Job Opportunity| Communications and Design Officer| International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR)

Environment & Natural ressources Job Opportunity| Communications and Design Officer| International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR)

Deadline: 22 March 2024

INBAR Department: Communications Department

Line Manager: Director of Communications

Location: INBAR Headquarters-Beijing, China

Duration:  12 months with three-month probation period, with opportunity of continued employment


I. Salary Package

  • Monthly salary around USD 3000 – 4000 (international staff salary is exempt from taxation in China), commensurate with skills and experience, with opportunity of salary increase according to the performance.
  • Group international medical insurance, annual health check and 30 days annual leave etc.


Founded in 1997, INBAR is an intergovernmental development organization that promotes environmentally sustainable development using bamboo and rattan, with the mission “to improve the well-being of producers and users of bamboo and rattan within the context of a sustainable bamboo and rattan resource base, by consolidating, coordinating and supporting strategic and adaptive research and development.” 50 Member States are a part of INBAR. In addition to its Secretariat Headquarters in China, INBAR has Regional Offices in Cameroon, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana and India. INBAR has Observer status to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as well as the Three UN Rio Conventions (UNFCCC, UNCBD, UNCCD).

Its unique position allows INBAR to act as an important advocate for its Member States. With most of its Member States from the Global South, INBAR has played an especially strong role in promoting South-South cooperation for the last 27 years. Since its founding, it has been making a real difference in the lives of millions of people and environments around the world, with achievements in areas such as raising standards, promoting safe, resilient bamboo construction, restoring degraded land, enhancing biodiversity and contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation through capacity-building, informing green policy to support the global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

III. Responsibilities

The Communications and Design Officer will work for the Communications team closely in cooperation with INBAR Secretariat and regional offices on duties include but not limited to:

  • To develop, maintain and improve the usability and functionality of the website, communicating closely with developers;
  • Writing, editing, or publishing bamboo and rattan news stories from projects activities, working closely with regional offices;
  • To maintain and expand INBAR’s social media presence with frequent and targeted engagement to give audiences a complete picture of INBAR’s work and to effectively promote bamboo and rattan for sustainable development;
  • To manage and create INBAR visual products (graphics and videos) following INBAR branding guidelines to support all communications outputs;
  • To produce high quality and informative publications, including but not limited to Annual Highlights, BRU magazine and other key publications;
  • To manage the translation of core INBAR materials and website into French and Spanish; and
  • Other activities related to INBAR communications and outreach work as required by supervisor.

 IV. Qualifications


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in communications, design, forestry, environmental science, international relations or other relevant subject;
  • Knowledge and interest in sustainable development, forestry, and climate change;
  • Fluent in English. Working knowledge of Spanish and/or French is considered an advantage;
  • Experience managing social media and website content management systems; and
  • Knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign or other design software.


  •  Chinese language;
  •  Experience in international organizations or forestry; and
  •  Based already in Beijing or other city of China.

V. Application process

  • Applications (a cover letter and a filled INBAR application form) should be written in English and sent by e-mail to [email protected] before the deadline.
  • Please include the following subject in the submission: “INBAR Communications and Design Officer Application-NAME”.
  • All applications will be acknowledged, but only candidates whose skills and experience best match the requirements of the position will be contacted thereafter.






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