Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Officer

  • Project Duration
  • Gambia
  • Posted 2 years ago
  • Applications have closed

Organizational Setting:  ROOTS Project

The Government of The Gambia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) prepared the ROOTS (Resilience of Organizations for Transformative Smallholder Agriculture) project.  The project will be funded by IFAD, GoTG and development partners and will be implemented over a period of 6 years, from 2020 to 2026.  The main components of ROOTS are: Component 1 (Agricultural productivity and adaptation to changes climatic); Component 2  (Market access); and Component 3 (institutional development, project  management and citizen engagement).

Reports to:  Climate Smart Agriculture Senior Officer

Summary: The Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Officer will assist the Climate Smart Agriculture Senior Officer in the implementation of Component 1 activities. 

Duration of Assignment: Up to six years; following successful completion of six-month probationary period; with renewable contract if performance is satisfactory.

Duty Station: Based in PSU Headquarters, with regular visits in the field as required for monitoring, reporting and coordination.

Specific duties and responsibilities: 

Assist the overall implementation and monitoring of the FFS and related extension programming. Responsibilities include assisting with: 

    1. Planning, implementation and quality assurance of all FFS and related extension field activities supported under the ROOTS project.
    1. Coordination, guidance and quality assurance of Component 1 activities; 
    1. Coordination and support to the service providers or specialists hired for implementation, specifically those responsible for:
        1. DoA pre-service and in-service training and the training of Village Extension Workers and District Officers; 
      1. System of Rice Intensification, Participatory Learning and Action Research, Participatory Varietal Selection, Community-Based Seed System – and the training of field staff and farmer facilitators;
    1. Providing technical support to regional implementation teams;
  1. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Climate Smart Agriculture Senior Officer and/or Project Director.


Education: Minimum of a B.Sc., preferably M.Sc., in Rural Development, Agronomy, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Forestry or other related fields with sound knowledge of contemporary issues in the rural economy, agriculture and food security of The Gambia and natural resource management;

Experience: Experience in agronomy, agricultural adaptation to and mitigation of climate change; experience with farmer field school implementation, with preferable knowledge and experience in rice and vegetable production systems. 

Skills and knowledge: Experience with project implementation activities; good interpersonal communications skills; computer literacy and good command of spoken and written English; documented writing skills; ability to work independently and in multi-ethnical environments.

Closing date: All the application should be submitted by 12/08/2022

Special provisions:

    • Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
    • People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
    • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • Only applications received through the provided link will be considered
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