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Nursery & Agroforestry Coordinator

WeForest Zambia Ltd.

This is a Full-time position in Zambia posted 16/03/2022.

WeForest Zambia Ltd. Carreer opportunities in Zambia Nursery & Agroforestry Coordinator Jobs opportunities in Zambia at WeForest Zambia Ltd.

# Job Description

WeForest Zambia Ltd. Vacancy

Employee – Nursery & Agroforestry coordinator

JOB CONTEXT

WeForest

WeForest is a fast growing international non-profit association with
headquarters in Belgium and legal entities in France, USA, Ethiopia and
Zambia. Our aim is to demonstrate, through the restoration of entire regions,
that well planned tree planting and reforestation can be the solutions to
today’s biggest challenge: climate change. Promoting Forest Landscape
Restoration FLR, implementing holistic projects and creating a movement of
likeminded organisations, we are rapidly scaling. We are therefore urgently
looking for an experienced profile to further capacitate our Zambian team, to
help drive the Katanino project to full landscape size while maintaining the
highest standards.

WeForest Zambia is a company limited by Guarantee that is continuously aiming
for improved performance of its main aim: Successful Forest Landscape
Restoration in Zambia. The Nursery and Agroforestry Coordinator will work in a
dynamic team on our objective towards increasing forest cover in the 5km
buffer zone around the Katanino Forest Reserve through forestry and
agroforestry development on smallholder farms as a scalable solution for
climate mitigation and adaptation, livelihood improvement and gender equitable
development. The Plant nursery and Agroforestry Coordinator will work under
the direct supervision of the Project manager and will mainly be active in the
nursery at the forest camp, Katanino Forest Reserve, Masaiti district.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Plant nursery , coordination and out planting

1\. Deliver on-time, and on-budget, the nursery Agroforestry quota and
seedling targets.

2\. Oversee the planning and coordinate the nursery team to grow good quality
tree seedlings

3\. Provide extension services in out planting of nursery trees on smallholder
farms

4\. Provide extension services in pest, weed and disease management of nursery
trees to small holder farmers.

5\. Engage/train forest-dependent communities and implement forest friendly
livelihoods

6\. Culturally sensitive and effective communication with local communities,
Forestry Department and other relevant stakeholders

7\. Efficient and transparent weekly and quarterly reporting to the Project
Manager

8\. Support field staff in school outreach programmes on tree planting,
nursery management and agroforestry

9\. Support field staff in farmer trainings in agroforestry, compost making
and nursery management

Technical leadership

1\. Implement best practices in nursery management and staff coaching

2\. Minimise seedling and consumable loss by avoiding diseases, drought,
erosion and termite damage to seedlings.

3\. Demonstrate leadership and show own initiative, not being hesitant to “get
your hands dirty”

4\. Provide and disseminate knowledge within the organization on growing
seedlings at scale in a cost-efficient manner.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Essential:

A diploma or B.Sc., or equivalent experience in, Forestry, Agroforestry,
Agriculture or equivalent
Fluent in English and Bembaboth speaking and writing
Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience in nursery coordination and management
Proven experience in growing and planting trees at scale
Demonstrable experience of developing livelihood value chains in collaboration
with small-scale farmers, communities and business
Excellent management, coordination, training, reporting and communication
skills
Flexible in terms of traveling and living conditions
Excellent team player
Desirable:

Knowledge of Lamba
Track record with gender-sensitive participatory, governance and inclusion
approaches
TASKS

Implement best practices in nursery management and coordination
Coordinate and train the staff under your responsibility
Provide timely budgets for nursery inputs and be responsible for budgeting
Ensure collection of quantitative & qualitative data germination rate,
seedling survival, precipitation data,…
Facilitate nursery visits and other services on behalf of WeForest/ third
parties.
Appropriate and frequent reporting in full transparency and integrity, being
coachable for improvement
Support training of farmers in tree planting and survival
Support tree planting and other relevant field activities e.g. ring weeding
etc.
Handle internal information and data as confidential
Ensure a safe working environment for nursery staff, local community workers
and other stakeholders.
Ensure good care of organisation’s assets at the nursery, presenting a clean,
green and environmentally-friendly nursery.
Terms & Conditions

Position: Full-time employee, 6 days/week. Initially for one year, envisioned
for an additional 2 years.

Base: at Katanino Forest Camp, Masaiti District, Copperbelt, Zambia

Start date: As soon as possible, preferably by 1st of April 2022

Package: Competitive package for a small organization, level 2b salary

Apply Online Now




Email:: recruitment.zambia@weforest.org

Please send applications to **recruitment.zambia@weforest.org** with your CV,
a motivation letter, and 2 recent references by April 1st 2022.

Make sure to mention the job title in the subject of the email, and to
indicate where you saw the job post. In your motivation letter, we’d love to
read about what makes you interested to work with WeForest Zambia and what you
love about growing trees. Due to the anticipated high number of applicants,
only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you

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