Reference number: 2024005
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Kampala, Uganda
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.
Associate Scientist: Agroforestry and carbon development- Uganda
The position aims to enable effective design, implementation, coordination and management of integrated restoration livelihood and carbon projects in Uganda. The job holder assists in the implementation, capacity development of partners and support field staff in farmer training on agroforestry related topics; monitoring and evaluation activities; research, analyses and technical and donor reporting. The incumbent will supervise field assistants and community-based facilitators.
Duties and responsibilities
1. Research Support.
· Support the design and undertake research in agroforestry, restoration,
tree nutrition and gender,
· Collect, analyze, and summarize research data, conduct literature review
and / prepare technical papers, policy briefs manuals, guidelines, training and
workshop reports and other relevant documents.
· Contribute to development, validation and deployment of various protocols
· Develop protocols, manuals and provide
technical training and support to consortium partners and other stakeholders on
agroforestry practices including FMNR, ANR, soil water conservation, bioenergy,
tree planting, and management.
· Lead action research and co-learning
activities with consortium partners, field assistants and community
facilitators lead farmers.
3. Monitoring, evaluation,
· Support PMEL processes; i) working with
other CIFOR ICRAF staff build the capacity of the implementing partners and
lead farmers to establish baseline conditions and track outputs and option
uptake; ii) participate in quarterly monitoring and review exercises providing
relevant background work and documentation.
· Support implementation of impact
assessment strategy including supporting and coordinating quality control in
biophysical/biomass baseline, tree tracking and end line data collection
processes and complementary qualitative follow-up assessments.
4. Program management.
· As the Restore Africa Uganda Focal Point coordinate CIFOR ICRAF
input into the program.
· Support the co-designing of project strategies with national lead
organization and partners.
· Support production of project implementation plans and progress
· Support the undertaking of ESGI and project performance
· Organize workshops, conferences on the projects and training of
· Prepare papers, power points, posters, and other forms for
presentation in the meetings, workshops, etc.
- A PhD in a field related to
agroforestry, forestry, agriculture; natural resources management, climate
- Over 5 years-experience in
programs coordination and management with two () years of supervisory
experience in an agricultural, forestry or environmental organization
- Experience in data collection
and analysis; research and writing; raining; community engagement; &
- Experience in conceptualizing,
developing, and implementing scientific research; training materials and
manuals to train different stakeholders.
- Expertise and skills in
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learnings (documentation of key successes
in a project).
Education, knowledge and experience
•A PhD in a field related to agroforestry, forestry, agriculture; natural resources management, climate change mitigation/adaptation.
•Over 5 years-experience in programs coordination and management with two () years of supervisory experience in an agricultural, forestry or environmental organization
•Experience in data collection and analysis; research and writing; raining; community engagement; & communications.
•Experience in conceptualizing, developing, and implementing scientific research; training materials and manuals to train different stakeholders.
•Expertise and skills in Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learnings (documentation of key successes in a project).
Terms and conditions
•This is a Locally Recruited position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience.
•The duty station will be in Kampala, Uganda CIFOR-ICRAF Offices.
The application deadline is 07 Mar 2024
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.