Forest Trends is looking for a Homebased/Remote Research Assistant: Apply Now!!

Forest Trends seeks several highly-organized individuals that are proficient in data analysis and
knowledgeable about nature-based solutions (NBS) to contribute to the production of a
flagship global report on the state of finance for NBS for water security.

Application Deadline: 01 April 2024


These positions will be contracted as consultancies reporting to the Program Manager of
Forest Trends’ Global Water Initiative. The contracts will run from April – August 2024 with the
possibility for extension through November 2024. Applicants must be fluent in English, and
proficiency in another language (Spanish, French, Chinese, or other) is highly valued. The work
is remote (home-based)

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The consultant must meet the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree in environmental science, natural resources management, environmental policy, or similar related field
  • Knowledgeable and curious about financing mechanisms for nature-based solutions for water
  • Demonstrated research experience conducting surveys and compiling databases
  • Demonstrated experience with analyzing data and writing up conclusions
  • Proficient in use of excel to create dynamic tables and figures
  • Experience working successfully in interdisciplinary and multi-cultural settings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Fluency in one or more other languages, especially Spanish, French, or Chinese
  • Experience in project management and leading collaborative research efforts

Submit the following to [email protected] no later than April 1st, 2024. Candidates are
encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as they will be reviewed on a rolling

  • Cover letter (in English) including the following:
    • Expression of interest and motivation for applying
    • Description of education, experience, and skills that respond to indicated qualifications – specifically highlighting experience working on nature-based solutions, compiling and analyzing databases, and writing reports
    • Description of what candidate would bring to scope
  • CV
  • Writing sample that demonstrates data analysis capabilities
  • Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted

See full detailed Terms of Reference Here

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