Extension Officer Position Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Green Belt Movement

Organization Summary

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is a non-governmental organization founded in Kenya in 1977 by Professor Wangari Maathai. The Movement’s work focuses on conserving the environment by empowering rural women and communities through environmental education, supporting conservation and climate change mitigation activities in Kenya, and creating livelihood safety-nets at household level.

Position Summary

To implement GBM’s project(s) in the identified project areas.

  • Duration: One-year renewable contract
  • Location: Makueni County

Duties and responsibilities

  • Promote sustainable land management and climate-resilient production practice on-farm and on the riparian reserves;
  • Support in the review and development of training materials and modules for food security, livelihoods and resilience initiatives;
  • Establish specific capacity building methodologies for effective delivery and sustainability of project interventions;
  • Mobilize rural communities in Makueni County to form tree nursery groups or take part in tree planting and any other activities as per GBM’s project requirements;
  • Plan and administer training and capacity building of tree nursery groups on the best nursery management and seedling production methods;
  • Provide technical support for the successful implementation of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) activities;
  • Follow up, map and keep track of all the tree nursery groups, households and planted sites in the project area;
  • Train groups and farmers on FMNR, climate smart agriculture, sustainable energy options, soil and water conservation;
  • Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all project activities;
  • Provide monthly progress reports on the project implementation as required;
  • Attend the regular weekly and monthly planning meetings as called upon; and
  • Perform any other duties as delegated.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree in Natural Resource Management, Business Administration, Community Development, Project Management or related field;
  • At least 3 years of experience in implementing environmental and/or development-related programs;
  • Knowledge and experience in gender mainstreaming and social inclusion is an added advantage;
  • Must have good understanding of the different systems of extension or field work delivery;
  • Ability to engage with local communities, partners and government authorities;
  • Good organization, analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to ride a motorbike is an added advantage;
  • Excellent English and Swahili communication skills (oral and written);
  • Excellent computer skills

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and CV in one document outlining your suitability to: jobs@greenbeltmovement.org by 23 April 2023 with the subject line Extension Officer Application. Your cover letter should also include your current and expected gross salary. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.