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Soils for the Future Africa limited is a pioneer in the development of grassland and savanna soil carbon projects. We are partnering with local communities across Kajiado county in developing a carbon removal project which focuses on improving grazing practices, land use and management and improving communities social-economics aspects through incentives.

In order to be able to deliver our services effectively, SftFA is seeking to fill the following positions.

Job Title: Communications Manager – Soils for the Future Africa (SftFA)

Location: Kajiado, Kenya

Job Type: Full-time

Reports To: Country Director – SftFA

Positions: 1

Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate and support all internal and external communication needs of SftFA.
  2. Coordinate closely with Grazing Coordinators and Grazing Coordinator Supervisors to make sure that important information about grazing management gets to the appropriate audiences.
  3. Coordinate with the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation to strengthen the outreach efforts that communicate the important developments and progress of the KRCP.
  4. Support the efforts of the Country Director to communicate effectively within SftFA by ensuring meeting information is effectively captured and communicated across the organization.
  5. Support SftFA’s external communications within Kenya to the local communities, the Kajiado County, local partners and stakeholders, and the national government.
  6. Support SftFAs international communication efforts via webpage development and maintenance, social media postings, brochures, and presentation development.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director.

Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of 3 years of experience working in communications, with a preference towards communications related community engagement, conservation, or other related issues.
  2. A Diploma or its equivalent required, associate or bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  3. Experience with social media required, and website management preferred.
  4. Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively.
  5. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  7. Fluency in Maa, Swahili and English is required.

 Job Title: Biodiversity Monitoring and Evaluation Lead – Soils for the Future Africa (SftFA)

Location: Kajiado, Kenya

Job Type: Full-time

Reports To: Country Director – SftFA

Positions: 1

Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and implement a comprehensive M&E framework for the organization’s carbon project activities that includes data collection tools, protocols, metrics, and data management systems.
  2. Develop and maintain plans and schedules for all carbon project monitoring activities and their impact, and to ensure data is collected regularly and in a timely manner.
  3. Provide technical assistance to SftFA staff in the design and implementation of M&E plans, including the selection and use of appropriate metrics and methods for data collection, management, and analysis.
  4. Lead the collection, analysis, and reporting of programmatic data to support ongoing learning and adaptive management.
  5. Work with other organizations contracted to gather information on ecological and social systems in the KRCP project area.
  6. Develop and implement data quality assurance training and procedures with SftFA staff to ensure that M&E data is accurate, reliable, and of high quality.
  7. Train SftFA staff on M&E concepts, methods, and tools to build capacity within the organization.

Qualifications:

  1. A Master’s degree or higher in conservation, natural resources management, or a related field.
  2. A minimum of 7 years of experience designing, implementing, and/or managing M&E systems for research natural resource-based programs.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, and reporting, Experience in predictive modeling is an added advantage.
  4. Strong geospatial skills with competency in quantitative analysis and interpretation of GIS data.
  5. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to synthesize complex data into clear and concise reports.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with project staff, partners, and stakeholders.
  7. Experience in managing and supervising staff and consultants. Experience with African personnel is an added advantage.
  8. Experience with soil science and carbon measurement and accounting methods, as well as experience with carbon project development is an added advantage.
  9. Fluency in English is required, proficiency in Swahili will be an added advantaged.

 

Job Title: HR & Admin Officer – Soils for the Future Africa (SftFA)

Location: Kajiado, Kenya

Job Type: Full-time

Reports To: Country Director – SftFA

Positions: 1

Responsibilities:

  1. Organize and maintain personnel records
  2. Update internal databases (e.g. record sick or maternity leave)
  3. Prepare HR documents, i.e., employment contracts and new hireguides
  4. Revise company policies.
  5. Liaise with external partners, like insurance vendors, and ensure legal compliance
  6. Create regular reports and presentations on HR metrics (e.g. turnover rates)
  7. Answer employees queries about HR-related issues
  8. Assist payroll department by providing relevant employee information (e.g. leaves of absence, sick days and work schedules)
  9. Arrange travel accommodations and process expense forms
  10. Participate in HR projects (e.g. help organize a job fair event
  11. Help schedule appointments and meetings for the Country Director, manage an overall company and staff calendar, and prepare meeting materials as needed.
  12. Assist in the preparation of reports, memos, and other documents, as requested by the Country Director.
  13. Provide support for meetings and events, including setting up and cleaning up after events, arranging catering, and preparing materials.
  14. Maintain office supplies and equipment inventory, order supplies, and ensure that supplies are stored and distributed properly.
  15. Answer and direct phone calls, take messages, and respond to inquiries from staff, clients, and partners directed to the company in general and to the Country Director in particular.
  16. Provide general administrative support, including photocopying, creation of PDFs, and mailing.
  17. Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Country Director.

Qualifications:

  1. Proven work experience as an HR Administrator, HR Administrative Assistantor relevant role.
  2. A bachelor degree or its equivalent required.
  3. A minimum of 3 years of experience working in an office setting, managing administrative systems, and supervising staff.
  4. Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively.
  5. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  6. Demonstrated proficiency in in Microsoft Office Suite and other office software.
  7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  8. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  9. Fluency in Maa, Swahili and English is required.

Job Title: Office Administrator – Soils for the Future Africa (SftFA)

Location: Kajiado, Kenya

Job Type: Full-time

Reports To: Country Director – SftFA

Positions: 1

Responsibilities:

  1. Help schedule appointments and meetings for the Grazing Coordinator Supervisors, manage the Grazing Coordinator’s calendar, and prepare meeting materials as needed.
  2. Assist in the preparation of reports, memos, and other documents, as requested by the Grazing Coordinator Supervisors.
  3. Provide support for meetings and events, including setting up and cleaning up after events, arranging catering, and preparing materials.
  4. Coordinate with the HR officer to insure an effective and efficient office structure and collegial atmosphere.
  5. Help maintain office supplies and equipment inventory, order supplies, and ensure that supplies are stored and distributed properly.
  6. Answer and direct phone calls, take messages, and respond to inquiries from staff, clients, and partners directed to the Grazing Coordinator Supervisors and the Grazing Coordinators as needed.
  7. Manage office files and records, including scanning, filing, and retrieving documents as needed for the Grazing Coordinator Supervisors and the HR officer.
  8. Provide general administrative support, including photocopying, creation of PDFs, and mailing.
  9. Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Grazing Coordinators and the Office Manager.

Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of 3 years of experience working in an office setting, supporting administrative systems and supervisory staff.
  2. A College diploma or its equivalent required.
  3. Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively.
  4. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  5. Demonstrated proficiency in in Microsoft Office Suite and other office software.
  6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  7. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  8. Fluency in Maa, Swahili and English is required.

How to Apply:

Please send an email to the SftFA country Director at sftfa.info@gmail.com . Please include a cover letter, Academic testimonials, current CV and in the subject heading state; Indicate Position applied.

  • Women, youth and PLwD’s are highly encouraged to Apply.
  • Only qualified candidates shall be contacted.
  • Deadline for application is 30th August 2023.

Soils for the future Africa limited is an equal opportunity employer.

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