Food System & Sustainability Researcher 148 views

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Position : Full time 

Location : Jakarta

Starting date : March 2022

About the Organization

Hunger is the source of impatience and anger. Among >7 billion people who live on today’s Earth, one billion go to bed with an empty stomach every day. While food is the fuel of everything in human lives, we often take food for granted.

In today’s world, Tay Juhana Foundation (TJF) helps people to produce food in unconventional types of lands so we all don’t starve now and in the future. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocate the cultivation of suboptimal lands into productive lands in the most sustainable manner.

TJF is fully-operated by young talents committed to utilize their optimum skills and capabilities to formulate effective strategies, conduct comprehensive research, and communicate the messages in cultivating food crops in suboptimal lands. We bring a significant change in the way we manage our lands to bring food for humanity. We invite qualified candidates who share the same passion with us to become agent of change by joining our dynamic team in Jakarta as Food System and Sustainability Researcher.

Job Summary

The researcher will be responsible for designing study using qualitative and quantitative methods to collect, analyze, and interpret data to digestible information about our food system for various audiences and purposes.

Job Description

  1. Designing research proposals in accord with the organization’s supported causes.
  2. Conducting field surveys, literature review, and contributing to the entire designed research process.
  3. Writing publications, including scientific papers (journal and proceeding standard), research reports, and popular science articles, for both scientific and non-scientific communities.
  4. Responsible for translating and interpreting relevant scientific papers for the team.
  5. Coordinating research dissemination activities, such as seminars, open discussion, and other fitting events.
  6. Facilitating technical knowledge, primarily in agri-food system improvement from sustainability lens.
  7. Assisting the Head of Knowledge Management to organize the activities based on the research framework and to liaison with preferred partners.

Candidate Requirement

  • Candidates have a degree in environmental economics, environmental policy, or other similar studies.
  • Candidates must have in-depth knowledge of the global agri-food system and its issues. Candidate who is familiar with peatland or other suboptimal lands management is preferable.
  • At least 2 years of experience in both qualitative and quantitative research is a must.
  • Fluency in scientific writing and verbal communication in English is compulsory.
  • Candidates must have a strong passion for working within a research-based nonprofit organization, with focus on food security, sustainable agricultural practice, and sustainable development.
  • Candidates must be computer literate and tech-savvy (proficiency in Ms Office, online drive, skype, zoom, etc) 
  • Candidates must have a strong analytical skill and strategic-critical thinking. 
  • Candidates must be an organized, systematic thinker who can make priorities with quick response and proven leadership.
  • Candidates must have proven good interpersonal skills, independent and teamwork spirits.


  • Opportunity to play a key role in growth phase of a promising nonprofit organization development.
  • Opportunity to work in a vibrant working environment with a diverse, and dynamic team.
  • Opportunity to travel to other parts of the country and overseas at times.
  • Possible internal and external training/workshops.
  • Salary is commensurated with skills and experience.
  • Most importantly, opportunity to contribute to solve critical issues and become the agent of change to provide food for humanity!

How To Apply

Interested applicant must send a set of application documents which includes:

  • Current CV/resume with the most recent photograph attached.
  • Motivation letter addressing candidates’ suitability and potential contribution to the offered position (max. 1 page). Please write the range of expected salary here.
  • Candidates’ most recent portfolio that is open to the public is encouraged to be shared.
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