|Location||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Date Posted||June 22, 2020|
|Category|| Facility Management |
|Job Type|| Full-time |
- To give a better understanding of the services that bamboo forests, bamboo-based agroforestry can provide to the well-being of nature and humans.
- To raise awareness of the relative importance of bamboo forests to policymakers, program implementers and wider bamboo sector stakeholders.
- To support new opportunities to link bamboo forests with ES markets and carbon markets.
- To provide guidance for decision-makers in understanding user preferences and the relative value that people place on ES.
- Conduct systematic reviews of existing knowledge and relevant policies of ecosystem services from various type of land use.
- Review newly developed CIFOR-INBAR ‘Framework for assessing ecosystem services from bamboo forests’ and apply this framework for carrying this assignment.
- Identify and rank ES (maximum 10 services) that are most important for the District of Moyobamba- Department of San Martin and District of Villarica- Deparrtment of Pasco in Peru.
- Select appropriate methods for assessment of each value.
- Carry out field surveys and interviews with relevant stakeholders.
- Conduct cost-benefit analysis of different ecosystems dominated in the region (must include bamboo forests and bamboo-based agroforests) including input and output/ ha, gross and net income / ha, number of people employed per ha, etc.
- Quantify and qualify the values of key ecosystem services where the information is available from literature and/or primary information.
- Assess ES that bamboo forests and bamboo-based agroforests can perform more effectively in the region.
- Compare ES from bamboo forests and bamboo based-agroforestry with those from other important land uses in the region such as natural forest, planted forest, agricultural crop and grass land.
- Produce a concise paper in two languages, English and Spanish (maximum 25 pages; pictures and supporting information should be in annexes) covering the following areas: objectives, methodology, results, cost-benefit analysis of different ecosystems, comparing ES from different types of ecosystems/land uses, conclusions and recommendations to incorporate into national policy framework.
- Advanced University degree in environmental sciences, forestry, natural resources or closely related technical field
- Excellent knowledge of ES assessment and payment for ES
- Good experience from socio-economic survey, cost-benefit analysis in the Peru Amazonian context
- Familiar with PRA tools and exercises
- Good knowledge and skills of qualitative and quantitative analysis
- Good writing, communication and presentation skills
- Proficient spoken and written English and Spanish
Applications will be accepted until 30 June, 2020. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter demonstrating relevant experience as described in the above job description with filled Application Form (as attached) by email to: email@example.com. Please also indicate your expected fee in the cover letter (total cost including daily fee, travel, food and accommodations during the field interview). Please use “INBAR Job title — NAME” as the subject of the e-mail.
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