Tree Project Field Coordinator

Tree Project Field Coordinator About One Acre Fund One Acre Fund works to make African smallholder farmers more prosperous. We supply everything farmers need to grow more food and earn more income. We deliver quality farm supplies on credit, deep in rural areas and training to improve farmers’ harvests. We currently serve 600,000 clients in six countries across Eastern and Southern Africa, and we aim to reach 1 million farm families by 2020. One Acre Fund started working in Ethiopia in 2014, centered in the Amhara region. For three years we supported Teff extension work to promote good agricultural practices and yields, but our current projects are supporting community-based multiplication of improved teff seed and supporting production and dissemination of agroforestry tree species through kebele-level nurseries. Last season, we helped 80,000 farmers to plant over 6 million trees. For 2020, we are expanding the project to 6 more woredas in Amhara Region with the TREE (Trees for Resilience, Environment and Economy) project and we plan to expand more in the future. Woredas of Operation The project will be working across 13 woredas in 2020: Existing - Cluster 1: Banja, Burie Zuria, Wonberma, Jabi Tehnan and Quarit – Finote Selam is the center Existing - Cluster 2: Gonji, Bibugn, Hulet Eju Enesie, Sedie, Goncha Siso Enesie and Shebel Berenta – Motta is the center Cluster 3: Enemay and Awabel – Dejen/Lumamie will be the center Job Description Serve as TREE project Field Coordinator, mainly leading Field Managers’ management for the cluster and leading the field operations in the cluster. Responsibilities of this role include: Project management responsibilities Conduct regular field visits to observe these staffers’ work, assess the quality of their work, give them advice on how to improve Deliver trainings as necessary both on technical topics (e.g. nursery establishment and management) and soft skills (e.g. critical thinking, & problem solving) to both the Field Extension Experts and the full teams under them Ensure that the team and all external partners understand the vision of the project and are committed to achieving the goals Collect, compile and analyze Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from Field Extension Experts each week and make suggestions for action items needed to achieve KPI goals Use your knowledge of tree production and your field observations to identify problems in a timely manner and help to solve them, and ideally to anticipate and prevent potential problems before they happen Make sure Field Assistants, Field Officers and Field Managers are well equipped to do marketing/convincing farmers to buy trees Run field tests of draft trainings and written tools and share lessons learned for improving the materials, as requested by your manager Provide high level strategic ideas and feedback to HQ People management responsibilities Manage 2 woredas/FMs under which there are 39 kebelles and 8 Field Officers in 2021 season. This management role might expand for future years. Develop your staff through expectations, feedback, training, spot coaching, mentoring and development plans Communicate performance expectations and formally evaluate your direct reports’ performance regularly twice per year Recommend poor performers for disciplinary action and work with your manager to take appropriate action Identify high performers and helping with career pathing for future promotion Communications with headquarters responsibilities Help to ensure excellent communication between your field team and headquarters (HQ) by writing your own detailed, insightful weekly reports of what you have observed and sharing messages clearly from HQ back to the field team during your visits and meetings Woreda relationship responsibilities Monitor the lower level day to day woreda government relation work of Field Managers to give support as needed Manage bigger picture issues, complex problem solving with woredas, and high level relationships with woreda office heads Other responsibilities as requested by your manager Note that this position is a field position and requires very frequent, on average 3-4 days per week, of travel to other woredas of operation and remote rural kebeles plus 1x travel to Bahir Dar for weekly meetings. You will be based in one of the 4 woredas of your cluster (Dejen). You will be required to travel by public transport, foot and occasionally by mule. Compensation Gross salary of between 10,667 ETB. Opportunity to earn discretionary performance bonuses of up to 50% of monthly salary every six months. Promotion and advancement also depend on performance, budget and position availability. Benefits Communication and transport allowance. Annual leave allocated in accordance with the new proclamation 1156/2019. Duration:  Full time job, one-year, renewable with excellent performance. Planned start date:         5 October 2020 Job Requirements Qualifications Bachelor degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Plant Science, Agronomy or a related field At least four (4) years of related work experience At least one year of experience in a team management role At least two years of working experience in rural Ethiopia on project(s) related to tree planting or production, agricultural development or farmer livelihood improvement Enthusiasm for traveling to the field and working in a rural setting, with farmers Enthusiasm for learning and openness to feedback Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills Native or Near-Native Amharic (written, spoken and typed) Good English (written and spoken) Good computer skills (in basic Microsoft office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) applications, skills and experience with web searches and communications) How to Apply  Interested applicants from woredas of operation (Awabel and Enemay) are encouraged to apply! Women are encouraged to apply!! Compensation Submit CV and cover letter ONLY at When you send your email, write "Tree Field Coordination Application" in the subject line of the email. Just copy paste the underlined text and paste it on the subject line Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a first-round phone interview In person application isn’t accepted Applications after 10 September 2020 won’t be accepted


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