Research Officer

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is one of a network 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 its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and works in 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The Position

As a result of expanding work in the field of gender issues and CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), ICRAF Vietnam is seeking a mature, open-minded, dynamic and energetic Research Officer. Under supervision of Vietnam Country Coordinator (CC), the Research Officer will assist ICRAF Vietnam country coordinator with the following tasks:

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the summary tasks as follows:
- Implement social science research including design, data collection, conceptual frameworks, literature reviews, analysis, and report writing, with close collaboration from senior scientist.
- Arrange, manage and monitor collaboration with partners to carry out capacity building trainings, workshops, and researches.
- Involve in project evaluation at project end.
- Author or co-author research –based publications such as journal articles, working papers, and policy briefs.
- Actively involve in exploring new funding opportunities for Vietnam and SEA region. The work will include concept notes and proposal development by ICRAF- Vietnam team together with regional and global scientists.
- Involve in partnership and capacity-building: liaising with donor and government stakeholders and national partners for the implementation of the annual plan, as well as ICRAF operation in Vietnam
- Assist in impact analysis of agroforestry research

Qualifications and Skills Required:
- Must be a Vietnamese national
- Holding at least a Master Degree in environment or natural resources economics or related fields, with working knowledge on the following topics:
- Payments for ecosystem services (PES) mechanisms including REDD+;
- Governance and political economy of natural resources management
- Socio-economic impacts of agroforestry and natural resource management interventions
- Gender in agriculture and natural resources management
- Drivers of land use change
- Proficiency in English written and oral communication
- Proficiency in social science statistical packages (e.g., SPSS)
- Having proven ability in managing stressful working situation and team work spirits;
- Having proven skill of communication and negotiation, writing reports and documentation;
- Having excellent command of English
- Willingness to travel around the country, or abroad
- Readiness to conduct fieldwork in remote parts of the country
- Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
- Well organized; able to meet deadline
- Willing to learn new skills/knowledge related to the scope/content of the specified projects.
- Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills
- Generates creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations

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 1 (one) year, with high possibility of renewal, subject to 3 (three) months probation period, assessment of performance and availability of resources.
- Opportunity for professional training
- The position is started as soon as possible which is expected at end of August, 2012

Please submit your application with relevant qualifications, experiences, reference and a recent photograph in MS Word or Pdf format (Max. 500 kb), not later than 15 August 2012 to ICRAF Vietnam Office via Email: [email protected]

Only short-listed applicants meeting the requirements stated above will be contacted.

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

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
ICRAF Vietnam
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2012-08-15