Senior Field Technician

Center for International Forestry Research

Kigali, Rwanda

The Senior Field Technician will implement work for trees for landscape restoration project in Kayonza and Nyagatare districts in Rwanda.

Duties and responsibilities:

Conduct farmer mobilization and recruitment to participate in seedling production, and agroforestry/tree planting work to achieve set targets:

  • Recruit lead farmers, liaise with extension staff and engage other project participants.
  • Initiate and supervise diverse tree seedling production work in collaboration with local tree nurseries per set targets.
  • Organize training on tree nurseries, seedlings production & care, tree planting& management, smart and conservation agriculture practices and gender main streaming and transformation.

Conduct seedlings distribution and planting activities across farmer fields:

  • By following up and collecting field data on tree seedling establishment: survival, growth performance, and gapping measures.
  • Supporting overall project field implementation work, data collection, field visits, supplies requisition, meetings, reviews, and monitoring surveys.
  • Preparation of detailed monthly work reports. 

Promotion of high value drought-tolerant crops:

  • By conducting procurement processes for crop seeds (legumes crops, pineapple, cucurbits, fodder).
  • Identification of farmers who will plant the crops.
  • Data collection on planted crops.

Project monitoring, data collection and back stopping:

  • Disseminate project information and technical bulletins.
  • Attend collaborators meeting in consultation with supervisors.
  • Disseminate project information across implementation sites.

Education, knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either agroforestry, forestry, natural resource management, horticulture related fields.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda.
  • At least 5 years hands-on field experience in implementing large agroforestry or forestry projects with data gathering requirements.