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Who we are

We are an environmental consulting company. What's our purpose? We put nature at the heart of decision-making by developing science-based solutions.

We support public and private entities that want to improve the environmental, social and economic impacts of policies, projects and investments.

As a spin-off of the University of Padova and a certified B Corp; we work locally and internationally bringing scientific innovation into everyone's life.

At Etifor we like teamwork, we work hard and we never stop being curious: being part of the team means sharing our values (read our Culture Manifesto to find out more).
For us the only thing that really matters is how green your heart is:
we welcome and value (bio)diversity in all its forms

Who are we looking for?
• A passionate individual with knowledge of economics and forest management, ready to manage forest projects aimed at generating positive impacts on nature, both in Italy and occasionally abroad.
• A technically... skilled person with the ability to work both independently and in a team, splitting their time between fieldwork and office tasks, contributing to both field assessments and analytical activities.
• Someone who shares our company's ethical and sustainability values and has a personal and professional interest in environmental issues.
Role and responsibilities

The person will work within Etifor's SUPPLY CHAINS Program and support the Program Coordinator in the field and desk development of services related to investments in forests and natural capital.

The selected person will have the following responsibilities:
• Conduct activities to identify forested and natural areas primarily in Italy and occasionally abroad, where forest projects can be initiated to generate economic, social, and environmental benefits.
• Independently and/or as part of a team, prepare reports and other technical documents related to the measurement and possible estimation of the economic and financial potential of services and products in forested and natural areas, including emerging markets for ecosystem services.
• Engage with a variety of potential clients, including private individuals, public entities, and civil society organizations interested in investments in natural forest areas.
Additional responsibilities may be added to leverage the specific skills of the individual.



Applicants should have a minimum of one year of experience in one or more of the following roles:
• Self-employed or employed in a position related to the forestry sector, preferably with an economic focus.
• Consultant or employee for private companies, public entities, or investment funds dealing with forest/natural assets.
• Researcher, collaborator, or scholar at university departments specializing in investment and economic/financial/management analysis of forest/natural assets.
Required skills
• Fluent in Italian, with a good command of written and spoken English.
• Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of individuals and institutions, and clear and effective writing.
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word and Excel.
• Problemsolving approach and the ability to maintain positive communication with colleagues and clients.
• Driver's license and access to a car are preferred.
• Basic knowledge of GIS software (e.g., QGIS, ArcGIS,...). Knowledge of other software related to ecosystem services calculation will be considered a plus.
What We Offer

The Etifor team will support your growth within the company in an international and friendly corporate environment

In particular, we provide:
• A dynamic, young, and innovative environment that values diversity and inclusion.
• Worklife balance through smart working contracts and flexible hours.
• Professional growth opportunities with tailored paths, mentoring, and numerous training and development opportunities (keep in mind that Etifor is a spinoff from the University of Padua).
• A team working at both the local and international levels to reconnect people with nature by addressing climate change and biodiversity loss issues.
• Welfare plan, adjusted based on seniority, which includes transportation vouchers, travel opportunities, sports, wellness, and cultural benefits, plus daily meal vouchers worth 8 euros per working day.
Contract info

Start Date:
• February 2024.

Work Location:
Etifor's office in Padua at Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, No. 41. Flexible smart working options are available.

Duration and level:
To be determined during the interview, based on experience.

Contract Type:
Full-time (CCNL Commercio).

Hope we gave you all the information you need to consider joining our amazing team
Padua Province of Padua Italy


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