Consultancy Jobs – Agroforestry Expert – World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Job Title:    Agroforestry Expert

Organisation: World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a Centre of scientific and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop knowledge practices, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability. ICRAF is the only institution conducting globally significant agroforestry research in and for all of the developing tropics. Knowledge produced by ICRAF allows governments, development agencies, and farmers to use the power of trees to make farming livelihoods more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable at scales. We are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and operate six regional programmes in Sub­0Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.

 

On 1 January 2019, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF), two of the world’s leading organizations focused on forestry and agroforestry, merged in order to provide the evidence and innovative solutions needed to scale up investment in sustainable development and address the global challenges of our time.

 

Overview

The IKI Trees on Farms (TonF) project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The project is active in Indonesia, Uganda, Rwanda, Peru and Honduras. The project uses various approaches to improve the knowledge of TonF. By integrating indigenous and local knowledge, the project provides relevant stakeholders with context­specific, tree-based measures that can contribute to biodiversity conservation, the avoidance of emissions and adaptation to climate change impacts. The project is also supporting the integration of sustainable management and agricultural biodiversity into the fields of policy and planning. IKI TonF website;treesonfarmsforbiodiversity.com

 

Job Summary:  ICRAF is seeking to recruit a consultant as an Agroforestry Expert to support TonF stakeholder engagement with governmental and non-governmental agencies

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Report to both the IKI tree on farm coordinator as well as lead economist
  • Be the focal point of communication between ICRAF and key partners and government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to introduce the concept of Tree on Farm (TonF) targets and TonF specific financing mechanism and identify opportunities for integration of TonF targets into key Ugandan National strategies and policies related to restoration, green economy and biodiversity conservation
  • Review the IKI trees on Farms existing engagement strategy for Uganda and together with the Muni University and ICRAF Uganda adjust the strategy to both post 2020 and current COVID-19 situation.
  • Organize a series of stakeholder engagement workshops in close collaboration with the Muni University, ICRAF Uganda and the Ministry of Water and Environment to deliver a series of engagement events with key partners and governmental agencies

 

Key Deliverables:

  • Adjusted engagement strategy for TonF Uganda
  • Lead the national consultation process of the TonF road map in Uganda
  • At least 5 workshop reports

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • MSc (minimum) in Agroforestry, Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Environment or Agriculture
  • Skills: Policy analysis and review, facilitation (high level), networking and negotiation, communication, technical writing.

 

Terms and conditions

  • Each appointment will be for a period of 6 Months
  • The duty station will be in Uganda.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications with updated CVs to:

 

The Human Resource Unit,

CIFOR/ICRAF

P.O. Box 30677-00100 NAIROBI, KENYA

 

Email: icraf-uganda@cgiar.org with copy to j.busili@cgiar.org and m.m.sambo@cgiar.org

 

NB: Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the job requirements will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 13th July 2021 by 1700hrs EAT

 

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