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Community Forests International is committed to employment equity in our workplace and encourages applications from underrepresented groups such as Black, Indigenous, and persons of colour, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are a member of a marginalized community.

  • Forest Technician

    Type: Full-time
    Location: The successful candidate can work remotely from anywhere in the Maritimes, with regular travel to southern New Brunswick and throughout the Maritimes for fieldwork.
    Salary range: $38,000 to $45,000 annually depending on experience level.

    Community Forests International is searching for a Forest Technician to join our ambitious and deeply collaborative team as we grow. The new team member will assist with forest surveys and carbon inventories, climate-focused forest management and education programs, and new land conservation efforts. The Forest Technician will work closely with other members of the forest team and support our forest sites primarily throughout southern New Brunswick and increasingly in Nova Scotia.

    We strive to be a caring and welcoming workplace and we are excited to receive applications from a diversity of people. Because this job involves working directly with the unceded land of the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik Nations we are especially welcoming of applications from people from these Nations, or from people who have a direct connection to Indigenous communities.


    Job Duties

    Forest Inventories & Monitoring

    • Completing forest inventories and monitoring of Community Forests’ properties and for clients, including inventorying regeneration, timber, and carbon, and cataloguing tree species diversity and other ecological features.
    • Inputting and analyzing data following established monitoring processes.

    Forest Management Planning & Operations

    • Supporting the Forest Program Manager to develop management plans, including climate-adaptive silvicultural interventions, for Community Forests’ properties.
    • Implementing management plans on Community Forests’ properties by working with the Forest Program Manager to organize and supervise forest management activities including contractor services.
    • Working with reforestation partners to deliver Community Forests’ annual tree-planting program.
    • Contributing to database management and ArcGIS maps and data management.

    Forest Land Securement

    • Supporting the teamwork to locate and secure high-priority forest properties for Community Forests’ programs in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

    Forest Program Development

    • Collaborating with Indigenous organizations, clients, local forest product marketing boards and co-ops, researchers, landowners, and the general public to further Community Forests’ programs.
    • Supporting the delivery of workshops and training for forestry professionals, landowners, and the public.
    • Contributing to funding applications and proposal development on an as-needed basis.
    • Regularly participating in Community Forests’ full-team programs and activities.

    Essential Qualifications

    Candidates should have either academic or work experience as a Forest Technician or Forester. Additional essential qualifications include:

    • Skill and comfort in navigating solo through the woods with online/offline maps, GPS, and compass.
    • Experience in forest and/or natural science sampling techniques or traditional forest knowledge techniques.
    • Comfortable speaking directly with various stakeholders including landowners and in public presentations.
    • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
    • Tree identification in the Wabanaki Forest.
    • Completion of at least one course or work experience using ArcGIS 10.
    • Competence using Microsoft Excel & Office and other workplace applications.

    In addition, candidates are required to be:

    • Committed to Community Forests International’s full vision and mission and our core principles of trust and justice.
    • Able to work alone and as part of a team.
    • Self-directed and self-motivated, and able to organize and manage own workflow effectively.

    Beneficial Qualifications and Skills

    Exceptional candidates will also display the following:

    • Understanding of Traditional Indigenous Wabanaki Forest Knowledge.
    • Experience organizing and overseeing forest management activities, including harvesting and road building.
    • Knowledge of English, French, and other local languages is an asset.
    • Familiarity with climate-smart forest management interventions.
    • Experience in forest mensuration.
    • Comfortable staying alone overnight at field sites in rustic accommodations.

    Application Deadline

    Candidates are asked to submit their resume and a cover letter with “Forest Technician” as the subject line to: jobs@forestsinternational.org by May 8th, 2022. If you would like any accessibility accommodations for the application process please reach out.

Work In Zanzibar

Community Forests Pemba is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization founded and headquartered on Pemba Island, Zanzibar which has been working with local partners and its international sister organization, Community Forests International, since 2008 to advance shared goals of social, economic, and ecological prosperity. Together we have planted over 3 million trees, innovated several new climate-smart technologies and enterprises, and demonstrated that the best solutions come directly from the people who need them most. Community Forests Pemba is committed to diversity in our work environment and we encourage applications from both women and men, young and old, and persons living inside and outside of Zanzibar.

  • International Partnership and Trade Officer - Zanzibar/ International

    1. KEY INFORMATION

    Post: International Partnership & Trade Officer

    Location: Stone Town, Unguja Island, Zanzibar – Tanzania (flexible)

    Hours: 7:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday (variable)

    Reporting: CFI Executive Director | CFP Executive Director

    Responsibilities: Team entrepreneur. Seek and develop international partnerships to grow Zanzibar’s ethical spice trade and Community Forests Pemba’s wider climate action projects.

    Contact: jobs@forestsinternational.org

    Deadline: Sunday, May 8th, 2022.

     

    2. MISSION, VISION, VALUES

    Mission: To overcome poverty and adapt to climate change by sharing knowledge, advancing sustainable livelihoods, and restoring the natural environment.

    Vision: Zanzibar communities thrive in harmony with the natural world.

    Values:

    • Trust is essential to strong relationships, and relationships are the foundation of our work. We act with honor and integrity to preserve trust between all members of our community.
    • Solidarity. Tuko pamoja – we are together. Everyone is equal and has a role to play in creating positive change. We believe in sharing our challenges and working as one.
    • Impact. We believe that we can change the world through innovation in Zanzibar. We share our local lessons and stories widely to maximize our positive impact globally.

     

    3. JOB SUMMARY

    The International Partnership and Trade Officer will play a significant leadership role in helping grow the ethical and climate-smart horticulture trade in Zanzibar by building on existing partnerships and developing new relationships to increase overall investment and positive impact. As a key local focal point and liaison based full-time on the main island of Unguja, Zanzibar, the International Partnership and Trade Officer will work alongside an international executive team and local technical staff to implement a multi-year project funded by the European Union while pursuing additional complementary growth opportunities for the organization. The International Partnership and Trade Officer will not only take responsibility for directly planning and implementing horticulture marketing and partnership development activities but will also serve as a strategic advisor and liaison to the CFP & CFI management teams, with the possibility of graduating into higher-level management activities depending on aptitudes and performance.

    4. RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    Key Performance Indicators

    • Facilitate representation at 3 regional, national, or international trade shows and engage approximately 45 investors, processor, exporter, and buyer entities per year.
    • Secure at least 2 new international ethical buying partnerships to support the development of value webs engaging approximately 20 new local small- and medium-sized horticulture enterprises per year.
    • Coordinate the creation of 2 comprehensive development plans for horticulture production and processing hubs on Pemba and Unguja islands respectively including detailed investor business cases and costing.
    • Broker Public Private Partnership (PPP) investment for the construction of 2 commercial horticulture production and processing hubs over a 24-month period.
    • Ensure achievement of world-class outcomes including; an average 8.75% annual increase in volume and 5% annual increase in value of international horticultural trade for approximately 15,000 small scale horticulture producers annually.

    Partnerships

    • Facilitate clear communication and information flow between producer, buyer, government, and implementing institutions to establish and maintain mutual understanding and cooperation in the development of various horticulture production, processing, and trade partnerships.
    • Frequent travel between Unguja and Pemba Islands, the region’s two main working zones.
    • Travel to key trade events and meetings within the European Union (pandemic permitting) to generate, negotiate and secure new international partnerships.
    • Serve as a focal point and liaison between the local implementing offices in Zanzibar and the Canadian headquarters of Community Forests International.

    Business Development

    • Work closely with the executive leadership of Community Forests Pemba and Community Forests International to cultivate a “pipeline” of potential clients, contracts, and partnerships unique to the Zanzibar region and informed by expected value calculations and win-loss tracking.
    • Support the creation and implementation of internal strategies to act on growth opportunities specific to the local implementing offices in Zanzibar including development of key alliances and proposal writing and management.
    • Serve as a strategic advisor and liaison to the CFP & CFI management teams, with possibility of graduating into higher level management activities depending on aptitudes and performance.

     

    5. QUALIFICATIONS & ABILITIES

    Experience

    • At least 5 years of professional experience in a similar role.
    • Degree or diploma in business, marketing, or a related field with preference given to relevant horticulture, sales, or trade focus.
    • Demonstrated entrepreneurship is a strong asset to this role.

    Core Competencies

    • Growth Mindset. Driven to learn and master new skills in a complex working environment, to continuously adapt and progress professionally
    • Relationship Building.  Ability to engage and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders to secure beneficially lasting partnerships.
    • Communication. Effectively explain complex concepts in simple, clear language and accurately interpret the ideas, information, and needs of others.
    • Accountability. Holds self and others accountable for all decisions and interpersonal relationships while following through on commitments and focusing on those activities that have the greatest positive impact.
    • Drive. Possess a high level of self-motivation and the ability to work independently to accomplish critical tasks on deadline.
    • Innovation and creative problem-solving. Ability to develop new and better ideas or solutions that result in improvement of team performance or outcomes.

    Technical Skills

    • Proficiency in digital applications including but not limited to Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with additional fluencies in other European languages and / or Swahili being an asset.
    • Financial budgeting, forecasting, and tracking.
    • Project design and management.
    • Sales, marketing, and communications.

    Additional Qualifications

    • Team and organizational management aptitudes will be an extra asset.
    • Ability to demonstrate freedom to travel between Tanzania and European Union member states to conduct work.
    • No criminal record.

    Living Conditions

    The incumbent will be positioned at least part-time in Stone Town – Unguja, Zanzibar Tanzania where the project office is located. Despite that, however, a considerable time will be used travelling outside the working area for various purposes including representing the Project/CFP in various events (COVID-19 permitting).

     

    6. APPLICATION PROCESS

    To apply, please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining your experience as it relates to this job description to jobs@forestsinternational.org with the subject heading ‘International Partnership & Trade Officer’.

    Community Forests Pemba is committed to diversity in our work environment and we encourage applications from both women and men, young and old, and persons living inside and outside of Zanzibar. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.