Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Specialist Non-profit Careers – World Vision International  

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Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to:  Ever
greening initiative Team Leader
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”
Job Summary:
The Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Specialist will oversee and ensure that
all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient
manner according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and Donor (GIZ) Guidelines,
and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project
activities in the designated districts in Northern Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Support Programme
Development and Implementation
·       
Provide
expertise related to the scaling-up of FMNR activities across Evergreening
Landscapes and partner organizations. It will include, as appropriate, advice
and training related to the adaptation and grassroots extension of best
practices on evergreen agriculture/FMNR, guidance on the tailoring of relevant
knowledge for programme partners including NGOs, CBOs, national and private
extension services and in making relevant expertise available to local
scaling-up efforts.
·       
Provide
regular updates and reports to the PMU, WVU and the relevant organizations
regarding stakeholder engagements, opportunities and challenges, implementation
of FMNR progress, and performance against estimates and targets.
·       
Providing
technical backstopping on program implementation and document lessons learned.
·       
Developing
FMNR Technical model Users’ guides/ manuals, with standards and Quality
assurance frameworks and sharing with all partner field level staff
Support Fundraising
and Networking
·       
Contribute
to development of evergreen agriculture/FMNR/ Resilience and Livelihood
proposals
·       
Build
and strengthen effective relations and partnerships between WVU and actors on
FMNR/evergreen agriculture for networking and cross learning to enrich WV
livelihoods programs/ interventions
·       
Member/Represent
WVU at National Programme Management Unit
·       
Represent
WVU in Evergreen/NRM/FMNR forums- meetings, workshops, conferences and
contribute to technical interactions and discussions on the same.
·       
Organizing
learning events with external stakeholders on FMNR technical models and
contribution to child wellbeing outcome objectives and strategy goals
·       
Initiating,
Building and nurturing strong coalitions and partnerships on Evergreen
Agriculture/FMNR and Child Well-being related issues
Capacity building
of staff and partners
·       
Identifying
the needs and organize meetings/trainings to develop the capacity of WVU staff
and partners to increase their competence in evergreen agriculture /FMNR
approaches
·       
Participate
in the recruitment, selection and induction of Evergreening Landscape
Coordinators and Project Officers.
·       
Assist
in developing terms of reference as well as provide technical supervision to
consultants for WVU for evergreen agriculture/FMNR studies/ evaluations
·       
Convening
FMNR reflection and lesson learning meetings with field technical and partner
teams
·       
Organizing
and facilitating FMNR reflection dialogues on best practices with key strategic
partners
·       
Quality
FMNR monthly and annual technical reports in place and used for internal
engagement
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration
Specialist job must hold a Masters’ degree in: Natural Resources Management,
Environmental Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Renewable Energy or related
discipline from reputable university.
·       
Bachelor’s
degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies and
related fields
·       
Five or
more years of post-graduate experience preferably with an International NGO in
facilitating evergreen agriculture/FMNR Development programs
·       
Must
have a passion for Agro-forestry, sustainable land management, natural resource
management, rural energy, eco-agriculture and related activities. Willing to
learn more on issues related to agro forestry, sustainable land management,
eco-agriculture, natural resource management, rural energy, climate change and
carbon markets;
·       
Business
background in cooperatives, organization development and agro value chains
·       
Ability
to work and communicate in cross-cultural environment;
·       
Ability
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agricultural,
forestry, natural resource management, rural energy and environmental organizations,
business community and government officials;
·       
Experience
in developing natural resource program strategies, approaches and models.
·       
Experience
in program design, proposal writing, and resource mobilization.
·       
Experience
in networking and strategic relationships management.
·       
Good
research, evidence-generation, policy debate and advocacy skills.
·       
Self-motivated
and ability to make decisions;
·       
Has an
in depth knowledge in the functioning of evergreen agriculture/natural resource
development programmes/projects
·       
Practical
skills in facilitating communities’ understanding and application of evergreen
agriculture/FMNR approaches in agricultural production and marketing
·       
Particular
skills in facilitating farmer collective actions for sustainable agricultural
production and marketing
·       
Has
skills and experience in facilitating development of sustainable market
linkages with chain actors
·       
Knowledge
and Skills in gender analysis and participatory methodologies
·       
Has good
networking and communication skills
·       
Has a
good understanding of district, national and eastern African regional and
global natural resource management and market dynamics
·       
Is
creative and has a sense for innovation and experiments
·       
Excellent
interpersonal, facilitation and business negotiation skills.
·       
A
working knowledge of strategic Learning through Evaluation Accountability and
Planning is an asset
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through the World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


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