Senior Agroforestry Field Technician – TREPA Project Rwanda at CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research: (Deadline 31 December 2022)

Senior Agroforestry Field Technician – TREPA Project Rwanda at CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research: (Deadline 31 December 2022)

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Senior Agroforestry Field Technician – TREPA Project Rwanda

Overview

The Senior Agroforestry Field Technician will provide technical support for the implementation of the ‘Transforming Eastern Province through Adaptation’ (TREPA) project in Rwanda. The role holders will report directly to the TREPA Field Project Manager and the relevant Output leader(s).

Duties and responsibilities

Summary of responsibilities

  • Networking with local authorities and lead farmers for smooth implementation of the project.
  • Monitor the project and disseminate project information across implementation sites.
  • Collect data, back stopping and disseminate project information and technical bulletins.
  • Conduct capacity building of farmer including farmers mobilization, organizing exchange visits and recruiting lead farmers, liaising with extension staff and engaging other project participants.
  • Initiate and supervise diverse tree seedling production work in collaboration with local tree nurseries and organize trainings on tree nurseries, seedlings production & care, tree planting & management, smart and conservation agriculture practices and gender mainstreaming and transformation.

  • Coordinate seedlings distribution and planting activities across farmer fields and collect field data on tree seedling establishment: survival, growth performance, and gapping measures.
  • Organize for field visits, supplies requisition, meetings, reviews, monitor surveys and attend collaborators meeting.
  • Establish Agroforestry demonstration pilots in cropland and rangelands and develop protocols and lay outs for establishing demonstration plots.
  • Establish data collection demonstration plots and do data cleaning and reporting.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Agroforestry, forestry, natural resource management, horticulture related fields.
  • At least 5 years hands-on field experience in implementing large Agroforestry or forestry projects with data gathering requirements

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either agroforestry, forestry, natural resource management, horticulture related fields. At least 5 years hands-on field experience in implementing large agroforestry or forestry projects with data gathering requirements

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Self-driven and impressive capacity to implement workplans under minimum supervision.
  • Excellent community mobilization skills and establishing good rapport.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work under pressure and within tight schedules to meet ambitious tree planting targets.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work for long period within rural set ups of Bugesera, Rwamagana, Kirehe, Kayonza, Gatsibo, Ngoma and Nyagatare districts.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English language and local languages (Kinyarwanda).

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Locally Recruited position. The initial appointment will be for two (2) years, with a six-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 Dec-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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