Climate Change Adaptation Manager

Land O'Lakes International Development

, , MZ

Background:

Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s near-century of history by engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.

Project Description:

Land O’Lakes International Development is seeking candidates for the Climate Change Adaptation Manager position for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Mozambique Climate Smart Agriculture activity. The five-year project will focus on promoting improved agricultural practices among smallholders to increase their productivity, profitability and resilience to climate change. The targeted value chains will include cowpea, pigeon pea, sesame, soy, groundnut, common bean, and banana. Activity interventions will promote climate smart agricultural techniques and technologies to farmers and farmer groups in the Beira Corridor region, and work closely with key agricultural value chain stakeholders to improve productivity, strengthen resiliency and reduce the negative greenhouse effects of farming.

 

Position Summary:

Land O’Lakes is seeking an experienced Agricultural Development Professional to serve as Climate Change Adaptation Manager working to improving value chain productivity using a facilitative approach and with a strong emphasis on climate smart agriculture and resilience. S/he will play a lead role in working with smallholder farmers and farmer groups to adopt improved agricultural practices. The position will be based in the Beira corridor.

 

Reporting:

The Climate Change Adaptation Manager will report to the Chief of Party.

 

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field of study, such as: environmental management, agriculture, physical sciences, climate change or other;

  • 3 years of experience or more as the technical manager for donor-funded conservation agriculture and/or climate smart agriculture projects. Additional years of experience can be substituted for education;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of climate variability and change and agriculture;

  • Demonstrated experience working with smallholder farmers on improved agriculture techniques and practices;

  • Experience working with agribusiness systems in Mozambique; and

  • English written and spoken fluency.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Portuguese fluency.

Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O’Lakes enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce.



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