Specialist in Forestry, Plant Production/Protection

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Provide technical and implementation support to FAOSAP projects with emphasis on TCP/TOK/3601, TCP/MIC/3601, TCP/PLW/3602, TCP/MAS/3601, GCP/VAN/001/GFF, GCP/TON/001/GFF,GCP/KIR/010/GFF, TCPTUV/3703;
  • Support the design and implementation of policies, regulatory frameworks and institutional arrangements supportive of inclusive, equitable, effective, and efficient systems;
  • Promote the regular use of knowledge, information and early warning for evidence-based decision making and monitoring
  • Support the development and presentation of information and training materials; the promotion of best practices, capacity development and knowledge sharing;
  • Ensure the timely provision of inputs (i.e. personnel, equipment, supplies)
  • Analyse information, data, statistics, and/or trends for the preparation of plans, strategies, reports, policies and/or other products;
  • Provide technical and operational support for emergency and resilience programmes and strengthen country preparedness and response at all levels;
  • Monitor and provide support to resource mobilization activities, maintain information and prepare related reports
  • Enable producers and vulnerable groups to become agents of change and innovators and to achieve sustainable increases in production and productivity;
  • Support development of baseline survey on forestry and agricultural activities;
  • Empower rural communities and their organizations, and particularly youth, women and vulnerable groups, to access productive resources, services, markets, productive employment and decent work opportunities, social protection systems
  • Provide technical support to the development and implementation of Regional initiatives for SAP;
  • Prepare terminal statements and the completion of projects;


International Wildlife Specialist

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Assist in the start-up activities of the project together with Serbian project partners, review of current situation of wildlife management and related sectors. Participate in an introductory meeting with representatives of government and state institutions as well as the National Project Coordinator (NPC), and national consultants involved (activity 1.1).Participate in the discussions at the stakeholder consultation on legislation (activity 1.3)
  • Participate in the discussion with policy makers on recommendations for legal amendments (activity 1.5)
  • Participate, lead discussions and give presentation in the workshop to assess information needs in relation to a future game, hunting and trade management and monitoring system (activity 2.2) and elaborate a proposal for a future game, hunting and trade management and monitoring system (including good practices) with the support of with the International Game Monitoring Consultant (IMC) (activity 2.3)
  • Provide support to the IMC in preparing background material and conducting workshop on good practices for assessing quality of habitats and carrying capacities in relation to specific game species (activity 3.2)
  • Together with the IMC prepare training material and assist in conducting training of staff of national and local authorities, as well as wildlife managers to implement the future game management and monitoring system (activity 2.5) 
  • Prepare and present draft of the National Game Management Programme (NGMP) in the final national seminar (activity 1.6)

Senior Scientist, Value Chains, Finance and Investments

Duties and responsibilities

Science, outreach and engagement, and
capacity development (50%)

  • Undertake scientific and implementation
    activities within the VFI Theme and facilitate interactions with those from
    other Themes at CIFOR as appropriate.
  • Provide scientific guidance and ensure that
    the concepts and methods of the research carried out are appropriate and meet
    the highest scientific standards, reflecting up-to-date scientific methods and
  • Define and implement research activities in
    important and emerging areas of research, especially those embraced under the
    VFI Theme.
  • Identify and support progress along impact
    pathways to ensure the relevance of research to target policy arenas and
    practitioner communities.
  • Write and supervise publications and other
    scientific communications related to research activities.
  • Disseminate science through social and other media
    (e.g. infobriefs and blogs).
  • Contribute to policy-science dialogue of
    relevant projects, especially those included in the VFI Theme.
  • Contribute to the organization and scientific
    content of CIFOR-hosted events and other conferences including workshops,
    retreats and meetings.
  • Lead and supervise the capacity development
    initiatives of projects under implementation, especially those relevant to the VFI
    Theme and contribute to other capacity development efforts.
  • Supervise national staff, students and junior
    scientists in their learning and professional development by providing
    feedback, coaching, mentoring and resources, and by identifying learning goals
    and opportunities for professional development.
  • Coordinate the implementation of projects
    while ensuring the proper management of available financial and human resources
    for the achievement of expected project outcomes.

Strategic partnership and policy engagement (25%)

  • Maintain and further develop high-level
    relationships with key CIFOR partners and stakeholders; including national
    governments; multilateral, international and regional organizations; donor
    agencies; nongovernmental organizations; and research institutions.
  • Provide support to the coordination of and
    collaboration with other CGIAR centers working with the CGIAR Research Programs
    of which CIFOR is a member.
  • Define and implement strategies for policy
    engagement to contribute to the achievement of outcomes and impacts from key
    research and findings.
  • In collaboration with the Communications,
    Outreach and Engagement Team (COE), other Team Leaders and Scientists, ensure
    that information about CIFOR and the outcomes of its research are effectively
    conveyed to partners and target audiences.
  • Contribute to communication targeted at
    policy makers (including workshops, website and policy briefs) about relevant
  • Represent CIFOR in national, regional and/or
    global science-policy dialogue, as appropriate.

Proposal development and resources mobilization

  • Work with Team Leaders, the Resource
    Mobilization Team, and with scientists as appropriate, to identify and develop
    strategies to secure funding to enable research agendas.
  • In conjunction with relevant scientists and other
    Team Leaders, contribute to the development of research and other proposals in
    support of CIFOR research and policy engagement.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with the potential
    to contribute to successful fund raising in areas that contribute to achieve the
    CIFOR mandate and expected outcomes.
  • Coordinate with other CIFOR scientists regarding
    the development of proposals, targeted engagement and other activities that
    require collaborative work across CIFOR’s Themes.

Trade Policy Specialist

Tasks and responsibilities
In close collaboration with all team members the consultant is expected to:
  • Monitor global, regional and bilateral developments with regard to trade and trade policy and prepare analytical studies/reports on the implications for agricultural markets and food security;
  • Analyse relevant data and information, synthesize literature, and support the preparation of knowledge products such as working papers, technical notes and briefs on agricultural trade policy, trade negotiations and the relationship between trade and food security;
  • Plan and execute activities involving technical and organizational support in response to country requests with regard to the design and implementation of agricultural trade policies and contribute to the formulation and delivery of trade-related support under various projects;
  • Participate in missions to FAO member countries to provide technical backstopping to projects and related activities;
  • Develop tailored training modules for e-learning and face-to-face courses on trade, including materials based on relevant case-studies, country examples, materials for the design of interactive scenarios, etc., and contribute to the delivery of training and defining future capacity development events to ensure sustainability of learning;
  • Support stakeholder engagement activities, including dialogue events with relevant ministries and partner organizations to develop trade activities and project proposals based on evidence and analytical findings;
  • Facilitate the organization of workshops and seminars in collaboration with concerned partners;
  • Assist with preparing communicational products related to agricultural trade;
  • Perform other duties as required.

National Admin and Finance Assistant

Tasks and responsibilities

Provide day-to-day administrative support to ensure smooth and timely implementation of project activities in compliance with FAO administrative and financial rules and regulations.
Maintain linkages with FAO administrative and programme support units as well as government counterparts, partners on administrative and financial matters as required.
Compile all related documents for payments and expenses of duty travel, training, and workshops, settlement of check advances in accordance with the FAO’s rules and regulations;
Create vendor, raise Purchase Order on Goods and Services, Travel Authorization and Travel Expenses Claim on Global Resources Management System (GRMS);
Maintain the filing system of the programme
Ensure effective financial recording and reporting system for internal control, audit requirements and processes financial transactions in accurate and timely manner;
Maintain monthly attendance sheets/ timecard and leave records of the national project personnel;
Maintain monitoring tables of local travel authorization, training/ workshops, letter of agreement
Supervise the cleaner and drivers for ensure effective logistic arrangements and vehicles movements as well as office operations;
Assist in the procurement process for project goods, supplies, and services;
Assist project personnel on general administrative matters
Maintain the inventory of the storage items and programme’s assets.
Ensure office running facilities including office supplies (i.e. stationary, utilities, water, electricity, telephones, internet, etc…), ground maintenance, security, transportation and other office services.
Perform other duties as required.

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (Strategic Program 1)

Monitoring & Evaluation

• Support the SP1 team with the Strategic Programme monitoring and evaluation framework and methodologies, including delivering capacity development as required at HQ, Countries and Regional Offices;
• Provide the SP1 Delivery Teams with guidance and support to enhance SP1 2018 operational monitoring and to validate output and outcome level targets;
• Prepare analyses of progress on the implementation of SP1 work plan and support periodic implementation monitoring of SP1 milestones and identification of issues to address and/or lessons learned;
• Support the corporate led processes for development and implementation of baseline and follow-up assessments for the SP outcomes and outputs and, in consultation with OSP, support the corporate outcome assessment (COA);
• Contribute, as needed, to the M&E of Regional Initiatives;
• Review, advise and propose techniques for the continuous improvement of SP1 monitoring and reporting methodology, as necessary and within corporate policies, drawing from the lessons-learning process;


• Provide support to the SP1 Management Team in the management and coordination of HQ and DO units and external partners involved in SP1;
• Develop analysis and recommendations for enhanced performance of the SP1 using corporate information systems and other sources;
• Support the SP1 Management Team and Core Team meeting processes, including ensuring that internal deadlines are met;
• Liaise with corporate units (ESN, ESA, ESS, AGA, TCI, DPS, OCC) to strengthen contribution to the SP1 work plan;
• Perform other duties as necessary;
• Provide support and coordinate follow up activities under the joint SP1/SP4 work on food systems and urban agenda, and other related cross SP work.

Junior communications consultant

The ILC is now seeking a full time junior communications consultant to support content creation within the ILC Global Secretariat.

The key areas of work and specific tasks to be performed by the consultant are the following:

Content creation for ILC website

  • Develop, edit, and update articles for publication on ILC’s website landcoalition.org(requires working with CMS Drupal);
  • Support the communications team in regularly updating the ILC website – ensuring all pages have relevant and timely content; are tagged correctly, translated as needed and all content complies with web and design guidelines;
  • Liaise with colleagues to report on achievements for publishing via news items, blogs and op-ends to give maximum visibility to ILC and member activities;
  • Create content (blogs and news articles) that reflect the successes and stories of ILC and its members from a global perspective;
  • Identify trends and opportunities for ILC to increase user engagement and navigation on the website;
  • Ensurerelevant content on web is in 3 languages;
  • Any other duties as required.

Support and promote internalILC communications

  • Act as Secretariat focal point for ILC’s internal communications tool “Slack”, while supporting staff with least activity/logins;
  • Coordinate with Secretariat and Regional Offices to draft and disseminate bi-weekly internal newsletter (ILC Insider)

Develop content and support management of ILC social media accounts

  • Update ILC member social media list; create original content for ILC’s social media channels to ensure maximum coverage of ILC member activities and achievements;
  • Monitor social media and online presence through the use of social media management tools, data to be used to contribute to annual reporting and to help improve reach and impressions;
  • Keep up-to-date with current trends in the development and land rights community with reposts, re-tweets, and generating related content.

Support implementation of communications strategyfor the 2018 Global Land Forum(www.globallandforum.org)

  • Lead and engage social media squad before and during event, including regular communication to the squad with “pre-packaged” tweets prior to the event and organization of social media breakfasts at the beginning of each day of the GLF;
  • Create and implement schedule for social media posts prior;
  • Any other duties as required.

Other communications functions, including:

  • Support in the drafting of monthly “News from the Network” for ILC members and “Quarterly Update” for our wider network via Mailchimp;
  • Liaise with comms support team (translators, editors, printers), tracking their outputs, following up and providing feedback.


Required skills and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced University degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations or a Social Cciences related field;
  • At least 2 yeasof relevant experience in communications, web-publishing, social media and web-based editorial roles with ability to commission, edit and proof content online or in other digitalformats;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to synthesise complex policy issues into accessible products;
  • Demonstrable creativity and a flair for identifying interesting and newsworthy stories and successfully pitching them to a range of media outlets;
  • Excellent time management, forward planning, and prioritisation skills. Able to work under pressure and to deadlines;
  • Knowledge of networks and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required. Working knowledge of Spanish and French is an asset;
  • Excellent computer literacy, with familiarity with common content managements software (DRUPAL, WordPress), information technologies and web-based analytical tools (Sprout Social, Google Analytics), Mailchimp.


*The Consultant will be hired by the ILC Secretariat initially for up to a 6- month period. The contract may be renewed or extended based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance.  The Consultant will be basedat the ILC Secretariat in Rome, Italy.

Interested candidates should send a CV and letter of intent to the Global Communications Coordinator, Ashley von Anrep at a.vonanrep@landcoalition.org.

Technical Specialist – Climate Change and Green Climate Fund programme support

The consultant will assist Equatorial Guinea’s NDA team to: (i) develop a national GCF country programme and no-objection procedure; (ii) build national capacities to develop, promote, assess, monitor and report GCF country activities; (iiI) establish a transparent institutional structure and coordination mechanism to oversee the country’s GCF programme; (iv) recruit national and international experts, and undertake relevant capacity development exercises; (v) establish a transparent and inclusive consultation process with relevant national actors and sectors as well as international partners to ensure multi-stakeholder engagement during the development and implementation of the GCF country programme.

Agricultural Economist (Team Leader)

The Agricultural Economist will serve as Team Leader in the conduct of the National Food Consumption Quantification Study. The responsibilities of the Agricultural Economist primarily involve development of the Food Production Strategy in terms of conceptual designs, international benchmarking and analysis, and policy recommendations.
For the development of the study, the Expert will be responsible for the following:
  • Develop the framework for the research and analysis in the formulation of Food Production Strategy including the approach in the statistical analysis;
  • Lead in the drafting of the Food Production Strategy that shall contain analysis and projections of consumption and production of major food commodities in the Philippines in the next 15 years
  • Provide technical guidance to the Team that will contribute to the study’s components;
  • Lead field missions, consultations, workshops, and focus group discussions;
  • Lead the coordination correspondence with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other partners in the initiative;
  • Facilitate mentoring session to the involved project personnel composed of representatives from partner government agencies; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Agricultural Specialists

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Support the design and implementation of policies, regulatory frameworks and institutional arrangements supportive of inclusive, equitable, effective, and efficient agricultural systems;
  • Promote the regular use of knowledge, information and early warning for evidence-based decision making and monitoring;
  • Support governments in establishment of enabling environments, including the development of conducive and effective policies, strategies and investment plans, programmes, governance and coordination mechanisms in a cross-sectoral, integrated and participatory way (for Consultants only);
  • Enhance country public and private sector capacities and investments to design, implement and evaluate agricultural policies, strategies and programmes, including through international and regional instruments
  • Enable producers and vulnerable groups to become agents of change and innovators and to achieve sustainable increases in agricultural production and productivity;
  • Formulate and build capacities to implement regional and international standards, agreements and voluntary guidelines and legal, policy and institutional systems and frameworks
  • Support agro-industrial and agribusiness development strategies to promote food value chain efficiency and inclusiveness, and to create enabling environments for agricultural sector and rural development;
  • Support the identification, formulation and implementation of programmes in the promotion of sustainable crop production and diversification; sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development; sustainable livestock production, processing and marketing; and sustainable forest management for rural development, based on expressed priorities of governments;
  • Support the identification, formulation and implementation of programmes in the areas of sustainable land and water resources use, based on expressed priorities of governments;
  • Support the development of adapted varieties and the delivery of quality seeds and planting materials to growers
  • Support the analysis and development of pastoral systems in selected countries, with a particular view of drought preparedness and response, access to resources and integration of pastoral systems with market oriented development;
  • Conduct and maintain research on constraints and best practices related to technical area of expertise and contribute to the development of strategic documents in the respective area;
  • Provide technical backstopping to field projects in technical area of expertise;
  • Perform any other related duties as required;