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Location:Beijing, China
INBAR Department:Policy
Report to:Director General, INBAR
Duration:Fixed Term – 2 years, with 6-month probation period

The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (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 organizations. INBAR is currently seeking a highly capable Global Policy Officer to support Director General from a policy perspective. Salary - 4,500 USD Per month (tax exemption for non-Chinese citizens only)
Key Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for engagement and partnerships with international policy-focused agencies, including UN agencies and environment-focused multilateral organizations
  • Manage INBAR’s South-South Cooperation and One Belt One Road strategy in collaboration with Global Programme
  • Provide strategic policy advice to the Director General and the INBAR Executive Management Team
  • Strategize for INBAR to best take advantage of its status as an observer to the UN General Assembly; manage INBAR’s observer status with other Rio Conventions
  • Draft or update key policy-relevant products (memos, speeches, resolutions, briefing notes, etc.) in furtherance of bamboo and rattan’s contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with the Communications team
  • Lead efforts to lobby for the inclusion of bamboo and rattan in countries’ national strategies together with Global Programme and INBAR’s four regional offices
  • Spearhead INBAR’s engagement with existing member Canada as well as countries throughout the Global North both in Beijing and internationally
  • Represent INBAR or manage INBAR’s presence at global environment and international development meetings to increase the profile of bamboo and rattan, including through the organization of relevant side events, in collaboration with Membership Affairs
Requirements
  • Minimum 5-7 years hands-on international work experience and a proven track record of influencing policy formulation around the world
  • Degree in political science or international relations or related topics
  • Understanding and knowledge about sustainable development and environmental policies
  • Excellent writing skills and proven expertise in producing memos, speeches, resolutions and briefing notes, etc.
  • Excellent presentation skills with senior officials
  • Strategic advisory experience; Solid experience in policy discussion with strong strategic thinking
  • Experience with an international organization or with a foreign diplomatic service will be an advantage
  • A self-starter with strong willingness in taking initiatives in work, innovative, attention to detail, well-organized, hardworking
  • Comfortable in an office with cross-cultural international staff, and therefore flexible in work planning and execution
  • Excellent English spoken and written communication skills. Proficiency in French, Spanish or Chinese language will be an advantage
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 30th June 2018. All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 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 website at www.inbar.int

Location:Ethiopia
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Project Coordinator
Duration:6 months contract with 1 month probation

The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is an inter-governmental development organization that promotes the benefits of bamboo and rattan globally to improve livelihoods, reduce poverty and protect the environment. With headquarters in Beijing, China and offices in India, Ethiopia, Ghana and Ecuador, INBAR has 43 member countries worldwide and links with partners in over 50 international, regional, and national organizations. INBAR recruits 1 Local Coordinators to implement a project “Bamboo for sustainable watershed management” in Tigray Regional States. USD 425 per month (plus medical insurance); 1-month probation, six-month contract.
Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain nurseries in the watershed management areas
  • Manage bamboo seedlings raised in nurseries and perform day to day activities
  • Participate in physical and biological measures of watershed management with collaboration all SLMP-2 partners
  • Mobilize the community to discuss and identify planting sites
  • Collaborate with local government offices and beneficiaries and carry out appropriate site preparation for bamboo seedling planting
  • Coordinate with farmers for sustainable watershed management activities
  • Provide training for the farmers to manage newly planted bamboo plantation;
  • Assist farmers to manage existing natural bamboo forests
  • Conduct local trainings on sustainable bamboo forest management
  • Assist local people in improving livelihood using bamboo
  • Collect project results and data and report monthly to Technical Officers
  • Other relevant tasks as requested by the supervisor
Requirements
  • The applicant must have bachelor’s degree in natural resources or forestry or any other related field of study
  • The applicant must have good communication ability to work with local community, governments, regional SLMPII team and INBAR project team. IT skills for email, wood and excel are desirable. Applicants should have a very good command of local languages and good English
  • Applicants should have two years of work experience at community level. However, applicants with lower work experience could be considered in absence of experienced applicants
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until July 10, 2018. 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 above job description with your CV by email earo@inbar.int and submit the hard copy to Naider Adiet Woreda Natural Resource Management Process Owner and Cc to Tigraye Region Sustainable Land Management Programme Coordination Unit, Mekele.

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 open. 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

Location:Nghe An, Vietnam
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:INBAR Programme Officer, Global Programme
Duration:48 months, with first six months a probationary period

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is an intergovernmental 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. The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) is a not‐for‐profit international organization with its regional office in Bangkok, Thailand. The Center specializes in capacity building for community forestry and devolved forest management. RECOFTC engages in strategic networks and effective partnerships with governments, non-government organizations, civil society, the private sector, local people, and research institutes throughout the Asia‐Pacific region and beyond. With 30 years of experience and a dynamic approach to capacity building – involving research and analysis, demonstration sites, and training products – RECOFTC delivers innovative solutions for people and forests. With support from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), through the grant mechanism International Climate Initiative (IKI), INBAR and RECOFTC will implement a project “Focusing on production-driven forest landscape restoration under REDD+ through private sector-community partnerships as Asian regional learning exchange”. The goal of the project is to enhance the climate change mitigation and adaptation potential of forests in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries through innovative and production-driven forest landscape restoration (FLR). The project will be implemented in three countries – Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam and will have following impact areas:
  • Climate change mitigation: Private sector and local communities replace conventional cooking fuel (LPG and fossil fuel) with forest biomass-based pellets and increase carbon storage through permanent tree cover and solid bamboo and wood products value chain in forest landscapes.
  • Climate change adaptation: Local communities have improved capacity to adapt to climate change shocks through reduced forest fires and legitimately increased efficiency of forest resources harvesting and commercialization (timber and non-timber).
  • Sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity: Local governments develop innovative FLR strategies for contiguity of conservation areas and biodiversity enhancement in GMS.
  • Contribution to sustainable development (co-benefits): Local communities increase income as supply/business partners in respective forest product value chains and gain access to financial institutions for resource-based collateral.
Nghe An Province, where the Field Coordinator will be based, consists of a cluster of three communes which have control over both smallholder plantations and natural forests by virtue of the Red Book –the equivalent of the Certificate of Land Use Rights granted to individuals or groups under Viet Nam’s land use policy. Good and long-established market opportunities exist for both bamboo and wood products either within the province or in the neighbouring Thanh Hoa province - the centre of Viet Nam’s bamboo industry. Salary - 1,500-1,700 EUR/month; Vietnamese national only
Key Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for INBAR activities under the project, in both Lao PDR and Vietnam, including setting and delivering annual work plans and performance targets
  • Liaise in a constructive manner with project staff and partner organizations RECOFTC, TU Dresden, A-Plus, Nan Community College to maximize productivity
  • Help organize a project inception workshop
  • Coordinate the implementation of capacity development needs assessments (CDNA) for local government stakeholders, communities, smallholders, and private sector on FLR and value chain development
  • Develop a project baseline for different work packages and FLR pathways
  • Facilitate participatory land use planning exercises, forest land allocation and resource assessments to document the supply base for communities living in and around the project site and identify the most suitable FLR interventions in consultation with communities, governments and private sector
  • Identify the most appropriate local private sector partners with whom to engage in FLR activities, including due diligence screenings
  • Coordinate with governments to map local-level FLR initiatives and related policies and seek consent to develop restoration strategies through community-private sector models in selected pilot sites
  • Determine suitable pilot sites
  • Assess the market potential of pellet-based commercial cook stoves to replace traditional energy devises such as LPG and fossil fuels as one of the restoration pathways
  • Coordinate the development of a training package and delivery of field trainings on sustainable bamboo forest management practices (e.g., thinning, pruning, harvesting) to improve plantation productivity
  • Explore and create new/improve financing mechanism options for local communities and small and medium enterprises to improve the use of forest resources and tree plantations
  • Coordinate with other INBAR initiatives globally, including INBAR’s flagship program the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR)
  • Work closely with the INBAR Communications, Membership Affairs and Programme teams to synthesize and share results and knowledge developed over the project
  • Be responsible for preparation of donor technical reports, as required by the project
  • Provide financial oversight of INBAR-oriented project activities, working closely with RECOFTC and INBAR’s Finance Department to prepare all required donor financial reports
  • Be INBAR focal contact person in Lao PDR and Vietnam
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the Project Manager of RECOFTC and Programme Officer of INBAR
Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in natural resource management, forestry, social development, or other relevant field
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in implementing livelihood and environment development projects, preferably with experience in Vietnam
  • Strong knowledge of community development and participatory approaches
  • Proven ability to manage time well, prioritize, and delegate with limited supervision
  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to work with a range of stakeholders, multidisciplinary teams and in a range of cross-cultural environments
  • Excellent facilitation skills to organize training programs and consultations with various stakeholders
  • Strong computer literacy, particularly with programs in Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in verbal and written English
  • Willingness to undertake international travel as required
  • Experience of working on bamboo and, or, other related Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) value chains would be a strong advantage
Application Process

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience, a CV (in English), and the current contact information of three referees to hr@inbar.int by 15th July 2018. The subject line of the email should read “[Your name], Coordinator, Laos and Vietnam”. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. INBAR is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit.

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