ATSAF - Job News 25-2007


December 21, 2007.  

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1. Bern University, Senior lecturer/scientist in social sciences (80 - 100 %)

2. Bern University, Senior lecturer/scientist in rural development (80 - 100 %)

3. Bern University, Senior scientist/lecturer in sustainability (80 100%)

4. ILRI, POST DOCTORAL FEED SCIENTIST: DISSEMINATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

5. POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST(India/Sri Lanka)

6. POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - HYDROLOGY(Malaysia)

7. Post Doctoral Fellow - Political EcologY(Vietnam)

8. POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - HYDROLOGY (Sri Lanka)

9. POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - AGRICULTURAL HYDROLOGIST (West Africa)

 

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1.

 

 

The Swiss College of Agriculture (SHL) is a faculty of the Bern University of Applied

Sciences. It is a leading Swiss centre of competence in Agriculture, Forestry and Food

Science & Management. It offers BSc courses in these three fields, is preparing MSc courses

to start by 2008 and is known as an innovative and flexible research and service institution. It

works in Switzerland and more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

 

To strengthen our capacity in social sciences related to Natural Resource Management, we

are looking for a

 

Senior lecturer/scientist in social sciences (80 - 100 %)

 

In a multi-disciplinary team, you will design learning elements in the context of a program of

Problem-Based-Learning in international agriculture (developing and transition countries) and

participate in respective coaching. You will develop and deliver teaching modules in the MSc

course "agriculture and forestry in transition". You will supervise or backstop thesis work of

students (BSc and MSc), especially related to social science issues and methodology.

You will support SHL's research and development activities, conduct your own field research

in international agriculture and collaborate in mandates related to agricultural research for

development, covering the social science aspects.

 

Ideally, you possess:

- a PhD in sociology or anthropology

- a track record of working in multi-disciplinary teams in applied research or

development

- working experience in agriculture or related fields in low-income countries

- interest in teaching and experimenting with innovative learning models

- excellent writing and speaking ability in English; fluent in German and French;

Spanish or Russian will be an asset

 

We offer a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment in innovative, dynamic teams

and a small, attractive campus in Zollikofen near the city of Bern. The contract is for

continuing appointment. The terms of employment correspond to Swiss federal employment

regulations.

 

Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Job sharing is possible. Ideally, employment

should start by June 2008, but this date is negotiable.

 

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Urs Scheidegger, tel. +41 31 910 21 71 or

learn more about SHL under www.shl.bfh.ch. Please send your application with detailed

curriculum vitae and relevant certificates to Brigitte Josi, Head of Human Resources, SHL,

Laenggasse 85, 3052 Zollikofen, Switzerland (brigitte.josi@shl.bfh.ch) to arrive before

January 16, 2008

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2.

 

 

The Swiss College of Agriculture (SHL) is a faculty of the Bern University of Applied

Sciences. It is a leading Swiss centre of competence in Agriculture, Forestry and Food

Science & Management. It offers BSc courses in these three fields, is preparing MSc courses

to start by 2008 and is known as an innovative and flexible research and service institution. It

works in Switzerland and more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

 

Due to retirement of present staff and re-organization, we are looking for a

 

Senior lecturer/scientist in rural development (80 - 100 %)

 

In a multi-disciplinary team, you will design learning elements in the context of a program of

Problem-Based-Learning in international agriculture (developing and transition countries) and

participate in respective coaching. You will develop and deliver teaching modules and

supervise thesis work of students in the BSc and MSc courses, covering the aspects of rural

development and development policy (development theories, international organizations

etc.).

 

You will coordinate and further strengthen the Center of Competence on international

agriculture within SHL, bundling the existing expertise (presently about 30 staff involved in

research for development in developing and transition countries). You will head SHL's service

for knowledge management on natural resources in international cooperation and you will be

in charge of acquisition of mandates.

 

Ideally, you possess:

- a PhD, preferably in agricultural economy

- working experience in development cooperation or in the private sector in developing

countries

- a track record of work and research in rural development (livelihood approach,

public-private partnerships, value chain management, policy dialogue)

- experience in organization development, project cycle management and team

leadership

- excellence in conceptual work and strong analytical thinking

- an extensive network of contacts in relevant research and development

organizations

- interest in teaching and experimenting with innovative learning models

- excellent writing and speaking ability in English; fluent in German and/or French;

Spanish or Russian will be an asset

 

We offer a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment in innovative, dynamic teams,

and a small, attractive campus in Zollikofen near the city of Bern. The contract is for

continuing appointment. The terms of employment correspond to Swiss federal employment

regulations.

 

Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Job sharing is possible. Ideally, employment

should start by July 2008, but this date is negotiable.

 

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Dominique Guenat, tel. +41 31 910 21 74, or

learn more about SHL under www.shl.bfh.ch. Please send your application with detailed

curriculum vitae and relevant certificates to Brigitte Josi, Head of Human Resources, SHL,

Laenggasse 85, 3052 Zollikofen, Switzerland (brigitte.josi@shl.bfh.ch) to arrive before

January 5, 2008.

 

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3.

 

 

 

The Swiss College of Agriculture (SHL) is a faculty of the Bern University of Applied

Sciences. It is a leading Swiss centre of competence in Agriculture, Forestry and Food

Science & Management. It offers BSc courses in these three fields, is preparing MSc courses

to start by 2008 and is known as an innovative and flexible research and service institution. It

works in Switzerland and more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

To strengthen SHL's competence center in sustainable agricultural production and forestry,

we are looking for a

 

Senior scientist/lecturer in sustainability (80 100%)

 

You will lead an applied R&D program aiming at the holistic assessment and improvement of

the sustainability of agricultural production ('Response-Inducing Sustainability Evaluation',

RISE). You will develop and implement RISE projects and ensure their funding to further

improve the RISE tool and spread its application. You will bring together and coordinate SHL

internal and external expertise in the domain of sustainable agricultural production and

forestry. You will collaborate in other research and development activities, conduct your own

field research in Switzerland and abroad and collaborate in mandates related to agricultural

R&D.

With your expertise and experience you will enrich SHL's educational program by developing

and delivering teaching modules for BSc and MSc courses in the fields of ecology,

sustainable resources management and international agriculture. Your national and

international project work will allow students to undertake professional training and provide

the basis for BSc and MSc theses you will supervise.

Ideally, you have the following qualifications and skills:

a PhD, preferably in natural or life sciences, with proven scientific expertise;

a track record in research management and fundraising as well as an extensive

network of national and international contacts in relevant R&D organizations;

proven experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, multiregional experience in

agricultural R&D;

holistic thinking, integrative skills, strategic focus; modeling experience and profound

understanding of ecological principles would be an asset;

excellent writing and speaking ability in English; fluent in German and/or French;

Spanish and other language skills will be an asset.

 

We offer a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment in innovative, dynamic teams

and a small, attractive campus in Zollikofen near the city of Bern. The contract is for

continuing appointment. The terms of employment correspond to Swiss federal employment

regulations.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Job sharing is possible. Ideally, employment

should start by June 2008, but this date is negotiable.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Christoph Studer, tel. +41 31 910 21 63, or

learn more about SHL under www.shl.bfh.ch. Please send your application with detailed

curriculum vitae and relevant certificates to Brigitte Josi, Head of Human Resources, SHL,

Laenggasse 85, 3052 Zollikofen, Switzerland (brigitte.josi@shl.bfh.ch) to arrive before

January 16, 2008.

 

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4.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POST DOCTORAL FEED SCIENTIST: DISSEMINATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

REF: PD/T3/12/2007

General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) helps reduce poverty, hunger

and environmental

degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries, working in partnership

with organisations in

developing countries. ILRI´s headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal

campus in Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia. The position will be a joint appointment with our sister organisation, the World

Agroforestry Centre, also

based in Nairobi also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry

(ICRAF). The World

Agroforestry Centre´s mission is to use science to understand the complex role of trees in

livelihoods and the

environment, and promote use of this knowledge to improve decisions and practices

impacting on the poor. The

centre has 6 regional offices in the tropics and staff in 20 countries. To find more about ILRI

and ICRAF, visit our

Websites at www.ilri.org www.worldagroforestry.org

The position: ILRI seeks to recruit a Post Doctoral Feed Scientist to join a new regional

project on "East Africa

Dairy Development" operating in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. The main components of the

project include: a) an

evaluation of constraints and opportunities for commercializing smallholder dairy production,

b) the testing and

evaluation of alternative marketing and input delivery systems, including those related to

feed, c) and an evaluation

of the impacts of market-led technology change at various levels. The feed specialist will

participate in the design and

implementation of feed related field activities in each of the three countries. In particular, s/he

would lead the feed

inventory work and the evaluation of alternative feed dissemination approaches that will then

be tested by the

project team. S/he would further contribute to the partnerships and communications activities

needed to ensure

that the project is conducted effectively and achieves its objectives.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya.

The successful candidate will have:

o A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Sociology, Anthropology or other related fields, obtained

within the last 3

years. A biophysical scientist (e.g., animal nutritionist, feed evaluation) with strong social

science skills would also

be considered for this position;

o Experience with primary data and survey design in developing countries, including both

quantitative and

qualitative methods;

o Experience of working in multi-cultural teams, in a developing country setting;

o Experience in participatory approaches and understanding of innovation systems

approaches would be an

advantage.

o Strong English language skills, both written and spoken, with a demonstrated record of

publications in

professional outlets. Knowledge of French would be an advantage.

o A willingness to travel frequently to the countries in the region.

Terms of appointment: This is an appointment for two and a half years, with possibility to

renew subject to

performance and fund availability. ILRI offers a competitive international remuneration

package paid in US dollars.

Applications: Applicants should send a cover letter indicating earliest availability, curriculum

vitae and the names and

addresses (including telephone, fax and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable

about the candidate´s

professional qualifications and work experience to the Human Resources Manager, ILRI,

P.O. Box 30709-00100,

Nairobi Kenya; Telephone 254-20-4223000; Fax 254-20-4223001; email: recruit-

ilri@cgiar.org. The name and

reference number of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked

on the envelopes of

mailed, or on the fax or email applications. Screening of applications will begin 15th

December 2007 and will

continue until the post is filled. Expected starting date is March 2008.

INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of both

gender and nationality.

Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to

apply.

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5.

INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

P.O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tel: 94-11-2787404, 2784080, Fax: 94-11-2786854, E-mail: work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org

Internet Home Page: www.iwmi.org

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST

(India/Sri Lanka)

 

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in Colombo, Sri Lanka,

conducts research and capacity building activities related to water and land management,

with the goal of improving food security, livelihoods, and the natural environment in

developing countries. By working with its diverse partners and the Future Harvest Centers

supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), IWMI

is creating innovative approaches to translate natural resource management research into

actionable recommendations for policy makers, resource managers and poor rural

communities.

 

IWMI seeks a post-doctoral research fellow to contribute in the economic analyses of water

and land resources development and management, and especially on issues aimed at

increasing water productivity, groundwater management in South Asia, and smallholder´s

irrigation practices. The incumbent will work primarily on IWMI´s bench mark River Basins in

India, under the guidance of the Head-IWMI India and Nepal Offices. The position will be

based in IWMI´s South Asia Regional office in New Delhi, India/Headquarters at Colombo, Sri

Lanka.

 

SUPERVISION

Direct supervision by : Bharat Sharma

Professional Supervision : Tushaar Shah/ David Molden

 

Duties and Responsibilities Under the guidance of the senior research staff at IWMI, the Post

Doctoral Fellow will contribute to the research agenda on the use of economic instruments

and incentives for water management, especially on issues relating to water productivity,

groundwater management, and smallholder irrigation management. This will include the

following:

· Implement studies on economic aspects of water resources development and

management, especially the potential role that economic instruments can play in groundwater

demand management and addressing the economic problems of the small holder in informal

irrigation management.

· Perform field studies on various agricultural water management technologies to

understand their socio-economic impact, and factors that lead to adoption of the

technologies.

· Perform economic analyses for the study on water allocation and water productivity

in IWMI´s bench mark basins.

· Prepare research reports, journal articles, seminar papers and other scientific

manuscripts for the dissemination of research results.

· Produce internationally peer-reviewed and other publications and disseminate

findings by attending international forums and through other outlets.

 

Skills & Abilities

· Strong analytical mind, ability to synthesize information, and ability to write

persuasively

· Strong technical background in quantitative research methods and data analysis

· Familiarity with the application of spatial statistics will be an added advantage

· Broad understanding of agriculture, water productivity issues in the context of rural

livelihoods in South Asia.

· The ability to work harmoniously in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams

· Proficiency in English - both oral and written; skills in other international or regional

languages will be an advantage

· Willingness to spend long periods in the field

 

Qualifications and Experience

A PhD in economics, agricultural economics or natural resource economics.

 

Salaries and benefits

Post doctoral contracts are available for two years and are non-renewable. IWMI salaries

are competitive with those of similar international institutions and offer a range of benefits

including housing, utilities & transport allowance, education allowance, annual home leave,

health insurance package and shipping assistance.

 

Applications

To obtain further details about IWMI visit our website www.iwmi.org Interested

candidates who meet the above requirements, please forward an application, resume, list of

publications, and the names and addresses of three referees to work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org

Applications will be accepted until 15 February 2008 or until the position is filled.

 

IWMI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of

both gender and nationality

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6.

 

INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

P.O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tel: 94-11-2787404, 2784080, Fax: 94-11-2786854, E-mail: work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org

Internet Home Page: www.iwmi.org

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - HYDROLOGY

(Malaysia)

 

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in Colombo, Sri Lanka,

conducts research and capacity building activities related to water and land management,

with the goal of improving food security, livelihoods, and the natural environment in

developing countries. By working with its diverse partners and the Future Harvest Centers

supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), IWMI

is creating innovative approaches to translate natural resource management research into

actionable recommendations for policy makers, resource managers and poor rural

communities.

 

To further this mandate, IWMI requires a highly competent and motivated individual for the

position of Post Doctoral Fellow - Hydrology. The successful candidate will be based in

IWMI´s Regional Office for South East Asia, Penang, Malaysia.

 

The incumbent, under the overall guidance of the Senior Hydrologist, will be involved in a

rapidly developing climate change program at IWMI. The Mekong basin with over 300 million

people, are dependent on water resources for food and fibre, industry and urban use. As

countries in the Mekong basin move towards the development of their water resources, that

includes hydropower and irrigation development, there are challenges associated with

climate change along with potential negative impacts associated with changed flow regimes.

Dealing with climate change is regarded as one of the greatest challenges for the coming

decade. Changes in precipitation are likely to have a major impact on the hydrological cycle

and subsequently on the environment and food production.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will conduct research into hydrological aspects of climate change in the

context of different development scenarios (i.e. hydropower, irrigation) within the Mekong

Basin. Specific duties will include:

 

· Develop and apply tools for hydrological analysis with respect to climate variability

and climate change at the basin/regional scale, that includes drought and flood occurrence

and extremity as well as the impact of contrasting infrastructure development ;

· Assess the impact of changed flow regimes associated with infrastructure

development within the context of an e-flow´s framework;

· Apply hydrological, hydrodynamic, water quality and water management models for

analyzing the impacts of climate change on water resources at the basin/regional level in the

context of different development scenarios;

· Develop appropriate scientifically based management strategies to deal with climate

variability and climate change;

· Incorporate climate change into the development scenarios developed by

regional/national collaborating institutes;

· Prepare research reports, journal articles, seminar papers and other scientific

manuscripts for the dissemination of research results.

Skills & Abilities

The position will require occasional international travel to collaborating institutions such as

Mekong River Commission and our National Partners in the Lower Mekong. The skills and

abilities of the incumbent should include the following:

· Knowledge of hydrological processes and methods for their quantification with an

emphasis on hydrological regionalization.

· An understanding of climatology, hydrology, tools and methods for climate variability

and climate change analysis.

· Understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of climate change and ability to

assemble and analyze planning data from different disciplines including hydrology,

meteorology, agriculture, hydropower, fisheries and economics.

· Experience with hydrological, hydrodynamic and water management modeling.

· Analytical mind and a learning attitude.

· Fluency in both spoken and written English.

· Demonstrated ability to prepare project documents, research publications, etc.

· Commitment to continuous learning: willingness to keep abreast of new

developments in the field of hydrology and water resources and related issues.

 

Qualifications and Experience

· A PhD in Hydrology or Water Resources.

· Demonstrated previous experience in hydrological and water management modeling

research is required.

· Knowledge of GIS application, and experience in climate variability and climate

change studies is required.

· Previous work experience in South East Asia will be an advantage.

 

 

Salaries and benefits

Post doctoral contracts are available for two years and are non-renewable. IWMI salaries

are competitive with those of similar international institutions and offer a range of benefits

including housing, utilities & transport allowance, education allowance, annual home leave,

health insurance package and shipping assistance.

 

Applications

To obtain further details about IWMI visit our website www.iwmi.org Interested

candidates who meet the above requirements, please forward an application, resume, list of

publications, and the names and addresses of three referees to work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org

Applications will be accepted until 15 February 2008 or until the position is filled.

 

IWMI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of

both gender and nationality

 

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7.

 

INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

P.O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tel: 94-11-2787404, 2784080, Fax: 94-11-2786854, E-mail: work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org

Internet Home Page: www.iwmi.org

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - POLITICAL ECOLOGY

(Vietnam)

 

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in Colombo, Sri Lanka,

conducts research and capacity building activities related to water and land management,

with the goal of improving food security, livelihoods, and the natural environment in

developing countries. By working with its diverse partners and the Future Harvest Centers

supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), IWMI

is creating innovative approaches to translate natural resource management research into

actionable recommendations for policy makers, resource managers and poor rural

communities.

 

IWMI requires a highly competent and motivated individual for the position of Postdoctoral

Fellow - Political Ecology. The successful candidate will be based in IWMI´s sub-Regional

Office for South East Asia, Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

Devising and implementing institutional systems that enable and support sustainable and

equitable water management is particularly crucial in Southeast Asia as competition for water

between different user groups and sectors of the economy increase. There has been a

significant move towards institutional change in the water sector as the potential for

infrastructure development diminishes. This new approach encompasses the principles of

integrated water basin management (IWBM) and the allocation of water rights to individuals

or communities. A shortcoming of past State initiatives in water management has been the

application of a `blueprint´ approach to water resources management without taking into

account the diversity of biophysical conditions, attributes of the communities and existing

institutions. In particular, the transfer of IWBM models from developed to developing

countries has been challenged as potentially in appropriate.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Economist and Principal Social Scientist, the incumbent

will conduct research into changes in water resources management in the Mekong Basin.

Specific duties will include:

 

 

· Understand existing water rights systems within the Mekong and

equalities/inequalities among Mekong countries with respect to water resources.

· Undertake case studies on the allocation and negotiation of water rights in the

Mekong River Basin.

· Explore new systems of water governance combining existing local community

institutions with state support at the catchment level.

· Identify and design tools and mechanisms necessary for water rights allocation to

assist communities in solving water management conflicts and to secure fair, equitable and

sustainable access to water beyond the community scale level.

· Develop a framework designed to perform an institutional analysis of water

governance systems at the catchment level.

· Undertake an analysis of the incentives and constraints of state and non-state actors

at multiple hydrological and administrative levels to make water rights allocation an efficient

instrument for sustainable and equitable water management, located within different political,

economic and biophysical contexts.

· Contribute to informing policymakers and relevant organizations/parties in the

Mekong.

 

Skills & Abilities

· Familiar with the concepts and tools required to undertake institutional analysis;

· An understanding and familiarity with the concept of polycentricity.

· Exposure and competence in the area of institutional change within an economic and

political context that uses a political ecology as an analytical tool.

· Demonstrated ability to prepare project documents and research publications.

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working

relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect

for diversity.

· Good communication and writing skills, with a good command of both oral and

written English.

· Commitment to continuous learning: willingness to keep abreast of new

developments in the field of terrestrial ecology, climate change, water resources and related

issues.

 

Qualifications and Experience

· A PhD in Politics and Sociology, with a strong background in environmental

sciences.

· Demonstrated previous experience in political ecology research.

· Strong background in terrestrial and/or landscape ecology, forestry, plant science,

eco-hydrology, carbon and water cycling, biometeorology, and broad knowledge of

ecosystem science.

· Computer literacy, with database and GIS skills.

· A record of peer-reviewed publications in the field of political ecology preferably

within the Mekong basin.

· Previous working experience in developing countries is an advantage.

 

Salaries and benefits

Post doctoral contracts are available for two years and are non-renewable. IWMI salaries

are competitive with those of similar international institutions and offer a range of benefits

including housing, utilities & transport allowance, education allowance, annual home leave,

health insurance package and shipping assistance.

 

Applications

To obtain further details about IWMI visit our website www.iwmi.org Interested

candidates who meet the above requirements, please forward an application, resume, list of

publications, and the names and addresses of three referees to work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org

Applications will be accepted until 15 February 2008 or until the position is filled.

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8.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

P.O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tel: 94-11-2787404, 2784080, Fax: 94-11-2786854, E-mail: work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org

Internet Home Page: www.iwmi.org

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - HYDROLOGY

(Sri Lanka)

 

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in Colombo, Sri Lanka,

conducts research and capacity building activities related to water and land management,

with the goal of improving food security, livelihoods, and the natural environment in

developing countries. By working with its diverse partners and the Future Harvest Centers

supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), IWMI

is creating innovative approaches to translate natural resource management research into

actionable recommendations for policy makers, resource managers and poor rural

communities.

 

To further this mandate, IWMI requires a competent and motivated individual for the position

of Post Doctoral Fellow - Hydrology. The successful candidate will be based in the Global

Research Division at IWMI´s Headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

The incumbent, under the overall guidance of the Principal Hydrologist, is expected to

significantly contribute to the emerging Climate Change (CC) research program at IWMI.

S/he will also conduct the research on provision of hydrological information for ungauged

basins/ scenarios.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

The incumbent will:

· Conduct research on assessment of Climate Change impacts on water resources at

river basin and smaller scales with a focus on hydro-meteorological extremes such as floods

and droughts

· Conduct research into development of novel techniques for hydrological predictions

in data-poor regions, using free remote-sensing and radar data sets and hydrological

regionalization methods

· Apply these new tools in the context of research projects for water availability

assessments in unguaged basins under present and future climate change scenarios

· Publish research papers in refereed journals during his/her assignment

 

Skills & Abilities

· Knowledge of climate change related research in hydrology and water resources

management, literature and internet sources of climate change related data and information

· Familiarity with GCM and RCM principles, limitations, outputs and use of their

downscaled outputs as inputs into hydrological studies.

· Knowledge of hydrological processes, hydrological modeling and time series

analyses, statistical packages, uncertainty and risk analyses

· Knowledge of ARC GIS and Remote Sensing analyses and tools an advantage.

· Ability to effectively establish priorities, plan, organize and monitor own work in a

multiple tasks environment.

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working

relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect

for diversity

· Ability to work at the crossing of different disciplines, in the conditions of data

uncertainty and under pressure

 

Qualifications and Experience

· A PhD in Hydrology or Water Resources

· A record of peer-reviewed publications in the field of surface hydrology is a major

advantage.

· Good command of both oral and written English.

· Experience in programming

· Previous work experience in developing countries will be an advantage

 

Salaries and Benefits

Post doctoral contracts are available for two years and are non-renewable. IWMI salaries

are competitive with those of similar international institutions and offer a range of benefits

including housing, utilities & transport allowance, education allowance, annual home leave,

health insurance package and shipping assistance.

 

Applications

To obtain further details about IWMI visit our website www.iwmi.org Interested

candidates who meet the above requirements, please forward an application, resume, list of

publications, and the names and addresses of three referees to work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org

Applications will be accepted until 15 February 2008 or until the position is filled.

 

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9.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

P.O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tel: 94-11-2787404, 2784080, Fax: 94-11-2786854, E-mail: work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org

Internet Home Page: www.iwmi.org

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - AGRICULTURAL HYDROLOGIST (West Africa)

 

 

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in Colombo, Sri Lanka,

conducts research and capacity building activities related to water and land management,

with the goal of improving food security, livelihoods, and the natural environment in

developing countries. By working with its diverse partners and the Future Harvest Centers

supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), IWMI

is creating innovative approaches to translate natural resource management research into

actionable recommendations for policy makers, resource managers and poor rural

communities.

 

IWMI requires a highly competent and motivated individual for the position of Post Doctoral

Fellow - Agricultural Hydrologist. The successful candidate will be based in the IWMI Ghana

or Addis Ababa Office.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of David Molden, DDG Research, and Vladimir Smakhtin, Principal

Hydrologist, the Post Doctoral Fellow will participate in the on-going project focused on land

and water use implications of changing land use and climate change. Detailed spatial

characterization of land use and global climate is currently being used as the basis for

spatially explicit estimates of changes in water use driven by land use change, through

development of a suite of integrated geospatial layers for biological process modeling at high

resolution global scale. The Post Doctoral Fellow will continue this work integrating (and

generating) additional spatially explicit data sets and developing tools that will be used to

explore the factors and mechanisms that affect water use through land use and climate

change. This project contributes to IWMI´s emerging global research agenda, looking beyond

basin and discipline boundaries at drivers of water use often not considered within the realm

of water management.

 

Duties and responsibilities

· Providing expertise in hydrology and agricultural water management

· The Post Doctoral Fellow will work in inter-disciplinary teams in projects that will

consider the impact of additional water storage on basin hydrology, the downstream and

groundwater impacts of various agricultural interventions, and implications for agricultural

water management under climate change scenarios.

· Project work will require extensive field work, measurements, analysis, and

modeling, working in interdisciplinary teams, and with local partners, and

· Preparation of research reports, journal articles, seminar papers and other scientific

manuscripts for the dissemination of research results.

 

Qualifications and Experience

· A Ph.D in Hydrology, Hydrogeology or Groundwater Hydrology, Water Resources

Management or related discipline.

· Experience in agricultural water use and management.

· Experience in hydrological modeling, crop modeling and eco-hydrological analysis

· Competence in quantitative applied research methods, and strong quantitative and

analytical skills.

· Good communication and writing skills, with a good command of both oral and

written English

· Computer literacy, with spatial modeling, programming, database, and RS/ GIS

skills.

· Demonstrated ability to prepare project documents and research publications. A

record of relevant peer-reviewed publications is a major advantage.

· Ability to effectively establish priorities, plan, organize and monitor own work in an

interdisciplinary and multiple task environment;

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working

relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect

for diversity.

· Previous working experience in developing countries is an advantage.

 

Salaries and Benefits

Post doctoral contracts are available for two years and are non-renewable. IWMI salaries

are competitive with those of similar international institutions and offer a range of benefits

including housing, utilities & transport allowance, education allowance, annual home leave,

health insurance package and shipping assistance.

 

Applications

To obtain further details about IWMI visit our website www.iwmi.org Interested

candidates who meet the above requirements, please forward an application, resume, list of

publications, and the names and addresses of three referees to work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org

Applications will be accepted until 15 February 2008 or until the position is filled.

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