Junior Forestry and Biodiversity Advisor

Posted By: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


Not Specified

Program Implementation

Social Entrepreneurship

Job Description


  • Assist in setting up of FPOs/working with existing FPOs in Central India.
  • Linking farms produce from crops and trees to markets and their value chain.
  • Working with different service providers (consulting firms, marketing companies, certification bodies) and regulators (government institutions).
  • Assist in redeveloping/revising federal guidelines and regulations(suchasIncentive based mechanisms, protocols for the development and management of tree nurseries).
  • Assist in development of training modules/capacity development measures for smallholder farmers, government institutions and private sector to apply best practices for agroforestry.
  • Support of project data management.
  • All tasks have to be carried out in close cooperation with the project partners.
  • Content related activities in accordance with the team leader.

D.   Core Scope of Tasks

1.  Management and coordination

  • Assist in establishing/or working with existing FPOs for value addition and market linkages etc.
  • Assist in preparing meeting minutes and carries out other activities required for implementing the project.
  • Regularly consult with the GIZ officer responsible for the cooperation on all project activities implementation.

2. Knowledge management, communication and networking

  • Document case studies, success stories, guidelines, lessons learned and other knowledge- products in consultation with the GIZ officer responsible.
  •  Assist in developing knowledge products for various key players at all levels along the value chain.

3.  Project Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation

  • Work with the project implementation partner team to document monitoring, quality control reports

4. AdministrativeTasks

  • Organize and facilitate regular project meetings.
  • Document and disseminate minutes of the meetings and follow-up tasks.
  •  Support the Central team in planning yearly regional activities.

Duration of the contract: Until December 2024


H. Last date of receiving application: 30 October 2022

Application without GIZ application form will not be considered

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • GIZ supports Work-Life Balance.
  • GIZ promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged.
  • Please note that those individuals who have completed a consultancy assignment with GIZ in less than 6 months prior to the intended start date for this position will not be shortlisted due to organisational policy.

Disclaimer: As per GIZ’s data confidentiality policy, candidate’s application is stored in our database for six months and is deleted thereafter.

How to Apply: Please send your application in GIZ application form https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/28418.htmlalong with the following to hr-india@giz.de with the reference number in the subject line.

  1. a statement of suitability for this position
  2. expected salary and notice period
  3. A maximum of 2 pages note on one of the topics given below:
  • Establishing conceptual business models in agriculture/ agroforestry.

Eligibility Criteria

 Required Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

  • Post graduate degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental sciences/ MBA in agribusiness management or related field.
  • 1-3 years of working experience in agribusiness management/ forestry/ agriculture/ NRM/ agroforestry issues.
  • Previous experience in public - private partnership and project management is desirable.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - MBA/PGDM

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • About Organization:The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, often shortened to simply GIZ, is a German development agency headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn that provides services in the field of international development cooperation and international education work

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