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Agriculture Field Agent - Fianarantsoa

Location: Madagascar
Job Code: 1215
# of openings: 1

Description

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Conservation International has received from the Government of Madagascar the management delegation of COFAV/CAZ protected areas since 2012. Conservation activities were engaged with an efficient and optimal management in compliance with international standards, in order to reduce deforestation and the fragmentation of these corridors, while also promoting alternative livelihoods and development for the resident communities. The GCF funded project intends to consolidate these efforts and reinforce investments in order to mitigate risks of climate change and to increase communities’ resilience. Day-to-day activities on the ground are directly implemented by field agents.

The field agents are ensuring permanent and effective presence within intervention sites to provide close accompaniment and support to local communities and local partners on different activities related to adaptation and mitigation to climate change, conservation and livelihoods improvement.

The field agents will be based on site and report directly to the field analyst in CI COFAV regional office.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure effective implementation of agriculture field activities related to communication, sensitization, livelihoods, environmental education throughout technical support, and monitoring on the ground
  • Identify, prioritize and provide capacity building on specific areas (sustainable agricultural techniques, organizational development, project development and management) to local communities in order to achieve conservation and development goals
  • Track indicators of achievement and impact to inform/feed the monitoring and evaluation system within the landscape

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • 05 days per month working in CI regional office in town, for data compilation, processing, reporting, planning, meetings, procurement
  • 20 days/month in the field

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Technical background (Minimum bac+3) in environment or natural science or field related to sustainable agriculture
  • 2 years professional experience in rural areas around rainforests
  • Good knowledge on usual office software (Word, Excel, Power point) 
  • Strong technical skills (agriculture, organizational)
  • Excellent communication skills with local people, skills on verbal and written communication in Malagasy and French
  • Excellent morality and sense of ethics
  • Ability to work in remote locations and under difficult working conditions

 

Preferred

  • Good knowledge of local dialect in CAZ/COFAV landscape
  • Knowledge on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Experience in utilization of GPS and mapping;
  • Database management;

 

Other

  • Good physical conditions;
  • Team spirit
  • Integrity and sense of responsibility

 

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter.

CI Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. 

Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.





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