THE 5 Job Positions at CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research: (Deadline 31 December 2022)

5 Job Positions at CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research: (Deadline 31 December 2022)

Field Project Manager – TREPA Project Rwanda at CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research: (Deadline 31 December 2022)

Reference number: 100326
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Calls for Research Partners
Duty station: Kigali, Rwanda
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CIFOR-ICRAF
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

Field Project Manager – TREPA Project Rwanda

Overview

TREPA project will build on existing and upcoming projects implemented by World Agroforestry (ICRAF) in eastern province of Rwanda by reversing land degradation, promoting climate smart agriculture, fruit trees for climate adaptation, support seed and seedlings delivery systems and breeding seed orchards. The Project Manager will ensure sound field implementation of the “Transforming Eastern Province through Adaptation” (TREPA) project. The manager will work in liaison with the government authorities, executing project partners and field staff and will report to ICRAF’s project investigator(s).

Duties and responsibilities

Summary of responsibilities

1. Sound functioning of the ICRAF Rwanda Hub and solid project management through:
  • Coordination of annual planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of ICRAF field activities
  • Supervision of field technicians, project accountant and driver
  • Coordination with ICRAF Output leaders, PI, administration and finance teams
  • Managing hub budgets
  • Procurement of inputs and supplies
  • Hiring and supervision of consultants
  • Monitoring of field activities and collection of data
  • Preparation of technical and financial reports
2. Liaising with external stakeholders
3. Engaging in field activities by Implementing field work in areas of competence, collecting field data for implementation and monitoring, organize field visits, organize meetings, and monitor surveys.
4. Communicate by feeding into information-sharing platforms and forum across all the outputs that ICRAF is in charge of, prepare dissemination materials and disseminate project information and technical bulletins, engage stakeholders and media and consolidate reports for the ICRAF HUB activities and engage with TREPA PMU accordingly.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in agroforestry, forestry, natural resource management, horticulture, or related field – PhD degree desirable.
  • At least 5 years hands-on field experience in leading and implementing large agroforestry or forestry projects.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Master’s Degree in agroforestry, forestry, natural resource management, horticulture, or related field – PhD degree desirable.
  • At least 5 years hands-on field experience in leading and implementing large agroforestry or forestry projects.

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Personal attributes and competencies:
  • Proven record of building and leading high-performing teams.
  • Excellent skills and rapport for stakeholder relationships and community mobilization.
  • Self-driven and demonstrated capacity to implement workplans under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work under pressure and within tight schedules to meet ambitious project targets as per seasonal and institutional requirements.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work for longer periods within rural setups of Bugesera, Rwamagana, Kirehe, Kayonza, Gatsibo, Ngoma and Nyagatare districts. Proficiency in written and spoken English and local languages (Kinyarwanda).

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Locally Recruited position. The initial appointment will be for two (2) years, with a six-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 Dec-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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Tree Breeding Technician – TREPA Project Rwanda at CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research: (Deadline 31 December 2022)

JOB DESCRIPTION
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

Tree Breeding Technician – TREPA Project Rwanda

Overview

The Tree Breeding Technician (TBT) will assist in implementation of the tree seed and seedling supply systems work under TREPA project to provide diverse climate adapted species and varieties. The TBT is responsible for tree improvement (including seed source development and field gene conservation) within the project. The role holder will report directly to the TREPA Field Project Manager and to the relevant Output leader(s).

Duties and responsibilities

Summary of responsibilities

  • Liaison with the tree improvement and gene conservation programmes of RFA and others.
  • Based on the species-specific priorities of integrated seed procurement/tree improvement/gene conservation, plan, prepare and implement the activities accordingly.
  • Prepare and implement annual work plans in the subject matter.
  • Prepare and follow up subject matter budgets.
  • In collaboration with the Seed Procurement Technician, plan, supervise and assist in national seed source exploration for priority species.
  • Plan and establish seed stand cum ex situ stand and/or seed orchards (BSOs) of selected priority species.
  • Present Annual work plans and Semi-annual consolidated progress reports.
  • Communication products development, and
  • Annual budgets and semi-annual budget revisions and submission.

REQUIREMENTS

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in forestry with experience in tree improvement, and with a broad understanding of tree improvement.
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience.
  • Experience from similar positions elsewhere will be considered as an additional advantage.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in forestry with experience in tree improvement, and with a broad understanding of tree improvement.
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience.
  • Experience from similar positions elsewhere will be considered as an additional advantage.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Locally Recruited position. The initial appointment will be for two (2) years, with a six-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 Dec-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

Seed Procurement Technician – TREPA Project Rwanda at CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research: (Deadline 31 December 2022)

JOB DESCRIPTION
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

Seed Procurement Technician – TREPA Project Rwanda

Overview

The Seed Procurement Technician (SPT) will be responsible for coordination of seed procurement activities in the project and assist in implementation of the tree seed and seedling supply systems work under the TREPA Project to provide diverse climate adapted tree species and varieties. The role holder will report directly to the TREPA Field Project Manager and to the relevant Output leader(s).

Duties and responsibilities

Summary of responsibilities

·Based on tree species- specific priorities of integrated seed procurement/tree improvement/gene conservation, plan, prepare and implement the activities.

·Prepare and implement annual work plans and follow up on the budgets.

·In collaboration with the Provincial Centre Heads, the FM the TBT and the TREPA coordinator, compile annual seed collection plans and support/coordination of the collections.

·In collaboration with the Tree Breeding Technician, plan, supervise and assist in national seed source exploration for priority species.

Prepare guidelines for:

·Supporting seed processing activities/routines at the Tree Seed Centre (TSC), supporting proper routines at the seed laboratories at TSC, supporting applied seed research on developing appropriate species wise techniques for monitoring of fruit formation, seed processing, storage and testing of seed of priority species at the TSC.

·Develop guidelines for seed crop assessment, seed collection, processing, storage, pre-treatment and sowing of priority species in Rwanda.

·Carry out networking with other professionals, organizations, institutions, projects et in East Rwanda and the region

·Record all relevant data, process, and document in Rwandan publications and in international journals and other media

REQUIREMENTS

·B. Sc. Or M.Sc. in forestry with specialization in seed procurement and/ seed technology, and with a broad understanding of seed delivery systems.

·A minimum of 2 years post-graduate working experience including experience in research in tree seed procurement/seed technology.

·Post- graduate studies in either of the two subjects and/or experience from similar positions elsewhere will be considered an additional advantage.https://www.cifor.org/career/206844000018348218/seed-procurement-technician-trepa-project-rwanda

Education, knowledge and experience

  • B. Sc. Or M.Sc. in forestry with specialization in seed procurement and/ seed technology, and with a broad understanding of seed delivery systems.
  • A minimum of 2 years post-graduate working experience including experience in research in tree seed procurement/seed technology.
  • Post- graduate studies in either of the two subjects and/or experience from similar positions elsewhere will be considered an additional advantage.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Locally Recruited position. The initial appointment will be for two (2) years, with a six-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 Dec-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

Field Technician Socio-economics – TREPA Project Rwanda at CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research: (Deadline 31 December 2022)

JOB DESCRIPTION
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

Field Technician Socio-economics – TREPA Project Rwanda

Overview

The Field Technician will implement socio-economic work in relation to Markets and value chains for climate resilient agricultural & tree products within the framework of the TREPA project. The role holder will report directly to the TREPA Field Project Manager and to the relevant Output leader(s).

Duties and responsibilities

1.Support establishment of seed, nursery, wood production, livestock feed and restoration enterprises:

·Assessments of legal, organizational, and business options for their integration in existing or emerging value chains.

·Work in consultation with communities and other local stakeholders.

·Needs assessments for capacity development.

·Capacity development linked with business organizations.

·Development of business plans.

2.Improvement of enabling conditions for the development of value chains for wood, fodder, and bee products by:

·Assessing options for rehabilitating existing and creating new rural resource centers (RRCs).

·Needs assessment for infrastructure enhancements, use of information and communication technology linked with climate resilience and farm level energy efficiency in value chains and strengthening of existing and establishment of new ICT systems and decision support tools for climate resilience and farm level energy efficiency.

·Supporting infrastructure enhancements (e.g., market infrastructure, RRCs, storage and cooling).

·Organization of business roundtables and support of trade fairs.

·Fostering linkages with financial service providers (link with Output 2.3).

3.Document, communicate and advocate progress in the development of value chains for wood, fodder, and bee products by providing technical reports for donors, government authorities and other stakeholders and elaboration of knowledge productions for RRCs and ICT systems and elaboration of dissemination materials and other communication pieces.

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements

·Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Forest Economics, Agribusiness Management, Business Administration, or related field – Master’s degree (e.g., MBA) desirable.

·At least 5 years hands-on field experience in implementing value chain development projects or components – experience in working with cooperatives and farmer associations is essential.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Forest Economics, Agribusiness Management, Business Administration, or related field – Master’s degree (e.g., MBA) desirable. At least 5 years hands-on field experience in implementing value chain development projects or components – experience in working with cooperatives and farmer associations is essential.

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Team player with proven record of working in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent skills and rapport for stakeholder relationships and community mobilization.
  • Self-driven and demonstrated capacity to implement workplans under limited supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work under pressure and within tight schedules to meet ambitious project targets as per seasonal, market and institutional requirements.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work for longer periods within rural setups of Bugesera, Rwamagana, Kirehe, Kayonza, Gatsibo, Ngoma and Nyagatare districts

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Locally Recruited position. The initial appointment will be for two (2) years, with a six-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 Dec-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

Senior Agroforestry Field Technician – TREPA Project Rwanda at CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research: (Deadline 31 December 2022)

JOB DESCRIPTION
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

Senior Agroforestry Field Technician – TREPA Project Rwanda

Overview

The Senior Agroforestry Field Technician will provide technical support for the implementation of the ‘Transforming Eastern Province through Adaptation’ (TREPA) project in Rwanda. The role holders will report directly to the TREPA Field Project Manager and the relevant Output leader(s).

Duties and responsibilities

Summary of responsibilities

  • Networking with local authorities and lead farmers for smooth implementation of the project.
  • Monitor the project and disseminate project information across implementation sites.
  • Collect data, back stopping and disseminate project information and technical bulletins.
  • Conduct capacity building of farmer including farmers mobilization, organizing exchange visits and recruiting lead farmers, liaising with extension staff and engaging other project participants.
  • Initiate and supervise diverse tree seedling production work in collaboration with local tree nurseries and organize trainings on tree nurseries, seedlings production & care, tree planting & management, smart and conservation agriculture practices and gender mainstreaming and transformation.
  • Coordinate seedlings distribution and planting activities across farmer fields and collect field data on tree seedling establishment: survival, growth performance, and gapping measures.
  • Organize for field visits, supplies requisition, meetings, reviews, monitor surveys and attend collaborators meeting.
  • Establish Agroforestry demonstration pilots in cropland and rangelands and develop protocols and lay outs for establishing demonstration plots.
  • Establish data collection demonstration plots and do data cleaning and reporting.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Agroforestry, forestry, natural resource management, horticulture related fields.
  • At least 5 years hands-on field experience in implementing large Agroforestry or forestry projects with data gathering requirements

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either agroforestry, forestry, natural resource management, horticulture related fields. At least 5 years hands-on field experience in implementing large agroforestry or forestry projects with data gathering requirements

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Self-driven and impressive capacity to implement workplans under minimum supervision.
  • Excellent community mobilization skills and establishing good rapport.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work under pressure and within tight schedules to meet ambitious tree planting targets.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work for long period within rural set ups of Bugesera, Rwamagana, Kirehe, Kayonza, Gatsibo, Ngoma and Nyagatare districts.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English language and local languages (Kinyarwanda).

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Locally Recruited position. The initial appointment will be for two (2) years, with a six-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 Dec-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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