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Location:Ethiopia (field work and lab)
INBAR Department:Global Programme, under the Inter-Africa Bamboo Smallholder Farmers Livelihood Development Programme
Report to:Programme Manager
Duration:April to December 2020. The fee for this consultancy of USD 30,000, inclusive of all taxes.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: EXPERIMENTATION AND TRIALS ON BAMBOO LEAVES AS ANIMAL FODDER IN ETHIOPIA. The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is seeking proposals from local research or academic institutions in Ethiopia to conduct experimentation and trials on animal and bamboo feed and fodder in the country. The objective of this assignment is to assess the nutritional composition or proximate analysis, the optimal feeding rate of bamboo leaves as fodder, and to determine the harvesting methods of bamboo leaves to maximise leaf production for wet and dry seasons. The assessment will consist of a literature review and the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods to collect both primary and secondary data. The selected institution is expected to execute the following tasks as part of this assignment and their associated interactions:
Specific Tasks
  • To determine and characterise the nutritional quality of bamboo fodder (different species – wet and dry season) compared to other feed sources
  • To evaluate the effects of supplementing bamboo fodder on feed intake, body weight gain, milk yield and milk compositions
  • To determine the consumption patterns and digestibility of bamboo fodder
  • To assess the growth and health (using haematological indicators and serum biochemistry) of experimental animal fed with bamboo leaves either as a sole feed or feed supplement
  • Undertake plant experimentation to evaluate different harvesting methods of bamboo leaves aimed at maximising fodder yield to development of women-friendly bamboo fodder management systems
  • To evaluate the profitability of bamboo leaves by employing partial budget analysis
Deliverables
  • A systemised and detailed report, no more than 30 pages which should include, inter alia:
  • Develop one publishable article in an international peer-review journal that covers the above-mentioned aspects (report);
  • Develop one training manual on bamboo feed and fodder.
Requirements
  • Must have state-of-the-art facilities, instruments and equipment for conducting fodder trials and animal trials, including a laboratory, enclosures, and weighing scales, among others
  • Must have researcher(s) with specialisation in animal feeds and nutrition or related discipline
  • Researcher(s) in this institution must demonstrate the relevant working experience of at least 8 years in animal feed and nutrition research at the national or international level
  • Researcher(s) in this institution must have the capability of conducting both lab and field-based experimentation on animals and feed
  • Researcher(s) in this institution be able to communicate fluently, in writing and orally, in English
  • Researcher(s) in this institution must have excellent drafting skills, strong quantitative and analytical skills
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 23 April 2020. All applications will be acknowledged; however, only shortlisted institutions will be contacted for further action.

Please send your cover letter, a proposal detailing the methodology and work plan as well Curriculum Vitae of the researcher(s) (in English) to hr@inbar.int; enacheampong@inbar.int and earo@inbar.int

Please indicate BAMBOO FODDER AND ANIMAL EXPERIMENTAL TRIALS in the email subject line.

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our website at: www.inbar.int

Location:Home-based position; field work in bamboo-growing areas of Vietnam
INBAR Department:Global Assessment of Bamboon and Rattan for green development (GABAR)
Report to:GABAR Coordinator and Senior Global Programme Officer
Duration:15 working days

Bamboos are an important species in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world whose use dates back thousands of years. Recent research highlights the role of bamboo forests in providing multiple ecosystem services (ES). However, there have been very few assessments of these ES due to lack of an appropriate framework and tools for evaluation. CIFOR and the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) have recently developed a framework for assessing ES from bamboo forests. INBAR is seeking a consultant to use this framework to assess ES from bamboo forests in Vietnam.
Objectives of the study
  • To deliver a better understanding of the services that bamboo forests can provide for human well-being
  • To raise clarity and awareness of the relative importance of bamboo forests to policymakers, investors and local communities
  • To support new opportunities to link bamboo forests with ES markets
  • To provide guidance for decision-makers in understanding user preferences and the relative value that people place on ecosystem services
  • To generate information for designing bamboo forests so as to maximise their contribution to local communities, broader society and the global environment
Responsibilities
  • Conduct systematic review of existing knowledge and relevant policies regarding ES from various type of land use
  • Review newly developed CIFOR-INBAR ‘Framework for assessing ecosystem services from bamboo forests’ [see link in the above summary] and apply this framework for carrying our this assignment
  • Select a suitable region in the country for study; the region should have a large bamboo forest area and diverse types of other forests and plantations (Nghe An province or Thanh Hoa province)
  • Identify and rank ES (maximum 10 services) that are most important for the region
  • Select appropriate methods for conducting the assessment in the region of the country
  • Quantify and qualify the values of ES where the information is available from literature and/or primary information
  • Assess ES that bamboo forests can perform more effective in the region
  • Compare ES from bamboo forests with that from other important land uses in the region such as natural forest, planted forest, agricultural crops and grassland
  • Produce a concise paper (maximum 10 pages) covering the following areas: objectives, methodology, results, comparison of ES from different types of land use, conclusions and recommendations onto how to incorporate ES into national policy framework.
Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in environmental sciences, forestry, natural resources or closely related technical field
  • Excellent knowledge of ES assessment and payment for ES
  • Familiar with PRA tools and exercises
  • Good knowledge and skills of qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Good writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient speaking and writing skills in English and Vietnamese
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 25 April 2020. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description and the filled application form (as attached) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please also indicate your expected fee in the cover letter (total cost including daily fee, travel, food and accommodation during the field interview). Please use “INBAR Job title — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our website at www.inbar.int

Location:Home-based position
INBAR Department:Global Assessment of Bamboon and Rattan for green development (GABAR)
Report to:GABAR Coordinator and Senior Global Programme Officer
Duration:25 working days (over a period of 4 months)

Farmer Field School (FFS) is an approach based on people-centred learning that consist of groups of farmers who get together to study a particular topic. Over many years and many part of the world, this form of experiential education has successfully promoted the uptake of sustainable agriculture practices. The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) has implemented many bamboo projects, which have adopted the FFS approach as a mean of imparting sustainable bamboo management practices and empowering farmers to secure land for bamboo activities. INBAR is seeking a consultant to prepare an FFS manual for bamboo management activities and its delivery system based on experience and lessons learned from various projects in Africa.  
Objective of the study
  • To prepare an FFS manual for bamboo management activities and its delivery system which describes clearly how to carry out bamboo activities with farmers in the field
Responsibilities
  • Conduct a review of global FFS practices, assessments, guidelines, manuals, including guidelines and manuals from FAO, GIZ, USAID, OXFARM
  • Review INBAR manuals for sustainable bamboo management and guidelines for bamboo management
  • Conduct conference calls with INBAR technical staff for documentation of each step implemented in the field and their lessons learned
  • Prepare the manual that describes clearly how to facilitate the learning-by-doing process, to engage with communities, and to apply PRA methods, tools and materials use in each activity: including introduction of bamboo, setting objectives, site selection, establishment of nurseries, planting, maintenance, sustainable harvesting, and business management of seedling/nurseries delivery system
Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in environmental sciences, forestry, natural resources or closely related technical field
  • Good experience in participatory approach, engagement of communities and facilitation of learning-by-doing activities
  • Good knowledge of FFS
  • Excellent knowledge of PRA tools and exercises
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of bamboo, nursery and plantation establishment and management will be advantage
  • Proficient spoken and written English
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 25 April, 2020. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description and the filled application form (as attached) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please also indicate your expected fee in the cover letter. Please use “INBAR Job title — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our website at www.inbar.int

Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Director of Global Programmes for programmatic issues; Director of East Africa Regional Office for administrative issues
Duration:36 months, with six-month probation period. Salary ranging from EUR 5000 – 6000 per month (including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is seeking a highly capable Programme Manager for the execution of the second phase of the Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme. The Programme will be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with strong South-South and triangular cooperation linkages to China and the Netherlands. The goal of the programme is to develop inclusive and sustainable industrial and SME bamboo value chains in East Africa, to contribute to national efforts towards climate change mitigation and adaptation, and enhance livelihood opportunities, food security and environmental management in the region. The specific objectives of the programme are to:  (1) Develop pro-poor industry and SME value-chains, by scaling up the existing value chains and diversifying into new ones; (2) Restore and sustainably manage bamboo resources, with the aim to contribute to decreased deforestation, enhanced carbon sinks and increased climate resilience of ecosystem and livelihoods; (3) support the development of improved business environments, market development, and supportive policy and regulatory frameworks for increased public and private sector investment.  
Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for overall implementation and success of the programme, including setting and delivery of work plans and performance targets, managing the programme team and consultants
  • Be responsible for donor reporting including preparation of annual technical reports and final project completion reports in accordance with IATI guidelines
  • Lead the programme team of national coordinators, technical officers, communication and knowledge management specialist, financial officer and cashiers
  • Recruit, coordinate and supervise short-term consultants, liaise with programme partners in East Africa, as well as the Netherlands and China, to ensure all the activities are implemented in accordance with the programme’s result framework
  • Develop and maintain strong working relations with INBAR’s focal points, partners and stakeholders in the three beneficiary countries
  • Manage risks and bottlenecks arising out of programme implementation and undertake corrective measures to ensure its smooth implementation
  • Provide technical and administrative support to the programme team as well as to strategic partners during the execution of the programme and the development of complementary activities contributing to the achievement of the results proposed
  • Work closely with the INBAR Global Programme, Communications, and Membership Affairs teams to synthesise and share results and knowledge developed over the programme
  • Provide policy support, and scaling up strategies to beneficiary countries that identify and support best practices on developing bamboo industrial value-chains
  • Coordinate, oversee and develop training materials and extension programmes in English and local languages
  • Provide technical support for national coordinators, field and partner extension staff member on bamboo nursery, plantation, sustainable management, SME and industrial bamboo value chain development, supply-chain, guidelines and standards development, institution development, etc
  • Design, develop and coordinate public awareness on bamboo value-chains and author peer-reviewed scientific publications, presentations and reports
  • Establish strong financial monitoring of the programme in cooperation with INBAR’s Finance team
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested by the supervisors
Requirements
  • A minimum of 10 years’ proven work experience managing and implementing large scale livelihood and environment development projects, preferably with working experience in the East Africa region
  • At least 5+ years experience in an advanced management role
  • Proven leadership, time management, facilitation and organisational skills
  • Ability to coordinate and work with a large set of stakeholders
  • Expertise in natural resource management, including conducting resource assessments, land restoration, training, value chain development including SME and industrial value chains, policy development, guidelines and standards, investment promotion, and institution development
  • Strong knowledge of participatory-based approaches and community development
  • Proven proposal-writing experience
  • Outstanding working knowledge of change management principles and performance evaluation processes
  • Experience of bamboo value chains and East Africa will be highly valued
Education requirements
  • At least a Master’s degree in environmental science, natural resource management, rural development, agriculture or another related field.
Language requirements
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills. Amharic and Swahili language skills will be an asset.
Travel
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel in the three countries, as well as to other locations as required.
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2020. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description with  filled Application Form (as attached) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “Dutch-Sino Programme Manager — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int

Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Programme Manager
Duration:36 months, with six-month probation period. Salary range from EUR 1500 – 1700 per month (including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is seeking a highly capable Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist for the execution of the second phase of the Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme. The Programme will be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with strong South-South and triangular cooperation linkages to China and the Netherlands. The goal of the programme is to develop inclusive and sustainable industrial and SME bamboo value chains in East Africa, to contribute to national efforts towards climate change mitigation and adaptation, and enhance livelihood opportunities, food security and environmental management in the region. The specific objectives of the programme are to: (1) Develop pro-poor industry and SME value-chains, by scaling up the existing value chains and diversifying into new ones; (2) Restore and sustainably manage bamboo resources, with the aim to contribute to decreased deforestation, enhanced carbon sinks and increased climate resilience of ecosystem and livelihoods; (3) support the development of improved business environments, market development, and supportive policy and regulatory frameworks for increased public and private sector investment.
Responsibilities
  • Closely work with the Global Programme team and INBAR HQ communications team to develop and implement a communications and knowledge management strategy including systems for capturing, organising, disseminating information and lessons learnt to all stakeholders
  • Plan, coordinate and execute disseminate the actions and achievements of the programme at the local level in the three beneficiary countries, regional and international level, which increase interest in the sustainable use of bamboo. in line with the INBAR Corporate Communication Strategy
  • Support the Programme Manager in development of communication products – brochures, training materials, bulletins, technical reports, case studies, factsheets, business plans, awareness-raising materials, videos, images, graphics etc
  • Closely work with INBAR HQ communications team for sharing communications inforamtion news, stories, video, images, graphics etc.) for a wide publicity of the programme at INBAR website, social media, publications, public events for awareness-raising
  • Actively create content and manage and promote via INBAROfficial and Regional Office social media platforms
  • Strengthen the existing network of institutional contacts and civil society through the different communication channels to support the Programmes objectives
  • Establish close relationships with the communication teams of the strategic partners of the three countries implementing the programme to strengthen the implementation of the strategic communication plan
  • Closely work with the Programme Manager, National Coordinators and Technical Officers in each country to develop blogs, and other communication products
  • Develop systems and processes to enable program team and stakeholders to easily access and training and learning materials
  • Develop content and manage the Programme webpage in English in coordination with the INBAR HQ Communication Team
  • Strengthen the capacity of team members in the three countries to generate content, images and other communication products that amplify the work of communication of the project in general
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested by the supervisor
Requirements
  • A minimum five years of work experience in communication or related areas with sustainable development, natural resource management, rural development, or similar
  • Proven experience in the development, execution and assessment of communication strategies, participation in the generation and implementation of communication, awareness-raining campaigns, development of communication materials and management of social media networks
  • Technical knowledge of a wide range of software used in communications, such as image and video editing softward, social media scheduling platforms, Microsoft Office and graphics editing and design software
  • Experience in similar positions in international organisations will be desirable
Education requirements
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in fields related to communication, journalism or related field. A postgraduate degree and experience in forestry / non-timber forest productswill be valuable.
Language requirements
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills. Amharic and Swahili language skills will be an added advantage
Travel
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel to beneficiary countries, as well as to other places as required
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2020 or until a suitable candidate is identified. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description with  filled Application Form (as attached) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “Dutch-Sino: Communication and KM Specialist — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int

Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with frequent travel to project locations
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Programme Manager
Duration:12 months, with three-month probation period. Salary range from EUR 800 – 850 per month (including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is seeking a highly capable Technical Officer for the execution of the second phase of the Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme. The Programme will be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with strong South-South and triangular cooperation linkages to China and the Netherlands. The goal of the programme is to develop inclusive and sustainable industrial and SME bamboo value chains in East Africa, to contribute to national efforts towards climate change mitigation and adaptation, and enhance livelihood opportunities, food security and environmental management in the region. The specific objectives of the programme are to: (1) Develop pro-poor industry and SME value-chains, by scaling up the existing value chains and diversifying into new ones; (2) Restore and sustainably manage bamboo resources, with the aim to contribute to decreased deforestation, enhanced carbon sinks and increased climate resilience of ecosystem and livelihoods; (3) support the development of improved business environments, market development, and supportive policy and regulatory frameworks for increased public and private sector investment.
Responsibilities
  • Support the National Coordinator in the work plan preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Programme
  • Support the National Coordinator to establish strong linkages with the programme stakeholders, including line ministries and agencies, NGOs/CSOs, local leaders, associations, SMEs and industries, to ensure effective implementation of programme activities
  • Coordinate and provide support in undertaking assessments, surveys, and research activities
  • Actively coordinate with partners, other stakeholders for implementation and monitoring of field activities, and collate feedback on progress in implementation. S/he will also be responsible for assessing any potential risks and suggest mitigation measures
  • Provide technical support to communities, field and partner extension staff on bamboo nursery, plantations, sustainable management, supply-chain development, SME and industrial bamboo value chain development, community institution development, etc
  • Coordinate and provide support to project partners and beneficiaries in the establishment of common production and training centres, SMEs and industries
  • Support the design, development and coordination of public awareness campaigns on bamboo value-chains and bamboo based restoration
  • Support in providing inputs and preparation of various written outputs with respect to the field support aspects of the programme, e.g. background papers, analysis, technical field reports and studies, inputs to publications, progress reports, etc.
  • Support in identification of beneficiaries, design and coordinate training and capacity building activities, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Support and participate in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, INBAR personnel and stakeholders
  • Support National Coordinator and Programme Manager to develop training materials and extension programmes in English and local languages
  • Support the development of bamboo curricula in TVET institutions
  • Support the National Coordinator in liaison with standard development agencies and line ministries, to develop bamboo standards and certification mechanisms
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested by your supervisor.
Requirements
  • A minimum five years of proven work experience with non-timber forest products/forest-based livelihoods and environment development projects
  • At least 2+ years’ experience in similar position
  • Proven facilitation and organisational skills
  • Ability to coordinate and work with a large set of stakeholders
  • Expertise in one or more areas of natural resource management, including land restoration, training and capacity building, supply-chain development, SME and institution development
  • Strong knowledge of participatory-based approaches and community development
  • Working experience on bamboo value chains will be an added advantage
Education requirements
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, rural development agriculture or another related field
Language requirements
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
Travel
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel to field locations in Ethiopia and to other beneficiary countries in East Africa
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2020. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description with  filled Application Form (as attached) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “Dutch-Sino Technical Officer- Ethiopia: NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int

Location:Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel to project locations
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Programme Manager
Duration:12 months, with three-month probation period. Salary range from EUR 800 – 850 per month (including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is seeking a highly capable Technical Officer for the execution of the second phase of the Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme. The Programme will be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with strong South-South and triangular cooperation linkages to China and the Netherlands. The goal of the programme is to develop inclusive and sustainable industrial and SME bamboo value chains in East Africa, to contribute to national efforts towards climate change mitigation and adaptation, and enhance livelihood opportunities, food security and environmental management in the region. The specific objectives of the programme are to: (1) Develop pro-poor industry and SME value-chains, by scaling up the existing value chains and diversifying into new ones; (2) Restore and sustainably manage bamboo resources, with the aim to contribute to decreased deforestation, enhanced carbon sinks and increased climate resilience of ecosystem and livelihoods; (3) support the development of improved business environments, market development, and supportive policy and regulatory frameworks for increased public and private sector investment.
Responsibilities
  • Support the National Coordinator in the work plan preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Programme
  • Support the National Coordinator to establish strong linkages with the programme stakeholders, including line ministries and agencies, NGOs/CSOs, local leaders, associations, SMEs and industries, to ensure effective implementation of programme activities
  • Coordinate and provide support in undertaking assessments, surveys, and research activities
  • Actively coordinate with partners, other stakeholders for implementation and monitoring of field activities, and collate feedback on progress in implementation. S/he will also be responsible for assessing any potential risks and suggest mitigation measures
  • Provide technical support to communities, field and partner extension staff on bamboo nursery, plantations, sustainable management, supply-chain development, SME and industrial bamboo value chain development, community institution development, etc
  • Coordinate and provide support to project partners and beneficiaries in the establishment of common production and training centres, SMEs and industries
  • Support the design, development and coordination of public awareness campaigns on bamboo value-chains and bamboo based restoration
  • Support in providing inputs and preparation of various written outputs with respect to the field support aspects of the programme, e.g. background papers, analysis, technical field reports and studies, inputs to publications, progress reports, etc.
  • Support in identification of beneficiaries, design and coordinate training and capacity building activities, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Support and participate in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, INBAR personnel and stakeholders
  • Support National Coordinator and Programme Manager to develop training materials and extension programmes in English and local languages
  • Support the development of bamboo curricula in TVET institutions
  • Support the National Coordinator in liaison with standard development agencies and line ministries, to develop bamboo standards and certification mechanisms
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested by your supervisor.
Requirements
  • A minimum five years of proven work experience with non-timber forest products/forest-based livelihoods and environment development projects
  • At least 2+ years’ experience in similar position
  • Proven facilitation and organisational skills
  • Ability to coordinate and work with a large set of stakeholders
  • Expertise in one or more areas of natural resource management, including land restoration, training and capacity building, supply-chain development, SME and institution development
  • Strong knowledge of participatory-based approaches and community development
  • Working experience on bamboo value chains will be an added advantage
Education requirements
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, rural development agriculture or another related field
Language requirements
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
Travel
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel to field locations in Ethiopia and to other beneficiary countries in East Africa
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2020. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description with  filled Application Form (as attached) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “Dutch-Sino Technical Officer- Kenya: NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int

Location:Kampala, Uganda, with frequent travel to project locations
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Programme Manager
Duration:12 months, with three-month probation period. Salary range from EUR 800 – 850 per month (including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is seeking a highly capable Technical Officer for the execution of the second phase of the Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme. The Programme will be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with strong South-South and triangular cooperation linkages to China and the Netherlands. The goal of the programme is to develop inclusive and sustainable industrial and SME bamboo value chains in East Africa, to contribute to national efforts towards climate change mitigation and adaptation, and enhance livelihood opportunities, food security and environmental management in the region. The specific objectives of the programme are to: (1) Develop pro-poor industry and SME value-chains, by scaling up the existing value chains and diversifying into new ones; (2) Restore and sustainably manage bamboo resources, with the aim to contribute to decreased deforestation, enhanced carbon sinks and increased climate resilience of ecosystem and livelihoods; (3) support the development of improved business environments, market development, and supportive policy and regulatory frameworks for increased public and private sector investment.
Responsibilities
  • Support the National Coordinator in the work plan preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Programme
  • Support the National Coordinator to establish strong linkages with the programme stakeholders, including line ministries and agencies, NGOs/CSOs, local leaders, associations, SMEs and industries, to ensure effective implementation of programme activities
  • Coordinate and provide support in undertaking assessments, surveys, and research activities
  • Actively coordinate with partners, other stakeholders for implementation and monitoring of field activities, and collate feedback on progress in implementation. S/he will also be responsible for assessing any potential risks and suggest mitigation measures
  • Provide technical support to communities, field and partner extension staff on bamboo nursery, plantations, sustainable management, supply-chain development, SME and industrial bamboo value chain development, community institution development, etc
  • Coordinate and provide support to project partners and beneficiaries in the establishment of common production and training centres, SMEs and industries
  • Support the design, development and coordination of public awareness campaigns on bamboo value-chains and bamboo based restoration
  • Support in providing inputs and preparation of various written outputs with respect to the field support aspects of the programme, e.g. background papers, analysis, technical field reports and studies, inputs to publications, progress reports, etc.
  • Support in identification of beneficiaries, design and coordinate training and capacity building activities, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Support and participate in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, INBAR personnel and stakeholders
  • Support National Coordinator and Programme Manager to develop training materials and extension programmes in English and local languages
  • Support the development of bamboo curricula in TVET institutions
  • Support the National Coordinator in liaison with standard development agencies and line ministries, to develop bamboo standards and certification mechanisms
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested by your supervisor.
Requirements
  • A minimum five years of proven work experience with non-timber forest products/forest-based livelihoods and environment development projects
  • At least 2+ years’ experience in similar position
  • Proven facilitation and organisational skills
  • Ability to coordinate and work with a large set of stakeholders
  • Expertise in one or more areas of natural resource management, including land restoration, training and capacity building, supply-chain development, SME and institution development
  • Strong knowledge of participatory-based approaches and community development
  • Working experience on bamboo value chains will be an added advantage
Education requirements
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, rural development agriculture or another related field
Language requirements
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
Travel
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel to field locations in Ethiopia and to other beneficiary countries in East Africa
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2020. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description with  filled Application Form (as attached) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “Dutch-Sino Technical Officer- Uganda: NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int

Location:Nairobi, Kenya
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:National Coordinator, Kenya
Duration:12 months, with three-month probation period. Salary range from EUR 300 – EUR 350 per month (including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is seeking a highly capable Cashier for the execution of the second phase of the Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme. The Programme will be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with strong South-South and triangular cooperation linkages to China and the Netherlands. The goal of the programme is to develop inclusive and sustainable industrial and SME bamboo value chains in East Africa, to contribute to national efforts towards climate change mitigation and adaptation, and enhance livelihood opportunities, food security and environmental management in the region. The specific objectives of the programme are to: (1) Develop pro-poor industry and SME value-chains, by scaling up the existing value chains and diversifying into new ones; (2) Restore and sustainably manage bamboo resources, with the aim to contribute to decreased deforestation, enhanced carbon sinks and increased climate resilience of ecosystem and livelihoods; (3) support the development of improved business environments, market development, and supportive policy and regulatory frameworks for increased public and private sector investment.
Responsibilities
  • Maintain and operate INBAR-KEFRI bank account and petty cash (bank deposits and withdrawals, receipt and payment of petty cash, and maintenance of records)
  • Maintain daily accounts of Dutch-Sino-East Africa project in Excel spreadsheet, including advance payments and daily expenses
  • Receive, check and update the expenses against advance payments
  • Collect receipts from the project countries and maintain the details of advance payment and expenditure
  • Provide quarterly financial report and submit to financial officer on approval of Programme Manager along with scanned receipts
  • Support National Coordinator in preparation of advance requests on a quarterly basis
  • Maintain files for all the documents, including original receipts and financial reports
  • Keep records of office equipment, goods and materials
  • Support National Coordinator for daily work such as meeting scheduling, appointments, procurement etc.
  • Support to organise and coordinate events (meetings, conferences, trainings, workshops, exchange visits) including travel arrangements, logistics etc.
  • Any other official tasks as assigned by the National Coordinator and Programme Manager
Requirements
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in similar positions
  • Good IT skills with excellent command of MS Excel
  • Proven file management and documentation skills
  • Strong communication and time management skills
Education requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance and or another related field
Language requirements
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2020. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description with  filled Application Form (as attached) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “Dutch-Sino:Cashier:Kenya — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int

Location:Kampala, Uganda
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:National Coordinator, Uganda
Duration:12 months, with three-month probation period. Salary range from EUR 300 – EUR 350 per month (including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is seeking a highly capable Cashier for the execution of the second phase of the Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme. The Programme will be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with strong South-South and triangular cooperation linkages to China and the Netherlands. The goal of the programme is to develop inclusive and sustainable industrial and SME bamboo value chains in East Africa, to contribute to national efforts towards climate change mitigation and adaptation, and enhance livelihood opportunities, food security and environmental management in the region. The specific objectives of the programme are to: (1) Develop pro-poor industry and SME value-chains, by scaling up the existing value chains and diversifying into new ones; (2) Restore and sustainably manage bamboo resources, with the aim to contribute to decreased deforestation, enhanced carbon sinks and increased climate resilience of ecosystem and livelihoods; (3) support the development of improved business environments, market development, and supportive policy and regulatory frameworks for increased public and private sector investment.
Responsibilities
  • Maintain and operate INBAR-KEFRI bank account and petty cash (bank deposits and withdrawals, receipt and payment of petty cash, and maintenance of records)
  • Maintain daily accounts of Dutch-Sino-East Africa project in Excel spreadsheet, including advance payments and daily expenses
  • Receive, check and update the expenses against advance payments
  • Collect receipts from the project countries and maintain the details of advance payment and expenditure
  • Provide quarterly financial report and submit to financial officer on approval of Programme Manager along with scanned receipts
  • Support National Coordinator in preparation of advance requests on a quarterly basis
  • Maintain files for all the documents, including original receipts and financial reports
  • Keep records of office equipment, goods and materials
  • Support National Coordinator for daily work such as meeting scheduling, appointments, procurement etc.
  • Support to organise and coordinate events (meetings, conferences, trainings, workshops, exchange visits) including travel arrangements, logistics etc.
  • Any other official tasks as assigned by the National Coordinator and Programme Manager
Requirements
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in similar positions
  • Good IT skills with excellent command of MS Excel
  • Proven file management and documentation skills
  • Strong communication and time management skills
Education requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance and or another related field
Language requirements
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2020. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description with  filled Application Form (as attached) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “Dutch-Sino:Cashier:Uganda— NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int