World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) envisions a more equitable world where forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya, Yaoundé, Cameroon, and Lima, Peru.

CIFOR is looking for a



The Drylands Development Programme (DryDev) is a 6-year initiative (August 2013 to July 2019) funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Netherlands, with a substantial contribution from World Vision Australia (WVA). With the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) as the overall implementing agency, this integrated development program is being implemented by a consortium of five national lead organizations (NLOs) and 16 implementation partners (IPs) in selected dryland areas of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Ethiopia and Kenya. It is seeking to meaningfully contribute to the realization of a vision where households residing in such areas have transitioned from subsistence farming and reliance on emergency aid to sustainable rural development.

The program works through the provision of direct development support to farmers through interventions on a wide range of technological and development options, from sub-catchment or watershed rehabilitation and management to farm-level water and soil management, agricultural commodity production, and value chain and institutional development. DryDev also seeks to influence policy and investment decisions.

In Burkina Faso, ICRAF is working in close collaboration with SNV and TREE AID to increase the adoption of best-fit technologies, tools and policy recommendations for improved agricultural productivity, food and water security, livelihood systems, resilience and ecosystems.

CIFOR, acting on behalf of ICRAF, is seeking to recruit a qualified Driver to provide relevant services as summarized below.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the DRYDEV Country Coordinator, the incumbent will carry out the following tasks requiring considerable skill and judgement: 

  • Drive
    project staff and visitors on official missions.
  • Drive
    and guide visitors.
  • Assist
    in visa processing.
  • Ensure
    the cleanliness and care of the vehicle assigned and report mechanical faults.
  • Ensure
    the vehicle’s timely maintenance.
  • Ensure
    that vehicle documents are up to date and follow up vehicle document renewal.
  • Ensure
    security of project vehicle at all times.
  • Collect
    and deliver mail and parcels and carry out other administrative errands.
  • Assist
    the staff in planning vehicle movements.
  • Carry
    out any other tasks assigned by the hierarchy.

Education, knowledge and experience

• completion of a secondary school education with a relevant driving license and training as appropriate
• at least 5 years of driving experience including at least 3 years preferably with an international organization or similar institution
• well-developed knowledge of driving techniques
• a basic understanding of the mechanics of the vehicles being driven, particularly aspects relating to safety, basic maintenance and reliability
• a high level of courtesy to other road users and pedestrians
• good command of the French language; ability to speak English would be an added advantage

Personal Attributes and Competencies

• excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills
• pro-active
• responsive, rigorous, available
• high-quality organizational skills
• able to manage stress

Terms and Conditions

• This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position.
• CIFOR offers competitive remuneration in Francs CFA (FCFA), commensurate with skills and experience.
• The appointment will be for a period of 1 year with a 6-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.
• The duty station will be in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

To apply, please visit our career site at

To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at

To learn more about ICRAF, please visit their website at; and for the DryDev programme, please visit:

CIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Application process

The application deadline is 15 Dec-2017
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.