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Youth Social Media Consultant

Reference number: 2104
Job Status: Inactive
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 forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR-ICRAF are non-profit, scientific institutions that conduct 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. Our work focuses on innovative research, developing partners’ capacity, and actively engaging in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. Our work spans the globe, with expertise in the ‘global South’. Founded in 1993 and 1978 respectively, CIFOR-ICRAF began merging on January 1, 2019. They 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

Youth Social Media Consultant


The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is a partnership initiative led by CIFOR through its GLF Team. The team is based in the new CIFOR office in Bonn, Germany, and the CIFOR headquarters in Indonesia. The GLF Team is responsible for delivery on all GLF activities, and for expanding the GLF partnership and community.GLF is the world’s largest multi-stakeholder platform on integrated landscapes and aims to create a movement of one billion people around productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient landscapes. Founded by CIFOR, UN Environment and the World Bank, with 23 charter members among the world’s leading development organizations, and core funding provided by the German Government, the GLF operates from a Secretariat in Bonn and focuses on five main themes: restoration, finance, rights, food and livelihoods, and measuring progress.Since 2013, over 180,000 stakeholders from more than 4,900 organizations and 185 countries have engaged with the GLF in person and online, with stakeholders from community and indigenous peoples’ organizations, finance, civil society, government, media and youth. We have reached over 600 million people online and through traditional media. The GLF is founded on four principles: connecting, sharing, learning and acting, and has produced global conferences in the following cities: Warsaw, Lima, London, Paris, Marrakech, Jakarta, Bonn, Washington DC, Nairobi, Katowice and Kyoto, as well as in Bonn, New York, Accra, Luxembourg and Madrid in 2019.From building the investment case for sustainable landscapes, to developing a gold standard for indigenous peoples’ rights, to supporting the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the 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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Duties and responsibilities

The primary objective of the GLF Youth Social Media Consultant is to support the GLF Youth team in managing all social media accounts and groups.

The ideal candidate is a young person eager to gain career-building experience in social media and communication, promote Youth in Landscapes (YIL) social media channels and community, boost engagement, and work closely with the GLF team on social media outreach,  supporting the GLF Social Media Ambassador program, GLFx and more.

Tasks and responsibilities will include: 
  • Identify content for YIL social media channels through events, partners, the GLF, news etc.
  • Manage all Youth in Landscapes Initiative social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook page and group and WhatsApp;
  • Regularly post on Facebook and Twitter, and engage the community in the Facebook group;
  • Support the GLF Social Media Coordinator with the YIL x GLF Lives, GLFx promotion, social media ambassador program and more;
  • Support the GLF Youth Coordinator with social media volunteers and coordinate the social media project team;
  • Analyse insights and progress using available social media tools;
  • Explore the possibilities other social media account holds;
  • Collaborate with GLF Youth Coordinator to promote activities through the GLF’s Global Youth Network and GLFx platform;
  • Attend regular meetings with the GLF Social Media team.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • A minimum of three years undergraduate degree completed in international development, natural science, communication, journalism or related fields, recent graduates preferred.
  • Experience in writing in English for social media and graphic design is preferable
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written
  • Experience with social media and online engagement
  • Experienced and/or comfortable with remote work

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Effective time management capabilities
  • Creative and passionate about changing the world
  • Motivation to learn and work in a new environment
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and take initiative

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Part-time consultancy position.
  • Period of the consultancy is expected to be March – July 2021.
  • Working locations: Home-based.To apply, please visit our career site at: learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: and www.worldagroforestry.orgCIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Application process

The application deadline is 18 Feb-2021
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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