Submit CV at First Quantum Minerals Ltd – May 2017

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do. In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents. With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

Job Title: Supervisor, Wildlife Sanctuary


  • Manage wildlife monitoring patrols in the Kalumbila Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) according to Zambian wildlife law enforcement principles
  • Manage the camera traps and data capturing devices
  • Observe wildlife conditions, behaviour and patterns and conduct wildlife census’
  • Develop, manage and maintain wildlife based infrastructure in KWS
  • Develop, implement and manage the Trident Foundation’s environmental education programme for local and wider communities surrounding KML
  • Develop, implement and manage a wildlife based community engagement strategy for communities surrounding KML as well as develop parameters for community game reserves
  • Develop, manage and implement a wildlife tourism strategy for KWS
  • Manage patrolling, monitoring and maintenance of the wildlife fence
  • Maintain the ecological integrity of the Kalumbila Wildlife Sanctuary including alien species control, fire management and hydrological flow monitoring
  • Collect, store and disseminate viable monitoring data on flora, fauna and ecological resources in the KWS
  • Compile wildlife monitoring, environmental education and law enforcement reports for KWS
  • Manage all future wildlife reintroduction and capture programmes into and out of KWS
  • Train wildlife monitoring officers in tourism guiding, special tracking skills, special knowledge skills and environmental education
  • Manage domesticated livestock herds associated with KWS


  • Degree (or equivalent) in conservation and natural resource management, wildlife management, veterinarian or equivalent qualification
  • Relevant field work for five years in related discipline
  • Current Driving Licence

Experience & Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Previous experience with wildlife management, tourism, environmental education, livestock management and community engagement is essential
  • Proven track record of working in remote wilderness locations in Zambia or regionally
  • Sound mechanical knowledge and able to fault find and make emergency repairs on vehicles, infrastructure and equipment in the field
  • Experience with “bush” construction for building camps, hides and viewing decks
  • Agricultural experience managing livestock herds

Behavioural Traits

  • Able to meet targets and deadlines
  • Be respected in the relevant farming areas
  • Able to Teach and Train farmers
  • Must be a self- starter and use initiative where necessary
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Good standard of health and fitness required and ability to cope with difficult terrain on reserves, e.g. steep slopes and inclement weather
  • A willingness to work out of normal hours and in different locations
  • Ability to work with a number of different livelihood disciplines

Other Requirements

  • A passion for wildlife and conservation of natural resources. Passionate about educating children in conservation and wildlife related topics

How to apply

Send your applications to the undersigned:

For more information

+260 217 651555
First Quantum Minerals Ltd (North Western Province, Solwezi)

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