Agroforestry Extension Officer Jobs – Fauna & Flora International

 

Job Title:    
Agroforestry Extension Officer

Organisation: Fauna & Flora International

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Program Officer

 

About US:

Fauna & Flora
International ( FFI ) saves species from extinction and habitats from
destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people. Our guiding
principles are to work through local partnerships, act as a catalyst for
change, and make conservation relevant and base decisions on sound science.
Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international
conservation body; our conservation work, and impact, spans the globe. In
Eastern Africa FFI is tackling the threat of climate Change by directly
protecting habitats and the biodiversity that underpins ecosystem services, and
working with Committed partners in order to help minimize the environmental
impact of development at community level. FFI Uganda has received funding from
Darwin Initiative to implement a project within the Albertine Rift for three
years titled “Community— led approaches to reforestation benefiting chimpanzees
and livelihoods.”

 

Job Summary:   The Agroforestry Extension Officer will support
the delivery of components of the forest connectivity for chimpanzees project
in Uganda technically on; [i] agroforestry and reforestation approaches, (ii)
primates monitoring and {m} Human-Wildlife Conflict mitigation measures. The
Pest holder will provide flexible, bespoke support to a range of project and
initiatives, to ensure their effective development, monitoring and evaluation,
in order to maximize the impact for chimpanzee conservation.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Implementation

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Support
the implementation of the agroforestry and reforestation aspects of the Uganda
PFOA engagement programme in and around Hoima, Masindi and Kikuube districts—
Uganda.

·       
Lead on
the planning and design of riverine corridor reforestation with native species
in two critical chimpanzee corridors.

·       
Support
project staff in the delivery of human-wildlife conflict mitigation trainings.

·       
Collaborate
with FFI and project partners on the development of best practices for
chimpanzee corridor reforestation.

·       
Ensure
that reforestation species are both endemic to the project area and suitable
for the purposes of improving chimpanzee corridor movement.

·       
Advise
project staff and communities on best practices when it comes to crop mixture
for agroforestry systems.

·       
Provide
direct technical input through the design and delivery of training and other
activities relevant to agroforestry activities, including on-going support/
mentoring of members of the project team and other stakeholders (including
local community members] as required.

·       
Oversee
the logistical/practical aspects of seedling production {native species,
naturalised timber species and commercial agroforestry species} and
distribution.

·       
Assist
the project team in land use planning related activities.

·       
Oversee
the cultivation of selected crop {most probably ginger] in demonstration plots
and train farmers in cultivation technique for better crop yield.

·       
Support
the delivery of sustainable agricultural practices by working with agricultural
extension agents to train model households.

Monitoring,
Evaluation and learning

·       
Lead on
the development, implementation and monitoring of tree survival and crop yields
{land equivalent ratio] for each of {1} timber/fuelwood agroforestry, and {2}
commercial agroforestry.

·       
Play a
key role in the design and assessment of environmental performance by
establishing a robust baseline, collecting follow-up data, and providing
recommendations for adaptive management on a needs basis, that will be followed
by end of project Participatory Impact Assessment studies.

·       
Report
on monthly, quarterly and annual agroforestry and reforestation work plans and
activity budgets.

·       
Compile
all project documentation relevant to

·       
Compile
all project documentation relevant to agroforestry and reforestation activities
for the Project Manager to report back to project partners and the donor.

·       
Support
all monitoring and evaluation components of this project when relating to
agroforestry, reforestation, and primates monitoring activities.

·       
Support
the project manager and the wider project team to monitor performance and impact
indicators.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a degree or equivalent qualification in agriculture,
agroforestry, forestry, conservation/natural resource management

·       
At least
5 years of experience and proven hands-on track record in the fields of
agricultural/agroforestry practices, forestry, natural resources, Environmental
Management or related programming

·       
Experience
with wide range of donor reporting systems and compliance requirements

·       
Excellent
writing skills and ability to produce quality and timely reports as well as
make valuable contribution towards development of conservation and livelihoods
focused technical and funding proposals

·       
Field
experience in agriculture/agroforestry, forestry, conservation or relevant research,
preferably in a developing country context

·       
Strong
prioritisation, attention to detail and time management skills, with proven
ability to work to multiple deadlines and a clear focus on delivery of outputs

·       
Fluency
in written and spoken English

·       
Administrative
skills. including budgeting, financial administration and reporting

·       
Excellent
writing skills, including ability to write proposals, reports, popular articles
and technical briefs in English

·       
Strong
verbal communication and networking skills, including ability to deliver
presentations

·       
Ability
to build and manage relationships with a wide range of individuals and
organisations, in a range of contexts including governments, NGOs, community
groups and businesses

 

Desired skills

·       
Proficiency
in local languages, Runyakitara, Luganda, Alur and or Lugbara

·       
Understanding
of methods for project monitoring and evaluation

·       
Skills
in building partner capacity and/or facilitating discussion groups

·       
Basic
data handling and/or analysis skills

·       
Prior
experience in working with CBOs, NGOs or governments in agricultural, natural
resource and Environment management related programs

·       
Experience
planning and/or delivering workshops

·       
Experience
with Small-holder farmer and Supporting them with on farm practices

·       
Experience
of working effectively with different types of partner organisations, including
national and local NGOs, government agencies, and community-based Organisations

·       
Experience
of working with remote teams

 

How to Apply:

All applications
letters together with the CVs, plus professional and academic certificates
should be sent to the below email address: africajobs@fauna-flora.org

 

Deadline: 18th September 2020 by 4:00pm

 

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