Wednesday, June 12, 2013

[US Jobs Vacancies] Senior Scientist, Management of Planted Forests

US Jobs Vacancies has posted a new item, 'Senior Scientist, Management of
Planted Forests'

Join CIFOR and make a difference THINKING BEYOND THE CANOPYSenior Scientist
(Ref.: 1308)Management of Planted ForestsForests & Environment ResearchBogor,
IndonesiaThe Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) advances human
wellbeing, environmentalconservation and equity by conducting research to inform
policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. We are one
of 15 CGIAR Consortium research centres. Our headquarters are in Bogor,
Indonesia, and we have offices in Asia, Africa and South America.CIFOR is
looking for a Senior Scientist,Management of Planted ForestsOverviewThe Senior
Scientist will facilitate and identify strategic opportunities for research with
impacts on the management of planted forests for multiple goods and services, to
further realise their potential contribution to contemporary sustainable
development objectives at scales from local to global, and from smallholder to
landscape scales. The Senior Scientist will develop, where appropriate,
international comparative research, with a focus on realising policy impacts
that contribute to CIFORs mission and the CGIARs goals. The Senior Scientist
might also co-lead CIFORs new research initiative in planted forests, and will
foster collaboration and work closely with partner organisations with
complementary objectives. The Senior Scientist will be supervised by the
Director of Forests and Environment Research and will work closely with
colleagues in all CIFOR Research Teams.Duties and ResponsibilitiesScience
Provide scientific guidance and ensures that the concepts and methods of the
research carried out are appropriate and meet the highest scientific standards,
reflecting up-to-date scientific methods and concepts. Work in close
collaboration with CRP6 component coordinators/leaders within CIFOR to define
and implement research activities in emerging areas of research. Write and
supervise publications and other scientific communications related to research
activities. Disseminate science through POLEX, blogs and other popular
forums.Capacity building Lead and supervise the capacity building initiatives of
the projects. Supervise students and mentor junior scientists in the
projects.Partnership As directed by the Director of Research in Forests and
Environment, represent CIFOR, when appropriate, in national, regional, and
global forums related to forest governance. Develop and maintain constructive
partnerships with all stakeholders.Policy-science dialogue Lead, coordinate
and/or contribute to the policy-science dialogue of relevant projects. Lead,
coordinate and/or contribute to outcomes and impacts of relevant projects. Lead,
coordinate and/or contribute to communication targeted at policy makers
(including workshops, website and policy briefs) of relevant projects.Fund
raising Lead the search for additional funding for relevant projects.Management
Plan and monitor research activities of the relevant projects, including their
financial aspects, as necessary. Supervise and mentor staff, when appropriate.
Lead, coordinate and/or contribute reporting to donorsDetails of duties,
assignments and objectives will be further discussed and laid out in the staffs
annual performance contract.RequirementsEducation, experience and technical
skills PhD in forestry or related discipline (e.g., ecology, natural resource
management, natural resource economics). At least seven years of relevant
experience in collaborative research. Strong publications record, especially in
peer reviewed publications. Track record in resource mobilisation/fund raising
and in proposal development/writing. Fluent in spoken and written English.
Ability in one or more international language(s) is an advantage. Experience in
working with multiple partners and working in developing countries are
preferred. Personal attributes and competencies Management experience and
organisational skills in project management. Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills, experienced in working with multicultural and
multidisciplinary research teams. Excellent facilitation and teambuilding
capacity. Values the sharing of information and continuous improvement in a
cooperative atmosphere of constructive evaluation and learning. We are looking
for people who share our mission and our commitment to professionalism,
innovation, impact and collaboration.Terms and conditions Competitive
remuneration in US dollars commensurate with skills and experience. The
appointment will be for a period of three years, including a one year probation,
with a possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance
of the position and available resources. The duty station will be at the CIFOR
Headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia.Applications process We will be processing
applications until a suitable candidate is identified. We will acknowledge all
applications, but we will contact only short-listed candidates.Please send your
letter of interest and CV in English, including contact information for three
referees, to:Human Resources Department, CIFOR cifor Please
indicate the position and its reference number in the email subject line.CIFOR
is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

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