Job status: Inactive
Job category: Consultancy
Duty station: Home-based
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF 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.
Consultant - GLF Speakers Coordinator
OverviewThe Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) was first launched in 2013 by CIFOR with core partners including UNEP, the World Bank and the Government of Germany. Meaningful engagement of youth and other typically marginalized stakeholders was a cornerstone of the GLF’s operation from the beginning. Today, the GLF is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on sustainable land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Building on a decade of successful conferencing during which we mainstreamed the landscape approach, the GLF has evolved to five innovation areas. Each is set up to contribute to strengthening and enabling decentralized local action towards ecosystem restoration. These areas comprise: 1) Creating a Digital Knowledge Commons (having reached a billion people in 185 countries); 2) Pioneering Youth Leadership (60,000, 160 countries); 3) GLF Learning Program (Landscape Academy (18,000 learners); 4) GLF Investment Case, sustainable finance and value chains; and 5) GLFx and GLF Communities of Practice. GLFx is our program to decentralize the Forum to create community-led GLF chapters and communities of practice. These are designed to carry out restoration and other activities (including advocacy) on the ground, while creating a learning hub at the national and subnational level. The GLF is supported by its Charter Members, 31 leading sustainable development organizations that invest in and co-create activities on the GLF platform and offer opportunities for intergenerational learning and exchange. The GLF is a place where farmers can inform action, pathways and policies; where international organizations can learn from the private sector and vice versa; and where CEOs, community leaders, communicators and scientists can share, learn, connect and act together. From building the investment case for sustainable landscapes, to conserving and restoring peatlands, to supporting restoration in Africa, 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 SDGs.
Duties and responsibilities
As the GLF transitions to its new,
long-term structure, the GLF Speakers Coordinator will support the GLF
Knowledge Coordinator to identify and to reach out to strategic key partners,
donors, sponsors and governments that potentially could become GLF plenary
speakers. She or he is also responsible for overseeing invitation,
confirmation, briefing and follow-up processes. In doing so, the GLF Speakers
Coordinator will also be working closely with the GLF Managing Director and the
GLF Engagement and Growth Coordinator.
include the following:
the plenary speaker invitation, briefing and follow-up process with speakers
and partner organizations to secure their participation;
as the focal point for, and lead on, speakers’ invitations and communication,
facilitation/briefings and follow-up;
and propose potential speakers and partner organizations;
and maintain an updated speaker database for GLF events;
all GLF speaker bios/profiles;
with the communications team to ensure all GLF speakers’ profiles are uploaded
timely on the event webpage, and provide guidance on speaker spotlights on
as speakers’ focal point on the day of the event (could be from remotely or at
the GLF Managing Director to identify potential new partnerships, reaching out
to individuals and organizations;
coordination of the knowledge and communication committee;
strategic relationships as directed by the GLF Managing Director, as well as
the Engagement and Growth Coordinator;
and support the Managing Director and the Engagement and Growth Coordinator to
secure and meet with potential and existing partners.
Education, knowledge and experience
- recent graduate or undergraduate degree in communications, journalism, international relations, development studies or a related discipline, or undergraduate degree and at least two years of work experience;
- strong written and verbal communication abilities;
- experience in project management and coordination;
- experience in planning, implementing and evaluating projects;
- knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals;
- fluency in English; other languages (esp. French, Spanish, Indonesian, German) are an advantage.
Personal attributes and competencies
- self-motivated, resourceful and energetic;
- able to find creative solutions;
- able to strategize at both macro and micro levels;
- a team player with outstanding interpersonal communications skills;
- outstanding diplomatic and negotiation skills;
- proven ability to work well under pressure;
- highly organized and able to set priorities and multitask.
Terms and conditions
- This is a full-time consultancy position.
- Period of the consultancy is expected to be May 2022 – March 2023.
- Work locations: home-based, preferably in CET time zone. To apply, please visit our career site at: http://www.cifor.org/careers To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: https://www.cifor.org and www.worldagroforestry.org CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.
Application processThe application deadline is 22 Apr-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.
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