Background to all Job and Volunteer Opportunities at CLZ

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.

Job Opportunity: Fisheries Project Manager

Programme: Sustainable Fisheries Management Programme

Organisation: Conservation Lower Zambezi

Location: Lower Zambezi (Chirundu and surrounding areas)

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Full-time, 2 years

About the role

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Project Manager to join our team in Lower Zambezi. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing our Fisheries Management Programme, which aims to enhance the co-management of the Lower Zambezi fishery by facilitating the establishment of a Fisheries Management Area, conducting community-based fisheries monitoring, negotiating conservation agreements among stakeholders, and promoting nature-friendly community enterprises for alternative livelihoods.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead a team of eleven, including a Fisheries Liaison Officer, A Community & Enterprise Development Officer, one attached officer from Department of Fisheries, Chirundu, and 8 Community Fisheries Monitors
  • Plan, implement, and supervise the project activities, such as fisheries monitoring, conservation agreements, community enterprises, and stakeholder engagement  with creativity and innovation..
  • Manage the project budget with efficiency and effectiveness and ensure compliance with donor and CLZ policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with other project partners, such as Conservation International, Department of Fisheries, DNPW, Chiawa Community Resources Board, Village Fisheries Management Committees, fishers, and other stakeholders.


  • Tertiary qualification in environmental science or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management
  • Experience in fisheries management or related field
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of conservation issues in Zambia

Application Process

Only candidates who meet the specified requirements should apply with their detailed Curriculum Vitae of not more than three pages, a cover letter, and the names and email addresses of three contactable references. In your cover letter, please explain why you feel you should be considered for this post, highlighting your relevant skills, knowledge and experience and how they meet the requirements of the role profile.

Applications to be emailed to: [email protected]

Please use the subject line: Application: Fisheries Project Manager

Closing date: 10 September 2023.

No applications will be accepted after this closing date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.