Kenya Community Forestry Expert Job in Kenya

Kenya Community Forestry Expert, Forestry/Community Based Natural Resource Management, Nairobi, Kenya

Closing date:  20 Dec 2012

Management Systems International

Company Profile

Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. 
MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. 
Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. 
It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. 
Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. 
For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project/Proposal Summary:


USAID/Kenya’s Agriculture, Business and Environment Office (ABEO) intends to undertake a performance evaluation of its cooperative agreement (CA) to Institute for Environmental Innovation (I4EI) – and its sub-agreement holder Catholic Relief Services (CRS) – to work in a Global Development Alliance with its private sector partner, Clean Air Action Corporation (CAAC). Although the project is beyond its chronological midpoint, the evaluation is intended as a “mid-term” performance evaluation.

Position Summary: 

The Kenya Community Forestry Expert will be responsible for balancing the international perspectives of the other team members with the political, social, and economic realities of Kenyan farm families.

The position is expected to begin in January and the assignment is lasting approximately 1 month.

This is a local position. Only Kenyan Nationals are eligible to apply.


Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in all meetings, under the direction of the Team Leader; 
  • Contribute to all analyses and debriefings; 
  • Assess the political, social, and economic realities of Kenyan farm families; 
  • Contribute to report drafting.
Qualifications: 
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in Kenya’s forestry sector;
  • Three years of experience in community forestry and related programs; 
  • Have an excellent grasp of issues related to rural development and gender in Kenya; 
  • Experience working on evaluations; 
  • Exposure to forestry initiatives outside Kenya is a plus; 
  • Fluent in spoken English and Kiswahili.
How to apply:

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com/careers.



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