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Participates in the development of the organizations conservation strategy and strategic change
Provide technical support in the development of natural resources governance and policy programmes/initiatives in line with national priorities and organization international governance practice broad goals for transformative change
Leads and supports the organizations annual planning and budgeting for its Policy and Governance engagement with government, civil society and partners to deliver specific policy and governance outcomes
Provides programmatic support and technical advice to project teams and field staff in responding to policy and governance initiatives and opportunities including constitutional, policy and legislative processes;
Identify and advocate for the mainstreaming and alignment of NRM Policy and Governance related initiatives within the country, regional and global strategic and action plans as well as Global Initiatives Governance and policy needs;
Contributes to the development of strategies for building effective organization and Civil Society Policy Advocacy capacity to engage and influence county, national, relevant international policies;
Leads in the assessments, tracking and reporting of progress against strategic goals relating to policy and governance programme implementation and action plans including quality assurance and capacity building;
Directly supports and contributes to oganisation performance monitoring systems i.e. APMS, SPMS and Dashboard;
Offers effective supervision including mentoring and performance management of staff under the Programme;
Prepares and presents periodic technical reports on the progress of implementation of conservation programmes and project activities including timely donor reporting in the designated area. Lead advocacy and relationship building towards specific policy advocacy and strategic relationship outcomes
Identifies and pursues strategic collaborations and partnerships with governments, private sector , Civil Society organizations, stakeholders and professional bodies in advancing governance in conservation programmes;
Support conservation teams to identify and nurture key relationships and opportunities to deliver strategic opportunities, with direct responsibilities to nurture assigned relationships.
Initiates and/or develops strategic conservation related policy research alliances between organization, Network and other NOs in order to advance conservation goals;
Promotes cross programmes and projects linkages and synergy in order to mainstream policy & governance initiatives;
Participates in knowledge management through policy research, publication and dissemination of policy briefs and papers including representing the organization in national, regional and international policy platforms;
Champions the domestication of relevant national and regional policy instruments at local level in promoting sustainable natural resource management;
In consultation with the Director, Conservation Programmes facilitates cross-border initiatives to promote good governance in natural resource management. Leads the development of bankable policy & governance programme proposals as part of the wider resource mobilization strategy;
In consultation with the finance team, develops a cost-effective budget, schedule and tracks policy and governance programmes to ensure compliance;
Ensures prudent management and safety of assets and resources including intellectual properties under custody;
Coordinate and review and structure projects that lead to governance outcomes. Leads teams in strategy development and strategy execution to secure policy and public investments commitments to support organization priorities.
Develops and implements the necessary policy, governance and advocacy training strategies for organization and partners;
Supervises all policy & governance programmes staff
Role model organization behaviours and values
Coordinates setting of programme work plans and staff performance targets and undertakes periodic performance appraisal for programmes staff;
Liaises with Human Resource function in carrying out staff training needs assessments and recommends training programs to address performance gaps;
Maintains staff discipline and ensures effective handling of staff grievances in consultation with HR function and disciplinary committee;
Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Policy development and policy influencing skills and experience
Planning, Program development and management skills of impact and outcomes
Leadership and people management skills;
Problem solving and conflict management skills;
Technical report writing
Proposal development skills;
Organizational and communication skills;
Negotiation and contract management skills;
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to network and to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels;
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, plan and implement strategic initiatives within the context of conservation, natural resource management, international development, and/or other related fields.
The Project Coordinator will provide support and policy-related advice in the sectors of Water, Sanitation and Energy.
Supporting the Portfolio Manager for Water, based in Lusaka, as well as the Portfolio Manager for Energy, based in Frankfurt/Germany, in project preparation, implementation, monitoring and routine tasks;
Collecting and analyzing economic, financial, legal and market information related to sector issues concerning water and energy;
Reviewing documents and reports submitted by Government, cooperating partners, the private sector and the civil society;
Following up of documents submitted to Government, cooperating partners, private sector, and civil society;
Attending sector related events/ conferences and cooperating partners meetings as representative of the company and reporting on these events and meetings to the sector team in Frankfurt and/or the Office Director
Assisting (technically and logistically) with the preparation of/participation in missions (also support to other sectors); and
Participating in other tasks and duties reasonably requested by the Office Director.
Proficiency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of German would be of advantage.
Competence in the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)