Associate Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Wed, 2016-04-27 20:17
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed term, renewable appointment for its Markets, Trade and Institutions Division.     The Associate Research Fellow will conduct research on issues related to income diversification of rural households, value chain analysis, poverty maps, vertical and horizontal integration in agricultural markets and modern value chains. The Fellow will work on empirical micro econometric modeling, and value chain analysis. Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field; significant applied econometric skills, experience in state of the art value chain analysis, experience of empirical policy-relevant research on agricultural markets in developing countries; strong capabilities in quantitative analysis and ability to use economic theory in innovative and policy relevant ways; experience in collecting and analyzing primary survey data; excellent communication skills in written & spoken English. Goal-oriented and creative team player, possessing excellent knowledge econometric techniques related to market analysis. Work experience in Africa or Asia is highly preferred.
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Project Officer - ROUTES

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-04-26 00:00
TRAFFIC Terms of Reference

LOCATION:
Cambridge, UK
DURATION:
Fixed Term Contract (24 month)
With potential for extension
 
REPORTS TO: 
Project Leader - ROUTES
GRADE:
P1 (£38,000 - £42,000 p.a.) dependent on skills and experience
DEADLINE:
6th May 2016
 
Organisational Background
 
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature.  We actively monitor and investigate wildlife trade and provide information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programmes. TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is an international network, organised into seven regional programmes.
 
TRAFFIC, in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has been chosen to lead implementation of the 'Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species' (ROUTES) partnership over five years. ROUTES brings together international conservation organizations, the transportation and logistics industry, donors and government agencies in an innovative partnership to disrupt wildlife trafficking by reducing the use of legal transportation supply chains. TRAFFIC requires a ROUTES Project Officer, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation to coordinate ROUTES partnership activities, and oversee and coordinate the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning requirements of the ROUTES Partnership.

Characteristic Duties
  • Responsible for the management, coordination and reporting of the ROUTES Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan.
  • Conducts research and analysis, provides strategic guidance and direction for ROUTES, and supports delivery of project management, monitoring and evaluation and related activities. 
  • Researches and synthesizes information and trends on illegal wildlife trade and the transport sector to inform strategic direction and activity design.
  • Ensures monitoring data is applicable to and informs assessments of the ROUTES Theory of Change.
  • Contribute to the planning, coordination, communication and implementation of programmatic activities for TRAFFIC under the USAID funded ROUTES Partnership. 
  • Communicates the work and results to interested institutions including the TRAFFIC Network, the ROUTES Partners, donors, and the general public and identifies opportunities for collaboration on ROUTES.
Specific Duties
  • Responsible for the delivery, tracking and reporting of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan of ROUTES.
  • Performs advanced research to inform and advances policy, and engages major NGO and private sector partners on wildlife trade issues and trends that align with the ROUTES Partnership.  Synthesizes these issues, applies insights to influence priority-setting, investments and field activities to great effect.
  • Collects and manages Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning data in liaison with ROUTES partners and provides quality control of the data.
  • Provides data, reports, and advances development of the collaborative approaches of ROUTES to partners and the wider community. 
  • Builds Monitoring and Evaluation capacity with ROUTES partners and continue to provide support.
  • Works directly with field project personnel, donors, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting of activities.
  • Responsible for the compilation of activity level reporting submitted by Routes partners, and submission in a timely manner.
  • Reviews the status of activity level delivery for TRAFFIC, identifies problems and formulates recommendations for corrective action as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the development of communication material for ROUTES and extending understanding of wildlife trafficking issues.
  • Represents TRAFFIC and the ROUTES Partnership with internal and external audiences as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Full Requirements / Expectations of the Role holder
  • A University Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. environmental science, policy, corporate responsibility, wildlife monitoring) or related field.
  • Strong applied conservation experience, demonstrating experience in wildlife trade monitoring and monitoring and evaluation.   
  • Excellent research design and writing skills and strong analytic skills.
  • Experience working on initiatives with multiple and competing priorities
  • Good interpersonal skills, including experience working with high level partners, as well as navigating multiple teams with competing priorities.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to navigate complex organizational and partnership structures.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with remote teams.
  • Fluency in English; additional language (French, Chinese, Arabic) skills desirable
Deadline is 6th May 2016 and you can apply by clicking on this link: https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=1289 

 
 
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Associate Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Mon, 2016-04-25 16:29
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow under the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) of the Development Strategy and Governance Division and for a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The candidate will provide critical research support for IFPRI’s NSSP program. The Nigeria program has a focus on strategy and policy issues in relation to agriculture, the food system, agricultural transformation, and poverty reduction. The position reports to the Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD) and is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington D.C. The successful candidate is also expected to travel to Nigeria on a regular basis. Please note that Associate Research Fellow appointments at IFPRI have a maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved appointment extensions. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but not limited to: Conducting high-quality research for the NSSP and on the strategic issues of agricultural production, agricultural transformation, rural development, food security and poverty reduction. Working closely with the NSSP Program Leader, (based in Abuja), in order to coordinate and implement IFPRI’s country strategy support program in Nigeria. Assisting with short-term requests for research on Nigeria from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and other national as well as international policymakers. Maintaining active policy communication with national policymakers and researchers through individual consultations, regular policy seminars, policy briefs etc. Assisting with updates on NSSP-related activities by preparing reports, presentations, research papers etc. Maintaining a high level of research output in both IFPRI’s publication outlets as well as peer-reviewed journals respected in the broader scholarly community. Supporting efforts to strengthen the capacity of national research collaborators to conduct scholarly research and communicate the results of empirical research to a broad spectrum of stakeholders. Coordinating with both local and Washington-based staff on specific research activities that fall within NSSP under the supervision of the Senior Research Fellow/Program Leader of IFPRI's Nigeria Country Strategy Program. Any other duties of relevance to the NSSP assigned by the DSG Division Director and the NSSP Program Leader. Required Qualifications: PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Public Policy or closely related field. Demonstrated experience in research on policy issues related to agricultural production, the role of the state, civil society, and markets and trade. Demonstrated ability to design and manage quantitative research studies, including design of field work, training of enumerators, supervision of data entry, data analysis and writing and publication of results. Knowledge of and experience with a range of evaluation methods and designs. Demonstrated computer and data analysis literacy (PC and Microsoft Applications; and STATA). Excellent written and spoken English. Demonstrated ability to publish in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals. Ability to multi-task, work in a dynamic environment, take initiatives to resolve issues and effectively work with minimal supervision. Willingness to travel frequently as required. Excellent interpersonal skills.   Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in Africa.
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MS or PhD Graduate Assistantship in Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modeling - The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH

Indeed Jobs - Fri, 2016-04-22 13:33
Applications are invited for graduate assistantships in environmental remote sensing and ecosystem modeling at MS or PhD levels (priority given to applicants...
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WWF-DRC Forest and Agriculture Coordinator

WWF Jobs - Fri, 2016-04-22 00:00
Forest ecosystems of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) represent more than 60% (145/235Mha) of the total area of Forest of the Congo Basin, and are the second largest block of rainforest on the planet.
 
In addition, the agricultural sector of the DRC largely dominated by subsistence agriculture affects about 2/3 of the Congolese population. However, agricultural production in DRC has considerably been neglected in spite of the favorable agro-ecological conditions and the availability of large areas of arable land. As a result, domestic food production is insufficient to meet the needs of the country, and many basic food products are imported. With a growth rate of 3%, the population has now to resort to unsustainable agricultural practices, leading to degradation of forest and loss of habitat of wild animal species. In parallel, many investments in the sector of commercial agriculture, such as palm oil production for export, are being planned and carried out in DRC. These investments that are becoming increasingly important justify the need to engage in discussions with the Congolese Government, with the private sector and with other actors involved to promote the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices, standards as well as an efficient land use planning integrating zones with high conservation value.
 
In order to provide solution to this problem and to align with the new framework objectives of the WWF network, WWF-DRC Office revised its conservation strategy for the period of 2016-2020. The revised Strategic Plan is based on 3 pillars to be implemented in 5 priority landscapes of WWF in DRC. One of these 3 pillars is focusing on issues relating to sustainable management of forests and agriculture.
 Location:Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
 Main responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Director of Conservation, the Forest and Agriculture Coordinator ensures the coordination of the implementation of WWF-DRC Strategy concerning sustainable management of Forest and Agriculture ecosystems. He is responsible for the achievement of objectives and the results of the Forest and Agriculture strategic pillar at the national level and ensures the coordination of implementation activities in the landscapes.
 Main duties: Forest:
  • Act as Forest Practice focal point for WWF-DRC and work closely with the Global Forest Practice leader to advance the network forest agenda.
  • Coordinate the implementation of WWF-DRC Forest and Agriculture strategy in collaboration with all landscapes;
  • Ensure the supervision and coordination of the implementation of various projects of this program including planning, monitoring and evaluation of activities, the revision of work plans, etc...
  • Coordinate the collection of data related to expected results from Forest & Agriculture Thematic Program in close collaboration with the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator;
  • Assume responsibility for the effective administrative and financial management of the program (follow-up of budget implementation, proper use of resources, accurate and timely reporting in compliance with appropriate formats);
  • Ensure the involvement of WWF at national, regional and international level in sustainable Forest & Agriculture management processes;
  • Assist in the development of project proposals, contacts with potential partners and in fundraising processes;
  • Coordinate capacity-building activities of Forest Administration of DRC to improve its intervention capacity in terms of forest control;  
  • Support the implementation of the strategy for Land Use planning through the hubs of WWF-DRC;
  • Ensure the implementation of carbon mapping, monitoring tools and participatory benefit-sharing mechanism of these actions;
  • Request the support of the Regional Forest Program Coordinator to ensure a good coordination of forest programs of WWF network at the Central Africa Regional level;
  • Coordinate the efforts of different WWF projects in DRC in the fight against illegal forest exploitation, the efforts of different WWF-DRC reforestation and agro-forestry projects; mitigation efforts related to unsustainable exploitation of forests in the context of the REDD process;
  • Liaise with Government Bodies to  advance national zoning process (National LUP);
  • Ensure development of a PES (Payment for Environmental Services) program sustainably financed through the REDD+ mechanism that facilitates participation of a broad range of stakeholders (public, private, communities, and indigenous people).  
Agriculture:
 
  • Assist in the identification of sustainable, integrated land and agro-ecosystem management practices for testing and replication, thereby building on local/indigenous knowledge and innovations and recent research findings, in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise with Government Bodies to promote an enabling national environmental regulatory framework that would facilitate mainstreaming sustainable agro-ecosystems management and agro-biodiversity conservation into provincial plans and policies (e.g. palm oil, rubber, café, cacao);
  • Maintain close contacts with partners and projects, ensuring adequate communication of national activities with all stakeholders including Government, private sector and NGO partners, and invite and encourage multi-stakeholder participation, in particular local groups, in national activities and consultations as appropriate;
  • Liaise with Government and relevant stakeholders to promote smart and responsible agricultural food systems to ensure better key commodities production (e.g.: palm oil, rubber, café, cacao) to achieve zero deforestation principles.
  •  Supervise all WWF-DRC work on palm oil;Others:
  • Review all technical reports of various projects of Forest Program;
  • Assist in fundraising for forest and agriculture activities in collaboration with the Fundraising and Partnership Unit;
  • Perform other activities as requested by the Conservation Director.
What you need:
  •  Holder of a graduate diploma, at least a Master level in rural or forest or environmental economics or other similar fields with a minimum of 7 years of cumulative experience in project management, REDD+ process and sustainable agriculture.
Knowledge and Skills
 
  • Good knowledge of thematic issues, of conservation of natural resources and socio-economic development of rural communities.
  • Knowledge of issues related to REDD+ and Green Economy.
  • Good management and team leadership capacities with excellent organizational skills.
  • Policy dialogue skills to engage with governmental ministries to influence national strategies.
  • Good result-based management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and complex problem solving skills.
  • Good negotiation, communication and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Central Africa would be an asset,
  • Experience with donors and funding institutions, and particularly with conservation institutions, will be an asset.
  • Team spirit, dynamic, positive and listening abilities.
  • Evidence of management with international conservation organizations is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and French.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Adhere to WWF's values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply? Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send a cover letter and a detailed CV with 2-3 references to the Human Resources Manager:
E-mail: recruit-wwfdrc@wwfdrc.org. The subject should read Forest and Agriculture Coordinator.
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
 
Deadline for applications: 08 May 2016
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
 
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Senior Research Assistant

IFPRI Jobs - Thu, 2016-04-21 18:31
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Senior Research Assistant (SRA) for a one-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment in its Egypt Office.  The successful candidate will work with senior research staff in the construction of social accounting matrices (SAM), computable general equilibrium modeling (CGE) and other research support activities related to IFPRI’s work in the Middle East and North Africa region (including assisting with literature reviews, drafting reports and research papers, and capacity building). The position is based at IFPRI’s Egypt office located in Cairo. Essential Duties : Specific Duties include but are not limited to: Collect and analyze data related to the construction of social accounting matrices. Build and update social accounting matrices. Build and run CGE models. Conduct literature reviews and synthesis. Assist in drafting reports and research papers. Assist in capacity building. Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications : Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or closely related fields.  Experience with SAM construction and CGE analysis. Excellent knowledge of GAMS. Excellent analytical mind and drafting skills. Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English. Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken Arabic. Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment. Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines and manage time well. Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work. Ability to work independently and with initiative. Willingness to travel within Egypt. Familiarity with popular software packages & Internet-based systems. Preferred Qualifications : Familiarity with the literature on macroeconomics, rural development and poverty reduction. Previous work experience related to SAM construction and CGE modeling. Experience with STATA.
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Associate Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Thu, 2016-04-21 18:22
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed term, renewable appointment for its Markets,  Trade and Institutions Division.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research on issues related to income diversification of rural households, value chain analysis, poverty maps, vertical and horizontal integration in agricultural markets and modern value chains. The Fellow will work on empirical micro econometric modeling, and value chain analysis. Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field; significant applied econometric skills, experience in state of the art value chain analysis, experience of empirical policy-relevant research on agricultural markets in developing countries; strong capabilities in quantitative analysis and ability to use economic theory in innovative and policy relevant ways; experience in collecting and analyzing primary survey data; excellent communication skills in written & spoken English. Goal-oriented and creative team player, possessing excellent knowledge econometric techniques related to market analysis. Work experience in Africa or Asia is highly preferred.  
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Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst

IFPRI Jobs - Thu, 2016-04-21 18:18
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND).  This is a two-year, exempt, fixed-term, renewable appointments. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with travel overseas. Final position title will be based on experience.  The successful candidate will work mainly on two projects:  Targeting and Realigning Agriculture for Improved Nutrition (TRAIN) in Bangladesh and Women Improving Nutrition through Group-based Strategies (WINGS) in India. Essential Duties: Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: The organization, cleaning, manipulation and analysis of large household data sets. Assisting with the development and implementation of quantitative surveys in developing. countries, including questionnaire development, field team training and development of software. applications for recording interview responses on tablet computers. Preparation of tables and graphs for reports. Assistance in the preparation of proposals, project deliverables, briefs and papers. Ability and willingness to travel overseas. Other duties as assigned which may include literature reviews. Required Skills: Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Epidemiology or equivalent. At the Research Analyst level, minimum of 3 years’ relevant, post-Master’s work experience. Demonstrated experience working with large quantitative data sets (data cleaning, management, analysis, etc.). Advanced STATA skills, including programming. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel. Fluency in written and spoken English. Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. Preferred Skills: Fluency in one other language – preferably Bengali or Hindi. Experience with data entry and CAPI software packages (CSPro, Surveybe, Epi Info, etc). Excellent SPSS skills. Knowledge of regression methods. Demonstrated strong writing skills. Training and experience in methods for designing and conducting causal impact evaluations, including randomized controlled trials (RCT), and other methods. Experience in survey design, questionnaire design, and conducting and supervising household surveys in developing countries; field experience related to gender, nutrition and agriculture.    Experience working in developing countries.
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PhD opportunity: The role of bark beetles in the dispersal of tree-pathogenic fungi

IUFRO Jobs - Tue, 2016-04-12 11:38
Organization: Imperial College, London & The Natural History Museum, London
Location: London, UK
Submit application by: 30 April 2016 Details: http://bit.ly/1TOC6oh
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Project Manager I

IFPRI Jobs - Mon, 2016-04-11 21:08
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Project Manager for the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division for a two-year, fixed-term appointment. Under the supervision of Division Director and working in close collaboration with Senior Research Fellows, the project manager will coordinate value chain projects under the “Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa program (SARD-SC). This position based at IFPRI’s West and Central Africa regional office, in Dakar, Senegal.   Essential Duties: Support in research and management of value chain activities in different project done by IFPRI and in collaboration with other CGIAR centers, private sector partners and civil society, in several African countries. Coordinate implementation of interventions and impact evaluations. Coordinate external consultancy work. Coordinate and implement field surveys. Collaborate with principal researchers on the different research activities being implemented. Write quarterly and annually reports. Writes and edits reports, papers, policy briefs, and journal articles. Design presentation and outreach materials. Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Economics Agricultural Economics, International Development, International Relations, or related field,  with  3 years of  relevant work experience. Experience in project management, reporting and evaluation of interventions in developing countries. Experience in research activities related to agriculture in developing countries Experience in conducting field surveys at the household and value chain level Demonstrated ability to synthesize results from social science research for the development community, including policy makers, policy advisers, and researchers Knowledge of STATA and excellent computer skills Excellent writing ability in English Ability to interact and communicate with diverse audiences Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally as necessary   Preferred Qualifications:  Proficiency in a second language of the U.N. system Significant experience working in Africa
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Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst

IFPRI Jobs - Mon, 2016-04-11 14:10
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is seeks to hire up to 3 Senior Research Assistants/Research Analysts (RA) to work with senior researchers from the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at IFPRI’s New Delhi Office and with researchers at IFPRI’s Washington office. The successful candidate/s will support the research, communications and policy engagement activities under a broad portfolio of research on the effectiveness of agriculture, gender, social protection, health and/or nutrition programs. Job duties will include support to program evaluations, quantitative data analysis, literature reviews and support to preparation of reports and journal manuscripts.  Occasional support to policy and stakeholder communications activities is also expected.  Successful candidates will work with an energetic set of senior researchers based both in IFPRI’s New Delhi and Washington DC offices who straddle academic fields in economics and nutrition and work in strong collaborative project teams. Opportunities exist for co-authored publications, conference presentations and travel within India and abroad. This position is a one-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment, based at IFPRI’s regional office in New Delhi, India. Essential Duties: Specific tasks include, but are not limited to: Analyzing large survey data sets on nutrition, health, with an emphasis on quality of health and nutrition services. Assisting in the design and implementation of field-based surveys related to implementation of health and nutrition programs in different states in India. Conducting literature reviews, preparing presentations and presentation materials. Providing research and analytical support for workshops and conferences. Support activities related to communications and knowledge mobilization (media engagement, stakeholder consultations, writing blogs, preparation of research and policy briefs). Travel, as needed, to field sites or internationally. Required Skills: Required Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Development Studies, Public Health, Nutrition or related field. Minimum of three years of relevant post-Masters’ work experience. Experience using statistical software packages, especially Stata. Prior work experience with research organizations in India. Excellent spoken and written English; good written skills are crucial. Ability to work independently, and pay close attention to detail. Good interpersonal skills, high energy, ability to multi-task and work well with people. Willingness and ability to travel within India, including to rural areas, and internationally. Preferred Qualifications: Prior field-based experience with program- or policy-related data collection, especially surveys. Experience working with international and national researchers. Experience in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and/or Odisha. Experience with and/or exposure to qualitative research methods. Knowledge of major health, nutrition, social protection or livelihoods programs in India.  
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consultant: Law Enforcement activities in Salonga National Park

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2016-04-11 00:00
Background:WWF-DRC has entered into a partnership agreement with ICCN (Institute de Congolese pour le Conservation du Salonga) for the co-management of Salonga National Park in central west DRC. Salonga is Africa's largest forest protected area and second largest in the world after the Amazon. Salonga is also a World Heritage Site and is one of the most important areas of intact forest in the world and home to forest elephant and bonobo, both under severe threat.
 
Salonga is only accessible by light aircraft and on the many rivers that characterize Salonga. There is presently a rapidly developing Park HQ at Monkoto with new offices, workshops and housing for the 50 plus staff based there. In the park itself there are 6 sectors each requiring the construction of Station Posts with basic facilities and communications systems.
 
This is a very exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of conservation in one of the most important parks in Africa; it is also one of the most challenging in terms of logistics and its relative isolation.
 
The WWF/ICCN partnership is seeking a very capable individual who appreciates the challenges of working in a remote African National Park and can find appropriate solutions that keep the field staff operational and therefore better able to protect the parks resources.
 Location:The position is based at Monkoto, Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
Duration: One (1) year.
 Main responsibilities:Law Enforcement Advisor will assist the Park Manager and park staffs implement a law enforcement strategy for protecting and managing this large conservation initiative in the Salonga National Park and surrounding landscape.
In this respect his/her core assignment will focus on:
  • Working with park staff develops a law enforcement strategy that provides protection to the 36,000 sq km Salonga National Park.
  • Assessing the capacity of the 250 'Ecoguards' and establish a recruitment process to expand the field force to up to 500 if required.
  • Developing or outsource in-house training courses for the Ecoguards to cover the full range of skills and activities required of the field force...
  • Manage and supervise radio communications throughout the park.
  • Working with colleagues, make full use of SMART to monitor patrols and activities within the park.
  • Working with the detachment of the Congolese Army who is assigned to support the Ecoguards with anti-poaching operations. (The Ecoguards are comfortable in the forest but lack the necessary military skills while the opposite is true of the army).
Profile:Required qualifications:
  • At least 5 years of field experience in law enforcement (anti-corruption, anti-poaching, wildlife law) or/and protected area management, preferably in tropical forests.
  • Proven capacity development skills with experience in developing training resources and delivering training are required.
  • Ability to work in remote areas and under difficult conditions with demonstrated creative problems-solving skills.
 
Skills and competencies
  • Strong experience in the field of law enforcement (anti-corruption, anti-poaching, wildlife law or/and protected area management).
  • Excellent collaborative and inter-personal skills, and have good time management and organizational skills.
  • The applicant will be independently driven and show initiative, confident in    verbal and written communications.
  • Experience of project management and development is highly desirable, and a good understanding of biodiversity conservation issues in the region essential.
  • The candidate should also have experience of living and working in developing countries, preferably in Central Africa.
  • They will have an excellent standard of written and spoken French and English and be able to communicate effectively in both.
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledge, Optimism, Determination and Engagement.
Application process:Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to send latest by 1st May, 2016:
  • A cover letter
  • A detailed CV with 2-3 references  from at least 3 similar consultancies carried out within the past 5 years;
  •  A proposal of fees for the assignment
 
All applications should be sent to recruit-wwfdrc@wwfdrc.org. The subject should read
 
Thank you in advance for your interest in this assignment. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
 
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Consultant for the management of Infrastructure services

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2016-04-11 00:00
Background:WWF-DRC has entered into a partnership agreement with ICCN (Institute de Congolese pour le Conservation du Salonga) for the co-management of Salonga National Park in central west DRC. Salonga is Africa's largest forest protected area and second largest in the world after the Amazon. Salonga is also a World Heritage Site and is one of the most important areas of intact forest in the world and home to forest elephant and bonobo, both under severe threat.
 
Salonga is only accessible by light aircraft and on the many rivers that characterize Salonga. There is presently a rapidly developing Park HQ at Monkoto with new offices, workshops and housing for the 50 plus staff based there. In the park itself there are 6 sectors each requiring the construction of Station Posts with basic facilities and communications systems.
 
This is a very exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of conservation in one of the most important parks in Africa; it is also one of the most challenging in terms of logistics and its relative isolation.
 
The WWF/ICCN partnership is seeking a very capable individual who appreciates the challenges of working in a remote African National Park and can find appropriate solutions that keep the field staff operational and therefore better able to protect the parks resources.Location:The position is based at Monkoto, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Duration: One (1) year.Main responsibilities:The Manager of Infrastructure services has the responsibility to ensure all technical infrastructures at the project are well managed and systems are effectively running.
In this respect his/her core assignment will focus on:
 
  • Mechanical asset/ motorized engine management
  • Construction
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Communication (Satellite Communication System, VHF, HF equipment)
  • Power supply and cold chain (installation of 220 volt AC system and its maintenance) 
Profile:Required qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Technology Management, Mechanical Engineering, or other related area of study.
  • Minimum of 5 years of infrastructure technical experience working in Africa, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in implementing leading-edge appropriate and sustainable infrastructure technologies.
  • Professional certifications within infrastructure-related areas, while not a minimum requirement, would be highly desirable.
 
Required Knowledge and skills
  • Ability to think strategically but willingness to handle, first hand, the mechanics of technology services required by the business.
  • Outstanding leadership, teamwork, mentoring and development abilities in conjunction with Organization standards.
  • Decisiveness, good judgment, analytical/math aptitude and problem solving skills to act with authority and take risks in an environment with little direction from others. 
  • Proven experience in vehicle mechanics, electricity, ICT, communication HF and VHF communication system (would be an advantage), building construction in very remote locations and road construction would be an advantage.
  • Proven understanding of logistics and procurement procedures.
  • Ability to organize and priorities workload, using initiative when appropriate.
  • Excellent command of French and English.
  • Commitment to the mission of WWF and adherence to WWF's values which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
Application process:Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to send latest by 1st May, 2016:
  • A cover letter
  • A detailed CV with 2-3 references  from at least 3 similar consultancies carried out within the past 5 years;
  •  A proposal of fees for the assignment
 
All applications should be sent to recruit-wwfdrc@wwfdrc.org. The subject should read Manager of Infrastructure.
 
Thank you in advance for your interest in this assignment. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
 
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PhD Student in Plant Ecology: Interactions between Plants, Microbes and Insects // 2 May 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Thu, 2016-04-07 13:45
Organization: Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University
Location: not indicated (institution is located in Stockholm, Sweden)
Submit application by: 2 May 2016 Details: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/vacancies-new-list?rmpage=job&rmjob=1334&rmlang=UK 
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Funded PhD Studentship on Acute Oak Decline (AOD) // 22 april 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Wed, 2016-04-06 07:35
Organization: Department of Crop and Environment Sciences, Harper Adams University (HAU) and Forest Research
Location: Forest Research, Surrey, UK
Submit application by: 22 April 2016, 5 pm UK time
Details: https://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=RD-PHD6SL    
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Senior Finance Officer, WWF-Greater Mekong

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-04-06 00:00
WWF-Greater Mekong is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Finance Officer who is responsible for the accounting process of WWF-Greater Mekong office including the consolidation of financial reports from all country offices and at the regional itself. S/He is also responsible for the quarterly financial reports to donors for regional projects. S/He assists the Regional Finance Director and Roving Finance Manager in ensuring the compliance of finance and accounting systems, policies and procedures from WWF-Greater Mekong, WWF International and donors.
 
Base location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Key requirements:
  •   Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting or in relevant fields
  •   ACCA qualification or equivalent is preferred
  •   At least 5 years of working experience in Finance and Accounting management at regional level
  •   Experience in implementing and monitoring the compliance of finance system, policies and procedures, preferably the context of an international organization
  •   Experience in developing finance systems, policies and procedures is an advantage
  •   Good understanding of international finance and accounting systems and of local systems of a country in Greater Mekong Region
  •  Good knowledge of fund accounting including reporting requirements of major Bi-lateral Aid Agencies
  •   Financial analysis and management
  •   Problem solving, and management of conflict and risk
  •   Report writing
  •   Presentation, communications, and negotiation
  •   Interpersonal and teamwork
  •   Fluency in written and spoken English
  •   Proficiency in accounting software and MS Office
How to apply
Detailed Job Description for this position is attached. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English to vacancy@wwfgreatermekong.org  by 23 April 2016
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
"WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce."
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Assistant Professor or Above in Forestry // 20 June 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Tue, 2016-03-29 12:45
Organization: Department of Forestry, National Chung Hsing University
Location: Taichung, China-Taipei
Submit application by: 20 June 2016 Details: http://for.nchu.edu.tw/index.asp?ind=101&no=8&id=1344
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consultant: management of Infrastructure services in Salonga National Park

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-03-29 00:00
Background: 
WWF-DRC has entered into a partnership agreement with ICCN (Institute de Congolese pour le Conservation du Salonga) for the co-management of Salonga National Park in central west DRC. Salonga is Africa's largest forest protected area and second largest in the world after the Amazon. Salonga is also a World Heritage Site and is one of the most important areas of intact forest in the world and home to forest elephant and bonobo, both under severe threat.
 
Salonga is only accessible by light aircraft and on the many rivers that characterize Salonga. There is presently a rapidly developing Park HQ at Monkoto with new offices, workshops and housing for the 50 plus staff based there. In the park itself there are 6 sectors each requiring the construction of Station Posts with basic facilities and communications systems.
 
This is a very exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of conservation in one of the most important parks in Africa; it is also one of the most challenging in terms of logistics and its relative isolation.
 
The WWF/ICCN partnership is seeking a very capable individual who appreciates the challenges of working in a remote African National Park and can find appropriate solutions that keep the field staff operational and therefore better able to protect the parks resources.
 Location:Monkoto, Democratic Republic of Congo.Duration:One (1) year contract.Main responsibilities:The Manager of Infrastructure services has the responsibility to ensure all technical infrastructures at the project are well managed and systems are effectively running.
In this respect his/her core assignment will focus on:
  • Mechanical asset/ motorized engine management
  • Construction
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Communication (Satellite Communication System, VHF, HF equipment)
  • Power supply and cold chain (installation of 220 volt AC system and its maintenance) 
Profile:Required qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Technology Management, Mechanical Engineering, or other related area of study.
  • Minimum of 5 years of infrastructure technical experience working in Africa, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in implementing leading-edge appropriate and sustainable infrastructure technologies.
  • Professional certifications within infrastructure-related areas, while not a minimum requirement, would be highly desirable. 
Required Knowledge and skills
  • Ability to think strategically but willingness to handle, first hand, the mechanics of technology services required by the business.
  • Outstanding leadership, teamwork, mentoring and development abilities in conjunction with Organization standards.
  • Decisiveness, good judgment, analytical/math aptitude and problem solving skills to act with authority and take risks in an environment with little direction from others. 
  • Proven experience in vehicle mechanics, electricity, ICT, communication HF and VHF communication system (would be an advantage), building construction in very remote locations and road construction would be an advantage.
  • Proven understanding of logistics and procurement procedures.
  • Ability to organize and priorities workload, using initiative when appropriate.
  • Excellent command of French and English.
  • Commitment to the mission of WWF and adherence to WWF's values which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 
Application process:Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to send latest by 12 April, 2016:
  • A cover letter
  • A detailed CV with 2-3 references  from at least 3 similar consultancies carried out within the past 5 years;
  • A proposal of fees for the assignment 
  • All applications should be sent to recruit-wwfdrc@wwfdrc.org. The subject should read Manager of Infrastructure.
Thank you in advance for your interest in this assignment. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce

 
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International Programme Officer, Sustainable Food Consumption and Production

WWF Jobs - Thu, 2016-03-24 00:00
We are looking for a International Programme Officer, Sustainable Food Consumption and Production (M/W) who will be responsible for accelerating the transition towards a sustainable food system. The incumbent will also coordinate the WWF's network's overall contribution to the 10-year framework of programmes (10YFP).Location/Contract Details: WWF office in Paris, France. Short-term contract (1 year)Main responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the WWF's network's overall contribution to the  10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns (10YFP) , with a specific focus on the  Sustainable Foods System Program (SFS)  and Consumer Information Program (CIP) as well as interactions with other 10YFP programs such as the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education program.
  • Represent WWF at Sust. Food Systems program and provide advice to programmatic approach of Food Systems Program.
  • Ensuring regular communication and exchange among Lead/Co-Leads, Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC), Partners and the 10YFP Secretariat, including reporting, transparency and accountability.
  • Organization of international conferences in context with 10 YFP.
  • Support projects in the Frame of sust. consumption and production and link to 10 YFP
  • Develop and maintain the dedicated websites, specifically the Global SCP Clearinghouse which is the information and knowledge platform of the 10YFP;
  • Ensure the involvement of WWF staff and WWF offices, and promote WWF concepts, program and results within the 10 YFP.
  • Contribute to reporting as required and prepare communications materials and messages for WWF international and national channels. 
What you need:Required Qualifications
  • University degree in a relevant discipline e.g. environmental policy, agricultural or fisheries science, international relations/political science, economics, law or related disciplines.
  • 2-5 years post-graduate experience in conservation, environment, development or international relations work. 
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Track record of delivering policy-relevant results.
  • Understanding of global, regional or national food and agriculture issues and governance.
  • Experience of working in an international program with multiple actors.
  • A strong team player, with willingness to implement tasks, as well as to manage
  • Fluency in English - other international (UN) language/s, French in particular, an asset.
  • Competent communication and advocacy skills.
  • Results driven, tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals.
  • Experience of working with governments, corporate sector, aid agencies, civil society, and NGOs.
  • Passion for conservation.
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply?Email a cover letter and CV in English to recrutement@wwf.fr with the subject line "International Programme Officer, Sustainable Food Consumption and Production 2016".

Deadline for applications: April 15th 2016
 
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Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst

IFPRI Jobs - Mon, 2016-03-21 19:38
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND).  This is a two-year, exempt, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with possible travel overseas. Final position title will be based on experience.  The successful candidate will support senior research staff in PHND with nutrition program evaluations in Africa.  Essential Duties: Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: The organization, cleaning, manipulation and analysis of large household data sets. Assisting with the development and implementation of quantitative surveys in developing countries, including questionnaire development and programming for CAPI, field team training and development of software applications for recording interview responses on tablet computers. Preparation of tables and graphs for reports. Assistance in the preparation of proposals, project deliverables, briefs and papers. Ability and willingness to travel overseas. Other duties as assigned. Required Skills: Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, nutrition, economics, or equivalent. At the Research Analyst level, minimum of 3 years’ relevant, post-Master’s work experience. Demonstrated experience working with large quantitative data sets (data cleaning, management, analysis, etc.). Advanced Stata skills, including syntax programming Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel. Fluency in written and spoken English. Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. Preferred Skills: Fluency in French Experience with data entry and CAPI software packages (CSPro, Surveybe, Epi Info, etc). Knowledge of multilevel regression methods. Demonstrated strong writing skills. Training and experience in methods for designing and conducting causal impact evaluations, including randomized controlled trials (RCT), and other methods. Experience in survey design, questionnaire design, and conducting and supervising household surveys in developing countries; field experience related to gender, nutrition and public health. Experience working in developing countries.
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