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Agro-Forestry & Biodiversity Officer

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Tree Aid

Tree Aid is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Agro-Forestry & Biodiversity Officer in Amhara, Ethiopia.

Job Description

  • Job Title: Agro-Forestry & Biodiversity Officer
  • Job by Tree Aid
  • Salary Offer As per Company Scale
  • Experience Level Senior
  • Total Years Experience 
  • Deadline Date March 21, 2024

Job Summery

  • Under the supervision of the Programme Manager and/or Project Coordinator, the incumbent will implement agroforestry activities that enhance biodiversity conservation, income and resilience for target community in Metema Woreda. The activities include technical trainings and capacity building to improve skills & production in new/pre-existing livelihood assets such as high value multi-purpose tree seedlings planting & trial site/centre; and coordination, supervision of project activities that include onsite training of farmers and other related services.

RESPONSIBILITES AND DUTIES

In accordance with Tree Aid Ethiopia (TAE) approved policies and procedures, the employee:

  • Implement agroforestry activities as defined in the project in close collaboration with the community and woreda level stakeholders;
  • Oversee village level sensitization meetings on agroforestry practices;
  • Train smallholders on agroforestry practices and land use plan development and implementation to optimize utilization of their land;
  • Facilitate woreda and regional stakeholders’ meetings and workshops;
  • Provide technical support on agroforestry to targeted community;
  • Coordinate peer learning, joint monitoring and experiences sharing events;
  • Capture and document endogenous knowledge, develop factsheets, case stories and good practices;
  • Jointly work with relevant Zonal and Woreda sector Offices & community leaders;
  • Ensure community involvement and project sustainability;
  • Support experimental plots/center management and farmers establishment of demonstration sites;
  • Engage in lessons learnt at the pilot sites for dissemination across regions and Assist in upscaling of the approaches used at the pilot sites;
  • Participate in mainstreaming of agrobiodiversity conservation into the national agricultural systems;
  • Conduct any other duties as may be assigned by the line Manager;

Job Requirement

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Proven experience of different biodiversity conservation and Agro-forestry
  • Practical research experiences is an advantage

Educational Background

  • MSc degree (preferable) or BSc degree (essential) in the fields of Agro- biodiversity, natural resources management and related fields
  • At least 4 years for MSc and 6 years for BSc of proven direct experience.
  • Result-oriented, problem-solving attitude and ability to work with little guidance.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of the local community’s language is essential

COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational and delegation skills
  • Able to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks
  • Strong development and team building skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
  • Understand programme/programme management cycle
  • Effective report writing and analytical skills

Location: Amhara, West Gondar, Metema, Genda Wuha

How to Apply

Female applicants are encouraged to apply

Interested and qualified candidate meeting the minimum requirements should submit their application comprising of the following documents using the email below within 10 days of this announcement

  • Application Letter not more than 1 page
  • Curriculum Vitae not more than 3 pages Including 3 references,
  • Copy of Testimonials of your credentials
  • Please mention the title of the position in the subject line of your email
  • Please use this email address to apply: yohannes@treeaid.org  and CC cheru.tessema@treeaid.org
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