Farm Forestry Consultant

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Farm Forestry Consultant

  • Education: A minimum of B.Sc. in Forestry or equivalent.
  • Relevant M. Sc. is a plus
  • Language: Fluent in English (both speaking and writing),
  • Knowledge of Bemba and Lamba are strong pluses
  • Experience Minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience in the forestry sector (private sector) and working in collaboration with small-scale farmers;
  • Development-related experience (either study or work) is a plus
  • Skills: Excellent management, coordination, training, reporting and communication skills
  • Responsibilities: Set-up and lead socio-economic and ecological resource assessment for Katanino Forest reserve.
  • Therefore, the consultant should be armed with technical information about (agro)forestry, but also with socio-economics of smallholder farmers with trees as a business and its benefits at
    micro level in land use (intercropping, revenue).
  • Implementing Farm Forestry Projects at district level
  • Communication between Project Manager, Farmers, Forestry Department amongst other.
  • Organising socio-economic surveys to assess baseline and follow-up
  • Organising and delivering training among farmers at the district level
  • Organising the selection of the pilot and lead farmers
  • Advising and supervising nursery establishment, tree planting and other forestry activities

Duty station & duration:

  • Full-time
  • From Rainlands’ offices, Kitwe, though with extensive travelling in the project area. Consultant has to be willing to reside in remote areas part-time (Katanino Forest Reserve)
  • Duration of 3 months, starting in June 2017; Upon positive evaluation: possible to work as employee for 2 extra years.
  • Remuneration: Approx. 8,000 ZMK monthly gross salary (all included)

Interested? Contact Dr. De Beenhouwer (Matthias.debeenhouwer [at] weforest [dot] org) with your full CV and motivation letter by the 20th of May.

Please restrain from applying if you do not meet the above criteria.

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