National REDD+ Internship Program ~ Ministry of Climate Change Islamabad 2020

Pakistan has adopted REDD+ operations in accordance with the Cancun Resolution. Since 2010 to reduce climate change by reducing forest carbon emissions Industry

Tasks to be accomplished:

Undertake research on any of the following thematic areas of REDD+is:

  • Satellite Land Monitoring System
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory
  • National Forest Inventory
  • Carbon Finance
  • Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation
  • Gender and REDD+
  • Land tenure issues and REDD+
  • Legal framework for REDD+
  • Payment for Ecosystem Services
  • REDD+ Safeguards
  • Multiple benefits of REDD
  • Wildlife Management
  • Biodiversity
  • Coastal Management
  • Community based research on forest management +, etc.
  1. The Candidates must prepare research proposal with mutual consent of Supervisor(s)
  2. Contribute to REDD+ Awareness raising and outreach activities on official websites, print and social media including Friends of Forests Group on WhatsApp, Facebook and twitter.
  3. Actively support and participate in the trainings, seminars and workshops on REDD+
  4. The students shall be required to submit the progress reports on bi-monthly basis during the Internship period. Interns shall be required to complete the assignment within the stipulated period of four months, however, in exceptional cases extra time (maximum 2 months) may be granted by National REDD+ Coordinator without any additional stipend/remuneration.
  5. Each student/internee may produce a research paper/report on topics relevant to REDD+, in the format acceptable to any HEC recognized journal (National) or a peer reviewed international journal. The publication must include information regarding copyright of the Ministry of Climate Change.

Selection Procedure and Criteria:

  • Students from all provinces, territories and federal capital area shall be provided equal opportunity and selected for a period of four months. Applications comprising of CV, brief research proposal (on format as per Annex-I), covering letter along with the supporting documents must reach National REDD+ Office within maximum of three weeks from the date of advertisement.
  • Candidates can also submit by sending email at [email protected]with subject “National REDD+ Internship Program (2020-2021)” within the deadline.


  • The individual must be a regular student of a HEC recognized university in M.Sc /MS / M. Phil or PhD in forestry / forest engineering / GIS / Remote Sensing / climate change / environmental sciences/ environmental Engineering or environmental Economics, Anthropology, Development Studies, Disaster and Risk Management, Integrated Coastal Management or freshly passed out post-graduate but not yet employed in the mentioned fields, duly recommended by the respective sub-national Forest Department.
  • The candidates must have completed any online course on “REDD+” prior to submission of application. A preferred link for completing the online course as under website
  • The candidates must submit a certificate of completion of online course on REDD+ (auto-generated at the end of online course) along with the application. Applications received without the certificate shall not be accepted/considered.
  • Candidates must submit a brief research proposal (on format as per Annex-I) duly endorsed by academic and technical field supervisors.
  • Applications received without research proposal shall not be accepted/considered.
  • During the internship period candidates shall be overseen and will work in close coordination with their Academic Supervisor and respective Sub-national Technical Field Supervisor and Provincial REDD+ Focal Point for research guidance, technical support and endorsement of their work.
  • Fluency in English writing and speaking.
  • Attested copies of CNIC and domicile certificate.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications of Academic and Technical Field Supervisor

Academic Supervisor

  • Minimum qualification M.S/M.Phil in relevant field from HEC recognized institution/university.
  • PhD qualification will be preferred.
  • Have demonstrated experience of supervising research work.
  • Must be computer literate and be familiar with the use of MS Office.

Technical Field Supervisor

  • Minimum qualification Masters in Forestry from HEC recognized institution/university. PhD qualification will be highly preferred.
  • BE an in-service forestry professional with minimum 10 years of field experience.
  • Must be computer literate and be familiar with the use of MS Office.

For Apply this National REDD+ internship Program the Last Date is 22 December, 2020