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Community Coordinators Consultant

Assam | Asia and the Pacific: India

  • Organization: CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research
  • Location: Assam | Asia and the Pacific: India
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: Closed

Reference number: 2406
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Consultancy
Duty station: Kamrup district of Assam, India
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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

Community Coordinators Consultant


Trees Outside Forest (TOF) Hub is a one-stop source for information and awareness on agroforestry systems. ToF Hub is envisaged as a facilitation center that will provide relevant information and extension support to farmers/stakeholders in ToF Domains like Prevailing and Possible Agroforestry Models, Facilitating QPM sourcing for farmers, and technical guidance/awareness for Agroforestry operations, etc.

The position is responsible for supporting the State team in the implementation of the Tress Outside Forest in India (TOFI) work plan in the given area /state.

Number of Positions: 2 Work location: Kamrup district of Assam, India

Duties and responsibilities

  • Coordinating and executing awareness camps, training sessions, and group discussions for the Tree Plantation Program.
  • Conducting field surveys, soil sampling, and geo-tagging, ensuring comprehensive data collection aligned with program objectives.
  • Overseeing the entire tree planting process, including supervision of planting, aftercare, and coordination of necessary resources for effective implementation.
  • Preparing detailed reports summarizing program activities, outcomes, and challenges encountered.
  • Assisting State teams in farmer contact, mobilization efforts, and community engagement.
  • Demonstrating proficiency in handling TOF-related machinery and products.
  • Undertaking any additional tasks or responsibilities assigned by the State Coordinator to contribute to the program's overall success.

Education, knowledge and experience

• Experience: 1-2 years of experience in community-level field operations, farmer training, and data collection. An experienced person who can work closely with farmers, organizing village/block level meetings, training, and other Trees Outside Forests (TOF) related activities.
• Education: Graduate in a science subject (preferably biological sciences), Diploma in Agriculture and allied sciences.
• Others: Knowledge of basic computer applications and a valid Two-wheeler driving license is mandatory.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions
• This is a consultancy position.
• The initial consultancy contract will be for 11 months, which is renewable upon satisfactorily performance. To apply, please visit our career site at: To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: and
CIFOR-ICRAF reserves the right to modify the number of positions, location, or cancel the hiring as necessary.
CIFOR-ICRAF promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged.
CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 May 2024
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

This vacancy is now closed.
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