Agriculture Field Officer x4
Website Company Name: Biocarbon Partners
BCP is a leading African REDD+ Developer and conservation organization which seeks to sustainably finance wildlife and habitat conservation through the forest carbon markets. BCP’s mission is “making conservation of wildlife habitat valuable to people”. We work with Community and Government partners to help improve the conservation management of over 1 million hectares of globally significant wildlife habitats in Zambia, benefiting over 225,000 people.
BCP is seeking to recruit dynamic individuals as Agriculture Field Officers x 4 to be based in Livingstone x1, Kaoma x1, Lufwanyama x1 & Kasempa x1. This role is responsible for increasing food production and nutrition security in the Kafue-Zambezi Community Forest Project partner Chiefdoms. This role needs to contribute to getting KZ Project to be ready for Verification by 2026. The role is responsible for improving incomes of household around KZ Project Areas in Livingstone, Sesheke, Kaoma, Lufwanyama and Kasempa sectors by sustainably growing enough crops for subsistence and excess surplus sales. The Agriculture Field Officers have a key role in engagement by communicating to communities that these livelihood investments are a result of protecting the community forests through REDD+ Project. The link between BCP’s Agricultural program and REDD+ has to be 100% clear to the beneficiaries. The role reports to The Senior Agriculture Officer.
STUFF WE’LL TRUST YOU WITH.
Partnerships with GRZ, NGOs, and other partners to scale up Climate Smart land preparation, planting, irrigation and harvesting within Livingstone, Sesheke, Kaoma, Lufwanyama and Kasempa sectors.
Technical support to partners and communities to maximize yields and household security among communities living adjacent to the Community Forests.
Improvements in food and nutrition security and household incomes for 2275 households in each of the sectors.
Catalyzing Livingstone, Sesheke, Kaoma, Lufwanyama and Kasempa sector farmers’ sales and marketing of surplus crops.
To Up scale the promotion and adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture practices aimed at reducing agriculture land expansion while increasing crop yields.
Introduce diversification of drought and flood resistant crops (e.g. Millet, Sorghum and Cassava).
Plan and direct development and production of hybrid plant varieties with high yield or disease and insect resistant characteristics that are area specific and do well in Livingstone, Sesheke, Kaoma, Lufwanyama and Kasempa sectors.
To effectively communicate internally & externally following the BOB ‘breakthroughs & blockages’ principle.
Actively contributing to communications efforts i.e. slack, blogs, images and facebook updates.
ALLIANCE BUILDERS WANTED.
Qualifications in a related field such a Certificate or Diploma from any agricultural college.
Minimum 3 years’ relevant work experience required in an agricultural sector.
Computer skills and full command of Microsoft applications required.
Demonstrates integrity, fairness, and cultural sensitivity, and adaptability.
Strong commitment to achieving goals laid out by the company.
Establish strong leadership skills in the form of resourcefulness, initiative, and maturity of judgment.
Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment.
Candidate must be innovative and develop techniques for conservation farming.
Ability to work and cope in a stressful environment with tight deadlines.
Ability to motivate a team to achieve a common goal.
STUFF YOU’LL TELL PEOPLE AT PARTIES.
Helping to conserve over 565 million trees, and with close to 7 million tons of carbon emissions reduced to date, both BCP implemented REDD+ Projects have been verified against the Verified Carbon Standard, the world’s leading voluntary Greenhouse Gas program. In 2021, the LZRP is the only project in Africa to receive 8 consecutive verifications and only the second in the World to achieve this! While it is also Africa’s first CCBA Triple Gold Project, with ‘Gold’ level verification against all three categories of the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard (CCBA) for its exceptional climate change impacts and community and biodiversity benefits. The LCFP has achieved CCBA Triple Gold Validation for exceptional community impact. Awarded Best Individual Offsetting Project and Impact Monitoring Report in the World in the Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon Markets Ranking 2021, and ranked in the top 0.5% of B Corps globally 2021, BCP offers carbon offsets with World class benefits. Under our 30 – Cubed goal, by 2030, BCP is set to deliver on our goal of avoiding 30 million tons of emissions annually, benefitting 3 million people, and partnering with communities across 30 million acres of globally significant wildlife habitat.
WE EVEN DO BENEFITS DIFFERENTLY.
As an equal opportunity employer, a competitive salary will be offered, plus training, plus the potential for performance bonuses, plus health benefits, plus a great work culture, plus career growth, plus working with a diverse and committed team. Candidates interested in joining an innovative and high-performance team, and working towards doing amazing things in conservation technology and livelihoods, please send a CV, a cover letter, 3 reference contacts and anything else that makes your application stand out by email to [email protected] with Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) and town applying for in the subject line. Please also send anything else that will help your application stand out.
Applications are accepted from 14th April 2023 until the position is filled.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
If an applicant receives no response within a 30-day period, they should consider their application unsuccessful.
To apply for this job email your details to Jobs@biocarbonpartners.com
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