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Climate and Hydrology Analyst

Reference number: 2297
Job status: Inactive
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Bogor
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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Climate and Hydrology Analyst


Climate and Hydrology Analyst position will be involved in various participatory research projects related to climate and hydrology studies to improve water resources and watershed management through adaptation and mitigation approaches. The position will conduct research in development work and provide analysis in climate and hydrology condition for various geographical scopes and scales i.e., site of Sustainable Landscapes for Climate-Resilient Livelihoods in Indonesia (Land4Lives) project (South Sumatra, South Sulawesi, and East Nusa Tenggara) funded by the Global Affair Canada (GAC) and the upcoming Land- and Seascape Solutions for Indonesia (LASSO) funded by BMU-IKI. The Land4Lives project goal is to increase Indonesia's economic and climate-resilience livelihoods and food security for poor and vulnerable groups, particularly women and girls. On the other hand, LASSO objective is to facilitate local and national stakeholders include Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for climate resilient livelihoods (CRL), restoration and conservation in their sustainable management of land and seascapes (LaS).

Duties and responsibilities

1.      Science

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of research development activities in climate and hydrology, which include assessment of hydro logical condition of a landscape from the perspective of multiple stakeholders: local, public/policymakers, and hydrologist/expert ecological knowledge (i.e., hydrology modelling approach)
  • Explore hydrology models which include but not limited to GenRiver as a tool to conduct assessment of hydrological conditions and develop ex-ante analysis to improve water resources and watershed management
  • Conduct primary and secondary data collection with various methodology: survey, focus group discussion, key informant interview, biophysics research, participatory monitoring
  • Develop databases presenting the results of primary and secondary data collection, tabulate the data and conduct simple data analysis to be used for further analysis.
  • Coordinate the conducted research activities, data collection, tabulation and analysis process with senior researchers and project leaders

2.      Knowledge management and communication

  • Write technical report in the form of Power Point presentation or other written documents
  • Contribute to the communication of the research results to targeted audiences (including workshops, website, policy briefs, poster, guideline, etc.) of relevant projects.
  • Contribute to the presentation of the research results in various international, national and sub-national events i.e., seminar, workshop, conference, share learning sessions, etc.
  • Contribute to the communication of the research results to broader audiences in a form of book chapter, international journal article or other type of publications such as video and leaflet. 

3.      Capacity building

  • Supervise field staff/casual staff conducting primary/secondary data collection and climate and hydrology related research activities
  • Provides back up support of researchers/users of tools/models, in particular local government and relevant sub-national stakeholders to use GenRiver and/or other hydrology models
  • Conduct capacity strengthening processes on watershed management for climate change mitigation and adaptation, to multistakeholder working group or forum in targeted landscapes
  • Contribute to awareness raising on sustainable water resources and watershed management in priority landscapes
  • Facilitate relevant stakeholder groups in mainstreaming efficient use of water and nature-based solution into landscape management plan or strategy

Education, knowledge and experience

  • A minimum degree of a BSc in agroclimatology, hydrogeology, agriculture, forestry, rural development and / or other related fields
  • Have a good representation and reputation to local stakeholders
  • Good analytical skills to support research works
  • Able to provide succinct field reports and produce communication products targeting local community.
  • Minimum (3 years) of a successful work experience record in the subject area related to the agroclimatology, hydrogeology, agriculture, forestry, rural development and / or other related fields

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Competent in personal organization and priority setting, with the ability to work efficiently under time pressure and manage multiple priorities
  • Has initiative, capable of working independently, and an effective team player.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with people in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience working with a wide and diverse network of groups and individuals
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, or any office application).
  • GIS analysis will be additional point
  • Basic administrative and documentation skills.
  • Strong character, a multitasking person who can work under pressure.
  • Well organized; able to meet deadlines, a good understanding of time management.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, able to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Good knowledge of communication (Indonesian and English).
  • Willing to learn new skills/knowledge related to the scope/content of the specific projects.
  • Generates creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations.
  • Willing to receive feedback from others.
  • Has a vision to develop the organization and an intention of continuous improvement

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency, commensurate with skills and experience.
  • The appointment will be for 1 (one) year, inclusive of a six-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.
  • The duty station will be in Bogor, Jawa Barat.
    To apply, please visit our career site at: and
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    CIFOR-ICRAF promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged.
    CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

Application process

The application deadline is 16 Aug-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.


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