Tuesday, January 14, 2014


EMPLOYMENT: Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance (FTA) is a large integrated research program that started in 2011. It is responding to the call for urgent, strong and sustained effort focused on forest management and governance, given the crucial role of forests in some of the most important challenges of our time: climate change, poverty, environment and food security.

The FTA brings together several hundred scientists from four CGIAR Centers: CIFOR, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), two non-CGIAR organizations (CIRAD and CATIE), as well as many other research and non-research partners. The program was initiated in 2011 with a ten-year horizon. The 2014 budget is US$89 million.

The FTA is led by CIFOR, which hosts the Management Support Unit, headed by the Director of FTA. For further information about FTA, see: www.cifor.org/forests-trees-agroforestry

Summary of responsibilities

  1. Provide intellectual leadership in building a shared vision for the FTA research agenda and impact pathways with a strategic perspective through which research outcomes lead to the achievement of long-term impacts.
  2. Coordinate, monitor and support the work of FTA theme coordinators and focal points.
  3. Facilitate and oversee the delivery of research outputs and contributions towards outcomes and impacts across themes in the program.
  4. Coordinate FTA work plans, budgets, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, including working closely with the Consortium Office, Independent Evaluation Arrangement, Independent Science and Partnership Council and other CGIAR or related institutions.

With guidance from CIFOR’s Deputy Director General for Research and the FTA Steering Committee, the Director of FTA will be responsible for the following:

Management of FTA planning, budgeting, reporting, monitoring and evaluation

Leadership and support to science and impact orientation

Coordination and outreach

More information.

Deadline: January 31, 2014

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