To address the needs and challenges of the Asia‐Pacific region, RECOFTC has developed a new strategy (2018-2023) to help local people find solutions together with government, the private sector, development partners, local institutes, academia, media and others. Building on its previous strategic phases, the 2018–2023 Strategic Plan puts people at the center of change, by empowering communities, governments and the private sector with rights, opportunities for dialogue, networking, technical expertise, tools and knowledge. The Center’s results will help nearly 5 million people in and near forest landscapes live more equitably, with dignity and greater empowerment to protect themselves from the injustices of poverty and environmental degradation.
The Center is currently seeking a qualified candidate to work as Senior Program Officer (SPO), Forest Governance, Institutions and Conflict Transformation, to support and implement its new Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023. The SPO will particularly be focused on implementing research, policy dialogue and programmatic activities that fall under Strategic Goal 2: “Governance, Institutions and Conflict Transformation”, but will have to work closely with other SPOs to ensure SG2 work is integrated into all programming. This goal seeks to have the rights of local people in forest landscapes protected, expanded and exercised through collaborative management and dialogue. Local people will be connected with government officials, private sector actors and others who can help them establish land rights, govern more wisely, and resolve conflicts or tensions in their landscapes. Efforts will be closely linked climate change mitigation adaptation and mitigation commitments, principles of gender and social equality, and sustainable livelihoods.
The Senior Program Officer, Governance, Institutions and Conflict Transformation (Strategic Goal (SG2)), will report to the Director of the Program Coordination and Technical Services Unit (PCTS).
Her/his main role is to conduct and coordinate action research, perform analysis and assess best practices at regional, national (in RECOFTC’s focal countries) and landscape levels, on SG2 topics. The results of such analysis must be strategically used for project implementation, policy recommendations, business development and strategic communications. The SPO will also help in the design and delivery of training programs and capacity development exercises related to SG2, supervise staff who focus on SG2, and actively collaborate with other S/POs who provide technical/subject matter content to SG2-focused and other programs. S/he will constantly strive to innovate SG2 thinking and methods and actively look for ways to expand RECOFTC, particularly with respect to its SG2 portfolio.
The Senior Program Officer’s main tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
The Senior Program Officer: Forest Governance, Institution and Conflict Transformation will have the following essential qualifications and experience:
In addition to job specific skills and experience, all of the Center’s staff should possess the following characteristics (including attitudes and skills):