Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Specialist

at World Vision
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 22, 2020
Category Environmental Science
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Specialist

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Specialist

Report to: Ever greening initiative Team Leader

Location: Kampala District

Purpose of the position:

To oversee and ensure that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and Donor (GIZ) Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in the designated districts in Northern Uganda.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Support Programme Development and Implementation

Provide expertise related to the scaling-up of FMNR activities across Evergreening Landscapes and partner organizations. It will include, as appropriate, advice and training related to the adaptation and grassroots extension of best practices on evergreen agriculture/FMNR, guidance on the tailoring of relevant knowledge for programme partners including NGOs, CBOs, national and private extension services and in making relevant expertise available to local scaling-up efforts.

Provide regular updates and reports to the PMU, WVU and the relevant organizations regarding stakeholder engagements, opportunities and challenges, implementation of FMNR progress, and performance against estimates and targets.

Providing technical backstopping on program implementation and document lessons learned.

Skills

Business background in cooperatives, organization development and agro value chains

Ability to work and communicate in cross-cultural environment;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agricultural, forestry, natural resource management, rural energy and environmental organizations, business community and government officials;

Experience in developing natural resource program strategies, approaches and models.

Experience in program design, proposal writing, and resource mobilization.

Experience in networking and strategic relationships management.

Good research, evidence-generation, policy debate and advocacy skills.

Self-motivated and ability to make decisions;

Has an in depth knowledge in the functioning of evergreen agriculture/natural resource development programmes/projects

Practical skills in facilitating communities' understanding and application of evergreen agriculture/FMNR approaches in agricultural production and marketing

Particular skills in facilitating farmer collective actions for sustainable agricultural production and marketing

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years’ post graduate experience preferably with an International NGO in facilitating evergreen agriculture/FMNR Development programs

Must have a passion for Agro-forestry, sustainable land management, natural resource management, rural energy, eco-agriculture and related activities. Willing to learn more on issues related to agro forestry, sustainable land management, eco-agriculture, natural resource management, rural energy, climate change and carbon markets;

Education Requirements

Masters’ degree in: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Renewable Energy or related discipline from reputable university.

Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies and related fields

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