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Location:Beijing, China
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Director General, INBAR
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The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation or 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 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 Ratan (GABAR).  Fundraising to generate additional programme resources and staff is part of the job.
Key Responsibilities
  • 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
  • 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 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 and 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, 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 30th June 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:Beijing, China
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Director of Global Programme
Duration:

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is the first 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
The Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Director of Global Programme. He/She will be responsible for providing administrative support to all Global Programme staff based at INBAR HQ as well as those based at Regional Offices. Gross Salary - US$2,250/month
Key Responsibilities
  • Collecting information from Global Programme and Finance staff to maintain and update the INBAR Global Programme Project Pipeline
  • Filing duplicate copies of all legal documents pertaining to Global Programme operations, such as contracts, partnership agreements, letters of interest, memorandum of understanding
  • Keeping and updating a list of committed Global Programme deliverables to donors and partners, as well as sub-contract partner deliverables. This will include sending early warnings and reminders to responsible INBAR staff
  • Managing collection of Global Programme Staff Monthly Timesheets
  • Supporting Global Staff to organise mission duty travel - flight & hotel bookings, visa applications, and travel insurance
  • Support for global programme event coordination - drafting invitation letters and supporting participant travel logistics
Requirements
  • Advanced Degree in Administration
  • At least 2 years of experience working in related natural resource management and administration
  • Excellent skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in both English and Chinese; French and Spanish would be an advantage
  • Skillful in basic computer operation, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Strong willingness tin taking initiatives in work, innovative, note to details, well-organised, hardworking
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural work environment and a good team player
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Someone who is excited about the potential of bamboo and rattan in sustainable development
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 30th June 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 both Chinese and 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