Consultant to Support the Implementation of COMIFAC’s Convergence Plan, Consultant pour appuyer la mise en œuvre du plan de convergence de la COMIFAC, Yaoundé, The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Consultant to Support the Implementation of COMIFAC’s Convergence Plan, Consultant pour appuyer la mise en œuvre du plan de convergence de la COMIFAC, Yaoundé, The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Reference number: 2216

Job status: In-progress

Job category: Consultancy

Duty station: Yaoundé, Cameroon

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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Consultant to Support the Implementation of COMIFAC’s Convergence Plan


The Renforcement et Institutionnalisation de l’Observatoire des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale (RIOFAC) is funded by the European Union through the ECOFAC 6 program. The RIOFAC project is implemented by a consortium (CIFOR, CIRAD, FRMi, UCL) led by CIFOR. The project was the subject of an amendment which increased its budget by one million Euros.

CIFOR – ICRAF within the framework of the RIOFAC project and will provides, an additional support to the Commission of the Forests of Central Africa (COMIFAC) in the implementation of its Convergence Plan, and to be the bridge between COMIFAC and Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). This support concerns the development of new project concept notes, and the preparation of terms of reference for a set of new studies commissioned by COMIFAC.

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Duties and responsibilities

The general objective is to provide additional technical support to COMIFAC for the development of new project concept notes and the preparation of new studies.

Under the guidance of the Regional Convener for Central Africa and Deputy Executive Secretary (DES) of COMIFAC who the Technical Coordinator of the organization is Also, the consultant will Perform the following tasks:

  • Assist COMIFAC in the implementation of its convergence plan
  • Prepare terms of reference for studies initiated by COMIFAC
  • Develop concept notes for new project ideas identified by COMIFAC
  • Assist COMIFAC in its relationship with potential donors
  • Assist COMIFAC in the maintenance of relationships with ECCAS

Education, knowledge and experience

Hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in a discipline related to natural resource management, fundraising, Project management and climate change

Have a minimum of 8 years of experience in similar fields

Have specific knowledge of the context in Central Africa

Have proven experience as a consultant for sub – regional and international organizations

Have a proven ability to write concepts notes of projects, to elaborate projects and write technical reports

Capacity to work in French and English or other COMIFAC working languages.

Personal attributes and competencies

Ability to collaborate with technical and non-technical teams

Critical thinker with problem-solving skills

Good time management skills

Great interpersonal and communication skills

Terms and conditions

This is a consultancy position

Period of the consultancy is expected to be April – September 2022 To apply, please visit our career site at: and To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: and CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Application process

The application deadline is 23 Mar-2022

We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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