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French Communications Consultant

Reference number: 2106
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

French Communications Consultant


The Global Landscapes Forum (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 Programme and the World Bank, with 30 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, Germany and focuses on five main themes: restoration, finance, rights, food and livelihoods, and measuring progress.Since 2013, over 200,000 stakeholders from more than 7,000 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 almost one billion 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, Bonn, New York, Accra, and Luxembourg, as well as two large completely digital conferences in 2020.From building the investment case for sustainable landscapes to developing a gold standard for indigenous peoples’ rights to supporting the UN 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 Global Landscapes Forum is increasingly communicating and translating its messages in French to reach new target audiences, notably in Francophone Africa. These messages need to be adapted to the regional contexts and situations. Most 2021 GLF conferences will be simultaneously interpreted in French.

The French Communications Consultant will be responsible for:
• Identifying key messages and selling points from conference themes and concept notes that could resonate with Francophone Africa
  • Identifying key target audiences and regions in Latin America for marketing and event-related purposes
  • Working with the communications and digital team to conceptualize and implement communications campaigns in French and English for the Eastern Africa and Horn of Africa regions in the lead up to GLF Africa, GLF Investment Case and GLF Glasgow
  • Supporting the communications coordinator with a media seminar for journalists and storytellers at GLF Africa
  • Translating documents, reports, key messages, communications kits, media advisories, press releases, social media posts and other content from English to French
  • Connecting with and serving as focal point to French-speaking partners, communicating directly about GLF conferences and related campaigns, partners and sessions before, during and after events
  • Identifying and drafting content in French for GLF’s social media channels, notably Twitter and Facebook
  • Supporting media outreach efforts – identifying key local and regional media outlets in Francophone Africa and corresponding with editors and journalists in French
  • Identifying and suggesting localized news and feature story ideas to be covered on the GLF’s news platform Landscape News that will perform well with African audiences
  • Assisting with other related tasks as necessary.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, international relations, environment, media or related discipline
  • experience with communications, copyediting, translating and different social media platforms
  • an interest in the fields of environment, restoration, sustainability or climate
  • fluent in English and French.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Part-time consultancy position.
  • The consultancy period is expected to be March – December 2021.
  • Working locations: home-based, preferably in the Eastern Africa region.To apply, please visit our career site at: learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: and www.worldagroforestry.orgCIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Application process

The application deadline is 23 Feb-2021
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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