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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: BSc in Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or Rural Development or related fields; relevant


Organization: Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)


Salary : As per the project scale




Application Dead line:2016-08-21



Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association

The Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA), in partnership with the University of Huddersfied of the UK and Sustainable Livelihood Action of the Netherlands, which together form the Southwest Forests and Landscape Grouping (SWLG), is in preparation to implement an internationally funded research and development project in Southern Nations, Nationalities and peoples’ Regional state. The focus is in the field of participatory forest management as applied to in situ conservation of wild coffee. The project intervention area is Guraferda, North Bench, Sheko and Yeki Woredas in Bench –maji Zone. (Menit Shasha may also be included but this is subject to review.) The following post is vacant and EWNRA is looking for experienced professionals to fill the post. Thus this is to invite interested potential candidates apply.


Duties and responsibilities

Under supervision of and accountable to the programme Management committee and with the technical support of the Research Projects Manager at Huddersfield and the project’s Advisors, the Team Leader is responsible for the general management, administration and project operations and for liaising with the relevant government and non-government organizations in the project areas.

In addition has to handle the following specific duties and responsibilities:

  1. Lead on and co-ordinate all project activities, with community level PFM facilitators, other project staff and government staff;
  2. Play a leading role in ensuring good relations with government and other partners.
  3. Ensure good working relations between the project and the newly formed environment and forest agency at local government level.
  4. Support the project’s contributions to the development of policy,
  5. Approve payments where delegated authority has been given by the programme management committee, and monitor and manage finances,
  6. Supervise the project’s overall financial management,
  7. Prepare and monitor work-plans and progress reports, as well as technical reports related to the area of PFM implementation,
  8. Play a leading role in the facilitation of the participatory planning processes,
  9. Coordinate and deliver training in the areas of PFM, integrated landscape planning, and forest product development and marketing.
  10. Support the elaboration and implementation of forest and land management plans.
  11. Support the implementation of participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation,
  12. Support the project to produce GPS –referenced and GIS maps, as needed, of the PFM areas, and wild coffee stands where possible,
  13. Provide support to existing cooperatives formed under the WCC project, and to new ones formed under this project,
  14. Support existing forest Management Associations (FMA) formed under WCC project, and to new ones formed under this project.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Eight years of relevant field experience of implementing participatory forest management, at least 3 years of this with NGOs and two years for project management experience
  • BSc in Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or Rural Development or related fields; relevant professional experience of sufficient length in lieu of academic qualifications would qualify,
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills,
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English and Amharic,
  • Proven experience of truly participatory PFM, with experience of multi-stakeholder analysis, conflict resolution and partnership,
  • Experience of coordinating with government and of developing strong project/government cooperation,
  • Knowledge of co-operatives and links with FMG/FMA and PFM process,
  • Awareness of the current national and regional policy frameworks relating to participatory forest management practices in Ethiopia.
  • Motorcycle license
  • Desirable: Some awareness of the international experience and debates about PFM and community involvement in forest management for different goals.

Number required: 1

Duty station: Mizan Teferi (to be confirmed) with travel, including by motorcycle to the project intervention woredas and kebeles 

Supplementary Requirements for all positions:

  • Competency in computer applications of MS offices packages is required
  • Cooperative, team player, gender sensitive and excellent in interpersonal relationships
  • Have a strong commitment and openness to learn and share

Female candidates are encouraged to apply for all the posts. Understanding and speaking local language is an advantageous.

Salary: As per the project scale

Terms of employment: Annually renewable contract based on successful performance initially for one year and for minimum of three years.

Place of work:As specified in each of the vacant post

Closing date: Interested candidates are asked to submit their CV and covering letter by midnight on 21st August 2016 to Matt Snell at and to email address:

Interviews will take place at EWNRA, Addis Ababa Main Office, in the week commencing 29th August 2016. Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview and their travel costs will be paid by the project.









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