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Forest and Climate Change Consultant

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Austria - Europe
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 28/02/2015
Company Name Osterreichische Bundesforste AG
Contact Name Gerda Handl
Telephone (+43 2231) 600-5510
Fax (+43 2231) 600-5509
Website Further Details / Applications
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The international consulting department of the Austrian Federal Forests is offering a fulltime position for a Forest and Climate Change Consultant based in Purkersdorf near Vienna, Austria.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project acquisition: preparation of expression of interests, project proposals, technical and financial offers, managing partner cooperation and staff selection,
  • Active networking with partner, clients, associated experts and relevant stakeholders
  • Active participation in business & strategic development: Conceptual inputs; market analysis and research; identification/evaluation of new business ideas
  • Project delivery: Carrying out short-term and medium-term consultancy missions, providing high-quality strategic advice, technical assistance and capacity building / training to our clients
  • Project management, backstopping of projects, monitoring and quality control, ensure timely and high quality reporting, handling of contracts and financial controlling

Qualification, skills and experience:

  • Advanced university degree in forestry or related discipline
  • at least 3 years of post-graduate working experience
  • Project experience in an international environment / in developing countries is mandatory
  • Familiarity with the policies and instruments of multilateral and bilateral donors active in forest and natural resource management sector
  • Previous experience in the consultancy business is an asset
  • Familiarity with the international policy negotiations (UNFCCC) related to REDD+ and best practices on LULUCF (IPCC-GPG), relevant methodologies and carbon standards
  • Understanding of pertinent sector issues such as good governance, FLEGT, land and tree tenure, organisational development, co-management, benefit-sharing modalities, social and environmental safeguards (FPIC), biodiversity monitoring, socio-economics etc.
  • Eerience in the certification and auditing (validation, verification) of forest and climate change projects is an asset.
  • Technical skills in conducting terrestrial forest inventories and the application of Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS technologies and modelling of GHG emissions is an asset
  •  Team player with independent working style and good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication, presentation as well as analytic and report writing skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively and work abroad (about 3-4 months per year)
  • Flexibility, ability to work independently and to deliver under time pressure
  • Working knowledge of English and a second foreign language (French, Spanish);
    for international applicants: intermediate knowledge of or willingness to learn German is expected

Our offer:

  • Employment by a leading European state forest organization
  • International environment and the possibility to work abroad
  • Competitive, performance-based salary and attractive remuneration package
  • Support to career development, tutoring and professional training


Information according to Austrian laws: The annual remuneration for this position starts at EUR 45.500; overpayment according to qualification and experience is possible.



Please send your application including your CV to Ms. Gerda Handl until February, 28th 2015.

Please relate your application to the reference number SC_FCC_OeBf_2015


Gerda Handl
Österreichische Bundesforste AG Consulting
Pummergasse 10-12, 3002 Purkersdorf, Austria
consulting-jobs [AT] bundesforste [.] at


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