TitleOrganizationLocationDeadlineDescriptionExternal website link
Head of Administration and Human ResourcesICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (World Secretariat)Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany10/15/2017

The successful candidate will act as leader of the Administration team within the ICLEI World Secretariat, including all related staff and team management responsibilities. Furthermore, head of administration and human resources is responsible for planning, managing, supervising and monitoring of all tasks and responsibilities being allocated to the Administration team.

Biodiversity Economics ProfessorLeipzig UniversityLeipzig, Germany10/15/2017

The Faculty of Economics and Management Science of Leipzig University is seeking a W3-Professorship in “Biodiversity Economics.”

Candidates should have a strong track record in economic theory and quantitative methods with a visible profile in biodiversity economics, addressing both compositional and functional aspects of biodiversity. Research topics may include economic-ecological scenario modeling, decision-support methods and integrated assessment models investigating the link between the economy and biodiversity change, valuation of the multiple roles of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning and of the relational values of biodiversity, financing mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, and evolutionary economics. A strong record in interdisciplinary research and willingness to engage with colleagues in both natural and social sciences at iDiv and with stakeholders at the sciencesociety interface are essential. Applicants should have an outstanding record in publications and third-party funding, experience in project coordination, and a successful teaching record including supervision of PhD students.

Candidates are expected to contribute to the Bachelor and Master Programs offered by the Faculty of Economics and Management Science with a minimum of 4 hours per week during the term. In addition, they are also expected to contribute significantly to the curriculum of iDiv’s graduate school yDiv. We also expect that the candidates have the potential to attract collaborative research grants on topics bridging biodiversity research and economics.

Risk Specialist Green Climate Fund Songdo, Incheon, Korea10/15/2017

The Risk Specialist will be responsible for providing financial analysis of the funding proposals to evaluate risk. The Specialist will prepare assessments of the funding proposals based on their findings to help make decisions and for providing updates to the business functions and senior management team – a particular focus will be on the financial soundness of the projects and the ability to justify concessionality on size, pricing, tenor, instruments, and subordination. The Specialist will also be responsible for maintaining and promoting risk-rating models and other analytical tools for assessing concessionality.

Climate Change SpecialistInter-American Development Bank (IDB)Washington D.C., US10/17/2017

The Bank seeks a Climate Change Specialist to work in partnership with stakeholders across the IDB-Group and Latin America and the Caribbean to provide technical leadership in the management of climate-related issues in bank operations, build internal and external understanding of climate change related opportunities and risks, and design and implement policy and financial approaches towards transformation toward low-carbon and climate-resilient development with a particular focus on sustainable infrastructure.

Technical CoordinatorMinistry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and ImmigrationBelmopan, Cayo, Belize10/17/2017

The overall objective of the assignment is to manage the technical and operational aspects of the REDD+ Readiness Preparation activities on a day-to-day basis.  The REDD+ Technical Coordinator will be supervised by the REDD+ Program Director and, in the absence of the Program Director, reports directly to the CEO of the MAFFESDI. He/she will supervise the consultant team hired under the project.

Programme Director - REDD+ Readiness ProjectMinistry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and ImmigrationBelmopan, Cayo, Belize10/17/2017

The main task of programme director is to lead the implementation of REDD+ Readiness Preparation activities and to coordinate REDD+ activities across Belize’s sectors at the policy and decision-making level.

International ConsultantUNDPHome-based with the possibility of missions within Africa region 10/19/2017

The Consultant shall work in close coordination with the project country teams in Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Sudan. The consultant will adhere to National procedures for development and adoption of National guidelines, regulations, policies and legislative mechanisms. The consultant will take in due account the proposed “guidance for the drafting of a methodology to access TK related to Genetic Resources for research purposes, to ensure its protection, and to undertake national TK inventories” that will be provided by the Global ABS Project Team.

International Consultant: Communications ExpertUNDP GEFHome-based with limited travel10/20/2017

The Consultant will be home-based working under the supervision of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project Manager with limited missions to the regional/global meetings and UN offices

Deputy DirectorGlobal Green Growth InstituteRepublic of Korea, Seoul10/25/2017

Deputy director, As a senior member of the Management Team, s/he shapes vision and strategy together with stakeholders and provides strategic leadership to GGGI’s overall business.

GCF ConsultantAcclimatise LtdOxford, England, UK10/29/2017

The consultant will be responsible to identify and design investment-grade adaptation projects and programmes for submission to the GCF and other climate funds by our clients. The consultant is expected to help our clients to access GCF readiness funding to develop and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)and other adaptation/resilience processes. Furthermore, the consultant should take a proactive role in business development identifying opportunities, proposal writing, management of the delivery of winning bids and other related activities.

Senior Project ManagerAcclimatise Ltd.Oxford, England, UK10/31/2017

The senior project manager responsibilities will involve technical and team leadership, and financial management of projects. Identify opportunities, assemble project teams, develop proposals and win contracts. Lead multi-disciplinary teams and subcontractors for the successful delivery of our international projects. Take an active role in business development, securing new contracts and expanding our client base in key segments.

Business Development and Sourcing Manager Latin AmericaFirst Climate Markets AGLatin America tbd12/31/2017

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.

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