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Location:Beijing, China
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Director General, INBAR
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International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation or INBAR 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 is based in INBAR Headquarters in Beijing, China and reports to the Director-General. The Director provides strategic guidance for the development of the organisation, especially the direction and context of the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Ratan (GABAR). Fundraising to generate additional programme resources and staff is part of the job.
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic programmatic direction to INBAR - specifically for:
  • Strategic Programmatic Direction - 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
  • Strategic Programmatic Direction - Help supervise the activities of the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR) and develop proposals to secure additional funding for this purpose
  • Strategic Programmatic Direction - Monitor programme activities and advise the Director-General of critical issues
  • Strategic Programmatic Direction - 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)
  • Assist the Director-General with resource mobilization, which includes:
  • Assist Director-General for - Develop, maintain and enhance collaboration with international organisations, including UB agencies, CGIAR centres and others
  • Assist Director-General for - Maintain a roster of global consultants and experts that can be engaged for short-term tasks when needed
  • Assist Director-General for - Develop and maintain good working relationships with donors, strategic partners and other potential supporters
  • Work together with the Director of International Communications and the team with regards to profiling INBAR on the global stage, which includes:
  • Support International Communications - Editing and English language control of major communications products from INBAR Headquarters, including proposals for funding, reports and newsletter
  • Support International Communications - Represent INBAR at technical events and conferences as appropriate
  • Support International Communications - Oversee and take part in publishing new INBAR technical reports
  • Support International Communications - 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
  • Any other tasks as delegated by the Director-General
Requirements
  • Higher degree in natural resource management or related topic. Understanding and knowledge about bamboo and rattan will be important
  • At least 10 years international work experience. Experience in 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
  • Comfortable in an office with cross-cultural international staff, and therefore flexible in work planning and execution
  • Experience in proposal writing, and donor relations is essential
  • Good humoured and a 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 nationality), 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 3rd August 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 Headquarters staff.

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:Cameroon and Home based
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Director General, INBAR, INBAR Programme Officers and Director of IRAD
Duration:45 working days (25 working days for rattan assessment and 20 working days for value chain analysis)

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation or INBAR 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. 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 the 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. Within the GABAR framework, INBAR secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Cameroon, the Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (IRAD) and partners from the CGIAR Collaborative Research Programme on Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry (FTA) will conduct a biophysical assessment of rattan resources in Cameroon. Objectives of this assignment The objectives of this assignment are: Map rattan locations in Cameroon
  • Estimate existing rattan stocks and how has it changed over time
  • Conduct rattan value change analysis
INBAR seeks experts (one or two experts) in the biophysical assessment of rattan and rattan value chain analysis in Cameroon (expert can apply for biophysical assessment of rattan or rattan value chains analysis or both). Scope of Work
  • The consultant(s) will work closely with Institute of Agricultural Research and Development (IRAD) to carry out this assignment.
  • IRAD will provide assistance to the consultant including providing technical staff, local transportation, field interpreter (if needed), preliminary mapping rattan locations in Cameroon and be interviewing local rattan harvesters, traders, scientists etc.
  • The consultant(s) will be responsible for developing a sound methodology, conducting field data collection, data analysis and reporting.
Key Responsibilities
  • Biophysical assessment of rattan - In close collaboration with IRAD, develop a sound rattan assessment methodology in order to Map rattan species and locations in Cameroon
  • Biophysical assessment of rattan - Estimate annual volume of rattan collected (where as possible, volume should be estimated for each harvested species)
  • Biophysical assessment of rattan - Estimate existing rattan stocks and trend of rattan stocks
  • Biophysical assessment of rattan - Develop sets of questionnaires and interview protocol for interviewing rattan harvesters, rattan traders, scientists etc. (The interview will be conducted by staff of IRAD) in order to locate rattan regions, rattan hotspots and rattan status in each region and understand rattan habitat, rattan management and harvesting activities. (if any rattan species that are currently not harvested, should be included in the assessment)
  • Biophysical assessment of rattan - Work with staff of IRAD to map of rattan regions, rattan hotspots and status in each region (rattan hotspots should include all area where rattan presents such as open access forest, regulated forests, cultivated rattan etc.)
  • Biophysical assessment of rattan - Conduct participatory rattan mappings
  • Biophysical assessment of rattan - Conduct field assessment (transect walk through representative rattan hotspots)
  • Biophysical assessment of rattan - Transfer the results of participatory rattan mapping and transect walk into a map
  • Biophysical assessment of rattan - Develop a modelling for estimation of rattan stock in each region and national stocks (if necessary)
  • Biophysical assessment of rattan - Conduct data analysis and reporting
  • Rattan value chain analysis - will be carried out through desk review, field visit, stakeholder interview (Key informant interview / focus group discussion),
  • Rattan value chain analysis - Identify all the actors involved in the value chain analysed as well as their linkages, role, and added value (description of actors and value chain functions)
  • Rattan value chain analysis - Identify and describe all elements of the chain (policies, supporting organisations, production, post harvesting processing, marketing and consumption) and analyse the constraints and opportunities
  • Rattan value chain analysis - Identify which elements of the chain should be strengthened for rattan development and sustainable management and for developing strong linkages between production and market actors
  • Rattan value chain analysis - Identify which elements represent barriers or obstacles to overcome
  • Rattan value chain analysis - Development of an intervention strategy for developing rattan sector
Requirements
  • Advanced Degree in Forestry, Natural Resources or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience working in rattan assessment or inventory and natural resource management
  • Familiar with participatory tools, especially participatory resource mapping
  • Experience in GIS mapping tools and modelling would be an advantage
  • Experience working in Cameroon or in the region would be an advantage
  • Fluent written and spoken English is mandatory for this position. Working knowledge of French would be an advantage
  • Expertise in statistics, forest inventory and/or remote sensing and GIS
  • Good communication and presentation skills
Deliverables
  • Submission of work plan indicating methodology and interview questionnaires, and interview protocol - Within 10 days of signing contract
  • Submission of a draft report - within 20 days of field data collection
  • Submission of a final report - Within 10 days after receiving the comments
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 30th September 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 (in English) 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:Administration
Report to:Head of Administration
Duration:1 week

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.

INBAR was established on 6 November 1997 and this year marks the 20th anniversary of INBAR’s establishment. To celebrate this occasion, we are going to invite about 400 distinguished guests to participate and organise a series of events from the 4th to the 8th of November.

INBAR is currently seeking a number of experienced and highly capable Volunteers to help the working in INBAR in Beijing during 20th Anniversary celebration.

Responsibilties
  • Assist in receiving distinguished guests and accompany VIP guests
  • Assist in general translation support for the guests
  • Collaborate with INBAR staff for supporting the organisation of events on the date
  • Provide support in helping direct guests to reach the various venues on time
Requirements
  • Chinese university students majoring in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish
  • Excellent foreign language skill in listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Responsible, devoted, hard-working and able to work under pressure; good communication skills and detail-oriented
  • Ability to organise their own work and work efficiently in order to meet deadlines and requirements
  • Experience in supporting organisation of large events will be preferred
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 15th October, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please send a cover letter with your Curriculum Vitae to: lhe@inbar.int

Please indicate the position to which you are applying in the email subject line together with your language expertise.

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