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  • Status: Application Closed

    Deadline: 13 November, 2020

    1. INTRODUCTION

    The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) was founded in 1995 with the mission “To enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources through the promotion of collaborative conservation action for nature and people”. ARCOS is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee in the UK and has offices in Kampala (Uganda) and Kigali (Rwanda). In collaboration with Rwanda Forestry Authority (RFA), ARCOS is implementing a 20-years project on “Building Resilience to Climate Change and Sustainable Livelihoods in Rwanda’s Agro-systems (Agroforestry for Livelihoods Project)”, with support from the Livelihoods Funds. The project covers three landscapes in Rulindo District (Cyohoha, Muyanza and Yanze Landscapes) and one landscape of Bugesera District (Bugesera Landscape). It is in this framework that ARCOS is advertising the positions of Community Extensions Officer and Tree Nursery Managers as described below.


    2. COMMUNITY EXTENSION OFFICERS (15 positions) 


     2.1. Main duties (Reporting to Landscape Manager)


     •Provide advice and support to farmers and farmer community groups on tree planting and other 

    project activities including but not limited to sustainable agricultural land management;


    •Provide advice and expertise to support Tree Nursery Managers and Environmental Community Advisors;


    •Provide technical plans and reports to Landscape Manager and ARCOS Management when required;


    •Undertake data collection surveys based on set standards and up-to-date and provide information/evidence/data searches as required;


    •Liaise with farmers and landowners and provide follow-up information and advice when required;


    •Prepare the documentation to complete regular project reports on progress made as required;


    •Work closely with Landscape Manager and Project Team members to ensure project plan is delivered on time to agreed targets;


    •Represent ARCOS at meetings with stakeholders as directed by Management;


    •Undertake any other tasks commensurate to the position as directed.


    2.3.Job Requirements


    •At least BSc degree or equivalent in Forestry, Agriculture, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Rural Development or related field;


    •At least 2 years’ experience in in the field of community development and tree nursery related work;


    •An understanding of the community engagement at landscape level;


    •Experience of working and negotiating with local government officials, communities and other stakeholders; 


    •Working experience as community extension officer would be an added advantage; 


    •Good computer skills; and


    •Excellent oral and written communication skills in Kinyarwanda, English and French.



    3. TREE NURSERY MANAGERS (15 positions)



    3.1. Main duties (Reporting to Community Extension Officer)



    •To facilitate the farmers’ access to tree seedlings of different species including agroforestry, woodlots and fruit trees according to the project plan; 


    •The tree Nursery Manager will coordinate all tree nursery activities on a daily basis. 


    •To undertake effective delivery of tree nursery management activities in the assigned site according to the tree nursery development plan; 


    •To contribute to the development and implementation of the work plan of the tree nursery in reference to the project plan; 


    •To deliver monthly and quarterly technical reports timely;


    •To determine optimal growing conditions (weather, topography, soil type, drainage etc.) that affect seedlings growth; 


    •To contribute to the recruitment of the employees of the tree nursery, training of farmers on tree nursery development and maintenance to ensure the sustainability of the project;


    •To contribute to the selection of tree seeds to plant and grow depending on specific conditions of agricultural zone and objectives of the project; 


    •To monitor tree growth and report timely potential problems or threats to the health of the seedlings; 


    •To assist and support Community Extension Officer in community engagement, training and support as needed.




    3.2.Job Requirements


    •At least A2 or equivalent in Forestry, Agriculture, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, or related field;


    •At least two years of experience in tree nursery management, including grafting skills;


    •Good skills in fruit tree grafting;


    •Excellent personnel management skills;


    •Good skills in reporting;


    •Able to work with local community and local conditions; 


    •Very good communication and reporting skills; 


    •Able to speak Kinyarwanda, preferably with English or French; and


    •Resident of Bugesera or Rulindo District would be an added advantage. 



    4. SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS


    If your background, experience, competences and skills match the above specifications, please send your application cover letter and CV inclusive of at least two professional references. All applications should be submitted to Head of Finance and Administration (Email: jcnzabitura@arcosnetwork.org), with a copy to the Senior Programme Manager (Email: jntukamazina@arcosnetwork.org). Deadline for applications is 05.00 pm Kigali Time on November 13th, 2020. 



    Collaboration and diversity are our strengths. ARCOS Network is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on the requirements above. ARCOS Network reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time for whatever reason. Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates.  



     


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  • Status: Application Closed

    Deadline: 13 November, 2020

    1. INTRODUCTION

    The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) was founded in 1995 with the mission “To enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources through the promotion of collaborative conservation action for nature and people”. ARCOS is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee in the UK and has offices in Kampala (Uganda), and Kigali (Rwanda).  ARCOS is looking for a young dynamic Communications Officer to start as Intern with possibility to be confirmed for full position based on performance. 

    2. MAIN DUTIES (Reporting to the Head, Programme Development, Monitoring and Outreach)

    •Establish a strategic distribution network and target audience for ARCOS’ key products and materials.

    •Coordinate and participate in promotional activities and trade shows, working with advertisers, and production managers, to market ARCOS’ products and services

    •Maintain and keep updated ARCOS’ Contacts Management System

    •Work together with Programme team to design and distribute marketing and promotional materials to ensure proper products branding; 

    •Edit press releases, general audience articles, media background materials, and other materials to enrich and update ARCOS’ website;

    •Respond to comments and queries from our partners, followers, and supporters from different channels (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc.)

    •Work closely with the GIS and Knowledge Management Officer to support the production of ARCOS Newsletters, the updating of ARCOS’ website, updating of ARCOS’ Biodiversity Information System (ARBIMS) and archiving of various ARCOS’ resources including hard copies and other forms of electronic information.


    3. JOB REQUIREMENTS

    •Background in environmental conservation communications, Environmental Journalism, Communications or other related field.

    •Experience of representing an organisation to key supporters, funders and stakeholders. 

    •Being able to use a computer with excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications, familiarity with Graphic Design Software such as Adobe’s Creative Cloud Applications.

    •Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and/or French. Being bilingual would be an added value

    •Committed to NGO development and non-profit work and sound management of time and other allocated resources;

    •Ability to work long hours, to travel or relocate to other location for the benefit of the organisation; 

    4. SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS

    If your background, experience, competences and skills match the above specifications, please send your application cover letter and CV inclusive of at least two professional references. All applications should be submitted to Head of Finance and Administration (Email: jcnzabitura@arcosnetwork.org), with copy to Senior Programme Manager (Email: jntukamazina@arcosnetwork.org). Deadline of applications is 05.00 pm Kigali Time on November 13, 2020. For further information, please visit ARCOS Network website at www.arcosnetwork.org. 

    5. Collaboration and diversity are our strengths. ARCOS Network is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on the requirements above. ARCOS Network reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time for whatever reason. Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. 


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  • Status: Application Closed

    Deadline: 20 March, 2020


    1. INTRODUCTION

     

    The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS Network) was founded in 1995 with the mission “To enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources through the promotion of collaborative conservation action for nature and people”. ARCOS is registered charity and company limited by guarantee in the UK and has offices in Kampala (Uganda), and Kigali (Rwanda) We are looking for a dynamic young experienced professional to support the Operations Management in the organisation.

     

    2. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE OPERATIONS MANAGER:

     

    · Support Head of Finance and Administration to elaborate and implement Procurement Plan of the organisation.

    · Prepare, file and publish information tender related documents such as procurement plan, bidding documents and invitation to bidders,

    · Organize, keep record, budget for and ensure proper maintenance of fixed asset and no-fixed asset.

    · Work closely with project managers and project coordinators to identify and execute logistics needs for the projects.

    · Make and update the organisation inventory and monitor its amortisation

    · Support Head of Finance and Administration in human resource management including processing and follow up of recruitment and appointment of staff, arrange induction for new staff among others

    · Perform any other duties as assigned by line manager


    3. REQUIREMENTS

     

    At least Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting with 2 years of relevant working experience in procurement, Human Resource management, logistics or supply chain management.

    If you are interested in this position and your background, experience, competences and skills match the above specifications, please send your application cover letter with CV inclusive at least three professional references, your degree and experience certificate (s). The application should be addressed to the Executive Director and submitted in sealed hard copies to ARCOS Network, Kigali Office, KN14 Avenue, No 47, Kimihurura, Kigali, or submitted electronically to Email: ybigengimana@arcosnetwork.org, Tel: +250 788 659 278.

    Deadline of applications is on 20th March 2020 at 5:00 pm Kigali Time. 

    ARCOS Network values diversity and strives to promote gender equality. Therefore, we explicitly invite women qualified in this field to apply. We are also actively supporting a satisfying work-life-balance and are thus creating ideal environments for people to reach their full potentials.

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  • Status: Application Closed

    Deadline:  25 January, 2018

    1. INTRODUCTION

    The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS Network) is a a regional non- profit organization with over 20 years of experience in environmental conservation and sustainable development work in the Albertine Rift region, Africa Great Lakes and African Mountains. ARCOS’ mission is “To enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources through the promotion of collaborative conservation action for nature and people”. ARCOS has programmes extending in the Albertine Rift region, Africa Great Lakes and African Mountains. ARCOS’ work is built around 3 pillars: 1) we facilitate networking with local, national and international players to enhance sustainable development through information and experience sharing; 2) we empower our network through capacity building, policy dialogue and engagement when implementing our work; and 3) We Act on the ground through an integrated landscape approach focusing mainly on protecting biodiversity and enhancing ecosystem services, promoting sustainable livelihoods and resilience to climate change though over 30 Nature Based Community Enterprises (NBCEs). 

    ARCOS is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of Finance and Administration Officer in Kigali office. Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager, the successful candidate will be expected to assist in the implementation of ARCOS’ financial and administrative activities in the region and primarily in Rwanda. 

    2. APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

    Candidates are requested to submit electronic documents (soft copy) listed below: 

    a. Motivation letter 

    b. Curriculum vitae  

    c. Three referees


    All documents should be submitted not later than 25th January 2018 by email addressed to ARCOS’ Finance and Administration Manager at bmukansoro@arcosnetwork.org.


    For further details, please find the Terms of References (ToRs) through the link below (Visit the website). Or you can contact also Finance and Administration Manager on the email above.


    ARCOS Network values diversity and strives to promote gender equality. Therefore, we explicitly invite women qualified in this field to apply. We are also actively supporting a satisfying work-life-balance and are thus creating ideal environments for people to reach their full potentials.

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