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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: Bachelors Degree in Forestry or related subjec


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 Team Leader, the PFM facilitator is responsible for facilitating participatory forest management and income generation in the project areas. S/he will also be expected to liaise closely with the relevant government and non-government organizations in the project areas.


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


  1. Facilitate the application of PFM and related activities in specific woredas or assigned areas.
  2. Facilitate use of the PFM approach as a major tool for the implementation of the project.
  3. Ensure that the participatory forest management approach recognizes policy, socio-economic and cultural opportunities.
  4. Play a leading role in the facilitation of the participatory planning processes.
  5. Coordinate with the Team Leader and GO staff, in the specific project areas for which responsible, on the topics of i) community based participatory forest management; ii) non-timber forest product development for different target groups, and iii) in situ coffee conservation of wild coffee.
  6. Provide training in PFM for the different target groups aiming at the sustainable use and management of NTFP’s and forest products and resources.
  7. Work closely with team members to promote income generation from the sustainable harvesting of wild coffee and other NTFPs, their transport and sale to cooperatives.
  8. Support CBO’s and individual farmers in the intervention kebeles in the implementation of forest management plans.
  9. Organise regular meetings with the communities, GO-staff and other stakeholders involved in the project
  10. Prepare monthly work and annual work-plans and reports
  11. Perform other project related tasks that may be required by the Team leader


Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelors Degree in Forestry or related subject. In lieu of academic qualifications, relevant professional experience of sufficient length would qualify.
  • Eight years work experience out of which minimum of 2 years with practical field level PFM experience using a participatory approach.
  • Experience with GIS mapping and the WCC PFM project would be an advantage
  • Experience of marketing, economics and /or work with cooperatives would be an advantage
  • Willingness to travel extensively within Bench Maji zone and to fulfill PFM facilitation roles is essential


Duty Station: Within Benchg Maji zone, specific location to be confirmed. The post will required travel. Including by motorcycle to the project intervention woredas and kebeles.


Number required: 2 


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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