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  • Posted: Mar 30, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The World Agroforestry Centre, is an international institute headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and founded in 1978. The Centre specializes in the sustainable management, protection and regulation of tropical rainforest and natural reserves.
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    Junior Research Associate

    Primary Duties And Responsibilities

    • Contribute to providing technical and strategic support to the design and implementation of the UPA work program.  
    • Provide meaningful insights into Kenya UPA-related scene, identify, and approach potential partners and contribute to in-depth scoping exercise.
    • Support establishment and maintenance of partnerships with organizations relevant to the UPA project in Kenya. 
    • Participate in qualitative research for innovations: social, organizational, technological, product/services, business models and marketing etc., for sustainable UPA, including a focus on missing links/gaps for successful implementation as well as on possible resistance.
    • Engage in hands-on qualitative research on the ground, establish and refine research tools, questionnaires, assessment tools, MEL, analyze data, establish and refine participatory tools, write reports and publications.
    • Engage in networking activities on the ground, including the establishment of a local consortium (“steering committee”) and expert pool.
    • Facilitate the exchange of expertise with the overarching advisory board, Nairobi local steering committee and expert pool and the TMG teams.
    • Support design, implementation, analysis and writing of research protocols.
    • Undertake literature reviews to support UPA research work.
    • Support monitoring of progress of UPA research assignments and coordination of information between partners.
    • Support in strategically positioning the project in the relevant (policy) debates through various types of publications and events.  
    • Support outreach activities (social media, website, blogs, etc.)
    • Contribute to the further strategic and scientific development of TMG Research. 
    • Assist in organization of events and workshops.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by line manager.


    • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas: agriculture, environmental studies, urban planning, community development or similar.
    • 3 years of relevant working experience.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to organize their work using software tools, like MS Excel and Word.
    • Willingness and ability to personally conduct research in the informal settlements.
    • Demonstrated experience and analytical tools in the field of qualitative research
    • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures.
    • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines.
    • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular).
    • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
    • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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