Thursday, October 03, 2013


EMPLOYMENT: CIFOR Postdoctoral Fellows, Tenure

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) currently has three job opportunities for Post Doctoral Fellows to work on tenure reform issues based in Bogor (Indonesia), Lima (Peru) and Nairobi (Kenya), as part of the CGIAR Research Programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP6).

The Tenure Post Doctoral Fellows will be part of a core team responsible for implementing a multi-country research and action program examining the impact of forest tenure reforms in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Under the supervision of a senior scientist and a principal scientist, the three postdoctoral fellows will participate in a program that seeks to analyze the success or failure in the practice of policy and institutional innovations to provide more secure rights to forest resources, and to identify conditions under which national or local policy implementation leads to desired outcomes. The program also seeks to improve the knowledge, understanding and skills of policymakers, practitioners and forest-dependent communities for the design and implementation of forest tenure reforms, by providing them with needed information, analysis and tools. Key outputs include:

The three successful candidates will be responsible for ensuring that project activities identified are implemented in a timely and effective manner in the project countries. The main project countries are Indonesia, Peru and Uganda, with additional activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador and Nepal. One position will be based in Bogor (Indonesia), one in Lima (Peru) and one in Nairobi (Kenya) and will involve travel within the country as well as to other target countries in each region.

Duties and responsibilities

The Post Doctoral Fellows will contribute substantially to research design, data collection and management, data analysis and production of research outputs, as well the dissemination of research findings.

Main tasks comprise the following:

More information.

Deadline: October 20, 2013

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