TitleOrganizationLocationDeadlineDescriptionExternal website link
Postdoctoral scholar in China’s energy innovation policyThe Fletcher School | Tufts UniversityUS, Massachusetts11/30/2017

 The ideal candidate will have a highly independent research capacity, strong communication skills, and rich experiences in cross-country cooperation, preferably between China and western countries. Experience living and working in China is also highly desirable. Applications from political scientists, business experts, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds are welcome. Please note that candidates holding only a Master’s degree will not be considered.

Postdoctoral scholar for climate policy work in Haiti and Puerto Rico.The Fletcher School | Tufts UniversityUS, Massachusetts 11/30/2017

CPL is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a focus on climate policy investments.  The ideal candidate will have experience in research on climate policy design and implementation, international climate finance, an interest in synergies between mitigation and adaptation policy, and a demonstrated ability to synthesize research results into actionable policy recommendations.  Familiarity with the Green Climate Fund and modes of access to climate finance is highly desirable.

Consultant for Comparative Study of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives in PeruCIFORPeru11/30/2017

In 2009, CIFOR started a multi-donor funded Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS-REDD+) in 12 countries. GCS-REDD+ is a multi-year global comparative research project on first and second-generation REDD+ activities in selected countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. This third phase of the project consists of 5 modules: policies and measures at the national level (Module 1), assessing the performance of sub-national and private initiatives (Module 2), monitoring, measurement, reporting and verification (MMRV) (Module 3), integrating REDD with development goals at the landscape level (Module 4) and knowledge sharing (Module 5). The overall outcome of the project is: REDD+ policy-makers and practitioner communities have access to and utilize the information, analysis and tools needed to design and implement REDD+ results, create enabling conditions, and assess to which degree REDD+ has delivered carbon- effective, cost-efficient and equitable carbon and non-carbon benefits.

The aim of the research in module 4 is to understand how REDD+ activities and outcomes can be embedded in the broader development agenda. The project will explore multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) aimed at improving land use (e.g. climate mitigation, conservation initiatives, Payment for Environmental Services) to determine what factors affect the equity outcomes for forest-based communities and effectiveness outcomes regarding land use change. Peru is one of four country studies that will inform research on the topic.

Service Provider for Resource Mobilization StrategyThe Table Mountain FundTBD12/01/2017

The Table Mountain Fund seeks to appoint a service provider to compile a Resource Mobilization Strategy. For more information, or to register your interest, contact Kerry Maree, kmaree@wwf.org.za, before 1 December 2017.

Project ManagerCDBHong Kong 12/08/2017

CDP works with the private sector to remove commodity-driven deforestation from global supply chains. This role will develop and deliver a new project to integrate CDP’s existing work addressing deforestation more deeply into Southeast Asia, in particular, Indonesia, by engaging the private sector to implement deforestation-free policies in palm oil supply chains. Successful candidates will be involved in all aspects of the project, including project design and development; working with the private sector in Indonesia and throughout Southeast Asia; developing partnerships throughout the region; and working with CDP’s existing forests and supply chain teams to deliver this unique and innovative project. This role will deliver the first 4 months of work of what is planned to be a multi-year project.

Senior Officer, Forests and REDD+ Business Development Global Green Growth Institute Republic of Korea, Seoul12/13/2017

The Senior Officer provides advice on the use of forest and land resources, forest conservation methods and practices to increase the financial output of forests over the longer term. S/he develops forest investment project including related carbon credit instruments and transactions as a potential source of finance. The Senior Officer works with country teams to scale such projects results in emission reduction in the forest sector and ecological integrity at jurisdictional scale.

Postdoctoral ResearcherThe Senckenberg Gesellschaft für NaturforschungFrankfurt, Germany12/17/2017

The successful candidate will work on the EU-funded project “Essential Variables Workflows for Resource Efficiency and Environmental Management (GEOEssential)”.  During the research, the candidate will do extensive analysis of SDGs, IPBES, CBD and other relevant sets of indicators, analyze   the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and its tools to discover access, and process EO data suitable for the selected indicators,  develop workflows and processing services to use Copernicus Land Monitoring Services to drive and evaluate, biodiversity (e.g. distribution, richness) and ecosystem service models (e.g. carbon, crops, and forestry),  formalize processing services and workflows + annotation and documentation, ​contribute to a future strategy for maximizing the application of Copernicus products for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, ​prepare scientific publications and discussion of the results at national and international conferences, ​and support the workpackage leaders with the management and administration tasks. 

Senior policy analyst/policy analyst for Climate & Environmental Governance teamInstitute for European Environmental PolicyBrussels or London12/20/2017

We are looking for candidates with either 5 or more years’ experience on climate or environmental governance issues, or less experience (but strong expertise). Successful candidates will be closely involved in some of IEEP’s key contract work, including a major assessment of environmental governance standards across the EU28, and work on improving the focus on climate policy in Future of Europe discussions. Candidates should speak more than one EU language, and have high levels of expertise in EU decision-making.

Business Development and Sourcing Manager Latin AmericaFirst Climate Markets AGLatin America12/31/2017

The Business development and Sourcing Manager will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring the development of Latin American carbon markets and developing related business opportunities for First Climate.
  • Developing and managing a network of business partners in the LatAm region.
  • Developing First Climate’s carbon and green energy sourcing strategy in Latin America with a focus on CERs, VERs, and I-RECs.
  • Engaging with standard bodies and other relevant market stakeholders.
Two open positions on data assimilation and ocean modelingCentro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici Bologna, Italy 12/31/2017

The primary purpose of this position is to perform research, development, and assessment of the variational data assimilation system currently used at CMCC for reanalyses and operational forecasting. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be asked to guide the research to operations transitions of the developed data assimilation systems.

Sustainable charcoal consultancy in East AfricaThe Nature Conservancy East Africa01/02/2018

The Nature Conservancy is seeking proposals for a consultancy to conduct a study on the economics, policy and investment opportunities for sustainable charcoal in East Africa.

Adaptation Finance FellowshipFrankfurt school of finance and management Frankfurt, Germany 01/31/2018

Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding young professionals who will be selected by Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), supported by an advisory committee of internationally recognized experts in the field of climate adaptation and climate finance.

Kleinhans Fellowship For Community Forestry ResearchRainforest AllianceLatin America02/28/2018

The Rainforest Alliance has a long history of working with forest communities that have established their own locally managed enterprises, providing them with training and technical assistance on sustainable forestry practices, value-added processing, business administration, market access and more. Recognizing that sound scientific inquiry can help to guide technical assistance for local development, our Kleinhans Fellowship supports research that seeks solutions to the challenges faced by the community forestry model.

The fellowship provides funds for research that is oriented toward solving real-world problems as defined by CFEs. Moreover, the planning, implementation and dissemination of research results will be carried out in participatory manner to ensure that it has practical value for communities and helps to inform their action plans.

The Kleinhans Fellowship provides a two-year stipend of 20,000 USD per year to support research that addresses one of the following topics:

  1. Markets for lesser-known species and non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Most community forestry products are unlikely to reach international markets, but domestic markets in many tropical forest countries are being flooded with illegal wood products, making it hard for legitimate operations—especially CFEs—to compete. The absence of markets for lesser-known species and NTFPs further impedes optimal forest management and is a critical hurdle that must be overcome if CFEs are to become economically viable. The fellowship supports research that systematically documents and analyzes the creation and maintenance of domestic markets for diversified forest products, helps determine what drives success and recommends future actions.
  2. Biodiversity management practices. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest management standard requires practices that conserve biodiversity, such as the protection of High Conservation Value Forests and the creation of riparian buffers. The Kleinhans Fellowship supports research that explores the feasibility of implementing such practices at the community level and their effects on the economic viability of CFEs.
  3. Social organization and governance. Technical assistance programs are often limited in their ability to invest in organizational capacity building. The fellowship supports research that investigates modes of social organization and highlights both problems and innovative, replicable solutions for CFE governance. Topics of interest include equitable participation and transparency in decision-making and benefit-sharing; human resource management and business training; and governance aspects such as CFE bylaws, compliance and legal status.
  4. Multi-community enterprises. Without access to financing, CFEs often get mired in debt, are beholden to high-risk, high-cost lenders and cannot invest in developing their businesses. CFEs are often encouraged to work together to aggregate supply, invest collectively and access financing, but it can be difficult to put these strategies into practice. The fellowship supports research that examines multi-community enterprises, documents and analyzes their successes and failures, and makes recommendations for future investment in the development of such ventures.

The Rainforest Alliance is most interested in research that could potentially be applied to the ongoing work of our TREES program which trains communities and small- and medium-sized enterprises to harvest and manufacture forest and non-timber forest products in a sustainable manner, and market these goods to responsible businesses and consumers around the world. Toward that end, the geographic scope of the Kleinhans Fellowship is restricted to Latin America, with a preference for the following locations:

  • Mexico – states of Chihuahua, Durango, Michoacán, Mexico, Hidalgo, Puebla, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo and Campeche
  • Guatemala – Petén, Verapaces and Western Highlands
  • Honduras – Muskitia region
  • Peru – Madre de Dios and Ucayali regions