Consultant Needed At World Agroforestry Centre

Consultant – GLF Project officer – Africa


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Nairobi , Kenya

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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all.

CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises.

Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry).

Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet.

Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a Consultant – GLF Project officer – Africa


The Project Officer for the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) to be based in Nairobi, Africa, will be responsible for supporting the Regional Coordinator with engaging stakeholders and contributing to fundraising efforts while collaborating with the other GLF innovation leads in coordinating and implementing GLF initiatives and activities within the African region.

Duties and responsibilities

Stakeholder Engagement: Identify and build relationships with key stakeholders including government agencies, NGOs, academic institutions, private sector entities, and local communities working with the Regional Coordinator and the Partnerships team.

Support the organization of stakeholder consultations, workshops, and events to promote collaboration on landscape-related challenges.

Fundraising: Play a supportive active role in fundraising efforts by identifying potential funding sources and assisting in drafting grant proposals and cultivating donor relationships in Africa in collaborating with the Regional Coordinator, Partnerships team and the Global team.

Support collaboration between the partnerships team and the innovation leads to ensure alignment between project objectives and donor priorities for projects implemented in Africa.

Partnership Development: Work with the Regional Coordinator to identify and explore potential collaboration opportunities with organizations, institutions, and initiatives aligned with GLF’s goals in Africa. Project Planning and Coordination:

Work closely with the Regional Coordinator Africa and innovation leads to develop comprehensive project plans and strategies for GLF initiatives in Africa. Ensure seamless coordination of project activities, timelines, and resources to achieve project objectives.

Regularly monitor project progress, identifying and addressing potential bottlenecks or issues. Event Management: Contribute to the planning and execution of GLF events, conferences, and webinars within Africa. Knowledge Management:

Working with the knowledge team contribute to the establishment and upkeep of a knowledge repository focused on landscape restoration, conservation, and sustainable development in Africa. Curate and disseminate resources, research findings, and best practices across the GLF network in Africa.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Assist the Regional coordinator, Innovation leads and the Monitoring and evaluation officer in designing and implementing effective monitoring and evaluation frameworks for projects, assessing their impact and outcomes in Africa.

Contribute to the preparation of reports highlighting project achievements, lessons learned, and recommendations. Requirements Bachelors in environmental science, natural resource management, sustainable development, or a related field.

Proven experience in project coordination, stakeholder engagement, event management, fundraising, and working within a team. Deep understanding of landscape-related challenges and opportunities in Africa.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills for effective collaboration in a diverse and interdisciplinary team. Proficiency in English (knowledge of additional languages, particularly French and Kiswahili, is advantageous). Familiarity with landscape-related initiatives, organizations, and networks in Africa.

Education, knowledge and experience

• Bachelors in environmental science, natural resource management, sustainable development, or a related field.

• Proven experience in project coordination, stakeholder engagement, event management, fundraising, and working within a team.

Terms and conditions

• This is a full-time consultancy position.

• The period of the consultancy is expected to be October 2023 – March 2024, with the possibility for extension.

• Work location: Hybrid and preferably in Nairobi, Kenya (EAT time zone).

Application process

The application deadline is 15 Sep, 2023

We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.


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