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CCB Biodiversity Assistant BioCarbon Partners Zambia Limited

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BCP’s mission is making conservation of wildlife habitat valuable to people. BCP is a leading African forest carbon company. We are working with community and Government partners to help conserve over 1 million hectares of globally significant wildlife habitats, and to benefit over 225,000 people. BCP is recruiting for CCB BIODIVERSITY ASSISTANT. This position reports to the Carbon Specialist and covers all the BCP REDD+ Project areas. The CCB Biodiversity Assistant will support our partner, Lion Landscapes, in planning, management, coordination, supervision, and monitoring of biodiversity conservation and management activities to ensure efficient and timely delivery of BCP’s project goals, objectives, and targets.


Work with Partners to finalize biodiversity monitoring plans for an expanded area, including a detailed work plan approved by the BCP management team
With Partner, to carry out survey initial/refresher biodiversity monitoring training before each survey
With Partners and community scouts to run two (early dry and late dry) distance sampling surveys in each sampling frame (as per finalized and agreed biodiversity monitoring plan and survey protocols)
Clean and prepare distance sampling survey data for analysis between every survey and store the updated data in the relevant Google Drive folder
Work with the community scout managers to download and clean all scout SMART data from normal patrols (Initially, we would look at weekly cleaning, moving on to monthly once scouts have become proficient at the use of SMART.
Partner with scout managers to provide feedback on previous SMART patrol data to scouts, and any troubleshooting and refresher training needed (Initially, we would look for weekly feedback, moving on to monthly once scouts have become proficient at the use of SMART)
Generate maps of scout patrols for Partner, Executive Director and BCP management after each SMART download
Work with Partners and BCP management to agree on the appropriate metrics for SMART reporting
Generate monthly reports on scout patrol data, using agreed metrics
Work with Partners to deploy and run two camera trap arrays during the dry season months (as per finalized and agreed biodiversity monitoring plan)
Work with Partners to pilot and run two village camera traps providing monthly analysis of camera trap data, agree on the pilot terms with the two villages, identify village representatives and provide monthly feedback reports to the village, Partners and BCP on camera trap results
Manage and process all camera trap data in order for this to be ready for analysis on a regular basis

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management, Natural Resources Management, or a related discipline is a MUST.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
Strong people skills with good communication capacity in written and spoken English as well as local languages
Passionate about community development and conservation approaches
Proficient in the use of SMART Basic GIS skills Experience in Camera Trap surveys and Distance Sampling Experience in conducting field work in remote location
Good organizational skills
Effective report writing skills Data analysis and processing is of high importance.
Computer skills and full command of Microsoft applications required
Strong commitment to achieving goals laid out by company
Ability to work and cope in a stressful environment with tight deadlines

Helping to conserve over 500 million trees, and with close to 7 million tons of carbon emissions reduced to date, both BCP implemented REDD+ Projects have been verified against the Verified Carbon Standard, the world’s leading voluntary Greenhouse Gas program. In 2021, the LZRP is the only project in Africa to receive 8 consecutive verifications and only the second in the World to achieve this! While it is also Africa’s first CCBA Triple Gold Project, with ‘Gold’ level verification against all three categories of the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard (CCBA) for its exceptional climate change impacts and community and biodiversity benefits. The LCFP has achieved CCBA Triple Gold Validation for exceptional community impact. Awarded Best Individual Offsetting Project and Impact Monitoring Report in the World in the Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon Markets Ranking 2021, and ranked in the top 0.5% of B Corps globally 2021, BCP offers carbon offsets with World class benefits. Our moonshot is to help conserve 10 million hectares of wildlife strongholds by 2030 reducing 10 million tons of carbon emissions annually.


As an equal opportunity employer, a competitive salary will be offered, plus training, plus the potential for performance bonuses, plus travel opportunities for work, plus health benefits, plus a great work culture, plus career growth, plus working with a diverse and committed team.

Candidates interested in joining an innovative and high-performance team, and working towards doing amazing things in conservation technology and livelihoods, please send a CV, a cover letter, 3 reference contacts and anything else that makes your application stand out by email to with CCB Biodiversity Assistant in the subject line.  Please also send anything else that will help your application stand out.

Applications accepted from 17th September 2021 until the position is filled. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

If an applicant receives no response within a 30-day period, they should consider their application unsuccessful.

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