Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Center for International Forestry Researchadvances (CIFOR)

The Center for International Forestry Researchadvances human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. We are one of 15 centres within the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, and we have offices in Asia, Africa and South America. CIFOR is looking for a "Research Officer for the Global Comparative Study on REDD+, Forests and Livelihoods Programme (Ref. 1241)" Two of CIFOR’s six strategic research domains are: Enhancing the role of forests in climate mitigation and Enhancing the role of forests in adaptation to climate change. The Forests and Livelihoods Programme contributes to each of these strategic research domains. The Research Officer will be part of a Livelihoods/climate team and will support the Scientists in the Livelihoods Programme. He/she will perform a variety of tasks. General duties and responsibilities: (1) Participate in research: - Coordinate research/fieldwork in selected locations. - Participate in fieldwork as required. - Maintain appropriate communications with key stakeholders and partners as requested by project manager. These may include local and national government agencies, environmental and development, social advocacy NGOs, (private companies – if applicable), and donor organizations. - Maintain databases related to the project/programme. - Assist in (literature) review, data analysis, and other tasks supporting research. - Assist with the preparation and publication of research results/reports. - Oversee the development of a database containing the data obtained from interviews and surveys in association with the global comparative work on REDD governance. (2) Provide project management assistance in: - Work with the Senior Project Officer and relevant staff in the management of contracts and agreements with research partners, donors, consultants, and interns. - Contribute to the development of project proposals - Working with the Senior Project Officer in monitoring technical and financial records, in close collaboration with the Finance Unit. - Assist the planning and maintaining of project budgeting, as required. - Assist in reporting (minutes, translation, etc). - Assist in organizing workshops, training or field work as required. (3) Participate in cross-programme/cross project by: - Contribute to the organisation of and participate in activities, meetings and discussions as required. - Assist as and when necessary in annual planning and development of Medium Term Plans as required. - Assist as and when necessary in identifying ways to coordinate projects for the component strategy implementation. Requirements: We are looking for people who share our mission and our commitment to professionalism, innovation, impact and collaboration. The candidate should have Masters degree in the social sciences, economics, forestry, environmental studies, or other related discipline. Have 5-7 years of relevant experience and have strong background in statistics and quantitative analysis. Familiarity with climate change issues is preferred. Excellent written and spoken English is necessary. We are looking for someone who is competent in personal organisation, have initiative and is capable of working independently as well as in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team environment. Application process: The application deadline is 7 September 2012. We will acknowledge all applications, but we will contact only short-listed candidates. Please send your letter of interest and CV, including contact information for three referees to: Human Resources Department, CIFORat Please indicate the position title and its reference number in the email subject line. CIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.


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