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Location:Beijing, China
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Director General, INBAR
Duration:

INBAR is the only intergovernmental organisation headquartered in China. It currently has 42 Member States, comprising most of the bamboo and rattan resource countries from the Global South. Since its creation two decades ago, INBAR has run projects and programmes in over 20 countries, and provided capacity building and awareness raising on the productive use of bamboo and rattan in over 80 countries. Today, INBAR’s global programme is coordinated from its secretariat in Beijing, and put into action through Headquarters in China and Regional Offices in Ecuador, Ethiopia, India and Ghana. INBAR supports an international network of experts in bamboo and rattan sustainable management, natural resources management, socio-economics, capacity building and knowledge sharing. The 2015-2030 INBAR Strategy aims to help countries reach their sustainable Development Goals and related objectives under the Rio Conventions, through 4 approaches:
  • Policy advice and guidance
  • Strengthening and broadening the INBAR network of Members and partners
  • Information management and knowledge transfer, including training and capacity building
  • Managing a selected number of Action Research Programmes, mainly through South-South and Trilateral Cooperation
Responsibilities of the Programme Director The INBAR Programme Director is a senior member of staff in the INBAR Secretariat, and a member of the Executive Management Team.  The Director is responsible for the development and management of the global programme of the organisation. The Programme Director position is based in INBAR Headquarters in Beijing, China and reports to the Director-General.  The Programme Director manages a small team of professionals in Beijing, and oversees technical staff in INBAR Regional Offices.  He/she manages the Team Leaders of a number of large, international programmes. The Director provides strategic guidance for the development of the organisation, especially the direction and context of the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR). Fundraising to generate additional programme resources and staff is part of the job.
Key Responsibilties
  • Strategy & Programme - Provide strategic programmatic direction to INBAR
  • Strategy & Programme - In close cooperation with the Director of Membership Affairs, develop and implement a global programme of activities that support INBAR Members in their endeavours to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
  • Strategy & Programme - Help supervise the activities of the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR) and develop proposals to secure additional funding for this purpose
  • Strategy & Programme - Monitor programme activities and advise the Director-General of critical issues
  • Manage all technical staff of the INBAR secretariat in Beijing and oversee the operations of technical staff in the INBAR Regional Offices (currently in India, Ethiopia and Ghana)
  • Develop, maintain and enhance collaboration with international technical organisations, including FAO, UNEP, UNDP, CIFOR, ICRAF, GIZ, SNV and others
  • Maintain a roster of global consultants and experts that can be engaged for short-term tasks when needed
  • Work together with the International Communications Staff with regards to editing and English language control of major communications products from INBAR Headquarters, including proposals for funding, reports and newsletters
  • Represent INBAR at technical events and conferences as appropriate
  • Oversee and take part in publishing new INBAR technical reports
  • Ensure that innovation in bamboo and rattan cultivation, development, production, use and marketing is publicized by INBAR, and try to make connections with relevant third parties
  • Other tasks as delegated by the Director-General
Requirements
  • Master’s degree in natural resource management or related topics. Understanding and knowledge about bamboo and rattan will be important
  • At least 10 years international work experience. Experience is Asia will be an advantage
  • Strategic planning experience; Programme development and management experience
  • Excellent English spoken and written communication skills. Proficiency in French, Spanish or Chinese language will be an advantage
  • Willing to work in an office with cross-cultural international staff, and therefore flexible in work planning and execution
  • Experience in proposal writing; Experience in fostering and maintaining donor relations is essential
  • Good natured and team player
Application Process

INBAR offers a remuneration package in the range of USD 80,000 to 100,000, which includes a basic salary plus an annual bonus contingent on delivery of agreed outputs and performance (tax-free in China for recruits of other nationalities), generous personal leave entitlement, a comprehensive health insurance plan for the incumbent, help with moving household goods, annual repatriation flights for the incumbent (one economy class ticket per year against receipts).

Applications will be accepted until 20th May 2017

All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further action. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a first interview by Skype.

The final selection will be invited for a face-to-face interview in Beijing, which will include a presentation to all staff at the Headquarters.

Please send a cover letter with your Curriculum Vitae to: Human Resources Department, INBAR hr@inbar.int

Please indicate the position to which you are applying in the email subject line.

Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Director of Global Programme for programmatic issues and to Director of Regional Office for Africa for administrative and operational issues
Duration:18 months with 6 months probation

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is the only treaty-based inter-governmental organisation committed to reducing poverty and protecting the environment through the sustainable use of bamboo and rattan.  With Headquarters in Beijing, China and regional offices in India, Ethiopia, Ghana and Ecuador, the INBAR Secretariat supports its 42 members world-wide and has links with a large number of international, regional and national organisations. INBAR is currently seeking a highly capable Project Manager with a demonstrated track record in implementing large-scale livelihood, rural development or environment development projects, to oversee the project “South-South knowledge transfer strategies for scaling up pro-poor bamboo livelihoods, income generation and employment creation, and environmental management in Africa”.  This is a project managed by INBAR and supported by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the European Commission. The project is being implemented in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Madagascar, with links to India, and is managed from the INBAR Regional Office for Africa in Addis Ababa. Renewal based on performance and fund availability; base salary ranging from US$48,000 – US$54,000 per annum commensurate with skills and experience; medical insurance and home leave allowance.
Key Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for overall success of the project, including setting and delivering of yearly work plans and performance targets, managing project team and consultants;
  • Lead a project team of 3 permanent field staff, supervise short-term livestock, soil science, and GIS/remote sensing consultants, and liaise with project partners at both national and regional level to ensure all activities are implemented in accordance with the project’s result framework, work plan and budget
  • Be responsible for preparation of all donor technical reports
  • Provide financial oversight of the project, working closely with INBAR’s Finance Department to prepare all required donor financial reports
  • Liaise with INBAR national focal points in Ethiopia, Madagascar and Tanzania and maintain good relations with relevant government institutions in all three countries
  • Work closely with the INBAR Communications, Membership Affairs and Programme teams to synthesize and share results and knowledge developed over the project
  • Provide policy support and scaling-up strategies to target countries that identify and support best practices on growing bamboo-based livelihood value chains
  • Work with target countries to design training materials and extension programmes in English and local languages
  • Provide technical support to project field staff and local project partners to establish large-scale bamboo demonstration nurseries, mass micro-nurseries at household level, bamboo farmer field schools/demonstration sites, micro-scale farm plantations, and large-scale ecological and commercial bamboo planting on community forests for watershed management, which can facilitate replication on private & public lands
  • Provide oversight to field staff for the establishment of model demonstration common production and training centers/groups for value-added bamboo product manufacture
  • Conduct or coordinate action research to develop and adopt proven appropriate planting protocols, tools/techniques for enterprise development, & bamboo biomass energy applications
  • Author/coordinate frequent project updates to be used for public awareness of the project, publication of project results in peer reviewed scientific publications, presentations, & reports
  • Work closely with the Director of the Regional Office and report to him on day-to-day administrative and operational issues
  • Work closely with our Regional Office for South Asia in New Delhi and India-based consultants and partner institutions to facilitate research and knowledge and technology transfer to sites in East Africa from long-term, INBAR Action Research Sites in India
  • Undertake other related tasks as required by INBAR Director of Global Programme
Requirements
  • A Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in implementing large-scale livelihood and environment development projects, preferably with experience of working in East Africa
  • Proven ability to develop agronomy and enterprise models, as well as business plans
  • Demonstrated expertise on natural resource management, biomass renewable energy, and value chain development and marketing
  • Strong knowledge of community development and participatory-based approaches, with a proven track-record of delivering livelihood impacts in previous projects
  • Experience of working on bamboo and, or, other related Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) value chains would be a strong advantage
  • A Postgraduate Degree in Environmental Science, Sustainable Resource Management or another related field
  • Excellent Written & Spoken English required; French proficiency would be an advantage
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel in East Africa, as well as to other INBAR offices as required
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until April 15th, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified. All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Send a cover letter that demonstrates your relevant experience as described in the job description with your CV (in English) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “Application for Project Manager — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int

Location:Beijing, China
INBAR Department:Administration and Human Resources
Report to:Director General, INBAR
Duration:Fixed Term – 2 years, with 6 month probation period

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is the only treaty-based inter-governmental organisation committed to reducing poverty and protecting the environment through the sustainable use of bamboo and rattan.  With Headquarters in Beijing, China and regional offices in India, Ethiopia, Ghana and Ecuador, the INBAR Secretariat supports its 42 members world-wide and has links with a large number of international, regional and national organisations. In September 2015, INBAR launched a new flagship programme, the Global Assessment for Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR). GABAR is a knowledge platform that will deliver a full range of support activities to INBAR Member States so they can maximize gains from bamboo and rattan plantation, management and product development. The initiative includes global and national inventories of bamboo and rattan and identification of potential value chains.  It will encompass knowledge sharing about value chain development, capacity building and training in management and development of the resources, advice on national and international policy shaping, and technical advice about bamboo and rattan. The GABAR Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing and managing the GABAR programme.  He/she will work from the Global Headquarters in Beijing, in close cooperation with the Regional Offices and a full range of INBAR staff. This overall objective will be to position GABAR as the key strategic activity of INBAR during the coming years.  GABAR aims to combine support to INBAR Member States in the achievement of their Sustainable Development Goals and the Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Accord with strategic development of two groups of renewable natural resources that can help the world in the implementation of the 2030 development agenda.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop a 2017/2018 work plan for GABAR with clear objectives, outputs, outcomes and indicators for success. This will include a series of activities during the 1st Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC) in 2018;
  • Work with key strategic international partners, such as UNEP, FAO, CIFOR, ICRAF and others, to refine the scope and framework of the GABAR programme, making sure to align this framework with INBAR’s new strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Work closely with the China State Forestry Administration and its International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR) to ensure that GABAR supports China’s bamboo and rattan plans, and to define support from the Chinese partners for GABAR;
  • Coordinate and liaise with INBAR focal points in 42 Member States and FAO Forest Resource Assessment correspondents in all countries that have natural bamboo and rattan, to collect available government statistics and data on bamboo and rattan;
  • Coordinate and supervise through an international network of partner institutions and consultants, the collection, processing and analysis of information on bamboo and rattan resources, their management, uses, and ecosystem services at national, regional and global levels
  • Contribute to the further development of the use of remote sensing to assess global bamboo resources in collaboration with Tsinghua University and other relevant technical partners and INBAR Member States
  • Supervise and oversee the implementation of SFA/ICBR bamboo field inventory assessment methodologies, in collaboration with relevant technical partners and INBAR Member States;
  • Contribute to the further development of rattan field inventory assessment methodologies in collaboration with Kew Botanical Gardens, FAO, WWF, China SFA and other technical partners and INBAR Member States, and supervise implementation of these methodologies where appropriate;
  • Supervise and coordinate capacity needs assessments for INBAR Member States on conducting GABAR assessments;
  • Supervise and liaise with relevant partners, including the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), ICBR and the China National Bamboo and Rattan Centre (CBRC), in the development of appropriate training programmes to develop the capacity of INBAR Member States to conduct and report on GABAR assessments;
  • Develop a series of national GABAR projects in INBAR Member States of good standing, and supervise the implementation of these projects, including reporting on outcome and impacts.
  • Liaise with the World Bamboo Organisation and INBAR training Coordinator in the identification of key GABAR experts, and supervise bamboo and rattan experts that are providing assistance with national GABAR projects;
  • Supervise the dissemination of GABAR data through both internal and external channels, in close collaboration with INBAR International Communications Team;
  • Lead the preparation and production of GABAR publications, which present information in a timely and accurate manner, in close collaboration with INBAR International Communications Team;
  • Oversee the establishment and coordinate the work and meetings of a GABAR technical advisory committee;
  • Mobilize and manage funds for the GABAR Programme;
  • Represent INBAR and the GABAR programme at international meetings where requested, and act as INBAR’s focal point to other international and national partners working in GABAR related areas.
Requirements:
  • Advanced Degree in Forestry, Natural Resources or a related field;
  • At least 7 years of experience working in a natural resource management, assessment or inventory;
  • Extensive experience working in developing countries or countries in transition;
  • Fluent written and spoken English is mandatory for this position. Working knowledge of other INBAR official languages – Chinese, French and Spanish – would be an advantage;
  • Proven track-record of mobilizing resources;
  • Expertise in statistics, forest inventory and/or remote sensing and GIS;
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
Application Process

All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further action. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a first interview by Skype. Please send a cover letter with your Curriculum Vitae (in English) to: Human Resources Department, INBAR hr@inbar.int

Please indicate the position to which you are applying in the email subject line.

 

Location:Quito, Ecuador
INBAR Department:Regional office - Latin America and Caribbean
Report to:Regional Coordinator
Duration:14 months (with 2 months probation)

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is the only treaty-based inter-governmental organisation committed to reducing poverty and protecting the environment through the sustainable use of bamboo and rattan.  With Headquarters in Beijing, China and regional offices in India, Ethiopia, Ghana and Ecuador, the INBAR Secretariat supports its 42 members world-wide and has links with a large number of international, regional and national organisations. INBAR is currently seeking an experienced and highly capable Technical Officer for Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), working in INBAR LAC office in Quito, Ecuador. The salary-range for this position is USD 2,000 to USD 2,500/month. (In Ecuador, INBAR staff of non-Ecuadorian nationality has tax free status)
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist the Regional Coordinator in the preparation, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project/ programs of bamboo and rattan; provide technical inputs and coordinate assessment, survey and research activities and Beneficiaries identification;
  • Reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions;
  • Prepares various written outputs with respect to the field support aspects of current and proposed INBAR LAC operations, e.g. background papers, analysis, technical field reports and studies, inputs to publications, progress report, etc.;
  • Designs and coordinates training workshops, seminars, etc., makes presentations on assigned topics / activities with respect to the promotion of bamboo and rattan as an alternative for sustainable and green development;
  • Participates in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, INBAR personnel and stakeholders;
  • Supports the activities related to the development of budget and funding (budget preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and ensures preparation of related documents/reports (work programme, programme budget, etc.) with respect to the support field aspects of relevant INBAR LAC operations;
  • Participate and provide inputs in the development of programmatic priorities and strategies for promotion of bamboo and rattan as an alternative for sustainable and green development;
  • Participate in regular coordination meetings;
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested by your supervisor
Requirements
  • Academic Qualifications: Advance university degree in agriculture, environmental science, forestry, management of natural resources or related field.
  • Experience: Six years of relevant experience in planning and implementing sustainable agricultural & forestry development projects and programmes, including experience in the formulation and/or implementation of Global Funds (GEF, Adaptation Fund, Green Fund, others); Demonstrated experience of working with government agencies, NGOs, UN Agencies and other international organizations will be desirable.
  • IT Skills: Advance knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Language: fluent in Spanish and working knowledge in English. Knowledge in Portuguese will be assessed.
  • Technical Skills: Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is essential; relevance of experience in technical fields related to sustainable governance, sustainable livelihoods systems, sustainable forestry development, and resilience and disaster risk reduction; relevance of experience in leading multidisciplinary teams for the design, implementation support or evaluation; demonstrated experience in dealing with government officials, development partners and other country stakeholders;
  • Core Competencies: Results focus, leading, engaging and empowering, communication and advocacy, Knowledge sharing and continuous Improvement and strategic thinking
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 25 March 2017.  All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further action.

Please send a cover letter with your Curriculum Vitae (both English and Spanish) to the email address: inbarlac@inbar.int

Please indicate the position to which you are applying in the email subject line.

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int

Location:Beijing, China
INBAR Department:Training
Report to:Coordinator of Training
Duration:12 months

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is the only global inter-governmental development organization committed to reducing poverty and protecting the environment through the use of bamboo and rattan.  With headquarters in Beijing, China and offices in India, Ethiopia, Ghana and Ecuador, the INBAR Secretariat supports its 42 Member States worldwide and has links with a large number of international, regional, and national organizations. INBAR is currently seeking a highly capable Training Assistant to support Coordinator of Training, INBAR to conduct and manage INBAR Training activities. Only Chinese citizens should apply. Remuneration - 10-12,000 RMB per month.  
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in seeking and liaison with present and potential training partners around the world
  • Maintain regular communication between INBAR and its training partners or organizations
  • Coordinate and organize meetings, visits and correspondences related to trainings and study tours
  • Conduct data collection, inputs and maintenance for INBAR training activities, including training partnesr and trainer’s information, training modules, methodologies, alumni, country reports, technologies, etc.
  • Assist in the review and analysis of the training data for monitoring and evaluation purposes, as well as for publication purposes
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, conduct training event preparation, implementation work, including but not limited to participant recruitment and correspondences, interpretation and logistic services support during the workshop implementation period
  • Assist the Supervisor in collection, input and maintenance of the data for INBAR Global Bamboo and Rattan Expert Network; assist in maintenance of the database, and the system of online and offline exchange and communication activities of the Expert Network
  • Assist the Supervisor in maintaining regular communication with INBAR training partners, including establishing a profile for each training partner and trainers, experts and resource persons; maintain regular official correspondences, schedule meetings and visits
  • Conduct translation and editing of the updated and new training packages and TOTEMs; prepare training PPTs based on the training materials
  • Any other work that might be assigned by the Supervisor concerning INBAR's international training activities
Requirements
  • Graduate degree in English or International Studies are preferred, other related professions are welcome
  • Knowledge and experiences in forest management and utilization, social development, environment protection or related fields are preferred
  • Experiences in working in related international organizations, government organizations or NGOs are preferred
  • Major working experience in Chinese government sectors related to capacity building, international cooperation and aid would be an advantage
  • Excellent skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing for both English and Chinese
  • Skilled in basic computer operations, such as using Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Strong willingness in taking initiatives, innovative, paying close attention to details, well-organized and hardworking
  • Have the ability to work under pressure
  • Frequent travelling is required for training purposes thus applicant should be open to regular work related travel
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 20th May 2017

All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter with your Curriculum Vitae to:

Human Resources Department, INBAR hr@inbar.int

Please indicate the position to which you are applying in the email subject line.

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int

Location:Beijing, China
INBAR Department:Membership Affairs
Report to:Director of Membership Affairs
Duration:6 months

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is the only global inter-governmental development organization committed to reducing poverty and protecting the environment through the use of bamboo and rattan.  With headquarters in Beijing, China and offices in India, Ethiopia, Ghana and Ecuador, the INBAR Secretariat supports its 42 Member States worldwide and has links with a large number of international, regional, and national organizations. INBAR is currently seeking an experienced and highly capable Maternity Cover - Membership Affairs Officer, working at INBAR's Headquarters in Beijing, China.
Key Responsibilties
  • Be responsible for the regular communications with embassy/country focal points of member countries in LAC region at HQ;
  • Collaborate with ICBR and INBAR Training Coordinator for the circulation of the MOFCOM training seminars;
  • Provide support to LAC office at HQ;
  • Support daily operations of Membership Affairs;
  • Support MA organized events and activities;
  • Carry out any other duties as reasonably requested by the supervisor.
Requirements
  • Postgraduate students or Master degree major in English or international cooperation.
  • Excellent English reading and writing; second language on Spanish would be preferable;
  • Ability to organize ideas logically and critically;
  • Ability to organize their own work and work efficiently in order to meet deadlines;
  • Minimum 3 days per week in HQ office guaranteed;
  • Excellent in Microsoft word, Excel, PPT and other software preferred
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 28th April, 2017. All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter with your Curriculum Vitae to: Human Resources Department, INBAR: hr@inbar.int

Please indicate the position to which you are applying in the email subject line.

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our web site at: www.inbar.int