The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking a senior professional with strong leadership and international research experience to lead EFI’s Resilience Programme.
The programme addresses the need for new interdisciplinary knowledge as a basis for effective, integrated policies and land-use strategies. The following topics are a priority:
- The impacts of global change and related risks on forests, and the strategies to enhance and restore their capacity to adapt and provide forest ecosystem services and products.
- Strategies and management practices to enhance biodiversity in a rapidly changing environment, considering different regional and socio-economic settings.
- Strategies and management practices to enhance the role of forests and trees in increasing the resilience of rural areas to climate change, including a better understanding of agroforestry.
- The role of urban forestry, nature based solutions and wood construction in developing climate smart cities, better rural-urban interfaces and enhancing health and wellbeing in urban areas.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Leading EFI’s Resilience Programme according to EFI strategy and plans.
- Fundraising and further developing an excellent interdisciplinary team of international researchers to address existing and emerging scientific and policy questions within the thematic area of resilience.
- Communicating with donors, stakeholders and media.
- Coordinating resilience related activities within EFI Units.
- Networking within EFI member organisations and other stakeholders.
EFI is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated confidentially.
Interested candidates are requested to send (in English) a CV including copies of academic degree certificates/diplomas with a motivation letter by 6th January 2020.