Who we are

Etifor restores the balance between humans and nature. How? By improving the value of nature through science, innovation and governance. Our work is to help clients increase economic, environmental and social benefits of policies, projects and investments. Together we will challenge environmental and social issues with the aim of enhancing nature.

Being part of our team also means sharing our values; the only thing that matters to us is how green your heart is and not your background, origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities (check out our ethical code).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for:

  • someone with strong analytical skills and a problem-solving attitude, able to work independently while supporting the team members to deliverer high quality projects and consultancies to private companies that aim to become Climate Positive and generate positive impacts on the environment;
  • a colleague with excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, and with a commercial and marketing aptitude to support our sales team;
  • a person with a proven technical background in forestry and/or natural resources management, with a specific interest in climate crisis solutions and corporate social and environmental responsibility;
  • a passionate and value-driven colleague, able to maintain a friendly and continuously interactive working environment;

If you feel that way then you’re the person we’re looking for!

Job responsabilities

  • Manage a growing pipeline of private clients and partners that aim to become Climate Positive and generate positive impacts on the environment by applying our MARC method (Measure, Avoid, Risk, Capture & Communicate);
  • Engage with new clients and contribute to the development and growth of the WOWnature® community: our web platform that connects landowners, citizens and private companies who want to support projects to grow new trees or protect existing forest areas;
  • Coordinate tree growing and sustainable forest management projects supported by the WOWnature community in Italy and at global level, including difficult socio-economic contexts;
  • Engage actively in the shared-management, team and strategy building activities of the company;
  • Coordinate with team members at Etifor, and report to the Unit Director.

Other responsibilities may be added to value specific skills of the candidate.

Qualification, experiences and skills required

Educational background:

  • Master’s Degree (MSc) related to forestry, natural resource management or environmental economics;
  • Any MSc will be evaluated if backed up by relevant thematic experience for the position.


  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience with a relevant role for this position;
  • International experience, in particular in developing countries (including international volunteering or studying experiences), will be considered a plus.


  • Fluency in English and Italian. Preferences for candidates with knowledge of other international languages, in particular French and/or Portuguese;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communicational skills;
  • Sales, commercial and marketing aptitude;
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving attitude;
  • Personal and professional interest in sustainability and climate issues;
  • Good level of computer literacy (Microsoft Office, cloud services, etc.);
  • Knowledge of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification system will be considered a plus.
  • Knowledge of the basics of carbon footprint and LCA approaches and methodologies will be considered a plus.

What do we offer you?

If you are aligned with our mission and you fit with this position, we will help you to grow within the company, have a good work-life balance, and have a positive impact on the environment, within an international smart and friendly workplace. In particular:

  • An exciting and challenging position within a dynamic and innovative international & smart consultancy working to connect humans and nature and dealing with the global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.
  • A value-driven team, with 50:50 gender ratio and 35 average age.
  • Mixed academic and business work environment. Etifor works together with the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Padova and our projects are often focused on Research & Development.
  • Flexible working hours and smart working approach (we have a results-based approach)
  • Smart/Remote work is encouraged, but the candidate should guarantee office presence at least at least 3 days a week, especially during the learning phase. Other arrangements can be agreed during the interview and negotiation phase.
  • Extra benefits: Company welfare plan (for sport, wellness, culture, family) and daily meal bonuses.
  • Premiums: end-of-year economic premium based on company performances.

Contract Start Date

From June, 2021


Piazza Alcide de Gasperi n. 41, 35131 Padova, Italy

Contract type

  • 3 years (apprendistato, under 30) or 1 year (over 30), with a view to becoming permanent;
  • Starting gross salary range: depending on experience and contract type;
  • Full time contract / Part time contract (CCNL commercio).

How to apply?

The candidate must send the following information in English through the online form on this page (please select the following Application Type: Climate Crisis) no later than May, 23rd. For further information write to jobs@etifor.com.

In the application form we ask you to attach the following materials all saved in one single PDF document.

  • updated CV in English
  • your cover letter (max 1 page) indicating why you fit with this position at Etifor, with specific reference to the water sector/natural resources/agriculture sector.
  • Preferably a list of projects/consultancies/publications you have been involved with, ordered by year, donor/client, title, your role.
  • Any link or document you consider highly relevant for this position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a face-to-face interview.