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Working at INBAR

Working at INBAR

Positions
Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Director of Global Programme
Duration:24 months, with six-month probation period. Salary ranging from US$3,000 – US$6,000 per month, commensurate with skills and experience.

INBAR is seeking a highly capable project leader with a demonstrated track record in implementing livelihood, rural development or environment development projects. The main duty of the position will be the oversight of the “Bamboo Renewable Energy and Livelihood Improvement Project in East Africa Project”. Supported by China Government’s South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF), the project will be implemented in Ethiopia. The project will increase climate change resilience, energy efficiency, low emissions, and sustainable economic development in Ethiopia by harnessing the potential of bamboo as a sustainable bioenergy source.  The three objectives: (i) Improved understanding of the opportunities and constraints in Ethiopia for unlocking the potential of bamboo for bioenergy; (ii) Demonstrated diversification and upscaling of bamboo bio-energy value-chains; (iii) Improved business environment, policy and regulatory framework with increased public and private sector investment. The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel in Ethiopia, as well as to other places as required.  
Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for success of the project overall, and specific project activities in Ethiopia, including setting and delivery of yearly work plans and performance targets.
  • Lead a small project team and supervise short-term consultants.
  • 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 all donor technical reports and financial oversight, , working closely with INBAR’s Finance Department to prepare all required donor financial reports.
  • Liaise with Ethiopia’s national focal point for INBAR and to maintain good relations with relevant government institutions.
  • Work closely with INBAR Communications, Membership Affairs, Programme and the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR) Programme Teams to synthesize and share results and knowledge developed over the project.
  • Provide policy support and scaling-up strategies to target country that identify and support best practices on growing bamboo bio-energy value-chains.
  • Oversee the design of training materials and extension programmes.
  • 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.
  • Undertake other related tasks as required by INBAR Director of Global Programme.
Requirements
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in implementing livelihood and environment development projects, preferably with experience of working in 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, bioenergy, 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 or other non-timber forest product (NTFP) value chains would be a strong advantage.
  • A postgraduate degree in environmental science, renewable energy, sustainable resource management or another related field.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese.
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 9 August 2019 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 “INBAR Project Manager — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Project Manager, Bamboo Renewable Energy and Livelihood Improvement Project in East Africa Project
Duration:24 months, with six-month probation period. Salary ranging from US$1,000 – US$2,000 per month, commensurate with skills and experience.

INBAR is seeking a highly capable project leader with a demonstrated track record in implementing large-scale livelihood, rural development or environment development projects. The central duty of the position will be the oversight of the “Bamboo Renewable Energy and Livelihood Improvement Project in East Africa Project”. Supported by South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF), the project will be implemented in Ethiopia with links to China. The project will increase climate change resilience, energy efficiency, low emissions, and sustainable economic development in Ethiopia by harnessing the potential of bamboo as a sustainable bioenergy source.  The three objectives: (i) Improved understanding of the opportunities and constraints in Ethiopia for unlocking the potential of bamboo for bioenergy; (ii) Demonstrated diversification and upscaling of bamboo bio-energy value-chains; (iii) Improved business environment, policy and regulatory framework with increased public and private sector investment.
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Project Manager to ensure that project objectives are achieved.
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual work plans and technical reports.
  • Directly oversee field activities, including community engagement, training and technology transfer.
  • Manage project funds in the field.
  • Prepare presentations and programme updates for public awareness.
  • Work closely with all project staff in Ethiopia, coordinating regularly on day-to-day administrative and operational issues.
  • Undertake other related tasks as required by the Project Manager.
Requirements
  • A first degree in environmental science, sustainable resource management or another related field.
  • A minimum of five years’ demonstrated experience in implementing livelihood and environment development projects.
  • Proven ability to manage time, prioritize, delegate, and work with a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated competencies in one or more areas of natural resource management, especially in the areas of conducting resource assessments, renewable energy, 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 working on bamboo or other non-timber forest product value chains would be a strong advantage.
  • Excellent written and spoken English required, Chinese proficiency would be an advantage.
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel, domestically and internationally, as required.
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 9 August 2019 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 “INBAR Technical Officer — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

Location:N/A (Remote)
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Project Manager
Duration:Two months (September to November 2019)

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is an intergovernmental development organisation 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 45 Member States worldwide. INBAR and The Center for People and Forests are looking for a consultant to conduct life cycle assessments for bamboo, other non-timber forest products and wood products to assess carbon storage in durable bamboo and wood products throughout their life cycle. The assessment will form part of the project, 'Focusing on production-driven forest landscape restoration under REDD+ through private sector-community partnerships as Asian regional learning exchange'. More detailed information about the project and consultancy can be found here.
Objectives
  • Identifying the LCA's purpose the expected products of the study, and determining the boundaries (what is and is not included in the study) and assumptions based upon the goal definition.
  • Calculating the environmental impact of bamboo and wood products based on functional units of the lifecycle of these products.
  • Compiling an inventory of relevant inputs and outputs.
  • Interpreting the results of the inventory and impact phases in relation to the objectives of the study.
  • Quantifying the energy and raw material inputs and environmental releases associated with each stage of production of bamboo and wood products.
  • Assessing the impacts on human health and the environment associated with energy and raw material inputs and environmental releases quantified by the inventory.
  • Evaluating opportunities to reduce energy, material inputs, or environmental impacts at each stage of the bamboo and wood products lifecycle.
  • (For more information about the scope and methodologies required, please read the full terms of reference, attached as a PDF above.)
Responsibilities
  • Design of survey methodologies, including the data collection method and research plan.
  • Design and develop carbon measurement in cooperation with ongoing national REDD+ programme.
  • Mapping and using satellite image analysis
  • Conduct the necessary field visits including interviews with people in the project area, field observations and discussions/interviews with stakeholders, local governments at the provincial, district, and commune level;
  • Undertake an initial briefing and a debriefing of project staff before and after the survey for obtaining staff and related stakeholder inputs
  • Draft a preliminary survey report that includes design models, a roadmap, an action plan and recommendations;
  • Complete report after receiving feedback from the participants and hand over the final report together with the entire survey results to FOURISH and INBAR;
  • (For more information about deliverables, please read the full terms of reference, attached as a PDF above.)
Requirements
  • Expertise in life cycle assessment research;
  • Experience in conducting LCA of natural resources
  • Extensive knowledge of climate change, and forest landscape restoration
  • Proven experience in social inclusion and gender analysis, is an advantage
  • Proven experience in research skills (acquainted with qualitative and quantitative data collection methods)
  • Proven experience working with local community and the private sector
  • Fluent in verbal and written English and the applications of relevant software
  • Preference is given to the consultant who has experience working in Vietnam and South East Asia
Application Process

Interested consultant requested to submit in English, a proposal to undertake this assignment related to the tasks as per this TOR, which should include a proposed work plan and schedule of activities.

The consultant may, at his/her own discretion engage some team members to work with him/her to deliver the final product. In this case, the consultant will:

  • Remain fully and solely responsible for and accountable to the INBAR for the timeliness and quality of all the outputs delivered;
  • Submit a technical proposal including the CV of the consultant indicating their experience and track record in similar undertakings;
  • Submit a financial offer with an inclusive price required to deliver the final product(s).

 

Your offer, comprising a technical proposal and financial proposal, should reach the following address:   hr@inbar.int no later than 10 August 2019.