Zambia Agroforestry Coordinator

Website One Acre Fund

About One Acre Fund
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role
We are currently seeking a professional to join our team as an Agroforestry Coordinator to be based in Kabwe. You You will collaborate with the agroforestry lead to oversee seedling production, including nursery establishment, training, and monitoring, to meet program demand. You will report to the Agroforestry Lead, and you will play a key role in contributing to our mission of driving positive change in agroforestry practices and making a meaningful difference in the lives of farmers.

Responsibilities

  • Nursery processes and training: Refine and develop nursery processes and timelines administer trainings on seedling production and agroforestry best practices to nursery managers and clients throughout the season.
  • Monitoring and control: Adapt and implement a monitoring mechanism to track and oversee the execution of important milestones
  • Research and implement trials: Collaborate with external experts and other One Acre Fund countries to research and implement trials to better implement the seedlings program
  • Support strategic prioritization: Work with both the department lead and One Acre Fund leadership to prioritize resources and make financially sound project recommendations.

Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Degree in Forestry/Agroforestry or related discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in tree nurseries and forestry extension
  • Experience with agroforestry training and tree disease and pest management
  • You have a track record managing people and projects
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets (can maintain complex spreadsheets)

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible

Job Location
Kabwe, Zambia

Benefits
Health insurance, paid time off

Eligibility
This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Zambia

Application Deadline
17 June 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here ([email protected]), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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