Seeking Permaculture Project Manager for position in Haiti

Published by Web Team on September 7, 2010 in Community News

Fellow travelers,

Please forward to anyone you think may be interested and qualified…

Nouvelle Vie has just been awarded a contract from UN FAO to expand our urban food security efforts in the greater Port-au-Prince area. This is an initial three month program, starting immediately, with strong potential for extension and expansion to other regions of Haiti. A brief description of the project is attached (attach original proposal text), and more information about Nouvelle Vie is available at: www.nouvelleviehaiti.org.

We seek a strong permaculturist with experience working in Haiti to serve as Project Manager for this program. The Project Manager will be responsible for meeting all program deliverables, liasing with FAO program officials, training and supervising 3-4 Nouvelle Vie students who will be working on the project, managing the project budget, participating in all field work (including sourcing / procurement of materials), and preparing both internal reports and reports for FAO. Demonstrated field experience in permaculture is a requirement, including experience in urban agriculture / rice sack gardening, composting, and training / teaching. Experience in Haiti and conversational fluency in French are a must; Kreyol strongly preferred. Compensation: $1,000USD / month, three-month term starting ASAP. This position may lead to a longer term role as the program expands, and / or a training position with Nouvelle Vie; we will soon require a Permaculture trainer to conduct the Permaculture components of a three-month advanced training program to be held in Haiti December 2010-February 2011 for the Nouvelle Vie Youth Corps.
Please send a CV, brief cover letter, and at least two references to: Joshua Tosteson, jilt94@gmail.com
With appreciation,
Josh Tosteson