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).

Communications Officer

The Regional Coordination Unit in Asia is currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia, hosted by one of ILC’s members – the Consortium for Agrarian Reform (KPA) – a lead people’s organization for agrarian reform in Indonesia.

The Asia communications officer will work as part of the Regional Coordination Unit and reporting directly to the Regional Coordinator, to ensure ILC Asia’s communications activities are reflective of the new operating model 2019-21, and to strengthen the communication strategies and capacities of our Asia members. He/She will work closely with the Global Communications Coordinator based in the ILC Secretariat as part of ILC’s one-team approach, to ensure consistent messaging and strategic communications approaches across the network.

Departmental Lecturer and MSc Course Director; Environmental Change and Management (ECM)

The School of Geography and the Environment is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer and MSc Course Director. The successful candidate will manage and deliver the MSc in Environmental Change and Management (ECM) in conjunction with the programme’s Academic Director and the Director of Graduate Studies.

The MSc/MPhil in Environmental Change and Management aims to produce students with a broad appreciation of all aspects of the management of people and institutions in relation to environmental change. The course emphasises cross cutting, interdisciplinary approaches to the critical environmental problems of our time, especially climate change and adaptation, energy and lower carbon futures, and ecosystem conservation and management.

You will lead in the coordination, teaching, marking and supervision for the ECM course, contribute to the academic administration of the department and maintain an active research and publication profile.

To undertake this role, you will need a doctorate (or have recently submitted) in a field related to the ECM Masters programme and have a track record of post-doctoral research and high quality academic publication in an appropriate field. You will also need to demonstrate an awareness of pedagogic methods and the ability to be an effective teacher of graduate students of high ability by lecturing at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner; supervising MSc dissertations; and undertaking student assessments and examinations.

This post, which will be based at the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), University of Oxford, is a full-time, 5 year departmental appointment with no formal college association, though informal relationships may be established on an individual basis.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 18 January 2019.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in SoGE.

Part-time CREDS Administrator

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to act as Administrator for the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) and as assistant to the co-ordinator for the Oxford Energy Research Network. The post has been established to support the CREDS core team of four communications and knowledge exchange specialists. You will also work with the Director of CREDS and Centre Administrator both of whom are involved in both CREDS and the Energy Network. This will be a 70% FTE/3.5 days per week job of which 60% will be CREDS and 10% on the Oxford Energy Network particularly assisting organising the annual conference.

The duties will include assisting in the organisation of regular external events, attending and facilitating meetings and acting as the first point of contact for visitors. The role will involve working across a large number of University departments, and therefore requires commitment to multi-disciplinary working.

You will have exceptional organisational skills and the ability to draft correspondence, take minutes and to produce well-presented reports. You will have high-level of IT/digital media skills including email, Word, Excel, Access, Eventbrite and finance systems. Experience in event organisation and diary management, including making travel arrangements is essential.
We will be happy to consider requests for flexible working hours.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Tuesday 8 January 2019, and interviews will be held on Monday 14 January 2019.

Director of the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) in association with Linacre College, Oxford

The Director of the ECI will provide leadership, vision and interdisciplinary research direction to the Institute. The successful candidate will be a recognised international expert who provides intellectual leadership and establishes the strategic direction of major, cross-cutting research programmes.

The Director has executive responsibility for the fulfilment of the ECI’s vision by leading and strengthening its research culture; raising the profile and influence of the Institute amongst diverse, high-level external audiences; increasing the standing of the Institute within the University; sustaining and developing stakeholder and funder partnerships; and overall operational management of the Institute. The main duties will be to lead and engage in independent research, produce high-quality publications of an international standard and to write research grant applications generating significant research income.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant discipline or have equivalent experience. The postholder will have demonstrated a global academic reputation in one of the ECI’s related disciplines, successful leadership experience, have a record of excellence in research, publication and teaching, significant experience of inspiring and supporting academic, research and support staff, and significant experience of developing research strategies and managing large research projects.

This post is available for five years fixed term, with the possibility of a second term.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications 12.00 noon on Monday 14 January 2019, and interviews will be held on Monday 25 February 2019.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Economist/Social Scientist for Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Analysis

Summary of responsibilities

  • design and implement a monitoring framework for a multi-country integrated landscape management project coordinated by CIFOR
  • advise on the application of theory of change in project design and implementation
  • manage the collection and use of data for learning and project improvement
  • coordinate the dissemination of emerging project lessons through sub-national, national and international forums.



Education, knowledge and experience

  • University degree in Economics or Social or Environmental Sciences, Forestry or Agricultural Science or any other specialized field of study, ideally with an interface to Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Several years of experience in monitoring & evaluation, theory of change and the management of complex data records
  • Proven ability in project management and partner coordination
  • Very good written and spoken English, ideally French
  • Citizenship of an EU member state is required.