Environment and Resilience Officer (ERO): Local NGO
Deadline: 30 October 2020
Duty station: Mutare
Reports to: Programs Manager
A local nonprofit making organization is seeking a suitable trained and qualified applicant to fill the post of Environment and Resilience Officer.
To plan, coordinate, facilitate, implement and monitor initiatives that develop environmentally sustainable “green” farming systems which include climate smart production, renewable energy utilisation and commodity association activities in one of the organisation’s initiatives.
Duties And Responsibilities
Specific duties are as follows: Participate in the mobilisation of farmers; Mobilisation of farmer groups into commodity groups; Establishment and training of district commodity associations for renewable energy and rural housing; Identification and recruitment of lead farmers; Facilitate establishment of in-situ demonstration sites at each Lead farmer; Facilitate linkage of entrepreneurs with public and private extension service providers; Facilitate specialised training for lead farmers; Liaison and ensuring good relations with all relevant stakeholders in the district including, public and Private Sector and traditional leaders especially at ward and district level; Facilitate establishment of commodity associations at ward and district levels; Design a programme to build the capacity of the commodity associations, train on bylaw formulation, training in governance, lobby and advocacy.
Link commodity associations to relevant markets; Create awareness on Energy Saving Technologies including solar, biogas, mini-grids, energy saving stoves; Create awareness and promote adoption of climate smart technologies; Create awareness and strengthen farmer knowledge on sustainable agriculture production; Implementation of study circles methodology; Plan and facilitate internal and external exchange visits on commodities, renewable energy or climate smart agriculture; Participate in district coordination meetings and attend any key stakeholder meetings where organisation presence may be required e.g. District Civil Protection committee meeting; Participate in the production of audio visual materials related to farmer activities in the project; Compile narrative monthly, half yearly and annual reports as may be required, document case studies and produce specific event reports.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience required
Degree in Business / Development Studies, Agricultural Economics / Agronomy or any other related field; At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role in the NGO Sector; Excellent training and communication skills; Clean class 3 driver’s licence and riding experience.
How To Apply
Interested candidates meeting the above specifications and willing to start in the shortest possible time should submit their applications, CVs , contactable references, certified copies of all certificates and with the position Environment and Resilience Officer (ERO) to: [email protected]