National Rangeland Management Specialist

at GOPA Worldwide Consultants GmbH
Location Afar, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 30, 2021
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The role of the National Rangeland Specialist is to contribute to the work of the Project Implementation Unit in the planning and implementation of all measures related to the management rangeland including Assessment of rangeland condition, development of rangeland rehabilitation plan such as Soil & Water Conservation, de-bushing, resting, replanting/over sawing and other rangeland improvement measures. The duty station of the National Rangeland Specialist will be Afar region.

Specific Tasks: The tasks of this expert are comprehensive and include (but are not necessarily restricted to) the following:

  • Prepare rangeland rehabilitation plan together with the local community
  • Prepare rangeland use and management plans together with the local communities and in cooperation with TC;
  • Advise on enrichment plantings on rangeland;
  • Support the selection of suited sites for intervention (together with National Soil and Water Conservation Specialist);
  • Select appropriate technologies for de-bushing of rangeland and further treatment and transformation of biomass;
  • Support the elaboration of tender documents for measures to be implemented and evaluate bids;
  • Assist in the selection of a sub-contractor for de-bushing measures ;
  • Taking part in supervision of works, acceptance of works;
  • Establish baselines and follow-up of project indicators;
  • Assist local communities in maintaining the quality of rangeland;
  • Work together with other experts in the team for planning and implementation of appropriate rangeland measures;
  • Coordinate the activities with German Technical Cooperation (GIZ).

Job Requirements

  • Educational background in rangeland management, animal science, rural development or a similar discipline;
  • Practical experience in rangeland management (establishment of rotation systems, participatory rangeland management) in dry and semi-dry areas;
  • Expertise in respect of Soil and Water Conservation, bush clearing, reseeding/plantation  and other relevant rangeland rehabilitation measures;
  • Expertise in de-bushing of rangeland and further treatment and transformation of biomass;
  • Experience and proven track record in participatory methods in rural communities (work experience in pastoral communities would be an asset);
  • Proficiency in the English language; proficiency in Afar language would be a strong asset.

Applying Instructions

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