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About our organization
The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as ICRAF) in Southeast Asia is the region’s leading agroforestry research-in-development organization which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

About the position
The Temporary Research Assistant will work closely with the Land-based Conservation-development Planning Specialist to do on primary and secondary data collecting, data analysis, and supporting training activities in ICRAF.

Requirements
Minimum Diploma/Bachelor Degree from reputable university in Forestry, Soil Science, Development Planning, Social Science,Statistic.

Personal Competencies

  • Good command in  English (verbal & written)
  • GIS software  and SPSS
  • MS office: excel, word, access, power point
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff across a multi-cultural, multi-layer,  multi-discipline organization
  • Possess a high level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possess a high degree of flexibility and adaptability to various situations
Terms of offer
The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promote sexcellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This is a national position and will be for a period of 6 (six) months.

How to apply
Applications for the position must include:

  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations.
  • Detail curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.
All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Southeast Asia Regional Office via email: icrafsea-hr@cgiar.org and should indicate “Application for Temporary Research Assistant” on their application letters and email submissions.

Applications will be considered until 17 May 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.  Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.