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28 Feb 2023

Fisheries Coordinator: Simalaha Community Conservancy at Peace Parks Foundation

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Job Description

The Simalaha Community Conservancy (SCC) is a joint initiative by the Sesheke and Sekute Chiefdoms and the Department of National Parks with the technical and funding support of the Peace Parks Foundation. The SCC is pioneering a model of development led by the communities, based on the sound management and conservation of their natural resources. It includes a fisheries programme looking at the establishment of community-based, sustainable management systems for riverine/floodplain fisheries in Simalaha.

The role of the Fisheries Coordinator is to implement this programme. The Fisheries Coordinator will be appointed by the Simalaha Community Conservancy Steering Committee/ Board of Trustees and will report to the Conservancy Manager.



Results that are to be achieved under this programme include:

  • Coordinate development of fisheries management programmes in order to ensure sustainable fish resources utilization
  • Establish effective communication channels (network platforms) between all stakeholders, local, national and transboundary.
  • Build capacity in fisheries management, particularly at local community level
  • Support improved aquatic habitat and fishery resulting from the establishment of a network of Fish Reserves and elimination of environmentally damaging fishing methods
  • Advocate for harmonized fisheries regulation empowering local communities to manage their own fisheries resources.


  • Degree in Fisheries/Biological Sciences, Natural Resource or Environmental Management with a proven track record in community-based natural resource management work or Social Sciences and with experience and/or knowledge of Fisheries
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in project administration, management and implementation
  • Extensive experience in working with rural communities on institutional development work
  • Experience in working with donors, other NGOs and government agencies
  • An understanding of transboundary initiatives
  • Excellent people, leadership and communication skills.
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • Knowledge of community/village/conservancy structures and organization experience with working with communities in rural parts of the Zambezi Region, Zambia
  • Enthusiasm for fieldwork
  • Specific experience in freshwater community fisheries and/or river basin issues would be an advantage
  • Driver’s license.


A competitive salary package will be negotiated, based on qualifications and experience.

Please find the advert and detailed terms of reference on the Peace Parks Foundation website:

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Method of Application

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing their interest in and suitability for the position, as well as a curriculum vitae in English and contact details of three references by 14 March 2023 to:

Lee-Anne Robertson, Peace Parks Foundation e-mail:

[email protected] and Anthea de bruin Sasman, e-mail [email protected].

Please include the reference “Fisheries Coordinator” in the subject line. Only SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES will be contacted to attend an interview.


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