13 Sep 2018

Trees for the Future Job Vacancy : Assistant Technician

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A Trees for the Future (TREES) Assistant Technician (AT) is responsible for aiding in the successful management and implementation of a Forest Garden Project. The AT will work closely with Farmer Groups and individual project farmers, spread out among numerous sub counties within Homabay County.

S/he is responsible for: helping to coordinate and manage all project activities; liaising with Lead Farmers of each Farmer Group to schedule and facilitate implementation of project activities; Arranging distribution of project tools, planting materials, etc.; organizing and helping to conduct all training activities; and visiting farmers’ Forest Garden sites regularly to provide technical support and to conduct data collection and evaluation.

Assistant Technician Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and mobilize Farmer Groups and Lead Farmers for participation in the Project;
  • Develop project plans for all participating Farmer Groups that account for all Project activities, material acquisition and distribution, training events, monitoring & evaluation, reporting etc., and effectively manages all activities in accordance with the schedule and Project budget;
  • Organize and execute training events pursuant to TREES training program design;
  • Communicate with Lead Farmers and participating farmers regularly to organize and accomplish training and extension activities, provide technical support, and collect M&E data;
  • Mentor participants and Lead Farmers, through training and regular follow-up support, on TREES technical/best practices;
  • Ensure timely data collection and report submissions on all program activities, per TREES reporting requirements and deadlines;
  • Manage Project finances according to Project budget;
  • Ensure that the Project effectively and efficiently meets milestones and goals per the project scope, timeline, and budget;
  • Assist with the development and/or translation of locally appropriate training materials;
  • Provides information and accomplish additional tasks in a timely manner as requested by the Lead Technician.

Qualifications for the Assistant Technician Job

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent, or certificate in relevant field (e.g. agroforestry, forestry, agriculture, etc), OR a minimum of three years of demonstrated degree of achievement in agriculture, preferably in agroforestry and sustainable agriculture (e.g. through demonstrated success and innovation in gardening, forestry, or agroforestry)
  • Two years’ experience with field project management
  • Demonstrated experience with participatory training facilitation
  • Able to be stationed in the appropriate base of the Project site for the duration of the Project
  • A valid motorcycle license with a history of safe motorcycle operation (preferable) OR an ability and willingness to potentially take courses and obtain a motorcycle license
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and preferably the local language(s)
  • Basic computer and smart phone utilization skills

Required Attributes

  • Committed leader and team player
  • Focused, disciplined, and determined
  • Friendly and enthusiastic
  • Innovative and collaborative
  • Open to new ideas
  • Patient and flexible
  • Able to effectively manage multiple project leaders and participants

How to Apply

Send applications and CVs to [email protected] not later than

12th October, 2018. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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