Friday, 5 October 2018

Job Opportunity at Trees For The Future Inc, Assistant Technician II

Trees For The Future Inc, is an international NGO registered in Tanzania December 2015. Its main office is in Singida Central Tanzania. Trees For The Future Inc, works with local communities toIncrease household food security through diversifying food production, Increase household resilience to economic instability through diversifying production of market – driven agricultural products, Increase productivity of rural landscapes by establishing environmentally responsible agricultural systems and Plant trees to improve soil fertility and restore environmental health.


Trees For The Future is seeking qualified Tanzanian to fill vacant positions in Tabora. It is full time job.

Assistant Technician II (1 post)
Location: Tabora
Reports to: Lead Technician

A Trees for the Future (TREES) Assistant Technician II (ATII) 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 within Urambo and Uyui districts Tabora region. 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 and 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Core duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following.
The ATII will help the Lead Technician to:

  • 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.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The applicant must meet the following minimum professional qualifications to be considered for the position:

  • A diploma or certificate in relevant field (e.g. agroforestry, forestry, agriculture, environment management 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


BENEFITS
Stipend: 300.00 USD (gross monthly stipend)

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES (for all posts)
The ideal candidate will also possess the following personal attributes:

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


Interested candidate please send applications and CVs to heri.rashid@treesforthefuture.org not later than 31st October, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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