Job Posting: Community Forest Monitoring

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Location: Central Oxford

Type: Full time

Salary: Competitive non-profit salary, commensurate with experience


The Global Canopy Programme is a tropical forest think-tank working to
demonstrate the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding
forests as natural capital that underpins wellbeing and security for all.
We work through our international networks – of forest communities, science
experts, policymakers, and finance and corporate leaders – to gather
evidence, spark insight, and catalyse action to halt forest loss and
improve human livelihoods dependent on forests. Please visit for more info.


As Project Manager you will lead one of the key strategies within GCP's new
REDD COMPASS (Community-powered Assessment of Ecosystem Services and
Safeguards) Project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development
Cooperation (NORAD). The project aims to scale the adoption and impact of
community-based forest monitoring to help achieve equitable, efficient and
effective REDD+.

You will engage and grow GCP's global network of multi-disciplinary
partners working in this space, convening the best of current
community-based monitoring practices and methods, and together identifying
gaps and opportunities to strengthen REDD+ MRV. You will understand the
potential for emerging technologies to increase community engagement, and
will stay on top of evolving trends. You will work closely with GCP's
Policy Team to gather and share this information on a new digital platform
integrated with the REDD Desk (

You will work closely with GCP's field-based teams from communities in
Guyana (see and Acre
state in Brazil, testing new approaches, and considering how
community-based monitoring can support REDD+ activities and standards at
project, jurisdictional and national levels. And you will help organise
workshops with policymakers at the UNFCCC and across all 3 major forest
regions - with the support both of our local teams and project partners
such as the Jane Goodall Institute.

Finally you will coordinate the development of capacity-building tools and
materials, to increase adoption of new technologies that can help scale the
impact of community-based monitoring for REDD+ worldwide.

We need you to have outstanding people skills, experience of
community-based work in tropical forest countries, strong analytical skills
and thorough knowledge of the evolving REDD+ policy space. You will need to
be a positive, collaborative person that thrives on innovation and getting
the job done. You will be committed to our goals as an organisation and to
helping achieve our overall mission.

For more information and to apply, visit