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Work with Tree Aid

Looking for a fulfilling new job? Join our team and you can work with us to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis.

Tree Aid works in partnership with communities to grow and protect trees so people can live from them for years to come. To do that, we need experienced and committed people who share our values.

Why work at Tree Aid?

Everyone in our team plays a role in tackling poverty and the effects of the climate crisis in the drylands of Africa. Once recruited, we aim to support our people to succeed in their roles and grow both personally and professionally.

Our aim is to build a team who can work together to successfully deliver our strategy and be driven by our values.

Our approach to recruitment

We recruit with openness and transparency. We employ people on the basis of their ability to carry out the role being recruited for.

We ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment than any other on the grounds of disability, gender, race, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, caring responsibilities or hours of work.

What we offer

We benchmark our salaries using independent surveys to ensure they are fair and competitive. All our people have 33 days of annual leave (including public holidays), rising to 38 days with length of employment. We provide a generous pension scheme in the UK, contributing up to 6% of salary. We offer enhanced maternity pay and are open to discuss flexible working options.

We provide all our people with the skills and opportunities to grow and realise their potential. We support a variety of formal and informal learning opportunities for staff, including time-off to attend training and assistance with training costs.

Current Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. See our current vacancies below.

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International Vacancies

  • Title: National Policy Lead, Ethiopia

    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

    Contract type: 18-month fixed contract 

    Hours: Full-time, 35 hours/week 

    Salary (gross, inclusive of allowances): ETB 1,482,613/ annum (gross, inclusive of allowances) 

    Application deadline:  Friday 5th July 2024 

     

    About Tree Aid: 

    Tree Aid works with people in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees and restoring and protecting land. As part of the Great Green Wall movement, we work where trees are needed most, where temperatures are soaring, and fertile land is vanishing at a terrifying rate. Our pioneering approach has been developed over 36 years of operating. We believe in empowering local communities with the tools and training they need to restore and maintain their environment.  

    About Farm Africa:  

    Farm Africa, founded in 1985, is an international non-governmental organization working in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. We drive agricultural and environmental change to improve lives. Farm Africa works in partnership with communities, government, local and international organizations, and the private sector to innovate, learn and share best practices for maximum impact of our projects. Farm Africa has the ambition to be the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement. Farm Africa works in partnership with communities, government, local and international organizations, and the private sector to innovate, learn and share best practices for maximum impact of our projects.  

    About the role:  

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a National Policy Lead to join a dynamic Ethiopian team at a growing international development charity headquartered in Bristol, delivering transformational change for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, living on the frontlines of the climate crisis. 

    Main duties:  

    • Building on Tree Aid’s and Farm Africa’s advocacy strategies, lead on the creation and implementation of a joint national advocacy strategy.  
    • Lead on the development and implementation of yearly action plans for Ethiopia, with support from Tree Aid and Farm Africa senior staff.   
    • Conduct policy analysis to provide strategic and operational advice across our in-country advocacy teams.  
    • Coordinate and implement joint high-impact advocacy activities.   
    • Lead multi-stakeholder coordination platforms and other workshops and meetings with stakeholders, including government sectors offices, donors, key partners, private, INGOs/NGOs and Farmers’ organisation, etc.. 
    • Participate in relevant national and international advocacy events and coalitions.    
    • Build and maintain national strategic relationships for the joint advocacy strategy.  
    • Measure impact from joint advocacy action plans 
    • Carry out activities as asked by the Country Director in line with advocacy and policy influence in Ethiopia. 

     

    About you:  

    You will: 

    • Hold a MSc/MAs or BSc/BA in Public Policy, International Affairs, or equivalent experience with qualifications in relevant fields (Forestry, International Development, Natural Resources Management, Livelihood Development, social anthropology and related disciplines)   
    • Have a minimum of 8 years, for BA holders, or 6 years for master's degree graduates, of relevant experience in policy and advocacy or in relevant programme management.   
    • Be able to demonstrate experience in carrying out successful policy advice and advocacy.  
    • Be fluent written and spoken Amharic and English  
    • Be an excellent communicator – written and spoken.  
    • Have a relaxed and open working style, working well individually as well as in a team; be reliable at all times; proactive and imaginative.  
    • Have experience building and managing strategic relationships. 
    • Have experience in network management and networking.  
    • Have strong teamwork skills, including the ability to work in a multi partner approach.  
    • Have excellent MS Office skills.  
    • Be committed to the vision and values of Tree Aid and Farm Africa  
    • Ideally, have existing national relationships and networks among key policy networks for Farm Africa and Tree Aid (community development, natural resource management, forestry) (Desirable) 
    • Ideally, have experience working in policy and advocacy related to Tree Aid and Farm Africa’s missions (ecosystem restoration, climate and development funding, locally led development, gender equality, value chain development) (Desirable) 

     

    Benefits: 

    Benefits of working at Tree Aid include:  

    • Contribution into a pension fund 
    • Contribution towards telephone, transport, medical and school fees  
    • Annual Paid leave of 15 working days in addition to the customary holidays of Ethiopia 
    • Sickness pay 

    Key documents:  

    - National Policy Lead description and person specification 

    -Equal opportunities monitoring form  

    How to apply: To apply, please send your CV, equal opportunities monitoring form, and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the person specification to recruitment@treeaid.org by COB Friday 5th July.  

    Our approach to recruitment: 

    We recruit with openness and transparency. We employ people on the basis of their ability to carry out the role being recruited for. We ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment than any other on the grounds of disability, gender, race, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, caring responsibilities or hours of work. 

     

    Tree Aid Values  

    • We stand together and respect the people we work for and with  
    • We are bold, ambitious and determined  
    • We are professional. We work effectively and efficiently to a high standard and are experts in our field  
    • We have integrity. We are honest, transparent and accountable  
    • We are always learning. We review and adapt to maximise our impact for the people we are helping  

     

    Farm Africa Values 

    • EXPERT. Deep expertise and insightful evidence-based solutions are at the heart of everything Farm Africa does.   
    • GROUNDED. Positive change starts with Africa’s people, so our experts work closely with local communities, engaging them in every level of decision-making.  
    • IMPACTFUL. We take a long-term view so we can deliver lasting changes for farmers and their families.  
    • BOLD. We model innovative new approaches and are not afraid to challenge strategies that are failing.  

     

UK Vacancies 

Please check back for vacancies. 

Trustees  

  • This is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional candidate to join Tree Aid on the Board of Trustees, helping to make a true and lasting impact for people and the environment in African dryland communities. 

    About Tree Aid: 

    We work with people in the drylands of Africa. Led by local people, our approach focuses on four key areas, working to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving incomes, and restoring and protecting land. Our projects make sure trees thrive so they can provide food and
    incomes today and protect the environment for tomorrow.

    Our mission is to help communities living in the drylands of Africa unlock the potential of trees to reduce poverty and protect the environment.

    We work to break the vicious cycle of environmental degradation and increased poverty for some of the most vulnerable rural communities in some of the poorest countries in the world. We offer practical knowledge and policy solutions that support the sustainable use and management of natural resources. 

    Tree Aid has a Board of Trustees which is legally responsible for Tree Aid, its staff and its work. It is a company limited by guarantee and so trustees are also directors of the company.

    Overall purpose of the Trustee role:

    Trustees take ultimate responsibility for the work that Tree Aid does, and the way in which it spends money given by donors, to achieve its aims. It is a big responsibility, focussing on the strategic direction of the organisation, agreeing plans and budgets, and holding the Chief Executive to account for the delivery of the plans.

    It has a legal dimension too, with trustees legally responsible for ensuring that the organisation operates to standards set by Parliament and the Charity Commission.

    Specifically, the Board of Trustees is responsible for:

    • the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity;
    • its financial health;
    • the effectiveness of its activities; and,
    • ensuring the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals are in accordance with its governing document, and legal and regulatory guidelines.

    For a full outline of the role and requirements, please see below:

    How to apply: 

    To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to recruitment@treeaid.org

     

Our Commitment to Safeguarding

Tree Aid is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse. We have specific policies on this commitment, including standards of behaviour and whistleblowing. These policies outline the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, volunteers and other organisational representatives.

Any candidate offered a job with Tree Aid will be expected to sign our safeguarding policy and agree to comply with our procedures. Some roles require DBS checks/police vetting.

Tree Aid's Values

  • We stand together and respect the people we work for and with 
  • We are bold, ambitious and determined 
  • We are professional. We work effectively and efficiently to a high standard and are experts in our field 
  • We have integrity. We are honest, transparent and accountable 
  • We are always learning. We review and adapt to maximise our impact for the people we are helping