Chiefdom Lead

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website Biocarbon Partners

BCP is a leading African REDD+ Developer and conservation organization which seeks to sustainably finance wildlife and habitat conservation through the forest carbon markets. BCP’s mission is “making conservation of wildlife habitat valuable to people”. We work with Community and Government partners to help improve the conservation management of over 1 million hectares of globally significant wildlife habitats in Zambia, benefiting over 225,000 people.

BCP is recruiting for Chiefdom Leads (CLs)  as follows: Lufwanyama x 1, Kaoma x 2 and Kasempa x 3 under the Kafue-Zambezi Community Forest Project (KZCFP) to be responsible for the coordination of REDD+ project activities within the assigned Chiefdoms. The Chiefdom Lead will report directly to the Sector Manager.  The Chiefdom Lead will oversee the Chiefdom Officers and will collaborate with Agriculture, Conservation officers to implement Project Activities in the assigned Chiefdoms. Working in coordination with Forest Department and Department of National Parks and Wildlife, with the Chiefdom Lead will support capacity development of the CFMGs in governance, finance, project management, The Chiefdom Lead shall be directly responsible for the development and alignment of CFMG AWP to VCS and CCB standards and its successful implementation. The Chiefdom Lead will take accountability over the monthly and quarterly AWP review meetings with CFMGs and reporting on the delivery of VCS and CCB standards to the Sector Manager. The Chiefdom Lead is responsible for validating and reporting of all Community Engagement, Conservation, Agriculture and Livelihood datasets captured and entered by the Chiefdom officers to the Sector Manager.


  • The management, supervision and development of the assigned Chiefdoms.
  • Support local communities within the assigned Chiefdom in development and implementation of activities intended to create lasting benefits and sustained financial returns.
  • Promote and achieve broad participation of all community members within the assigned Chiefdom and especially ensure the inclusion of marginalized and differently abled members and groups in the community in planning and implementation of project interventions support and build linkages with other key stakeholders working within the assigned Chiefdom; including GRZ, NGOs, Private Sector and Community), all aimed at driving positive impacts of REDD.
  • Validate all datasets related to REDD+ Project activities in assigned Chiefdoms for development of Impact monitoring reports.
  • Actively address grievances in line with the project grievance redress mechanism.
  • Support REDD+ Zone monitoring including responding to encroachment.
  • Seek the involvement of key stakeholders (GRZ, NGOs, Private Sector and community) in project deliver; AWP development & implementation following appropriate participatory approaches such as FPIC.
  • Participate in the weekly, monthly and quarterly site review and planning meetings.
  • Escalate to SM any significant project risks likely to affect smooth implementation of project activities.
  • Coordinate the day to day operations in the Chiefdom and document all activities implemented.
  • Help the SM in identifying socio-economic activities in the Chiefdoms that can be incorporated in interventions that advance REDD+ activities.
  • Structure and strengthen of the local governance and community structures for improved natural resource management based on the identified gaps.
  • Monitor and supervise delivery of services outsourced to third party organizations.
  • Collect all field data and upload all the necessary trackers.


  • Qualifications in a related field such a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Community Development or any relevant field


  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a similar field or management position.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Strong people skills with communication capabilities in written and spoken English and above all, local chiefdom languages.
  • Strong planning and coordination skill sets and experience working with government stakeholders.
  • Excellent facilitation skills and application of Participatory Rural Appraisal/Participatory Learning and Action Methodologies and Tools.
  • Strong leadership traits and time management skills.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite, GPS, ODK, and other Android device applications.
  • Advanced alliance building and collaborative skills.
  • Excellent report writing.
  • Management, administrative and organizational skills.
  • It is an added advantage to those who hold a motor bike rider’s license

Must display the following traits:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks, demonstrate excellent time management skills with well-developed organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail with great verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate professional discretion.


Helping to conserve over 565 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.

Under our 30 – Cubed goal, by 2030, BCP is set to deliver on our goal of avoiding 30 million tons of emissions annually, benefitting 3 million people, and partnering with communities across 30 million acres of globally significant wildlife habitat.

As an equal opportunity employer, a competitive salary will be offered, plus training, plus the potential for performance bonuses, 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 [email protected] with Chiefdom Lead and Location been applied for in the subject line. Please also send anything else that will help your application stand out.

Applicants who have worked in or reside in the site-base Province are encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted from 14th November 2022 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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