Field Programme Co-ordinator

Farm -Africa and SOS-Sahel Ethiopia has jointly with the Oromia Agricultural and Rural Development Bureau (OARDB) developed and secured funds for the Bale Eco –Region Sustainable Management Programme (BERSMP).

The project will protect the unique biodiversity and vital ecological processes of the Bale Mountains Ecoregion(s), and the social and economic well-being of communities dependent on the Ecoregion's natural resources, are mutually and sustainably enhanced.

The project area is the Bale Massif in the area of the National Park and the surrounding

As a consequence we are looking for a dynamic, self reliant, hard working and ethical individual to coordinate and manage the project at the field level, based in Robe in the Bale Massif.

All applicants must have excellent spoken and written English. Ahmaric or Oromifa would be an advantage.

This position is to provide strong and competent management to the programme.

Activities will include overseeing programme implementation and ensuring programme quality and technical support to livelihoods development, participatory forestry, watershed management and community consultation.

The duties of the Coordinator will be;

  • to establish strong working relationships with the government staff;

  • organise and ensure timely planning and reporting; ensure participatory approaches are followed in all programme activities;

  • oversee the management of field programme finances; and in collaboration with the PNRM unit in Addis.

  • The programme manager will be a member of the Regional steering committee and input into policy debate. The post will manage, guide and advise all other field staff.

    The post holder will have:

  • extensive experience in leading and managing projects.
  • A Masters degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent is required and a minimum of 7 years experience is essential.

    Candidates should submit their CVs, a copy of credentials (non- returnable) and a cover letter stating their qualifications and their experience before September 14th at 5pm to:

    P. O. Box 1955
    Code 1110, Addis Ababa,

    FARM-Africa and SOS sahel welcome applications from women, disabled and minorities.

    HIV status is no bar to employment.

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