Research Assistant

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is one of a network of the Global Research Partnership for a Food-secure Future (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 its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and works in 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The Position

As expanded operation in the sites, ICRAF is seeking for the young dynamic research assistant to base and work for the new-phased project in Northwest Vietnam. Under the direct supervision of project manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for research assistance and organization of commune activities under projects carried out in Son La province.

The position will be based in Son La city with frequently travel to project sites. Her/his main duties and responsibilities as follows.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular field monitoring, data collection of trials, Farmer Demonstration Trials (FDT) and Exemplar Landscapes (EL) in the project sites in Son La province.
  • Prepare field report and report to Project Leader regularly the implementation status of field trials, FDTs, ELs and other issues arising from the field.
  • Provide the support, if necessary, to the partner’s research staffs when their carry out the project activities to ensure the project designed in Son La province.
  • Support in organizing capacity-building activities such as trainings, workshops, etc. maintains good relationship with partners and other stakeholders in the project sites.
  • Support team, when necessary, in activities in Dien Bien and Yen Bai provinces.
  • Collect other data and information under supervision of Project Leader when necessary.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Bachelor degree in agriculture, forestry, agroforestry or related fields. Master education is a merit
  • Two year working experience in research or development NGO or international organization
  • Enable to communicate in English
  • Be an open-minded and dynamic person and dedicated to works and to the Center's goals
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in multicultural teams, including with ethnic peoples in Northwest
  • Able to generate creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations
  • Healthy and possible travel by motorbike in the mountainous region.

Terms of offer

  • Initial two-year contract with a competitive salary.
  • The contract is subject to 2 (two) months probation period, assessment of performance and availability of resources

How to apply

Applications for the position must include:

  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with working experience as programmer
  • The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, and email address

All correspondence should be addressed to the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Office Hanoi, at the 13th floor, HCMCC building, 249A Thuy Khue street, Tay Ho district, Hanoi, Vietnam OR via email: ICRAF-VIETNAM@CGIAR.ORG. Applicants should indicate “Application – Field Technician” on their application letters and email submissions.

Applications will be considered until the 25th of April 2017. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

ICRAF believes that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages local-based candidates to apply. We invite you to learn more about ICRAF at our web site:

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Son La
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2017-04-25