Internship opportunity, ALiSEA, Lao PDR: Co-evaluating an agroecological practice, the case of Sustainable Rice System (SRS)

Internship opportunity, ALiSEA, Lao PDR: Co-evaluating an agroecological practice, the case of Sustainable Rice System (SRS)

The Agroecology Learning Alliance in South East Asia (ALiSEA) is looking for a 5-6 months intern based in Laos, starting from May 2017.

This internship is part of the co-evaluation process of the Sustainable Rice System (SRS). Its objective is to bring different stakeholders together (Non Profit Association, INGO and academia / research) to document the impact of a specific AE practice with new set of indicators and to assess in depth the mode of appropriation & dissemination in different geographic areas.

Proposed mission for the Jr researcher (MSc student)

  • To conduct a literature review about key performances indicators for agroecological systems
  • To review the Monitoring & Evaluation indicators available at grass root level (development partners level)
  • To refine the proposed indicators and elaborate the data collection framework that will be put in place over the rice growing season
  • To conduct in depth interviews with SRS and non SRS farmers, DAFO & PAFO staff, SAEDA, CCL & ARMI staff in respective area of intervention
  • To document case studies of successful SRS farmers compared to traditional Rice growing farmers,
  • To document case studies of successful dissemination and adoption cases
  • To document investment cost & gross margin for supporting adaptability / mass adoption of SRS

Profile expected:

  • MSc student with background in agroecology / agronomy / agriculture economics
  • Experience in conducting field survey (with semi structured interviews)
  • Ability to speak and to write report in English

More detailed information here

For interested candidates, kindly send your cover letter and CV to the following adress: ferrand@gret.org & agroecologynetworksea@gmail.com