Development of Company Manuals
Background Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) in Zambia, is a non-profit organisation established in 1994 and centred around three main pillars of support: Wildlife Protection, Environmental Education and Community Empowerment. CLZ works in collaboration with Zambia’s wildlife authority, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), as well as the Ministry of General Education and traditional community leaders to ensure the sustainability of wildlife and livelihoods in the area.
Purpose CLZ has grown rapidly since its inception in 1994 and it is critical that the organisational structure and policies remain aligned with CLZ’s strategy and vision. Alignment of policies and procedures will be accomplished through the establishment of Company Manuals. This will help CLZ maintain efficiency while designing an effective organisational structure that enables the realisation of the vision of “A valued, protected and thriving Lower Zambezi Landscape.
Objective Voluntary consultant to develop a number of manuals and policies outlining Standardised Operating Procedures (SOPs) that formalise CLZ’s administrative and operational strategies Methodology. The selected candidate will work with CLZ’s management team to draft manuals for the following priority areas with oversight from CLZ’s CEO and relevant manager:
Health and Safety
M & E
Fundraising and PR
The ideal candidate would have a background and/or education in HR, finance, operations, monitoring & evaluation, project planning or business administration
High-level proficiency in English
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Proficient writing skills
Able to work independently
Willing to live in a remote bush camp in Zambia for the duration of the project (approximately 4 months)
Preferred Skills and Experience
Advanced degree in finance, management, HR, business administration- or any other related field
Experience in conservation, working in Africa or working with NGOs
BenefitsCLZ is a not-for-profit organisation who is seeking a qualified professional willing to donate their time and experience. CLZ is based on the banks of the Zambezi River in a location frequently visited by wildlife. Through this voluntary experience, the candidate will not only be contributing to extremely important work in conservation but will also be immersed in a remote location. This post will provide the opportunity to experience working in conservation efforts and advancements as well as living among the incredible wildlife which inhabit the Lower Zambezi. In addition, food and accommodation will be provided at CLZ’s basecamp in the Chiawa Game Management Area.
ReportingThe consultant will report directly to CLZ’s CEO or appointed manager. Prioritisation of the manuals developed may change based on CLZ’s needs as well as the background and expertise of the consultant. The consultant will also work closely with other relevant management staff as they relate to specific departments.
Instructions on Applying Interested applicants should submit a 2–3-page CV and 1-page Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. This application will be on a rolling basis until a suitable and willing candidate is selected. Ideally, CLZ would prefer the applicant to arrive before October of 2021.
For more information please visit CLZ’s website.