Timber Value Chain Adviser (International)
Kenya, East Africa
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 requiredOnly 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
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