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Enumerators job at World Agroforestry

About the Organization

Job Description

World Agroforestry is an international institute headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and founded in 1978 as “International Council for Research in Agroforestry”. The centre specializes in the sustainable management, protection and regulation of tropical rainforest and natural reserves.
About Restore Africa Uganda Project:
Restore Africa is a five-year restoration, livelihoods, and carbon programming project funded by Climate Asset Management (CAM) through the Global Evergreening Alliance (GEA). Uganda is one of the three African countries implementing the Restore Africa Project in the first lot. The project in Uganda is led by the Catholic Relief Service (CRS), the lead implementing partner working in collaboration with several partners including World Agroforestry (ICRAF), World Vision, EcoTrust, CARE/Jese, Uganda Landcare Network, and Caritas.
The program aims to improve livelihoods, food security, and resilience to Climate change in Uganda by restoring ecosystem services and improving agricultural, pastoral, and forest management in degraded landscapes. The project will enable 352,500 smallholder farming households across 33 districts in central, southwestern, Karamoja, and the Mt. Elgon regions of Uganda to be resilient to climate crisis impacts. RESAf will restore and protect 560,000 ha of ecosystem and ecosystem services by growing and facilitating the regeneration of 25 million trees.
World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a technical partner in the project. Among other responsibilities, ICRAF will ensure appropriate volumes of high-quality planting materials of mainly indigenous tree species are easily accessed by smallholder farmers across all project sites. Therefore, ICRAF seeks to recruit enumerators to conduct tree nursery assessment surveys in all the regions of project implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attending enumerator training to gain a thorough and clear overview of the context, objectives, and relevance of the survey and survey tools to be used.

  • Conduct tree nursery assessment as per the data collection tool trained on.

  • Ensure the data collected from respondents adheres and complies with research ethics of confidentiality, accuracy, clarity, consistency, and quality.

  • Ensure the nurseries assigned within your enumeration areas are fully covered.

  • Report and relay feedback and communicate any challenges to the Research Assistants.

  • Upload collected data into the KoboCollect platform.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Degree, Diploma, or certificate in forestry, natural resource management, or related field.

  • Knowledge of the names of diverse tree species within the central, southwestern,

  • Karamoja, and Mt. Elgon regions of Uganda

  • Prior experience in conducting field surveys using online tools on SMART PHONES and taking GPS coordinates.

  • Knowledge of the local landscape and culture is an added advantage.

  • Good understanding of the local language.

  • Have a smart phone with a long battery life and a good storage capacity.

  • Good understanding of research ethics, confidentiality, and privacy.

  • Available for the entire period (a maximum of 10 days depending on the number of nurseries in the district).

  • Terms of engagement: Successful candidates will be contacted immediately.

  • The enumerators will be engaged for four days: one day’s training and pretesting the tool, and three days for actual data collection.

  • The enumerators will receive a daily payment upon delivery of quality data. On a case-by-case basis, enumerators will receive transport reimbursement.

  • Enumerators will be required to fill in timesheets to indicate the actual number of days worked.

How to Apply

Please send your CVs and letter of application to
E.Acanakwo@cifor-icraf.org copied to P.Sola@cifor-icraf.org.
Please put in the subject line of your e-mail: “Restore Africa Nursery Assessment Enumerators”. Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ICRAF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other fees).

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