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GLF Web Developer Consultant

Reference number: 2119
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 Web Developer Consultant


The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest and only science-led multi-sectoral platform designed to produce and disseminate knowledge and accelerate action to build more resilient, climate-friendly, diverse, equitable and productive landscapes. The GLF platform connects diverse stakeholders; provides learning opportunities; gathers and shares knowledge; and accelerates action to produce positive, sustainable impact.

Duties and responsibilities

The main duty will be to develop webpages and other web content updates.  The consultant will provide website and design recommendations and implementation, including these tasks:

1. Continue enhancing the GLF websites, including the following elements:
  • GLFx sites
  • Learning and Academy site
  • Event sites
  • News site (Landscapes News)
  • Main site
  • Community site.
2. Support UX/UI integration between current websites with GLFx.
3. Contribute expertise and creative solutions to enhance the GLF digital experience.

The GLF Web Developer Consultant will also perform the following tasks:
  • Build GLFx and GLF webpages.
  • Work with GLFx API to list data on other sites and vice versa.
  • Provide technical web support throughout 2021.
  • Help with content setup and update.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • a bachelor’s degree in web design, information technology, computer science, information technology, communications, or other relevant disciplines
  • a minimum three years’ experience as a web developer role in fast-paced environment
  • proficiency in Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) implementation
  • experience in website development with programming and developing online applications/web-based applications
  • experience with PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, jQuery and JavaScript
  • experience using WordPress
  • experience using API to retrieve and list data
  • competence in database programming
  • good knowledge in relevant Internet technologies and trends, such as security and logging systems.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and to take initiative, demonstrate innovation and exercise good judgment
  • competency in personal organization, prioritization and accuracy, with the ability to work effectively under time pressures and manage multiple tasks
  • good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with people in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment and to be an effective team player
  • creative, and flexible to respond to changing requirements.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a part-time consultancy position.
  • Period of the consultancy is expected to be May 2021 – April 2022.
  • Working location: Home-based, preferably in Indonesia.

    To apply, please visit our career site at:
    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 15 Apr-2021
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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