Agronomy Researcher – Climate Change Specialist New

Agronomy Researcher – Climate Change Specialist

He/she will be based in Muaradua, OKU Selatan District, Sumatra Selatan, within a team of 24 field and administrative staff currently working with about 15,000 farming families and 600 farmer organizations in Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia.

Job Description

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Make an inventory of climate change challenges and respective innovations,
systems and practices being used by farmers across the target area.
2. Design & implement participatory on-farm action research to evaluate various
farmer-inspired climate change innovations. This will be in terms of:
a) Adaptation: how good innovations are at addressing climate change
challenges, and their effects on long-term farm sustainability and productivity.
b) Mitigation: on-farm and landscape-level GHG emissions and C budgets.
3. Support related documentation & reporting.
4. Share results with:
a) the HRNS Indonesian team, supporting the field team to integrate learnings
into their extension & training activities,
b) local farmers, farmer groups and cooperatives, department of agriculture
and other public and private sector stakeholders, universities, etc.

Job Requirements

Required profile:
– Experience in agronomic research on farmers’ fields, with experience in
agroforestry or coffee systems a strong advantage.
– Experience with assessing on-farm C stocks and GHG emissions.
– Knowledge of climate change-related challenges faced by the smallholder
agricultural sector.
– Word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software know-how.
– Ability to act as a team player, but also to take the lead and build a small climate
change unit within the HRNS Indonesia team.
– Ability to communicate in English is an advantage.
– Reliable, diligent, well-organized and focus on achieving results.
– Willing and able to live under basic conditions is crucial.

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