Youth Coordinator, WWF Zambia

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
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WWF Zambia

Job Title: Youth Coordinator, WWF Zambia

Department/Projects: Climate Change Adaptation in Forest and Agricultural Mosaic Landscapes

Location: Lusaka.

Report: Project Manager, WWF Zambia

Contract Tenure: 2 years renewable

Supervises: None


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has awarded World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to implement the Climate Change Adaptation in Forest and Agricultural Mosaic Landscapes Project. The project will use a landscape approach that engages and strengthens uptake and diffusion of technologies and practices for adaptive capacity through Forest and Farm Producer Organizations (FFPOs), Farmer Field Schools, viable cooperatives, and other community-based organizations within local communities, including community forestry. The project will be implemented in six districts that are vulnerable to climate risks and hazards (droughts in particular) and have high rates of forest degradation and deforestation, and these are Petauke, Lusangazi and Nyimba in Eastern Province and Sioma, Mwandi and Sesheke in Western Province.

The World Wide Fund for Nature Zambia Country Office (WWF Zambia) is recruiting for the position of Youth Coordinator under the Climate Change Adaptation in Forest and Agricultural Mosaic Landscapes Project  (GEF ID 10186)  The job holder will be based in Lusaka and will report to the Project Manager.


The Youth Coordinator will lead the implementation of activities on youth engagements / development under the project, reporting and contributing to project activities monitoring, including creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices


The specific responsibilities for this position are;

  • Analyze youth requirements, develop projects and identify resources for execution of Youth projects.
  • Assess capacity of youths to implement projects, identify gaps and develop targeted youths capacity building plans
  • Organize and train youths on implementation of identified projects.
  • Prepare and implement work plans on youth engagements
  • Coordinate with various PMU members in youth engagements
  • Maintain professional relationship with key stakeholders,
  • Monitor and report performance of youth projects to ensure efficient functioning.
  • Contribute to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the project, drafting relevant materials for dissemination
  •  Identifying actionable recommendations aiming to create better job opportunities for youths and women for FFPOs, DFAs, government forestry, partner NGOs and other support institutions involved in the implementation of project activities at landscape level
  • Participate in participatory assessments and community engagements at landscape level to reach a common understanding of landscape components and their actual and potential use including markets and ensuring participation of youths, women and vulnerable groups
  • Work closely with the M&E and Knowledge Management Expert to monitor planned activities in order to identify best practices as well as constraints/implementation bottlenecks and to take necessary actions to overcome the constraints
  • Contribute to implementation of Environmental and Social safeguards
  • Produce district level technical reports and contribute to overall project technical reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, international relations, international law, human rights or environment, natural resources management, agriculture or a closely related field.
  • A relevant Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience working on youth programs in relevant sectors.
  • Experience in at least four of the following: SLM/SFM, climate smart agricultural practices, agroforestry, woodland restoration, and water catchment management
  • Knowledge of landscape level planning and participatory climate risk assessments and advocacy
  • Excellent Coordination and facilitation skills
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Excellent interpersonal and general communication skills in local languages
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages, (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent report writing skills and regular reporting

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Youth Coordinator will work as part of the PMU. He/She will ensure the availability of information on progress and performance regarding the implementation of the technical components of the project at district level. The Youth Coordinator will deliver progress reports on a monthly basis. These reports will include youth and women inclusion in project: i) status of district level activities; and ii) challenges encountered on the ground during execution of the project component.

How To Apply?

All interested applicants should send their applications (CV and Cover Letter) as one attachment to [email protected] with the subject line “Youth Coordinator”. The deadline for all applications is end of day, Wednesday 22nd March, 2023.

WWF is an equal opportunities employer. Youths, are particularly encouraged to apply.

This job description is in line with WWF’s values: Courage, Collaboration, Respect, and Integrity

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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