Natural Resource Officer

at The Lutheran World Federation World Service - Ethiopia
Location Kebribeyah, Somali, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 10, 2021
Category Agriculture
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


·               To ensure that all the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection component of the project in Kebribeyah and surrounding communities implemented according to LWF policies and donor and government agreements,

·               Co-ordinate, develop and perform the environmental protection project activities

·               Delivery program linked to LWF project in the Kebribeyah Climate Resilient Livelihood. Specifically carry out technical, administrative and communication tasks associated with the project activity and delivery project,

·               Provide technical guidance in implementing the project interventions aim to rebuild the environment of the project and the surrounding areas/kebeles,

·               Plan, coordinate and monitor environmental activities with the relevant stakeholders- communities and government  bodies,

·               Identify capacity gaps and provide technical support to target beneficiaries,

·               Develop materials for awareness rising and conduct training for the community on environmental matters,

·               Control the nursery activities and raises seedlings and distribute to the beneficiaries as planned.

·               Undertake environmental impact assessment studies for the project,

·               Facilitate effective implementation of the project as per the plan, set action plan (timetable and allocated budget and define roles and responsibilities of relevant actors),

·               Prepare draft concept paper/project proposal related to environmental protection activities,

·               Promote local landraces farming practices

·               Promote community seed banks

·               Design appropriate capacity building initiatives for stakeholders to assure that the sub-sector activities are implemented,

·               Promote Conservation Agricultural and provide support to farmers to practice the CA

·               Undertake community mobilization and regular monitoring and evaluation of the project and reporting to the project coordinator,

·               Launch and follow necessary procurements and transfer of equipment and or materials to field projects, under supervision of the project coordinator,

·               Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi annually and annual reports on environmental component of the project,

·               Collect and document all the necessary information on project activities for reporting, sharing and learning, and carry out tasks associated with the environmental protection and management activities.

·               Prepare programmatic and financial reports as required,

·               Undertake LWF representation with Government, Partners and officials around the project area,

·               Follow procedure as outlined in LWF World Service Ethiopia Staff Rules, Collective Agreement and other Operation Manuals;

·               Perform any other duties as assigned to him by the Project Coordinator or his designate.

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience:

·      Masters or Bachelor Degree in Natural Resource Management or Forestry or related fields from recognized University/College

·      Minimum of one year relevant work experience for Master’s Degree and three years for Bachelor Degree.

·       Experiences in Soil & Water and Natural Resource  Conservation activities, nursery development, environmental protection, community mobilization and planning and implementation of watershed management are advantageous

·      NGO Experience is advantageous

Additional Requirements:

·      Strong communication skill in English (written and oral)

·      Ability to interact with people

·      Knowledge in areas of food or cash based intervention (CBI)

·      Good skill in monitoring and evaluation

·      Knowledge in Remote Sensing & GIS is highly appreciated

·      Other job related trainings

·      Speaking Somali language is advantageous.



Applying Instructions

Interested candidates who meet the above requirement can send ONLY detailed C.V and application letter through ethiojobs.

Women are encouraged to apply and only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 

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