Senior Scientist Forestry/Deputy Country Coordinator Cameroon

CIFOR ICRAF

(Readvertised – “those who previously applied do not need to apply again”)
To provide leadership on forestry research in central Africa and promote impact of CIFOR-ICRAF work on decision making and practices related to the management of forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin. Act as deputy to the country coordinator.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Project management, including
    budgeting, expenditure management, reporting, supervision of project staff:
    lead the management of projects with an aggregated budget of more than EUR 15
    million (RESSAC, OFAC-CE and CAFI Congo)

  2. Leadership role in Science-Policy
    dialogue: provide leadership to the scientific and academic college of the
    Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), the Network for Forestry Research in
    central Africa (R2FAC) and the Congo Basin Science Initiative.

  3. Leadership role in the promotion of
    impact of CIFOR-ICRAF research in multiple countries: Interact with governments
    and regional bodies in charge of forest policy and decision making to improve
    the management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.

  4. Produce scientific and policy
    publications to advance African and tropical forest ecosystems management.

  5. Fund
    raising: lead the development of proposals.


Requirements

  • PhD in forestry.
  • At least 15 years of research-development experience in the
    domain of sustainable forest and natural resource management in Central Africa.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management,
    including financial management, partner relations and supervision of staff.

Education, knowledge and experience

•PhD in forestry.
•At least 15 years of research-development experience in the domain of sustainable forest and natural resource management in Central Africa.
•At least 5 years’ experience in project management, including financial management, partner relations and supervision of staff.

Terms and conditions

•This is a Globally Recruited position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience.
•The duty station will be Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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