Chiefdom Officer x18

  • 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 Officers x 18 (CO) – the locations will be Kasempa x 6, Moomba x 1, Kaoma x 5 and Lufwanyama x 6 under the Kafue-Zambezi Community Forest Project (KZCFP) to be responsible for the coordination of REDD+ project activities within the assigned Chiefdoms. The Chiefdom officer will report to the Chiefdom Lead and supervise the Chiefdom Assistant in all aspects of community sensitization. This is a development facilitation role and in this regard, the Chiefdom officer will work closely with the CFMG/CRB substructures (Finance, Community Development, and Natural Resource or Forest User groups) and the traditional Leaders (Indunas and headmen) with the aim of increasing community understanding and participation in the implementation of REDD+ project activities.

The Chiefdom Officer will collaborate with key government departments and provide technical support to the CFMG/CRB and its substructures in the implementation of community-driven household-level livelihood improvement and community impact projects in the assigned Chiefdom. The Chiefdom Officer is responsible for supporting the VAGs in conducting a needs assessment to feed into the CFMG/CRB annual work plans. The Chiefdom Officer takes accountability over the data collection, entry, and updating of all Community Engagement chiefdom databases and performance trackers and dashboards.


  • The implementation of Community engagement, and livelihood community development activities aligned to REDD+ in the assigned Chiefdoms.
  • Encourage participation of households in developmental activities intended to create lasting financial returns at the household level.
  • Implement awareness creation strategies aimed at promoting broad participation of the CRB Sub structures or Forest user groups in the development and implementation of CRB annual work plans.
  • Provide technical support to the CRB/CFMGs in the implementation of Project activities to ensure adherence to VCS and CCB standards.
  • Support the CFMG in delineating and maintaining of REDD+ Zone boundaries.
  • Promote a participatory and inclusive approach involving all communities in AWP development.
  • Participate in the weekly, monthly, and quarterly site review and planning meetings.
  • Escalate to CL any significant project risks likely to affect the smooth implementation of project activities.
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders (CRB, VAG committees, etc) day-to-day operations in the Chiefdom including documenting lessons learnt in order to enhance project delivery.


  • Minimum of a Diploma or advanced in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Community Development or any relevant field.


  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a similar field.
  • 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 Officer 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.

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