Global Landscape Forum Social Media Intern CLOSED

Communications, Outreach, & Engagement Team

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, global research organization dedicated to advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity.

We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of tropical and sub-tropical forest landscapes. We help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement.

CIFOR is looking for a

Global Landscape Forum Social Media Intern


The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) takes the lead in organizing the Global Landscapes Forum, supported by a small group of Coordinating Partners (including UNEP and the World Bank) and backed a broad partnership of over 200 organizations and government bodies active in land use sectors.

Since its inception in 2013, the Global Landscapes Forum has turned into the world’s foremost science-led platform for policy makers, researchers, development practitioners and representatives from civil society, finance and the corporate sector to exchange expertise and best case examples around land use decision making. The Forum focuses on finding cross-sectoral solutions to the world’s most pressing problems – fighting climate change, poverty and food insecurity while protecting the planets ecosystems and biodiversity.

Following the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, the Global Landscapes Forum will transition from a platform focused on policy advice to one focused on action on the ground and tracking progress towards these new climate and development goals. The Forum will be based on the pillars of annual and thematic events, the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, the science committee and year-long online engagement.

Duties and responsibilities

• Manage GLF’s social media platforms on a day-to-day basis;
• Closely track metrics and monitor social media trends;
• Reach out to and engage a wide network of social media partners;
• Identify emerging trends and new social media formats;
• Support draft of GLF’s social media strategy;
• Implement GLF’s social media strategy in close cooperation with the GLF and CIFOR COE teams as well as partners;
• Support strategic expansion of GLF’s social media network and reach;
• Support social media outreach accompanying events;
• Support development of innovative approaches and projects for increasing social media reach (for example competitions, quizzes etc.).

Education, knowledge and experience

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field;
• Experience in online outreach;
• Good understanding of social media and website metrics;
• Understanding of international development or environmental policy is an asset;
• Excellent written and spoken English. Other languages (esp. French, Spanish, Indonesian, and German) will be an advantage.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

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

Terms and Conditions

• This is an internship opportunity. The assignment is for 9 months,
• The duty station will be at CIFOR HQ in Bogor, Indonesia.

Application process

The application deadline is 07 Apr-2016
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.