Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: TBD
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Required Experience: 2 – 6 years

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Conservation South Luangwa (CSL) is a Zambian registered NGO and has been working in South Luangwa Valley since 2003, supporting the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and Community Resource Boards (CRB’s) with an array of wildlife and community conservation programs. CSL’s administration and operational offices are based in the small town of Mfuwe adjacent to the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia’s Eastern Province. CSL has been in existence for 18 years and has built strong partnerships with DNPW and CRB’s in protected area management.

CSL practices a multi-faceted approach to wildlife resource management and protection, working in collaboration with DNPW and their respective CRBs to implement wildlife protection programmes. CSL provides training of law enforcement officers, supports equipment, uniforms, vehicles, fuel and maintenance, radio networks, IT and databases, infrastructure development, and wildlife crime detection and tracking canine units across the ecosystem. CSL established a Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) team in 2007, with community-based field officers who use participatory, strategic, and applied approaches towards HWC mitigation techniques. In addition to wildlife conflict mitigation, CSL’s community outreach programs include alternative livelihood activities such as chilli farming, community conservation game drives and community engagement in conservation services such as anti-snaring sweeps. CSL employs 122 full time members of staff.

A new full time position has become available to support and manage CSL’s fundraising program, through the development of proposals, administration of grant contracts, and reporting compliance.

Position and job location
This position will be based either in Mfuwe, or at an alternative agreed location and will provide support for proposal development or grant management to the CEO CSL.

Position within the organisation

  • The Grant Manager reports to the CEO
  • The Grant Manager will support the CEO, CSL Head of Finance and work closely with all field project staff and project managers to ensure programs are being effectively implemented
  • The Grant Manager will work to ensure current relationships with partners and donors are supported and enhanced

Job objective

  • Support and manage the CSL fundraising and reporting programs
  • Manage existing donor proposals and budgets
  • Identify and develop new donor proposals and budgets
  • Manage and coordinate approved grants to ensure donor expectations are met with regards to technical and financial reporting, and monitoring and evaluation plans are developed
  • Ensure effective and transparent management and compliance to donor guidelines, grant contracts, and administrative obligations
  • Maintain CSL’s reputation as a credible and respected conservation organization in Zambia

Main Outputs:

  • Grant Development
    • Develop a 2 – 3 year funding strategy
    • Identify new funding opportunities
    • Develop project concepts, associated budgets and operational plans
    • Establish and coordinate the CSL team for technical and financial input for proposal development
  • Grant Coordination
    • Support timely initiation and coordination of work plans, reports, proposal writing and budget development
  • Grant Administration
    • Monitor governance and financial management
    • Support CSL Head of Finance to ensure efficient and transparent use of donor funds
  • Grant Monitoring & Evaluation
    • Develop and implement effective, quality, results-based planning, monitoring & evaluation systems and processes

Qualifications and experiences – required:
The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in environment, conservation, social science or related field;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in successful international NGO fundraising – grant writing and reporting
  • Skilled in public presentations and donor relations
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities, including excellent writing, verbal and listening skills
  • Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships with a diversity of key stakeholders
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally on a regular basis
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience of financial management and reporting
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Able to work as part of a team


Interested and qualified applicants who fit the above criteria should submit a CV of not more than 3 pages and a cover letter to  by 31st October 2021.

Please supply 3 contactable references.

Unfortunately we will not be able to respond to candidates who do not fit the above criteria. Thank you.