Global Landscapes Forum Social Media Officer CLOSED

Communications, Outreach & Engagement Team

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) envisions a more equitable world where forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts 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. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Lima, Peru; and Bonn, Germany.

CIFOR is looking for

Global Landscapes Forum Social Media Officer


The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum takes a holistic approach to create sustainable landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient and considers five cohesive themes of food and livelihood initiatives, landscape restoration, rights, finance and measuring progress. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in collaboration with its co-founders UN Environment and the World Bank and Charter Members.

Charter members: CIRAD, CIFOR, Climate Focus, Conservation International, Ecoagriculture Partners, The European Forest Institute, Evergreen Agriculture, FSC, GEF, IPMG, CIAT, ICIMOD, IFOAM – Organics International, INBAR, IUFRO, Rainforest Alliance, Rare, Rights and Resources Initiative, UN Environment, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation part of Wageningen Research, World Agroforestry, World Resources Institute, WWF Germany, Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), World Bank Group


Duties and responsibilities

GLF is seeking a Social Media Officer to join our team. As Social Media Officer, you will play a key role in the implementation of GLF’s global social media strategy and media outreach efforts, increasing our online presence and improving our marketing and engagement efforts. You will be working closely with high performing teams in GLF digital, editorial and outreach.
  • Assist in implementing and managing GLF’s strategy for social media channels, coordinating closely with the Social Media Coordinator, Digital Strategist and Communications Coordinator.
  • Assist with partner and organization outreach efforts on social media
  • Assist in monitoring and analyzing trends, practices and networks across social media to identify opportunities for strengthened engagement with boundary partners.
  • Other tasks related to social media, outreach and events, as required by GLF management.

Education, knowledge and experience

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. journalism, communications, international relations).
• Two (2) years of work experience in a communications or journalism; international development experience is preferred.
• Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and other social media channels
• Understanding of media relations and digital media strategies.
• Proficient in MS Office, Google Suite, and Adobe Creative Cloud; familiarity with management systems is a plus (Asana, Slack, etc.).
• Excellent communication abilities (oral and written) and attention to detail.
• Ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent organizational, time management and planning skills.
• Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with a diverse team.
• Capacity to work both independently and as part of a multi-city, remote team.
• Knowledge and passion for sustainability, environment and/or science communications.
• Flawless English speaker, other languages (esp. French, Spanish, Indonesian, German) are an advantage.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

• Excellent interpersonal communications and relationship-building skills, to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities, members of the media, team members, etc.
• Motivation to learn and work in an entrepreneurial start-up environment.
• Desire and ability to think critically and solve problems effectively.
• Ability to meet deadlines and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
• Self-motivated, deadline oriented, resourceful and energetic.
• Able to find creative solutions and to strategize at both macro and micro levels.
• A team player and a proven ability to work well under pressure.

Terms and Conditions

• This is a full-time consultancy position.
• CIFOR’s employment conditions follow local labor laws and regulations. CIFOR will employ suitable candidates regardless of nationality, provided that he/she complies with the local requirements for working at the posting location. Being a citizen of an EU country is preferred.
• Period of the consultancy is expected to be August 2019 – June 2020.
• The duty station will be in Bonn, Germany

To apply, please visit our career site at:

To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at:

Application process

The application deadline is 30 Jul-2019
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.