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Building on our proven track record, COREPlus proudly announces its expansion to the North-Western Province in Kalumbila District. The Kalumbila Livelihood Project will be involved in implementing REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and livelihood activities, expanding our reach and strengthening our commitment to sustainable development in remote rural communities.
To support this exciting expansion and ensure its successful implementation, COREPlus is seeking a vibrant, reliable, and hardworking team of experts and field workers. These exciting positions are listed below and will be based in the heart of Kalumbila district, specifically in Mukumbi, Mumena, and Matebo Chiefdoms.
1. Livelihood Specialist Position Livelihood Specialist
The livelihood specialist will primarily work to improve the living conditions and income opportunities in chiefdoms especially since they depend on natural resources such as forests and land. The aim of implementing livelihood activities will be to help reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhance forest carbon stocks, while also providing social and environmental benefits. Some of the main activities of a livelihood specialist in a REDD+ project are:
- Conducting livelihood assessments and analyses to understand the needs, challenges, and opportunities of the target groups and the impact of the project interventions on their livelihoods.
- Developing and implementing livelihood strategies and plans that are aligned with the project objectives and the local context, and that promote sustainable and diversified livelihood options for the target groups.
- Providing technical guidance, supervision, and support to all aspects of livelihoods on the project, such as food security, cash assistance, livelihood protection, livelihood recovery, and livelihood development.
- Collaborating with other project staff and stakeholders, such as government agencies, NGOs, community groups, and private sector partners, to ensure effective coordination, integration, and delivery of livelihood activities and services.
- Monitoring and evaluating the progress and outcomes of the livelihood activities and ensuring that they comply with the project standards, policies, and procedures.
- Reporting and documenting the results and lessons learned from the livelihood activities and sharing them with the project management and the donors.
- Manage the entire COREPlus Team based in Kalumbila district, as well as work as part of the CORE Team for COREPlus Consult Limited in Zambia
i. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Development Studies, Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or a closely related field.
ii. At least five years of verifiable work experience in Livelihoods and forest inventory, demonstrating a progressive track record of accomplishments.
iii. Proven proficiency in project planning, implementation and report writing.
iv. Comprehensive knowledge of REDD+ and livelihood activities, their environmental and social impacts, and the ability to apply this knowledge to project implementation and monitoring.
v. Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, fostering effective collaboration with project staff, stakeholders, and local communities.
vi. Demonstrated ability to work independently and under pressure, adapting to changing situations and meeting deadlines consistently.
vii. Flexibility and willingness to work within a dynamic start-up environment, embracing modest but manageable conditions and contributing to a culture of continuous improvement.
viii. Possession of a valid motorbike and driver’s license, ensuring mobility and the ability to travel extensively within the project area.
2. GIS Specialist PositionResponsibilities of the GIS Specialist
Forest Inventories and Assessments:
i. Conduct comprehensive forest inventories using established methodologies, including transect sampling, point sampling, and remote sensing techniques.
ii. Utilize advanced data collection tools such as GPS devices, measuring tapes, and forestry equipment to accurately assess forest resources.
iii. Collect and analyze data on various forest parameters, including tree species, diameter at breast height (DBH), height, basal area, and volume.
iv. Assess forest health and condition, identifying factors that may impact forest productivity and sustainability.
GIS Mapping and Data Products:
i. Develop detailed and accurate maps depicting forest cover, land use, and other relevant spatial features using GIS software such as ArcGIS and QGIS.
ii. Create spatial data products such as thematic maps, change detection maps, and land cover classifications to support project planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
iii. Utilize GIS techniques to analyze spatial data and extract meaningful insights for decision-making and reporting.
ix. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or a closely related field.
x. At least five years of verifiable work experience in GIS and forest inventory, demonstrating a progressive track record of accomplishments.
xi. Proven proficiency in utilizing GIS software and applications, including ArcGIS, QGIS, and Google Earth, to create high-quality maps, spatial data products, and visualizations.
xii. Experience in employing drones and remote sensing techniques for data collection and analysis, with the ability to interpret and integrate aerial imagery into spatial data products.
xiii. Comprehensive knowledge of REDD+ and livelihood activities, their environmental and social impacts, and the ability to apply this knowledge to project implementation and monitoring.
xiv. Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, fostering effective collaboration with project staff, stakeholders, and local communities.
xv. Demonstrated ability to work independently and under pressure, adapting to changing situations and meeting deadlines consistently.
xvi. Flexibility and willingness to work within a dynamic start-up environment, embracing modest but manageable conditions and contributing to a culture of continuous improvement.
xvii. Possession of a valid motorbike and driver’s license, ensuring mobility and the ability to travel extensively within the project area.
3. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will play a crucial role in ensuring the effectiveness and accountability of the Kalumbila Livelihoods project. He/she will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing the M&E system for the project, providing accurate and timely data to inform decision-making and improve project outcomes.
The M&E Officer’s Responsibilities will include:
- Develop and implement the M&E plan:
- Design and implement indicators to track progress towards project objectives, using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
- Develop data collection tools and instruments, including surveys, interviews, and focus group discussions.
- Establish data collection, management, and analysis procedures.
- Collect and analyze data:
- Coordinate with project staff and stakeholders to collect quarterly, semi-annual and annual forest and environment inventory data according to the established plan.
- Clean, analyze, and interpret the collected data, identifying trends and patterns.
- Prepare reports and presentations summarizing key findings and recommendations.
- Monitor and evaluate project performance:
- Track progress towards project objectives and targets, identifying any deviations or challenges.
- Conduct regular project monitoring activities in all the chiefdoms, including site visits and stakeholder consultations.
- Analyze data to assess the effectiveness of project interventions and identify areas for improvement.
- Disseminate findings and recommendations:
- Prepare and present weekly, monthly, quarterly and semi-annual M&E reports to project stakeholders, including the mine, government officials, and beneficiaries.
- Communicate key findings and recommendations to project staff and management to inform decision-making.
- Contribute to the development of project learning and best practices.
- Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Forestry, natural Resources or a related field.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in M&E, preferably in the context of livelihood development projects.
- Strong experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods.
- Good with forest, livelihoods and environment inventories
- Excellent communication and writing skills, with the ability to prepare clear and concise reports and presentations.
- Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Experience working in a multicultural environment and with diverse stakeholders.
- Fluency in Kaonde and English is essential.
If you possess the skills, experience, and dedication to make a significant impact in any of the roles described above, we invite you to apply, indicating your expected take-home income via email using [email protected], copying [email protected]