WASH (Social Science) Intern/ WASH (Biophysical) Intern

IWMI

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Vacancy Announcement

1. WASH (Social Science) Intern

Kathmandu, Nepal

Project description and scope of internship:

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center, is looking for an intern to learn about and contribute to social science research on climate change and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues in Nepal. The intern will be part of the research team working for the Addressing climate vulnerability in Nepal through resilient inclusive WASH systems (RES-WASH) project that aims to address resilient and inclusive WASH systems under climate variability and change in Dailekh and Sarlahi districts of Nepal. The project is supported by the Water for Women Fund.

During this internship, the intern will assist in the following areas:

  • Develop skills in conducting literature searches and reviews on policies, gendered and social vulnerabilities, and resilience capacity related to WASH.
  • Enhance the ability to coordinate and conduct field surveys, in-depth interviews and stakeholder consultations.
  • Develop skills in data management including data compilation, transcription and translation.
  • Review reports on gendered and social vulnerabilities, and adaptation practices in Nepal.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of gender equality and social inclusion aspects of WASH beneficiaries and populations/social groups impacted by climate change in the study areas.
  • Prepare workshop and field visit reports.

Qualifications, knowledge and experience

  • Master’s degree in sociology/anthropology/social work/environmental sciences/gender studies, development studies/water resources management, public health (hygiene and sanitation).
  • Experience in conducting/supporting field-based research activities, including data collection and documentation.
  • Self-motivated to participate in and learn from social science research on WASH and climate change.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a range of stakeholders.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali.

The duration of the initial internship contract will be for 3 months with the possibility of extension based on performance, requirements of IWMI, and availability of funds. This is a nationally recruited internship and only citizens of Nepal are eligible to apply. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including those from Madhesh and Karnali provinces.

IWMI will provide a monthly stipend to the selected candidate during the internship period.

To apply, visit www.iwmi.org/jobs. Applications must be submitted by 24:00 (NST) on January 27, 2023 (Friday).

2. WASH (Biophysical) Intern

Kathmandu, Nepal

Project description and scope of internship:

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR is looking for an intern to learn about and contribute to biophysical research on climate change and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues in Nepal. As in many developing countries, the WASH sector is adversely affected by climate variability and changes. Climate variability and its impacts are contextual and vary across ecological regions and people's socioeconomic and political status. Vulnerability and risk are impacted by intersectional inequalities and there is extremely poor evidence of these complexities – not scientifically assessed – and there is a clear gap on contextual information linking it to the local context. The intern will be part of the research team working for the Addressing climate vulnerability in Nepal through resilient inclusive WASH systems (RES-WASH) project that aims to address resilient and inclusive WASH systems under climate variability and change. The project is supported by the Water for Women Fund.

The intern will have the opportunity to develop her/his research skills and enhance their knowledge on climate change and WASH in Nepal.

The project will be implemented in the mid-hills of Dailekh district in Karnali province and Saptari district in Madhesh province.

During this internship, the intern will assist in the following areas:

  • Develop skills and knowledge about researching links between climate change and water resources in Nepal.
  • Support the conducting of literature reviews on climate change vulnerability and risk assessment, WASH-related policy and programs, vulnerability, and risk assessment frameworks.
  • Learn to maintain a comprehensive database of disasters/hazards and indicators of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity (lack of coping capacity) components for WASH-related risk assessments.
  • Participate in workshops, training, seminars and field visits, and provide support to the preparation of event reports and meeting notes.
  • A comprehensive database of disasters/hazards and indicators of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity (lack of coping capacity) components for WASH-related risk assessments.
  • Be co-author in the Vulnerability and Risk assessment report.

Qualifications, knowledge and experience

  • Master’s degree in water resources engineering, water supply and sanitation, water resources management, climate change and disaster risk management.
  • Willingness to participate in and learn from research on climate change and WASH taking into consideration disability, equity, gender and inclusion.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali.

The duration of the initial internship contract will be for 3 months with the possibility of extension based on performance, requirements of IWMI, and availability of funds. This is a nationally recruited internship and only citizens of Nepal are eligible to apply. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including those from Madhesh and Karnali provinces.

IWMI will provide a monthly stipend to the selected candidate during the internship period.

To apply, visit www.iwmi.org/jobs. Applications must be submitted by 24:00 (NST) on January 27, 2023 (Friday).

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 with offices in 14 countries and a global network of scientists operating in more than 30 countries. www.iwmi.org

IWMI believes that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. We offer a multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary working environment. We are consciously creating an inclusive organization that reflects our global character and our commitment to gender equity. We, therefore, encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Development / NGO
Openings 2
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 18 Jan, 2023
Apply Before 27 Jan, 2023
City Kathmandu