ZEITZ Foundation Forestry, Permaculture and Gardening Trainer Jobs in Kenya

ZEITZ Foundation Forestry, Permaculture and Gardening Trainer Jobs in Kenya


  • Founded in 2008, the ZEITZ foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Kenya and Germany.

  • ZEITZ foundation is now launching a new reforestation initiative, which aims to plant 1 million trees on previously degraded land in Laikipia, in order to enhance land conservation and species diversity.

  • Alongside the planting of trees, this project includes the development of a Vocational Training Centre for Gardeners, Arborists and Permaculture (GAP) on Segera, with a commercial tree nursery (supplying the majority of tree seedlings) to support sustainable, long-term education and employment opportunities for Segera’s rural communities.

  • To support its new Vocational Training Centre for Gardeners, Arborists and Permaculture, the ZEITZ foundation is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Forestry, Permaculture and Gardening Trainer.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Forestry, Permaculture and Gardening Trainer will have a key role in training Kenya’s future Gardeners, Arborists and Permaculture experts at the ZEITZ foundation’s exciting new Vocational
    Training Centre, as well as overseeing and providing on-the-ground advice for the reforestation project itself.

  • The position is offered on a full-time basis, based on Segera in Laikipia.

    Specific Duties Will Include

  • Teaching recruits at the ZF Vocational Training Centre to develop an advanced knowledge in basic gardening, arboriculture, permaculture and tree planting / care;

  • Help to design the academic curriculum / programme at the
    ZF Vocational Training Centre;

  • Help to set up the commercial Tree of Life Nursery, designed to sustain the training centre;

  • Monitor ongoing project (tree-planting, Tree of Life forests, Vocational Training and Nursery);

  • Provide regular written and verbal status updates on the project tp ZEITZ foundation management, including progress reports, student progress, and any other issues.

    Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • A degree in forestry / permaculture / arboriculture or related fields

  • Hands-on experience in forestry / permaculture / arboriculture / tree-planting

  • Experience with project management, monitoring and evaluation

  • Experience in vocational training

  • Good teaching and communication skills

  • Ability to manage complex community dynamics

  • Strong people skills & ability to take initiative

  • Enthusiastic motivation for program implementation and support

  • Fluent in Swahili and English

  • Ethical responsibility (Fair, Honest, Positive, Creative)

    How to Apply

  • Please send your CV and cover letter to

  • operations@segera.com with the Subject: Application for GAP Trainer, no later than 3rd February 2020.


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