African Conservation Tillage Network
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT AND TERMS OF REFERENCE
The African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT) is a vibrant pan-African organization promoting adaptation and adoption of conservation agriculture in Africa. The organization’s head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya and regional offices are located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Harare, Zimbabwe. The main thrust of the organization is knowledge and information management on conservation agriculture and sustainable land management. Further information about the ACT is available at: www.act-africa.org.
The purpose of the position is to develop policy measures that lead to (a) directing investment in support of ACT’s strategic objectives, (b) economic measures that change relative prices and create incentives for desired behaviour, (c) institutional measures including regulations that create opportunities for investors in natural resources management.
The Strategy and Policy Advisor (SPA) will work under the direct supervision of the ACT Executive Secretary in close liaison with the ACT sub-regional Co-ordinators and Managers, and be mentored by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) Public Policy department.
The Strategy and Policy Advisor will manage specific policy portfolios under the ACT -Foodgrains Bank Partnership arrangement. Specifics include:
1. In-person meetings, round tables, workshops and learning events with program and partner staff , agricultural officials & ministerial staff.
2. Visits to key government staff and decision-makers in focus areas to see CA programming.
3. Timely, well-informed advice on current and emerging policy discussions.
4. Timely, high-quality written policy documents and recommendations.
5. Effective consultation and communication with other Network staff, the ACT Secretariat, consultants and relevant external stakeholders including individuals and agencies.
6. Effective representation of the Network and its interests.
7. Effective administrative processes relating to the Network’s policy and advocacy work.
To apply for this position, please send your application, by email only, to the Executive Secretary, ACT, email address:email@example.com. Applications must be accompanied by a cover letter of motivation, date of availability, salary expectation, an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) with the names and contacts of three referees in English and must be received not later than 31st January 2016.
ACT is an equal opportunity employer and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence in its operations
Only the short listed candidates will be contacted. This position will remain open until filled.
To learn more about ACT, please visit our website at www.act-africa.org
The African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT) is seeking for a highly qualified Field Officer to support with field implementation of conservation agriculture project activities based at Ngorika, Nyandarua County in Kenya.
The African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT) a rapidly growing pan-African not-for-profit organisation built on and driven by the values and principles required to harness indigenous African “energies”, inspiration and commitment to lead and contribute to Africa’s own development. ACT brings together stakeholders dedicated to improving sustainable agricultural productivity. The organisation promotes and supports Conservation Agriculture (CA) adaptation and adoption, collecting and sharing scientific facts; and supports farmers and the creation of multi-stakeholder platforms to search for joint innovations.
The Field Officer is accountable to the Program Officer – Kenya and is responsible for providing day to day support for effective implementation of the Climate Smart Farming Techniques (Conservation Agriculture) project activities in Ngorika area, Nyandarua County.
Specific Responsibilities include:
i. Effective implementation of the Climate Smart Farming Techniques (Conservation Agriculture) project activities in the project area.
ii. Prepare and update timely quarterly work plans and reports for the project activities for submission to the Program Officer
iii. Ensure project information data capture and processes, storage and analysis and information sharing of the Project experiences and lessons
iv. Undertake regular farmer training and backstopping activities at the demonstration sites and follow up of the demonstrations
v. Ensure gender equality and gender mainstreaming in all aspects of the activities
vi. Coordinate and organize field days and exhibitions/any event related to the programme based on the work plans and budget.
vii. Lead and manage the set-up and management of fodder demonstrations and trials in collaboration with partners.
viii. Ensure effective communication and maintain appropriate relationships with the stakeholders.
ix. Undertake any other duties as may be required by the Programme Officer or ACT Secretariat.
Terms and Conditions
How to apply:
Submit your application including your letter of motivation, CV/résumé stating your salary expectation via e-mail not later than 28th January 2016 to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Only the short listed candidates will be contacted. ACT is an equal opportunity employer and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence in its operations. To learn more about ACT, please visit our website at www.act-africa.org