Aaranyak is looking for a Research Assistant for their Water, Climate & Hazard (WATCH) Programme in the Eastern Brahmaputra basin - Apply by February 10, 2013

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14 months (February, 2013 –March, 2014)

About Aaranyak

Aaranyak (A Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of India) is a frontline environmental organization of India based at Guwahati, Assam. It works all over the eastern Himalayan region on nature conservation, natural resources management, climate change, disaster management and livelihood enhancement of marginalized communities through research and advocacy.

Aaranyak wants to engage one ‘Research Assistant’ in a project on ‘Reducing flood risk by providing early warning and community based flood management planning in Eastern Brahmaputra basin, India’ being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Partha J. Das, Head, ‘Water, Climate and Hazard (WATCH) Programme’.


‘Research Assistant (Adaptation)’ in the ‘Water, Climate & Hazard (WATCH) Programme’ of Aaranyak

Job profile

The job requires intensive field work in collaboration with local communities in the eastern Brahmaputra sub-basin comprising mainly Lakhimpur & Dhemaji districts of Assam and West Siang, Lower Subansiri and Papum Pare districts f Arunachal Pradesh. We will prefer candidates who have shown proficiency in their subjects, love to take challenges, can work with communities, are skilled in writing reports in English and explore areas for future research

Essential qualification

  • Post graduate in environmental science/natural resources management/ geography/ geology/ sociology/social work/development studies and other relevant discipline
  • Ability to communicate to rural communities in Assamese

Desired qualification

Research experience in relevant field (e.g. flood management, adaptation to environment and climate change, etc.)

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply in prescribed format along with a detailed CV and a copy of coloured photograph. Send your applications by email to admin@aaranyak.org; info@aaranyak.org

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

Contact details

Saurabh Kr. Barua - 9954836561

50, Samanwoy Path
Survey, P.O. Beltola
Guwahati 781028
Assam, INDIA
Fax : +91-361-2228418
info@aaranyak.org; admin@aaranyak.org

Application format

Name of position for which candidate is applying (Tick)
Position: Research Assistant (Adaptation)
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Date of birth:
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Educational Qualification (from HSLC onwards)
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February 10, 2013 12:00AM