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GEA Kenya Baringo Project Officers at Self Help Africa

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  • Experience Required:5 Years
  • Total Positions:2
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Administration
  • Minimum Education: Diploma
  • Job Location: Baringo, Kenya
  • Posted on: October 26, 2021
  • Last Date: November 5, 2021

Job Description

SHA seeks to recruit two Project Officers with technical experience in community dryland forestry and agroforestry to implement the project under the umbrella of the BARINGO project.

Key Responsibilities:
Field implementation of the GEA Project in Baringo County:
• Participatory selection of target communities, project participants and stakeholders.
• Participatory selection of volunteer community trainers (lead farmers, community facilitators, FMNR facilitators, VSLA trainers, etc)
• Prepare/ adapt training materials for agroforestry, FMNR, landscape restoration, NRM planning, VSLAs, Value chain analysis, business skills development, nutrition.
• Training, mentoring and supervision of volunteer community trainers.
• Training, mentoring of NRM committees, conservancies, farmers groups, micro-enterprises.
• Assist NRM committees and conservancies to develop and update NR management plans and maps.
• Undertake regular monitoring of project activities.
• Assist the M&E team to plan and conduct surveys.
• Measure tree growth, tree densities, tree cover, soil and tree carbon, and conduct GNSS ground truth surveys using protocols developed by ICRAF.
• Assist the GEA Kenya Baringo Project Coordinator to prepare narrative reports.
• Liaise with the County Government and implementing partners and stakeholders.
• Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the GEA Kenya Baringo Project Coordinator.

Key Relationships:
• SHA Finance, Logistics and Administration Team,
• Kenya Agriculture and NRM Advisor,
• HQ Programme Quality Team
Responsible for
• Community Based Trainers.
• Baringo County Council
• Baringo Conservancies
• Local NGOs
• Farmer’s groups

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience and other Requirements:
• Diploma or BSc in Forestry, Agroforestry, Rangeland Management, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural science, or related discipline.
• Minimum of five years of technical experience in dryland forestry and agroforestry.
• Experience of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration.
• Experience of tree-based value chains.
• Experience of Forest Mensuration in dryland forests.
• Basic land and soil survey skills.
• Experience in soil and water conservation, watershed management and landscape restoration through bioengineering.
• At least five years of working experience in an NGO or in government or private sector.
• Practical experience of developing community natural resources plans and maps.
• Good understating of gender roles in forestry and pastoralist societies and practical experience of integrating gender equality into forestry, agroforestry and rangeland management.
• Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practices
• Experience of working with pastoralist and agro pastoralist communities.
• Microfinance experience.
• Experience of integrating nutrition into agriculture, forestry and NRM projects (nutrition sensitive).
• Experience of integrating the physically disabled into forestry, agroforestry and rangeland management.
• Knowledge of the local languages in Baringo County.

Role Competencies:
• Enthusiasm for forestry and environmental protection.
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work as part of team across different cultures
• Diplomacy, tact and empathy with local communities.
• Good writing skills
• Strong coaching and mentoring skills
• Able to take initiatives and work with limited supervision
• A strong commitment to the aims, objectives and values of the SHA Kenya Country Programme
• Good working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and general IT skills
• Prepared to use/ learn to use a motorcycle on poor roads in hot and dusty conditions.

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes Apply Online.

If you are experiencing any problem with submitting your online application please visit this link for assistance:
Please note incomplete applications will not be considered for shortlisting.
Closing date is Friday 5th November at 5pm.

Please note that Self Help Africa Kenya advocates for equal opportunity and does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Self Help Africa is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, transparency, and accountability in all its affairs and is completely against fraud, bribery, and corruption. All employees are bound by code of conduct, child protection and conflict of interest policies.
Any candidate offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
Police vetting is required.

Skills Required

Integration Skills
Communication Skills
Team Player
Diplomacy Skills
Report Writing Skills
Coaching Skills
Mentoring Skills
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