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Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Coordinator – Africa

  • Staff
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Deadline: 03 July 2022
  • Partner: GLF

Job Description

  1. Develop a GLF Africa regional plan for 2022-2023 with input from the GLF global team, manage the associated program budget and supervise the GLF Africa regional team to ensure its successful implementation and establish a positive work culture, working procedures, and methods for team collaboration (CIFOR-ICRAF-GLF)
  2. Conceptualize the GLF Africa regional annual conferences, coordinate its planning, preparation and delivery, particularly in agenda-setting,  in close coordination with the Knowledge team and GLF Africa and Global teams
  3. In support of GLF’s global strategy, lead the development of regional coalitions and activities through the GLF Africa Knowledge Committee, which mobilize the GLF partner network’s experience, particularly within CIFOR-ICRAF, to capitalize on key policy opportunities, and strengthen the GLF Africa Hub’s influence in regional initiatives, policies and narratives
  4. Work closely with the GLF Knowledge team to develop a strategic and comprehensive long-term approach, which integrates current proposals with future growth opportunities to advance GLF’s global objectives 
  5. Collaborate closely with GLF Directors, Managers, and GLF Regional Coordinator, Central and Latin America to identify a common approach for GLF regionalization and ensure regional plans are aligned and complimentary, to inform and strengthen GLF’s global strategy.
  6. Oversee the GLF Africa Communications Officer, ensure strong collaborations with other regional innovation focal points, and coordinate the hiring and recruitment of additional consultants and/or interns as needed. 
  7. Coordinate the design and delivery of an annual GLF Africa outcome story that demonstrates the impact of GLF Africa activities on regional policies, narratives, and initiatives.
  8. Maintain regular communication and ensure strong collaboration with CIFOR/ICRAF scientists and research programs to further program implementation and delivery 
  9. Contribute to fundraising and resource mobilization efforts in the region.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of experience preferably in environmental sciences, sustainable agriculture or sustainable development fields.
  • Experience working on environmental or development issues in Africa, preferably in sustainable agriculture or landscape topics.
  • Experience with developing campaigns which engage policymakers or private sector actors.
  • Experience in partnership engagement or coalition-building
  • Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating complex projects.
  • Understanding and experience with GLF Charter Members and partners in Africa is an asset.
  • A team player who thrives with creative freedom.

 

Job Summary

The GLF Coordinator – Africa. is responsible for shaping and overseeing a GLF regional program of work in Africa while enhancing GLF’s visibility in the region. As such, the Regional Coordinator plays a critical role in strengthening GLF’s global strategy, through an informed regional approach. The Regional Coordinator will supervise a GLF Africa team, work closely with GLF Innovation coordinators to enhance implementation, and support partner engagement to maximize synergies.

 

Application process

The application deadline is 03 Jul-2022

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