Outreach Intern

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer

Supervises: None

Location: Lusaka

Period: 6 Months

The World-wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is the world’s leading independent conservation organization with a global network in over 100 countries. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. We have been working in Zambia since 1962 organising our efforts across Freshwater, Wildlife, Forests and People.

WW Zambia has been working in the following landscapes, with targeted conservation interventions. These are the Zambian components of the Kavango-Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation area (KAZA TFCA); the Upper Zambezi; and the Lower Kafue basin (including Kafue Flats), the Luangwa valley and Bangweulu wetlands ecosystems.

WWF Zambia has a total of 61 staff, with expertise and career levels ranging from Function Heads (at Senior Management Team and programme leadership team levels), professional and technical staff covering the various disciplines and programme area expertise; and operational support staff.

WWF Zambia Country Office now seeks to recruit a proficient and self-motivated individual for an internship position of Initiative Design and outreach to be based at the head office in Lusaka and support the Conservation and Partnership functions of the Country Office. The Internship Programme is designed for young graduates interested in building a career in conservation, allowing them to gain direct exposure and acquire practical, hands-on experience in the organization.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Conducts research and develops draft concept notes, proposals and budget as directed by Chief Operations Officer
Prepare high quality presentations
Assist prepare content for external engagements
Organise and follow up internal and external meetings focused on initiatives
Provides administrative support to the Chief Operations word processing, editing; distribution of information; organizing and taking minutes at meetings
Tracks documents and tools, keeping any relevant databases up to date at all times.
Fact check and Support with thorough quality reviewing and editing process of documents before sign off by the Chief Operations Officer and Country Director
Supports with the drafting and compilation of articles, blogs and reports
Performs applicable research at the supervisor’s request
Undertakes duties to support the day to day efficient operation of the Conservation Executive team
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Operations Officer.
Create and update contact database of strategic partners and donors

Required Qualifications
University Degree in Business Management, Environment/Natural Resource Management or related discipline;
Masters degree preferred but not compulsory

Required Skills and Competencies
Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
Demonstrates high levels of confidentiality;
Excellent planning and organising skills;
Ability to prioritise work schedules;
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Adhere to WWF’s values: Courage, Collaboration, Respect and Integrity

Adherence to WWF Global behavioural competencies:
Strive for Impact «I am results driven. Everything I do, the way I think, plan and implement is driven by a relentless search for impact. »
Listen Deeply «I go beyond my point of view and strive to see the bigger picture from different perspectives. I stay curious and listen deeply to what others have to say. »
Collaborate Openly «I’m a global citizen working for a living planet. I am constantly thinking of how with others, together, we can be more impactful. I work across boundaries, openly ask for help and share what I know, both internally and externally. »
Innovate Fearlessly «I take risks to find better solutions. I measure progress and learn from mistakes. I share both success & failures. I encourage others to do the same. »

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

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Applications must include a cover letter and CV with full contact details of three referees sent as one file with subject line “ Initiative Design and Outreach Intern – Zambia”, to The People, Culture & Operations Manager – Zambia through no later than 9th April, 2021.

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