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Scientist Forest and Adaptation to Climate Change in West Af, CIFOR, Burkina Faso

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ACFAO is a three year FFEM-funded project of CIFOR, implemented in Mali and Burkina Faso. The primary goal of the project is to contribute to mainstreaming ecosystem based adaptation into national development policies and projects. The Scientist will report to the CIFOR West Africa Regional Coordinator and the Coordinator of the ACFAO project.

JobTitleScientist Forest and Adaptation to Climate Change in West Af
CompanyCIFOR, Bogor Barat, Indonesia
Company ProfileThe Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human well being, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.

Our research and expert analysis help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement.

We envision a world where:

* forests are high on the political agenda
* people recognize the value of forests for maintaining livelihoods and ecosystems
* decisions that influence forests and the people that depend on them are based on solid science and principles of good governance, and reflect the perspectives of developing countries and forest-dependent people.
Categoryenvironment | nature conservation | science
RegionWest Africa | Burkina Faso
Duration12 months
Job Description Analysing the role of national level institutions in shaping social vulnerability to climate change and facilitating adaptation of rural people in Burkina Faso;
Analysing sub-/national institutions, policy networks and processes related to forest management, forest based environmental services, and climate change adaptation and mitigation in Burkina Faso;
Mainstreaming climate adaptation and mitigation into national policies of Burkina Faso;
Undertaking any other relevant research in the context of both mitigation and adaptation science as it relates to forest management and forest based ecosystem services;
Strengthening and managing national partnerships;
Contributing to maintain a science policy dialogue;
Contributing to the development of research proposals;
Writing reports and publications for international peer reviewed journals;
Contributing to communication activities (blogs, website, briefs, science policy dialogue, event organisation
Education (min)University PhD
Language (min)English | Kiswahili | French
Advert Datestarted on 18 Feb 2013 | ending on 19 Apr 2013