Project manager| International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

Environment & Natural ressources Project manager| International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

Deadline: 15 November

I. Key Information

Location :Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with frequent travels to project locations

INBAR Department :Global Programme

Report to :Programme Manager

Duration :24 months, with three-month probation period. Salary range from EUR 800 – 1000 per month (including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

INBAR is seeking an experienced Project Coordinator for Ethiopia for the execution of the Spanish Cooperation-funded project titled “Building circular economy and climate change resilience through bamboo supply chain development in Ethiopia”. The programme will be implemented in Southern Nations Nationality and Peoples Regional State; Sidama and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The goal of the programme is to contribute to building a circular economy and resilience to climate change through the development of bamboo-based reliable supply chain development in Ethiopia.

II. Responsibilities

  • Support the Programme Manager in the work plan preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Programme.
  • Support the Programme Manager to establish strong linkages with the programme stakeholders, including line ministries and agencies, NGO’s/CSO’s, local leaders, Associations, SMEs and industries for ensuring effective implementation of programme activities.
  • Coordinate and provide support in undertaking assessments, surveys, and research activities
  • Actively coordinate with partners, other stakeholders for implementation and monitoring of field activities, and collate feedback on progress in implementation. S/he will also be responsible for assessing any potential risks and suggesting mitigation measures.
  • Provide technical support to communities, field and partner extension staff on bamboo nurseries, plantations, sustainable management, supply-chain development, SME and industrial bamboo value chain development, community institution development, etc.
  • Coordinate and provide support to project partners and beneficiaries in the establishment of common production and training centres, SMEs and industries.
  • Support in the design, development and coordination of public awareness campaigns on bamboo value chains and bamboo-based restoration.
  • Support in providing inputs and preparation of various written outputs with respect to the field support aspects of the programme, e.g. background papers, analysis, technical field reports and studies, inputs to publications, progress reports, etc.;
  • Support in the identification of beneficiaries, design and coordinate training and capacity building activities, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Support and participate in field missions, including the provision of guidance to external consultants, INBAR personnel and stakeholders;
  • Support Programme Manager to develop training materials and extension programmes in English and local languages.
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested by your supervisor.
  1. Eligibility
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, rural development agriculture or another related field.
  • A minimum of five years of proven work experience with NTFP/forest-based livelihood, SME and environment development projects.
  • At least 2+ years experience in a similar position.
  • Proven facilitation and organisational skills
  • Ability to coordinate and work with a large set of stakeholders.
  • Expertise in one or more of the areas of natural resource management; including land restoration, training and capacity building, supply-chain development, SME and institution development.
  • Strong knowledge of participatory-based approaches and community development.
  • Working experience on bamboo value chains will be a strong advantage.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills.
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel to field locations in Ethiopia.

IV. How to Apply

  • Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description and a filled in Application Form by email to: [email protected].
  • Please use “AECID Project Coordinator- Ethiopia: NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.
  • All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.