Enterprise Development Specialist

Website CLZAfrica Conservation Lower Zambezi

Wildlife Conservation NGO

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Sustainable Fisheries Co-management in Lower Zambezi

Job Title: Enterprise Development Specialist

Reports to: Project Manager
Location: Lower Zambezi (Chirundu and surrounds)
Salary: Competitive
Contract: Full-time, 2 years

About the role

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Enterprise Development Specialist to join our team in Lower Zambezi. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing our Enterprise Development on the Fisheries Management Programme, which aims to enhance the co-management of the Lower Zambezi fishery by facilitating conservation agreements among stakeholders, and promoting nature-friendly community enterprises for alternative livelihoods.

Key responsibilities

  • Support development of Conservation Agreements and ensure all parties abide by the terms of such agreements.
  • Development of business enterprise using Conservation Agreements model in the lower Zambezi.
  • Promote community diversification of sources of income model through nature friendly enterprises.
  • Develop a community-based business enterprises that attract affordable capital needed at various stages along their growth trajectory.
  • Equip communities to become strong business partners for the private sector and other actors in the local economy.
  • Support market linkage and access for communities.
  • Ad-hoc project responsibilities including but not limited to – financial management and administration, report writing, workplan development etc.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification (post graduate degree preferred) in agribusiness, entrepreneurship, environmental science, or related field,
  • Five years’ experience of enterprise development, programing, and management,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    Experience and good knowledge of Zambia’s socio-economic nature friendly enterprise.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of conservation issues in Zambia.

Application Process

Only candidates who meet the specified requirements should apply with their detailed Curriculum Vitae of not more than three pages, a one-page cover letter, and the names and email addresses of three contactable references. In your cover letter, please explain why you feel you should be considered for this post, highlighting your relevant skills, knowledge, and experience and how they meet the requirements of the role profile.

Applications to be emailed to: [email protected].

Please use the subject line: Application: Enterprise Development Specialist

Closing date: 7th February 2024.

No applications will be accepted after this closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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