View Vacancy – Agriculture and Climate Officer_EO (14/23 LUS)


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It is a function inside the Financial Growth and Inexperienced Development Group on the British Excessive Fee, Lusaka.  The aim of the job is to ship prime quality recommendation and programme administration help associated to agriculture, local weather change and rural livelihoods.  

Supporting poverty discount is the UK’s high precedence in Zambia. This thrilling function will work instantly on two main areas related to poverty discount – rural livelihoods and local weather adaptation. The post-holder will collaborate with colleagues throughout the Mission to ship this objective.  As we guarantee rural livelihoods and local weather points are thought-about throughout our portfolio the post-holder will work intently with programme managers and advisers throughout BHC Lusaka and central groups based mostly within the UK.

What’s going to the jobholder be anticipated to realize:
The post-holder will work intently with the Local weather and Setting Lead and collaborate with all colleagues within the group and throughout the workplace and FCDO.  It will embody working with Advisers within the fields of local weather and setting, economics, commerce, personal sector growth, infrastructure, and social growth, in addition to programme administration workers.

Tasks will embody:

1. Assist UK and Zambian efforts to help rural livelihoods to make sure poverty discount and adaptation to local weather change, together with:

  • Supporting the design and supply of UK growth applications to help UK and GRZ ambitions with a deal with local weather adaptation and leveraging personal sector funding in sustainable agriculture and meals programs;
  • Being the UK’s lead specialist on agriculture in Zambia, together with driving our work to affect GRZ coverage on agricultural reform (FRA, FISP), together with main engagement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Livestock. 
  • Lead the UKs progressive considering on the nexus between agriculture and local weather resilience, bringing collectively the UK’s work on emergency money transfers, catastrophe threat insurance coverage, adaptation to make sure a coherent UK method.
  • Constructing relationships with key exterior stakeholders, together with Authorities, Multilateral Growth Banks, personal sector gamers, NGOs, and different growth companions to increase our community and understanding of the context, and delivering recommendation to help FCDO goals; 
  • Holding abreast of evolving coverage priorities within the areas of local weather, nature, agriculture and rural livelihoods. 
  • Supporting the mainstreaming of local weather and nature points throughout the breadth of the UK’s portfolio in Zambia.

2. Top quality programme administration help for Agriculture and Local weather programming, which covers local weather finance, adaptation and resilience, and livelihoods:

  • Guarantee excessive requirements of programme administration, threat administration, and compliance are being maintained according to the FCDO Program Working Framework (PrOF) and different company steering. 
  • Work with Departmental Procurement Officer on procurement and industrial administration;
  • Guarantee companions perceive and conform to FCDO’s monetary framework, necessities, insurance policies, and pointers (together with rules of zero fraud and corruption). 
  • Develop and keep correct budgets and sturdy and lifelike monetary forecasts, working intently with finance colleagues and implementing companions.
  • Assist work to analyse and problem accomplice efficiency together with holding monitor of contracts, accountable grants, workplans, threat, compliance, and fee milestones. 
  • Scrutinise and promptly receipt invoices and funds requests in compliance with FCDO programme administration rules and inside agreed timelines.
  • Enter to Annual Opinions and Mission Completion Opinions for related tasks, together with becoming a member of monitoring area visits and drafting particular sections of reviews.
  • Guarantee well timed, high quality responses to related letters, company returns, submissions, and responses to official authorities correspondence.

Assets managed (workers and expenditure)

Programme finances duties: £45m pipeline

  • Minimal of a Diploma
  • Minimal of 5 years work expertise.
  • No less than 2 years’ expertise in managing programmes/tasks and budgets
  • No less than 3 years’ expertise engaged on agriculture, local weather and setting points 

Making Efficient Choices, Managing a High quality Service, Speaking and Influencing

18 September 2023

Government Officer (EO)

Full-time, Everlasting

36 hours per week




British Excessive Fee


ZMW 276,535.98 every year

1 November 2023

Studying and growth alternatives (and any particular coaching programs to be accomplished):

The Excessive Fee gives a complete induction programme, together with however not restricted to on the job coaching, on-line help, mentoring and training and formal classroom based mostly studying


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