Timber Value Chain Adviser (International)

Kenya, East Africa

Description

Support and develop all Programme activities in timber value chain development including development of forest management as well as SMEs along forest value chain

Support liaison with County Government as well as developing their capabilities in service delivery in forestry

Facilitate development of farm forestry including; service delivery arrangements, organisational strengthening as well as wood marketing mechanisms

Assess together with CTA and Forest Management and Value Chain Expert potential service providers, develop service delivery models, select service providers as well as develop TORs and contractual arrangements

Facilitate strengthening of CFAs

Facilitate appropriate legal support as necessary based on demand of tree growers during implementation of harvesting and marketing

Liaise and coordinate with outsourced service providers and farmers/communities to ensure a consistent understanding and implementation of the overall forest utilization and market approach and activities

Support selected practical actions such as facilitation of buyers contracts and linkages with forest processing enterprises and other relevant institutions

Qualifications required

Only the experts meeting the set criteria will be shortlisted and contacted.

MSc Forest economics, Forest Management, Natural resources economics, natural resources management or other relevant discipline. Fluency in both spoken and written English.

Professional experience required

10 years’ experience in technical areas relevant to the assignment

Working experience in commercial forestry and particularly timber-based value chain- and SME development including economic analysis and feasibility studies

Experience in development of producer organisations and community/village level associations

Demonstrated capacity to facilitate participatory multi-stakeholder processes in commercial forestry operations

Proven experience in working alongside smalls scale tree growers and local communities as resource managers or local entrepreneurs

Experience in setting up service provision models and PPPs

Experience in Results Based Management

Duration

2 years

Commencement

3/2018

Deadline For Applications

2017-12-31

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