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Trees Outside Forest (TOF) Hub Operator Consultant

Reference number: 2342
Job status: Inactive
Job category: Consultancy
Duty station: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bhubaneswar, Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh, 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

Trees Outside Forest (TOF) Hub Operator Consultant


Trees Outside Forest (TOF) Hub is a one-stop source for information and awareness on agroforestry systems. ToF Hub is envisaged as a facilitation center that will provide relevant information and extension support to farmers/stakeholders in ToF Domains like Prevailing and Possible Agroforestry Models, Facilitating QPM sourcing for farmers, and technical guidance/awareness for Agroforestry operations, etc.

The position is responsible for supporting the State team in the implementation of the Tress Outside Forest in India (TOFI) work plan in the given area /state.

Number of Positions: 28 (4 per state; Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bhubaneswar, Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh (Purely on a Job contract basis).

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage ToF Hub.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the TOF Work Plan in the given area.
  • Ensure arrangements for the availability and supply of inputs in time.
  • Preparation of schedule of operations and ensuring implementation.
  • Support and supervise the work of TOF Lead Champions.
  • Preparation and submission of reports.
  • Demonstration of TOF-related machinery/TOF products etc.
  • Assist the State team in training/capacity-building programs.
  • Any other work assigned by the state supervisor.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Graduate in a science subject (preferably Biological Sciences), Diploma in Agriculture and Horticulture.
  • Age limit: Below 40 years.
  • Experience: Around 5 years of supervision and coordination of field operations in any project, preferably a Forestry/Horticulture/Agriculture project.
  • Desirable: Knowledge of Computer applications, two-wheeler and LMV driving licenses.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a consultancy position.
  • The initial consultancy contract will be for 6 months which is renewable upon satisfactorily performance.
  • Work location: in the state when the project operates.
    To apply, please visit our career site at:
    To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: and
    CIFOR-ICRAF reserves the right to modify the number of positions, location, or cancel the hiring as necessary.
    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 02 Jun-2023
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.


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