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Assistant Technician, Uganda

About Trees for the Future

At Trees for the Future (TREES), we train farmers in sustainable land use so that they can build vibrant regional economies, thriving food systems, and a healthier planet. As a global leader in agroforestry training for over 30 years, TREES provides hands-on education and support, encouraging farmers in developing countries to work with nature, not against it. 

Our signature methodology, the Forest Garden Approach, helps farmers transform their land with thousands of trees and dozens of crops, creating new possibilities for themselves, and their communities. By embracing sustainable land practices, farmers are reclaiming their agency, breaking the cycles of climate change and generational poverty, and rebuilding our food systems from the ground up. Learn more at

About the Opportunity

  • The Assistant Technician (AT) will be responsible for aiding the successful management and implementation of a Forest Garden Project with approximately 250-600 farmers and will report to a Lead Technician and will be based in the respective Project Location.

In this role, you will…

  • Identify and mobilize Farmer Groups and Lead Farmers to participate in the Project. 
  • Develop project plans for all participating Farmer Groups that account for all Project activities, material acquisition, and distribution, training events, monitoring & evaluation, reporting etc., and effectively manage all activities in accordance with the schedule and Project budget. 
  • Organize and execute training events pursuant to TREES training program design. 
  • Communicate with Lead Farmers and participating farmers regularly to organize and accomplish training and extension activities, provide technical support, and collect M&E data. 
  • Mentor participants and Lead Farmers, through training and regular follow-up support, on TREES technical/best practices. 
  • Ensure that the Project effectively and efficiently meets milestones and goals per the project scope, timeline, and budget. 
  • Assist with the development and/or translation of locally appropriate training materials. 
  • Provide information and accomplish additional tasks in a timely manner as requested by the Lead Technician. 
  • Provide assistance to the Lead Technician in their roles. 

You’ll be a great fit if you have…

  • A Diploma or equivalent, in a relevant field (e.g. agroforestry, forestry, sustainable agriculture, horticulture and environment etc.),  
  • At least one year of experience with field project management 
  • Demonstrated experience with participatory training facilitation. 
  • MUST be stationed in the appropriate Project site for the duration of the Project 
  • A valid motorcycle license with a history of safe motorcycle operation (preferable) OR an ability and willingness to potentially take courses and obtain a motorcycle license 
  • Willing to undertake a training in Forest Garden Approach  
  • Fluency in the respective project area local language is a MUST in addition to spoken and written English 

Terms of Employment

Employment in this position will be on a one (1) year renewable contract (with three months’ probation period) subject to the availability of funds and the continued existence of the position.

Ready to Join our Team? Apply here.

We’re thrilled that you want to change the world with us. Please apply for the position by COB 30/5/2024.

TREES is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

Due to the high volume of inquiries that TREES receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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