The Global Lead Sustainable Forest Management advises and supports our strategy on sustainable forest management. He/she will work to partner with and support Rainforest Alliance regional teams in Asia, Africa and Latin America to:
- Demonstrate the social, ecological and economic viability of sustainable forest management activities in Rainforest Alliance priority landscapes, especially those that are community led;
- Improve governance, forest management and enterprise administration capacities among partner communities and smallholder forest enterprises;
- Serve as the technical lead on issues related to sustainable forest management and support field projects and teams across the regions and programmes.
He/she will also work closely with regional counterparts working on community forest enterprise development, helping to further expand Community Forest Enterprises within the priority landscapes.
The Global Lead Sustainable Forest Management will be part of the Environment team where he/she will work together with the Global Leads on Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change, and a team of other experts supporting Rainforest Alliance globally. Responsibilities will include supporting a number of new and ongoing projects in Cameroon, Democratic Republic Congo, Guatemala, Indonesia and Mexico that aim to protect forests with high biodiversity value and provide important environmental or cultural services through increased forest governance and economic value of the forests to communities. The focus is on co-management of protected areas with local communities and indigenous people, promoting the rational and sustainable use of natural resources in and outside protected areas by local communities while ensuring sustainability.
Commensurate with experience.
Only candidates authorized to work in (Amsterdam, NY, London, Central Africa (Cameroon/DRC) or South East Asia) will be considered
The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.
Please send your application (max. 1 page motivation, max 2 page resume) no later than December 6, 2019 to email@example.com mentioning "Global Lead Sustainable Forest Management" in the subject line. For questions about this position, please contact Estelle Augustyn HR Generalist / Recruiter via +31 20 5308000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.