NEW Agroforestry and Landscape Restoration Specialist – Kenya Mid/Senior level – Mid/Senior Global EverGreening Alliance Closing 6th of June Kenya

  • Contract
  • Kenya

Global EverGreening Alliance

he Organisation

The Global EverGreening Alliance (The Alliance) is an international NGO, which coordinates the development and implementation of large-scale land restoration programs. It’s members include World Vision, CARE International, Oxfam, Catholic Relief Services, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, the World Resources Institute and The World Agroforestry Centre.

The Alliance was established to create and apply long-term solutions to the global problems of land degradation and climate change. This is done through a collaborative approach with an emphasis on evergreening practices: regenerative farming that integrates trees into crop and livestock production systems of smallholder farms. In June 2022, the Alliance launched Restore Africa, the largest community-based land restoration program in Africa. More than 1,8 million hectares of degraded land will be restored through sustainable land management practices in six countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda, improving the livelihoods of more than 2 million households and capturing more than 80 million tons of CO2 in the process.

The Position

The primary objectives of this position are to support implementing partners with technical knowledge (design, strategies, manuals, protocols, and guidelines) on tree-based land restoration approaches and associated inputs, and coordinate the sourcing and supply of quality tree planting materials (seeds, seedlings, cuttings etc.) across project countries.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop and own strategies for technical assistance to implementing partners through stakeholder consultation
  • Lead cross-project, cross-country learning events
  • Identify land restoration approaches with implementing partners and facilitate technical support and capacity building (e.g., leading cross-projects and cross-country learning events)
  • Provide technical advice for Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) and Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) implementation, in consultation with LIOs, experts, and government forestry authorities
  • Collaborate closely with ICRAF to help implementing partners identify tree and shrub species that offer significant carbon benefits, while also considering their long-term sustainability and benefits to livelihoods.
  • Provide technical assistance to implementing partners in implementing tree nursery protocols where applicable and support them in developing and implementing tree species management protocols for maximum carbon gains.
  • Advise on mechanisms to ensure additionality and management of leakage risks in liaison with carbon experts
  • Maintain a good working relationship with implementing partners and liaise with GEA teams for support as needed.

Key Selection

  • Advanced qualifications (or equivalent experience) in areas relevant to environmental management, including Agroforestry, Agriculture, Forest Science, Natural Resource Management, Climate Science, and Environmental/ Ecosystem sciences.
  • Minimum of ten years experience in roles focused on implementing diverse natural resource management approaches in the fields of (agro)forestry, agriculture, and/or landscape restoration.
  • Demonstrated understanding of soil and biomass carbon pool management and community-based natural resources management
  • Awareness of current industry trends and cutting-edge research and approaches (i.e. IPCC frameworks and approaches) in the nature-based space.
  • Proficiency in designing decision frameworks and survey methodologies
  • Strong data management, analysis, and capacity building skills
  • Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, negotiation, and networking abilities
  • Proven expertise in project planning, stakeholder analysis, and survey design
  • Track record of developing and maintaining scalable frameworks and databases
  • Energetic team player with a ‘can do’ attitude who consistently delivers impactful results through independent initiative and collaborative efforts.
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated interest in the environmental topics of land degradation, afforestation, reforestation, and carbon credits.

 

How to Apply

To be considered for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. Please provide your resume and a cover letter clearly addressing the Key Selection Criteria in your application. Only candidates who address the selection criteria will be considered for shortlisting.

Applications will be reviewed as they come in, please submit your application as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] . Kindly note that applications sent through email will not be reviewed. 

The Global EverGreening Alliance has zero tolerance for child abuse, discrimination, harassment, and workplace bullying. All staff, including volunteers, are required to sign an acknowledgement and adhere strictly to the organisation’s child protection, safeguarding and other policies. In addition, the successful applicant will need to provide a recent Australian Police Record Check and a current Working with Children Check card

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