NRM and Environment Facilitator

Category:
Agriculture, Engineering, Environment and Natural Resource
Location:
Sede Muja- Robit, Amhara 
Career Level:
Junior Level (1+ – 2 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:
as per the salary scale of the organization

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

The NRM Facilitator will closely work with kebele level relevant government experts to implement TRAIN-DFSA NRM, environment and DRR activities. He/she will be mainly responsible to ensure all NRM structures in the watersheds are to the required standard. The position holder is also responsible to follow up and ensure other public work activities meet the required standard.

ESSENTIAL TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Key Result #1 Planning and documentation

1.     Involve in project level TRAIN-DFSA annual Plan preparation for NRM, environment and DRR related activities;

2.     Involve in Annual woreda level public work Plan preparation with government;

3.     Ensure gender and youth are considered in NRM, environment and DRR plan;

4.     Ensure women conditionality performed based on the Program Implementation Manual (PIM);

5.     Ensure all PW activities considering gender integration;

6.     Ensure all pertinent information on NRM, Environment and DRR tracked and documented at watershed level.

Key Result #2 Implementation

1.     Regularly follow up and ensure the technical standard of public work activities including NRM structures in collaboration with kebele Development agents and foremen and Soil and Water Conservation Supervisors;

2.     Periodically travel to watersheds and record project interventions and communicate best practices to NRM officers PM;

3.     Closely follow up nursery management activities in collaboration with the kebele Development agents and foremen;

4.     Build up highly functional working partnerships with relevant local kebele staff;

5.     Provide technical support, guidance and advice on selection of watershed units in each project;

6.     Engagement in teamwork with other sectors of Livelihood, Infrastructure, gender, health and nutrition initiatives of DFSA.

7.     Establish and strengthen Watershed committees and user groups;

8.     Closely participate in watershed document preparation like reading and collecting GPS data of watershed and necessary parts when required;

9.     Ensure all DRR, NRM and Environment related activities be integrated with other TRAIN sectors like gender, youth, livelihood and health and nutrition.

Key Result #3 Monitoring Activities

1.     Conduct regular monitoring visits of all watersheds and report to the NRM and Environment officer;

2.     Conduct frequent field visit to watershed sites to check NRM structures and other Public Work activities implemented as per the required standard;

3.     Monitor performance against the plan indicated in the IEE/EIA; 

4.     Ensure all the necessary data is timely captured in to the WL3 database collection forms and submitted timely;

5.     Monitor and support SWC supervisors, PW formen/women to evaluate their performance and give the necessary backstopping.

Key Result #4 – Reporting

1.     Collect and compile periodic reports on DRR, NRM and Environment and submit to the NRM and environment officer

Job Requirements

JOB LEVEL SPECIFICATIONS

?        Full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.

?        Ability to communicate with organization members.

?        Physical fitness to operate in and different weather environment.

?        Shows a positive attitude that contributes to a good working atmosphere in the office

?        Maintain or retain confidential internal information of the organization

SAFETY AND SECURITY RESPONSIBILITIES

Ø  Each FHE staff member should adhere to all pertinent policies concerning safety and security policy of FH. Lapses in safe conduct can jeopardize the health and welfare of all staff.

Ø  Every FHE staff member has an obligation to learn and understand the security situation where they are located. 

Ø  Each FHE staff member should adhere to all pertinent policies concerning safety and security.  This includes, but not limited to, personal safety, road safety, etc.

Ø  Has a responsibility to become familiar to social, cultural and other associated features of their duty stations;

Ø  Abstains from inappropriate or offensive behavior that can put FHE in a difficult position, impair operations, and jeopardize the health and welfare of all staff of FHE.

Ø  All FHE staff should promotes safe conducts and exercises caution in all work activities; staff should accountable for own personal and professional actions and conduct;

GENDER RESPONSIBILITIES

Ø  Be aware of the stereotypes about women’s and men’s capacities, and discuss how they influence staff, in assigning responsibility, and in managing resources at unit and organization level.

Ø  Be able to describe how gender issues relate to one’s job responsibilities and how gender equity can be promoted through the execution of those responsibilities.

Ø  Be familiar with the local Gender Focal Point(s), and go to her/him to learn more about gender issues, or when there is a gender grievance or harassment issue to resolve

Ø  Within each project and department, discuss FH’s Gender & Diversity and Sexual Harassment and sexual exploitation Policies, so that all staff are conversant with them.

Ø  Refrain from any comments or gestures that indicate prejudicial views of female staff, especially female supervisors.

Ø  In each Project and Head Office, ask women staff what changes would make it more “gender-friendly”, organization and implement the recommendations

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Food for the Hungry is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for all beneficiaries it serves. It is FH's policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that prevents and deters any actions and omissions that put any beneficiaries, including children and the most vulnerable at risk. All personnel are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy could result in termination

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE

Ø  Bsc in Irrigation Engineering/ Hydraulic Engineering or relevant field of study.

Ø  At least 1 Year experience in a similar position preferably in an International NGO setting

OTHER REQUIREMENTS .

?        Proactive personality & and self-initiative.

?        Proficiency in spoken and written Amharic and /or local language of the operational area and, basic understanding of English required.

How to Apply

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

 

Competent candidates can submit ONLY their application and updated CV to:   [email protected]

  Candidates MUST refer the position title on the subject line of their email and application letters.

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