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ISTITUTO OIKOS – Project Manager / Forest Expert – Paesi vari

ISTITUTO OIKOS sta selezionando un/a Project Manager – Forest Expert da inserire nella sua operatività in Francia, Montenegro e Grecia. Durata 6 mesi. Tipo contratto: Consulenza Scadenza candidature 08/06/2023

Istituto Oikos (www.istituto‐ founded in Milan in 1996, operates in Europe and in developing countries to promote the responsible management of natural resources and to spread more sustainable life models as tools for socio-economic development and to fight against poverty. Vision: a future in which ecology, economy, equity are integrated, reconciling the needs of man and the environment. Mission: To help preserve ecosystems by promoting development with professionalism, innovation and participation. Istituto Oikos has a PSEA policy that the successful candidate must respect and promote.

Project summary:

Mediterre3 promotes the reduction of fire-related GHG emissions in 3 target landscapes in Greece, Montenegro and France, by enhancing the capacities of decision and policy makers and practitioners on the application of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) principles for the fire-smart restoration of landscapes. The project will deliver 3 Landscape Action Plans engaging landscape managers, land users and policymakers aimed at applying FLR principles at landscape scale. This will increase the capacity to secure adequate long-term support through funding mechanisms addressing land degradation and climate change. Upscaling in Mediterranean Region will be secured by the MedfForVal network of Mediterranean high value ecological forests.

Duration è November 2021-December 2023

Location è France, Montenegro, Greece

Funded by è GIZ-EUKI (German cooperation)

Partners è Istituto Oikos (lead, Italy), Luberon Nature Park (France), Green Home (Montenegro), CIHEAM-MAICh (Greece), National Observatory of Athens (NOA, Greece)

Position: Project Manager-Forest Expert

Contract type: consultancy

Remuneration: to be defined in line with the candidate’s experience

Duration: 6 months

Starting date: as soon as possible

Duty station: Milan (Italy) or home-based with regular meetings in Milan and at least 1 visiting mission to each of the 3 target landscapes, in France, Greece and Montenegro.


We are looking for a Project Manager (PM) with technical background as forest biologist / forest agronomy / agroecology expert.

The PM will coordinate the overall management of the project with support from the Programme Manager of the International Cooperation Department and of the Project Administrator of Istituto Oikos.

This position requires strong leadership and communication skills, in addition to theoretical and practical competences in forest resource management.

Main tasks:

  • Project coordination including the preparation of interim and final reports
  • Technical support to local partners for the drafting of the Landscape Action Plans:
    • Monitor progress of the three Landscape Working Groups (LWG) setup by the project
    • Provide guidance with specific reference to the identification of the FSL measures and of the priority areas of intervention
  • Support the organization of the Final International Workshop planned for October 2023 at Luberon Park (France) for knowledge sharing
  • Promote knowledge sharing and dissemination of project results, also through the mobilization of the members of the MedForVal network.


  • At least 5 years of experience in similar roles
  • Good level of organisational and operational autonomy as well as ability to manage economic and human resources
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency in English language

Additional assets:

  • Specific experience in FLR projects in the Mediterranean area
  • Knowledge of other project languages (Italian, French, Greek, Montenegrin)

To apply interested candidates should send their CV including the details of 3 people for professional references, and a letter of motivation (maximum 1 page) with authorization to process personal data pursuant to articles 13 and 14 of G.D.P.R. (General Data Protection Regulation EU Regulation 2016/679 Legislative Decree 196/2003) to, indicating the Vacancy Notice n. PM/23/ME in the subject line.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Istituto Oikos reserves the right not to hire or employ an applicant if the recruitment process or background check reveals that the applicant has been previously reported for a SEA incident or is not suitable to work with beneficiaries. Istituto Oikos will not hire or employ anyone with a prior conviction for SEA or related offence.

This selection respects the principle of equal opportunities (Law 903/77).


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