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Community Forests International is committed to employment equity in our workplace and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups such as Black, Indigenous, and persons of colour, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are a member of a marginalized community.

  • Web and Information Systems Coordinator (Canada/Flexible)

    Type: Flexible contract
    Duration: 3-months minimum, with possibility of extension
    Location: Virtual or in Sackville, New Brunswick

    Community Forests International recently completed an exciting and comprehensive visual identity update to help establish our organization as one of the leading environmental justice organizations in Canada. We are now looking for an up-and-coming website developer for a short-term contract to implement our new brand standards across our website. Working with the Communications Advisor and following a professional style guide, you will adapt the existing website CSS (e.g., logos, fonts, and colours) and possibly build out new sections based on design mock-ups.

    Tech Specs:

    • The content management system (CMS) is WordPress (using a custom theme).
    • The domain is hosted by GoDaddy.
    • The server is hosted by MediaTemple
    • The back-end is accessed through Plesk
    • GitHub is used to manage project workflow and process.

    List of Key Qualifications

    • Knowledge and practical experience in the above applications. Although formal training is not mandatory, a clear demonstration of successful previous projects involving key platforms including WordPress is necessary.

    Additional Work Activities

    As an extension of this contract and according to the candidate’s specific experience and professional development aspirations, the Web and Information Systems Coordinator will also have the opportunity to oversee and streamline digital security and digital technology use across all departments at Community Forest International. They may assist with the selection, installation, and maintenance of both software and hardware utilities using platforms such as Dropbox and network devices including QNAP. 

    Although these work areas are secondary to the first priority of web development described further above, candidates with specific experience and aptitudes in improving the overall security and functionality of digital workplaces will be considered. 

    Work Location and Salary

    The successful candidate can work remotely, from anywhere in Canada, with optional use of office space at Community Forests International’s headquarters in Sackville, New Brunswick. This position is intended as either a freelance, part-time or full-time term contract position, with flexible terms and hours to accommodate a wide range of candidates.  The position will be remunerated based on level of experience with a compensation range of $20-$30 per hour. The successful candidate will also have access to an opt-in health bursary of $100 per month.

    Want to learn more?

    We are flexible in terms of how we structure this contract position, so please reach out if you have questions or proposals.

    If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Monica Allaby at jobs@forestsinternational.org by January 14, 2022. We look forward to hearing from individuals with diverse academic and work experiences. Please attach your resume so that we can get a sense of your previous experience and qualifications.

Work In Zanzibar

Community Forests Pemba is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization founded and headquartered on Pemba Island, Zanzibar which has been working with local partners and its international sister organization, Community Forests International, since 2008 to advance shared goals of social, economic, and ecological prosperity. Together we have planted over 3 million trees, innovated several new climate-smart technologies and enterprises, and demonstrated that the best solutions come directly from the people who need them most. Community Forests Pemba is committed to diversity in our work environment and we encourage applications from both women and men, young and old, and persons living inside and outside of Zanzibar.

  • International Partnership and Trade Officer - Zanzibar/ International

    1. KEY INFORMATION

    Post: International Partnership & Trade Officer

    Location: Stone Town, Unguja Island, Zanzibar – Tanzania (flexible)

    Hours: 7:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday (variable)

    Annual Salary: Approximately 30,000 – 33,000 EUR

    Reporting: CFI Executive Director | CFP Executive Director

    Responsibilities: Team entrepreneur. Seek and develop international partnerships to grow Zanzibar’s ethical spice trade and Community Forests Pemba’s wider climate action projects.

    Contact: jobs@forestsinternational.org

    Application Deadline: Friday, Feb 4th, 2022 (24:00 EAT)

     

    2. MISSION, VISION, VALUES

    Community Forests Pemba (CFP) is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization founded and headquartered on Pemba Island, Zanzibar which has been working with local partners and its international sister organization, Community Forests International (CFI), since 2008 to advance shared goals of social, economic, and ecological prosperity. Together we have planted over 3 million trees, innovated several new climate-smart technologies and enterprises, and demonstrated that the best solutions come directly from the people who need them most.

    Mission: To overcome poverty and adapt to climate change by sharing knowledge, advancing sustainable livelihoods, and restoring the natural environment.

    Vision: Zanzibar communities thrive in harmony with the natural world.

    Values:

    • Trust is essential to strong relationships, and relationships are the foundation of our work. We act with honor and integrity to preserve trust between all members of our community.
    • Solidarity. Tuko pamoja – we are together. Everyone is equal and has a role to play in creating positive change. We believe in sharing our challenges and working as one.
    • Impact. We believe that we can change the world through innovation in Zanzibar. We share our local lessons and stories widely to maximize our positive impact globally.

     

    3. JOB SUMMARY

    The International Partnership and Trade Officer will play a significant leadership role in helping grow the ethical and climate-smart horticulture trade in Zanzibar by building on existing partnerships and developing new relationships to increase overall investment and positive impact. As a key local focal point and liaison based full-time on the main island of Unguja, Zanzibar, the International Partnership and Trade Officer will work alongside an international executive team and local technical staff to implement a multi-year project funded by the European Union while pursuing additional complementary growth opportunities for the organization.

    4. RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    Key Performance Indicators

    • Facilitate representation at 3 regional, national, or international trade shows and engage approximately 45 investors, processor, exporter, and buyer entities per year.
    • Secure at least 2 new international ethical buying partnerships to support the development of value webs engaging approximately 20 new local small- and medium-sized horticulture enterprises per year.
    • Coordinate the creation of 2 comprehensive development plans for horticulture production and processing hubs on Pemba and Unguja island respectively including detailed investor business cases and costing.
    • Broker Public Private Partnership (PPP) investment for the construction of 2 commercial horticulture production and processing hubs over a 36-month period.
    • Ensure achievement of world-class outcomes including; an average 8.75% annual increase in volume and 5% annual increase in value of international horticultural trade for approximately 15,000 small-scale horticulture producers annually.

    Partnerships

    • Facilitate clear communication and information flow between producer, buyer, government, and implementing institutions to establish and maintain mutual understanding and cooperation in the development of various horticulture production, processing, and trade partnerships.
    • Frequent travel between Unguja and Pemba Islands, the region’s two main working zones.
    • Travel to key trade events and meetings within the European Union to generate, negotiate and secure new international partnerships.
    • Serve as a focal point and liaison between the local implementing offices in Zanzibar and the Canadian headquarters of Community Forests International.

    Business Development

    • Work closely with the executive leadership of Community Forests Pemba and Community Forests International to cultivate a “pipeline” of potential clients, contracts, and partnerships unique to the Zanzibar region and informed by expected value calculations and win-loss tracking.
    • Support the creation and implementation of internal strategies to act on growth opportunities specific to the local implementing offices in Zanzibar including the development of key alliances and proposal writing and management.

     

    5. QUALIFICATIONS & ABILITIES

    Experience

    • At least 5 years professional experience in similar role.
    • Degree or diploma in business, marketing, or a related field with preference given to relevant horticulture, sales, or trade focus.
    • Demonstrated entrepreneurship is a strong asset to this role.

    Core Competencies

    • Relationship Building.  Ability to engage and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders to secure beneficial, lasting partnerships.
    • Communication. Effectively explain complex concepts in simple, clear language and accurately interpret the ideas, information, and needs of others.
    • Accountability. Holds self and others accountable for all decisions and interpersonal relationships while following through on commitments and focusing on those activities that have the greatest positive impact.
    • Drive. Possess a high level of self-motivation and ability to work independently to accomplish critical tasks on deadline.
    • Innovation and creative problem-solving. Ability to develop new and better ideas or solutions that result in improvement of team performance or outcomes.

    Technical Skills

    • Proficiency in digital applications including but not limited to Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with additional fluencies in other European languages and/or Swahili is an asset.
    • Financial budgeting, forecasting, and tracking.
    • Project design and management.
    • Sales, marketing, and communications.

    Additional Qualifications

    • Ability to demonstrate freedom to travel between Tanzania and European Union member states to conduct work.
    • Must have no criminal record.

    Living Conditions

    The incumbent will be positioned at least part-time in Stone Town – Unguja, Zanzibar Tanzania where the project office is located. Despite that, however, a considerable time will be used travelling outside the working area for various purposes including representing the Project/CFP in various events

     

    6. APPLICATION PROCESS

    To apply, please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining your experience as it relates to this job description to jobs@forestsinternational.org with the subject heading ‘International Partnership & Trade Officer’.

    Community Forests Pemba is committed to diversity in our work environment and we encourage applications from both women and men, young and old, and persons living inside and outside of Zanzibar. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

  • Appropriate Horticulture Technology Officer - Zanzibar

    1. KEY INFORMATION

    Post: CFP Appropriate Horticulture Technology Officer

    Location: Unguja or Pemba, Zanzibar – Tanzania

    Hours: 7:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday (variable)

    Annual Salary: Confidential

    Reporting:  Zone Operations Manager

    Contact: jobs@forestsinternational.org

    Application Deadline: Friday, Jan 21st, 2022 (24:00 EAT)

    2. MISSION, VISION, VALUES

    Mission: To overcome poverty and adapt to climate change by sharing knowledge, advancing sustainable livelihoods, and restoring the natural environment.

    Vision: Zanzibar communities thrive in harmony with the natural world.

    Values:

    • Trust is essential to strong relationships, and relationships are the foundation of our work. We act with honor and integrity to preserve trust between all members of our community.
    • Solidarity. Tuko pamoja – we are together. Everyone is equal and has a role to play in creating positive change. We believe in sharing our challenges and working as one.
    • Impact. We believe that we can change the world through innovation in Zanzibar. We share our local lessons and stories widely to maximize our positive impact globally.

    3. JOB SUMMARY

    The Appropriate Horticulture Technology Officer will play a significant role in developing the ethical and climate-smart horticulture trade in Zanzibar by leading the procurement of cost-effective, appropriate horticulture technologies. They will work closely with field staff, farmers, and farmer groups to understand and meet the needs of stakeholders to improve horticultural production, processing, and value addition. Based full-time in Unguja Island, Zanzibar with travel to the Pemba Island, Zanzibar, the Appropriate Technology Officer will work alongside field officers and management team to implement a multi-year project funded by the European Union.

    4. RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    Key Performance Indicators

    • Deliver physical resources and appropriate technologies to over 3,500 small-scale farmers per year (55% women, 50% youth).
    • Oversee the evaluation, selection, and procurement of over 45 water conservation units, 60 propagation units, 30 small mechanization units, 1,250 kilograms of diversified seed, and 125 tonnes of organic inputs for small scale farmers per year.
    • Provide field training in proper application and maintenance of appropriate technologies and ensure achievement of world-class outcomes including increased productivity for 80% of small-scale farmer beneficiaries and increased value addition on local produce for 100% of small-scale farmer direct beneficiaries.

    Job Responsibility # 1: Lead and supervise Viungo Project Appropriate Technology Programs

    • Oversee procurement, installation, and operational establishment of two of 600 sq. ft. multiwall double-glazed solar dryers.
    • Provide technical input to the development of two cooperative horticulture quality assurance and preservation facilities.
    • Ensure achievement of world class outcomes including increased diversity of production for 90% of small scale farmer trainees and an average 50% increase in yields for farmers engaged in use of farm’s appropriate technology
    • Conduct regular visits to farmer’s fields identify technical problems investigate causes advise effective solutions to farmers to assure crop quality and low crop damage and ensure increased crop production levels.
    • Document and share case studies, success stories and field visit reports as and when required.
    • Support Viungo Project M&E section in data collection and analysis through various tools that Viungo Project uses.
    • Responsible for communicating effectively and advising CFP Executive Director providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Viungo Project and CFP issues to function properly and to make informed decisions.
    • Coordinate closely with CFP Executive Director for all issues related with Viungo Project and CFP management issues for final decision.

    Job Responsibility # 2: Support and link project partners and community

    • Facilitate good working relationship between government agencies, local government authorities (LGA), community-level stakeholder and target beneficiaries.
    • Contribute to farmers’ access to seeds and other farm inputs, post-harvest processing and market linkage for small holders farmers.
    • Collaborate with other staff and partners to ensure that farmer-owned and operated horticulture value addition organizations and enterprises created and accelerated.

    Job Responsibility #3: Participate in the development of CFP

    • Contribute to the development of CFP’s programme at local and national level
    • Participate in proposals and concept papers writing in regard to opportunities for areas of expansion
    • Act as an active member on various CFP task forces to further the development of CFP
    • Participate in Project Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual participatory Viungo planning sessions
    • Contribute to the organization through documentation of lessons learned and best practices.

    Staff Development

    1. Develop a mechanism to ensure accountability and recognizing your own performance achievement indicators
    2. Develop a culture of continuous learning through performing something new always
    3. Broaden your understanding of CFP policies, Viungo project strategies and plans
    4. Consistently demonstrate CFP’s Core Values on the work you do.

    Problem Solving

    Despite the fact that the job description is in place, there are many activities necessary within the project that are not covered or for which specific guidance and methodology are provided such as short notice of visiting or representing CFP in workshops. In that situation, the incumbent will need to use his/her own personnel skills and experiences in solving the situation

    5. QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Training:

    University degree or technical diploma in Agriculture /Horticulture with additional training in land management, conservation, community development, or related natural sciences considered an asset.

    Experience and Technical Skills

    • At least five (5) years professional experience in a similar role with a minimum (3) years’ experience working in the field.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working directly with small-scale farmers in the field
    • Excellent mechanical and technical skills including direct experience operating horticulture production technologies and facilities.
    • Budgeting and financial tracking experience.
    • Engineering, project management, and enterprise development training and experience are assets.
    • Procurement.
    • Strong skills in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint to report data and sharing reports

    Core Competencies

    • Communication. Effectively explain complex concepts in simple, clear language and accurately interpret the ideas, information, and needs of others.
    • Accountability. Holds self and others accountable for all decisions and interpersonal relationships while following through on commitments and focusing on those activities that have the greatest positive impact.
    • Focuses on impact and results for the project partners and responds positively to critical feedback;
    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational and Viungo project goals; is willing to learn from others; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibilities for team shortcomings;
    • Innovation and creative problem-solving. Ability to develop new and better ideas or solutions that result in improvement of team performance or outcomes.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with project partners.
    • Willing to work alone, with irregular hours and in a field setting.

    Living Conditions

    The incumbent will be positioned in either Wete, Pemba or Mwana Kwerekwe, Jumba kla Kificho, Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania where project offices are located. Despite that, however, a considerable time (5 – 10%) will be used travelling outside working area for various purposes including representing the Project/CFP in various events

    6. APPLICATION PROCESS

    To apply, please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining your experience as it relates to this job description to jobs@forestsinternational.org with the subject heading ‘Appropriate Technology Officer’.

    Community Forests Pemba is committed to diversity in our work environment and we encourage applications from both women and men, young and old, and persons living inside and outside of Zanzibar. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

  • Climate Smart Agriculture Officer - Unguja Island

    1. KEY INFORMATION

    Post: CFP Unguja Zone Horticulture Officer

    Location: Mwana Kwerekwe Unguja Island, Zanzibar – Tanzania

    Hours: 7:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday (variable)

    Annual Salary: Confidential

    Reporting: Unguja Zone Operations Manager

    Contact: jobs@forestsinternational.org

    Application Deadline: Friday, Jan 21st, 2022 (24:00 EAT)

    2. MISSION, VISION, VALUES

    Mission: To overcome poverty and adapt to climate change by sharing knowledge, advancing sustainable livelihoods, and restoring the natural environment.

    Vision: Zanzibar communities thrive in harmony with the natural world.

    Values:

    • Trust is essential to strong relationships, and relationships are the foundation of our work. We act with honor and integrity to preserve trust between all members of our community.
    • Solidarity. Tuko pamoja – we are together. Everyone is equal and has a role to play in creating positive change. We believe in sharing our challenges and working as one.
    • Impact. We believe that we can change the world through innovation in Zanzibar. We share our local lessons and stories widely to maximize our positive impact globally.

    3. JOB SUMMARY

    The Agricultural Officer will work directly with farmers and farmer groups in the field to deliver technical climate-smart horticultural training, supports and capacity building to improve skills and production in new or pre-existing livelihood assets, including horticulture nurseries. They will lead the implementation of horticultural activities to enhance food security and restoration, create improvement plans for identified areas, and assist with farm-business management. Based full-time on the main island of Unguja, Zanzibar, the Horticulture Officer will work closely with field staff and the management to implement a multi-year project funded by the European Union.

    4. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Deliver continuous in-field training on increasing climate-smart horticulture productivity and production for more than 700 small scale farmers per year (52% women, 50% youth) through a Training of Trainers (TOTs) and Farmer Field School (FFS) framework.
    • Provide intensive off-site instruction at partner training centres to more than 165 small scale farmers per year (55% women, 50% youth).
    • Establish at least 2 model climate-smart organic farms at the ward level with leading small-scale farmers.
    • Oversee the nursery propagation and field planting of more than 25,000 horticulture crops and tree seedlings per year.
    • Ensure achievement of world-class outcomes including increased diversity of production for 90% of small-scale farmer trainees and an average 50% increase in farmer yields.

    Job Responsibility # 1: Lead and supervise Viungo Project Horticulture Programs

    • Work closely with relevant project field staff and target farmers to implement the horticulture-related project activities
    • Facilitate Need Assessment Survey for project beneficiaries within Project working areas.
    • Conduct mobilization meetings with target farmers and promote sustainability through farmers’ participation and involvement in all horticulture activities.
    • Conduct regular visits to farmer’s fields to identify technical problems investigate causes advise effective solutions to farmers to assure crop quality and low crop damage and ensure increased crop production levels.
    • Provide information or recommendations to farmers or other landowners regarding ways in which they can promote best land-use practices and plant growth.
    • Facilitate experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops focusing on characteristics such as yield quality, pests disease resistance, nutritional value or adaptation to specific soils or climates.
    • Document and share case studies, success stories and field visit reports as required.
    • Discussion with the community regarding the extension of new methodology and introducing new varieties and techniques in their respective areas.
    • Support M&E section in data collection and analysis through various tools that Viungo Project uses. (including participating in Baseline, Semi-annual and Annual Surveys and End line surveys)
    • Record data through the agreed electronic monitoring system
    • Report and review activity charter on a quarterly basis

    Job Responsibility # 2: Support and link project partners and community

    • Facilitate good working relationship between local government authorities (LGA) community level stakeholder and target beneficiaries.
    • Contribute to farmers’ access to seeds and other farm inputs, post-harvest processing and market linkage for smallholders farmers.
    • Collaborate with others staff and partners to ensure that farmer-owned and operated horticulture value addition organizations and enterprises created and accelerated.
    • Organize and facilitate beneficiaries learning visits in and outside project areas.

    Job Responsibility #3: Participate in the development of CFP

    • Contribute to the development of CFP’s programme at the local and national level
    • Participate in proposals and concept papers writing in regard to opportunities for areas of expansion
    • Act as an active member on various CFP task forces to further the development of CFP
    • Participate in Project Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual participatory Viungo planning sessions
    • Contribute to the organisation through documentation of lessons learned and best practices.

    Staff Development

    1. Develop mechanism to ensure accountability and recognizing your own performance achievement indicators
    2. Develop a culture of continuous learning through performing something new always
    3. Broaden your understanding of CFP policies, Viungo project strategies and plans
    4. Consistently demonstrate CFP’s Core Values on the work you do.

    Problem Solving

    Despite the fact that the job description is in place, there are many activities necessary within the project that are not covered or for which specific guidance and methodology are provided such as short notice of visiting or representing CFP in workshops. In that situation, the incumbent will need to use his/her own personnel skills and experiences in solving the situation

    5.  QUALIFICATIONS & ABILITIES

    Education/Training:

    University degree or technical diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture with additional training in land management, conservation, community development, or related natural sciences considered an asset.

    Experience and Technical Skills

    • At least three (3) years previous professional experience working in the field in a similar position
    • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working directly with small-scale farmers in the field
    • Practical experience in small to medium scale technology in agriculture including irrigation and mechanism
    • Strong skills in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint to report data and sharing reports

    Core Competencies

    • Communication. Effectively explain complex concepts in simple, clear language and accurately interpret the ideas, information, and needs of others.
    • Accountability. Holds self and others accountable for all decisions and interpersonal relationships while following through on commitments and focusing on those activities that have the greatest positive impact.
    • Focuses on impact and results for the project partners and responds positively to critical feedback;
    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational and Viungo project goals; is willing to learn from others; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibilities for team shortcomings;
    • Innovation and creative problem solving . Ability to develop new and better ideas or solutions that result in improvement of team performance or outcomes.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with project partners.
    • Willing to work alone, with irregular hours and in a field setting.

    Living Conditions

    The incumbent will be positioned in Mwana Kwerekwe Jumba kla Kificho – Unguja, Zanzibar Tanzania where the project office is located. Despite that, however, a considerable time (2 – 5%) will be used travelling outside the working area for various purposes including representing the Project/CFP in various events

    6. APPLICATION PROCESS

    To apply, please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining your experience as it relates to this job description to jobs@forestsinternational.org with the subject heading ‘Unguja Agriculture Officer’.

    Community Forests Pemba is committed to diversity in our work environment and we encourage applications from both women and men, young and old, and persons living inside and outside of Zanzibar. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

  • Permaculture Kitchen Garden Officer - Unguja Island

    1. KEY INFORMATION

    Post: CFP Unguja Zone Permaculture Kitchen Garden Officer

    Location: Mwana Kwerekwe, Unguja, Zanzibar – Tanzania

    Hours: 7:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday (variable)

    Annual Salary: Confidential

    Reporting: Unguja Zone Operations Manager

    Contact: jobs@forestsinternational.org

    Application Deadline: Friday January 21st, 2022 (24:00 EAT)

     

    2. MISSION, VISION, VALUES

    Mission: To overcome poverty and adapt to climate change by sharing knowledge, advancing sustainable livelihoods, and restoring the natural environment.

    Vision: Zanzibar communities thrive in harmony with the natural world.

    Values:

    • Trust is essential to strong relationships, and relationships are the foundation of our work. We act with honor and integrity to preserve trust between all members of our community.
    • Solidarity. Tuko pamoja – we are together. Everyone is equal and has a role to play in creating positive change. We believe in sharing our challenges and working as one.
    • Impact. We believe that we can change the world through innovation in Zanzibar. We share our local lessons and stories widely to maximize our positive impact globally.

    3. JOB SUMMARY

    The Permaculture Kitchen Garden Officer will work directly with women and women’s groups in the field to provide technical permaculture and agricultural training, supports and capacity improving skills, nutrition, and production. They will lead the implementation of agricultural activities to enhance food security, create improvement plans, and assist with home-business management. Based full-time on the main island of Unguja, Zanzibar, the Permaculture Kitchen Garden Officer will work closely with field staff and the management to implement a multi-year project funded by the European Union.

    4. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Deliver continuous in-field training to over 625 women per year on the establishment and management of nutrition-intensive permaculture kitchen gardens.
    • Establish more than 60 model nutrition-intensive permaculture kitchen gardens per year with leading women gardeners.
    • Ensure achievement of world-class outcomes including increased consumption of fresh vegetables, fruits, and/or poultry for 95% of women trainee households.

    Job Responsibility # 1: Lead and supervise Viungo Project Horticulture Programs

    • Work closely with relevant project field staff and target farmers to implement the horticulture-related project activities
    • Conduct needs assessment survey for project beneficiaries within working areas.
    • Conduct mobilization meetings with target farmers and promote sustainability through farmers’ participation and involvement in all kitchen garden-related activities.
    • Conduct regular visits to farmer’s fields to identify technical problems investigate causes advise effective solutions to farmers to assure crop quality and low crop damage and ensure increased crop production levels.
    • Facilitate experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops focusing on characteristics such as yield quality, pests disease resistance, nutritional value or adaptation to specific soils or climates.
    • Document and share case studies, success stories and field visit reports as and when required.
    • Support the M&E team in data collection and analysis through the various tools that Viungo Project uses including also participating in Project Beneficiaries Need Assessment, Baseline survey, Semi-annual and Annual Performance surveys and End line survey.
    • Record data through the agreed electronic  monitoring system
    • Report and review activity charter on a quarterly basis

    Job Responsibility # 2: Support and link project partners and community

    • Facilitate good working relationship between local government authorities (LGA) community level stakeholder and target beneficiaries.
    • Contribute to farmers’ access to seeds and other farm inputs, post harvest processing and market linkage for small holders farmers.
    • Collaborate with others staff and partners to ensure that farmer-owned and operated horticulture value addition organizations and enterprises created and accelerated.
    • Organize and facilitate beneficiaries learning visits in and outside project areas

    Job Responsibility #3: Participate in the development of CFP

    • Contribute to the development of CFP’s programme at local and national level
    • Participate in proposals and concept papers writing in regard to  opportunities for areas of expansion
    • Act as an active member on various CFP task forces to further the development of CFP
    • Participate in Project Quarterly, Semi Annual and Annual participatory Viungo planning sessions
    • Contribute to the organization through documentation of lessons learned and best practices.

    Staff Development

    1. Develop mechanism to ensure accountability and recognizing your own performance achievement indicators
    2. Develop a culture of continuous learning through performing something new always
    3. Broaden your understanding of CFP policies, Viungo project strategies and plans
    4. Consistently demonstrate CFP’s Core Values on the work you do.

    Problem Solving

    Despite the fact that the job description is in place, there are many activities necessary within the project that are not covered or for which specific guidance and methodology are provided such as short notice of visiting or representing CFP in workshop. In that situation, the incumbent will need to use his/her own personnel skills and experiences in solving the situation

    5. QUALIFICATIONS & ABILITIES

    Education/Training:

    University degree or technical diploma in Agriculture /Horticulture with additional training in land management, conservation, community development, or related natural sciences considered an asset.

    Experience and Technical Skills

    •  At least three (3) years professional experience in a similar role.
    •  Strong interpersonal skills and experience working directly with small-scale farmers
    • Experience working to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment.
    • Strong skills in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint to report data and sharing reports

    Core Competencies

    • Communication. Effectively explain complex concepts in simple, clear language and accurately interpret the ideas, information, and needs of others.
    • Accountability. Holds self and others accountable for all decisions and interpersonal relationships while following through on commitments and focusing on those activities that have the greatest positive impact.
    • Focuses on impact and results for the project partners and responds positively to critical feedback;
    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational and Viungo project goals; is willing to learn from others; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibilities for team shortcomings;
    • Innovation and creative problem-solving. Ability to develop new and better ideas or solutions that result in improvement of team performance or outcomes.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with project partners.
    • Willing to work alone, with irregular hours and in a field setting.

    Living Conditions

    The incumbent will be positioned in Mwana Kwerekwe, Jumba kla Kificho – Unguja, Zanzibar Tanzania where the project office is located. Despite that, however, a considerable time (2 – 5%) will be used travelling outside the working area for various purposes including representing the Project/CFP in various events

    6. APPLICATION PROCESS

    To apply, please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining your experience as it relates to this job description to jobs@forestsinternational.org with the subject heading ‘Unguja Permaculture Kitchen Garden Officer’.

    Community Forests Pemba is committed to diversity in our work environment and we encourage applications from both women and men, young and old, and persons living inside and outside of Zanzibar. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

  • Horticulture (Agroforestry) Officer - Unguja Island

    1. KEY INFORMATION

    Post: CFP Unguja Zone Horticulture (Agroforestry) Officer

    Location: Mwana Kwerekwe, Unguja Island, Zanzibar – Tanzania

    Hours: 7:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday (variable)

    Annual Salary: Confidential

    Reporting: Unguja Zone Operations Manager

    Contact: jobs@forestsinternational.org

    Application Deadline: Friday, Jan 21st, 2022 (24:00 EAT)

     

    2. MISSION, VISION, VALUES

    Mission: To overcome poverty and adapt to climate change by sharing knowledge, advancing

    sustainable livelihoods, and restoring the natural environment.

    Vision: Zanzibar communities thrive in harmony with the natural world.

    Values:

      • Trust is essential to strong relationships, and relationships are the foundation of our work. We act with honor and integrity to preserve trust between all members of our community.
      • Solidarity. Tuko pamoja – we are together. Everyone is equal and has a role to play in creating positive change. We believe in sharing our challenges and working as one.
      • Impact. We believe that we can change the world through innovation in Zanzibar. We share our local lessons and stories widely to maximize our positive impact globally.

     

    3. JOB SUMMARY

    The Horticultural Officer will work directly with farmers and farmer groups in the field to deliver technical climate-smart horticultural training, supports and capacity building to improve skills and production in new or pre-existing livelihood assets, including horticulture nurseries. They will lead the implementation of horticultural activities to enhance food security and restoration, create improvement plans for identified areas, and assist with farm-business management. Based full-time on the Island of Pemba, Zanzibar, the Horticulture Officer will work closely with field staff and the management to implement a multi-year project funded by the European Union.

     

    4. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Deliver continuous in-field training on increasing climate-smart horticulture productivity and production for more than 700 small-scale farmers per year (52% women, 50% youth) through a Training of Trainers (TOTs) and Farmer Field School (FFS) framework.
      • Provide intensive off-site instruction at partner training centres to more than 165 small-scale farmers per year (55% women, 50% youth).
      • Establish at least 2 model climate-smart organic farms at the ward level with leading small-scale farmers.
      • Oversee the nursery propagation and field planting of more than 50,000 horticulture crops and tree seedlings per year.
      • Ensure achievement of world class outcomes including increased diversity of production for 90% of small-scale farmer trainees and an average 50% increase in farmer yields.

    Job Responsibility # 1: Lead and supervise Viungo Project Agroforestry Programs

      • Mobilize and awareness rising about Viungo Project objectives to stakeholders and project beneficiaries
      • Contribute to farmers’ access to seeds and other farm inputs, post-harvest processing and market linkage for small-holders farmers
      • To support the M&E team in the analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that Viungo Project uses.
      • Support M&E section in activities monitoring (beneficiary targeting, identification, registration and training, market and livelihood assessment, baseline and end-line surveys, field monitoring visits, focused group discussions, etc.)
      • Record data through the agreed electronic monitoring system
      • Report and activity charter on a quarterly basis

    Job Responsibility # 2: Support and link Viungo project, partners and community

      • Facilitate good working relationship between local government authorities (LGA) community level stakeholders and target beneficiaries.
      • Provision of extension, technical, and logistical support on agroforestry, forestry, and management issues to various stakeholders.
      • Collaborate with other staff and partners to ensure that at least 70 farmer-owned and operated horticulture value addition organizations and enterprises created and accelerated.
      • Providing on-site consultation with landowners/managers and various stakeholders on the restoration of disturbed areas through improving land management practices and other potential activities.

    Job Responsibility #3: Participate in the development of CFP

    • Contribute to the development of CFP’s programme at the local and national level
    • Contribute to the organization through documentation of lessons learned and best practices.
    • Participate in proposals and concept papers writing in regard to opportunities for areas of expansion
    • Act as an active member on various CFP task forces to further the development of CFP
    • Participate in Project Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual participatory Viungo planning sessions

    Staff Development

    Develop a mechanism to ensure accountability and recognizing your own performance achievement indicators

    Develop a culture of continuous learning through performing something new always

    Broaden your understanding of CFP policies, Viungo project strategies and plans

    Consistently demonstrate CFP’s Core Values on the work you do.

    Problem Solving

    Despite the fact that the job description is in place, there are many activities necessary within the project that are not covered or for which specific guidance and methodology are provided such as short notice of visiting or representing CFP in workshops. In that situation, the incumbent will need to use his/her own personnel skills and experiences in solving the situation

    5. QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Training:

    University degree or technical diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture with additional training in land management, conservation, community development, or related natural sciences considered an asset.

    Experience and Technical Skills

      • At least three (3) years previous professional experience working in the field in a similar position
      • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working directly with small-scale farmers in the field
      • Practical experience in small to medium scale technology in agriculture including irrigation and mechanism
      • Strong skills in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint to report data and sharing reports

    Core Competencies

      • Communication. Effectively explain complex concepts in simple, clear language and accurately interpret the ideas, information, and needs of others.
      • Accountability. Holds self and others accountable for all decisions and interpersonal relationships while following through on commitments and focusing on those activities that have the greatest positive impact.
      • Focuses on impact and results for the project partners and responds positively to critical feedback;
      • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational and Viungo project goals; is willing to learn from others; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibilities for team shortcomings;
      • Innovation and creative problem-solving. Ability to develop new and better ideas or solutions that result in improvement of team performance or outcomes.
      • Flexible, organized, a team player and high degree of independence.
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with project partners.
      • Willing to work alone, with irregular hours and in a field setting.

    Living Conditions

    The incumbent will be positioned in Mwana Kwerekwe, Jumba la kificho, Zanzibar, Tanzania where the project office is located.  Despite that, however, a considerable time (2 – 5%) will be used travelling outside the working area for various purposes including representing the Project/CFP in various events.

    6. APPLICATION PROCESS

    To apply, please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining your experience as it relates to this job description to jobs@forestsinternational.org with the subject heading ‘Unguja Horticultural Officer’.

    Community Forests Pemba is committed to diversity in our work environment and we encourage applications from both women and men, young and old, and persons living inside and outside of Zanzibar. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

  • Horticulture (Spice) Officer - Pemba Island

    1. KEY INFORMATION

    Post: CFP Pemba Zone Horticulture (Spice) Officer

    Location: Minyenyeni, Wete, Pemba Island, Zanzibar – Tanzania

    Hours: 7:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday (variable)

    Annual Salary: Confidential

    Reporting: Pemba Zone Operations Manager

    Contact: jobs@forestsinternational.org

    Application Deadline: Friday, Jan 21st, 2022 (24:00 EAT)

    2. MISSION, VISION, VALUES

    Mission: To overcome poverty and adapt to climate change by sharing knowledge, advancing

    sustainable livelihoods, and restoring the natural environment.

    Vision: Zanzibar communities thrive in harmony with the natural world.

    Values:

      • Trust is essential to strong relationships, and relationships are the foundation of our work. We act with honor and integrity to preserve trust between all members of our community.
      • Solidarity. Tuko pamoja – we are together. Everyone is equal and has a role to play in creating positive change. We believe in sharing our challenges and working as one.
      • Impact. We believe that we can change the world through innovation in Zanzibar. We share our local lessons and stories widely to maximize our positive impact globally.

    3. JOB SUMMARY

    The Horticultural Officer will work directly with farmers and farmer groups in the field to deliver technical climate-smart horticultural training, supports and capacity building to improve skills and production in new or pre-existing livelihood assets, including horticulture nurseries. They will lead the implementation of horticultural activities to enhance food security and restoration, create improvement plans for identified areas, and assist with farm-business management. Based full-time on the Island of Pemba, Zanzibar, the Horticulture Officer will work closely with field staff and the management to implement a multi-year project funded by the European Union.

    4. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Deliver continuous in-field training on increasing climate-smart horticulture productivity and production for more than 700 small-scale farmers per year (52% women, 50% youth) through a Training of Trainers (TOTs) and Farmer Field School (FFS) framework.
      • Provide intensive off-site instruction at partner training centres to more than 165 small-scale farmers per year (55% women, 50% youth).
      • Establish at least 2 model climate-smart organic farms at the ward level with leading small-scale farmers.
      • Oversee the nursery propagation and field planting of more than 25,000 horticulture crops and tree seedlings per year.
      • Ensure achievement of world-class outcomes including increased diversity of production for 90% of small-scale farmer trainees and an average 50% increase in farmer yields.

    Job Responsibility # 1: Lead and supervise Viungo Project Horticulture Programs

      • Work closely with relevant project field staff and target farmers to implement the horticulture-related project activities
      • Facilitate Need Assessment Survey for project beneficiaries within Project working areas.
      • Conduct mobilization meetings with target farmers and promote sustainability through farmers’ participation and involvement in all horticulture activities.
      • Conduct regular visits to farmer’s fields to identify technical problems investigate causes advise effective solutions to farmers to assure crop quality and low crop damage and ensure increased crop production levels.
      • Provide information or recommendations to farmers or other landowners regarding ways in which they can promote best land-use practices and plant growth.
      • Facilitate experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops focusing on characteristics such as yield quality, pests disease resistance, nutritional value or adaptation to specific soils or climates.
      • Document and share case studies, success stories and field visit reports as and when required.
      • Discussion with the community regarding the extension of new methodology and introducing new varieties and techniques in their respective areas.
      • Support M&E section in data collection and analysis through various tools that Viungo Project uses. (including participating in Baseline, Semi-annual and Annual Surveys and End line surveys)
      • Record data through the agreed electronic monitoring system
      • Report and review activity charter on a quarterly basis

    Job Responsibility # 2: Support and link project partners and community

      • Facilitate good working relationship between local government authorities (LGA) community level stakeholders and target beneficiaries.
      • Contribute to farmers’ access to seeds and other farm inputs, post-harvest processing and market linkage for smallholders farmers.
      • Collaborate with others staff and partners to ensure that farmer-owned and operated horticulture value addition organizations and enterprises created and accelerated.
      • Organize and facilitate beneficiaries learning visits in and outside project areas

    Job Responsibility #3: Participate in the development of CFP

    – Contribute to the development of CFP’s programme at the local and national level

    – Participate in proposals and concept papers writing in regard to  opportunities for areas of expansion

    – Act as an active member on various CFP task forces to further the development of CFP

    – Participate in Project Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual participatory Viungo planning sessions

    – Contribute to the organization through documentation of lessons learned and best practices.

    Staff Development

    Develop a mechanism to ensure accountability and recognizing your own performance achievement indicators

    Develop a culture of continuous learning through performing something new always

    Broaden your understanding of CFP policies, project strategies, and plans

    Consistently demonstrate CFP’s Core Values on the work you do.

    Problem Solving

    Despite the fact that the job description is in place, there are many activities necessary within the project that are not covered or for which specific guidance and methodology are provided such as short notice of visiting or representing CFP in workshops. In that situation, the incumbent will need to use his/her own personnel skills and experiences in solving the situation

    5. QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Training:

    University degree or technical diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture with additional training in land management, conservation, community development, or related natural sciences considered an asset.

    Experience and Technical Skills

      • At least three (3) years previous professional experience working in the field in a similar position
      • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working directly with small-scale farmers in the field
      • Practical experience in small to medium scale technology in agriculture including irrigation and mechanism
      • Strong skills in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint to report data and sharing reports

    Core Competencies

      • Communication. Effectively explain complex concepts in simple, clear language and accurately interpret the ideas, information, and needs of others.
      • Accountability. Holds self and others accountable for all decisions and interpersonal relationships while following through on commitments and focusing on those activities that have the greatest positive impact.
      • Focuses on impact and results for the project partners and responds positively to critical feedback;
      • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational and Viungo project goals; is willing to learn from others; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibilities for team shortcomings;
      • Innovation and creative problem-solving. Ability to develop new and better ideas or solutions that result in improvement of team performance or outcomes.
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with project partners.
      • Willing to work alone, with irregular hours and in a field setting.

    Living Conditions

    The incumbent will be positioned in Wete – Pemba, Zanzibar Tanzania where the project office is located. Despite that, however, a considerable time (2 – 5%) will be used travelling outside the working area for various purposes including representing the Project/CFP in various events.

    6. APPLICATION PROCESS

    To apply, please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining your experience as it relates to this job description to jobs@forestsinternational.org with the subject heading ‘Pemba Horticultural Officer’.

    Community Forests Pemba is committed to diversity in our work environment and we encourage applications from both women and men, young and old, and persons living inside and outside of Zanzibar. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  To learn more about our work please visit:

    www.forestsinternational.org