IUCN Team Leader Job Available Harare (Zimbabwe)


RecruiterInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
PositionTeam Leader
Total Vacant PostN/A
QualificationBachelor’s Degree
Experience RequiredMinimum Five years
Application DeadlineDec. 31, 2022

Southern Africa is highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, which affects water availability, the integrity of ecosystems, food and livelihood security and human health. This vulnerability stems from a number of factors. First, Southern African countries are highly exposed to climate risks including increased rainfall variability, floods, droughts, extreme temperatures and in the case of coastal countries, cyclones.


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The devastating 2019 cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which killed more than 1,000 people and led to agricultural losses of at least USD 141 million in Mozambique alone, are only one recent example. This requires both short-term, emergency response efforts and investments in adaptation for the longer term. Poverty rates remain high, with Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe having 21- 62% of the population living below the poverty line, based on World Bank data.

Project Management;

  • Lead the development of annual activity plan, budget and procurement work plan based on expected outputs;
  • Supervise agreed project management procedures to facilitate project implementation and ensure delivery of high-quality outcomes;
  • Supervise the project management team, service providers and consultants that work for the project;
  • Work with project staff to receive, review and synthesize monitoring information to support adaptive management and ensure timely compliance with internal and donor monitoring and reporting requirements, especially to produce the CBA-SACLE+ project annual performance reports (APRs);
  • Prepare any required updates / summaries on the projects and participate in project-related meetings with the donors, government, service providers, etc.
  • Plan and undertake regular communication with other consortium members of the CBA-SCALE+ project and provide support to monitoring and evaluation process of projects, ensuring that evaluations are carried-out in accordance within contracting requirements.
  • Ensure that donor contracting requirements are being met, including the timely submission of quality progress reports

Position in Organization:

  • Vacancy #: 6242
  • Unit: ESARO Mozambique Programme
  • Organisation: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Location: Zimbabwe Country Office, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Reporting to: Regional Head, Land Systems / Country Representative, Kenya
  • Work percentage: 100%
  • Grade: P2
  • Expected start date: 01 January 2023
  • Type of contract: Fixed-term (36 months)
  • Closing date: 31 December 2022


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in environmental management, forestry, resource economics, agriculture, water resources or development studies. A Master’s Degree is desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in programme management in the environment, climate change or forestry sector, preferably with an international organization
  • Experience with results-based project cycle management including monitoring and evaluation methodologies and principles and project budget management
  • Experience in writing project proposals and fundraising
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. Fluency in a local language is vital
  • High personal integrity especially in matters related to finance, official information and communications;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and function in multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
  • A good team worker with leadership abilities.
  • Be willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders.

Core Competencies;

  • Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
  • Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions.

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