Project Officer, Tree Planting Project (TPP) Job Careers – Mount Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise Limited

Organisation: Mount Elgon
Tree Growing Enterprise Limited
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator (TPP)
About US:
Mount Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise Limited is implementing a 10
Million Tree Planting Project (TPP) in the Mount Elgon region. The project aims
to plant a total of 10 million trees as a measure to support communities,
mitigate and cope with the effects of climate change. It works with partners to
accomplish its objectives.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer, Tree Planting Project (TPP) will support planning, implementation, monitoring
and reporting of the 10 Million Tree Planting Project
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support supervision to
    implementing partner organisations through periodic trainings to their
    field staff and on spot visits to the tree-sites and the tree nursery
  • Develop a database of potential partners
    and other actors supporting climate change and tree planting initiates in
    the region, identifying and fostering areas of collaboration.
  • Identify needs and challenges faced by
    implementing partners and propose capacity building interventions.
  • Support partners to set monthly and
    quarterly targets and conduct regular monitoring and review meetings to
    ensure compliance and reporting.
  • With support from Project Coordinator
    incorporate issues raised by METGE, donors, Local Governments and
    respective line-managers in project implementation.
  • Consolidate and submit quality and timely
    monthly and quarterly progress reports and work plans.
  • Conduct frequent field level assessments
    to triangulate information provided by partners and farmers regarding
    project progress.
  • In consultation with Project Coordinator
    consolidate data received from partner organisation’s Data Clerks and
    suggest ways of improving use of such data.
  • Regularly provide information for updating
    for the Mbale Trees website, Twitter account and the 10 Million Trees
    Facebook account with the most current information.
  • Support planning and implementation of
    other activities/ projects emerging from tree planting activities such as
  • Actively participate in the development of
    fundraising proposals to support replication of tree planting and such
    other related activities.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s
    degree in agriculture or natural science disciplines or in a field related
    to rural development.
  • Five years’ experience in project
    management in fields related to rural development, climate change or
    natural resources management.
  • A strong background in social media with
    excellent written and oral skills in English.
  • Previous experience in community
    mobilisation and tree nursery bed management.
  • The ability to work in a team and
    individually with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • A motor cycle riding permit.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons should send their
applications as follows:
  • Letter of Application, stating why you
    believe you have the necessary skills, experience and personal qualities
    for this job opportunity (max 600 words).
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Names of three professional referees, one
    being the most recent or current employer.
Applications MUST be sent by email to
Deadline: 21st December

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