Tuesday, May 28, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: Forest Peoples Programme Project Officer - Africa Programme
Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) supports the rights of peoples who live in forests and depend on them for their livelihoods.
FPP is looking for a Project Officer to support their Africa programme work in Cameroon and the Congo basin. Successful applicants will speak and write fluently in French and English, and have a master’s degree (or higher) that is relevant to their work. S/he will join our work on the ground with forest peoples and their support organisations to help indigenous and local forest communities protect their forests and exercise their self-determination. The successful candidate must be committed to the principle of self-determination for indigenous peoples and local communities. S/he must be prepared to travel often and be competent in providing technical support to FPP’s project teams around the Congo basin region, including reporting on activities and events, and monitoring budgets.
Experienced candidates wishing to transfer skills and recent graduate students looking to gain more field experience with forest communities and policy makers in Africa are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: June 15, 2013