General Call for Applications – Internship

The internship program provides a unique learning opportunity for students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds. GLF interns have the opportunity to work and gain insights into the work within the forum’s four streams of activities: collaborative platforms and event facilitation, outreach and communications, knowledge hub management and curation and learning lab development.
The five cross-cutting themes that inform the forum’s activities are rights, food and livelihoods, measuring progress on climate and the Sustainable Development Goals, financing sustainable landscapes and restoring landscapes.
The intern will work across these key GLF areas, providing background materials and other input. The intern will assist consultants in communication, coordination and knowledge and with other tasks to maximize the GLF’s effectiveness.
Potential duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  1. Assist the GLF team with event planning, communication outreach and the generation of knowledge products.
  2. Support the monitoring of activities and reporting on outputs.
  3. Carry out research on partner organizations, speakers and others who can add value to GLF activities.
  4. Promote and distribute the content of the GLF and Landscapes News across platishers, long-form social media channels, and other forums.
  5. In collaboration with GLF staff, pitch and generate ideas to promote social media and web engagement.
  6. Contribute to facilitation efforts, knowledge curation and the development of the learning lab course and its modules.
  7. Support program activities and administrative tasks.

Education, knowledge and experience

• A recent graduate of, a bachelor’s or master’s program in communications, public relations, journalism, social sciences, international development, environmental science or a related discipline.
• A demonstrated interest in and knowledge of issues related to forests, climate, landscapes and sustainable development.
• Excellent English writing and communication skills.
• Proven skills in social media networking.
• Familiarity with micro-blogging, content marketing, platishers, and forums.
• Experience in campaign management, event coordination and facilitation is a plus.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

• Effective time management and the ability to think strategically and find solutions.
• An excellent eye for detail and dedication to quality outputs.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds and to be a collaborative team player.
• A strong interest in using traditional and digital media to communicate complex information to broad audiences, and in gaining skills in communicating science.

Terms and Conditions

• This is an internship opportunity.
• Duration of assignment: 6 months, with possibility of extension.
• CIFOR may provide interns with a monthly stipend or living allowance in accordance with the project document or as agreed with the sponsor. The stipend or living allowance shall follow the rate used by CIFOR’s Human Resources Unit for interns.
• Under the overall guidance of the GLF Communications and Outreach Director, duties may be completed remotely, or from the CIFOR office in Bogor, Indonesia or from the GLF Secretariat in Bonn, Germany.
• This a home-based position but preferably in Bonn, Germany.

Youth in Landscapes Network Intern

The primary objective
of the Youth in Landscapes Network Intern is to facilitate the growth of the
network through community building, promotion and ensuring that programs serve
the broader youth community through working with the GLF Youth Coordinator.

  •  Coordinate
    regularly with the Youth in Landscapes Steering Committee and GLF Youth
    Coordinator.
  • Assist in
    creating and delivering youth programs at GLF events, primarily the 2-day
    training at GLF Nairobi.
  • Maintain all
    Youth in Landscapes pages on the GLF website.
  • Assist in
    knowledge management and regularly update activities and information of YIL
    partner organizations –  International
    Forestry Students’ Association, Young Professionals for Agricultural
    Development, IFSA, YPARD, GAEA, and others (IAAS, EGEA, GYBN, CSAYN, etc.).
  • Lead
    outreach to associate partners and youth organizations.
  • Facilitate
    engagement and network building on social media (YIL FB groups).
  • Craft
    communications material and regularly promote new opportunities.
  • Undertake
    other key tasks and administration related to young people and GLF as they arise.
  • Promote and
    assist in coordinating youth activities at GLF Nairobi and GLF Bonn, and help
    with related GLF activities.
  • In
    collaboration with GLF staff, pitch and generate ideas for furthering youth
    engagement.
  • Moderate
    social media platforms and newsletter, and maintain website.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • a minimum of three years of BSc completed in international development, natural science, communication or related fields; recent graduates preferred
    • excellent English writing skills
    • experienced with online engagement, youth organizations, capacity development or event-management
    • experienced with WordPress and social media
    • experienced and/or comfortable with remote work.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • effective time management capabilities
    • strong organizational and communication skills.

Terms and Conditions

  • This is an internship opportunity for 6 months.
    • CIFOR may provide the Intern with a monthly stipend or living allowance in accordance with the Project Document or as agreed with the Sponsor. The stipend or living allowance provided to the Intern shall follow the rate used by the Human Resources Unit for Interns at CIFOR.
    • The duty station will be in Bonn, Germany.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 Jul-2018
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

Office Administrator

The GLF Office Administrator is responsible for providing all administrative services (including finance, project management and human resources) to the GLF Secretariat in Bonn.
The GLF Office Administrator will work closely with the GLF Executive Producer and the GLF Global Coordinator to ensure that the above administrative services/operations comply with CIFOR’s guidelines and local regulations and rules.
Finance and project management
  • Ensure that the financial administration of the GLF Secretariat is properly executed, and that all the financial operations in the office comply with existing financial regulations, rules and other instructions.
  • Contribute to developing or updating the financial and administrative policies and procedures manual for the GLF Secretariat, in collaboration with the Finance team at headquarters.
  • Communicate and enforce finance rules, requirements and timelines. Follow through with implementing financial tools and processes within the office.
  • Assist the GLF Executive Producer and the three core function leaders in managing budgeted activities.
  • Play an active role in preparing the annual program and work budgets for the GLF Secretariat and other budget proposals for submission to donors and funding agencies.
  • Manage cash flows and ensure that relevant obligations and disbursements are released correctly and on time.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and documents for the GLF Executive Producer and the three core function leaders’ approval and submission to the Team Leader of Finance.
  • Manage the fixed assets inventory and oversee the purchasing of equipment and supplies according to procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist in resource planning with the GLF Secretariat team or function leader, in line with project costing (or full cost recovery) methodology, BMUB and BMZ policies.
  • Assist the GLF Secretariat team in developing or modifying project timelines and resource requirements.
Human resources
  • Provide support to the Human Resources team at headquarters on human resources matters.
  • Assist the GLF Executive Producer in developing strategies for a staffing.
  • Assist the GLF Executive Producer in developing safety guidelines including evacuation plans.
  • Assist in staff recruitment and placement through preparing vacancy announcements, reviewing applications, facilitating candidate interviews and drafting selection recommendations for Human Resources at headquarters.
  • Oversee the administration of staff salaries, benefits and entitlements.
  • Assist in the follow-up of performance appraisals for all national staff.
  • Conduct salary surveys, and undertake benefits and job classification benchmarking activities for national staff.
  • Follow up and update the Health, Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Long Term Disability (LTD) and other insurance plans for national staff in Bonn, in line with the CIFOR policy for Germany.
Administration
  • Assist the GLF Executive Producer and the GLF Global Coordinator in strategic planning (in terms of staffing, office space, resources or office materials).
  • Supervise operational staff and provide general management support to the GLF Executive Producer.
  • Interface with public administrators, banks and service providers.
  • Assist the GLF Executive Producer in communicating organizational office progress, goals and news within the office.
  • Serve as officer-in-charge as required in the absence of the GLF Executive Producer for administrative and operational issues.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the supervisor.
Grants and contracts
  • Monitor agreements with partners (MoUs, LoAs) both for compliance of all parties and to ensure timely negotiation of renewal, where appropriate in collaboration with the Project Management Coordination team at headquarters.

Education, knowledge and experience

• degree in management, accounting or equivalent; a combination of education and experience
• at least 5 years of experience in finance, budgeting and administrative matters
• excellent financial and administrative skills
• training and experience in a human resources field will be an advantage
• familiar with international finance, accounting, and human resources policies and practices
• familiar with working in an international, multicultural and fast-paced environment
• fluent in English and German.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

• self-motivated, energetic, resourceful and able to find creative solutions
• able to strategize at both macro and micro levels
• a team player with outstanding interpersonal communications skills
• outstanding diplomatic and negotiation skills
• proven ability to work well under pressure.

Terms and Conditions

• The duty station will be in Bonn, Germany.
• CIFOR’s employment conditions follow local labor laws and regulations. CIFOR will employ suitable candidates regardless of nationality, provided that he/she complies with the local requirements for working at the posting location.
• Competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience is offered.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 Jul-2018
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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The Chief of Knowledge leads one of three principal functions of the GLF secretariat – the other being production of events & news, and building the community of landscapes network. The Chief of Knowledge is responsible for two distinct components of GLF: Knowledge sharing and Learning.  Knowledge sharing implies to engage with research institutions and other institutions and networks that may provide findings and experiences relevant to landscape management and the landscape approach. It also includes leading on knowledge and experience of landscape management in relation to all GLF events.  Learning implies to develop education/training opportunities on different levels and for different age groups that raise awareness and enable the scaling-up of sustainable landscapes based on the GLF vision.

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