Vacancy for a Researcher


Researcher, Research Program, Royal Society for Protection of Nature.

Employment period:

18 months with possibility of extension depending on project requirement and competency.

Job Purpose:

Conduct climate change vulnerability assessment, coordinate and lead surveys, collect data, analyze and write reports.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Data Collection: Plan and lead all surveys, interviews, consultations and meetings for data collection and collation.
  • Data analysis and report writing: Carry out data analysis (mostly qualitative) and report writing
  • Conduct and coordinate meetings for consultations and information dissemination.
  • Liaise with project partners and local leaders corrective action in the research process.
  • Provide timely report to program officer to enable reporting to partners and funding agencies as required by the contract agreement.
  • Prepare a final report on community-based climate change vulnerability and capacity assessment.
  • Lead and manage all field related activities including providing guidance to enumerators.

Educational Requirements:

A university degree in economics, environmental science, or other related natural or social research fields; preferably at post-graduate level.

Relevant Experience and Other Requirements:

  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level.
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in research
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent oral communication in Dzongkha and Sharchopkha will be an added advantage

Core Competencies:

  • Maintains collaborative relationships with partners
  • Works effectively with diverse colleagues and partners
  • Flexibly alters positions and adjusts previously stated points of view to support the group consensus
  • Carries out team priorities in the absence of research coordinator

The position reports to:

Coordinator, Research Program.

Application Submission Deadline:

Latest by March 31, 2011