Tay Juhana Foundation Job Vacancy: Researcher, North Jakarta

Among more than seven billion people who live on today’s Earth, one billion go to bed with an empty stomach every day. While food is the fuel of everything in human lives, we often take food for granted. Improving food security for all is becoming more critical every day with rapid population growth, changing climate, depleting aquifers, and land uses competition. Tay Juhana Foundation (TJF) realizes that this global issue should be given more attention. A series of immediate actions must be taken to avoid its aggravation.

TJF is fully-operated by a group of young talents who are committed to utilize their optimum skills and capabilities to formulate effective strategies, conduct comprehensive researches, and communicate the messages in cultivating food crops in suboptimal lands, such as peatland. We have been doing that while minimizing the risk of environmental degradation by leveraging the available, constantly-improving technology and experts. We believe that our programs can bring a significant change in the way we manage our lands, which will eventually lead to the improvement of the global state of food security.

We invite qualified candidates who share the same passion with us to become the agents of change for the mentioned causes by joining our small, dynamic team in Jakarta as Researcher


  1. Designing research proposal in accord with the organization’s supported causes.
  2. Conducting field survey, literature review, and contribute to the entire research process.
  3. Writing publications, including research reports and articles, for both academic and non-academic purposes (e.g. to be issued in news channel or popular magazine).
  4. Responsible for interpreting and translating relevant scientific paper.
  5. Managing research dissemination activities, such as seminar, open discussion, and other fitting events.
  6. Facilitating technical knowledge, primarily in sustainable agriculture practice in peatland.


  1. Candidate must have a strong passion in working within a nonprofit organization – especially within one focuses on food security, good agricultural practice, and sustainable development.
  2. Candidate must possess at least Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, natural resources management, environmental engineering or other relevant studies, with minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
  3. At least 2 years of experience in both qualitative and quantitative research is a must.
  4. Fluency in scientific writing and verbal communication in English is compulsory.
  5. Candidate who has in-depth knowledge of peatland and/or other suboptimal lands management is preferable.
  6. Candidate must have a strong analytical skill, strategic-critical thinking, and result-oriented.
  7. Candidate must have proven strong motivation in fieldwork, good interpersonal skills and leadership, next to independent and teamwork spirits.
  8. Ability and willingness to travel to other parts of Indonesia and overseas at times are required.


Interested applicant must send a set of application documents which includes:

  1. A current CV/resume with the most recent photograph attached.
  2. A statement of Expression of Interest (EOI) addressing your suitability and potential contribution to the offered position (max. 1 page).
  3. A scanned copy of valid ID card (KTP/SIM/passport).
  4. A scanned copy of the latest degree certificate and transcript.
  5. A scanned relevant certificate and portofolio, if any.
  6. Applications sent without any of the four components mentioned above will not be considered for the first stage.

The application document must be sent via email to: [email protected] with cc [email protected] and expected salary clearly stated in it, no later than 15 Decemmber 2019 11.59 PM.

Please indicate on the subject heading “TJF Application – RE – [Your  Name]” (e.g. TJF Application – RE – Julian Trilaksana).

Kindly informed that most of the selection processes will be conducted in Jakarta.

TJF is an inclusive and diversity-friendly organization. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. The selection’s committee’s decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.