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Programme Officer - Forests

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

a) A degree in Forestry, a Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
b) Over 3 years’ professional experience in NRM / Conservation, with demonstrated success
in implementing programmes
c) Experience and proof of writing successful project proposals.
d) Experience in working with the private sector, donors, non-governmental organizations,
community-based organizations, as well as public sector;
e) Knowledge of and experience with monitoring and evaluation of programmes/projects
f) Knowledge in local and national NRM and environment matters, Proven advocacy and
negotiation skills
g) Excellent organizational and analytical skills
h) Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
i) Demonstration of diligence in proposal and report writing

Responsibilities

a) Assist the Head of Programmes to develop fundraising proposals to sustain the forests
programme.
b) Providing inputs in the review of applicable National and County policies and laws, plans and
programmes.
c) Implementation of the forest conservation programmes of the organization.
d) Building capacity and strengthening local community institutions including Community Forest
Associations (CFAs), Water Resource Users Associations (WRUAs), Charcoal Producer
Associations (CPAs) and other Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).
e) Monitoring forest conservation issues in the East African region and reporting areas of
intervention for the organization.
f) Championing, promoting and participating in conservation of both protected and unprotected
forests to enhance sustainable utilization of forest resources.
g) Enhancing the visibility of EAWLS as an organization that seeks to collaborate and partner
with relevant stakeholders in the promotion of management practices for the sustainability
of forest resources.
h) Assist in the organization of events in the forests programme including the annual Forest
Challenge.
i) Promoting EAWLS and its work and dealing with enquiries from the general public, community
members and other interested parties on matters relating to conservation of forests.
j) Maintaining an overview of national, regional and global conservation issues.
k) Assist in developing work plans and budgets for the forests programme.
l) Writing and submitting timely project reports.
m) Undertaking other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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