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Only rarely do we take advantage of POLEX to do anything other than alert readers to interesting new research findings. This is one of those exceptions. We need your help in identifying the best candidates worldwide to fill several key positions at CIFOR:

  • Director of Financial Services and Administration. The Director will serve as the Chief Financial Officer, oversee the finance and administrative teams, and contribute to Center-level initiatives emerging from CIFOR’s new strategy.
  • Director of Forests and Governance Programme. The Director will lead research on how society can make more informed and democratic decisions that support sustainable forests and livelihoods. The multidisciplinary programme currently includes research on collaborative forest management, decentralization, finance, and law enforcement. The programme will also contribute to Center-level initiatives emerging from CIFOR’s new strategy, including the CIFOR Climate Change and Forests Initiative.
  • Senior Scientists – Climate Change (three positions, one for each research programme: Forests and Governance, Forests and Livelihoods, and Environmental Services and Sustainable Use of Forests). The Scientists will contribute to CIFOR’s Climate Change and Forests Initiative.
  • Senior Scientist – Forests and Livelihoods. The Scientist will contribute to research on one or more of the topics covered in the programme: livelihood outcomes of forest conservation and management; forests and human well-being; forests and health; forest industry and local livelihoods; deforestation and local livelihoods.

All of these positions will be based at CIFOR’s headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia. Successful candidates will contribute to exciting new initiatives currently under development as part of CIFOR’s new strategy. We are looking for individuals who share our passion for enhancing the role of forests in human well-being and environmental conservation, and our commitment to professionalism, innovation, impact, and collaboration. We value diversity, and are especially interested in candidates from developing countries and women.

For further details on the positions and instructions regarding how to apply, and to learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at http://www.cifor.cgiar.org

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