The Research
Assistant-Agricultu ral Economics will provide assistance for on going research
projects under the Economics Functional Unit, specifically carrying out
financial and economic assessment of farming systems, in which World
Agrofrestry Centre is working intensively, such rubber based farming systems,
coffee based farming systems, and other agroforestry practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected
to perform the following tasks:
Review and update the
available data set of farming systems on which the Economics Functional Unit of
ICRAF-SEA has been working and assist in collecting and compiling the
necessary data for further analysis.Develop farming system models
using OLYMPE in various ICRAF sites.Maintain the existing data set
using OLYMPE Assist in training and support
on OLYMPE modeling to staff and partnersAssist in carrying out
financial economics assessment of various land use Act as a focal person in
disseminating information related to the economic assessment of various farming
systems under study by other units at ICRAFWork closely with Ecological
Modeling Unit to develop appropriate models of agricultural development .

and Skills Required:

This position
requires at least the following qualifications and capacities:

A Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics or Agronomics
with experience in field survey related to agricultural practicesGood quantitative, qualitative and data analysis skills, applying
the available statistical software packagesKnowledgeab le in financial analysisExcellent communication skills, good command of Indonesian and
English, both written and verbalFamiliar working with research teamExcellent capability to work under limited supervisionComputer and internet literate

Terms of offer

This is a
Nationally Professional Fixed Term position with a competitive salary and
benefits package.

The contract is for a period of one year, with possibility of
renewal, subject to a three month
probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of

Applicants are invited to send a cover
letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed
qualifications/ competencies/ skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names
and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email

should indicate “-Agricultural
Economics” on their application letters and email submissions. All correspondence should be addressed to:

Human Resources
& Administration Unit, ICRAF

via email: wpriono@cgiar. org


Fax : (0251)

This is an immediately opening position. Applications will be
considered until November 21, 2007.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the
above requirements will be contacted. ICRAF believes
that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications
from women. If you do not hear from us
within the next 3 (three) months, please consider your application unsuccessful.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by
accessing our web site http://www.worldagr oforestry. org/sea

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is one of a network
of 15 Future Harvest Centres of the Consultative Group on International
Agricultural Research (CGIAR). As a global leader in agroforestry research and
development, ICRAF’s ultimate purpose is to improve human welfare by reducing poverty,
increasing cash income, improving food and nutritional security, and increasing
environmental resilience through improved agroforestry systems. ICRAF has it’s headquarters
in Nairobi, Kenya and works in 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.

In 1993, the World Agroforestry Centre
opened a program for Southeast Asia with Bogor, in Indonesia, as its regional headquarters.
We currently work in five Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia,
Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China.