Dear IFSA Friends,


The position of IFSA United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Sub-Commission Head has become available. This is an excellent opportunity to become more involved with IFSA.


Commissions, including sub-commissions, are executive bodies of IFSA established by the General Assembly in any composition and for any tasks. The UNFF Sub-Commission head will be working with commissioners under the direct supervision of the International Processes Commission (IPC) head until July 2017. Furthermore, the Head of UNFF Sub-Commission must motivate students to form a delegation to the twelfth Session of UNFF (UNFF 12) this May 2017.


Tasks of the Head of UNFF Sub-Commission:

  • Attend and coordinate the IFSA delegation to the twelfth session of UNFF (UNFF12) from 1-5 May 2017 in New York City

  • Advance the aims of the International Process Commission by working with fellow Head of Sub-Commissions, and by participating in monthly IPC meetings

  • Enhance information availability and dissemination on the UNFF activities

  • Write reports and articles for IFSA.


The ideal candidate must:

  • Have a high level of self-motivation and strong team building skills;

  • Be a current Ordinary IFSA Member or have graduated from an LC in the region within one year;

  • Preferably, have knowledge and experience in attending and organizing delegations; and

  • Be able to attend UNFF12 in New York City, United States of America from 1-5 May 2017.


We hope the successful candidate will also put forward their candidacy to continue in this role into the 2017-18 IFSA year – these elections will take place in July this year.


Application Requirements

If you are interested in applying for the position of Sub-Commission Head, please submit the following documents to [email protected] by April 17th at 23:59 CET. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have further questions about the position, please email [email protected]net.

  1. Up-to-date Resume;

  2. Motivation letter (not longer than 2 pages) that includes the response to the following questions:

A. Describe yourself as a leader. What experiences do you have managing, educating, and working with a team and how do you see your approach translating to managing an IFSA delegation at UNFF12?

B. How do you hope to improve the UNFF delegation experience and what are some of your goals as Head of Sub-Commission?

C. Please describe your experience, knowledge, or interest in international environmental policy, policy platforms, or advocacy.

  1. Letter of verification by your LC President stating that you are a member of your LC or an alumni (recent graduate) of your LC.


We look forward to hearing from you!