Consultant Social Media Specialist

CIFOR is seeking an experienced and creative Consultant Social Media Specialist to join our team. As a Consultant Social Media Specialist, you will be responsible for developing and implementing our Social Media strategy to increase our online presence and improve our marketing and engagement efforts. You will be working closely with CIFOR’s digital, editorial and outreach teams.

Intern, Environment Affairs

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s academic background, skill-set, the Intern’s assigned office and duration of internship. Under the Supervision of the Coordinator, duties may include but are not limited to:

•Support the Coordinator of the Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch and team members within UN Environment;

•Contribute to UN Decade related tasks such as set up UN Decade partnership and structures;

•Assist in the organization and servicing of consultation meetings/seminars internal meetings and coordination meetings for UN Decade;

•Draft minutes and briefings;

•Carry out other duties on a needs basis.

Monitoring Evaluation Learning and Impact Assessment Coordinator for the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)

CIFOR is leading the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) – in partnership with Bioversity International, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), Tropenbos International and Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD). FTA is the world’s largest research for development program to enhance the role, the management and governance of forests, agroforestry and tree resources across the landscape, from farms to forests, and along value-chains, to meet the overarching objectives of sustainable development, food security and nutrition, and to address climate change. Impact driven, FTA seeks to develop, provide and promote evidence-based technical, policy and institutional solutions and innovations for farmers, foresters, practitioners, value chain actors and policymakers.

Geographic Information Systems Unit Manager

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Unit Manager will coordinate GIS activities across CIFOR’s research project portfolio and be responsible for managing the workflow and human resourcing of GIS operations across the center. The GIS Unit Manager will collaborate with the Deputy Director Gneneral (DDG)-Research and the Team Leader of Research to Impact (RTI) on institutional direction setting in relation to GIS and will have the responsibility for consolidating and building a centralized GIS Unit within CIFOR’s RTI team.

Communications Intern

Team Leader, Resource Development and Partnerships

The Team Leader for Resource Development and Partnerships will work closely with all leadership teams and across various organizations to enable strategic, disciplined and sustainable financial growth in the future. The purpose of the job is to lead and drive implementation of CIFOR and joint resource mobilization and funder relation strategies, and to strengthen research partnerships to ensure the delivery of CIFOR Strategy 2016–2025: Stepping up to the new climate and development agenda.

Communications Interns

AFIDEP is seeking qualified candidates to fill the positions of Communications Interns. The Communications Interns will support our communications team in the implementation of the Institute’s policy engagement and communications strategy with the focus to raise AFIDEP’s profile and enhance the role of research evidence in development processes in Africa.

Executive secretary

The GFAR Executive Secretary reports to the GFAR Chairperson and Steering Committee on the implementation of the programme of work and

budget of the GFAR Secretariat and to the Assistant Director-General, FAO Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department (AG), on matters regarding the host institution, on any accountability applicable under FAO administrative rules, and in respect of the management of the Secretariat’s work within the framework of FAO rules and procedures.

Team Leader, Research to Impact

The Team Leader of Research to Impact must be a specialist in Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning & Impact Assessment (MELIA), and will be responsible for design and implementation across the CIFOR research portfolio covering monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment activities to enable ongoing learning, and to foster a strong “impact culture.” In addition, the position holder will lead an effort to conduct impact assessments of forestry and natural resource management policies and practices. Part of the role will be to develop and test innovative evaluation and impact assessment approaches.

Under the supervision of the Director General, and working closely with theme leaders, scientists and partners, the incumbent will undertake the following duties:

Coordinate the management of centralized MELIA, knowledge management and geographic information system (GIS) services across CIFOR’s research themes and regional hub offices.

Provide technical leadership for CIFOR’s MELIA activities including: working closely with team leaders and researchers to embed an impact-oriented culture, evaluative thinking and reflective practice in project cycles assisting scientists with outcomes-oriented proposal development, design and planning of research activities providing on-the-job capacity-building support in relation to effective MELIA in research developing and testing of fit-for-purpose, innovative evaluation approaches to assess the influence of policy-oriented natural resources management research overseeing the design and implementation of outcome monitoring protocols to ensure that project/research outcomes are well documented managing a pipeline of evaluation studies for CIFOR in collaboration with project leads supporting external evaluations and reviews of the CIFOR’s work.

Work in close collaboration with the FTA MELIA Coordinator and other MELIA leaders within FTA-participating institutions to devise and jointly implement the FTA workplan on ex ante, ex post impact assessment and outcome evaluations.

Ensure that CIFOR systems and processes are coherent and aligned with FTA and more broadly with CGIAR systems and processes.

Manage and directly deliver MELIA services (outcome-oriented project design, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework development, monitoring system implementation support) as part of large CIFOR-led or multipartner projects.

Co-develop a research stream in partnership with Royal Roads University to investigate the effectiveness of transdisciplinary research in influencing forestry policies and practices.
The details of duties, assignments and objectives will be further discussed annually with the Director General and laid out in the staff member’s annual performance contract.

Landscape Business Strategist

In this role, you will fulfill the position as Director of the Langkloof Honeybush Company. You are responsible for developing and maintaining the strategy of the company together with its key stakeholders (farmers, harvesters, Living Lands, investors), governance and – finance structures, contracts, identification of investment need and finding and managing investors, support with marketing and sales, and organizing shareholders meetings. The Operational Manager of the company will report directly to you. The company currently has two other employees who report to the Operational Manager.

Next to this, Grounded is looking to expand into other landscapes in South Africa – where we can develop landscape companies. Your role will be to scope the opportunities within the country, and to identify and develop new projects.

You will form part of a multi-disciplinary team of landowners, harvesters, farmers, processors, ecologists, agronomists, marketeers and business developers, working collaboratively on this mission. You will report directly to the Directors of Grounded.

The position is based in Cape Town with frequent travelling (expect to be traveling one out of three weeks, mostly within South Africa).