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Research Assistant Socioeconomics

at World Agroforestry
Location Yaounde, Cameroon
Date Posted July 2, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Contract
Currency CFA


Summary of responsibilities

  • Assist the CIFOR-ICRAF research team in the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of research activities in the various projects
  • Support and follow-up activities of community-based organizations, including agroforestry enterprises and women's groups, targeted by the projects
  • Coordinate the organization of project workshops, meetings and virtual discussions
  • In collaboration with other scientists, produce publications, such as technical reports, technical sheets, training manuals, blogs and journal articles
  • Contribute to resource mobilization



    • Solid theoretical background (MSc level) in agricultural economics, rural development and sociology, with practical experience in value chain analysis, rural entrepreneurship, business skills development and institutional and policy context analysis
    • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in statistical software
    • Experience with socio-economic survey design and implementation
    • Basic knowledge on gender issues and gender-sensitive research and project development
    • Practical experience with natural resource management, forest management and community forestry
    • Willing to work in rural areas and travel extensively in often remote areas
    • Proficiency in English and good working knowledge in French; Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently, as well as in multicultural and multi-disciplinary teams
    • Ability to work under pressure and deliver on time


      • This is a Locally Recruited position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience.
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