Position: Program Officer – Advocacy
Duties and responsibilities
The Advocacy Program officer will perform the following specific duties.
Facilitate quality information generation from smallholder farmers on agroforestry practices and biodiversity conservation and restoration shared with policy and decision makers at local, national, regional and international level
Facilitate formation of strong platforms for advocating on smallholder farmers policies and concerns at local, national and regional levels and manage their operationalization.
Facilitate formation and routine operationalization of the high-level platforms for political champions on issues related to agroforestry; food security; climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resilience; conservation of biodiversity.
Ensure Agroforestry interventions are integrated onto districts and sectoral plans and budgets. 2
Conduct regular budget analysis and advocacy for responsible Council, ministries and departments for Increased budget allocation for agroforestry practices and sustainable agriculture land management.
To capacitate ASILI B technical and core partners on budget and policy advocacy engagements with policy and decision-makers.
To ensure increased capacity of smallholder farmers and partners in monitoring public resource allocation and spending at council and community levels.
To facilitate increased capacity of women and youth small holder farmers to hold state accountable on matters regarding agroforestry, food security, climate change adaptation, mitigation and resilience and biodiversity conservation.
Key qualification, skills and experience
University Degree specifically form Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Agribusiness or Agriculture general.
At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of Governance, accountability, policy analysis, budget analysis and policy advocacy.
Experience in facilitating high level policy and decision makers and Government leaders at local and national levels.
Skills and strong competence in facilitation, training, moderation and organization.
Strong and good experience in report writing particularly policy briefs and budget briefs.
Experience in working with for Agriculture policies, farmers and local Government will be an
Proven ICT skills and experience especially in the development of MIS software and tools for data
collection and analysis;
Fluency in written and spoken Swahili and English.
The duty station will be based in Babati town, Manyara region but with extensive travelling to the project areas.