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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.

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: Head of Programmes Design & Advocacy

    Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso with Competences in all Tree Aid West Africa Countries

    Type of contract: 2 years contract renewable to open-ended contract subject to performance and fund availability

    Responsible to: Regional Director of West Africa

    Responsible for: Technical Coordinators (WA), Gender and Social Inclusion Officer

    Application deadline: 28/01/2024 

    About the role: 

    The Head of Programmes Design & Advocacy is a key member of the West Africa Management Team and along with the Director Regional of West Africa, the Head of Programme Implementation and the Head of Finance & Resources is responsible for leading and supporting West Africa operations.

    • Leadership and Strategy planning  
    • Programme Development & Design  
    • Programme quality and technical support
    • Safety, Security and others

    About you: 

    Qualifications: 

    • Educated to Degree level (Master 2 or Engineer) in rural development, forestry, agronomy, agroforestry, business development or agro-economy (E)

    Experience:

    • Experience of developing and designing forestry and agroforestry projects, NTFP value chains, Nature Based solutions, sustainable land and forest management, forest governance in an international development organization (E)
    • Experience of obtaining funding for projects focused on forestry and agroforestry (D)
    • Experience working with governments and international funding agencies (D)

    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 

    Our 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 

     

    For full details of this position please see the person specification below.  

    To apply, please send your CV, Equal Opportunity Review form and cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria of the person’s specifications to tawa.recruitment@treeaid.org

    Closing date: January 28th 2024 at 16:00 GMT

    Key documents: 

    The full job description and individual specifications, as well as the Equal Opportunity Review form, can be downloaded from www.treeaid.org by clicking on the links below:

    - Equal opportunities monitoring form 

    - Head of Programmes Design & Advocacy

    Our approach to recruitment:  

    We recruit openly and transparently and employ people according to their ability to assume the position for which they are recruited. We ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment because of disability, gender, race, religion or creed, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status or family responsibilities outside of work hours.

    We value diversity and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

    Tree Aid is committed to protecting individuals within its programs from exploitation and abuse and is a signatory to the “Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.” The incumbent of the position will be required to sign the Tree Aid Safeguard Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

  • Title: Head of Programmes Design & Advocacy

    Location: Accra, Ghana with several travel in the country and where it needs

    Type of contract: Local Ghana, starting with a 2-year contract and renewable to open-ended contract according to performance and funds availability.

    Responsible to: Regional Director of West Africa

    Responsible for: Country Programme Manager, Country Finance Officer

    Application deadline: 28/01/2024 

    About the role: 

    This is a fantastic opportunity to support transformational change in the drylands of Africa, using forestry and natural resource management to relieve poverty and protect the environment. Tree Aid is unique in what we do and have great potential and are growing fast. The role will support the development of Tree Aid’s programme in Ghana – through strong relationships with other like-minded NGOs, government, UN agencies and donors.

    • Support on the development and implementation of a 5-year strategic plan for Tree Aid’s work in Ghana.
    • Develop new partnerships with a view for potential collaboration and joint programming where desirable.
    • Develop strong programme proposals for funding with the collaboration of his colleagues and working with the West Africa Head Program Design and UK Programmes team.
    • Development and implementation of strong advocacy programme for Tree Aid Ghana.
    • Working with Country Programme, West Africa and UK staff to oversee delivery of projects in Ghana.
    • Manage the growing of Ghana team.

    About you: 

    Qualifications: 

    • Educated to Degree level (Master 2) in rural development, agroforestry, business development or agro-economy (E)

    Experience:

    • Experience of developing and implementing forestry projects an international development organisation (E)
    • Experience of obtaining funding for projects focused on forestry (D)
    • Experience working with Ghana government and international funding agencies (D)

    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 

    Our 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 

     

    For full details of this position please see the person specification below.  

    To apply, please send your CV, Equal Opportunity Review form and cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria of the person’s specifications to tawa.recruitment@treeaid.org

    Closing date: January 28th 2024 at 16:00 GMT

    Key documents: 

    The full job description and individual specifications, as well as the Equal Opportunity Review form, can be downloaded from www.treeaid.org by clicking on the links below:

    - Equal opportunities monitoring form 

    - Country Director - Ghana

    Our approach to recruitment:  

    We recruit openly and transparently and employ people according to their ability to assume the position for which they are recruited. We ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment because of disability, gender, race, religion or creed, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status or family responsibilities outside of work hours.

    We value diversity and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

    Tree Aid is committed to protecting individuals within its programs from exploitation and abuse and is a signatory to the “Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.” The incumbent of the position will be required to sign the Tree Aid Safeguard Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

  • Tree Aid is seeking consultancy services to conduct a comprehensive security audit across our organisational units.

    We're on the hunt for an experienced provider who can conduct a security audit, with a primary focus on our Burkina Faso office, and oversight of other African offices, including Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Ghana, and Senegal.

    You will work with Tree Aid to ensure alignment with local security levels and inform future safety measures, based on lessons learned and best practices. 

    Learn more and read our full proposal below: 

    Request for Proposal - Security Audit Consultancy Services 

    How to apply: 

    To apply, please send an enquiry email to: recruitment@treeaid.org 

     

UK Vacancies 

  • Title: Advocacy Advisor

    Location: Bristol, UK (negotiable) – the role is hybrid, with the option to work from home, but requiring at least 1 day per week in the Bristol office. 

    Contract: 2-year contract with possibility of extension  

    Working hours: Full-time, 35 hours a week - with a flexible working hour policy based on core hours (10:00- 15:00) 

    Salary: £41,619pa + competitive holiday + pension 

    Application deadline: 06/02/2024 at 5 pm 

    An exciting opportunity has arisen at Tree Aid for an Advocacy Advisor focused on building, implementing and monitoring advocacy strategies and action plans with our country teams. Join Tree Aid as we expand our operations in a rapidly evolving field to further increase our impact and influence across the drylands of Africa. In this critical period in the global fight against the climate and biodiversity crisis, this newly created position will play a key role. 

    Tree Aid works with people in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving people’s incomes, and restoring and protecting land. Led by local people, our projects promote nature-based solutions (NbS) that harnesses biodiversity and ecosystem services to reduce vulnerability and build resilience to climate change. Since 1987, we have grown more than 22 million trees and worked with more than 1.8million people. We currently have operations in 6 countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal. 

    The Advocacy Advisor is a new position that will work within the UK Advocacy Team to coordinate and support the process of creation and implementation of national advocacy strategies and action plans across our countries of operations. The position will build capacity and support our growing in-country teams. The role includes policy analysis, coaching and mentoring, proving strategic and operational training, and coordination and collaboration across our UK and in-country programmes and advocacy teams. 

    About the role:

    As the Advocacy Advisor, you will: 

    • Provide trainings, support and host workshops with the advocacy teams in TA countries of work, to develop (i) multi-year national advocacy strategies with clear theory of change and goals and (ii) yearly measurable action plans 
    • Monitor and provide support to TA in-country teams in the implementation phase of their advocacy plans to ensure delivery and continuous learning and improvement 
    • Act as a bridge between TA in-country and UK advocacy team to ensure coherence and complementarity of advocacy development and plans (ex: Internal reporting, evidence development, messaging, etc) 
    • Participate in relevant international and national advocacy events and coalitions  
    • Support in the organisation of yearly advocacy staff workshops and other relevant advocacy event 

    About you: 

    You will have demonstrable experience developing advocacy strategies and action plans. With excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work across cultures, languages, and busy workloads with competing priorities, you will be confident in running trainings and workshops both on strategic and operational issues (online and in person). 

    Inspired by Tree Aid’s mission to alleviate poverty whilst improving the sustainable management and restoration of ecosystems, 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. 

    Benefits: 

    Optional benefits of working at Tree Aid include: 

    • A contributory pension scheme (you contribute at least 2% and we will contribute 6%) 
    • 33 days holiday (inc bank holidays) +1 more day per year up to 38 holiday days 
    • Flexible, hybrid working 
    • Quarterly social events 
    • Opportunity to take free weekly French lessons to support communication with our colleagues in West Africa 

    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 

    Our 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 

     

    How to apply: 

    To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the person specification to recruitment@treeaid.org 

    Application deadline: 5 pm on Tuesday, 6 February 2024 

    First round of Interviews will be held on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February 2024. (This will be a remote interview process). 

    Key documents: 

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

    - Equal opportunities monitoring form 

    - Advocacy Advisor person spec and job description

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

    Our approach to recruitment:  

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

    We value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds.  

    Tree Aid is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has signed up to the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. The job holder will be expected to sign Tree Aid’s Safeguarding Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. 

     

  • Title: Advocacy Advisor

    Location: Bristol, UK (negotiable) – the role is hybrid, with the option to work from home, but requiring at least 1 day per week in the Bristol office. 

    Contract: 2-year contract with possibility of extension  

    Working hours: Full-time, 35 hours a week - with a flexible working hour policy based on core hours (10:00- 15:00) 

    Salary: £41,619pa + competitive holiday + pension 

    Application deadline: 06/02/2024 at 5 pm 

    An exciting opportunity has arisen at Tree Aid for an Advocacy Advisor focused on leading on one of the priorities of our Global Advocacy Agenda: Improving the accessibility of international climate and development funding for local communities across the drylands of Africa, with a strong focus on the Great Green Wall (GGW) Initiative.   

    Join Tree Aid as we expand our operations in a rapidly evolving field to further increase our impact and influence across the drylands of Africa. In this critical period in the global fight against the climate and biodiversity crisis, this newly created position will play a key role. 

    Tree Aid works with people in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving people’s incomes, and restoring and protecting land. Led by local people, our projects promote nature-based solutions (NbS) that harnesses biodiversity and ecosystem services to reduce vulnerability and build resilience to climate change. Since 1987, we have grown more than 22 million trees and worked with more than 1.8million people. 

    The Advocacy Advisor – Great Green Wall is a new position that will work within the UK Advocacy Team to coordinate and support the Mosaic Coalition which Tree Aid has built in partnership with ICRAF CIFOR and ReSaD (Réseau Sahel Désertification). This coalition aims to (1) facilitate a more direct disbursement of funding to local civil society and communities in the GGW to restore their environment, and (2) promote locally led land governance across the GGW.  

    The position will aim to raise visibility of its messaging and mission among relevant donors, funders and policy makers, both in country and internationally across the Great Green Wall. The advisor will provide strategic advice to shape the Mosaic coalition strategy & action plan, oversee the development of adequate evidence and lead on its dissemination through engagement in relevant networks and events. 

    About the role:

    As the Advocacy Advisor, you will: 

    • Monitor international ongoing conversations about the reform of international climate & development funding towards more locally led disbursement channels, especially in the GGW Initiative 
    • Provide strategic advice to support the shaping of the Mosaic coalition strategy and advocacy plan 
    • Coordinate and mobilise Mosaic coalition actors (ICRAF, Resad and others) 
    • Extend, manage and maintain key relationships for the Mosaic coalition 
    • Oversee the development of relevant evidence to support our advocacy messaging 
    • Engage in high-level international coalitions, events and networking in line with our goals. 

    About you: 

    You will have demonstrable experience in carrying out impactful advocacy and in engaging with relevant GGW political and financial stakeholders. With excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work across cultures, languages, and busy workloads, you will be able to coordinate multiple actors around exciting initiatives that you will lead, tapping into your understanding of the evolving trends and stakeholders in international climate & development funding.  

    Inspired by Tree Aid’s mission to alleviate poverty whilst improving the sustainable management and restoration of ecosystems, 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. 

    Benefits:

    Optional benefits of working at Tree Aid include: 

    • A contributory pension scheme (you contribute at least 2% and we will contribute 6%) 
    • 33 days holiday (inc bank holidays) +1 more day per year up to 38 holiday days 
    • Flexible, hybrid working 
    • Quarterly social events 
    • Opportunity to take free weekly French lessons to support communication with our colleagues in West Africa 

    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 

    Our 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 

     

    How to apply: 

    To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the person specification to recruitment@treeaid.org 

    Application deadline: 5 pm on Tuesday, 6 February 2024.  

    First round of Interviews will be held on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February 2024. (This will be a remote interview process).  

    Key documents: 

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

    - Equal opportunities monitoring form 

    - Advocacy Advisor - Great Green Wall, person spec & job description

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

    Our approach to recruitment:  

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

    We value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds.  

    Tree Aid is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has signed up to the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. The job holder will be expected to sign Tree Aid’s Safeguarding Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. 

  • Title: Programme Manager 

    Location: One day a week in Bristol, remote with occasional travel to Africa for work purposes

    Contract: Full-time, permanent 

    Working hours: 35 hours a week - with a flexible working hour policy based on core hours (10:00- 15:00) 

    Salary: £41,619pa + competitive holiday + pension 

    Application deadline: Wednesday 7 February 2024

    We have a fantastic opportunity for a Programme Manager to work with Tree Aid, based in the UK. 

    About the role:

    As Programme Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of the Tree Aid portfolio. 

    Supported by two Programme Officers (to be line managed by you), and overseeing the delivery of some projects yourself, you will work with UK and Regional and country office Programme and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning staff to track delivery and reporting on Tree Aid projects, reporting any major issues and successes to the Head of Programme Management. 

    As Programme Manager, you will be expected to: 

    • Line manage programme officers, to monitor – and directly support where necessary – projects, in being on-track with their delivery in terms of donor compliance, timeframe, budget and objectives 
    • Provide backstopping to specific projects within the Tree Aid portfolio, ensuring that they too are on-track 
    • Act as a focal point for donors where it is necessary in managing project contracts 
    • Support the Head of Programme Management in improving Programme Management systems and processes and raising any major issues in the projects 

    About you: 

    As Programme Manager, you will have a wealth of experience in project/contract management ideally in an international development organisation.  

    You will also have the following knowledge, experience, and skills:  

    • A commitment to Tree Aid's values
    • Able to work as part of a cross-cultural team particularly with staff for whom English is not their first language
    • Able to work flexibly and be adaptable
    • Shows Initiative, and can work with minimum supervision
    • 5 years’ experience of project / contract management ideally in an international development organisation
    • Demonstrable experience of managing complex projects and collaborating with several colleagues across countries
    • Experience of managing teams, including remotely
    • Excellent IT skills, specifically Excel  

    Benefits:

    Optional benefits of working at Tree Aid include: 

    • A contributory pension scheme (you contribute at least 2% and we will contribute 6%) 
    • 33 days holiday (inc bank holidays) +1 more day per year up to 38 holiday days 
    • Flexible, hybrid working 
    • Quarterly social events 
    • Opportunity to take free weekly French lessons to support communication with our colleagues in West Africa 

    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 

    Our 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 

     

    How to apply: 

    To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the person specification to recruitment@treeaid.org 

    Application deadline: Wednesday 7 February 2024.  

    Interviews will be held on the week commencing 12 February 2024. 

    Key documents: 

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

    - Equal opportunities monitoring form 

    - Programme Manager person spec & job description

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

    Our approach to recruitment:  

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

    We value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds.  

    Tree Aid is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has signed up to the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. The job holder will be expected to sign Tree Aid’s Safeguarding Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. 

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