miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2015

Empleo - Private Sector Expert for FLEGT&REDD Unit at the EFI Office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

EFI hosts the EU FLEGT Facility and the EU REDD Facility, which support partner countries, the European Commission, EU Delegations and EU Member States in the implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan and REDD+ Activities. Further information about the EU FLEGT and REDD Facilities are available at http://www.euflegt.efi.int/homeand http://www.euredd.efi.int/.
EFI is seeking a Private Sector Expert to improve understanding and develop support mechanisms for Small and Medium Enterprises to comply with changing market requirements for timber in Southeast Asia. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Carry out a diagnosis of the small-scale and informal forest sector in the greater Mekong sub-region and an analysis of  regulatory obstacles and make recommendations where appropriate.
  • Build capacity of private sector and trade associations for advocating the integration and communication of the results of these analysis into the VPA processes and the broader FLEGT objectives.
  • Support the formation of platforms of trade associations at the country level and the selection of country based trade specialists, including related capacity building.
  • Coordinate, atune and synergize with related initiatives working on SMEs in the region including ASEAN private sector networks
  • Serve as private sector focal point within the EU FLEGT Facility



  • MSc or higher university degree in natural resource economics, public policy, business administration or related suitable discipline.
  • Minimum ten years of relevant working experience, including support to the private sector and in managing cooperation projects and funds.
  • Excellent understanding of forest sector policy and private sector support in the South-East Asia. Good understanding of FLEGT is an asset.
  • Experience in working in at least two ASEAN Member States. Experience in working in one of the Mekong countries is an asset.
  • Ability to work on complex and politically sensitive issues with governments, private sector, international actors, NGO’s and civil society.
  • Demonstrated ability of working in multi-disciplinary teams in multi-cultural environments.
  • Proficiency in English, both spoken and written, is required. Command on Asian language is an asset.

Duty Station and Travel

The private sector Expert will be based at EFI’s Kuala Lumpur office with frequent travel to partner countries of EU FLEGT Facility in Asia and regular visits to the EFI office in Barcelona.

Emplyment Conditions

EFI offers competitive benefits and salary package. The duration of the employment will be three years, with a possibility for extension. 
Interested candidates are required to send CV with cover letter by 15th  January 2016, using our online application form. If it is not possible for you to apply online, please send your application to: Human Resources Office, EFI, email: efi.hr @ efi.int.
All applications will be handled confidentially. EFI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages submission from female candidates.
For more information about the position please contact the Head of the Asia Regional Office – Mr. Vincent van den Berk: Vincent.vandenberk @ efi.int.
European Forest Institute (EFI)

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