1 Mar 2018

Winrock International Job Vacancy : Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration & Live Fencing Specialist

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Winrock International is a non-profit organization that works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock International is currently recruiting for the position of full-time Nutrition Specialist in its Tamale office to support the five-year, USAID-funded Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Project (USAID AgNRM).

AgNRM seeks to provide a scalable, integrated landscapes approach to support sustainable economic development and rural livelihoods, improve nutritional outcomes, expand climate change related risk management options, and strengthen northern Ghana’s natural resource base. As part of this, AgNRM is supporting community-based natural resource management in the Black Volta Basin and in the Western and Eastern Biodiversity Corridors.

The project activities are being implemented within the Forestry Commission’s Community Resource Management Area (CREMA) framework under four project outcomes: 1) Increased Incomes from Natural Resource Products; 2) Improved Food and Nutritional Security; 3) Increased Farmer and Community Security/Access to Land and Natural Resources; and 4) Strengthened Environmental Stewardship.

Job Description

Winrock International is seeking applicants for the position of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration & Live Fencing Specialist as part of USAID-funded Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture and Natural Resources Management project. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the position description below.


  • LOCATION:Tamale, Ghana
  • POSITION TITLE: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration & Live Fencing Specialist
  • STATUS: Full time
  • REPORTS TO: Food Security and Nutrition Specialist



  • Under the supervision of the Outcome 2 Lead, work directly with communities in the field on applying farmer-managed natural regeneration and live fencing techniques to agriculture and agroforestry to improve food security and nutrition outcomes, which will require local travel.
  • Lead training of AgNRM staff on farmer-managed natural regeneration and live fencing techniques.
  • Conduct spot checks and quality assurance on farmer-managed natural regeneration and live fencing activities throughout the AgNRM implementation area.
  • Coordinate farmer-managed natural regeneration and live fencing activities across AgNRM’s Zone of Influence.
  • Effectively link and integrate activities with the other AgNRM components, including agriculture, value chain activities, natural resource management and improving CREMA governance capacities.
  • Coordinate or collect data and complete written reports on farmer-managed natural regeneration and live fencing implementation on a regular basis.
  • Anticipate challenges in project implementation, identify solutions, and work with the team in problem-solving.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Excellent benefits include life, disability, and medical insurance, retirement, and other normal Winrock benefits.

Required Skills or Experience

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, agriculture, natural resource management, or related fields.
Work Experience
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in natural resource management or agriculture in the agricultural and natural resources sectors, including agriculture research, livestock experience, and extension/education experience.
  • Experience in agriculture/food security projects.


  • Strong technical knowledge of the natural resource context in northern Ghana.
  • Ability to work well within a team and take responsibility to deliver results.
  • Excellent data collection, collation and reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in one of the local languages spoken in AgNRM’s Zone of Influence is a plus.
  • Computer literacy, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel, is required.
  • Willingness to relocate to Tamale, Ghana.

How to Apply

All interested candidates shall submit their applications (maximum 5 pages including resume, two references and one-page cover letter) in English to: [email protected], indicating “Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration & Live Fencing Specialist” in the subject line.
  • The deadline for submission of the applications is March 16, 2018.
  • Qualified applicants will be invited for an in-person interview.
  • Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.

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