Project Officer – Tree Planting and Bee Keeping Jobs – Mt Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise Ltd (METGE)

Job Title:      Project
Officer – Tree Planting and Bee Keeping

Organization: Mt
Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise Ltd (METGE)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Programme

About US:

Mt Elgon Tree
Growing Enterprise Ltd (METGE) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organisation
currently delivering the Tree Planting Programme and bee keeping activities –
funded by Welsh Government (UK) and Size of Wales charity in the Mt Elgon
region. METGE specializes in supporting small-holder farmers to access and
plant trees in their farming plots as well as supporting them to integrate
other activities like bee-keeping.

Job Summary:  The Project Officer – Tree Planting and Bee
Keeping will support implementing partners in the planning, implementation,
monitoring and reporting of tree planting and bee-keeping activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical support supervision to implementing partners
    through periodic trainings to their field staff and on spot visits to the
    nursery beds and bee keeping sites.
  • Develop a database of all METGE supported tree nurseries and bee
    keeping groups in terms of GPs and physical locations, contacts and
    production capacities.
  • Identify needs and challenges faced by trees implementing partners
    and bee keeping groups and propose capacity building interventions.
  • Support partners to set monthly and quarterly targets and conduct
    regular monitoring and review meetings to ensure compliance and reporting.
  • With support from Programme Manager collect, document and report
    success stories and lessons emerging from implementation of tree planting
    and bee keeping activities.
  • Prepare and submit quality and timely monthly and quarterly progress
    reports and work plans.
  • Conduct frequent field level assessments to triangulate information
    provided by partners and bee keeping groups regarding tree planting and
    bee keeping progress.
  • Conduct periodic assessment of METGE supported nurseries using 10
    point criteria that has been developed with the view of classifying them
    as low risk, high risk and medium and making suggestions for improvements.
  • Regularly provide information for updating the METGE website and
    social media account. 
  • Participate in the development of fundraising proposals to support
    replication of tree planting and bee keeping activities.
  • Develop trees and bees training manuals and other materials to aid
    community awareness.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in forestry, agriculture
    or natural science disciplines.
  • At least three years of experience in project management in fields
    related to rural development, climate change or natural resources
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English.
  • The ability to work in a team and individually with a wide range of
  • An outgoing personality with facilitation skills and experience in
    community mobilisation.
  • An understanding of tree nursery bed management.
  • A strong background in social media
  • An understanding of bee-keeping will be an asset.
  • An ability to speak the local language (Lumasaba) would be a distinct
  • An up-to-date motorcycle riding permit.

How to Apply:

If you meet the
requirements listed above, then submit your application to  

application should consist of:

  • A letter of application indicating why you have the right experience
    and skills for the position (400-500 words)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Name and contact details of three referees, one of whom must be
    current or most recent employer.

Please do not send academic certificates and transcripts as these are not
required at this stage.

Deadline: 13th September 2019

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