TNC Chief of Party Jobs 2021 – Zambia Jobs

TNC Chief of Party Jobs 2021 – Zambia Jobs. TNC Zambia programme looking for “Chief of Party“. Applicants with a BA/BS degree may apply on or before June 11, 2021.

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TNC Chief of Party Jobs 2021

The TNC has published a job vacancy announcement on 28 May 2021 for qualified Zambia’s to fill in the vacant post of Chief of Party to be based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Recruiter The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Position Chief of Party
Location Lusaka, Zambia
Country Zambia
Total Vacant Post 01
Qualification BA/BS degree
Experience Required Minimum Five years
Application Deadline June 11, 2021

TNC Job Vacancy 2021

Job Purpose: TNC seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to lead a five-year $10m USAID-funded Global Development Alliance (GDA) project for the Greater Kafue Ecosystem (GKE) of Zambia. The project will leverage private sector partner resources and expertise to achieve integrated outcomes for biodiversity conservation, economic prosperity, human well-being, and governance in and around four Game Management Areas in the eastern sector of the GKE. The project will engage private, public, and community sector stakeholders in activities that address threats and barriers to the conservation of the Kafue’s natural resource base. The COP position is term-limited for five years contingent on TNC being awarded the contract. Reporting to the Zambia program Director, the position will be based at TNC Lusaka office in Zambia.

Responsibilities and Scope:            

  • Provides technical leadership for and supervisory management of the large, complex and multi-sectoral USAID/Zambia-funded Kafue HEARTH project
  • Responsible for project compliance, financial oversight, operations and quality assurance for all activities including budgeting and financial reporting
  • Serves as the primary project liaison with USAID, communicates regularly with USAID and USAID funded activities and attend all USAID partner meetings
  • Supervises the monitoring of key deliverables, outputs and outcomes as per Work Plans and grantee/contractor agreements.
  • Cultivates and develops partnerships with key stakeholders including government agencies, the project’s private sector Alliance partners, implementing partners, collaborating partners and communities
  • Recruits, retains and manages high quality and effective multi-disciplinary staff with responsibility for performance management, training and career development and provides assistance to all levels of personnel on expertise related issues and requests.
  • Manages all the project’s sub-contracts
  • Prepares and submits annual work plans and quarterly and annual performance reports, and ensure progress towards program objectives, including through field visits
  • Supervises and provides technical input into the project’s monitoring, evaluation, research and learning functions and supervises compliance with USAID MEL requirements including data quality assessments and data entry into USAID portals
  • Provides robust technical input and support to all components of the project and the staff and partners responsible for them, ensuring the project achieves lasting and meaningful outcomes and results
  • Disseminates best practices; provides training and analysis to best implement organizational measures of success; and develops key partnerships with public and private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions, innovative scientific methods and tools to address the natural system and human wellbeing needs of the project area
  • Makes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, ambiguous information, experience and judgment.
  • May require frequent travel domestically and evening and weekend hours.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations and under physically demanding circumstances.


  • Essential: BA/BS degree and 10 years experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Record of managing complex donor-funded programs including private sector engagement and/or biodiversity conservation.
  • Prior experience with USAID operating procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements
  • Experience directing a major program or project of strategic importance, including management/supervision of multi-disciplinary teams, subcontracts and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in conservation and sustainable management of natural resources
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives, training, and managing performance.
  • Experience in conservation-oriented market and investment development in partnership with private sector actors and platforms
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, private sector partners, community institutions at the provincial/district level, and government agencies.
  • Experience influencing, developing, and implementing conservation policy and plans at the subnational or country level.
  • Experience with the administration and financial management of a similar-sized program.

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years experience leading and managing complex conservation or development programs and multidisciplinary teams in Zambia or Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably as COP or Deputy COP under a USAID project.
  • Understanding of biodiversity conservation in Zambian or Sub-Saharan African context, including the socio-economic aspects of conservation and sustainable financing for conservation.
  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • 10-12 years experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
  • Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives and experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English.
  • Politically savvy.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply TNC Chief of Party Jobs 2021

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The Closing Date: June 11, 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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