Department of Forest Science
College of Forestry & Environmental Science

is in need of

Forest Inventory Field Assistants
(4 positions available)

Position : Research Associate at the Visayas State University
Location : Leyte and Southern Leyte
Application Deadline : November 30, 2016
Shortlisting and Interview : 1st week of December 2016
Starting Date : January 4, 2017
Duration of Contract : 4 months from starting date

The Visayas State University in cooperation with the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute-Institute of International Forestry and Forestry Economics is currently implementing the “Landscape Forestry in the Tropics (LaForeT)” Project. This is a four-year project funded by the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the Republic of Germany. The main aim of the project is highlighting the impact of policy instruments on deforestation and reforestation processes and land-use dynamics and sustainability in a landscape context.

The project is composed of six (6) Working Packages that have specific goals and contributions towards attaining the main goal of the project. Amongst the 6 Working Packages (WPs) is the Working Package 2 on “Sustainable forestry and agroforestry land-use”. The WP2 aims to assess the impact of land-use on forest area and forest structure by conducting forest inventory activities and investigating the carbon storage capacity, biodiversity and increment of commercial timber species. Within this WP2, the Visayas State University as the official partner of the projectseeks to employ four (4) Forest Inventory Field Assistant that will provide the following duties and responsibilities.

Academic Qualification

B.Sc. graduate (licensed forester, preferred) of Forestry and/or Environmental Sciences or B.Sc. Forestry/Environmental Science student at their last year in university.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. As the Forest Inventory Field Assistant, he/she will serve as the technical assistant to the Forest Inventory Coordinator and PhD student in conducting the forest inventory activities.
  1. The Forest Inventory Field Assistant will work closely with the Forest Inventory Coordinator and PhD student and also provide logistical support in terms of ensuring that day to day activities for the forest inventory are in place.
  1. The Forest Inventory Field Assistant will also provide assistance to the Forest Inventory Coordinator and PhD student in ensuring that specimens are properly documented, forest data encoded and transmitted to the LaForeT Philippines team and other Hamburg-based project members.

Professional Experience

  • Has previous experience of conducting forest inventory activities (either for carbon accounting or ecological studies)
  • Has previous experience on collecting data for forest or ecological transects, knowledge on tree identification is an advantage.

Language Requirements

  • Knowledgeable in English and Tagalog (spoken and written)
  • Preferable if knowledgeable in local language (spoken and written)

Additional Requirements

  • Must be willing to work and endure fieldwork conditions (e.g. harsh weather conditions. mountainous terrain)
  • Must be physically available to perform duties for the entire duration of the forest inventory activity

For additional inquiries and questions related to the position kindly contact the following:

Dr.Renezita Come
Department of Forest Science, College of Forestry and Environmental Science
Visayas State University
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Karen Veridiano
Research Scientist/ PhD Student
Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute – Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics
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