Agronomist / Forester

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The project „Conservation of Biodiversity and Natural Resources and Climate Protection by Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry at Cyamudongo Forest” aims the setup of an Agroforestry Zone around Cyamudongo Forest (Nyungwe National Park) managed by the “Verein zur Förderung nachhaltiger Entwicklung in Rwanda” („Association for the Promotion of Sustainable Development in Rwanda“) - a German Non Governmental Organization that works on subjects concerning Rwanda’s sustainable development, especially in Biodiversity Conservation, Agroforestry and Management of Natural Resources. The project is financially supported within the framework of the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

The project „Conservation of Biodiversity and Natural Resources and Climate Protection by Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry at Cyamudongo Forest” aims the setup of an Agroforestry Zone around Cyamudongo Forest (Nyungwe National Park) managed by the “Verein zur Förderung nachhaltiger Entwicklung in Rwanda” („Association for the Promotion of Sustainable Development in Rwanda“) - a German Non Governmental Organization that works on subjects concerning Rwanda’s sustainable development, especially in Biodiversity Conservation, Agroforestry and Management of Natural Resources. The project is financially supported within the framework of the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). We are searching for:

One Agronomist / Forester

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The organization and the conduct of farmer’s trainings and workshops on Agroforestry (incl. soil erosion control, use and treatment of tree species),
  • The establishment and management of tree nurseries, production of tree seedlings and planting of trees,
  • The installation and maintenance of Agroforestry Demonstration Plots,
  • The monitoring and extension service to farmers on sustainable agroforestry
  • Elaboration and implementation of adapted agroforestral and didactical methods.

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional education in Agroforestry, Forestry or any other related subject,
  • Professional experience in the field,
  • Very good computer skills (office-applications, e-mailing, data-management) and on GPS-processing,
  • Very good consultancy skills,
  • Great sense of responsibility and loyalty,
  • Ability and willingness to work under demanding situations in a remote region at Cyamudongo Forest located in the three sectors Gitambi, Nkungu and Nyakabuye in Rusizi District,
  • Driver´s license for class A (motorcycle) is obligatory,
  • Excellent knowledge in English and Kinyarwanda, good knowledge in French is advantageous.

Application procedures

An application/motivation letter with a detailed curriculum vitae with three persons of reference, with notified copies of the education certificates and a copy of identity card and driving licence should be addressed to the Human Resources Department of the „Verein zur Foerderung nachhaltiger Entwicklung in Rwanda / Association for the Promotion of Sustainable Development in Rwanda“.

Application deadline is the 8th December 2017, 12:00 am.

Submission: ONLY online as email with attachments to: hr@sustain-rwanda.org

Selection process will be done in two steps: First, selected candidates will be invited within one week for an interview followed by a practical test as second step.

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Job summary

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Location:
Nkungu, Rusizi
Rwanda
Sector:
Agriculture, Other
Education level:
Bachelor
Desired experience:
Not specified
Contrat type:
Full-time
Apply before:
08-12-2017
Number of positions:
1

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