Senior climate change and research advisor – Chemonics

Chemonics seeks a senior climate change and research advisor for the ongoing USAID-funded Rwanda LAND Project. The advisor will support programming and climate change adaptation activities related to land use and management. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Work with local research organizations to build capacity to design and implement rigorous empirical research
  • Use research to develop coherent policy recommendations
  • Forge linkages between research organizations, the Rwandan government, and civil society
  • Work with the government and other land sector stakeholders in Rwanda to set a common national land research agenda and plan workshops, partnerships, and training to implement it


  • Advanced university degree in social science, environmental or natural resource economics, natural resource management, rural sociology, or other relevant field required; Ph.D. degree preferred, or significant empirical research experience
  • Experience carrying out research on climate change adaptation, preferably related to land use, planning, and management
  • Minimum eight years of research experience applying state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative research methods, including mixed methods on land issues, natural resource management, or climate change
  • Project management and supervisory experience
  • Experience developing training materials and teaching or training others in effective research methods
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English

More information here.