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Two Junior Professionals for the EU REDD Facility at the EFI Policy Advice Office, Barcelona, Spain

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Spain (North) - Europe
Town/City Barcelona
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 02/04/2012
Company Name European Forest Institute
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Directory Entry : The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an international organisation established by European States.
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The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an international organisation with 23 European member countries, and over 120 Associate Member institutions. EFI’s Headquarters is located in Joensuu, Finland. EFI has several Regional Offices across Europe, a FLEGT office (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is establishing an office in Brussels.

EFI hosts the EU FLEGT Facility and the EU REDD Facility, which support partner countries, the European Commission, EU Delegations and EU Member States in the implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan and REDD+ activities.

The EU FLEGT Facility supports efforts to combat illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber. It works with timber producing and exporting countries to develop appropriate systems to ensure the legal trade and export of timber products, aiming to address forest governance failures. The Facility currently works in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Facility provides this support through technical assistance in the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) processes and other equivalent arrangements, through facilitation of dialogue between the EU and timber exporting countries and other forms of cooperation.

The EU REDD Facility provides support to the development of REDD+ policies and actions. It assists both the EU and developing countries in this context. Important work areas include building the necessary capacities of developing countries, supporting forest governance reform and providing advice for the development of EU-financed REDD+ related actions. The Facility builds synergies with FLEGT VPA processes where relevant, including taking lessons from the FLEGT Action Plan or other sustainable approaches to addressing the drivers of deforestation outside the forest sector.

EFI is looking for two highly motivated Junior Professionals to join its REDD Team and contribute to the work of the EU REDD Facility.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Junior Professionals will contribute to the implementation of the activities carried out by the EU REDD Facility in REDD+ countries and at European and international level. These include the preparation and realisation of expert missions in focal countries of the EU REDD Facility, currently Democratic Republic of Congo, Guyana, Indonesia, Republic of Congo and Vietnam;contributions to the preparation, organisation, implementation, management, supervision, and follow-up of activities developed by the EU REDD Facility in these countries; collection, analysis and compilation of information to support the work of the EU REDD Facility; preparation of reports, communication outputs, such as information briefs, guidance notes, policy briefs, website and other publications related to the work and activities of the EU REDD Facility; support to the leader and team of the EU REDD Facility in the delivery of its strategy and work plan. The Junior professionals will report to the REDD+ Team Leader.


·MSc or higher university degree in forestry and/or natural resource management, governance, development cooperation, policy science or a related and suitable field.

·Minimum of 1 year of experience in the REDD+ and/or FLEGT fields and related initiatives.

·Excellent communication skills and solid writing, reporting and organisation skills.

·Proficiency in English and French is required, Spanish and/or Portuguese skills are an asset.

·Good interpersonal skills and proven intercultural competence with demonstrated ability of acting in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, international teams environments.

·Creative and open mind-set able to think and act in tactically and strategically complex situations.

·Experience in working in a developing country and/or multi-lateral and/or EU context is required.

Duty station and travel

The Junior Professionals will be based at the EU REDD Facility at the EFI Policy Advice Office in Barcelona, Spain, with frequent travel to Brussels and REDD+ countries, mainly in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Employment conditions

The Junior Professionals will be EFI staff members. EFI offers a competitive benefits and salary package.

Interested candidates are requested to send an application letter and CV by 2 April 2012, using our online application form. If it is not possible for you to apply online please send your application to: Human Resources Office, EFI, email: efi.hr@efi.int.

For more information about the positions please contact Ms Valérie Merckx, REDD+ Team Leader, FLEGT and REDD Unit, phone +34 627 96 66 68, email:valerie.merckx@efi.int

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