Watershed Management Officer at KAYONZA IRRIGATION AND INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (KIIWP2) (Deadline: 23 March 2023)
Position : Watershed Management Officer
a) About the position profile
Job title : Watershed Management Officer
Job level : 4.IV
Number of positions : One (1) position
Direct Supervisor : KIIWP Operations Manager
Duration : 1-year renewable performance-based contract with a 3 months’ probation
b) Education and Experience
At least a bachelor’s degree in Watershed management, Forestry, Soil Sciences, Sustainable natural resource management and water resources management
At least 5 years of experience in a similar job position
Excellent writing skills.
Strong coordination, networking and relationship building skills.
Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
Organised, punctual and detail oriented.
Fluent in English or French (reading, writing and speaking) with very good knowledge of • The second language (French or English). Fluent in Kinyarwanda.
Ability to work in team setting, taking initiatives and performing multiple tasks. • Proficient in use of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Able to travel to project sites.
Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
c) Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of KIIWP Operations Manager, the Access to Finance Specialist shall perform following responsibilities:
Initiate, lead and coordinate all activities aiming at implementing the already developed sub-catchment management plans
o Initiate, lead and coordinate all activities related to the operationalization of the grant window related to Natural Resources Management through community competition approach ( inteko y’imihigo)
o Lead all activities related to the establishment of sub-catchment committee at cell, sector and District level
o Strengthen the capacity of the sub-catchment committees
o Devise and support participatory land–husbandry implementation modalities by reviewing previous agro climatic zonation, climatic reports, topographic realities and land-husbandry studies at district level;
o Develop improved mechanisms, enumerate successful technologies and approaches and prepare strategy to be put in place for reinforcing comprehensive land-husbandry technologies within project site communities;
o In collaboration with the Project Agronomist, mobilize the project beneficiaries to form Land-husbandry Self-help Groups (LSGs) for the sustainability of land husbandry infrastructures;
o Work with LSGs participatory select appropriate practices and technologies for hillside land husbandry and integrated soil fertility management (including liming, etc.);
o Strategize, coordinate and guide successful community-based protection and management of project land husbandry infrastructures at district level ;
o Work with service providers and implementers to ensure adherence to Project approaches and community participation;
o Ensure that there is systematic technical supervision of the land husbandry works and provide overview for the firm responsible for supervision of such works;
o Integrate and guide the relevant staff of the District and sector in the delineation of the entire sub-watershed of the project site and boundaries of the water-source catchment, the command-area catchments and the command areas;
o Assist the project at district level to respond to the technical support requests from the Community-Based Groups (CBG), private operators, and other beneficiaries of the project in terms of watershed management issues;
o Liaise with the Environment and climate change specialist of the project for the successful implementation of watershed-based environmental management plans in the project site;
o Collaborate with the Project M&E staff in monitoring and enumerating the negative and positive impacts of farming systems on the watershed health (human and biophysical environment) and communicate such happenings to the Project Implementing Unit (PIU) for up-scaling (if positive) and mitigating (if negative);
o Assisting in reviewing technical feasibility of subprojects during project review process, with particular emphasis on sub-catchment management related matters; and
o Carry out any other duties within the position responsibilities assigned by the Operations manager;
o Sub-catchment management plans are well implemented and monitored
o Grant for Natural resources management is effectively and efficiently operationalized
o Self-help groups within the land areas treated with different land husbandry techniques are formed and strengthened to sustainably manage the LH infrastructures
- Bachelor’s Degree in water resources management5 Years of relevant experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Watersheds Management5 Years of relevant experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry,5 Years of relevant experience
- Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resources Management5 Years of relevant experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Soil sciences5 Years of relevant experience
Competency and Key Technical Skills
- Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
- Client/citizen focus
- Commitment to continuous learning
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