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GLF Social Media Junior Consultant

Reference number: 2112
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 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

GLF Social Media Junior 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, Kyoto, 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 GLF Social Media Junior Consultant supports the GLF Social Media Coordinator to identify, draft and post content, liaise with partner organizations’ social media teams, and identify new opportunities and global trends. The consultant will use scheduling tools such as Sprout Social to post content to the GLF’s social media channels on a daily basis; assist in organizing, promoting and communicating events and live streams; and regularly monitor and report on set key performance indicators.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, international relations, advertising, media or related discipline (master’s degree considered an asset)
  • a minimum of one year of experience in communications, particularly in project or event management and coordination
  • experience in social media tools, best practices, various target audiences and different social media platforms
  • basic knowledge in visual content design and creating audiovisual content
  • familiarity with the fields of sustainability, environment, restoration and/or climate
  • fluent in English (fluency in Spanish, French or Portuguese considered an advantage).

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • self-motivated, resourceful and energetic
  • ability to find creative solutions
  • attention to detail
  • a team player with outstanding interpersonal communications skills
  • outstanding diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • proven ability to work well under pressure.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Full-time consultancy position.
  • Period of the consultancy is expected to be March - December 2021.
  • Working locations: Home-based, preferably in Bonn, Germany.

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    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 10 Mar-2021
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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