Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)/Land Use Planning (LUP) Officer || The Ecodit Trust

The ECODIT Trust

DUE : 09 SEP 2022

The Integrated Water Resource Management/Land Use Planning (IWRM/LUP) Specialist will provide technical support for the adoption and implementation of integrated water resource management (IWRM) and land use plans that support the establishment of community wildlife conservancies in both the Southeast Lowveld (SEL) and Mid-Zambezi Landscapes. S/He will work closely with both the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) and Environmental Law Institute (ELI) to accelerate implementation of USAID Resilience ANCHORS activities focusing on water and land resources planning.

This position will be based in Southeast Lowveld, Zimbabwe and will report to ZELA Resilience ANCHORS Project Officer with reporting lines to ELI Director, International Water and Africa Programs and Southeast Lowveld Project Manager.

DUTIES
Project Management
Provide leadership and technical support in the design of activities aimed at promoting adoption and implementation of IWRM at ward and catchment levels.
Serve as the focal point for the development and application of community-based planning and resilience building tools for water and natural resources management.
Work with Environmental Law Institute to map community-based water tenure and assist in development of a “water cadaster” to enable communities to better document and track their water tenure rights.
Develop and support the implementation of community based IWRM plans to inform water resources development and use at ward and catchment levels.

Develop and support implementation of ward-level land use plans for communal areas adjacent to the wildlife protected areas and other landscapes within Zimbabwe, ensuring that these are aligned and harmonized with IWRM plans.
Develop tools/guidelines for monitoring environmental compliance in all project implementation areas and management of environmental aspects in all areas of implementation.
Develop tools/guidelines for ensuring sustainable natural resource management, including capacity building on conservation planning implementation; and
Generate and compile activity reports as means of verifications for each action in liaison with the project MEAL Officer.

Partnerships
Establish and or maintain strong partnerships and develop excellent working relationships with public, private, NGOs, CSOs, communities and donor communities.
Act as the custodian of the project relations, implementation modalities and cultivate expansion of the project niches related to integrated, community-based land, water and resource planning; and
In consultation with the PCU office staff, further develop strategic partnerships for the project.

Other
Work with the Communications and Marketing teams to communicate ECODIT messages through newsletters, reports and regular in touch updates.
Commitment to respect, protect, and promote human rights at all times, irrespective of ethnic group, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, or class by adopting a rights-based conservation approach; and
Undertake any other relevant assignment as may be requested by supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS
BSc. Degree in Integrated Water Resources Management, Conservation Planning/ Natural Resources Management or any other relevant qualification (a master’s degree in Integrated Water Resources Management is an added advantage).
5+ years of proven experience of working in the water and land resources management field.
Direct experience in implementing water resource management planning, particularly at the community level, is highly desired.
A task oriented, result focused approach with a thorough understanding challenges related water and natural resources management in Zimbabwe.
Experience of working in the NGO development sector and ability to work and engage with consultants.
Proficiency in English (spoken and written) and knowledge of local languages is desirable.

Demonstrated ability to oversee various activities at once ensuring timely and successful implementation.
Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to build coalitions, negotiate, and manage conflict and familiarity with protocols associated with working in Zimbabwe.
Genuine respect for the skills and perspectives of communities, partner organizations and the private sector.
Ability, willingness, and desire to be based in remote location (Southeast Lowveld in this case).
Good report writing skills and working knowledge of computers and MS Office software packages.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should send their motivational letter and CV to recruitmentpro26b@gmail.com by the 9th of September 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted