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Adjunct Scholar in Forestry and NRM - Research (voluntary) - Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan University - Remote

Australian Volunteers Program
  • 3 month assignment
  • Modest allowance provided

The Australian Volunteers Program is an Australian government funded initiative that has placed skilled volunteers overseas for over 60 years. Our volunteer assignments are driven by local objectives and needs of our partner organisations, located in 26 countries across Indo-Pacific.

Apply your technical skills and unique experiences to make a significant contribution to countries and communities overseas, all while working and living in Australia. Remote volunteering is flexible. Volunteer at a time and location that suits your needs while still making an impact overseas.

Support is available every step of the way, with training and resources, and advice from our in-country teams who are here to help you navigate your volunteer journey. A small allowance is provided to help with costs of working remotely. You will also join a network of thousands of current and past Australian volunteers.


The Institute of Forestry (IOF) is the first and only institute in Nepal fully committed to education and training in Forestry and Natural Resource Management (NRM). It was established as Nepal Forestry Institute in 1947 under the Nepal Government’s, Department of Forests at Singh Durbar in Kathmandu.

The IOF’s long term goal is to create a centre of excellence in forestry and natural resource management through multiple programs.

The IOF offers courses in various disciplines of NRM and modifies its curricula as time necessitates. Teaching and Research at the IOF preserve and enrich creative traditions through well designed educational programs. These programs address the current forestry related needs and interests of the civil society in Nepal. The distinguished history of the quality of IOF continues today, providing graduate and undergraduate students with infinite opportunities to make a difference.

Forestry education is getting increasing attention, realising the importance of its tangible and intangible benefits in the form of products and services contributing to economy, human health and carbon sequestration, among others. There is an increasing trend among the young generation in choosing this discipline as a career path that offers vast opportunities for personal and professional achievements and addressing the Sustainable Development Goals. Although several international partners have contributed to bringing the level of forestry education and research to the current state, however, there is a strong felt need to strengthen research in Nepal’s forest and natural resource management sector and highlight its contribution in the national and global scenario. Therefore, an Australian Volunteers Program volunteer can effectively support IOF in providing competent researchers in meeting the local, national and global expectations.

  • In this role you will strengthen the IoF research capability through development of grant proposals and training of staff in this area
  • A Master's Degree in Forestry or NRM is required
  • Experience in research & grant writing will be beneficial
  • This assignment will allow the IoF to continue stable growth

A position description is attached.

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