Apr 142018

Organization: Chemonics
Country: India
Closing date: 17 Apr 2018

Chemonics seeks a forestry advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Forest-PLUS II project in India. The project aims to provide technical assistance that supports the Government of India (GoI) and other stakeholders to manage India’s forests as important components of broad-based, inclusive and sustainable economic growth that meet local needs and addresses global environmental challenges. The forestry advisor will lead Objective 1 of the project focused on strengthening ecosystem-based management of forest landscapes. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead Objective 1 focused on strengthening ecosystem-based management of forest landscapes;
  • Provide advice to Indian state forest departments, private and community owners of land on development of landscape management plans;
  • Advise on collection and use of high quality information in management decision making and monitoring systems by land managers and owners;


  • Advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in forestry, biodiversity conservation, natural resource management or related field;

  • At least 8 years of forestry and natural resource management sector expertise, especially related to application of forest management tools and techniques;

  • Demonstrated experience of facilitating development of landscape level management plans.

  • Proven experience of working on complex decision support systems related to forest/ natural resource management, afforestation/reforestation;

  • In-depth familiarity with applications Geographical Information System (GIS)/Remote Sensing (RS) tools in the forestry and natural resource management systems;

  • Ability to manage a diverse team of technical and management experts and to interface with various stakeholders ranging from government to non-government organizations, donors and beneficiaries;

  • Experience working in donor funded projects of similar scope and budget;

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter to detailing relevant experience. Finalists will be considered and interviewed on a rolling basis.

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