International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

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International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

Working at INBAR

Positions
Location :Yaoundé, Cameroon
INBAR Department :Global Programme
Report to :TRI Project Coordinator at INBAR Regional Office for Central Africa
Duration :Three months. Up to USD 7000 could be paid for the assignment.

The Restoration Initiative (TRI) project in Cameroon is one of the twelve Child Projects of TRI implemented by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to contribute towards global efforts in support of the Bonn Challenge, the New York Declaration on Forests, the AFR100 Initiative, and the restoration priorities of the Republic of Cameroon.  More information about the project can be found here. In coordination with Cameroon TRI Project Coordinator, the Consultant / Consultancy firm will produce media material including a video and high resolution photographs that can be used in various platforms.
Deliverables
  • Inception report along with complete story board for two video programme
  • 10-15minute video program with audio and sub-titles
  • 1-2minute video program with audio and sub-titles
  • Complete set of raw footage
  • At least 10 high definition photographs (as per need)
  • The video must highlight purpose and goal of the TRI project; document impact of deforestation on biodiversity and local communities,; social, economic and environmental potential and importance of bamboo, NTFPs and mangroves for all community groups; including women and youth; work done under TRI project on nurseries and plantation establishment, project beneficiaries and private sector involvement. The video must showcase success stories and lessons learnt related to restoration with bamboo, NTFPs and mangroves.
Requirements
  • Be a legally recognized operator in the Audiovisual production sector in Cameroon
  • The lead consultant should be a holder of a university degree in communication, journalism, social sciences, and / or any other area related to communication
  • The firm should have at least three (3) years of professional experience in the field of communication and audiovisual activities;
  • Proven experience or similar work with other development institutions;
  • Have a good knowledge of the media environment of Cameroon;
  • A strong delivery-oriented work ethic with proven ability to provide deliverables on time and on limited budget;
  • Team members with good command of English and French language;
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 2 May 2021. All applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send a technical proposal detailing the understanding of the mission, methodology, activities to perform and timeframe, proof of prior work experience, as well as a detail financial proposition and CV to: hr@inbar.int and CC: fjmuafor@inbar.int Please use “INBAR Consultant Cameraman/Journalist — YOUR NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

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

Location :Home-based
INBAR Department :Global Programme
Report to :Coordinator, Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan, and Senior Programme Officer
Duration :30 working days during period 30 April to July 30 2021

INBAR is looking for an expert / consultant to study on different enterprise models and technologies for production of bamboo charcoal and briquettes and make comparison of different models and technologies in terms of investment cost, payback time, conversion rate and suitability in different local contexts. Furthermore, the study will also assess outlook of bamboo charcoal and briquette and potential of bamboo bio-energy for climate change mitigation in Ethiopia.
Objectives of the study
  • Understand the comparative economic and climate change mitigation potential analysis of using bamboo biomass for charcoal and briquette production.
Specific objectives
  • To showcase different bamboo charcoal and briquette enterprise model and technologies to entrepreneurs and investors
  • To raise awareness on the potential of bamboo charcoal / briquette for substitution of wood charcoal and for climate change mitigation
  • To provide recommendations for enabling policy environment for bamboo charcoal development in Ethiopia
Responsibilities
  • Review the existing literature on bamboo charcoal and briquette productions, particularly small scale charcoal production businesses; and on relationship between charcoal production and deforestation and potential contribution of bamboo charcoal for substitution of wood charcoal and for climate change mitigation.
  • Review and analysis of existing small scale bamboo charcoal technologies such as different batch type kilns, domes and continuous retorts; and briquetting technologies such as honey comb briquetting, pillow charcoal briquettes and screw type biomass briquettes.
  • Conduct field visits and interview with bamboo charcoal and briquetting production enterprises for establishment of knowledge on technologies, scales, cost investment, conversion rate, pros and cons.
  • Undertake production trials and validate cost-economics of bamboo charcoal and briquettes using different technologies and enterprise models.
  • Compare the existing bamboo charcoal and briquette enterprise models and technologies in Ethiopia and with other bamboo charcoal and briquette technologies in other parts of the world.
  • Capture the perception of final users on the bamboo charcoal and briquette products to devise recommendations for improving the market acceptance.
  • Prepare a final report on comparison of different bamboo charcoal and briquette production including potential of bamboo charcoal and briquette in Ethiopia, assessment of potential for climate change mitigation, analysis of investment cost, payback, efficiency for different bamboo charcoal models under different local contexts and recommendations for enabling conditions for bamboo charcoal and briquette enterprise development in Ethiopia.
Requirements
  • Advanced University degree in environmental sciences, forestry, Natural Resources or closely related technical field
  • Excellent knowledge of charcoal technologies and production
  • Good knowledge of climate change mitigation particularly in land use based mitigation
  • Good knowledge of bamboo timber production and waste
  • Good network of bamboo charcoal
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient spoken and written of English
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 25 April, 2021. 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 and your cv by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please also indicate your expected fee in the cover letter. Please use “INBAR Job title — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

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

Location :Home-based
INBAR Department :Global Programme
Report to :Coordinator, Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan, and Senior Programme Officer
Duration :8 working days during period 1 to 30 April 2021

Recently, several ecosystem studies of bamboo forests in providing multiple ecosystem services (ES) have been conducted by INBAR: a framework for assessing bamboo forests' ES; and assessments of ES of bamboo forests in Colombia, Peru and Viet Nam. The purpose of the studies was to generate facts and inform our advocacy works. Moreover, similar studies may be available / conducted on bamboo by other development organisations and /or researchers. In this context, INBAR is looking for an expert / consultant to prepare a policy brief by synthesizing methodologies, the ecosystem services from bamboo forests and possible market and  incentives mechanism (payment for ES, carbon credits, natural capitals, restoration programmes, etc). The policy brief is targeted for policy and decision makers, planners, administrators and persons engaged in civil society organisations within and outside the environmental sector with an aim to attract the attention on bamboo’s ES, and to expand the geographic application of the bamboo ES assessment framework.
Objectives of the study
  • To advocate and raise awareness on the importance of ecosystem services from bamboo forests and its application in ecosystem management. Mainstreaming the ecosystem approach in decision making by providing recommendation for integration into possible policy scheme.
Specific objective
  • To develop a policy brief on ecosystem services from bamboo forests.
Responsibilities
  • Review the existing INBAR research reports on ecosystem services from bamboo forests including: CIFOR-INBAR: Framework for assessing ecosystem services from bamboo forests; Ecosystem services assessment and valuation reports of bamboo forests in Colombia, Peru, Vietnam etc.
  • Collect, and undertake literature review of other relevant studies on bamboo ecosystem services.
  • Review the existing policies, market and financial instruments and programmes to link and enable putting the concept into practice.
  • Summarise key findings on ecosystem services provided by bamboo forests
  • Develop sets of recommendations for strengthening role of bamboo forests in ecosystem services, and suitable mechanisms for integration into possible policy schemes for recognition of ES values from bamboo forests.
  • Prepare a concise policy brief (2-4 pages) covering the following aspects (a) brief introduction, key findings and recommendations
  • Present the result in event organised by INBAR on ecosystem services from bamboo forests
Requirements
  • Advanced University degree in environmental sciences, forestry, Natural Resources or closely related technical field
  • Excellent knowledge of ecosystem services, assessing ecosystem services from natural forest, bamboo forests
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient spoken and written of English
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 31 March, 2021. 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 and your cv by email to: hr@inbar.int. Please also indicate your expected fee in the cover letter. Please use “INBAR Job title — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.

 

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