Thursday, October 4, 2012

Center for International Forestry Research

The Center for International Forestry Research advances 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 Senior Project Officer for the Forests and Governance Programme
The Senior Project Officer to the Programme Director of Forests and Governance, Forests, will assist in monitoring the implementation of the related projects under the supervision of the Programme Director. The Senior Project Officer will work closely with Component Leaders, Research Project/Task Managers, Finance & Human Resources offices, the Project Management & Fund-raising offices and Information Services Group (ISG) in performing the following activities:
Duties and Responsibilities: 
(1) Develop contracts and contract amendments with partners, collaborators and Senior Research Associates in close consultation with project managers and liaise with CIFOR’s contract management unit;
(2) Work with Component Leaders, Project Managers, the Project Management & Fund-raising and ISG staff to monitor and ensure timely technical reporting and deliverables to partners and collaborators;
(3) Remind and assist the research staff in completing and submitting project timesheets;
(4) Work with Finance staff to prepare quarterly updates of the financial status of the Programme as well as for periodic financial reporting to donors;
(5) Manage and update the Programme’s project database and project management system (SIIS); 
(6) Provide logistics support for CIFOR-hosted meetings and workshops, and work closely with other programme support staff and the ISG’s staff;
(7) Other duties as assigned.
Details of duties, assignments and objectives will be further discussed and laid out in the staff’s annual performance contract.
Education, Experience and Technical Skills:
- Bachelor or Masters degree in relevant fields, with 7 years of relevant experience.
- Relevant experience in project administration and management. Experience in finance and accounting is preferred.
- Good understanding of financial management and human resources procedures.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- Strong computer skills in word processing, database and other relevant office applications.
- Competent in personal organization and priority setting, with the ability to work effectively under time pressure and manage multiple priorities. 
- Have initiative and capable of working independently as well as an effective team player.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with people in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment. 
- Experience working with a wide and diverse network of groups and individuals.
Application process
Please send your letter of interest and CV, including contact information for three referees to: 
Human Resources Department, CIFOR 
Please indicate the position in the email subject line.
To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our web site at


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