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Senior Programme Officer

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: ICRAF - The World Agroforestry Centre
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-20

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T he SPO should be capable of developing and managing project activities in some of the following broad areas:
·    Sustainable management of forests and trees outside forests, giving attention to measures to contain loss of forest cover,
     expand the same and better ways to manage forest and tree resources on the continent, including policies and governance
     requirements for the same.
·    Enhancing understanding of the contribution of forests and trees to a better environment in Africa, specifically with regard
     to adaptation and mitigation of climate change, as well as development of sustainable management and utilization
     practices that could improve resilience of trees and forests and the people who depend on them to adverse effects of
     climate change.
·    Better management and conservation of forests and trees outside forests to enhance their provision of ecosystem
     services, including biodiversity, nutrient cycling and water supply.
·    Generating evidence-based information to support the development of sustainable supplies of sufficient good quality
     forest products, take advantage of livelihood opportunities based on forests and trees outside forests (including improving
     food and nutrition security), as well as enhancing the contribution of these resources to poverty eradication on the
     continent, national incomes and attainment of the SDGs.
·    Strengthening the capacity of relevant institutions and individuals to undertake activities in the areas outlined above.
·    Strengthening Africa’s capacity to effectively participate in multilateral environmental processes related to forestry and
     facilitate mainstreaming of decisions from the same.
·    Collation, synthesis and dissemination of critical information and knowledge to stakeholders through publications in peer
     reviewed journals, policy briefs, fact sheets, working papers and other avenues.
In addition to the above, the SPO should:
·   Develop annual plans of work and budgets, as well as relevant reports, for discussion and approval by the AFF Project
    Steering and Advisory Committee (PSAC);
·   Secure the attainment of project objectives, outcomes and other deliverables.
·   Ensure quality assurance with respect to project outputs.
·   Identify and secure the implementation of project changes and interventions necessary to achieve project outputs.
·   Facilitating the undertaking of project evaluations and assessment of project results.
·   Undertake any other responsibilities as may be directed by the Executive Secretary.

Requirements

·  Ph.D.  in a forestry area, environment, natural resources management or related area.
·  A minimum of 5 years of post Ph. D. experience.
·  Must have the capacity and demonstrated experience in the leadership of projects and programmes in forestry.
·  Must have the capacity and demonstrated experience in application of forest science to the management of natural         resources.
· Must be a good team player with experience working in a multicultural environment.
· Good written and oral communication skills in English and French.
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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