Agronomy Research Experiments Data Collection Project Planning

International Rice Research Institute

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

The Project on Resilient landscapes in the Tonle Sap, funded by GEF and FAO, will be implemented to test sustainable practices and implement training of trainers in Cambodia. At the same time, the IRRI-Cambodia Office implements several initiatives as part of the One CGIAR. The position provides support to the GEF Resilient Landscapes Project, as well as several initiatives (the Asian Mega Delta, Plant Health, and Excellence in Agronomy). The incumbent will support projects through planning and coordination of experiments on sustainable rice-based systems, together with partners, consultants and other IRRI staff.
This position will be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and may only be filled by permanent citizens of Cambodia.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and support the implementation of research experiments, and other data collection activities with the project team, consultants and partners
  • Communicate research protocols and data collection plans with the team and partners
  • Collect data on environmental indicators, agronomic variables and other socio-economic parameters related to experiments
  • Train others in the team and partners on data collection
  • Document methods (or adapted protocols)
  • Collate and manage data sets, and analyze data
  • Provide support for project reporting and coordinating with partners on their technical or financial reporting
  • Coordinates local partners, laborers, etc. in the implementation of research activities
  • Provide technical assistance to partners for implementation of activities
  • Coordinate data collection and monitoring of farmer cooperators
  • Ensures excellent implementation of research activities
  • Collects and manages data accurately, shares with the team according to standard formats
  • Provides reports on time
  • Provides clear guidance and mechanisms for data collection 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agronomy or other related fields (including Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Soil, or Climate Science)
  • With 2 – 5 years of experience in research within these fields, especially on rice based systems
Skills Required:
  • Experience on applied research methods and analysis of experimental data, good communication and coordination skills