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Location:Beijing, China
INBAR Department:Technical Advisory Committee on Standardisation
Report to:Coordinator for the Technical Advisory Committee on Standardisation
Duration:April - June 30, 2018. Salary: RMB 150 - 250/day

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 43 Member States worldwide and has links with a large number of international, regional, and national organisations.   After 20 years of development, INBAR has grown rapidly. By hosting the first Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018), we seek to provide a platform for South-South and South-South cooperation on sustainable development. We also strive to further reinforce bamboo and rattan’s role in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially climate change mitigation and adaptation.   INBAR will invite approximately 1200-1500 participants from the government, civil society, business, academia, and media sectors. They will be selected according to their particular affiliation, skills, background or interests in bamboo and rattan.   The 2018 Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018) will be held in later June of 2018. The Congress will be held in the National Convention Centre and will involve the following activities: Global Ministerial Summit; Research and Innovation Exchange; Bamboo and Rattan Business Forum; Trade Fair and Exhibition; Field Visits to Forests and Producers.   We are seeking for an Assistant to Bamboo and Rattan Standardisation and Certification Workshop and Conference
Responsibilities
  • Liaise with workshop participants and travel agents for booking air tickets and arrangement of travel;
  • Book hotels for participants and workshop room;
  • Pick up participants and arrange accommodations;
  • Ensure workshop facilities and space (screen, projector, power sockets, travel adapters, sufficient space for group discussions etc.);
  • Arrange workshop refreshment, lunch and dinners for workshop participants;
  • Arrange all payment and book keeping;
  • Escort and guide participants to participate GABAR thematic events during the BARC;
  • Research and contact suppliers of equipment’s necessary for the various thematic sessions and workshop;
  • Photocopy, print, and organize files related to the workshop;
  • Internal coordination – provide regular updates to event coordinator and INBAR staffs;
  • Liaise with Chinese partners and assist them with logistics for their participation;
  • Other task as reasonable requested by supervisor.
Key Requirements
  • University degree in environmental sciences, forestry, Natural Resources or closely related technical field
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Experience in organizing large-scale events preferred
  • Should be able to handle pressure and multitask
  • Self discipline and output oriented
  • Having the experience of organizing big scale events will be preferred
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 15th March, 2018.  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 (in English) to: Human Resources Department, INBAR hr@inbar.int

Please indicate the task 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:Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR)
Report to:GABAR Coordinator and HR Division
Duration:April - June 30, 2018 (50% working time in April and May, fulltime working in June). Salary: RMB 5250 - 10,000 per month

INBAR is the only intergovernmental organisation headquartered in China. It currently has 43 Member States, comprising most of the bamboo and rattan resource countries from the Global South. Since its founding 1997, 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. In September 2015, INBAR launched a new flagship programme, the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan for green development (GABAR). It is the first comprehensive assessment of its kind. By providing more information about bamboo and rattan resources and uses, GABAR aims to better inform policies, development strategies and opportunities for investment among INBAR’s Member states. The assessment will also provide data of national bamboo forest areas for FAO’s Forest Resource Assessment 2020. From 19 to 27 June this year, GABAR will organise a workshop with the aim to develop rigorous, accurate bamboo assessment methodologies. These methodologies will help INBAR’s 43 Member states, almost all of whom are from the Global South, to assess their bamboo stocks. Participants will include senior experts from national forest inventories and research institutes across Africa, Asia and Latin America. GABAR is seeking for a part time assistant who supports the organisation and logistics for the workshop.
Responsibilities
  • Liaise with workshop participants and travel agents for booking air tickets and arrangement of travel
  • Book hotels for participants and workshop room
  • Pick up participants and arrange accommodations
  • Ensure workshop facilities and space (screen, projector, power sockets, travel adapters, sufficient space for group discussions etc.)
  • Arrange workshop refreshment, lunch and dinners for workshop participants
  • Arrange all payment and book keeping
  • Escort and guide participants to participate GABAR thematic events during the BARC
Key Requirements
  • University degree in environmental sciences, forestry, Natural Resources or closely related technical field
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Experience in organizing large-scale events preferred
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 10th March, 2018.  All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further action.

Please send a cover letter with your CV (in English) to: Human Resources Department, INBAR hr@inbar.int

Please indicate the task 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:Global Communications
Report to:Director of Global Communications
Duration:March - June, 2018. Salary: around RMB 1,000 per month

INBAR is an 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, INBAR works with 43 member countries worldwide and has links with partners in over 50 international, regional, and national organizations. INBAR is currently seeking a Communication and Outreach Assistant to help to organize communication activities with partners.
Responsibilities
  • To coordinate and implement communication activities of INBAR BARC2018
  • To write/draft INBAR communication materials in Chinese, including news, speeches, background information, and etc.
  • Help to implement other INBAR communication activities;
  • Help to maintain and promote INBAR online platforms;
  • Participate in other Chinese communication activities.
Key Requirements
  • A university education in a related field with knowledge of Chinese, journalism, English, environmental and Social Sciences. BA or above;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in Chinese and good spoken English; preferably with related working experience;
  • Proven social media communication capability;
  • Proven ability to be hardworking, flexible and responsible;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programmes (Word, Excel etc).
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 28th February 2018.  All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further action.

Please send a cover letter with your Curriculum Vitae (in English and Chinese) 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:Accra, Ghana
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Director of Global Programme
Duration:36 months, with six-month probation period. Salary ranging from US$3,000 – US$6,000 per month, commensurate with skills and experience

INBAR is an 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, INBAR works with 43 member countries worldwide. INBAR is seeking a highly capable regional representative and project leader with a demonstrated track record in implementing large-scale livelihood, rural development or environment development projects. Some of the duties will entail representing INBAR, and leveraging and scaling bamboo and rattan-based interventions to new geographies. Another part of the position will entail the oversight of the project “Inter-Africa Bamboo Smallholder Farmers Livelihood Development Programme”. Supported by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the project is being implemented in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Madagascar, with links to China. The project goal is to enhance incomes, livelihoods and climate change adaptive capacities of African smallholder farmers, women and youth by upscaling and increasing their participation in climate-smart bamboo value chains.  There are four objectives: (1) Upscale and diversify existing target country bamboo value chains and promote industrialisation: Develop investment opportunities based on accurate resource assessments and strengthen institutions to enable wide-scale implementation. (2) Facilitate restoration of degraded areas: boost market demand for bamboo resources and improve planting material delivery systems and management to reverse land degradation, reduce erosion, and protect watersheds. (3) Integrate bamboo into country development plans, particularly for climate change: build local and national capacity to assess and identify how to enhance bamboo’s economic and environmental benefits. (4) Enhance South-South cooperation within Africa and between Africa and China: Enable sharing and transfer of best practices, knowledge, skills and technologies within Africa, via twinning between Ethiopia and Ghana, Madagascar and Cameroon, as well as from China to all target African countries. The West Africa Regional Coordinator will have direct oversight of activities in Ethiopia and Ghana, while INBAR’s Central Africa Regional Coordinator will be responsible for project activities in Cameroon and Madagascar. Travel: The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel in East and West Africa, as well as to other INBAR offices as required.

Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for success of the project overall, and specific project activities in Ethiopia and Ghana, including setting and delivering of yearly work plans and performance targets.
  • Lead a project team of about eight staff, supervise short-term consultants, and liaise with project partners at local and national levels to ensure all activities are implemented in accordance with the project’s result framework, work plan and budget.
  • Supervise the Central Africa Regional Coordinator’s project activities in Cameroon and Madagascar.
  • 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 Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Madagascar and maintain good relations with relevant government institutions in all four 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.
  • Coordinate with other INBAR initiatives globally, including INBAR’s flagship program the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR)
  • Successfully leverage the project to expand bamboo-based activities to other African countries, where possible.
  • Work with target countries to design training materials and extension programmes in English and French.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to project field staff and local project partners to establish Common Production and Training Centers (CPTCs).
  • 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 livelihood and enterprise development.
  • 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 Central Africa Regional Coordinator, liaising regularly on day-to-day administrative and operational issues.
  • Undertake other related tasks as required by INBAR Director of Global Programme.
Key Requirements
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in implementing large-scale livelihood and environment development projects, preferably with experience of working in East and West Africa.
  • Proven ability to manage time well, prioritize, delegate, and work with a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated expertise one or more areas of natural resource management, especially in the areas of conducting resource assessments, land restoration, capacity strengthening, and value chain development.
  • 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 and spoken English required, French proficiency would be an advantage.
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 28 February 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description with your CV (in English) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “WARC — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

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

Location:Yaounde, Cameroon
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Director of Global Programme
Duration:36 months, with six-month probation period. Salary ranging from US$2,000 – US$4,000 per month, commensurate with skills and experience.

INBAR is an 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, INBAR works with 43 member countries worldwide. INBAR is seeking a highly capable regional representative and project leader with a demonstrated track record in implementing large-scale livelihood, rural development or environment development projects. Some of the duties will entail representing INBAR, and leveraging and scaling bamboo and rattan-based interventions to new geographies. Another part of the position will entail the oversight of components of the project “Inter-Africa Bamboo Smallholder Farmers Livelihood Development Programme”. Supported by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the project is being implemented in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Madagascar, with links to China. The project goal is to enhance incomes, livelihoods and climate change adaptive capacities of African smallholder farmers, women and youth by upscaling and increasing their participation in climate-smart bamboo value chains.  There are four objectives: (1) Upscale and diversify existing target country bamboo value chains and promote industrialisation: Develop investment opportunities based on accurate resource assessments and strengthen institutions to enable wide-scale implementation. (2) Facilitate restoration of degraded areas: boost market demand for bamboo resources and improve planting material delivery systems and management to reverse land degradation, reduce erosion, and protect watersheds. (3) Integrate bamboo into country development plans, particularly for climate change: build local and national capacity to assess and identify how to enhance bamboo’s economic and environmental benefits. (4) Enhance South-South cooperation within Africa and between Africa and China: Enable sharing and transfer of best practices, knowledge, skills and technologies within Africa, via twinning between Ethiopia and Ghana, Madagascar and Cameroon, as well as from China to all target African countries. The Central Africa Regional Coordinator will have direct oversight of activities in Cameroon and Madagascar, while INBAR’s West Africa Regional Coordinator will be responsible for project activities in Ethiopia and Ghana. Travel: The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel in East and West Africa, as well as to other INBAR offices as required
Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for IFAD project activities in Cameroon and Madagascar, including setting and delivering yearly work plans and performance targets.
  • Lead an office of project staff, supervise short-term consultants, and liaise with project partners at local and national levels to ensure all activities are implemented in accordance with the project’s result framework, work plan and budget.
  • Be responsible for preparation of donor technical reports, as required by the Project Leader in Ghana.
  • 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 Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Madagascar and maintain good relations with relevant government institutions in all four 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.
  • Coordinate with other INBAR initiatives globally, including INBAR’s flagship program the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR).
  • Successfully leverage the project to expand bamboo-based activities to other African countries in the region, where possible.
  • Coordinate closely Work with target countries to design training materials and extension programmes in English and French.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to project field staff and local project partners to establish Common Production and Training Centers (CPTCs).
  • 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 livelihood and enterprise development.
  • 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 Project Leader, coordinating regularly on day-to-day administrative and operational issues.
  • Undertake other related tasks as required by INBAR Director of Global Programme.
Key Requirements
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in implementing large-scale livelihood and environment development projects, preferably with experience of working in East and West Africa
  • Proven ability to manage time well, prioritize, delegate, and work with a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated expertise one or more areas of natural resource management, especially in the areas of conducting resource assessments, land restoration, capacity strengthening, and value chain development.
  • 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 and spoken French required; English proficiency would be an advantage.
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 28 February 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description with your CV (in English) by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please use “CARC — 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:BARC (Global Congress)
Report to:BARC Coordinator
Duration:Fixed Term – The contract will be end in July 2018

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 43 Member States worldwide and has links with a large number of international, regional, and national organisations. After 20 years of development, INBAR has grown rapidly. By hosting the first Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018), we seek to provide a platform for South-South and South-South cooperation on sustainable development. We also strive to further reinforce bamboo and rattan’s role in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially climate change mitigation and adaptation. INBAR will invite approximately 1200-1500 participants from the government, civil society, business, academia, and media sectors. They will be selected according to their particular affiliation, skills, background or interests in bamboo and rattan. The 2018 Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018) will be held in later June of 2018. The Congress will be held in the National Convention Centre and will involve the following activities:
  • Global Ministerial Summit
  • Research and Innovation Exchange
  • Bamboo and Rattan Business Forum
  • Trade Fair and Exhibition
  • Field Visits to Forests and Producers
INBAR is currently seeking a number of experienced and highly capable Events Assistants for a period until the end of BARC 2018, 31st July 2018, to help the work in BARC team. Allowance - RMB 10,000/Month
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the BARC official website content updating in both English and Chinese (www.barc2018.org);
  • Update the content for BARC APP
  • Responsible for air tickets arrangement for BARC guests
  • Working with the conference company for the hotel accommodation arrangements
  • Responsible to the communication materials and other documents preparation
  • Responsible for the content quality control for the congress materials and make sure the accuracy of all the content for BARC, including the congress handbook, schedule, etc.;
  • Work with suppliers and make sure all the materials are ready for the congress on time;
  • Responsible for convention design in National Convention Center (NCC) with the help of the conference company
  • Work with the conference company for the establishment of the venue in NCC;
  • Responsible for site co-ordination before and during the events;
  • Coordination with different suppliers and vendors
  • Take care of Field Excursion;
  • Liaise with the conference company for the field visits related issues;
  • Itinerary arrangements for the field visits;
  • Responsible for the logistic management for the field visits;
  • Liaise with BARC 2018 session partners for session organizing affairs;
  • Liaise with VIPs, speakers and other participants to support their participation
  • Maintain a partners and participants information sheet;
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.
Key Requirements
  • Bachelor degree or above; knowledge and experiences in forest management and utilization, social development, environment protection or related fields are preferred;
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Willing to work in a small office with cross-cultural international staff, and therefore flexible in work planning and execution;
  • Ability to build relationships; excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
  • Well organised, and ability to organise their own work and work efficiently in order to meet deadlines and requirements;
  • Skillful in basic computer operation, experience in website/APP content management is preferred;
  • Strong willingness in taking initiatives in work and perform under pressue
  • Experience of organizing big scale events will be preferred
Application Process

All applications will be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please send a cover letter with your Curriculum Vitae to HR@inbar.int as soon as possible.

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

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our website: www.inbar.int

Location:Beijing, China
INBAR Department:BARC (Global Congress)
Report to:BARC Coordinator
Duration:Fixed term contract till July 2018

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 43 Member States worldwide and has links with a large number of international, regional, and national organisations. After 20 years of development, INBAR has grown rapidly. By hosting the first Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018), we seek to provide a platform for South-South and South-South cooperation on sustainable development. We also strive to further reinforce bamboo and rattan’s role in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially climate change mitigation and adaptation. INBAR will invite approximately 1200-1500 participants from the government, civil society, business, academia, and media sectors. They will be selected according to their particular affiliation, skills, background or interests in bamboo and rattan. The 2018 Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018) will be held in later June 2018. The Congress will be held in the National Convention Centre and will involve the following activities:
  • Global Ministerial Summit
  • Research and Innovation Exchange
  • Bamboo and Rattan Business Forum
  • Trade Fair and Exhibition
  • Field Visits to Forests and Producers
INBAR is currently seeking an Intern/volunteer for a period until the end of BARC 2018 in early July 2018, to help the work in BARC team.
Key Responsibilities
  • Collecting completed registration forms from International participants and checking information given is correct with no missing fields
  • Collating this information in the excel sheet weekly ready for processing
  • Maintain the partners and participants’ information sheet
  • Filing and recording important correspondences
  • Assist with any logistical arrangements needed for International speakers and partners
  • Help to liaise with BARC 2018 session partners for session organizing affairs
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor
Requirements
  • University student, Bachelor degree or above; knowledge and experiences in forest management and utilization, social development, environment protection or related fields are preferred
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Willing to work in a small office with cross-cultural international staff, and therefore flexible in work planning and execution
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
  • Well organised, and ability to organise his/her own work and work efficiently in order to meet deadlines and requirements
  • Attentive to details and skilled in basic computer operations
  • Willingness in taking initiatives, hardworking and ability to work under pressure
  • Experience of organizing big scale events is desirable
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 31st March 2018. All applications will be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please send a cover letter with your Curriculum Vitae to hr@inbar.int as soon as possible.

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

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our website at www.inbar.int