Environment, Forestry and agriculture Jobs at Precision Recruitment and other companies

Deadline of this Job: 17 November 2022
My client, who is currently undertaking farming fruits, vegetables, livestock, spices and fish is looking for the following positions for their 190ha commercial farm in Ndola.
• Farm Manager – spices (ginger, garlic)
• Farm Manager – livestock (goats)
• Fish Farmer – aquaculture

The company’s vision is be a leader and profitable organisation in Soft commodities (essential food) in Africa. They want to create employment and contribute to the social development, support the neediest in Society and add value to their shareholders.
If you have any experience in any of the above areas please get in touch!

Deadline of this Job: 04 November 2022
Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position of Farm Supervisor.
Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Centre Manager and Project Coordinator
Job Summary: To Manage the Farm productions and marketing of the produce for profit.

Main Roles and Responsibilities
Management and leadership
1. Represents management among district and local stakeholders in the operation area.
2. Makes plans for the farm on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis following the overall plan and structures for the program.
3. Rehearses and coordinates all plans with the centre Manager and the projects coordinator at NHQ in Ndola.
4. Implements the planned programs as agreed upon in the project description ensuring achievement of the set benchmarks are met with quality.
5. Develops good and workable systems that will improve production and sales for all productions at the farm.
6. Constantly evaluates the progress of planned activities by analysing the production outputs and sales income.
7. Secures viable markets for all farm products with competitive prices at all times and shares any changes in price with the project coordinator for approval.
8. Keeps track record of all production records, sales and ensures that all income raised is banked.
9. Organise coordination meetings every morning with all farm staff and ensures that each staff has a challenging plan for the day.
10. Controls all stock records in the stores and ratios usage of feed, fertiliser and other consumables at the farm.
11. Prepares and submits quarterly and monthly reports to management/ Prepares and submits weekly key highlights to management.
12. Participates in quarterly planning and review meetings.
13. Organises field and open days at the centre to share ideas and experiences of agriculture practices.
14. Continuously monitors and evaluates the results of farming activities and shares plans with management.
15. Ensures that all contractual obligations are adhered to.

1. Prepares monthly budgets to be approved by management.
2. Manages program expenses within approved budget, ensuring that the program gets value for money.
3. Accounts for all monies with quality receipts and other agreed upon documentation and ensures that all the receipts are retired on time.
4. Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, ensuring that the cash management system is adhered to.
5. Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of all materials received and used within the project following established procedures.
6. Safes-guards all DAPP properties and assets.
7. Strictly follows procurement procedures before any purchase is made.

Required qualifications
• Grade 12 certificate
• Diploma in General Agriculture or its equivalent
• 2 years’ experience or more in managing a farm

Preferred qualities
• Facilitation and presentation skills.
• Ability to work both independently and as an effective member of a team.
• Ability and willingness to work extra hours.
• Have integrity.
• Able to ride a motor bike (with valid licence) and conversant with farming equipment’s such as Tractor, plough, disc harrow, ripper, shelling machine, incubator etc.

Deadline of this Job: 14 November 2022
Organizational Setting
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and malnutrition. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.
FAO has recognized Social protection as a critical pillar to accelerate progress in the fight against hunger, food insecurity and rural poverty. Notably, social protection interventions have the potential to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction and economic growth. FAO has been strategically involved in Zambia to support the national social protection systems.

Reporting Lines
Under the overall supervision of the Representative of FAO in Zambia, and direct supervision of the Assistant FAOR in charge of programmes and in close collaboration with the FAO projects, and relevant government entities, the Social Protection Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks and responsibilities.

Technical focus
• Technical contribution to monitoring activities for social protection interventions, including development of tools and methodologies
• Stakeholder engagements
• Represent FAO Zambia in technical Working Groups on Social Protection as well as other institutional coordination mechanisms
• Regular participation in Technical Working Groups on social protection as well as other institutional co-ordination mechanisms
• Concept notes and proposals for resource mobilization developed and submitted, donors approached, pilot pitched
• Participate in and support activities of relevant UNCT Results Group reports written and submitted on time
• Support government in implementation and development of the electronic version of the Food Security Pack (FSP)
• Progress reports are submitted on time
• Research outputs

Tasks And Responsibilities
• Effectively coordinate the overall implementation of social protection interventions supported by the country office, including provision of technical support to the rollout of projects supporting the most vulnerable households in the context of emergency or crisis response situations
• Facilitate dialogue and linkages between social protection and resilience/livelihoods, agriculture/natural resource management programmes/projects
• Support the roll out of the FSP pilot programme, as designed by FAO in collaboration with the Government of Zambia
• Liaise with potential donors and explore internal opportunities in order to mobilise resources for the implementation of the FSP
• Explore resource mobilisation opportunities, as well as take lead on development of project proposals for funding of national social protection priorities in Zambia
• Provide follow-up support to the implementation of action plans from the RAF-led Capacity Development Programme on “Strengthening the use of Poverty Analysis for reaching SDGs 1 &2”. In particular, the multi-sectoral Cash Plus efforts in Zambia, led by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS), by;
• Participate in and provide support in policy dialogue on social protection policies, legislation, and programmes with attention to increasing coverage of social protection and contribute to strategic (internal and external) processes of Cash Plus interventions, including development of documents
• Support strengthening closer collaboration between participants of the Capacity Development Programme (CDP), from various ministries, as part of the efforts to enhance the cash plus initiatives and cross-sectoral collaboration in Zambia.
• Facilitate capacity building efforts for the multi-sectoral cluster advisory group (CAG) members to be involved in the implementation of the cash plus initiative on coherent, multi-sectoral approaches for poverty reduction
• Establish effective partnerships with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society, and other UN agencies to support sustained commitment towards the nexus between agriculture and social protection among the rural communities
• Support in developing a social protection strategic engagement document for the FAO Zambia Office through consultations with the key stakeholders in the agriculture and social protection sector as well as review of key social protection and agriculture policy and Programme documents as well as FAO led research products.
• Represent FAO in sectoral coordination mechanisms, such as the Cluster Advisory Committees, Co-operating Partners Group-Social Protection, the Co-operating Partners Group-Agriculture and within and across these fora to promote and contribute to discussions on linkages between agriculture and social protection
• Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programme and activities that enable informed decision making and consistence of information
• Liaise with internal counterpart to ensure effective collaboration, and monitoring of ongoing social protection projects and other projects as needed
• Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities ensuring alignment with wider CPF.
• Perform other duties as required

Minimum Requirements
• A degree in the field of socio-economic policy or agricultural economics or rural sociology or equivalent.
• Master’s degree in the relevant field with experience in social protection is preferable.
• Five years of relevant experience in sectoral coordination, research and policy analysis and stakeholder engagements is cardinal.
• Working knowledge of the English language [ie. spoken and written]
• Zambian National

FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills
• Extent and relevance of experience in supporting, advising and guiding the implementation of complex, multi-stakeholder projects;
• Ability to develop plans for the implementation and coordination of project operations in developing countries, in partnership with UN agencies, NGOs and other concerned actors;
• Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project formulation, analysis, planning and implementation
• Understanding of FAO policies and programmes is considered a strong asset;
• Extent of experience in formulation, implementation and monitoring of projects;
• Familiarity with UN administrative, operational and financial procedures is an asset.

Additional Information
• FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
• Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
• Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
• Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
• For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
• Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
Job Posting
Closure Date
14/Nov/2022, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit
Job Type
Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition
NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level
Primary Location
12 months
Post Number
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• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
• Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
• Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values
• FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
• All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
• All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Deadline of this Job: 14 November 2022
The Mulungushi Village Complex Limited (MVCL) wish to inform the general public that it has the following vacant position which it intends to fill by 1 January, 2023 and as follows;
This is a middle management position and whose purpose is to supervise companies that provide horticulture and waste management services.

Deadline of this Job: 18 November 2022
WeForest is a fast-growing international non-profit association headquartered in Belgium and with current projects in Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Tanzania, Malawi, Senegal and Zambia. The mission of the organisation is to advance innovative, scalable and lasting solutions to restore forest and landscapes for climate, people and planet. We promote scientific evidence for the ways in which forests contribute to climate change mitigation, beyond their impacts as stocks of carbon, by increasing water availability, enhancing local biodiversity conservation and rural livelihood and resilience.
WeForest Zambia programme
WeForest has been working in Zambia since 2011 on various topics including agroforestry, farm forestry and community forest management. WeForest Zambia Ltd was established in 2019 with six projects running at the moment: two in the Copperbelt and four in Muchinga province.
Support to forest and farm-based livelihoods to reverse forest degradation is a core part of WeForest Zambia’s programme. Since 2015, WeForest Zambia has worked with more than 1000 farmers in Copperbelt province to set up efficient forest honey production systems on farm forests and inside Katanino Forest Reserve – amongst other achievements. WeForest Zambia is currently preparing to scale up its’ operations in Muchinga province to support a range of local organisations to become viable and financially independent forest enterprises through beekeeping and other forest or farm-based value chains.
WeForest Zambia is looking for a Livelihoods and Enterprise Development Specialist to lead on the organisation’s strategic priority to implement business-driven solutions to reverse forest degradation while generating funding for sustainable forest management. The position holder will identify forest-based and farm-based value chains, leverage business opportunities and investment, and develop and monitor business plans across the following projects:
● The Copperbelt project, which started in 2016, aims to reduce deforestation amongst small-holder farm land in Luanshya, Mpongwe and Ndola districts by introducing the concept of Farm Forestry. As we work through farmers’s associations, approximately 3,500 ha is conserved with over 1,000 farmers.
● The Katanino project, which started in 2019, aims to increase forest cover inside the 4,500ha Katanino Forest Reserve and Miombo woodlots in a 5km buffer zone around the Reserve by working with small-scale farmers. We work through the Joint Forest Management Committee.
• The Chintumukulu project, which started in 2020, aims to establish and functionalize a community conservancy of 10,500 ha and support sustainable income sources to run the conservancy in the long-term. A partnership has been set up with the community-run Mpumba Natural Resource Society.
• The Mafinga project, which started in 2021, aims to establish and functionalize a community forest area of 1,500 ha and empower communities through more sustainable farming methods to reduce pressure on the remaining forest. This project is in direct partnership with WECSZ.
• In the Mukungule project, which started in 2022, WeForest Zambia plays an expert role in beekeeping and an implementer role in community forestry in Mukungule and Mpumba chiefdoms. It is a USAID funded 5-year project managed by Frankfurt Zoological Society
• The Mpumba community forest areas (CFAs) project is starting in Q3 2022.
The Livelihoods and enterprise development advisor will be responsible for identifying viable economic opportunities among forest and farm-based value chains that will reduce and reverse forest degradation. S/he will strengthen enterprises, micro-entrepreneurs, cooperatives and associations within the selected value chains and will facilitate business partnerships to take the selected value chains to scale. In close collaboration with programme teams, s/he will conduct market systems diagnosis, identify constraints, design and facilitate enterprise start-up and growth using the Market Systems Development (MSD) approach or similar (Making Markets Work for the Poor, Market Analysis and Development…).

In close collaboration with project teams and local stakeholders, the Livelihoods and enterprise development advisor will:
Livelihoods and Enterprise development:
• Develop business models that benefit forest-dependent organisations and individuals through recognised methodologies, tools and best practices (sector selection, market systems diagnosis, cost-benefit analysis, business planning, results chains…).
• Coordinate or undertake economic analysis and value chain studies for livelihood components within new and existing projects.
• Lead on the development and evaluation of realistic cost-benefit analysis and business plans developed by partner organisations and individuals, in collaboration with programme teams and experts.
• Contribute to the establishment of functional market structures for all projects (Collection Centres, Processing Units, Bulking Centres) as appropriate to the commodities the projects promote.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), documentation and reporting:
• Support the operationalisation and tracking of business and marketing plans for all project-supported organisations (VRMCs, producer groups, Community Forest Management Groups, cooperatives, farmers’ associations..) through joint planning and monitoring.
• Contribute to internal project reports through regular tracking reports on the growth, management and overall development of enterprises and entrepreneurs supported by projects.
Entrepreneurship training, coaching and mentoring:
• Facilitate and develop a process for engaging with partner organisations and individuals to allow them to transition into strong enterprises and entrepreneurs
• In collaboration with experts, develop or adapt training packages including modules on business planning, business skills, strategic planning and entrepreneurship for use in projects.
• Lead on the provision of entrepreneurship coaching and mentoring services, in collaboration with experts and programme teams.
External engagement:
• Develop and regularly update a database of partners, collaborators and networks to be employed in the capacity building of partner organisations and farmers including government, business organisations, research institutions, experts and trainers.
• On a needs basis, represent the organisation at relevant events.
• Identify and synthetise relevant information at national and landscape level which may positively or negatively impact the enterprises and value chains supported in our projects (eg policies, economic conditions, market opportunities…).

Candidate profile
• Minimum 7 years of experience in enterprise development with forest/farm value chains
• Experience in business development, entrepreneurship, access to finance and marketing using recognised, structured approaches
• Experience in capacity building and enterprise development services including training, mentoring and coaching
• Experience in facilitating partnerships and leveraging investments
• Experience in engaging women and youth in enterprise development is desirable
• Experience in beekeeping is desirable
Academic qualifications and trainings
• Masters’ degree or equivalent experience in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship or related fields.
• Training by a recognised institution in Market Systems Development (MSD), Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P), Market Analysis and Development (MA&D) or similar approaches

Knowledge, skills and abilities
• Strong analytical and operational knowledge of enterprise development, and understanding of the range of support needed for enterprise development, from start-up to expansion
• Knowledge of business policies and procedures including business support services such as business development, financing, sales and marketing
• Understanding of the linkages between forest and landscape restoration and conservation, and forest-based enterprises
• Strong networking, partnership and interpersonal skills and ability to manage a diverse team of technical and management experts
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, and to inspire and motivate
• Ability to be proactive, to work independently and as part of a team with colleagues and partners
• IT proficiency in MS Office or similar
Terms & Conditions
Position: Full-time employee, 5 or 6 days per week.
Base: Ndola, Zambia (WeForest Zambia Ltd head office)
Start date: As soon as possible, preferably by 16/01/2023
Package: Competitive package for a small organisation, level 4b salary package

Interested ?
Please send applications to recruitment.zambia@weforest.org with your CV, a motivation letter, and min.3 recent references by 18/11/2022. References must include at least one former employer and one enterprise that you have supported.
Make sure to mention the job title in the subject of the email, and to indicate where you saw the job post. In your motivation letter, we’d love to read about what makes you interested to work with WeForest Zambia and why you think you are best suited, referring to examples of enterprises that you have successfully supported in the past. Due to the anticipated high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your interest.