The Zambia Country Director will be based in Lusaka with significant travel to the Kafue landscape (KNP and surrounding GMAs). The Country Director will be responsible for maintaining and growing the implementation of our conservation and livelihoods program to address critical threats to the Kafue ecosystem by using science and a rights-based approach to community development as well as some policy reform.
The Country Director will lead TNC’s strategy, operations and programs in the Kafue ecosystem. Specifically, the position will provide programs and operational oversight in the ecosystem - which includes resource mobilization, partners relations and staff supervision, recruitment and coordination. The position will also oversee implementation of the Kafue Conservation Collaboration Agreement, coordinate and support activities while liaising with a range of stakeholders. This position will report to the Africa Conservation Director.
The Country Director will supervise a team of staff in the Zambia country office and will report to our Regional Conservation Director.
The Zambia Country Director serves as the principle contact for government agencies and other strategic partners. He/She develops and maintains key partnerships with international, regional, national and local governmental, multilateral, bilateral, private and non-governmental organizations that help advance TNC’s conservation objectives in the country and the continent. The Country Director plays a leading role in donor identification and cultivation of partnerships to establish TNC as a major conservation partner in the country.