World Agroforestry Centre Senior Expert – Environmental Law and Policy Jobs Kenya

World Agroforestry Centre JobsWorld Agroforestry Centre Senior Expert – Environmental Law and Policy Jobs 2022 Kenya: Currently the World Agroforestry Centre is hiring employees for their upcoming projects vacancy for the Senior Expert – Environmental Law and Policy position. Now for all Kenyan NGO job seekers, it’s a great opportunity to work with World Agroforestry Centre.

World Agroforestry Centre Senior Expert – Environmental Law and Policy Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on April 01, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by April 08, 2022.

Organization Name World Agroforestry Centre
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted April 01, 2022
Closing Date April 08, 2022
Position Senior Expert – Environmental Law and Policy
Total Vacancy 01
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

World Agroforestry Centre Senior Expert – Environmental Law and Policy Jobs 2022

The World Agroforestry Centre seeks suitable applicants for the position below at the Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Education: A PhD. in law, environmental law, international law and policy, and natural resources management (land, forestry, biodiversity etc.).
  • Experience: Minimum 7 years.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: Nairobi.
  • Industry: Research.
  • Job Opening ID: 509.
  • Job Category: Internationally Recruited Staff.
  • Terms of offer: This is a Global Recruited position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive. remuneration in international currency commensurate with skills and experience.
  • City: Nairobi.
  • Duty Station: English.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • A PhD. in law, environmental law, international law and policy, and natural resources management (land, forestry, biodiversity etc.).
  • 7 years’ experience in development of legal and policy documents in the environment sector within an international research organization, university or development agency.
  • An excellent understanding of the political, institutional and policy landscape relevant to Congo Basin countries decision making processes and law/policy development (essential).
  • Record of contribution to complex legal and policy analysis and strategic thinking in advocacy or legal analysis (essential).
  • Specialization in policy formulation, implementation and institutional capacities development with good comprehension about the formalization of small-scale timber value chain, sustainable land use and development of governance framework for data sharing (essential).
  • Experience engaging in and informing national, regional and international policy processes.
  • Experience of effective interaction with policy makers, donors, communities, civil society organizations, private sector.
  • Experience in developing scientific reports and policy and/or communication products.
  • Experience in proposal development/writing, partnership management fundraising.
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, with substantial time in Africa, particularly in field positions, is desirable.

Job Description:


  • Co-lead at least one project ensuring proper project management including timely project deliverables (staff, trainings, synthesis, tools, publications) and reporting as mandated by donor.
  • Maintain cordial and effective communications with the project donor, notably the European Commission.
  • Build and develop partnerships with forest institutions in implementing countries, regional bodies (IGAD, SADC, EAC) and ongoing initiatives (OFAC, GMES, BIOPAMA).
  • Maintain and develop relationships with research, development and boundary partners involved in the implementation of relevant projects.


  • Carry out legal research and analysis, critically analyses laws, legislative proposals and policy proposals relevant to SADC, EAC and ECCAS. There will be a special focus on data sharing policies, forest and environmental policies, intra-African timber trade, private standards and sustainable timber value chains.
  • Carry out legal research and analysis of customary tenure systems and small-scale timber value chain, leading to an improved regulation framework of artisanal timber and tenure system in Cameroon and DRC.
  • Design, coordinate and monitor the implementation of research activities in existing projects (notably, OFESA, RiOFAC and SILM).
  • Oversee the development of a governance framework for data sharing endorsed by national forestry agencies in OFESA implementing countries.
  • Oversee data analysis to generate information and understand the implications of the data, leading to preliminary on-line publications and analyses of relevant topics selected among a list agreed upon by participating countries and the EU.
  • Coordinate the development of a 2023 synthesis report on the State of Forests in Eastern Africa focusing on key topics such as the status of restoration initiatives, deforestation/degradation of the water towers of East Africa.
  • Support design and implementation of evaluation missions for EC SILM projects located in Francophone Africa
  • Develop and distribute communication materials leading to enhanced awareness of the OFESA use and potentials, and informed decision making of national forest agencies, policy makers and other actors on the state of forests in Eastern Africa and Southern Africa.
  • Contribute to develop tenure and forest landscape restoration tools resulting in a widespread adoption of FLR practices with improvements in sustainable land management practices and food security.
  • Author technical reports, working papers, briefing notes, communication material and peer-reviewed journal articles relevant to VFI research themes.

Capacity building

  • Provide technical and policy guidance to national and regional partners, local experts, government representatives, local communities, civil society’s organizations and private sector in order to support them in their responsibilities vis-à-vis international pledges and obligations (e.g. FLEGT, REDD+, etc.)
  • Contribute to develop and implement the capacity building program through workshops and learning forums to raise capacity in, and awareness of the benefits of data sharing.
  • Provide technical support to EC SILM projects, with emphasis on projects in Francophone African, ensuring productive working relations with implementing partners are forged
  • Contribute to the development and distribution of Training/knowledge products Support the supervision of partners, consultants and interns involved in the implementation of the targeted projects
  • Provide targeted technical support to stakeholders participating in projects activities.

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