Working at INBAR

Working at INBAR

Location:Waza, Mbalmayo and Douala-Edea, Cameroon
INBAR Department:Global Programme
Report to:TRI Project Coordinator at INBAR's Regional Office for Central Africa
Duration:12 weeks. Salary: up to USD 55,000 (including benefits)

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is a multilateral development organisation that promotes environmentally sustainable development using bamboo and rattan. It has 45 Member States. In addition to its Secretariat headquarters in China, INBAR has Regional Offices in Cameroon, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana and India. Project Introduction The Cameroon TRI Project is one of the twelve Child Projects of The Restoration Initiative (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. The objective of the Cameroon TRI project is to support the implementation and scaling up of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Cameroon, notably by  a) improving Cameroon Government policy commitment to FLR and Sustainable Land Management (SLM); b) piloting and assessing the effectiveness of restoration using Bambusa spp and other indigenous NTFP like Irvingia spp, Ricinodendron heudelotii, etc, and ensuring the development of their value chains to support biodiversity conservation, sustainable livelihoods and GHG emissions reduction; c) enhancing institutional capacities and financing arrangements for large-scale FLR in Project sites in Cameroon; and d) improving knowledge of best practices in landscape restoration and Monitoring and Evaluation among Project stakeholders.
  • Use the ROAM methodology to (i) analyse the main drivers, location and extent of degradation; (ii) develop GIS maps illustrating and quantifying the potential / prioritised locations for restoration in 3 TRI project sites in Cameroon (Waza, Mbalmayo and Douala- landscapes);
  • Organise and oversee the preparation and planning for conducting sub-national ROAM assessment;
  • Collaborate with INBAR to organise stakeholders' inception and validation workshops on early findings and plan,
  • Work with local experts to conduct analysis of stakeholder’s restoration priorities; restoration economic modelling and valuation; restoration finance and resourcing analysis; restoration cost-benefit-carbon modelling and other ROAM tools;
  • Work with local experts to identify the potential environmental and social risks of the Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) and identified interventions; and analyse the management options to mitigate the risks using the relevant norms, standards and guidelines;
  • Conduct an opportunity assessment, and develop GIS maps for landscape restoration and sustainable forest management;
  • Conduct a diagnosis of "landscape restoration readiness" and strategies to address key political and institutional bottlenecks;
  • Prepare and submit a high-quality ROAM assessment report that documents all the steps undertaken to conduct the ROAM assessment, includes all of the analyses listed above, and includes key findings and recommendations. For each area assessed, findings and recommendations should include: (1) Priority areas identified for restoration; (2) A list of the most relevant and feasible types of restoration interventions in the assessment area; (3) Quantified costs and benefits for each type of intervention; (4) Estimated values of additional carbon sequestered by these types of interventions; (5) Analysis of financing and investment options for restoration in the assessment area; (6) A diagnosis of "restoration preparedness" and strategies to address key political and institutional bottlenecks;
  • Participate and support INBAR, IUCN and MINEPDED during a national workshop to validate the ROAM assessment report.
  • At least Master’s or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline (forestry, land use, natural resource, environmental management, or other relevant academic field);
  • Proven track record and/or expertise in conducting ROAM assessments and/or related assessments of natural resource management systems;
  • At least 10 years of professional work experience in forest management, forest landscape restoration, climate change and REDD+ related issues;
  • Strong expertise in community development and participatory-based approaches;
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in GIS analysis and remote sensing technology;
  • Knowledge of the environmental or social impact assessment and standards;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, especially within team members and multi-stakeholder contexts;
  • A strong delivery-oriented work ethic with proven ability to provide deliverables on time and on budget;
  • Good command of English (both written and oral). French language skills (written and oral) will be an advantage;
  • Proven report-writing skills.
Application Process

Applications will be accepted until the 15th December 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 filled Application Form (as attached) by email to: and CC: Please use “INBAR Job title — YOUR NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.


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INBAR Department:Oficina Regional de América Latina y el Caribe
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La Organización Internacional del Bambú y el Ratán (INBAR) (por sus siglas en inglés), es una organización internacional  de carácter intergubernamental creada en 1997 con el fin de aumentar los beneficios sociales, económicos y ambientales del bambú y el ratán. Apoya a los países  en la identificación y la demostración de formas innovadoras de emplear el bambú y el ratán para el desarrollo económico y la preservación       de los entornos, la biodiversidad y la disminución del impacto del cambio climático, reducir la pobreza y facilitar intercambios más justos y ventajosos para los sectores más vulnerables. Actualmente se encuentra conformada por 46 países miembros. INBAR está buscando un líder de proyecto altamente capaz para la ejecución, innovación y promoción del bambú a través del proyecto financiado por el AECID para el “Apoyo a la construcción sostenible a través de la Escuela Taller de Manabí y el fortalecimiento de la cadena productiva de construcción con bambú”.
Application Process

Las personas interesadas deberán enviar una Carta de Motivación y su Hoja de Vida al   correo electrónico & hasta el 25 de Diciembre de 2019. El correo electrónico debe indicar en el ASUNTO: Gerente Proyecto.

Debido al número de solicitudes recibidas únicamente se contactará a las personas que cumplan con todos los requerimientos establecidos para la fase técnica y de entrevistas.