Researcher – Agricultural Water Management


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Researcher – Agricultural Water Management    

Kathmandu, Nepal 

The  International  Water  Management  Institute  (IWMI)  is looking for a  highly motivated researcher to manage the work carried out under the Water, Food and Ecosystems Strategic Program at its office in Kathmandu, Nepal.  

The position holder is expected to lead and undertake research for development on inclusive, sustainable and resilient food production systems in the country, using approaches that combine the technical understanding of water management and farming systems under conditions of a changing climate, federalism, and the Covid-19 pandemic. The person will also provide scientific leadership,  negotiate with potential partners and development partners,  apply good project management practices, and disseminate research results to target audiences, while contributing expertise across the Institute on key research topics related to irrigation and agricultural water management (AWM).   

We seek candidates with a PhD in Agricultural Science, Irrigation Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Civil Engineering or a related discipline, or an MSc in a similar discipline; 5-7 years of proven research-for-development experience and technical competence in designing, monitoring and analyzing AWM interventions in agricultural systems with farmers and communities; a good track record of relevant scientific publications; experience in working on a diverse range of irrigation scales, and approaches, techniques and tools appropriate to each scale; and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. 

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Your application must include a copy of your curriculum vitae, cover letter which addresses IWMI’s requirements stated above, and contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.  

Applications must be submitted by 24:00 on November 2, 2020 (Monday)

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is an international, research-for-development organization that works with governments, civil society and the private sector to solve water problems in developing countries and scale up solutions. Through partnership, IWMI combines research on the sustainable use of water and land resources, knowledge services and products with capacity strengthening, dialogue and policy analysis to support implementation of water management solutions for agriculture, ecosystems, climate change and inclusive economic growth. Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, IWMI is a CGIAR Research Center and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).  

This is a nationally recruited staff position and only citizens of Nepal are encouraged to apply. IWMI offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes transport and health insurance. The duration of the contract will initially be for a three-year period with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funds. 

IWMI is an equal opportunity employer and emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusiveness in identifying candidates for this position and its staff more generally. 

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Research
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 14 Oct, 2020
Apply Before 02 Nov, 2020
City Lalitpur