Tag Archives: forest

Internship, Eagle Eye Institute

Eagle Eye Institute is offering a summer internship opportunity assisting with the organization and implementation of Eagle Eye’s proven Learn About ForestsTM Program and stewardship projects for urban youth from the Somerville, Medford and Boston. The Learn About Forests day includes forest exploration, teambuilding, two instruction periods taught by natural resource professionals, a stewardship project and dinner around a campfire. After the trip, youth participate in an urban stewardship project in their own neighborhood, often of their own choosing.

See the following document for more information and to apply: Eagle Eye Inst. Internship.

Project Director, US Forest Service (Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana)

As a part of a broader and multi-partner conservation effort along the coasts of Ghana, USFS is working with the Government of Ghana and USAID to design and implement a coastal forest landscape conservation project in the six coastal Districts of the Western Region of Ghana.  This Coastal Sustainable Landscapes (SL) project will contribute to moving Ghana into a low greenhouse gas emissions, high carbon sequestration development pathway in the land use sector.  Activities under this program will be strategic and transformative and contribute to the Ghanaian national strategic process that is currently addressing climate change. Learn more.  Please contact Adam Welti with questions. Email: ajwelti@fs.fed.us

Consultant, WWF (Various locations)

Deadline: Nov 29, 2013

WWF-UK are recruiting a consultant for a research study: Improving our understanding of illegal logging: A study into timber trade flows, actors and impacts of illegal logging. The purpose of the study to describe and analyze for each of the five project countries (Colombia, Ghana, Central African Republic, Malaysia and Indonesia) and for all of them together: Timber trade flows: The impacts of illegal logging. Stakeholders and actors in the illegal logging and timber trade and how they can be motivated to support actions to decrease illegal logging and timber trade.Visit the WWF website.

Legal Consultant, UN REDD Program (Rome, Italy)

DEADLINE: Nov 13, 2013

The UN-REDD Programme is looking for a consultant to support its activities in the field of legal preparedness for REDD+. The position is based in Rome and will involve frequent travel to developing countries. The duration of the consultancy is six months, extendable. For more information, and to apply, contact: emelyne.cheney@fao.org and/or francesca.felicanirobles@fao.org

Int’l Forestry and Climate Change Specialist, Asian Development Bank (Phillipines)

Term: 8 months, with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding availability; Experience level: At least 5 years of experience in climate change focusing on REDD+ and sustainable forest management; Special requirement: In-depth knowledge of REDD+ frameworks, programs, policies, and standard. Learn more.

Program Manager, Yale Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry (CT)

Program on Private Forests, 18 month Term Position, potential for extension if funding is available. In this new position, the program manager will primarily be responsible for “Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively (TELE),” a program of the Global Institute. This program is being significantly expanded thanks to a grant from the USDA Forest Service.  Learn more.

Campaign Director, Dogwood Alliance (NC)

Dogwood Alliance, a dynamic and innovative organization that has increased protection for millions of acres of forests in the Southern US through transforming the business practices of some of the world’s largest corporations, seeks a full-time Campaign Director for the Our Forests Aren’t Fuel Campaign. This position is senior-level, requiring a high degree of professional leadership, accountability, management, communications, strategic planning, advocacy, negotiation skills and is based in Asheville, NC. Learn more/apply.

Manager for Forests and Climate Change, World Wildlife Fund (Washington, D.C.)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Manager for Forest & Climate Change. Under the supervision of the Director, the Knowledge Sharing & Learning (KS&L) Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the Forest and Climate Programme’s (FCP) KS&L strategy and work plans, ensuring that these align with and support the FCP’s overarching strategy and learning framework in ways that influence REDD+ policy, finance and implementation. Learn more.

Project Manager, EcoDev (Myanmar)

EcoDev is a leading Environmental NGO based in Myanmar since 1999, which has been implementing projects nationwide and engaging in policy dialogue. Currently Myanmar has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. Between 1990 and 2005, Burma lost an average of 466,000 hectares of forest per year – or 18% of its total forest area. For more information please refer to Vacancy announcement or email directly at tony.r.neil@gmail.com.

Project Manager/Senior Associate, World Resources Institute (Washington, D.C.)

The Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI) is a project housed in WRI’s Institutions and Governance Program (IGP). However, as a cross topic project (forests, governance, and climate) we work closely with our colleagues both in other projects in IGP and across the institute, including in the People and Ecosystems Program and in the Climate and Energy Program. Learn more/apply.