Programme Officer

Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international conservation charity founded in 1826 as the world's first scientific zoological society. During its near 200 years history, it has a firm legacy of conservation, research, and animal care in over 70 countries, helping it pursue its vision of a world where wildlife thrives. ZSL's purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people so that they understand their roles in helping stop wild animals from going extinct. ZSL has been working actively in Nepal since the late 1990s and with a country office since 2014. 

Programme Officer

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Mid Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jun. 04, 2023 23:55 (1 week from now)

Job Specification

Education Level : Graduate (Masters)
Experience Required : More than or equal to 3 years
Professional Skill Required : Project Management Communication Pragmatic Skills Research
Other Specification
  • Master's degree in a relevant discipline (Environment science/management, forestry, wildlife, natural resource management or other relevant discipline); 2 years of work experience in conservation accepted in lieu of masters’ degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with good track record in the implementation of conservation programmes in the field
  • Good knowledge and pragmatic skills in biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihood programmes
  • Good socio-economic research and facilitation skills
  • A very good understanding of the socio-political context of Nepal, specifically of the western lowland region
  • Familiarity with the relevant policies and laws regarding communities’ use of natural resources, tenure system, forestry, and wildlife conservation motivators
  • Proficiency in oral and written English, including a demonstrated track record in technical report writing and ability to communicate technical matters effectively to general audience.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken Nepali language is required

Job Description

The Programme Officer (PO) will lead the implementation of projects in Banke Bardia Shukla Complex (BBSC) in coordination with local implementation partners and other key stakeholders including Department of National Parks and Wildlife Reserve (DNPWC) and local communities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the preparation of field implementation plans for ongoing projects in the BBS complex.
  • Lead the compilation and presentation of key findings from data collected on wildlife movement and dispersals, present status of Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC) and plans to mitigate HWC.
  • Create and maintain good working relationships with DNPWC, local implementation partners, local communities, and other key stakeholders.
  • Prepare and present intervention of best livelihood schemes in line with project agreement and scope.
  • Develop an integrated livelihood and recovery programme implementation plan based on outcomes of socio-economic surveys.
  • Maintain regular communication and coordinate with project partners, local community, and other stakeholders.
  • Track project activities, implementation plans, and timeline set forth by the project.
  • Oversee capacity building sessions for park officials, implementing partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Lead and monitor the project budget spending and status.
  • Prepare reports in compliance with the project needs.
  • Maintain regular communications with Human Wildlife Coexistence champions (HWCx) making sure they have the capacity to carry out delegated tasks and identify additional capacity building requirements.
  • Finalise the HWC mitigation and livelihood restoration plan.
  • Prepare and communicate monthly activities to the Kathmandu office with highlights of all the tasks carried out during the month and plans for the next one.
  • Supervise and mentor the Field Programme Officer and Programme Associate
  • Carry out any other activities as assigned by the line manager.

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