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
firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: Application for GAP Trainer, no later than 3rd February 2020.
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