Mercy Corps Jobs Vacancies 2018 for Natural Resource Management Technical Specialist

Mercy Corps Jobs Vacancies 2018 for Natural Resource Management Technical Specialist

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Mercy Corps Jobs Vacancies 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

Mercy Corps Jobs Vacancies 2018

Mercy Corps is an International Humanitarian organization operating Water and Sanitation, Economic Development, Livelihoods, Capacity Building, Emergency Response, Health and Nutrition, and similar sectors in the regions of SNNPR, Somali, Oromia, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. Mercy Corps works with communities, public and private sectors to implement appropriate relief, recovery and development interventions. Mercy Corps Ethiopia invites motivated and qualified candidates to apply for the following vacant position.

Position Title:  Natural Resource Management Technical Specialist 

Duty Station:  Arba Minch, SNNPR state

Post Position: one


Under the direction of BRACED-X Project Coordinator, the specialist filling this position will be responsible for working with program teams, communities, and local government agencies in the sound implementation of natural resource management, rangeland restoration and rehabilitation, climate change adaptation and alternative livelihood activities. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring quality technical implementation and coordination around the NRM, DRM, Climate information communication and Livelihood Adaptation related activities as per established work plans, guidelines and direction.

The NRM technical specialist will design plans and provide guidance on the most appropriate techniques for rehabilitation and restoration of natural resource areas, as identified through appropriate participatory assessment processes and community agreements.   The NRM technical specialist will consider multi-community access, use and management patterns in identification and guiding implementation of appropriate NRM techniques.  The NRM technical specialist will work in close with Market systems development specialist and woreda assistant officers to ensure that all activities are implemented in a manner sensitive to the context, and according to principles and guidelines set forth by the program team in partnership with local partners and communities.  The NRM technical specialist will further work closely with local government offices, established cooperatives and committees to ensure that all NRM activities are implemented in according with agreements and bylaws developed by local communities.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Main responsibility:

§  Conduct participatory land and resource surveys in proposed project areas, including all sites proposed by local communities for rehabilitation

§  Survey and/or document indigenous land management and restoration mechanisms

§  Propose appropriate natural resource rehabilitation activities and plans based on technical surveys and community assessments, considering indigenous knowledge, social criteria and multi-community needs

§  Develop concept notes for proposed activities with oversight of project coordinator and implement as per agreed timeframes.

§  Work with assistant project officers in each woreda to apply participatory natural resource management to enhance ecosystem resilience, and support program team in conducting community mobilization accordingly.

§  Work closely and coordinate with local community and government institutional structures, and particularly Agriculture offices, Rangeland and watershed committees, Early Warning Committees, and other climate information radio listening groups in the identification and oversight of all NRM related activities.

§  Support the development of rangeland management plans and community projects with communities and government partners to promote solution to multi-community interests

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§  Ensure all NRM plans and processes are linked into and come out of participatory processes around natural resource access, use and management, access to climate information and improved alternative livelihood options as led by the technical team leader.

§  Provide technical support and oversee sound, quality implementation of community-based NRM and climate change adaptation activities as per community plans and agreements, including soil and water conservation, rangeland rehabilitation, water harvesting and conservation where appropriate, timely development and communication of climate and early warning information and advisories.

§  Ensure all plans and processes engage all key sectors of communities, with special attention to women, youth and traditional leadership

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, agriculture, Disaster Risk management, or related field or extensive practical field experience in management and implementation of Natural resource and climate risk management activities;
  • At least 5 years of experience in NRM/CCA community-based development, Payments for ecosystem services, climate smart agriculture, climate information communication, range land management, soil and water management practices, preferably with an international NGO;
  • Knowledge of participatory assessment, awareness-raising and planning tools for rangeland and Early warning information development and communication
  • Experience in practical field-based activity implementation
  • Willingness and ability to perform field work and spend extensive time in remote areas
  • Ability to engage with communities and various traditional institutions, women’s and youth groups
  • Ability to effectively work with diverse ethnic groups within the target area;
  • Experience in Do No Harm approach
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports in English. Strong written and spoken English skills a definite advantage.



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·         Good organizational skills,

·         Ability to analyze complex situations and to make recommendations for improvement of and contribute to overall program strategy.

·         Experience in conducting training and workshops.

·         Experience with monitoring and evaluation.

·         Willingness and ability to perform fieldwork and travel to the most remote areas

·         Hard-working, honest, dedicated, ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels – with colleagues, government, community leaders and community members.

How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.  All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts.  In order to ensure fairness to all applicants personal inquiries are not permitted.

Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

“Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and    diversity. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women.”


Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address:

Mercy Corps Recruiter

Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319

Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33  , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225   

Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116

Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974

Yabello: P.O Box 185


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