Team: New Business Development | Commitment: Career | Location: Zimbabwe

Environmental Compliance

Position Summary:

CNFA is seeking an Environmental Compliance Specialist to support the anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activity in Zimbabwe. The position will be based in Zimbabwe. The Environmental Compliance Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that the project complies with GOZ and EMA environmental regulations for all program activities, including documentation and grantee environmental compliance. He/she will be responsible for contributing  training modules related to climate-smart agriculture, and safe use and handling of pesticides. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has 15 years of agriculture experience in Zimbabwe.  

Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Primary responsibility for performing environmental assessments and providing environmental impact report for the program;
  • Compile field data to regulatory standards for USAID Environmental Compliance;
  • Provide ground-level monitoring on all community development projects to ensure all terms and conditions follow USAID Environmental Procedures;
  • Ensure that the overall program meets the conditions set and approved in the Initial Environmental Examination (IEE);
  • Provide technical oversight to technical coordinators and grantees, ensuring adherence to proper procedures for analyzing, mitigating, and preventing environmental impacts linked to project activities;
  • Monitor follow-up actions in cases where violations were found, and review compliance monitoring reports;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry, or related field, required;
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience preparing environmental compliance documents and ensuring project compliance with environmental regulations, required;
  • Knowledge of USAID environmental compliance regulations strongly preferred;
  • Proven success in conducting environmental impact assessments;
  • Experience analyzing, advising, planning for, and executing best practices for climate change mitigation in rural areas;
  • Prior USAID experience preferred;
  • Familiarity with Matabeleland North and/or South preferred;
  • Ndebele fluency preferred;
  • English fluency required.

Zimbabwean nationals are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.