Job status: In-progress
Job category: Consultancy
Duty station: Home-based, preferably in Latin America and Caribbean time zones
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.
GLFx Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean
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 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 and Paris Climate Agreement. Building on a decade of successful conferencing during which we achieved the mainstreaming of the landscape approach the GLF has evolved to five innovation areas each set up to contribute to strengthening and enabling decentralized local action towards ecosystem restoration and sustainable development. These include: 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, a global community that aims to enable and accelerate action toward more sustainable landscapes. Members can join independently organized community-led GLF chapters that meet locally to take action. They can also join online Communities of Practice (CoPs) to share knowledge and learnings. GLF is supported by its Charter Members, 33 leading sustainable development organizations who invest in and co-create activities on the GLF platform and offer opportunities for intergenerational learning and exchange. GLF is a place where a farmer 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, 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
GLFx is a global network of community-led GLF chapters
and online communities of practice (CoPs) that are accelerating local actions,
sharing knowledge and learning to transform landscapes. GLF is regionalising so
as to better support transformative landscapes actions on the ground, partly
through GLFx. The GLFx Officer - Latin America and the Caribbean will play a
key role in supporting the regionalization agenda through the growth of GLFx
chapter networks in the region. The position to work closely on this with the
GLFx Coordinator and the Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the
The GLFx Officer - Latin America and the Caribbean will
be responsible for the day-to-day management of community-led GLF chapters in
the Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC), supporting the GLFx
Coordinator on regional chapter management and growth. The GLFx Officer - LAC
leads administration of chapter recruitment and onboarding, provides community
engagement/management support to Chapter Coordinators, tracks chapter projects’
success, and contributes to GLFx monitoring and evaluation. He/she will ensure cross-fertilisation
of knowledge sharing and learning within the GLFx core team and across the
Knowledge & Learning Hub, Digital & Communications Hub and Partnerships
· Regional chapter recruitment and
· Ensuring cross-fertilisation of
knowledge sharing and learning between regional community-led chapters and the
wider GLFx ecosystem of community-led chapters and Communities of Practice
· Supporting the establishment of
local networks in the LAC region for GLF’s regional work and activities
Regional chapter and community engagement
· Leads administration of chapter
recruitment and onboarding of community-led GLF chapters in the LAC.
· Focal point for LAC chapters,
responsible for the day to day management of community-led GLF chapters in the
· Supports the GLFx Coordinator on
GLFx strategy development, chapter management and growth in LAC, community
engagement/management support to GLFx LAC Chapter Coordinators, chapter projects
success, monitoring and evaluation.
· Support translation and
elaboration of material to keep updated content in Spanish for targeted
audiences and stakeholders.
· Supports cross-fertilisation of
knowledge sharing and learning within the GLFx core team and across the
Knowledge & Learning Hub, Digital & Communications Hub and
· Link regional chapters to
cross-regional and global engagement opportunities in the GLFx ecosystem of
community-led chapters and Communities of Practice.
with, and support, the GLF Knowledge Team
· Support the LAC regional
coordinator in the development and implementation of the LAC regionalization
· Map potential partners and engage
with local stakeholders along with the LAC regional coordinator.
· Support effective knowledge
sharing, supporting the development of new knowledge products and leveraging on
the Knowledge Hub and partner knowledge products.
· Ensure quality and maintain
standard of GLFx events and related knowledge products.
· Support the design and execution
of relevant activities in Central America, including but not limited to Digital
Summits, session or workshop development and other outreach activities.
Support cross-team learning within the
GLFx and Knowledge Team, and across teams including
Education, knowledge and experience
- University degree in a related discipline (international development, international relations, environmental sciences, etc.)
- Three years’ experience in facilitation, stakeholder engagement, community building, networking, growing online or in-person communities, or in international development in the LAC region
- Fluency in English & Spanish is essential, proficiency in other languages (e.g., Portuguese, French) is an advantage
- Demonstrated interest and experience in the strategic and innovative use of digital media for nonprofit or international organizations, preferably at a global level and including for global events
- Knowledge of landscape approaches and\or restoration experiences, and related on-the-ground experience
- Experience in designing and running advocacy campaigns or engagement strategies preferred.
- Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating complex projects
- Experience in conducting meeting, workshops and\or facilitating groups is desirable
Personal attributes and competencies
- Self-motivated, resourceful, energetic, flexible and adaptable
- Adept at networking and meeting new people from different cultures
- Creative problem solver
- Strategic at both macro and micro levels
- Independent and able to work with minimal supervision, but also be a team player
- Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams with outstanding interpersonal communications skills
- Outstanding diplomatic and negotiation skills
- Proven ability to work well under pressure
Terms and conditions
- This is a consultancy position
- Period of the consultancy is expected to be March 2022 – February 2023
- Work location: Home-based, preferably in Latin America and Caribbean time zones 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 21 Jul-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.
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