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    Trees for the Future is a Maryland-based nonprofit organization founded in 1989 that helps communities around the world plant trees. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and in-country technical assistance, it has empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands, protect the environment and help to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations.

    Assistant Technician

     

    Job Description

    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.

    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

    • 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

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    Lead Technician

     

    A Trees for the Future (TREES) Lead Technician (LT) is responsible for the successful management and implementation of a Forest Garden Project. The LT will work closely with Farmer Groups and individual project farmers, spread out among numerous subcounties within Homabay County. S/he is responsible for: coordinating and managing all project activities and the Assistant Technician(s); liaising with Lead Farmers of each Farmer Group to schedule and facilitate implementation of project activities; purchasing and arranging distribution of all project tools, planting materials, etc.; organizing and conducting all training activities; creating project budgets and timelines and visiting farmers’ Forest Garden sites regularly to provide technical support and to conduct data collection and evaluation.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Identifies and mobilizes Farmer Groups and Lead Farmers for participation in the Project;
    • Hires, supervises, and diseminsates all necessary information in a timely manner to the Assistant Technician(s) where needed;
    • Collaborates with the Country Coordinator to develop and execute Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs);
    • Develops 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;
    • Organizes and executes training events pursuant to TREES training program design;
    • Communicates with Lead Farmers and participating farmers regularly to organize and accomplish training and extension activities, provide technical support including organic field recipies for all plant and animal management, and collect M&E data;
    • Mentors participants and Lead Farmers, through training and regular follow-up support, on TREES technical/best practices;
    • Ensures timely data collection and report submission, including the weekly Technician Reporting Spreadsheet, to Country Coordinator on all program activities, per TREES reporting requirements and deadlines;
    • Helps to develop and manage the Project budget and expenditures;
    • Maintains financial documentation and submits financial reports per TREES reporting requirements and deadlines to Country Coordinator;
    • Helps to develop all Project goals per the project scope, timeline, and budget and conduct activities accordingly;
    • Assists with the development and/or translation of locally appropriate training materials;
    • Provides information and accomplishes additional tasks in a timely manner as requested by Country Coordinator, Program Directors, and HQ.

    Qualifications

    • University degree in relevant field (e.g. agroforestry, forestry, agriculture, etc), OR a minimum of five 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)
    • Three years’ experience with field project management and supervision
    • Demonstrated experience with participatory training facilitation
    • Skilled in behavior change methods that may require implementing new and perhaps unfamiliar technologies in the field
    • 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 take courses and obtain a motorcycle license
    • Fluency in spoken and written English and preferably the local language(s)
    • Excellent computer skills including Excel and smart phone utilization

    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

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    Assistant Technician II

     

    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; purchasing and 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.

    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

    • A diploma or certificate in relevant field (e.g. agroforestry, forestry, agriculture, etc), OR a minimum of one year 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)
    • A minimum of 6 months ’ 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

    Method of Application

    Send applications and CVs to michael.muthui@treesforthefuture.org not later than

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

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