Thursday, April 28, 2016

Job Vacancy: WCS Indonesia Socioeconomic Research Assistant

Position:                  Socioeconomic Research Assistant
Division:                  Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia Program (WCS-IP)
Reports to:              Socio-Economic Specialist
Based in :                Bogor

WCS-IP Marine Program needs a Socioeconomic Research Assistant, whose role will contribute to guiding enumerators in survey sampling, research instrument design, statistical analysis, and also co-delivering training in qualitative/quantitative research methods. The Socioeconomic Research Assistant, together with the Socioeconomic Specialist, will coordinate socioeconomic data collection in WCS-IP Marine Program such that it is undertaken using a set of common standards and practices. This will then allow data to be reused by other projects in the future, as well as providing the data for wider use beyond WCS-IP.

Summary of responsibilities:

  • To guide and work with enumerator in WCS-IP Marine to meet the standards and adopt practices related to quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis
  • To conduct quantitative/qualitative research and analysis.
  • To develop common standards and practices related to quantitative/qualitative data collection.
  • To assist in all aspects of field-work and data collection as required.
  • Details of duties, assignments and objectives will be further discussed and laid out in the staff’s annual performance contract.


  • Education, knowledge and experience: Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, sociology, economics, or other social sciences
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in conducting research
  • Strong skills in qualitative/quantitative survey method
  • Familiarity with statistical software (SPSS, R, etc.)
  • Minimum of two years working experience preferred but not essential.
  • Fluent English language skills, ability to express opinions in both oral and written English, are essential

Personal Attributes and Competencies:

  • Competent in personal organization and priority setting, with the ability to work effectively under time pressure and manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrates initiative, capable of working independently and as 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 live in basic condition.

Terms and Conditions

  • The appointment is for one year, with a possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources
  • The duty station will be at WCS-IP Office Bogor (50%) and travel to survey sites (50%).
  •  Please note that the above TOR constitutes only the main responsibilities and duties of this position. As WCSIP is a flexible organization, staff members are expected to undertake any other tasks that are allocated to them but which are not part of their regular TOR.

When you are interested on the above position and consider that you possess the necessary qualification, please submit your job application consisting of updated curriculum vitae, expected salary, three professional references and a cover letter explaining your interest towards this work and/or this organization to Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format “Socioeconomic Research Assistant"_(name of candidate)

Deadline: April 30th 2016

No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified

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