Thursday, April 12, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: CIFOR Senior Scientist, Livelihoods and Economics
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) advances human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. CIFOR is looking for a Senior Scientist, Livelihoods and Economics. The Senior Scientist (Economist) will be supervised by the Director of the Forests and Livelihoods Programme and will coordinate a new 4-year project funded by the European Union entitled “Opportunities and challenges to developing REDD+ benefit-sharing mechanisms in developing countries”.
The main activities of this project are related to research, including: country-, sector- and site-based and cross-regional comparative studies of REDD+ policies and measures, REDD+ projects and demonstration activities; assessments of performance-based distribution, benefit-sharing mechanisms and enabling governance conditions for REDD+; and assessing rights to REDD+ benefits. Outreach and dissemination activities include science–policy dialogues and south–south exchanges of lessons learned. The main activities are linked to estimated results that are organised in ‘work packages’, which have integrated comparative research, but which will enable comparisons beyond the individual work package.
Deadline: April 27, 2012