Research Assistant Jobs – World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Job Title:        Research Assistant
Organisation: World
Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The World
Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a center of scientific excellence that harnesses
the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s
largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop
knowledge practices, for farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food
security and environmental sustainability. ICRAF’s headquarters are based in
Nairobi, Kenya, and we operate six regional programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa,
Asia and Latin America. Our vision is an equitable world where all people have
viable livelihoods supported by healthy and productive landscapes. Our mission
is to harness the multiple benefits trees provide for agriculture, livelihoods,
resilience and the future of our planet, from farmers’ fields through to
continental scales.
Job Summary:  The Research Assistant will be responsible for
the country research for trees on farm for Biodiversity (IKI Project). It will
report to the Country Representative Rwanda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Review of previous country level projects that support trees on farm
  • Collect and review existing country level datasets for trees on farm
    activities, including their quality
  • Review country level dataset or reports on livelihood benefits for
    trees on farm
  • Carry out desk studies, telephone interviews and personal visits to
    support project team in carrying out the review of Uganda’s policy
    framework and Institutional analysis and biodiversity character mapping
  • Following up with both Agriculture and Forestry Departments on agroforestry/
    farm forestry interventions.
  • Support in mapping and analysis of potential trees on farm finance
    actors and mechanisms in Uganda.
  • Support the country leader in liaison of activities through ICRAF
    country office and with HQ and ensure provision of information relating to
    IKI project.
  • Plan for meetings, workshops and any field related activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry,
    Environment, conservation Biology, agriculture.
  • Three years of working experience in the field of biodiversity,
    agroforestry, or natural resources management.
  • Good writing skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Able to communicate effectively in the both written and oral
  • Able to review and
    synthesis reports and scientific articles
  • Able to organize and
    facilitate multi-stakeholder meetings
  • Able to write
    reports and make presentations
  • Able to work in a
    multi-disciplinary team
  • Good Interpersonal skills
NB: Uganda
nationals with experience in Forestry, Environment, Conservation and
Agriculture skills are encouraged to apply for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send/ email their CVs and cover
letter to Please note that only short-listed
applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Please attach your
cover letter and CV/Resume (as one document – labelled with your First Name and
Last Name).
Deadline: 3rd August 2018
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