Job advert for CLZ General Manager and Fund Raiser 

Background: Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a Zambian non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to the conservation and sustainable use of the local wildlife and natural resources of the Lower Zambezi for the present and future generations of Zambia. CLZ intend to achieve this through:

  • wildlife protection – assisting Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) anti-poaching patrol deployments and training as well as supporting a local Community Resource Board Village Scout unit;
  • environmental education through outreach in schools and visits to our CLZ environmental education centre; and
  • supporting local community support projects, especially human wildlife conflict mitigation.

Funding Context: CLZ benefits from the support of several of the Lower Zambezi Safari Operators whose annual contribution covers approximately 20% of the core operating costs of the organisation. In order to consolidate and expand CLZ’s existing programmes, the balance of the funding is generated by other donor grants (e.g. African Wildlife Foundation, Tusk Trust, USFWS, USAID, CSEF II) and a significant amount by individual donations and fundraising events held in Zambia and beyond throughout the year. There are a number of events such as the annual fundraiser in collaboration with the Elephant Charge 4x4 Competition and a number of smaller social events in the Lower Zambezi and elsewhere.

CLZ is looking to recruit a full time General Manager who will focus on and will be responsible for our existing support base and expanding our network further into potential new areas of support. In addition he/she will play a role in supervising the environmental education and community support projects alongside the project managers for these activities.

Job Description: Reporting to the CLZ CEO and having considerable interaction with CLZ’s Board and Senior Management, the General Manager will be responsible for generating financial support to CLZ through grants, event management and donations and will take the lead in exposing CLZ to current and new supporters to reach as wide an audience as possible.

As well as the fundraising role, the CLZ General Manager will oversee the Community Support Program on in an advisory and support basis working closely with the individual project managers for these activities, consolidating current projects and strategizing to improve the effectiveness of these vital projects for the future.

The CLZ General Manager will be based at CLZ Base Camp on the border of the Lower Zambezi National Park and the Zambezi River. Base Camp is a well-established infrastructure in the bush including office, stores, dining area, visitor accommodation, workshop, dog unit, operations control centre, and environmental education centre. Working with a management team and Zambian staff including project managers it is a rare opportunity to be involved in grassroots conservation and community projects in Zambia.

The role will include but not be limited to the following tasks:

  1. Pro-active Marketing & Fundraising
    1. Pro-actively seek/investigate potential donor organisations (large and small) who may be approached for project grants.
    2. Be fully conversant with all CLZ projects in order to prepare grant applications to final draft stage – for submission to CEO.
    3. Manage relationships with current and future donors, providing timely narrative and financial reports and claims if applicable.
    4. Working with the Management Team to develop, organise and co-ordinate events to support local fundraising streams. Manage and assist with annual fundraiser and other major events. Other events as discussed and agreed with CLZ CEO.
    5. Mentor the Base Camp Manager to develop her grant writing and reporting skills.
  1. Raising awareness – through public presence, advertising and networking
    1. Liaise with CEO & Project Managers to develop and design marketing materials for use in promotion of projects, events and activities.
    2. Manage and develop with Assistant General Manager all existing CLZ social media (website, Facebook, twitter etc.)
    3. In conjunction with the CEO, Assistant General Manager, Project Managers and Base Camp Manager develop and circulate monthly newsletters.
    4. Alongside Assistant General Manager, manage and coordinate interactions with local and international media.
  1. Financial Management
    1. Assistance to produce annual budgets for CLZ Base Camp, EEP and Community Projects with CEO and Project Managers;
  1. Community Support Project – Mentor Role to Ass GM, Base Camp Manager and HWC Coordinator
    1. Act as a mentor/supervisor and manager for the HWC Coordinator to ensure monthly activities are in place using monthly reports and work programs submitted by the HWC Coordinator;
    2. Assist with strategic planning for new community support projects including income generating activities for local women’s groups and new methods of HWC mitigation;
    3. Continue to capacity build within the CSP and HWC Coordinator, encouraging the project manager to take on more of these roles and responsibilities (including financial management and reporting to CEO) in the future.
  1. Environmental Education Project – Mentor Role to Base Camp Manager and EE Manager
    1. Oversee the management of the EE Project by the Base Camp Manager to ensure that reports are being sent in a timely manner and of acceptable quality;
    2. Assist with planning of EE activities;
    3. Provide financial management of the project.
  1. Governance –Reporting to CEO
    1. Prepare monthly report for financial management, fundraising and PR, EEP and CSP (with assistance of project managers) for submission to CEO;
    2. Organise quarterly board meetings and Annual General Meeting;
    3. Compile relevant sections of Annual Report (EEP, CSP, Base Camp)

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of bachelors degree in environment, conservation, social science or related field
  • A demonstrable track record in NGO fundraising (including Grant Writing), communications and PR;
  • Proficiency in public presentations and donor relations;
  • Experience and awareness of conservation, rural development and living and working in developing countries;
  • Experience and awareness of rural environmental education and community-based natural resource management in Zambia;
  • Ability to live in remote camp environment;
  • Basic experience of financial management and reporting;
  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate:
    • strong organizational skills
    • a proactive approach to problem solving
    • strong proficiency in written and spoken English
    • leadership skills and characteristics
    • the ability to function effectively as part of a small team
    • the ability to work without full time supervision

Location The CLZ General Manager will be based at CLZ Base Camp on the border of the Lower Zambezi National Park and the Zambezi River.

Interested applicants should submit a CV of not more than 4 pages and a cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected] by June 26th, 2017

Please supply 3 contactable references. Due to the anticipated volume of applicants, CLZ will not be able to respond to unsuccessful candidates.


Job advert for CLZ Maintenance Manager

Background: Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a Zambian non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to the conservation and sustainable use of the local wildlife and natural resources of the Lower Zambezi for the present and future generations of Zambia. CLZ intend to achieve this through:

  • wildlife protection – assisting Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) anti-poaching patrol deployments and training as well as supporting a local Community Resource Board Village Scout unit;
  • environmental education through outreach in schools and visits to our CLZ environmental education centre; and
  • supporting local community support projects, especially human wildlife conflict mitigation.

Funding Context: CLZ benefits from the support of several of the Lower Zambezi Safari Operators whose annual contribution covers approximately 20% of the core operating costs of the organisation. In order to consolidate and expand CLZ’s existing programmes, the balance of the funding is generated by other donor grants (e.g. African Wildlife Foundation, Tusk Trust, USFWS, USAID, CSEF) and a significant amount by individual donations and fundraising events held in Zambia and beyond throughout the year. There are a number of events such as the annual fundraiser in collaboration with the Elephant Charge 4x4 Competition and a number of smaller social events in the Lower Zambezi and elsewhere.

CLZ is looking to recruit a full time Maintenance Manager who will be responsible for maintaining our fleet of vehicles and boats, base camp infrastructure, construction and overseeing upcoming expansion and new infrastructure projects. In addition, this Manager will be responsible for related camp procurement and management of stores.

Job Description: Conservation Lower Zambezi has expanded in recent years, both in staff size and in area of operations. With this growth, there has been an expansion of the vehicle and boat fleet and Base Camp infrastructure. CLZ vehicles drive around 100,000 km per annum through challenging conditions and over long distances, and these assets must be maintained in order to ensure that they are able to carry out their role and that donor funds into these assets are being protected. There are a number of upcoming infrastructure projects which will need management and supervision to ensure they are carried out to high standards and in a timely manner. CLZ operate in a highly remote area, and it is important to have a full oversight of maintenance and construction related procurement, to ensure activities can be carried out and that these supplies and materials are procured in a timely manner and at lowest cost. CLZ are seeking candidates to fulfill the role of Maintenance Manager, working alongside the Operations Manager and Base Camp Manager and under the CEO. They will be responsible for ensuring all vehicles are serviced, maintained and overseeing upcoming building projects at Base Camp and in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Working with a management team and Zambian staff including project managers it is a rare opportunity to be involved in grassroots conservation and community projects in Zambia.

The role will include but not be limited to the following tasks:

  1. Fleet Maintenance:
    1. Hold responsibility for maintenance and servicing of CLZ’s fleet of vehicles and boats – 6 x Land Cruisers, 1 x Mercedes Benz Truck, town vehicle, 4 x Boats, 2 x Motorbike, bicycles etc;
    2. Responsibility for compiling itinerary of spares and parts for vehicles and passing on orders to Base Camp Manager;
    3. Manage mechanics team and provide mentorship and training to drivers and mechanics;
    4. With Base Camp Manger and Operations Manager, manage vehicle movements for procurement runs to Lusaka;
    5. Coordination of vehicle maintenance which must be carried out in Lusaka and can not be done in camp;
  1. Base Camp Maintenance:
    1. Overseeing upkeep of buildings and carrying out ad-hoc repairs and maintenance when necessary;
    2. Repairs and maintenance of water pumps at CLZ Base Camp (both solar and electric);
    3. Maintenance of camp’s power system – solar panels, batteries, generators;
    4. Oversee expansion of Base Camp infrastructure;
  1. CLZ Special Projects:
    1. Hold responsibility for all new construction projects: oversee all construction and related issues such a design, drawings, permits and permissions, skilled and unskilled labour.
    2. Oversee the building of Accommodation Block by managing the building team, coordinating the transport of building materials and providing timely updates to the CEO and Board.
    3. When it is time, responsibility for all construction related to CLZ reintroduction/restoration programme including fencing, wildlife bomas, roads, housing, out posts, fence pickets etc
  1. Procurement/ Supplies Management:
    1. With Base Camp Manger and Operations Manager coordinate procurement for Base Camp and organize procurement runs using vehicles;
    2. Oversee fuel stocks in camp and manage distribution to each programme;

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Driving licence essential, coxswains licence preferred;
  • Experience in diesel vehicle mechanics working in challenging conditions;
  • Experience in maintaining boat engines, solar systems and small petrol engines;
  • Experience of managing the maintenance of remote camps/ lodges, ideally in a remote area;
  • Experience in managing stocks; orders, procurement, stock control;
  • Experience in managing the construction of buildings, fences, and basic structures;
  • Some knowledge and experience of solar power systems and solar water pumps;
  • Experience and awareness of conservation, rural development and living and working in developing countries;
  • Ability to live in remote camp environment;
  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate:
    • strong organizational skills
    • a proactive approach to problem solving
    • strong proficiency in written and spoken English
    • leadership skills and characteristics
    • the ability to function effectively as part of a team
    • the ability to work without full time supervision

Location The CLZ Maintenance Manager will be based at CLZ Base Camp on the border of the Lower Zambezi National Park and the Zambezi River.

Interested applicants should submit a CV of not more than 4 sides and a Covering Letter to [email protected] and [email protected] by June 26th, 2017

Please supply 3 contactable references. Due to the anticipated volume of applicants, CLZ will not be able to respond to unsuccessful candidates.