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Senior Scientist Forestry/Deputy Country Coordinator Cameroon(Readvertised)

Yaoundé

  • Organization: CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research
  • Location: Yaoundé
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-18


Reference number: 202430
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Global Position
Duty station: Yaoundé, Cameroon
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CIFOR-ICRAF
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

Senior Scientist Forestry/Deputy Country Coordinator Cameroon(Readvertised)


Overview

To provide leadership on forestry research in central Africa and promote impact of CIFOR-ICRAF work on decision making and practices related to the management of forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin. Act as deputy to the country coordinator.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Project management, including budgeting, expenditure management, reporting, supervision of project staff: lead the management of projects with an aggregated budget of more than EUR 15 million (RESSAC, OFAC-CE and CAFI Congo)
  2. Leadership role in Science-Policy dialogue: provide leadership to the scientific and academic college of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), the Network for Forestry Research in central Africa (R2FAC) and the Congo Basin Science Initiative.
  3. Leadership role in the promotion of impact of CIFOR-ICRAF research in multiple countries: Interact with governments and regional bodies in charge of forest policy and decision making to improve the management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.
  4. Produce scientific and policy publications to advance African and tropical forest ecosystems management.
  5. Fund raising: lead the development of proposals.


Requirements

  • PhD in forestry.
  • At least 15 years of research-development experience in the domain of sustainable forest and natural resource management in Central Africa.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management, including financial management, partner relations and supervision of staff.



Education, knowledge and experience

•PhD in forestry.
•At least 15 years of research-development experience in the domain of sustainable forest and natural resource management in Central Africa.
•At least 5 years’ experience in project management, including financial management, partner relations and supervision of staff.

Terms and conditions

•This is a Globally Recruited position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience.
•The duty station will be Yaoundé, Cameroon.
•Those who previously applied do not need to apply again.

Application process

The application deadline is 18 Jun 2024
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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