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GLF Partner Engagement Consultant


  • Organization: CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research
  • Location: Remote | home-based
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Natural Resource Management
  • Closing Date: Closed
Reference number: 2170
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Consultancy
Duty station: Home-based
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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

GLF Partner Engagement Consultant


The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) was first launched in 2013 by CIFOR with core partners including UNEP, the World Bank, and the Government of Germany. Meaningful engagement of youth and other typically marginalized stakeholders was a cornerstone of GLF’s operation from the beginning. Today, the GLF is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on sustainable land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. Building on a decade of successful conferencing during which we achieved the mainstreaming of the landscape approach the GLF has evolved to five innovation areas each set up to contribute to strengthening and enabling decentralized local action towards ecosystem restoration and sustainable development. These include: 1) Creating a Digital Knowledge Commons (having reached a billion people in 185 countries); 2) Pioneering Youth Leadership (60,000, 160 countries); 3) GLF Learning Program (Landscape Academy (18,000 learners); 4) GLF Investment Case, sustainable finance, and value chains, and 5) GLFx and GLF Communities of Practice. GLFx, is our program to decentralize the Forum to create community led GLF chapters, and communities of practice, that are designed to carry out restoration and other activities (including advocacy) on the ground while creating a learning hub at the national and subnational level. GLF is supported by its Charter Members, 32 leading sustainable development organisations who invest in and co-create activities on the GLF platform and offer opportunities for intergenerational learning and exchange. GLF is a place where a farmer can inform action, pathways, and policies; where international organizations can learn from the private sector and vice versa; and where CEOs, community leaders, communicators and scientists can share, learn, connect, and act together. From building the investment case for sustainable landscapes, to conserving and restoring peatlands, to supporting restoration in Africa, GLF has been at the cutting edge in hosting and facilitating all manner of discussions to accelerate positive action for people, for the environment, and for the achievement of global climate and SDGs.

Duties and responsibilities

The main objective of this assignment is to support the GLF Engagement and Growth Coordinator in growing its partner base and deepening its relationship with current partners. Partners include leading international development organizations, donors, businesses and finance institutions leading in sustainability.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Expand and build a relationship management strategy and system (HubSpot)
  • Research and identify potential partners, donors and sponsors, and build and maintain contact lists
  • Perform due diligence research
  • Support partner outreach and follow?up
  • Support internal communication relating to partners
  • Support strategic relationships as directed by GLF Engagement and Growth Coordinator for GLF Collaborative Platform and Conferencing activities
  • The GLF Partner Engagement Consultant will also work closely with the GLF Managing Director, the GLF Global Assistant Coordinator and the GLF Speakers Coordinator for assignments related to Operational activities, the Collaborative Platform and Conferencing activities.
  • Support to setup and scheduling partners and donors meetings for the GLF Managing Director

Education, knowledge and experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in academic field that is relevant to one or more of the GLF themes and sustainable development goals. Master’s degree in same fields is preferable.
  • Fluency in English essential, other language(s) an advantage
  • Experience in partner engagement a plus, as is experience working with donors, international organizations desirable
  • Excellent internet and research skills
  • Experience working with relationship management tools (Hubspot) and setting up related systems highly desirable
  • Ability to produce high quality written content

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Self-motivated, resourceful and energetic;
  • Tech-savy;
  • Able to find creative solutions;
  • A team player and have outstanding interpersonal communications skills;
  • Outstanding diplomatic and negotiation skills; and
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and to deliver to deadline.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a full-time consultancy position.
  • Period of the consultancy is expected to be January – November 2022.
  • Work locations: home-based, preferably in CET time zone. To apply, please visit our career site at: To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: and CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Application process

The application deadline is 16 Jan-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

This vacancy is now closed.
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