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Online regional facilitator for a Community of Practice on: Enhancing the interest of youth and young professionals on forest and wildlife profession and education

Multiple locations

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


Reference number: 202405292
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: Enhancing the interest of youth and young professionals on forest and wildlife profession and education


Overview

Introduction

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 “Enhancing the interest of youth and young professionals on forest and wildlife profession and education.” The CoP will be hosted on a conducive Howspace platform and will involve both webinar series and web-based interactions. The online moderator is expected to encourage / engage and guide stakeholders to attend the webinar series and the webbased 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 science / management, 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 experience in the issues youth and young professionals in forestry and wildlife education and profession; or in the issues of gender in natural resources management in general;
• Proven skills and experience in writing technical reports and the like, on topics related to sustainable forest / wildlife management taking into account gender issues particularly youth participation;
• Excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
• Experience in moderating CoPs, 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 (not more than 10 pages). Indicate the subject line: “Consultancy: Online regional facilitator for a Community of Practice on enhancing the interest of youth and young professionals on forest and wildlife profession and education” to d.gitonga@cifor-icraf.org with a copy to d.dayamba@cifor-icraf.org and exec.sec@afforum.org.
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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