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Working at INBAR

Working at INBAR

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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:Vietnam
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.

Location:Quito, Ecuador
INBAR Department:Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
Report to:Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean
Duration:Contracts for Consulting Services 12 months renewable, with six-month probation period and monthly report submit. Salary ranging from US$1,000 to US$1,085/month (including benefits)

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (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, Cameroon, Ghana and Ecuador, INBAR works with 45 member countries worldwide, 11 of which are in the LAC region. INBAR is seeking a highly capable Communication Specialist for the execution of the IFAD-funded Innovation and promotion of bamboo through active research processes for a resilient agriculture in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Implemented in these three countries, the project goal is to increase the resilience to climate change of small-scale rural producers through diversified production systems with bamboo. The specific objectives of the project are:
  1. To improve the governance of the bamboo sector at the subnational / local level;
  2. To promote the adoption of bamboo in climate-smart practices in the Amazonian region of the three countries;
  3. To contribute to the diversification of livelihoods and income generation of small-scale producers by promoting market access for small companies related to bamboo; and
  4. To increase local, national, and regional attention to the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of bamboo.
             
Responsibilties
  • Establish a strong communication strategy with a specific plan to disseminate the actions, achievements of the project at the local level in the three countries, regional and international, which increase interest in the sustainable use of bamboo. in line with the INBAR Corporate Communication Strategy;
  • Develop communication products and content for social networks according to the communication plan with key messages to be transmitted.
  • Strengthen the network of institutional contacts and civil society through the different communication channels to support the organization's objectives.
  • Identify key stakeholders and opinion generators who could establish links with them to contribute the positioning of the projects and increase interest in the social, environmental and economic contributions of bamboo.
  • Establish close relationships with the communication teams of the strategic partners of the three countries implementing the project to strengthen the implementation of the strategic communication plan.
  • Generate an approach with the actors directly involved to disseminate their stories in relation to the project and look for the connection with the followers in social networks, as well as the institutions and strategic partners of the execution of the project.
  • Supervise and ensure the correct preparation and dissemination of the different communication materials contracted externally.
  • Maintain permanent communication with the project managers and national project coordinators in each country to keep timely and varied news of the progress and projections of the execution.
  • Support in the review of technical documents, manuals, technical sheets and other materials to be published, so that they comply with INBAR's communication guidelines and what is requested by the donor.
  • Manage the INBAR Spanish webpage in coordination with the Communication Team in INBAR HQ.
  • Define and use the best broadcast channels to announce the different promotional materials, training, promotion, and others that are generated.
  • Ensure the positioning of projects in dissemination, training and other relevant events, in coordination with strategic partners and stakeholders.
  • Strengthen communication capacities in local technical teams in the three countries to generate content, dissemination material, images and other communication products that amplify the work of communication of the project in general.
  • Execute other tasks required by the Regional Coordinator.
Requirements
  • University degree in fields related to communication. A postgraduate degree in areas that contribute to the project will be valued.
  • A minimum five years of experience in communication areas related with sustainable development, natural resource management, rural development, or similar that contribute to the project.
  • Proven experience in the development of communication strategies, participation in the generation and implementation of campaigns or product positioning strategies, brands or concepts, elaboration of educational communication tools, management of social networks that generate follower’s growth in a proven way.
  • Experience in similar positions in international organizations will be desirable.
  • Management of social networks with various applications to improve the interaction with followers and definition of target audiences; use of design and illustration programs; others relevant to the position.
  • Excellent capacity for oral and written expression in Spanish. Fluent management of written and spoken English will be an advantage
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel within the focal country, as well as to other places 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 with CC: inbarlac@inbar.int  Please use “INBAR LAC Communication  Specialist — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

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

Location:PERU Provincia Chanchamayo, Ciudad La Merced; COLOMBIA Departamento del Caquetá, Municipio de Florencia.
INBAR Department:Oficina Regional para América Latina y El Caribe de INBAR
Report to:Coordinador Nacional del Proyecto
Duration:34 meses, con 4 meses de periodo de prueba. Con un rango de salario entre US$400 a US$555 (incluyendo beneficiarios), según su experiencia.

La Red Internacional del Bambú y el Ratán – INBAR, es una organización de desarrollo intergubernamental comprometida con la reducción de la pobreza y la protección ambiental a través del uso y aprovechamiento del bambú y el ratán. INBAR trabaja con 45 países miembros a nivel mundial, incluyendo 11 de América Latina y el Caribe.   INBAR se encuentra buscando actualmente un Contador en cada país de intervención para apoyar y facilitar el trabajo del Proyecto “Innovación y Promoción del Bambú mediante Procesos de Investigación Participativa para una Agricultura Resiliente en Colombia, Ecuador y Perú”. El proyecto será implementado en los tres países mencionados y tiene como objetivo principal “incrementar la resiliencia al cambio climático de productores rurales de pequeña escala en Colombia, Ecuador y Perú a través de sistemas de producción diversificados con bambú”. Los objetivos específicos del proyecto son:  
  1. Mejorar la gobernanza del sector del bambú a nivel subnacional/ local;
  2. Promover la adopción del bambú en prácticas climáticamente inteligentes en la región amazónica de los tres países;
  3. Aportar en la diversificación de los medios de vida y generación de ingresos económicos de productores de pequeña escala promoviendo el acceso a mercado de pequeñas empresas relacionadas con el bambú;
  4. Incrementar la atención local, nacional y regional de los beneficios socio-económicos y ambientales del bambú.
 
Responsibilidades del cargo
  • Control del movimiento bancario desde la cuenta donde se manejarán los recursos del Proyecto y su respectivo cruce con la conciliación bancaria.
  • Elaboración, validación, custodio y archivo apropiado de los comprobantes, con sus respectivos soportes de las transacciones.
  • Elaboración de las transacciones económicas, debidamente autorizados en función a los procesos ejecutados por INBAR con sus soportes.
  • Codificación secuencial de cada transacción conforme al Plan de cuentas del Proyecto.
  • Archivo, control y rotulación apropiada de cada carpeta relacionada a las transacciones del Proyecto.
  • Coordinación y responsable del Inventario de los activos fijos de INBAR, así como su actualización respectiva.
  • Responsable que se cumplan con las políticas y procedimientos emitidos por la Oficina Regional en Ecuador, en cada proceso de compras, pagos, depósitos, reembolsos, devoluciones, etc.
  • Revisión y análisis del Balance, Control presupuestario y demás reportes financieros que sean solicitados por la Oficina Regional de Ecuador.
  • Envío de la información contable escaneada relacionada al Proyecto, vía mail en las fechas establecidas.
  • Atender cualquier requerimiento contable de la Oficina Regional y de sus coordinadores internos.
Experiencia
  • Experiencia comprobada de al menos tres años en trabajo en manejo de contabilidad en proyectos de desarrollo.
  • Habilidad de trabajo con instituciones gubernamentales y de cooperación internacional.
  • Manejo de programas de Microsoft Office como Word, Access, PowerPoint y Outlook y dominio de Excel. Experiencia de manejo de programas contables. 
  • Título Universitario de contador público autorizado o carreras afines, que acredite su experiencia en el cargo
  • Dominio del idioma español. Conocimiento medio del idioma inglés escrito y hablado será apreciado.
Application Process
Location:1) Department of Caquetá, Municipality of Florencia, Colombia; 2) La Merced, Chanchamayo Province, Peru
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Project Manager
Duration:36 months, with six-month probation period. Salary ranging from US$1,800 – US$2,125 per month(including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (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, Cameroon, Ghana and Ecuador, INBAR works with 45 member countries worldwide, 11 of which are in the LAC region.   INBAR is seeking two highly capable coordinators (one in Colombia, one in Peru) for the execution of the IFAD-funded Innovation and promotion of bamboo through active research processes for a resilient agriculture in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Implemented in these three countries, the programme goal is to increase the resilience to climate change of small-scale rural producers through diversified production systems with bamboo.    
Objectives
  • To improve the governance of the bamboo sector at the subnational / local level;
  • To promote the adoption of bamboo in climate-smart practices in the Amazonian region of the three countries;
  • To contribute to the diversification of livelihoods and income generation of small-scale producers by promoting market access for small companies related to bamboo
  • To increase local, national, and regional attention to the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of bamboo.
Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for leading and managing country activities, including the drafting and delivery of annual work plans and performance goals.
  • Be responsible for the proper execution and use of the financial resources assigned to the country, based on the activities planned in the project and in accordance with INBAR regulations.
  • Coordinate work with the country-level stakeholders, supervise short-term consultancies and establish alliances with associated projects at the local and national levels.
  • Monitor project progress at the country level and issue alerts in case of activity delays/difficulties.
  • Contribute to the preparation of donor reports and regularly provide financial statements to the Project Coordinator.
  • Work with national counterparts to design training materials and extension programs.
  • Identify national actors to participate in international exchanges of experiences and technologies and facilitate their participation.
  • Support field staff and other partners to establish joint production and training spaces.
  • Coordinate active research to develop appropriate planting protocols, techniques and tools for livelihoods and business development.
  • Prepare presentations and updates of the project to generate social awareness.
  • Prepare technical documents and articles to be published within the scope of the project.
  • Maintain a digital archive with all the products and by-products developed during the execution of the project, organized according to the logical framework structure proposed.
  • Generate and provide information permanently to the communication area.
  • Work closely with all project staff, coordinating regularly on day-to-day administrative and operational issues.
Requirements
  • A minimum of five years of experience in the implementation of projects related to livelihoods development, sustainable management of resources, with proven ability in time management, prioritization and delegation.
  • Strong knowledge of community development, participatory engagement, and an ability to work with interdisciplinary teams in different contexts and locations, and to manage conflicts
  • Work experience in value chains of bamboo or other forest products, as well as work experience in the Amazon region will be an important advantage.
  • Experience on interacting with governmental institutions and international cooperation.
  • University degree in environmental sciences, natural resource management, agronomy, agricultural/environmental economy or related careers.  
  • Solid handling of Microsoft Office, web browsers, Skype. Management of software for statistical analysis or geographic information systems will be valued.  
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel within the focal country, as well as to other places as required.
  • Excellent capacity for oral and written expression in Spanish. Working management of written and spoken English will be an advantage.
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 9 August 2019. 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 with CC: inbarlac@inbar.int  Please use “INBAR LAC National Project Coordinator — COUNTRY- NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

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

Location: ECUADOR Provincia del Napo, Ciudad El Tena; PERU Provincia Chanchamayo, Ciudad La Merced; COLOMBIA Departamento del Caquetá, Municipio de Florencia.
INBAR Department:Oficina Regional para América Latina y El Caribe de INBAR
Report to:Coordinador Nacional del Proyecto
Duration: 34 meses, con 4 meses de periodo de prueba. Con un rango de salario entre US$800 a US$1110 (incluyendo beneficios), según su experiencia.

La Red Internacional del Bambú y el Ratán – INBAR, es una organización de desarrollo intergubernamental comprometida con la reducción de la pobreza y la protección ambiental a través del uso y aprovechamiento del bambú y el ratán. INBAR trabaja con 45 países miembros a nivel mundial, incluyendo 11 de América Latina y el Caribe.   INBAR se encuentra buscando actualmente un Técnico de Campo en cada país de intervención para apoyar y facilitar el trabajo del Proyecto “Innovación y Promoción del Bambú mediante Procesos de Investigación Participativa para una Agricultura Resiliente en Colombia, Ecuador y Perú”. El proyecto será implementado en los tres países mencionados y tiene como objetivo principal “incrementar la resiliencia al cambio climático de productores rurales de pequeña escala en Colombia, Ecuador y Perú a través de sistemas de producción diversificados con bambú”. Los objetivos específicos del proyecto son:  
  1. Mejorar la gobernanza del sector del bambú a nivel subnacional/ local;
  2. Promover la adopción del bambú en prácticas climáticamente inteligentes en la región amazónica de los tres países;
  3. Aportar en la diversificación de los medios de vida y generación de ingresos económicos de productores de pequeña escala promoviendo el acceso a mercado de pequeñas empresas relacionadas con el bambú;
  4. Incrementar la atención local, nacional y regional de los beneficios socio-económicos y ambientales del bambú.
     
Responsibilities
  • Apoyar al Gerente del Proyecto y a los respectivos Coordinadores Nacionales del proyecto, en la implementación de actividades a realizarse en el país de selección, establecidas en el marco lógico del proyecto para el alcance de los objetivos planteados.
  • Articular acciones de desarrollo local y brindar un acompañamiento constante a los actores directos (beneficiarios) y aliados estratégicos del proyecto, tanto a nivel local como nacional.
  • Apoyo en la elaboración, recopilación, organización, sistematización y análisis de la información generada desde el proyecto para estructurar documentos de reporte, difusión, capacitación o los que sean necesarios de acuerdo a los lineamientos del Responsable Nacional y Coordinador del Proyecto.
  • Organizar los respaldos físicos y digitales de toda la información técnica y documental relacionada con las diferentes actividades realizadas durante la implementación del proyecto, incluyendo un archivo fotográfico, materiales de capacitación, registros de asistencia o participación, acuerdos y convenios locales establecidos, y otra que se considere pertinente por parte del Gerente del Proyecto y a los respectivos Coordinadores Nacionales del proyecto, y asegurar su envío a la oficina Regional de INBAR de manera periódica para garantizar un doble respaldo.
  • Acompañar el adecuado desarrollo de productos contratados mediante consultorías cortas para asegurar que cuenten con la calidad necesaria para cumplir los plazos y resultados establecidos por el proyecto.
  • Aportar en la elaboración de materiales de capacitación y programas de extensión con las contrapartes locales, así como en el uso e implementación de los mismos.
  • Establecer relaciones de trabajo conjunto, sólidas con los beneficiarios y aliados estratégicos del proyecto, así como con los equipos del proyecto en los otros dos países de intervención que faciliten la ejecución de las diferentes actividades planteadas.
  • Facilitar el desarrollo de encuentros de intercambio de experiencias, fortalecimiento de capacidades, que sean parte del proyecto o de acciones complementarias que contribuyan a los propósitos planteados por la intervención.
  • Colaborar en la identificación permanente de actores clave para la implementación del proyecto, alimentando el mapeo de actores del proyecto.
  • Representar al Coordinador Nacional del Proyecto o a las oficinas de INBAR en los eventos o actividades en las que sea delegado para tal efecto.
  • Trabajar de manera coordinada con los equipos de Ecuador, Perú y Colombia de acuerdo a los lineamientos del Coordinador del Proyecto o las oficinas de INBAR.
  • Ejecutar otras tareas requeridas por el Coordinador Nacional del Proyecto.
Requirements
  • Experiencia comprobada de al menos tres años en trabajo con organizaciones de productores, comunidades rurales, u otros actores similares, en temas de desarrollo local, fortalecimiento de capacidades técnicas y organizativas, producción sostenible y manejo de recursos, vinculación a mercados, u otros relevantes con el proyecto.
  • Habilidad de trabajo con instituciones gubernamentales y de cooperación internacional.
  • Experiencia en zonas de Amazonía, trabajo relacionado con bambú y de trabajo en proyectos de cooperación internacional será valorado
  • Manejo de programas de Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint y Outlook). Manejo de programas GIS y software de modelación asistida será deseable.
  • Título Universitario en ciencias agrarias, biología, forestal, recursos naturales, economía agrícola/ambiental o carreras afines.  
  • Dominio del idioma español. Conocimiento medio del idioma inglés escrito y hablado será apreciado.
  • Disponibilidad de viajar a nivel local y nacional en las áreas de intervención del proyecto o fuera de éstas de ser requerido.
Application Process

Las postulaciones para este cargo serán recibidas hasta el 9 August 2019. Todos los postulantes serán notificados, sin embargo, solo una lista corta de candidatos será contactada para la siguiente etapa de selección.

 

Enviar una carta de interés con su CV (idioma español) al correo electrónico: inbarlac@inbar.int Mencionar en el ASUNTO del mensaje la posición que se encuentra aplicando “Técnico de campo- Indicar el país”

Location:Quito - Ecuador
INBAR Department:INBAR Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
Report to:Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean
Duration:34 months, with six-month probation period. Salary ranging from US$1,000 – US$1,200 per month (including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (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, Cameroon, Ghana and Ecuador, INBAR works with 45 member countries worldwide, 11 of which are in the LAC region. INBAR is seeking a highly capable Operational Assistant to support and facilitate the work of the IFAD-funded Innovation and promotion of bamboo through the active research processes for a resilient agriculture in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Implemented in these three countries the project goal is to increase the resilience to climate change of small-scale rural producers through diversified production systems with bamboo. The specific objectives of the project are:
  1. To improve the governance of the bamboo sector at the subnational/local level;
  2. To promote the adoption of bamboo in climate-smart practices in the Amazonian region of the three countries;
  3. To contribute to the diversification of livelihoods and income generation of small-scale producers by promoting market access for small companies related to bamboo; and
  4. To increase local, national, and regional attention to the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of bamboo.
Responsibilities
  • Receive, screen and direct telephone calls and visitors; respond to routine internal and external enquiries;
  • Analyze, manage and monitor a large and diversified volume of complex correspondence and documentation, often of confidential and sensitive nature;
  • Ensure appropriate routing, reply, prioritisation, accuracy, consistency, informal translation and timeliness; bring complex, sensitive or priority issues to the Regional Coordinator´s attention
  • Provide support to technical teams in providing the necessary information, from the administrative and operational, for the generation of technical documents, reports or other similar related documents for the execution and management of projects.
  • Support in the elaboration of letters of agreement, covenants, letters of commitment and other instruments of joint collaboration with the different partner institutions for the implementation of project activities.
  • Provide support to a wide range of personnel actions including appointments, extensions, duty travels, etc.; review, maintain and update confidential personnel information records and files in the area of responsibility.
  • Prepare the documents for invitation to bid, request for quotation, request for proposal, letters of agreements and others administrative tools in collaboration with the technical team;
  • Carry out the process of selection of suppliers and other aspects related to the administrative and logistical area.
  • Support in the organisation of meetings or virtual meetings with actors and institutions related to the implementation of projects both nationally and internationally.
  • Organise and maintain a digital and physical file on the administrative documentation, human resources and operations of the projects.
  • Enter in the accounting system the processes of payments to suppliers related to their management and competence.
  • Coordinate jointly with the Financial Specialist, assets and equipment properties of the Regional Office.
  • Execute other tasks required by the LAC Regional Coordinator
Requirements
  • Technical certificate/training or University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management , Human Resources or other related field.
  • A minimum five years of progressively responsible secretarial, administrative, operational experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Experience in the usage of office equipment and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Ability to organize work systematically, set priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to structure and convey information in an appropriate format, ensuring accuracy and consistency. Recognize sensitive and confidential material and handle it with a high level of discretion. Ability to communicate appropriately with high level officials and to professionally handle matters of protocol.
  • Experience of working witn non-profit organizations or international organizations will be highly valued.
  • Excellent capacity for oral and written expression in Spanish. Working management of written and spoken English will be an advantage
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel within the focal country, as well as to other places 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 with CC: inbarlac@inbar.int  Please use “INBAR LAC Operation Assistance — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

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Location:Tena, Napa Province, Ecuador
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean
Duration:36 months, with six-month probation period. Salary ranging from US$2,800 – US$3,035 per month(including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (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, Cameroon, Ghana and Ecuador, INBAR works with 45 member countries worldwide, 11 of which are in the LAC region.   INBAR is seeking a highly capable project leader for the execution of the IFAD-funded Innovation and promotion of bamboo through active research processes for a resilient agriculture in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Implemented in these three countries, the project goal is to increase the resilience to climate change of small-scale rural producers through diversified production systems with bamboo.
Specific objectives
  • To improve the governance of the bamboo sector at the subnational / local level
  • To promote the adoption of bamboo in climate-smart practices in the Amazonian region of the three countries;
  • To contribute to the diversification of livelihoods and income generation of small-scale producers by promoting market access for small companies related to bamboo
  • To increase local, national, and regional attention to the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of bamboo.
Responsibilities
  • Execute the project and guarantee the achievement of the specific results proposed, including setting and delivery of yearly work plans and performance targets.
  • Lead the project team, including National Coordinators in Colombia and Peru, making sure that team members are given clear duties and that they are successfully implemented in a collaborative work atmosphere.
  • Recruit and supervise short-term consultants.
  • Be responsible for the implementation of Ecuador activities.
  • Develop strong working relations with INBAR’s focal points in the three countries, partners, and all stakeholders.
  • Maintain an open communication line with INBAR’s Latin America and Caribbean Office (LAC) and ensure that project operations are in compliance with INBAR guidelines and standards.
  • Be responsible for donor reporting.
  • Establish financial monitoring of the project in cooperation with INBAR’s Finance Team.
  • Liaise with the Communication Specialist to share project outputs/outcomes.
  • Develop and implement a strategy to bring project achievements to scale.
  • Oversee the development of training materials and extension programmes.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to the project team as well as to strategic partners during the execution of the project and the development of complementary activities contributing to the achievement of the products and results proposed.
  • Accompanying and supervising the execution of all activities proposed in the logical framework of the project to ensure the achievement of all planned activities; issuing alerts in case of delays or difficulties in the implementation of the project to be able to manage timely solutions from the Regional Office.
  • Maintain the project monitoring and following up system updated.
  • Conduct and coordinate research-action to develop and adopt appropriate plantation procedures, techniques and tools for livelihoods and business development.
  • Carry out and coordinate frequent updates of the project's progress to raise interest in it, publish project results in indexed scientific journals, presentations and reports.
  • Work closely with the Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean of INBAR related to administrative and operational issues.
  • Develop other tasks required by the Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean of INBAR
Requirements
  • A minimum of seven years of demonstrated experience in implementing livelihood and environment development projects, preferably with experience of working in the LAC region.
  • Proven ability to manage time well, prioritize, delegate, and work with a range of stakeholders.
  • Expertise in one or more areas of natural resource management, including in the areas of conducting resource assessments, land restoration, training, and value chain development.
  • Strong knowledge of participatory-based approaches and community development.
  • Experience of working on bamboo or other non-timber forest product (NTFP) value chains, and of working with Amazonian communities will be highly valued.
  • Experience on interacting with governmental institutions and international cooperation.
  • A postgraduate degree in sustainable resource management, environmental science, agriculture, rural development, environmental economy or another related field.
  • Excellent oral and written expression in Spanish. Fluid written and spoken English.
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel in the three countries, as well as to other places as required.
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 9 August 2019. 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 with CC: inbarlac@inbar.int Please use “INBAR LAC Project Manager — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

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

Location:Quito, Ecuador
INBAR Department:Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of INBAR
Report to:HQ Treasurer
Duration:34 months, with six-month probation period. Salary ranging from US$1,000 – US$1,110 /month(including benefits), commensurate with skills and experience.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (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, Cameroon, Ghana and Ecuador, INBAR works with 45 member countries worldwide, 11 of which are in the LAC region. INBAR is seeking a highly capable Financial Specialist to support and facilitate the work of the IFAD-funded Innovation and promotion of bamboo through the active research processes for a resilient agriculture in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Implemented in these three countries the project goal is to increase the resilience to climate change of small-scale rural producers through diversified production systems with bamboo. The specific objectives of the project are:
  1. To improve the governance of the bamboo sector at the subnational / local level;
  2. To promote the adoption of bamboo in climate-smart practices in the Amazonian region of the three countries;
  3. To contribute to the diversification of livelihoods and income generation of small-scale producers by promoting market access for small companies related to bamboo; and
  4. To increase local, national, and regional attention to the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of bamboo.
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Financial Department of the INBAR Headquarters.
  • Manage, validate and organize the accounting-financial information of the Regional Office of INBAR and projects, based on the regulations established for each case; and, in direct coordination with the Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean of INBAR.
  • Responsible for whole office and projects finance work and management of the accounting/finance system established in the organization.
  • Keep the accounting record of all expenses incurred by the Regional Office and report quarterly expenses to Headquarters.
  • Provide support to field teams on financial aspects, regulations and guidelines in accordance with the procedures established by the Organization and current local regulations.
  • Support the projects and INBAR LAC Office in requirements regarding billings, expenses and other accounting financial issues necessary for the correct development of the activities.
  • Receive information related to reports and expenses estatements with their supporting documents, prepared by the Coordinators/ National Project Managers for the approval of the Regional Coordinator, accounting records and subsequent sending to the Headquarters and the Donor Entity.
  • Prepare and monitor project budget and ensure financial transactions are in accordance with INBAR rules and procedures as well as propose procedures to improve internal controls and efficiency and respond to audit issues.
  • Raise alerts with due time to notice of budgetary problems identified during the execution of projects and INBAR LAC office.
  • Manage, coordinate and process the payment in the bank according to the procedures established by INBAR
  • Responsible for banking information and monitor the bank accounts owned by the Organization (notifications, notices, account statements, etc.)
  • Support the annual project audit
  • Execute other tasks required by the Regional Coordinator
Requirements
  • A minimum of five years of solid experience as financial or accounting officer in an organisation or project with high budgetary amounts, and several execution or operation sites
  • Proven ability in the management and updating financial and accounting documentation with prolixity, excellent capacity for organizing information and preparing financial reports
  • Experience of working in the financial area for non-profit organizations or international organisations will be highly valued.
  • Solid handling of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook), in particular Excel and software for accounting information management.
  • University degree in accounting, finance, business administration or similar field. A postgraduate degree in accounting, finance or audit will be valued. Deep knowledge of current tax regulations
  • Excellent capacity for oral and written expression in Spanish. Working management of written and spoken English will be an advantage
  • The successful candidate should be willing to undertake extensive travel within the focal country, as well as to other places as required
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 9 August 2019. 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 with CC: inbarlac@inbar.int  Please use “INBAR LAC Financial Specialist — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

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