Climate Change impacts rice production through exacerbated and more frequent climate extremes. At the same time rice fields are a large emitter of greenhouse gases. Technologies that reduce the carbon footprint of rice exist but uptake of such technologies is slow. Working with various national and international partners in different projects, IRRI develops strategies to increase the level of adoption of climate-smart technologies in rice production. This task needs a concerted approach of an inter-disciplinary team of experts.
Under the minimal supervision of the IRRI Representative in Thailand, the Agricultural Data Analyst will be responsible for managing and updating database and providing analysis of information to support the implementation of IRRI’s agricultural and climate change projects in Thailand. The Agricultural Data Analyst will provide technical expertise to support monitoring and evaluation related tasks including qualitative performance data collection and analysis, and preparing reports. He/she will be further responsible for the management and analysis of project/research data sets and research support where necessary.
The successful applicant will lead related M&E tasks of a National Child Project in Thailand under the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded Inclusive Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative (ISRL). ISRL is a Regional Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Programme of the GEF and involves a core partnership between UN Environment, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) and IRRI.
The Child Project in Thailand seeks to transform rice and agricultural production landscapes in Thailand by reconciling competing social, economic, and environmental interests. To achieve this, the project proposes an integrated and multi-disciplinary landscape management approach to create inclusive, sustainable rice farming practices through policy, capacity building, financing, and sustainable land management (SLM) practices at landscape scale. Inter-ministerial land use planning at the national and local levels in the target provinces Chiang Rai and Ubon Ratchathani will precede the adoption of SRP Standard practices by smallholder farmers, while maintaining, restoring and improving landscapes, ecosystems and biodiversity.
This position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand and may only be filled by permanent citizens of Thailand.