New position available:

Research Assistant

We are looking for a motivated, hard-working and social research assistant with an interest in agriculture. You will have the opportunity to directly impact the lives of around 260,000 Myanmar maize farmer households – over 1,000,000 people.

You will be responsible for the collection of data, mostly from smallholder farmers but also from other stakeholders such as shop owners, extension workers and market buyers. A large part of your activities will consist of being on the phone calling people to collect data. You will be based in Yangon, Myanmar with possible travel to the beautiful Southern Shan State. You will have the opportunity to go into the field to directly interact with the farmers.

This is not a 9 to 5 job; this is not going to be easy. If you are up for high risk, high return, lots of headache and a tremendous learning experience, join us!


  • Collecting data through phone interviews

  • Collecting data through digital surveys

  • Collecting data in field interviews

  • Compiling data in a structured way

  • Creating reports in Microsoft Office


  • Based in Yangon, Myanmar with possible travel to rural areas

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture is preferred

  • Native Burmese speaker, good command of English

  • Minimum of 1 year relevant working experience

  • Strong ICT skills (e.g. mobile apps, Microsoft Office)


  • Myanmar and English language skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Highly motivated to quickly learn and pick up new skills

  • Team player

  • Initiative and solution focused


Resume and motivation letter can be sent to Applications without motivation letters will not be accepted.