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 Job Opportunities at Vi Agroforestry, Programme Officers

 Job Opportunities at Vi Agroforestry, Programme

 Job Opportunities at Vi Agroforestry, Programme Officers

Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen) is a Swedish development cooperation organisation, fighting poverty and working with sustainable agriculture and land management through agroforestry – growing trees alongside crops and livestock. We do this together with small-holder farming families and farmers’ organisations in four countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda). Agroforestry provides increased access to food, access to sustainable energy sources and more income. Agroforestry also contributes to the mitigation of climate change and protects against the negative effects of climate change.Vi Agroforestry is currently in a major restructuring and relocation process and is now recruiting four Programme Officers to our new Country Office in Dar es Salaam.

Main responsibilities of the Roles

The Programme Officers will support the day-to-day management of our programmes and implementation of the programs’ policies and processes.

They will provide technical support and oversight of implementing partners to execute, manage and monitor their projects effectively, particularly for coordination of programme activities, capacity development to local partners and M&E activities.

One of the Programme Officers will coordinate our Plan Vivo Carbon Offset Project in combination with technical support to our Smallholder Coffee Development Project (CODE-P).

Teamwork is important for Vi Agroforestry and the Programme Team will work close to the Administration Team. The four Programme Officers will complement each other and provide technical expertise, support and be focal spoke persons in one or moreof the following respective areas:


Environment, Climate Change and Resilience (ECC)

Participatory Monitoring, Reporting and Learning (PMRL)


Gender, Children and Youth

Do no Harm and Conflict Sensitivity

Carbon sequestration technology

Business Development (agricultural value chain expertise)

Resource Mobilisation and Aid Effectiveness

Communication and Innovation

About the preferred Candidate

You are an environmentalist and have a strong interest in environmental management, agroforestry/ecologicalagriculture, or related fields

You are a person of high integrity

Able to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner

Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork, and cooperation

Result-oriented and self-motivated

Able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced and changing environment

Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision

Able to cope with stressful situations

Willing and able to travel

Ability to multi-task with tight deadlines/schedules and attention to details

Ability to work independently and as a team as well as high degree of flexibility

 Required qualifications and Skills

We are searching for Program Officers with one or more of the following qualifications:

Preferably an advanced degree in ecological agriculture/agroforestry, environmental management or other relevant disciplines and a minimum of five years of relevant and professional work experience

Preferably an advanced degree in PMERL and/or Business Development or other relevant disciplines and a minimum of five years of relevant and professional work experience

Strong understanding and practical experience of planning, monitoring and evaluation methods commonly used in development cooperation

Experience in Civil Society Development Cooperation

Strong conceptual and theoretical understanding of the rights-based approach

Experience in execution of double and triple Nexus projects

Proven experience in Resource Mobilisation

Proven experience in Communication and Innovation

Working experience in agricultural Business/Value Chain Development

Working experience from Carbon Offset Projects

Working experience from EU supported development programs/projects

Familiar with various web-based platforms

Excellent writing, research, communication, and interpersonal skills

Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Swahili

High level skills in report writing and presentations


Conversant with the concepts of Do No Harm and Conflict Sensitivity

Project Management certification

Experience in working in international teams

How to apply

Apply by uploading your CV and cover letter to IMPACTPOOL no later than Sunday the 13th of March 2022. Your application documents should be in English.

The employment is a fixed term contract position with a six months’ probation period. Start date 1st of May 2022.

We look forward to receiving your thoughtful application. Your time in preparing your application is much appreciated, however only appropriately qualified candidates of interest will be contacted.

Vi Agroforestry works actively with diversity and inclusion in the organisation. We welcome applicants regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnicity, religious belief, political opinion, national extraction, social origin, HIV/AIDS status, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, and/or trade union membership or activities.

For more information

Name of Recruiting Manager: Kent larsson [email protected]



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