Consultancy Jobs – Technical Agroforestry Specialist – World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Job Title:    Technical Agroforestry Specialist

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 Sub­-saharan 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 a technical agroforestry specialist to review TonF investment costs as well as Carbon sequestration systems in Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Review and contribute in refining the Investment Costs template for the Trees on Farm (TonF) targets with help from the Livelihoods Expert at HQ
  • Contribute to writing a report based on data collected from the financial flow survey report with help from Livelihoods Expert at HQ
  • Collect and review key information related to carbon sequestration potential of systems and species used in the Uganda carbon modelling of biodiversity scenarios

 

Key Deliverables:

  • Finalised investment costs templates
  • Report on financial flow survey
  • Report on carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems and species

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an MSc in Agroforestry, Natural Resources Management, Forestry, Environment, agricultural economics with five years’ experience or PhD in same fields with 2 years’ experience.
  • Skills: investment analysis, 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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