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Senior Scientist Forestry/ Deputy Country Coordinator Cameroon( Readvertised)

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a:

Senior Scientist Forestry/ Deputy Country Coordinator Cameroon

( Readvertised‘those who previously applied do not need to apply again’)


To provide leadership on forestry research in central Africa and promote impact of CIFOR-ICRAF work on decision making and practices related to the management of forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin. Act as deputy to the country coordinator.

Summary of responsibilities

  1. Project management, including budgeting, expenditure management, reporting, supervision of project staff: lead the management of projects with an aggregated budget of more than EUR 15 million (RESSAC, OFAC-CE and CAFI Congo)
  2. Leadership role in Science-Policy dialogue: provide leadership to the scientific and academic college of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), the Network for Forestry Research in central Africa (R2FAC) and the Congo Basin Science Initiative.
  3. Leadership role in the promotion of impact of CIFOR-ICRAF research in multiple countries: Interact with governments and regional bodies in charge of forest policy and decision making to improve the management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.
  4. Produce scientific and policy publications to advance African and tropical forest ecosystems management.
  5. Fund raising: lead the development of proposals.


  • PhD in forestry.
  • At least 15 years of research-development experience in the domain of sustainable forest and natural resource management in Central Africa.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management, including financial management, partner relations and supervision of staff.

Personal attributes and competencies:

  • Networking capacity.
  • Capacity to interact with policy makers and private sector.
  • Proven capacity in proposal writing and fundraising.
  • Capacity to lead multidisciplinary teams.
  • Track record of leading cross-regional activities for disseminating research outcomes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both French and English.
  • Record of scientific publications.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Globally Recruited position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience.
  • The duty station will be Yaoundé, Cameroon.
  • Those who previously applied do not need to apply again.

How to apply

Go to http://worldagroforestry.org/working-for-icraf/vacancies

  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations,
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae,
  • The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone and email addresses.
  • The application deadline is 18 June 2024.
  • We will acknowledge all applications but will only contact short-listed candidates.

CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

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