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Research Assistants Food and Nutrition (Quantitative and Qualitative)

  • Contract
  • Bogor
  • Posted 5 months ago

ICRAF - The World Agroforestry Centre


The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a
Research Assistants Food and Nutrition (Quantitative and Qualitative)


CIFOR is building evidence on how forests and trees contribute to people’s diets, livelihoods, and well-being, while providing essential ecosystem services and habitat for biodiversity. We also research how changing patterns of land use and productive activities at the landscape scale are causing changes in local diets and livelihoods in many places. As part of our work, we are putting together new databases on nutrition and comparing different measures of diet quality.

Duties and responsibilities

Research Assistant in Food and Nutrition is expected to assist Senior Scientist
and Food and Nutrition Scientist on food and nutrition related research under
projects USAID Biodiversity, Land4Lives, Sustainable Wildlife Management, and
the Yangambi Nutrition project. The research assistant ship, including but not
limited to conducting literature reviews and providing summary of current data
and information on requested topics, conducting quantitative analysis of food
consumption, preparing maps and other data visualizations, and drafting
research publications related to the analysis conducted. 

  • Carry out quantitative analysis of existing datasets.
  • Carry out qualitative analysis of existing datasets.
  • Literature reviews; background information; contribute to reports and
  • Data visualizations,
  • Liaise with other parties relevant for food and nutrition issues,
    including for Nutriscapes TPP (partners, consultants, data analysts and
  • Contribute to organizing project workshops, trainings, and meetings.
  • Assist in project management, including with administrative and technical
    support relevant to the project being carried out by food and nutrition team.

Details of duties, assignments and objectives
will be further discussed and laid out in the staff’s annual performance

Education, knowledge and experience

• BSC in Nutrition.

• Knowledge in the process of designing and conducting research projects.

• A proven knowledge of the forest and trees contribution to food security and nutrition, especially in Indonesia.

• A minimum of three years of working experience in research/technical/development organizations.

• Experience using GIS tools to map data and produce data visualizations.

• Experience in contributing to project management.

• Experience in contributing to scientific articles.

Terms and conditions

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

• The appointment will be for 1 (one) year with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.

• The duty station will be in Bogor, Indonesia.

To apply, please visit our career site at:

Work with us

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CIFOR-ICRAF promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged.

CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

Application process

The application deadline is
15 Dec, 2023

We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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