Monday, July 14, 2008


Please distribute widely


Yale University's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) seeks
outstanding candidates for the Deanship of the School. F&ES is more than a
century old, and recognized worldwide as a leading institution for forestry,
environmental science, industrial environmental management, environmental
policy, environmental social science, and related fields, teaching and research
being carried out by nearly 40 academic faculty and frequent distinguished
visitors. The School will move into Kroon Hall, designed as a LEED-platinum
building, at the end of 2008.

F&ES has a widely-acclaimed doctoral program and a large Master's program (one
of the oldest in the country in this field), and it shares coordination of Yale
College's new undergraduate Environmental Studies major. The school has a
global orientation, as reflected in its involvement in a number of areas of
global research and its active recruitment of international students, who
comprise nearly one-third of the student body.

F&ES plays a central role in Yale University's widely recognized activities in
environmental scholarship, education, and operations. Yale's Office of
Sustainability is internationally recognized as a leader in these areas, and the
University is among the few organizations of any kind to have made a firm
commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to pre-1990 levels.

Candidates for the Deanship should have demonstrated strong capabilities for
leadership, as well as a record of scholarship in a suitable area of forestry or
environmental studies, either in an academic setting, the non-governmental
sector, or a government agency. Extensive international experience and an
international perspective are desirable, as is a record of leadership in
multidisciplinary research and in graduate and undergraduate education, and a
record of successful funding for research and institutional development.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a complete CV, and a list of
three references. All information should be sent to Robert Burger, FES Dean
Search Committee, Office of the Provost, Yale University, 1 Hillhouse Ave., P.O.
Box 208365, New Haven, CT 06520-8365, USA. Inquiries can be sent to the
committee at FES.Dean.Search@.... Applications received by September 15,
2008 will receive full consideration.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Men and
women of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.
Women and minority candidates, as well as candidates from developing countries,
are particularly urged to apply.

Ben Cashore, Professor
Environmental Governance & Political Science
Director, Program on Forest Policy and Governance
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
230 Prospect Street, Room 206, New Haven, CT 06511-2104
203 432-3009 (w); 203 464-3977 (cell); 203 432-0026 (fax);;

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fauna and Flora International Project Officer:- Corparate Partnership - Asia Pacific

Salary range: IDR 120,000,000 to IDR 249,000,000 per anum dependant on skills and experience
Duration of contract:1 year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to funding
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Indonesia, based in Lombok. Some travel within Indonesia, and possibly overseas, will be required.

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world's longest-established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We operate primarily in developing countries where there is little capacity to conserve endangered and threatened habitats and species. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI has been working with the private sector for some 15 years. We believe engaging with the private sector is fundamental to FFI’s ability to achieve our conservation objectives. Our aspiration is to create an environment where business has a net positive impact on biodiversity.

Fauna & Flora International is recruiting a Project Officer, Corporate Partnerships – Asia Pacific to assist the Corporate Team with the management, administration and delivery of the corporate partnership programmes and projects. The Project Officer will in particular be providing support to FFI’s contribution to the British American Tobacco Biodiversity Partnership.

The successful candidate will have a degree in conservation biology, forestry, natural resources management, social sciences, rural development, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility or agriculture or other discipline related to this post and a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience. A broad understanding of biodiversity conservation issues in an international context is essential and international experience in a paid or voluntary role and experience in working with an NGO and or corporate on environmental issues would be advantageous. Fluency in spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia and English is essential.

For more information on FFI and its Corporate Team, a detailed job description and information on how to apply, please visit our website at Applications consisting of a covering letter, full CV and contact details for two referees should be sent to Laura Somerville, Programme Officer, Conservation Partnerships, Fauna & Flora International, 4th Floor - Jupiter House, Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JD, United Kingdom, or emailed to

Please mark your application ‘Project Officer, Corporate Partnerships - Asia Pacific ’.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 25 July 2008.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Agroforest Management Officer (AMO)-based in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

Agroforest Management Officer (AMO)-based in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia
The Position

ICRAF Indonesia has numerous on-going projects related to smallholder agroforestry that include rubber, cacao and other fruit and timber species as key components in Jambi, Aceh, Lampung, Kalimantan and Java.

The research for development projects also provide some support on tree crops (rubber, cacao, timber and fruit trees), nurseries and land use planning in their target areas. ICRAF has accumulated wealth of information and knowledge on a range of technological options and modeling tools for assessing agroforestry options. In order to strengthen the dissemination of appropriate rubber and timber, fruit, vegetable based agroforestry technology under different projects, ICRAF is opening a new AMO position. The officer will contribute to its research program to assess traditional and emerging agroforestry systems and take a leading role in developing, testing and promoting improved agroforestry systems for smallholder farmers in Indonesia. In addition to technical and socio-economic aspects, the AMO will also take a leading role in training, testing and implementing computer simulation models in the evaluation of agroforestry options under different contexts. It is expected that the AMO will need to spend about half of her/his time in the field, mainly in Aceh Barat.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of Leader of the Agroforest Management Unit of ICRAF Bogor, the AMO will perform the following tasks:

· Under supervision of ICRAF scientists, complete the establishment of demonstration plots of Rubber Agroforestry System (RAS) in Aceh Barat, with a clear strategy for regular monitoring and observations of bio-physical, social and economic aspects of RAS prepare protocols for demonstration plots of improved Rubber Agroforestry Systems (RAS) relevant for Aceh Barat.

· Provide technical supervision and guidance to ICRAF and partner colleagues on development and promotion of tree crop based agroforestry.

· Organize training and other capacity enhancing activities for farmers, government and NGO officials in order to develop local capacity for agroforestry development.

· Develop and maintain effective communication and partnership between ICRAF, farming communities and partner institutions in Aceh Barat, Jambi and Kalimantan.

· Assist in the research (field surveys, data collection and compilation, field reporting) related to environmental aspects (biodiversity, carbon, hydrology) of traditional agroforestry (currently planned for Aceh).

· Take lead in training and support activities for ICRAF partners, students and visitors on various agroforestry models developed or enhanced by ICRAF modelers (e.g. Spatially Explicit Individual-base Forest Simulation, FALLOW and WANULCAS).


Must have at least the following qualifications:

· An S2 (MSc) with relevant experience or S1 (BSc) with at least five years of relevant experience on smallholder agroforestry (preferably rubber), data collection (bio-physical, social and economic), compilation, interpretation and analysis and reporting.

· Experience in participatory on-farm research, training-of-trainers (TOT), field supervision and working with farmers, NGOs and government institutions.

· Good networking skills and knowledge

· Experience with simulation models; good aptitude for computer modelling

· Excellent communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English (reading, writing, oral and presentation); command of Bahasa Aceh will be an advantage.

· Prepared to spend considerable time in the field.

Applicants are invited to send a letter of application, accompanied by curriculum vitae, transcript of record, names and address of two referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address).

Applications should indicate 'AMO Application' on their application letters and email submission. All correspondence should be addressed to:

Human Resources Unit, ICRAF
Fax: (0251) 625416

This is an immediately opening position. Applications will be considered until July 10, 2008

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site

Partnership Manager, Rare Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Timor Leste

Partnership Manager, Rare Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Timor Leste

Deadline of Application : July 30, 2008
Application to :
Level : Manager
Location : Bogor, Indonesia
FLSA Classification : Exempt
Reports to : Director for Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Timor Leste
Last Updated : June, 2008
Travel : Up to 25%

Organization Background
Rare is a fast-growing, international conservation organization that runs state-of-the-art communications and outreach projects in more than 40 countries around the world. Named to Fast Company magazine’s list of “Top Social Capitalists” for the last four consecutive years, Rare is committed to bringing a spirit of entrepreneurship and creativity to solving one of this century’s great challenges – building public support for conservation.

Rare partners with more than one hundred groups at the international and local levels, including The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund, Aveda corporation, United Nations Environment Programme, Mexico’s National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and many others.

All Rare projects are managed by local partners; we focus both on building community support for conservation and tangibly reducing threats to the environment by working closely with the world’s top local environmental organizations. We recently awarded the Rare Award for Inspiring Conservation to Pulitzer Prize winning conservation leader E.O. Wilson who described Rare’s value as follows: “In an original manner, Rare attends to conservation where it has ultimately the most lasting effect, through education tuned to the culture and needs of local people.”

Description of Position
Rare’s success – in fact the success of local conservation outreach globally – is contingent on attracting the best and brightest leaders at the community level. Rare has already trained more than 200 local conservationists both in the field and at Rare’s three university centers (in the UK, Mexico, and Indonesia). Yet given Rare’s expected growth in both scale and impact by 2011, we need to greatly increase Rare’s investment in recruiting new conservation leaders and partnering organizations at the local level.

The Partnership Manager, based at Rare office in Bogor, is a vital position at Rare that will be responsible for developing and facilitating a robust Pride candidate pipeline to ensure growing demand for Rare’s work around the world and the highest caliber of Pride campaign managers. As the primary interface with all potential new partners in the Bahasa Indonesia (Malay)-speaking world, the Partnership Manager will have the opportunity to help create a key program from the ground up, and interact with a vast network of partners around the world.

Using prior experience in program marketing and community engagement, this position will identify suitable candidates for Rare comprehensive capacity development program by leveraging and maintaining Rare’s regional network of contacts and partners, as well as serving as an ambassador to new target audiences in the Bahasa Indonesia (Malay)-speaking conservation community. The Partnership Manager will also work closely with Rare’s Director for Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Timor Leste and Director of Strategic Partnerships to create aligned recruitment strategies and methods and coordinate prospective partner interviews, participation in Rare global workshops, and submission and review of completed new partner application packages. The Partnership Manager will also have the opportunity to work with Rare’s experienced alumni network to harness their enthusiasm and knowledge to contribute to a cohesive global network of conservation practitioners that ensures a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts.

Under supervision of Rare’s Director for Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Timor Leste the Partnership Manager will be responsible for:
• Brand Awareness and Outreach
• Build Rare’s brand among current and potential partners to generate increased demand for Rare Pride through new partner outreach and lead generation
• Represent Rare at conferences and meetings to further awareness of Rare and build the pipeline of high quality applicants
• Hold regular meetings with partners
• Support and Facilitation of all Bogor-based Pride Recruitment
• Coordinate Bogor recruiting efforts with Rare's global recruiting strategy through regular communication, planning, and implementation with Rare’s Director, Strategic Partnerships and global recruiting team
• Support the development of a regional recruiting strategy
• Utilize Rare’s existing network of contacts and Pride alumni
• Build new recruiting streams and relationships in the global conservation community in line with Rare’s global recruitment strategy
• Regularly manage and update Rare’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, Prideforce
• Lead applicants through the recruiting process by communicating with leads and applicants regularly
• Ensure a healthy recruiting pipeline against timing and targets
• Organize and help to deliver recruiting workshops
• Support and assist accepted applicants through the required preparatory phase prior to university training
• Marketing and Communications
• Coordinate the marketing and communications of Rare Pride successes, campaign news, new partnerships, alumni newsletters and recruiting efforts
• Manage and maintain regional Pride alumni network, including facilitating adoption of the network through online and offline communications tools and creatively designing new approaches to engage current and past Rare partners.
• Customize globally-provided recruiting tools
• Manage local revision and production of materials, as necessary


• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with an international focus in communications, biodiversity conservation, environmental education, international development, environmental policy, or related field.
• Work experience of at least 4 years required.
• Prior success in marketing, recruitment, pipeline development and management, and/or social network development preferred.
• Experience in mentoring, training, coaching or guidance, especially in a long-distance setting.
• Strong background in leadership, community engagement, and relationship building.
• Knowledge of key players in the national, regional and international conservation/community development community helpful.
• Experience in online communications and alumni network development desired.
• Proficiency in MS Office suite required, experience with SalesForce or other online sales and/orpipeline management tool preferred.
• Written and spoken fluency in English.
• Experience in coordinating communications and marketing efforts across long distances.
• Strong project management skills required.
• Intercultural/multicultural experience and attitude.
• Note that willingness for significant travel is required (up to 25%).

Call for application: Project Management and Leadership Training

Call for application: Project Management and Leadership Training
Dear all,

British Council will conduct this Project Management and Leadership Training programme in Indonesia , 24-29 August 2008 by inviting a large group of young eco-visionary leaders, age 20-35, from Indonesia , Australia , Japan , Korea , Malaysia , Singapore , and Thailand . Kindly distribute this information below to your partners, contacts, and friends who are keen to apply as the participants.

Please note that the deadline of application is 20 July 2008 Shall you have any enquiry about this programme, please liaise with our team: pmt@britishcouncil. . For further information please go to:

Thank you and best regards,

Project Management and Leadership Training Team
British Council T +62 (0)21 515 5561F +62 (0)21 515 5562
E: pmt@britishcouncil.