US Non-profit Jobs – Agroforestry Officer at Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Organisation: Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Funding Source: Bread for the World (Bftw) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
About LWR:
Lutheran World Relief is a US
non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting
solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. . LWF Uganda works to
reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to
build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF
Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani,
Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Job Summary: The Agroforestry Officer will be actively
participate in the implementation of agroforestry activities for the Bread for
the World (Bftw) funded project. The Officer will offer technical inputs and
develop a tree/vegetable nursery, establish agroforestry sites and provide
training associated with agroforestry. The officer will be responsible for
advising the project team on native and foreign woody and herbaceous species
and seed selection used to develop agro- forestry sites.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Guide
    on the selection and placement of agro-forestry sites, design, and advise
    on strategies such as crop rotation, poly-cultures, agroforestry systems
    and cover crops;
  • Work
    closely with LWF staff and partner organizations to design and deliver
    training materials, including training courses and training booklet
    associated with
  • Build
    and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders, including
    communities, project partners and other key stakeholders
  • Discuss
    the orientation and technical demands of agronomic activities and assumes
    responsibility for the technical aspects in the execution of the same;
  • Carry
    out a variety of specialized technical tasks such as assessing field site
    characteristics and selecting field locations, and determining requirements
    for fertilizers and pesticides;
  • Provide
    technical direction and extension support concerning best agroforestry
    methods, the use of equipment and techniques, and the analysis of results
  • Organize,
    prepare and facilitate ToT and other trainings, as required, to selected
    community members on specific sustainable and environmentally appropriate
    agronomic techniques;
  • Work
    in close consultation with the District forestry officers; provide support
    and mentoring post-training to ensure knowledge is appropriately cascaded
    to other interested members, and regularly monitoring same in keeping with
    project requirements;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold an advanced Degree in Forestry,
    Agroforestry, Natural Resource Management or related discipline;
  • At
    least two to four years’ experience implementing agroforestry projects/activities
    in the field;
  • Significant
    exposure and experience in managing tree/vegetable nurseries;
  • Possess
    the ability to communicate publicly (written and oral) with a wide range
    of audiences, including community members, donors, NGO, government and
    colleagues at all levels;
  • Ability
    to effectively plan and coordinate, supervise and evaluate the work of others;
  • Ability
    to respond promptly to emergencies or unplanned situations as they arise
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates are encouraged to send their E-mail applications applicants to: recruitment@lwf.or.ug
addressed to the Office of Administration/Human Resources. The complete
application must include the following;
  • One
    page cover letter, explaining the candidate’s suitability for the position
  • Updated
    Curriculum vitae (CV): Please do not include certificates for education,
    trainings, etc.
  • List
    of three professional references (name, title, relationship to applicant,
    telephone number, email address)
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline:  Friday, 19th June, 2015 by 5:00pm
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