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Two Consultants (Research Associates) – To work on Forestry/Agroforestry and Tress Outside Forests Policy Analysis

Reference number: 2314
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Consultancy
Duty station: New Delhi, India
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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.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Two Consultants (Research Associates) – To work on Forestry/Agroforestry and Tress Outside Forests Policy Analysis


The successful candidate will report to the Chief of Party-Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI) Program, CIFOR-ICRAF, New Delhi. S/he will work in close collaboration with other CIFOR-ICRAF team members.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Study and analyze the existing agroforestry/forestry and Trees outside Forest (TOF), and other relevant Policies at national and state level affecting agroforestry, forestry and TOF
  2. Study on the existing regulatory regime regarding Felling Permission (FP) and Transit Pass (TP) system and sale of wood in states
  3. Collate and analyze the steps taken by state Government for relaxation of transit and felling rules for farm grown species
  4. Study the situation in the states which have relaxed the Transit and Felling Rules for many farm grown species
  5. Analyzing the backward and forward linkages in agroforestry and TOF
  6. Collection of information and investment on agroforestry and TOF by the Union and state governments
  7. Study the steps necessary for strengthening wood market and wood-based industries 
  8. Pursuing the states to exempt farm grown species from the purview of felling and transit rules
  9. Coordinate, supervise /or monitor activities related to the above on a regular basis to ensure both timely and quality delivery
  10. Develop the capacity of partner states and other organizations in relevant technical aspects of policies and impact assessment
  11. Generate both communicable and scientifically sound reports, papers, and other communication products, including draft procedures for adopting the relaxation of felling and transit rules for farm grown and TOF species
  12. Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Master’s in forestry or related subjects with experience of Computer Application
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of demonstrable work experience in policy related issues related to forests, agroforestry and TOF conducting various studies

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Sound knowledge of policies and rules of forests, agroforestry and TOF
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong command of English both spoken and written
  • Excellent knowledge of computer application and relevant applications.
  • Demonstrated skills in participatory methodologies on information gathering, analysis and presentation.
  • Working experience in the field of Agroforestry/forestry/biodiversity
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently on national and regional work missions
  • Proven ability to work in multi-cultural & multi-lingual environment.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a consultancy position.
  • Period of the consultancy is expected to be 6 months with a possibility of extension based on the requirement.
  • Work location: New Delhi, India.
    To apply, please visit our career site at:
    To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: and
    CIFOR-ICRAF has its discretion for qualification and disqualification criteria as per suitability and availability of candidates or cancel the hiring at all.
    CIFOR-ICRAF promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged.
    CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

Application process

The application deadline is 27 Nov-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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