The Manager is responsible for Chipembele’s Conservation Education Outreach Programme which encompasses 17 local schools and their surrounding communities. S/he teaches lessons and organises activities in conservation clubs in the local schools every afternoon of the school calendar. Camping expeditions, workshops and excursions are scheduled for the school holidays. S/he works closely with the Senior Conservation Educator and is responsible for managing and training a team of 4 Community Conservation Educators who work in 4 different zones in the area. In addition, the Manager supervises a small team of administrators, domestic staff and ad hoc volunteers.
Accommodation, a classroom and offices are located in the grounds of the local secondary school, so the position is suited to someone genuinely wanting to work in the heart of an energetic rural community.The position is challenging, complex and fairly demanding but can be great fun and very rewarding. For a full job specifications please email email@example.com
· Minimum B.Sc. (Masters preferable) in an appropriate field, e.g. natural sciences / conservation / environment / natural resources management, etc. Other tertiary qualifications are acceptable (e.g. B.Ed.) if the candidate has relevant experience in and knowledge of African wildlife and conservation.
· Fluent English (oral and written)
· Strong communication skills, particularly report writing.
· Excellent administrative, organisational, computing & financial management skills.
· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate well to people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and employment/community status.
· Experience of teaching, facilitating, training and curriculum development.
· Experience of project and staff management.
· Knowledge of African wildlife and conservation issues.
· Current valid driver’s licence. Experience of driving 4 wheel drive vehicles and driving off road at times in difficult terrain would be an advantage. Other Skills/ Experience
· Experience of working within a rural African community, preferably for an NGO.
· Experience of youth camps/bush craft/outdoor youth activities for our student Nature Nights programme.
· The work is centred in the local schools and would suit someone with a mature personality who is capable of and happy with working largely unsupervised.
· Flexibility and willingness to work beyond office hours whenever necessary.
· Innovation and creativity in expanding and improving the programme.
· Annual salary.
· Free (basic) furnished accommodation.
· Personal use of 4-wheel drive car.
· 30 days paid annual leave per year.
Period of contract
There will be an initial 3 month probationary period which either party can terminate without notice. If the trial period is successful, then a contract will be offered for a further 21 months, making a total of 2 years. The contract will thereafter be renewable every 2 years. Someone who is looking for a long term commitment to the project and the organisation is highly sought after.
Please send a letter and a copy of your current CV, to Anna Tolan, (Executive Director) via firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications 10th November 2016 All applications that fulfil the above criteria will be answered. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Skype or by telephone if Skype is unavailable.
Chipembele is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from women and from African nationals, particularly Zambians, are encouraged.