Position: NRM/PW & Environment Facilitator
Deadline: November 20, 2023
FH Ethiopia is a non-governmental organization engaged in relief and development activities. At FH, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call the “The Heartbeat”. This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.
Duration of Contract: One-year contract, Renewable (with 60 working days probation period)
Salary: As per the salary scale of the organization
The NRM/PW & Environment Facilitator will closely work with kebele level relevant government experts to implement TRAIN-DFSA NRM, environment and DRR activities. He/she will be mainly responsible to ensure all NRM structures in the watersheds are to the required standard. The position holder is also responsible to follow up and ensure other public work activities meet the required standard.
Key Result #1 Planning and Documentation
1. Involve in project level PReSERVE-RFSA annual Plan preparation for NRM, environment and DRR related activities;
2. Involve in Annual woreda level public work Plan preparation with government;
3. Ensure gender and youth are considered in NRM, environment and DRR plan;
4. Ensure women conditionality performed based on the Program Implementation Manual (PIM);
5. Ensure all PW activities considering gender integration;
6. Ensure all pertinent information on NRM, Environment and DRR tracked and documented at watershed level.
Key Result #2 Implementation
1. Regularly follow up and ensure the technical standard of public work activities including NRM structures in collaboration with kebele development agents and foremen and Soil and Water Conservation Supervisors;
2. Periodically travel to watersheds and record project interventions and communicate best practices to NRM officers PM;
3. Closely follow up nursery management activities in collaboration with the kebele Development agents and foremen;
4. Build up highly functional working partnerships with relevant local kebele staff;
5. Provide technical support, guidance and advice on selection of watershed units in each project;
6. Engagement in teamwork with other sectors of Livelihood, Infrastructure, gender, health and nutrition initiatives of DFSA.
7. Establish and strengthen Watershed committees and user groups;
8. Closely participate in watershed document preparation like reading and collecting GPS data of watershed and necessary parts when required;
9. Ensure all DRR, NRM and Environment related activities be integrated with other PReSERVE sectors like gender, youth, livelihood and health and nutrition.
Key Result #3 Monitoring Activities
1. Conduct regular monitoring visits of all watersheds and report to the NRM and Environment officer;
2. Conduct frequent field visit to watershed sites to check NRM structures and other Public Work activities implemented as per the required standard;
3. Monitor performance against the plan indicated in the IEE/EIA;
4. Ensure all the necessary data is timely captured in to the WL3 database collection forms and submitted timely;
5. Monitor and support SWC supervisors, PW foremen/women to evaluate their performance and give the necessary backstopping.
Key Result #4 – Reporting
1. Collect and compile periodic reports on DRR, NRM and Environment and submit to the NRM and environment officer;
Job Level Specifications
- Full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.
- Ability to communicate with organization members.
- Physical fitness to operate in different weather environments.
- Shows a positive attitude that contributes to a good working atmosphere in the office.
- Maintain or retain confidential internal information of the organization.
- At least 1 Year experience in a similar position preferably in an International NGO setting.
- BSc in Irrigation Engineering/ Hydraulic Engineering, Natural Resource Management/Economics, Land Resources Management, Soil and Water Conservation, Soil and Water Engineering, Soil Science, Agricultural Engineering and Forestry or relevant field of study.
- Proficiency in spoken and written Amharic and /or local language of the operational area and, basic understanding of English required;
- Proactive personality & and self-initiative.
- This position has no supervisory responsibility.
Safety and Security Responsibilities
- Each FHE staff member should adhere to all pertinent policies concerning safety and security policy of FH. Lapses in safe conduct can jeopardize the health and welfare of all staff.
- Every FHE staff member has an obligation to learn and understand the security situation where they are located.
- Each FHE staff member should adhere to all pertinent policies concerning safety and security. This includes, but not limited to, personal safety, road safety, etc.
- Has a responsibility to become familiar to social, cultural and other associated features of their duty stations;
- Abstains from inappropriate or offensive behavior that can put FHE in a difficult position, impair operations, and jeopardize the health and welfare of all staff of FHE.
- All FHE staff should promotes safe conducts and exercises caution in all work activities; staff should accountable for own personal and professional actions and conduct;
- Be aware of the stereotypes about women’s and men’s capacities, and discuss how they influence staff, in assigning responsibility, and in managing resources at unit and organization level.
- Be able to describe how gender issues relate to one’s job responsibilities and how gender equity can be promoted through the execution of those responsibilities.
- Be familiar with the local Gender Focal Point(s), and go to her/him to learn more about gender issues, or when there is a gender grievance or harassment issue to resolve.
- Within each project and department, discuss FH’s Gender & Diversity and Sexual Harassment and sexual exploitation Policies, so that all staff are conversant with them.
- Refrain from any comments or gestures that indicate prejudicial views of female staff, especially female supervisors.
- In each Project and Head Office, ask women staff what changes would make it more “gender-friendly”, organization and implement the recommendations.
FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.
How to Apply
Submit ONLY your application and CV via email: [email protected]
NOTE: Candidates MUST refer the position title “NRM And Environment Facilitator” on the subject line of their email and applications
Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.