2 Research Assistant – Natural Resource Management Job Opportunities – World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Job Title:    Research Assistant – Natural Resource Management (2 Job Opportunities)

Organisation: World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a Centre of scientific and development 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, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability.

ICRAF is the only institution conducting globally significant agroforestry research in and for all of the developing tropics. Knowledge produced by ICRAF allows governments, development agencies, and farmers to use the power of trees to make farming livelihoods more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable at scales. We are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and operate six regional programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.

On 1 January 2019, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF), two of the world’s leading organizations focused on forestry and agroforestry, merged in order to provide the evidence and innovative solutions needed to scale up investment in sustainable development and address the global challenges of our time.

About EUTF Programme:

The European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) is funding a programme in “Response to Increased Environmental Degradation and Promotion of Alternative Energy Sources in Refugee Hosting Districts. The action aims to increase environmental protection, forest restoration, and improve sustainable energy and alternative livelihoods by displaced populations and their host communities in Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo and Yumbe districts. The project will be implemented over a 4-yaer period by a five-member consortium led by Save the Children. The other members of the consortium include ENABEL, World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Joint Energy and Environment Programme and Vision for Humanity. The project will be implemented in close collaboration with District Local Governments in the project locations.

Job Summary:  ICRAF is seeking to recruit 2 Research Assistants who will support the day-to-day running of the project activities related to the EUTF Action in West Nile


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Fully support the action on a day-to-day field activity across the action field sites.
  • Organise for community meetings across the implementation area.
  • Regularly report on activities undertaken through established channels.
  • Manage resources assigned to them.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Education, knowledge, and experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Science in Forestry/Agroforestry/Natural Resource Management from a reputable institution.
  • At least three years (3) years of experience in working in environment and natural resources sector within Uganda with a bias in research for development.
  • Experience in Natural Resource Management related gender research, analysis and integration will be an added advantage.

Personal attributes and competencies:

  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to anticipate recognize and assess potential challenges.
  • Ability to mobilise stakeholders and facilitate meetings.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Enthusiasm, good teamwork, and an ability to work independently.
  • Good communication skills in English (Oral and Writing)
  • Knowledge of local languages in the project (added advantage)
  • Possession of a valid and clean riding license.


Terms and conditions: This is a Nationally Recruited Position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration for its Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) in local currency, commensurate with skills and experience.

  • The appointment will be for a period of 2 years, inclusive of a 6-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.
  • The duty station will be in Uganda.

How to Apply:

All candidates should address their Email applications to:

The Human Resource Unit CIFOR/ICRAF

P.O. Box 30677-00100 NAIROBI, KENYA KENYA

Email to: HumanResources@cgiar.org

Deadline: 13th May 2021

NB: Please note that only shortlisted applicants meeting the job requirements will be contacted.

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