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Job Vacancies at KAZA


The Organization

The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) Secretariat is the designated entity established by the KAZA Partner States to manage the day-to-day operations of the TFCA. Its overall mandate is to develop KAZA TFCA into a world-class conservation area and premier tourism destination. This mandate is executed under the guidance of the KAZA Partner States with support from development partners and a consortium of stakeholders. The Secretariat is a multi-cultural working environment.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced nationals of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe for the following positions.

Project Officer: Survey Logistics and Procurement

Duty Station: Kasane, Botswana with travel across the KAZA TFCA covering the Republics of Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Duration: 22 months

WWF Namibia is seeking to fill a contractual position of Project Officer for up to 22 months on behalf of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) Secretariat and Partner States. The position is based in Kasane, Botswana with possible travel to the other KAZA Partner States of Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The main purpose of the position is to support the Aerial Survey Coordinator in logistics planning, procurement of goods and services and administrative duties towards the successful implementation of a synchronized and coordinated KAZA-wide aerial survey of elephants.  We are looking to hire a committed, competent person with in-depth knowledge of work of this nature.


In April 2019, the KAZA Ministerial Committee approved the KAZA Strategic Planning Framework for the Conservation and Management of Elephants. One of the key objectives of the framework is to maintain and manage KAZA TFCA’s elephants as one contiguous population. A key strategic activity under this objective is the implementation of synchronised and coordinated aerial surveys to determine numbers and seasonal distribution of elephants and other large herbivores in KAZA TFCA.

The Position

The Project Officer will report to the Aerial Survey Coordinator and under his/her direction, be responsible for managing project logistics, procurement of good and services and administration to successfully implement the aerial survey according to the survey design and in compliance with the CITES MIKE aerial survey standards. S/he will also be responsible for coordinating key stakeholders. Overall project oversight will be provided through a technical steering committee.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant.

Applications for the position should be made to the Project Administrator, KAZA Aerial Survey, For Attention Ms Shereen Pieterse at spieterse@wwf.na on or before 20 January 2022.

Detailed Terms of Reference for the position can be viewed here: Terms of Reference Aerial Survey Project Officer