Field Research Enumerators CLOSED

Climate Change, Energy and Low Carbon Development (CCE)


Since 2009, CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS REDD+) has examined how REDD+ has been designed and implemented vis-à-vis the so-called 3E+ criteria (carbon effectiveness, cost efficiency, equity among stakeholders) – as well as various co-benefits including poverty reduction, tenure and rights clarification, and biodiversity protection. CIFOR assessed a broad set of social and environmental indicators at 22 sub-national REDD+ sites in six countries. CIFOR carried out surveys in 150 villages and nearly 4,000 households in 2010-2011 and 2013-2014 to evaluate the impacts of REDD+ interventions on forests and people through a before-after-control-intervention (BACI) approach. CIFOR and partners will return to nine of the study sites in Brazil, Peru and Indonesia for a third round of data collection in 2018.

We are seeking field research enumerators to collect a third phase of GCS REDD+ data at the REDD+ project site in Brazil nut concessions in Madre de Dios, Peru. Field research enumerators, in addition to collecting high quality data from households and villages participating in this study, will be part of a global comparative study that aims to provide reliable and accurate information about the impacts of subnational REDD+ on people and forests.


  • Participate in GCS REDD+ methods training in the period of 27-31 August 2018
  • Interview households in the intervention and control villages, and help facilitate village‐level focus groups (mixed gender, and women’s) in the period comprising September until early November 2018

Minimum qualifications required:

  • Bachelor degree in the areas of forest engineering, agronomy, biological sciences, environmental management, economics, or related fields;
  • Previous experience applying household questionnaires;
  • Skills to work in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Willingness to stay extended field periods in rural areas of the Peruvian Amazon;
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).

Desirable qualifications:

  • Work experience with smallholders, riparian populations and/or indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon;
  • Driving license type A-I valid for Peru;
  • Basic English knowledge;
  • Knowledge of relevant subjects related with the implementation of REDD+ in Peru (MRV, safeguards, carbon markets, others);
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).


  • This is a consultancy position.
  • Period of consultancy is expected to last from September until early November 2018.
  • CIFOR offers competitive remuneration in local currency, commensurate with candidates’ skills and experience.
  • Work location will be in the region of Pucallpa, Ucayali.

Those interested should send their short CV (maximum two pages) and cover letter to Julia Naime ( until July 6th, 2018.

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