Soil Scientist

Posted 15 Jan 2020


Attapeu (Sciences, Lab, R&D)

Position : Soil Scientist (Lao National) Location : Dakcheung district (Xekong province) & Phouvong district (Attapeu province) Contract Length: 2 months (short term)

Organization : SOFRECO is a leading company in consultancy and technical assistance for sustainable economic and social development.

Purpose: SOFRECO is seeking an independent expert for a soil scientist position for its project “Biodiversity Conservation Corridors » designed to assist the Government of Lao PDR in their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and/or forest degradation, promote sustainable management of forests and enhance forest carbon stocks (“REDD+”). To encourage this to happen at community level, the project provides support for the development of alternative livelihoods activities for participating villagers, to reduce their reliance on swidden agriculture and forest resources.

Responsibilities of the soil scientist:

  • Providing expert technical services in soils analyses to assist the Field Technicians and the beneficiary farmers with evaluations of crop suitability for the different soils types and landscapes.
  • Technical services to include soil sampling and testing (nutrients), evaluation of soil fertility, recommendations on soil treatments for improved fertility and sustainable maintenance for the crops proposed for development under the Project.
  • Coordinating closely with Lao Government staff and other consultants, agencies and organizations assigned to the Project and/or working in the same villages.
  • Reporting to the Field Manager.

Required Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in agriculture with majors in soil science or equivalent
  • More than 5 years field experience in evaluating soil fertility, and in designing / implementing practical treatment measures to achieve improved and sustainable crop / pasture production will be an advantage.
  • Good command of English language (read, write and speak)

Closing date : 10/02/2020

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview

How to Apply

Email your resume/CV with cover letter in English language to

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