CIFOR Vacancy Announcement: Field Research Enumerator

Global Comparative Study on REDD Indonesia.
CIFOR advances human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. We are one of 15 centres within the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, and we have offices in Asia, Africa and South America. CIFOR is looking for 12 Field Research Enumerators to conduct work on project sites related to reducing emissions (component 2) of the Global Comparative Study on REDD (GCS-REDD). GCS-REDD is a fouryear global comparative research project on first-generation REDD demonstration and readiness activities in selected countries across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The goal is to provide REDD policymakers and practitioner communities with the information, analysis and tools they need to ensure effective and cost-efficient reduction of carbon emissions with equitable impacts and co-benefits the 3E criteria. The project consists of four components: (1) national initiatives (policy processes and strategies), (2) project activities, (3) monitoring and reference levels, and (4) knowledge sharing.

Period of work:

Monday January 25, 2010 through Friday May 28, 2010 (18 weeks).

Duties and responsibilities:

Conduct social science field research (primarily household and village surveys) at a REDD project site in Indonesia.
Assure the completeness, accuracy, and quality of field research data.
Assure fluid communications among the Component 2 staff, REDD project proponents, and members of the local community.
Participate in training, pretesting, and meetings, and other tasks as required.


Undergraduate degree (S1).
Strong academic record.
Capacity for conducting hard work with irregular hours in a remote setting.
Good interpersonal skills.
Good character.

Desired qualifications:

A degree in forestry or related field (agriculture, natural resources).
Background in social sciences (either major or course work).
Knowledge of climate change, forestry, and REDD.
Prior experience in field work.
Knowledge of the local language and culture may be preferred depending on the specific vacancy.

Center for International Forestry Research

Vacancy Announcement

Terms and Conditions:

CIFOR offers competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience. There is a possibility (though no guarantee) of extension beyond May 28 depending on extension of the work and available funding.

Application process:

We will acknowledge all applications, but we will contact only short-listed candidates. Please send your letter of interest and CV, including contact information for three referees to:

Human Resources Department