Chief of Party – Kafue Health Project

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary: - Closes: June 11, 2021

JOB TITLE: CHIEF OF PARTY- KAFUE HEARTH PROJECT
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
TNC seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to lead a five-year $10m USAID-funded Global Development Alliance (GDA) project for the Greater Kafue Ecosystem (GKE) of Zambia. The project will leverage private sector partner resources and expertise to achieve integrated outcomes for biodiversity conservation, economic prosperity, human well-being, and governance in and around four Game Management Areas in the eastern sector of the GKE. The project will engage private, public, and community sector stakeholders in activities that address threats and barriers to the conservation of the Kafue’s natural resource base. The COP position is term-limited for five years contingent on TNC being awarded the contract. Reporting to the Zambia program Director, the position will be based at TNC Lusaka office in Zambia.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The COP oversees all aspects of a major multi-sectoral project encompassing a large, complex geography and a wide range of diverse stakeholders. S/he leads and manages the HEARTH project team and serves as the principal contact to external project stakeholders including USAID, private Alliance partners, other project partners, and public ministries. The COP manages the relationship with USAID and is responsible for all performance, reporting, administration and compliance related to the project. S/he will provide technical support to all components of the project and ensure that Kafue HEARTH coordinates activities with other USAID funded projects that have complementarity with HEARTH, and with TNC’s wider Zambia conservation program.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
At least 5 years’ experience leading and managing complex conservation or development programs and multidisciplinary teams in Zambia or Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably as COP or Deputy COP under a USAID project.
Understanding of biodiversity conservation in Zambian or Sub-Saharan African context, including the socio-economic aspects of conservation and sustainable financing for conservation.
Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
10-12 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives and experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English.
Politically savvy.
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