Justdiggit is a grassroots organisation that fights global warming by re-greening Africa. Learn how you can help in cooling down the planet.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PROGRAM COORDINATOR LANDSCAPE RESTORATION
Justdiggit is a fast-growing non-profit organisation working on landscape restoration in Africa. As an African-European organization, our staff is based in multiple countries, but our main hubs are the Amsterdam office and the Regional Office East Africa (ROEA) in Nairobi. As we are scaling up further, we are looking for an experienced program coordinator in Tanzania to strengthen our team in Arusha!
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Employment type: Full time
We have a hugely ambitious goal: we want to enable 350 million subsistence farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to regreen their own land before 2030!
If we bring back nature on a large enough scale, we can positively impact climate change. Together with farmers, pastoralists, and local partners, we cool down the planet by regreening dry and degraded land in Sub-Saharan Africa. We combine traditional and scalable nature-based solutions with data, communication and (mobile) technology. Our goal is not just to regreen Africa; it’s to grow an interconnected grassroots regreening movement that inspires people all over the world to DIG IN for our planet.
We have successfully been working on landscape restoration programs at scale in Kenya and Tanzania for the past years and are now expanding to other countries, like Togo, Ethiopia and Madagascar.
WHAT WE DO IN TANZANIA
In Tanzania, we are working with and through local partners in Dodoma, Singida, Manyara and Arusha
regions. Our most important partner is the Dodoma-originated LEAD Foundation, with whom we have a
large program in Central Tanzania focusing on Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR). We are
already working in close to 400 villages, but have the ambition to expand this to 1,000 villages by 2030!
We use innovative mobile technology and communication to make as many people aware of naturebased
solutions to regreen their own land as we can. We’re currently developing a ‘Regreen app’ that will
make it possible for millions of smallholder farmers all over Africa to start regreening for themselves. A
large part of this development, especially the testing of different iterations of this app, takes place in
At Justdiggit, we work with different landscape teams headed by a landscape manager. The landscape
team typically consists of experts in the field of environment, finance, communications, technology,
monitoring & evaluation, and business development. As our new Program Coordinator Landscape
Restoration, you will strengthen the landscape management team in Tanzania. You will oversee and
coordinate the implementation of our HUSISHA program in the Northern Tanzania landscape in close
collaboration with our partners. In addition to assisting in program management, you have knowledge of
landscape restoration to be able to provide technical support to our program partners and beneficiaries.
Supervise current projects and partners to keep workflow on track
Keep track of the technical interventions in close collaboration with our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team;
Contribute to the program’s narrative and financial reporting to our donors;
Oversee and coordinate the implementation of the HUSISHA program in the Northern Tanzania
landscape and contribute to the ultimate impact of this project. This comprises but is not limited to all the general aspects of program management, such as:
Provide technical advice and training to our local partners and beneficiaries on the basics of
Coordinate and collaborate with the HUSISHA program implementing partners to ensure the key
objective of the program is achieved.
Build and maintain partnerships and good relationships with our HUSISHA program partners in
Support the program implementing team in rolling our rural communications and campaigns to activate more farmers and livestock keepers
As a program coordinator, you will be reporting to the Manager, Tanzania and the head of Regional
East Africa Office (ROEA)
Your main duty station will be Arusha, where you will join the Manager Tanzania. You will travel
frequently to our projects and partners in the field and will work from our Regional Office East Africa office (in Nairobi, Kenya) as may deem necessary.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
A strong affinity with and a lot of enthusiasm for our mission: helping 350 million subsistence farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to regreen their own land by 2030!
* >6 years of work experience, of which >3 years as a program coordinator in landscape restoration, soil- and water conservation, or agro-forestry projects in developing countries and preferably Tanzania
Bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, rangeland sciences, agroforestry, geography,
ecology, environmental sciences, international development, or related field
Experience and interest in working with community awareness programs and rural communication tools
Strong ability in coordination, planning, and reporting
Have a strong affinity with soil and water harvesting interventions and related developments across diverse ecosystems and especially mobile technology
Remote sensing and GIS skills and the ability to design quick-to-deploy solutions
Independent and proactive, able to create something out of nothing
Easy to work with and culturally sensitive: you will work across regions within the country
Fluent in Kiswahili and English
Our preference is a Tanzanian national
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
Be part of a great mission: regreen our planet!
As part of a fast-growing organization, there will be ample room for personal and professional development.
Great colleagues and a diverse team.
If you believe you are the right person for this role, please send your CV and motivation letter,
explaining your salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 8th, 2023.
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