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Conservation Lower Zambezi

  • Conservation Lower Zambezi Basecamp, Chiawa GMA, Zambia

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Volunteer Opportunity

CLZ has been working alongside DNPW and with communities in the region for over twenty-five years and is based on the banks of the Zambezi River in a location frequently visited by wildlife. CLZ offers the unique opportunity to experience working with an established conservation organisation which is constantly evolving to advance strategies for Wildlife Protection, Community Empowerment and Environmental Education while living among the incredible wildlife which inhabit the Lower Zambezi.

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$0 / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

CLZ has grown rapidly since its inception in 1994 and it is critical that the organisational structure and policies remain aligned with CLZ’s strategy and vision. Alignment of policies and procedures will be accomplished through the establishment of Company Manuals. This will help CLZ maintain efficiency while designing an effective organisational structure that enables the realisation of the vision of “A valued, protected and thriving Lower Zambezi Landscape.”

Voluntary consultant to develop a number of manuals and policies outlining Standardised Operating Procedures (SOPs) that formalise CLZ’s administrative and operational strategies. The selected candidate will work with CLZ’s management team to draft manuals for priority areas in the following order with oversight from CLZ’s CEO and relevant manager:

  1. HR
  2. Finance
  3. Procurement
  4. Health and Safety
  5. Operations
  6. M & E
  7. Stakeholder relationships
  8. Fundraising and PR

The consultant will report directly to CLZ’s CEO or appointed manager. Prioritisation of the manuals developed may change based on CLZ’s needs as well as the background and expertise of the consultant. The consultant will also work closely with other relevant management staff as they relate to specific departments.

Special Benefits

CLZ is a not-for-profit organisation who is seeking a qualified professional willing to donate their time and experience. CLZ is based on the banks of the Zambezi River in a location frequently visited by wildlife. Through this voluntary experience, the candidate will not only be contributing to extremely important work in conservation but will also be immersed in a remote location. This post will provide the opportunity to experience working in conservation efforts and advancements as well as living among the incredible wildlife which inhabit the Lower Zambezi. In addition, food and accommodation will be provided at CLZ’s basecamp in the Chiawa Game Management Area.

Minimum Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate would have a background and/or education in HR, finance, operations, monitoring & evaluation, project planning or business administration
  • High-level proficiency in English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Willing to live in a remote bush camp in Zambia for the duration of the project (approximately 4 months)

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Advanced degree in finance, management, HR, business administration- or any other related field
  • Experience in conservation, working in Africa or working with NGOs

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