The Research Assistant-Agricultural Economics will provide assistance for on going research projects under the Economics Functional Unit, specifically carrying outfinancial and economic assessment of farming systems, in which WorldAgrofrestry Centre is working intensively, such rubber based farming systems,coffee based farming systems, and other agroforestry practices.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected
to perform the following tasks:
Review and update the available data set of farming systems on which the Economics Functional Unit of ICRAF-SEA has been working and assist in collecting and compiling the necessary data for further analysis.
Develop farming system models using OLYMPE in various ICRAF sites. Maintain the existing data set using OLYMPE
Assist in training and support on OLYMPE modeling to staff and partners
Assist in carrying out financial economics assessment of various land use Act as a focal person in disseminating information related to the economic assessment of various farming systems under study by other units at ICRAF
Work closely with Ecological Modeling Unit to develop appropriate models of agricultural development .
and Skills Required:
This position requires at least the following qualifications and capacities:
A Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics or Agronomics with experience in field survey related to agricultural practices Good quantitative, qualitative and data analysis skills, applying the available statistical software packages Knowledgeable in financial analysis
Excellent communication skills, good command of Indonesian and English, both written and verbal
Familiar working with research team
Excellent capability to work under limited supervision
Computer and internet literate
Terms of offer
This is a Nationally Professional Fixed Term position with a competitive salary and benefits package.
The contract is for a period of one year, with possibility of renewal, subject to a three month
probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/ competencies/ skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address).
Applicants should indicate
-Agricultural Economics on their application letters and email submissions. All correspondence should be addressed to:
Human Resources & Administration Unit, ICRAF
via email: wpriono@cgiar.
Fax : (0251) 625416
This is an immediately opening position. Applications will be considered until December 15, 2007
Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. ICRAF believes
that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from women. If you do not hear from us within the next 3 (three) months, please consider your application unsuccessful.
We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by
accessing our web site http://www.worldagr
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is one of a network of 15 Future Harvest Centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). As a global leader in agroforestry research and development, ICRAF's ultimate purpose is to improve human welfare by reducing poverty, increasing cash income, improving food and nutritional security, and increasing environmental resilience through improved agroforestry systems. ICRAF has itâ€™s headquarters
in Nairobi, Kenya and works in 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.
In 1993, the World Agroforestry Centre opened a program for Southeast Asia with Bogor, in Indonesia, as its regional headquarters.
We currently work in five Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China.