Latin American Research Assistant (Oxford-based)

Closing date
£20-27k depending on experience

We are seeking a talented researcher who is highly motivated and committed to helping us achieve our mission. The role will sit within the Supply Chains programme and work across the projects with a focus on supporting in-country work in Latin America. You will produce research outputs on the production and trade of Latin American soy, cattle, palm oil, and timber for engagement with partner organizations and companies, and craft insights from Trase data in support of novel communications.


1. Research on State of Play in Latin America

a. Conduct background research and situational analyses on forest issues and commodity production in Latin America—including local contexts, policy landscapes, key supply chains and specific risks and local actors—with a focus on the four forest-risk commodities of soy, cattle, palm oil, and timber in Brazil, Peru and Colombia.

b. Work with Latin America Associate to craft thematic reports for partner organizations and for internal use.

2. Research to produce novel insights

a. Analyse existing data, largely from Trase and Forest 500, to produce novel insights on actors and places involved in the production and trade of the four target commodities.

b. Work with communications team and Latin America Associate to produce blogs, articles, and reports from these novel insights.

3. Data analysis to support development of Trase SEI-PCS model a. Support the acquisition, processing, and management of trade, customs, and logistics data b. Engage with researchers at partner organizations to identify and deliver on synergies.

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