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The forestry and sustainability expert will be working closely with the present planting team, which is lead by GRA-Tanzania. The expert will:Deliverable a) Logframe exercise & capacity assessment• Undertake a capacity assessment of the local planting team, as well as a review and update of existing training materials and protocols• Update and improve the project’s logical framework and sustainability strategyDeliverable b) Strengthening project management• Provide direct support to the team through daily coaching in a) forestry, b) GIS and c) project management• Drive the project towards Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) best practices• Build link between nursery and recipients and assist documentation of socio economic benefits of project• Provide marketable communication material on a regular basis about the project’s progressWhile the current project is the priority, the consultant is also expected to scope for expansion, through evaluation of other potential FLR projects in the areas.DELIVERABLESUnder (a):A.1 . Undertake a capacity assessment of the local planting team, including a review and update of existing materialsA.2. Develop a capacity building and knowledge retention planA.3. Update and improve the project’s logical framework and sustainability strategy documentUnder (b):B.1. Further capacitation of the planting team through specific training and daily coachingB.2. Improved customer / recipient distribution modelB.3. FLR-strategyB.4. Regular communication material provided to WeForest on a monthly basisREQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS• An M.Sc., or equivalent experience, in Forestry, Rural development, Agro-ecology or equivalent• A minimum of four years’ relevant work experience• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, and an ability to facilitate bottom-up processes, influence, coach and motivate others• Ability to work with stakeholders from different backgrounds• Experience in developing log frames & work plans, delivering projects against milestones and targets• Demonstrable skills: GIS, management, coordination, training and reporting skills• Fluent in English (both speaking and writing)• Knowledge of Swahili (speaking) would be considered a plus• Experience with agroforestry would be considered a plus• Experience working in Sub-Sahara Africa would be considered a plus• Flexible in terms of traveling and living conditionsTERMS & CONDITIONSStart date: Expected 15.01.2020• Duration of Contract: 2 months for deliverable a) and 4months for deliverable b) with the possibility of a short extension, to be considered based on performance and progress made: – January to February 2020: first phase of the consultant assignment – Mid March 2020: Based on the results of the logframe, confirmation of results and agreement for s second phase of partnership – March to June 2020: second phase of the consultant assignment• Salary in line with NGO sector: Applicants to provide their expectation. Monthly payments based on submission ofweekly reports and approval of timesheets by WeForest• Location: 100% in Tanzania. Predominantly in the Mara region, in the Kinesi, Butiama and Tarime district.• Visa: Please note that a work visa will be required for international applicants• Extras: relocation costs, covered at economy rate• Hours of Work: Full-time, working a minimum of 8 hours per day. Hours will however vary depending on project needs and flexibility is essential• Reporting line: The consultant will work under the supervision and report to WeForest Head of Global Programs

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• Please contact [email protected] by 05/12/2019 at the latest, mentioning the job title in the subject of the email and providing:• A cover letter outlining your motivation, experience and suitability to the role, confirming your availability to undertake this assignment.• Your full CV and relevant certificates.• A 2-page technical proposal outlining a proposed methodology and work plan to carry out the expected deliverables.• At least 3 professional references, including at least one from a previous employer.• Applicants failing to deliver the above documents will not be considered. Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your interest. WeForest is an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and do not discriminate.

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