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Volunteer Project Field Operator

Published on 13.01.2021


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Agriculture, fishing, aquaculture
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Position : Volunteer Project Field Operator

Welfare Aware Organization (WAO) is a registered not for profit Organization, working in Agriculture, Energy, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Environment conservation and natural resources management. Operate in Tanzania mainland with the intention of rapid growth, we are looking to the future with a clear vision and a strong mission and currently we are developing portfolio of promoting Environmental conservation and sustainable Agricultural practices through Agroforestry system. We accept every challenge for the benefit of our Organization.Background

About the Project

WAO with a Treedom Partner aimed to implement Kiwira Project (KP) which focus on promoting Agroforestry farming system with the main purpose of transforming farming practices to become more climates resilient and profitable

The Overall goal of this project focus to poverty alleviation, environmental conservation, food security and improving health among small scale farmers through improving productivity with lower environmental and social costs.

The specific objectives of the Project are as follows

  • To improve the performance of smallholder farming systems at Kiwira Ward and promote the communities to plant trees (Afforestation) through providing seedlings to farmers to plant trees for Agroforestry farming practice.
  • To increase the productivity of associated crop systems, leading to more diverse and sustainable production systems and better income from tree products, while protecting the environment
  • To raise community awareness concerning Natural Resources Management, Food Security, Health and Nutrition.
  • To strengthen community Livelihood activities, Education, Agribusiness and Youth development through Agroforestry.

Vacancies to be applied:

Volunteer Project Field Operator

WAO is urgently seeking to engage a Volunteer Project Field Operator to assume responsibility for its nursery production operations in Agroforestry nursery area of Ilolo village in Kiwira, Mbeya and reporting to the Project Manager and/or Director of WAO,


  • You will be responsible for leading the production of nursery tree seedlings, nursery management, this includes establishing the nursery, sowing seeds, transplanting, grafting, fertilization, weed removal, distribution and geotagging activities.
  • You will ensure effective working relationships with other units’ workers, traditional owners, and other project partners and stakeholders.
  • You will also responsible for  leading safety, developing and driving the delivery of project proposal and budgets, and regular reporting to the Project Manager/Director on performance of the project.
  • You will play as a part on the role in identification and development of new business opportunities/project proposal across WAO’s portfolio and develop proposal for review.
  • Reporting to Project Manager/Director WAO

Duties of the position of Volunteer Project Field Operator will involve the following

  • Work as Casual worker and the leader of a small dedicated team/group and Management of group including large group of labour workers during peak seasons  
  • Managing of day to day Nursery activities but not limited to sowing, seedling transplanting, grafting and distribution
  • Strategic management, planning and quality assurance of process of trees seedling
  • Asset management with assessing and executing reports from asset condition
Required profile for job ad : Volunteer Project Field Operator


The successful person to this position must demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Must have at least a minimum of Diploma in Horticulture, General Agriculture or related field
  • Experience in one or more of the following topics would be advantageous: (i) Agroforestry farming system (ii) A good cameraman with attention to detail, creative, Patience and flexible,  Physical stamina and strength (iii) Experience with challenge of rural life (iv) Humble to work and (v) Time Management; basic knowledge on all topics is required
  • A strong people manager, motivator and Fluency in written and oral English, proficiency in multiple local languages is an asset
  • A demonstrated team player capable and be able to lead by example
  • Well developed and Strong ICT / Computer Literacy and internet
  • Ability to prepare a good report
  • Must have a current Driving License and be ready to start volunteer work immediately

Ilolo area is a strong and friendly rural community with life style facilities including schools, everyday open market, and reasonable medical services. WAO will provide tea and lunch during work time

Unemployed graduates are encouraged to apply for carrier development that brings you closer to your ideal job, skill set and lifestyle

Thank you for applying before the closing date Friday 29th January 2021,

Applicants must include motivational letter, copies of academic certificates, resume with a list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference and testimonials.

Successful candidates will be contacted by email and/or phone to attend immediate interview

Job criteria for job ad : Volunteer Project Field Operator
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Industries :
Agriculture, fishing, aquaculture
Banking, insurance, finance
Education, training
Environment, recycling
Employment type :
Part-time work
Region :
City : Mbeya
Experience level :
No experience
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Number of Position(s) : 2

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