Natural Resource Management Expert

at Ethiopian Catholic Church Social Development Coordinating office of Meki (ECC-SDCOM)
Location Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted October 31, 2019
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Ethiopian Catholic Church Social and Development Commission Branch office of Meki (ECC-SDCBOM) is a faith based Non-Governmental Organization having Social Development activities in the Vicariate of Meki. The Social Development activities are carryout under the Social and Development Commission Branch Office.  The office has secured financial support from Caritas Austria to implement a Project entitled Together for Sustainable Landscape and Livelihoods (TSLL) in Hitosa and Tiyo Woreda of Arsi Zone, since October 2019.

Ethiopian Catholic Church Social & Development Commission Branch Office of Meki needs to employ personnel on the following Job areas.

Purpose of the Position:

The NRM expert is responsible to plan, coordinate, direct and monitor the work of the Together for Sustainable Landscape and Livelihoods (TSLL) activities. She/he is responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and preparation of periodic report. She/he will be responsible for the documentation and representation of the project at project intervention kebeles.

Key /Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning and implementation

  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual plan of action for Donor, Woreda partners and Charity in accordance with the basic project document and submit within 25th of the reporting month
  • Suggests any useful and possible amendment for project implementation
  • Develop and prepare action plan for Sustainable Landscape management approach and natural resources management in collaboration with concerned Woreda Line offices.
  • Support technically the mobilization and awareness creation of the communities on the concepts and principles of Sustainable Landscape management in the project operation area.
  • Support/strengthen of community-based Sustainable Landscape management committee in the identified NRM sites and facilitates the development by-laws
  • Provide technical support in identifying appropriate biophysical conservation measures in the identified communal closure areas and arable lands
  • Use model farmers individual tree nursery sites for training, and use the model farmers for demonstration Assist and support selected model-farmers in establishing similar NRM structures (stone-bands, wind-brakes, soil-bands, etc) on their own land (trial / innovation for sustainability approach n of NRM activities in the project period
  • Assists/supports the development of communities’ action plan for its implementation of identified physical and biological measures
  • Provides training for kebele development committee/Food security task force on different environmental and Sustainable Landscape Approach concepts & principles
  • Advocate stakeholders for project activities & objectives to understand the project’s contribution to wider Project goals and objectives
  • Innovates and advocate new ideas/technologies related to NRM that will speedup implementation process and improve quality of NRM interventions


  • Coordinates the implementation of the project NRM activity in line with the objectives of the project
  • Organizes and facilitates technical training sessions for woreda expert, DAs, LCFs and targeted project beneficiaries
  • Participates in key stakeholders joint planning and collaboration events on NRM issues
  • Liaise with other NGOs, relevant Government agencies to ensure good coordination, avoid duplication of efforts, share lessons and approaches for maximizing impact
  • Coordinates & facilitates the selection of beneficiaries of the project & where the NRM activities are jointly implemented based on the agreed targeting criteria
  • Facilitate and support the delineation/updating of Landscape in collaboration with concerning government stakeholder in all operational areas of the program
  • Coordinate to organize capacity building training and provision of NRM tools support for woreda stakeholders
  • Coordinate to update data collection on socio economic aspects of the identified natural resource sites in all operational areas of the project and conduct analysis and share the result to the concerned stakeholders
  • Coordinate the action plans for assessments, monitoring, & joint review on the implementation and progresses of the project NRM activities
  • Provides technical advice to beneficiaries and stakeholders to ensure the community level data is collected, consolidated and reported on time and are well integrated in the project NRM activities
  • Work closely with woreda NRM experts, development agents, and woreda agriculture and Natural resources experts to ensure sustainability of the NRM project impacts


  • Ensures that the natural resource management activities related with economic recovery, new livelihood development, income diversification and marketing are implemented according to the approved donor and government agreements.
  • Ensures that activities related with natural in line with community participation approaches
  • Follow up the proper implementation of resource management activities based on the project detailed implementation plan
  • Ensure that all the NRM activities of the project are incorporated into the respective government regular plan and monitoring points by the local leaders

Reporting and documentation

  • Prepares, compiles and review monthly, quarterly and annual/biannual physical reports and submit to the project manager or MEAL officer/experts with in 25th of the reporting period
  • Ensure that all donor requirements are met, including timely preparation of narrative reports
  • Records, documents and share project NRM activities: case stories, success stories, pictures, photographs and lesson learnt, with the project team to facilitate monitoring, evaluation and learnings

Communication and representation

  • Creates a better working relation and partnership with the local community and concerned government bodies Serve as members of the Community Based Participatory Watershed Approach (CBPWA) Technical Committee
  • Ensure there is a system for networking and communication with government stakeholder and community representations in the project area(s)
  • Create smooth relationships with stakeholders such as government, CBOs, community leaders and other key stakeholder at all level


  • Performs other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor
  • Adheres to ECC-SDCBOM rules and regulations

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements:


  • MA/MSC, BA/BSc in NRM, Climate Change Development, Environmental Disaster Risk Management, or another related field from recognized universities/colleges


  • A minimum of 2-year experience for MSc or 4 years for BSc holder
  • NGO experience is preferable

Competencies /Knowledge, Ability and Skill         

  • Strong organizational skills and with strong competencies in project cycle management
  • Excellent supervisory skills
  • A people-person, able to supervise and motivate staff and partners to develop and maintain high quality programming. A solid team player who is able to work with a diverse group of people and organizations
  • Strong communicator with good presentation, written and organizational skills.
  • Energy and stamina to withstand long working hours and often-stressful conditions.
  • Capacity in financial management
  • Ability to work effectively under stressful condition
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skill with ability to work with data S/W packages (GIS, SPSS, etc.,)
  • Strong computer skills, word, excel, power point, use of internet
  • Fluency in English required. Amharic and Oromiffa knowledge’s Preferable
  • Practical experience and understanding of the relevant technical competencies required in food security issues
  • Good understanding of development issues in arid and semi-arid areas is desirable
  • Experience and skills in playing a supportive role, demonstrating ability to support farmers at field level to deliver results for operational work
  • Proven ability to analyses socio economic contexts and monitor change to translate into appropriate planning, decision making and lesson learning
  • Able to plan and monitor the use of human, material and financial resources based on the approved proposals, plans and strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively within different value systems, diverse cultures and commitment to gender equity and empowerment
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender, climate, HIV/AIDS, and diversity into programming

Agency-wide Competencies

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of ECC-SDCCOM and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Emergency Competencies:

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of ECC-SDCCOM and used by each staff working in emergencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results

  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs

Applying Instructions

Place of Application: Applicants should submit their CV and other necessary documents to ECC-SDCBOM, Meki town, HR Office

Address: ECC-SDCBOM,P.O.Box 43,Meki, Telephone: 022-1-18 0798 or 022-1-180193


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