Scholarship: MapFire project looks for a Research Assistant



Scholarship advertisement: Multi-Actor Adaptation Plan to cope with Forests under Increasing Risk of Extensive fires (MAP-FIRE) is looking for a Research Assistant.

The Research Assistant will collect and analyse the operational and community-based strategies for monitoring and fire risk prevention, under the supervision WP-2 and WP-3 PIs: Dr. Victor Marchezini (Cemaden, Brazil), Dr Cesar Ascorra (ACINCIA, Peru), Dra. Liana Anderson (Cemaden, Brazil) and Dr Guillermo Rioja (Herencia, Bolivia), respectively. Dr Foster Brown (UFAC) will be a focal point. The findings of this diagnostic will be shared in a technical report and will provide important inputs for the activities of workshop 2 (WS-2). The Research Assistant will also assist in the preparation of participatory methodologies of workshops 1 and 2 (WS-1 and WS-2). In the workshop 1, the main product will be action plans designed and planned by people. In the workshop 2, the main outcome is the identification of challenges for the adaptation of future fire prevention routines. These outcomes will be important for other outcomes of working package 3, such as the policy paper and letter of recommendations.

Diagnostic of operational and community-based strategies of fire monitoring and prevention in MAP


  1. MSC completed by April 2019 in the following areas: Geography, sociology, anthropology, economy, journalism, correlated areas 
  2. Experience with qualitative methodologies from the social sciences
  3. Fluent in speaking Portuguese and Spanish, writing in those languages. Writing in English will be considered an additional qualification
  4. Ability to communicate with different sectors of society
  5. Ability and organization to document and write reports
  6. Live in the MAP (Madre de Dios-Peru, Pando-Bolivia and Acre-Brazil) region and flexibility to travel in the region and to São Paulo
  7. It is desirable to hold a bank account in Brazil


Application dates: 1 June to 30 June, 2019

Selection and interview: 1 to 5 July, 2019

Application process: Kindly send to Victor Marchezini and Liana Anderson the following documents:

  • Short CV
  • Copy of diplomas
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A presentation letter, explaining why you are interested in the project and how you expect to contribute to it
  • Copy of your publications, if any, copy of your relevant reports to this position

More information and application details

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