Monday, September 10, 2012

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

About The Organization The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a member of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR). As a global leader in agroforestry research and development, ICRAF’s ultimate purpose is to improve human welfare by reducing poverty, increasing cash income, improving food and nutritional security, and increasing environmental resilience through improved agroforestry systems. ICRAF has it’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and works in 28 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 1992, the World Agroforestry Centre opened a program for Southeast Asia with Bogor, in Indonesia, as its regional headquarters. We currently work in five Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China. The Position Organize and facilitate agroforestry and forestry research and development activities related to enhancing farmers’ livelihoods at the district level. This will include responsibility for all administrative, financial and liaison duties at the district level. The District Coordinator position will be supervised directly by the Senior Team Leader. Duties and Responsibilities The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following : · Design and implement research, development and improvement of agroforestry, forestry and nursery systems. · Design and implement research to enhance farmers’ agroforestry, forestry and nursery systems. · Support project staff in the planning and implementation of i) training courses to enhance farmers’ skills and agroforestry, forestry and nursery systems; and ii) weekly/biweekly farmers’ groups activities. · Serve as technical resource person during training activities and farmers’ group visits. · Develop and produce training material and related technical documents; · Support the activities of the Marketing Specialist. · Support the implementation of Governance and Environment activities by project specialists. · Supervise the organization and strengthening of farmers’ groups and community organizations to participate in project activities. · Share success stories and lessons learned with colleagues and stakeholders. · Liaise with key partners to share success stories and lessons learned. · Develop district-level work plans. · Manage and monitor all project activities at the field level (including technical, administrative, financial, reporting and personnel). Please visit our website to get a complete the Terms of Reference of the position by clicking this link: Qualifications and Skills Required: · Minimum S1, preferred S2 (horticulture, estate crops, forestry or related field). · Ten years of working experience in nursery-related field work (research and/or development). · Experience in community development/organizing and participatory methods. · Have sufficient experience in working in the field; · Strong team player and ability to work with diverse individuals and organizations. · Good oral and written communication skills in both Indonesian and English. · History of writing research and extension documents. · Basic computer, administrative and documentation skills Terms of offer § This is a Professional Fixed Term nationally recruited staffposition with a competitive salary and benefits package. § The contract is for a period of 2 (two) years, with possibility of renewal, subject to 3 (three) months evaluation period, assessment of performance and availability of resources. Please submit your application with relevant qualifications, experiences, reference and a recent photograph in MS Word or Pdf format (Max. 500 kb), not later thanSeptember 21, 2012 to : ICRAF Human Resources Unit (code: District Coordinator) Email: Only short-listed applicants meeting the requirements stated above will be contacted. ICRAF believes that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages women to apply. We invite you to learn more about ICRAF at our web site :


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