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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.

Photo of Amadou Tangara, Tree Aid's Mali Country Manager sat with a Tree Aid project member writing a form

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.

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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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  • Director of Operations

    • Tree Aid, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou 
    • Some travel to UK and Europe
    • 35 hours per week

    Tree Aid is an international organisation specialising in forestry and natural resource management in the drylands of Africa.

    We are looking to recruit a dynamic and results-driven Operations Director with extensive experience International Development and Land Restoration across the drylands of Africa.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to support transformational change for some of the world’s poorest people. Tree Aid works in partnership with communities in the drylands of Africa, using forestry and natural resource management to relieve poverty and protect the environment. We are unique in what we do, have great potential and are growing fast. Working within the CEO and Senior Management team, the Director of Operations’ objectives will be to:

    • Lead the Operations team in the UK and Africa in delivering our programme portfolio
    • Support in the development and delivery of the Tree Aid Strategic Plan and Vision
    • Represent the organisation externally with a variety of stakeholders and partners
    • Take an active role as a member of the Tree Aid senior management team
    • Develop new business opportunities to maintain and expand the organisations programming portfolio.

    To be successful you will have:

    • Extensive experience working in international development and land restoration.
    • Proven experience in managing and leading a high performing team
    • A passion for the mission and vision of Tree Aid and the work we do.
    • A willingness to travel and ability to work to tight deadlines.
    • Ability to work in both English and French.

    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.

    Key documents:

    How to apply:

    To apply for this opportunity, please consider the detailed Job Description and send your CV, covering letter explaining your interest and suitability, and an equal opportunities form to recrutement@cabinetavanseil.com by 5pm on Thursday 4th February 2021.

    Key dates:

    • Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 4th February 2021.
  • Policy and Advocacy Advisor

    • Tree Aid Bristol
    • Full time equivalent, 35 hours a week
    • Salary: £37,351 per annum + benefits

    Tree Aid is recruiting a Policy and Advocacy Advisor to conduct policy research, provide social, economic and political analysis and offer support on policy, advocacy and influencing in alignment with the new external policy developments relevant to the organisation’s programme of work.

    This is a post we have created as part of a planned expansion to further increase our impact. We are seeking a confident and experienced advisor with a track record of impactful advocacy and a keen interest in media and strategic communications.

    This is a great opportunity to bring transformational change to people living in poverty. Tree Aid works with communities in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving people’s income and restoring and protecting the landscape. We are unique in what we do and have great potential and ambition to grow.

    As the Policy and Advocacy Advisor you will:

    • Support Tree Aid UK Office and Country Management teams in overall external development policy research and analysis.
    • Oversee the development, implementation and coordination of advocacy and influencing strategies across our projects and campaigns
    • Build support for our work in line with Tree Aid’s strategy and advocacy agenda amongst target stakeholders and decision-makers
    • Support continuous improvement of programme implementation through technical advice, capacity building and learning to create an environment for innovation.

    You will have a background in international development with proven experience of working in research, policy influencing and advocacy responsibilities.

    With excellent evaluation, research and analytical skills and the ability to present and report information accurately and intelligibly, you will take the initiative and work well as part of a team.

    Above all - inspired by Tree Aid’s mission to alleviate poverty sustainably whilst improving the environment - you will be committed to empowering families in some of the world's poorest countries to thrive, rather than just survive.

    We have ambitious plans for the future. Help us to realise them.

    This is a full time role offered on 5 days / 35 hours per week.

    Our approach to recruitment:

    We value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from women and people with a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background.

    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.

    Key documents:

    The full job description and person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded below.

    Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the UK at time of application.

    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.

    Key dates:

    • Closing date: Tuesday 2 February 2021, 9am.
    • Interviews: Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 February 2021.
  • Assistant Suivi Evaluation dans le cadre du programme d'appui a la valorisation des produits forestiers non ligneux - phase 3| Burkina Faso

    Tree Aid est une organisation britannique de développement établie en 1987. Présente au Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Niger et Ethiopie, Tree Aid a pour objectif de réduire la pauvreté et protéger l’environnement dans les zones arides d’Afrique en aidant les populations rurales les plus pauvres à générer des revenus à partir de l’arbre, tout en leur apportant un appui pour la gestion des ressources naturelles.

    Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du programme d’appui à la valorisation des produits forestiers non ligneux – Phase 3, Tree Aid recherche des candidatures pour le recrutement au poste d’Assistant Suivi Evaluation.

    Principales taches et responsabilités :

    1. Assurer l’exécution du système de suivi-évaluation participatif du programme et former les agents techniques sur le suivi et la capitalisation des expériences du programme.

    2. Appuyer au développement et l’utilisation des outils de collecte de données, les analyses des données, le rapportage technique du projet en collaboration avec les partenaires, la gestion et la mise à jour des différentes bases de données.

    3. Organiser les missions de suivi conjointes sur le terrain et tenir à jour la planification des activités en fonction du PTBA adopté.

    4. Autres taches :

    • Contribuer au processus de planification stratégique annuel de Tree Aid.
    • Effectuer d’autres tâches liées aux travaux du programme en accord avec le supérieur hiérarchique.
    • Contribuer au suivi évaluation des autres projets et programmes pays selon les besoins.
    • Le cas échéant, représenter le bureau de Tree Aid en Afrique de l’Ouest aux réunions et ateliers se rapportant au travail de Tree Aid, comme convenu avec le responsable hiérarchique.

    Qualifications et experiences :

    Il / elle aura les qualifications et expériences suivantes :

    • Minimum BAC +3 en géographie, statistique, socio économie ou tout autre diplôme pertinent,
    • Minimum 5 ans d’expérience en suivi évaluation des projets de développement,
    • Expériences dans la collecte de données, l’analyse et le traitement de données, le suivi des performances, la gestion des bases de données et des plateformes de donnée, la réalisation d’études d’impact et l’élaboration des rapports périodiques d’activités.

    Connaissances et competences :

    • Fortes compétences dans logiciels tels que Excel, Word, Powerpoint, SPSS, Sphinx, ARCGIS
    • Capacité à développer et éditer des enquêtes au format ODK (Open Data Kit), KoBocollect ;
    • Capacité à fusionner, analyser et représenter les données de formulaires ODK dans des formats divers
    • Avoir d’excellentes capacités rédactionnelles se traduisant notamment par la rédaction des TDR, des guides, des fiches de synthèse et des notes de capitalisation d'expériences relatifs à la planification et au suivi-évaluation ;
    • Avoir une bonne connaissance des outils et logiciels informatiques de bureau, de communication électronique, de traitement des données et de suivi-évaluation.
    • Aptitudes à la communication, notamment dans l’animation d’ateliers de formation, de groupes et autres séances de travail ;
    • Très bonnes capacités d’analyse et de synthèse ;
    • Bonnes capacités à écrire et parler le français et une des langues locales de la zone d’intervention ;
    • Excellentes compétences culturelles et aptitudes à bien travailler dans un environnement international avec des personnes de diverses horizons et cultures ;
    • Bonne expérience en SIG ;
    • Être en capacité de travailler sous pression avec une forte orientation résultat.

    Autres exigences/ atouts :

    • Etre apte à réaliser des déplacements dans les zones cibles du projet ;
    • Etre de bonne moralité et capable de travailler sous pression ;
    • Connaissance de l’Anglais est un atout.

    Pour postuler:

    Pour postuler, veuillez envoyer un CV, le formulaire d’égalité des chances et une lettre de motivation montrant comment vous répondez aux spécifications techniques à: tawa.recruitment@treeaid.org

    Documents clés :

    La description complète du poste et Spécifications du Candidat ainsi que le formulaire Egalité des Chances peuvent être téléchargés à partir de notre site Web :

    Dates clés :

    La date de clôture de réception des candidatures est fixée au 21 janvier 2021 au plus tard à 16H00 GMT.

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant | Non-Timber Forest Products Phase 3 Project (PFNL3) | Burkina Faso

    Tree Aid is a British development organisation established in 1987. Operating in Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Niger and Ethiopia, Tree Aid aims to reduce poverty and protect the environment in Africa's dryland areas by helping the poorest rural populations generate income from the trees, while providing support for natural resource management.

    As part of the implementation of the Support for Non Timber Forest Products Phase 3 (PFNL3) project, Tree Aid is seeking candidates for the position of Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant.

    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.

    Key documents:

    The full job descriptions and specifications as well as the Equal Opportunities form can be downloaded below:

    How to apply:

    To apply, please send a CV, equal opportunities form and covering letter showing how you meet the technical specifications to tawa.recruitment@treeaid.org.

    Key dates:

    Closing date for the receipt of applications is 21 January 2021 at 16:00 GMT.

  • Finance Manager (Project Finance)

    • Tree Aid, Bristol
    • Some travel to West Africa
    • Salary: £37,350 + benefits
    • 35 hours per week

    Tree Aid is an international organisation specialising in forestry and natural resource management in the drylands of Africa.

    We are looking to recruit a dynamic and results-driven finance professional with experience in charity project finance.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to support transformational change for some of the world’s poorest people. Tree Aid works in partnership with communities in the drylands of Africa, using forestry and natural resource management to relieve poverty and protect the environment. We are unique in what we do, have great potential and are growing fast. Working within the Finance and Resources team, the Finance Manager’s objectives will be to:

    • Provide the wider team with reliable and timely financial information and analysis of project finances with recommendations for actions.
    • Develop project budgets and monitor performance against them.
    • Provide oversight of and support to Tree Aid’s overseas entities in financial reporting, systems, audits, procedures and resources.
    • Ensure that Tree Aid’s subsidiaries meet all legal and statutory requirements and follow organisational policies.
    • Ensure the integrity of Tree Aid subsidiaries’ financial records and internal controls.

    To be successful as Finance Manager (Project Finance) you will have:

    • A recognised accounting qualification and 5 years’ experience working in international development.
    • Experience of working with budgets and reports for institutional and other donors.
    • A passion for and experience of international development.
    • A willingness to travel and ability to work to tight deadlines.
    • Ability to work in French.

    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.

    Key documents:

    How to apply:

    To apply for this Finance Manager opportunity, please consider the detailed Job Description and send your CV, covering letter explaining your interest and suitability, and an equal opportunities form to recruitment@treeaid.org by 9am on 31st January 2021.

    Key dates:

    • Closing date: 9am on 31st January 2021.

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.