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Agriculture Research Analyst, China Food and Nature Resources Program

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

IT, People & HR
Beijing, China
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

Job Summary
World Resources Institute China Office (WRI China) Food and Natural Resources Program is seeking an Agriculture Research Analyst. The research analyst will conduct research on agricultural policy analysis, modelling, incentive mechanisms, case studies and integrated solutions for the green and low-carbon transition of agriculture sector, to contribute to the sustainable food system transition in China and its interlinkages with global agendas (e.g. climate, biodiversity, SDGs, etc.)

Job Responsibilities
  • Conduct science-based research and analysis on policies and practices in the areas of food system with a focus on green and low-carbon transition of agriculture sector, including but not limited to reviewing the international progress, analysing policies and technical solutions, developing practical tools/guidelines, piloting and scaling up typical measures, etc.
  • Work with WRI Global and WRI China teams, draft or co-draft WRI knowledge products (e.g., briefs, reports, working papers, blogs, etc.) in both English and Chinese.
  • Present research findings at internal and external meetings as needed.
  • Conduct surveys, interviews, and field visits with team members and project partners.
  • Assist in organizing external events, workshops, conferences, and other project dissemination or capacity-building activities.
  • Contribute to project proposal, implementation, and progress report.
  • Support other activities as needed.
  • Other tasks from Manager.
Job Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in ecology/agronomy/resources and environment/ agricultural economic/environmental economics/climate change or related fields, cross-cut expertise is a plus.
  • At least three years of highly relevant and full-time work experience in agriculture/ food/ environment related fields.
  • Strong quantitative research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills, preferably with publication experience.
  • Ability to work well in a team, manage multiple priorities, take initiative, and deliver under tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment, with good work ethics.
  • Detail-oriented, positive, enthusiastic, and innovative in facing challenges, opportunities and new tasks.
  • Flexibility to travel nationally and internationally.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Mandarin and English.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal (www.wri.org/careers) to be considered. Both Chinese and English resumes are required. Please include a cover letter with your application.
The final candidate will be required to take a writing test.
Reporting: WRI China Food and Natural Resources Program Director
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.
Duration: Full-time
Location: Beijing, China
Application Deadline: ASAP till filled.
About WRI China
WRI China was established in 2008 as WRI’s first international office. Currently, we have more than 60 full-time employees working on Sustainable Transition, Sustainable Investment, Food & Nature Resources, and more. We engage with businesses, policymakers and civil society at levels, from local and subnational, to national and international, to advance transformative and comprehensive solutions for sustainable development and “ecological civilization”. WRI China recently registered as a foreign NGO under the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).
WRI Overview
World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization with the mission to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Founded in 1982, we’ve gathered nearly 1,800 staff located around the world. In addition to global initiatives and a coordinated regional presence in Africa and Europe, we prioritize work in 12 focus countries: China, Brazil, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and the United States.
WRI is a trusted partner for change. Using research-based approaches, we work globally and in focus countries to meet people’s essential needs; to protect and restore nature; and to stabilize the climate and build more resilient communities. We have been growing rapidly: over the past 5 years, our staff has doubled in size.
We are passionate. We cherish our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We set integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect as our core values. We have a flexible working environment. And we work toward a common goal of creating a better world for people, nature and climate.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.