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Vacancies

   Project Officer – Tree Planting and Bee Keeping

 

Reports to:   Programme Manager

Location:      Mbale/Kapchorwa, Uganda

Start date:    October/November 2019

 

Background

 

Mt Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise Ltd (METGE) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organisation currently delivering the Tree Planting Programme and bee keeping activities - funded by Welsh Government (UK) and Size of Wales charity in the Mt Elgon region.

METGE specializes in supporting small-holder farmers to access and plant trees in their farming plots as well as supporting them to integrate other activities like bee-keeping.

Overall job purpose

 

To support implementing partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of tree planting and bee-keeping activities.

 

Job Specification

 

  • Offer technical support supervision to implementing partners through periodic trainings to their field staff and on spot visits to the nursery beds and bee keeping sites.

  • Develop a database of all METGE supported tree nurseries and bee keeping groups in terms of GPS and physical locations, contacts and production capacities.

  • Identify needs and challenges faced by trees implementing partners and bee keeping groups and propose capacity building interventions. 

  • Support partners to set monthly and quarterly targets and conduct regular monitoring and review meetings to ensure compliance and reporting.

  • With support from Programme Manager collect, document and report success stories and lessons emerging from implementation of tree planting and bee keeping activities. 

  • Prepare and submit quality and timely monthly and quarterly progress reports and work plans.

  • Conduct frequent field level assessments to triangulate information provided by partners and bee keeping groups regarding tree planting and bee keeping progress.

  • Conduct periodic assessment of METGE supported nurseries using 10 point criteria that has been developed with the view of classifying them as low risk, high risk and medium and making suggestions for improvements. 

  • Regularly provide information for updating the METGE website and social media account.  

  • Participate in the development of fundraising proposals to support replication of tree planting and bee keeping activities.

  • Develop trees and bees training manuals and other materials to aid community awareness.
     

 Person Specification
 

  1. A minimum of bachelor’s degree in forestry, agriculture or natural science disciplines.

  2. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in project management in fields related to rural development, climate change or natural resources management.

  3. Excellent written and oral skills in English.

  4. The ability to work in a team and individually with a wide range of stakeholders.

  5. An outgoing personality with facilitation skills and experience in community mobilisation.

  6. An understanding of tree nursery bed management.

  7. A strong background in social media

  8. An understanding of bee-keeping will be an asset.

  9. An ability to speak the local language (Lumasaba) would be a distinct advantage

  10. An up-to-date motorcycle riding permit.
     

Salary

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate
 

Equality and Diversity
 

METGE is committed to supporting the principle that everybody should have the same opportunities for employment, development and progression and is based on their ability, competence and suitability for the job.

This means that no applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of their race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religion, family or domestic responsibilities. 

Application procedure
 

If you meet the requirements listed above, then submit your application to 10milliontrees@gmail.com   

Your application should consist of:

  1. A letter of application indicating why you have the right experience and skills for the position (400-500 words)

  2. Current curriculum vitae

  3. Name and contact details of three referees, one of whom must be current or most recent employer.
     

Closing date:  13 September 2019

 

Please do not send academic certificates and transcripts as these are not required at this stage.