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Reference number: 2377
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Consultancy
Duty station: Remote
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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a




The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) was first launched in 2013 by CIFOR with core partners including UNEP, the World Bank, and the Government of Germany. Meaningful engagement of youth and other typically marginalized stakeholders was a cornerstone of GLF’s operation from the beginning.

Today, the GLF is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on sustainable land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement.

Building on a decade of successful conferencing during which we achieved the mainstreaming of the landscape approach the GLF has evolved to five innovation areas each set up to contribute to strengthening and enabling decentralized local action towards ecosystem restoration and sustainable development. These include: 1) Creating a Digital Knowledge Commons (having reached a billion people in 185 countries); 2) Pioneering Youth Leadership (60,000, 160 countries); 3) GLF Learning Program (Landscape Academy (18,000 learners); 4) GLF Investment Case, sustainable finance, and value chains, and 5) GLFx and GLF Communities of Practice. GLFx, is our program to decentralize the Forum to create community led GLF chapters, and communities of practice, that are designed to carry out restoration and other activities (including advocacy) on the ground while creating a learning hub at the national and subnational level.

GLF is supported by its Charter Members, 33 leading sustainable development organisations who invest in and co-create activities on the GLF platform and offer opportunities for intergenerational learning and exchange.

GLF is a place where a farmer can inform action, pathways, and policies; where international organizations can learn from the private sector and vice versa; and where CEOs, community leaders, communicators and scientists can share, learn, connect, and act together.

From building the investment case for sustainable landscapes, to conserving and restoring peatlands, to supporting restoration in Africa, GLF has been at the cutting edge in hosting and facilitating all manner of discussions to accelerate positive action for people, for the environment, and for the achievement of global climate and SDGs.


Duties and responsibilities


The GLF Moderator hosts and moderates GLF activities online, both internally (workshops, training sessions) and externally (GLF Live streamed conversations, Global Landscapes Forum events and sessions). This consultancy position combines strong facilitation and people skills, strong presentation skills, project management capability and understanding of broadcasting, online event production, communications, and marketing.

Scope of the Assignment:

  • Identifying partners, speakers, and timely topics for GLF conversations and outreach purposes
  • Moderation and facilitation of GLF’s live-streamed conversations online, event sessions both online and onsite
  • Develop detailed reports capturing the key messages and lessons learnt from the event sessions and contribute to event reports.
  • Project management, moderation, and facilitation of series of training sessions online together with the broader team and training experts
  • Support in preparing communications content and/or copy for the website and marketing, social media and other outreach purposes as needed.


Education, knowledge and experience

• Degree in sustainability, communications, journalism or another relevant field, or equivalent working experience.
• Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken.
• Proven proficiency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, or Arabic an advantage.
• A minimum of 3 years of experience in digital communications, broadcasting, facilitation, or event facilitation.
• Excellent understanding of different communication formats and channels and strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media, sustainability networks and actors

Terms and conditions

• This is a consultancy position.
• The period of the consultancy is 1 (one) year.
• Work location: Remote.
To apply, please visit our career site at:
To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: CIFOR-ICRAF promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged.
CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 Jan 2024
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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