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Online regional facilitator for a Community of Practice on: Climate change in the African forestry and wildlife sectors

Multiple locations

  • Organization: CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Climate Change
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
    • Natural Resource Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Reference number: 202405291
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Consultancy-AFF
Duty station: Various Locations
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African Forest Forum (AFF) is looking for a

Online regional facilitator for a Community of Practice on: Climate change in the African forestry and wildlife sectors



The African Forest Forum (AFF) is a pan-African non-governmental organization with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose of AFF is to provide a platform and create an enabling environment for independent and objective analysis, advocacy and advice on relevant policy and technical issues pertaining to achieving sustainable management, use and conservation of Africa’s forest and tree resources as part of efforts to eradicate poverty, promote gender equality, economic and social development and stability of the environment.

Rationale and purpose of the work

In the context of the 2024 annual work plan of the AFF-FAO collaboration on “Support to the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC)”, AFF is recruiting one regional expert to moderate an online Community of Practice (CoP) on “Climate change in the African forestry and wildlife sectors.” The CoP will be hosted on a conducive Howspace platform and will involve both webinar series and eb-based interactions. The online moderator is expected to encourage / engage and guide stakeholders to attend the webinar series and the web-based discussions and share their knowledge, experiences, best practices and challenges on addressing climate change in forestry and wildlife sector. At the end of each session, the moderator will synthesize views, lessons and recommendations to be posted on the CoP’s Howspace, easily accessible to all community members.

The event will also provide a platform for sharing of knowledge products tailored to addressing climate change in African forestry and wildlife sector.

Detail information: please see on the downloadable document.

Education, knowledge and experience

• At least a master’s degree in forestry, wildlife, natural resource management or any related area, with experience in climate change, a PhD will be an added advantage.
• At least five years’ working experience in sustainable forest / wildlife management in the context of climate change;
• Proven skills and experience in writing technical reports and the like, on topics related to sustainable forest / wildlife management, climate change adaptation and mitigation.
• Excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
• Experience in moderating CoPs, climate negotiation, multi-stakeholders’ engagement and participatory actions or events are desirable.

Terms and conditions

• The work is expected to take one (1) calendar month, commencing on 23rd July 2024. The online regional facilitator will work from own location but be in close consultation with relevant staff at the AFF Secretariat while keeping to an agreed delivery schedule.
• Applications must be received by the AFF Secretariat on or before 10 June 2024.
• Consultancy activities must begin no later than 23rd July 2024

Please email your application to AFF, attaching: (a) A cover letter stating how you meet the above qualifications and experience requirements; (b) An updated CV. Indicate the subject line: “Consultancy: Online regional facilitator for a Community of Practice on Climate change in the African forestry and wildlife sectors” to with a copy to and
Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Application process

The application deadline is 10 Jun 2024
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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