3 Sep 2020

Tree Program Trainer at Global Resource Alliance

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Job Description

Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania

Details of this position have been updated and are being reposted. If you have applied for the same position do not re-apply.

Job Title:              Tree Program Trainer

Location:               Musoma, Tanzanias

Supervisor:          GRA-Tanzania Tree Program Manager

Global Resource Alliance, Inc.

Global Resource Alliance, Inc. (GRA) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Ojai, California. It was founded in April 2002 to provide financial and technical support to community organizations in the world’s least developed regions working for social, economic and environmental change. GRA’s local organization, Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania, has partnered with Belgian NGO, WeForest, since 2011 to plant trees with institutions, such as schools and churches, and individuals and farmer groups, who have collectively planted over 1 million trees through their Tree Program throughout the Mara Region of Tanzania. These seedlings are grown in two nurseries, one in Kinesi, established 10 years ago, and one in Butiama, established in 2019. All trees have to date been provided to individuals who come to the nurseries to pick the tree species and number they choose, and for schools, which receive free delivery of seedlings each season. Beneficiaries are given basic training on transplanting and managing tree seedlings, and establishing their own tree nursery. The seedlings are monitored over time to verify tree mortality rates and offer technical support to beneficiaries on how to best manage and benefit from their trees.

Role

A Tree Program Trainer is needed to carry out training to the beneficiaries of the Tree Planting Program. Individuals applying to the position must meet the selection criteria below, and be able to function with minimal technical supervision, they will be directly supervised by the Tree Program Manager.

Responsibilities

Core duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide training on planting and maintaining trees to groups, students, and individuals
  • Distribute seedlings to schools and villages, and maintain proper records of distributed seedlings
  • Educate the community on the importance of trees and the importance of taking specific care of and use of trees
  • Supervise field training for care and use of planted trees
  • Attend to or supervise responding to queries from visitors at the nurseries
  • Maintain register of all records of recipients of distributed seedlings
  • Submit to the Tree Planting Project Coordinator a weekly report of activities
  • Communicate to the Tree Planting Project Coordinator existing challenges
  • Supervise and maintain records of sales of trees at the nurseries through mobile payment systems
  • Carry out other duties that may be assigned by the Tree Planting Project Coordinator

 

Required Qualifications

  • Education: A diploma, or bachelors degree in forestry
  • At least years’ work experience in forestry
  • Skills: Excellent training facilitation skills, as well as coordinating, reporting and communication
  • Language: Fluent in English and Kiswahili (speaking and writing)
  • Nationality: Tanzanian

 

Required Attributes

  • Commitment to GRA and WeForest’s mission and vision
  • Focused, disciplined, and determined
  • Innovative and collaborative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to keep flexible work hours

Terms & Conditions

Start date: 14th September 2020

Duration: One year, with potential to extend subject to performance and funding availability

Salary: Small NGO competitive package

Location: Musoma, Mara Region

Working hours: Full-time

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Method of Application

Email application and supporting documents by 7th September 2020 to:- [email protected] and to [email protected]






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