Research Assistant for UNDP Project

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Research Assistant for UNDP Project

The Output-based Project Researcher will work primarily on providing research and analytical work to follow through on the initial successes of the UNDP Project and bring the initial phase into completion.

Short Description

Under the overall and direct supervision of the Research Specialist and in coordination with the Project Coordinator, the Output-based Project Researcher will work primarily on providing research and analytical work to follow through on the initial successes of the project and bring the initial phase into completion. This involves desk and field research – collecting, analysing and summarizing information and data in different forms following general guidance – as well as stakeholder engagement, when necessary, in support of research objectives.

The Project-Based Researcher may also perform clerical and editorial tasks to assist with the delivery of the final research and communication outputs and their dissemination.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Create an inventory of scientific literature related to the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, as well as DENR’s plans/policies/programs

  2. Assist in the review of the IPCC 1.5 Report and other related literature, and the DENR’s plans/policies/programs towards a sector-based analysis focused on agriculture

  3. Coordinate with both internal and external partners to contribute in the conduct of rigorous and timely research activities;

  4. Provide support to project activities such as workshops, meetings, etc., in the form of content inputs, logistics, and correspondence with project partners, actors and users

  5. Submit supplemental reports required by the project, such as:

    • Inventory of literature on climate science basis, as well as DENR’s plans, programs, and policies

    • Retrieved data on social network and analysis of its interaction

    • Multi-criteria tool development and report

    • Policy and program analysis and final report preparation

  6. Assist in providing documentation services for project events and activities and all other engagements, including but not limited to recording and transcription of proceedings, workshops, etc.

  7. Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator & Research Specialist

 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Agriculture, Forestry or equivalent; Master’s Degree is an advantage;
  • With at least one (1) year experience in research, project coordination and documentation;
  • With technical knowledge of climate change, planning and policy analysis;
  • Good technical writing skills or with experience in writing technical reports; and
  • Able to work independently (with minimum supervision), work simultaneously on numerous tasks, and meet deadlines.


Application Process

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