The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health. Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa, IWMI is a CGIAR Research Center and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is looking for a highly motivated Research Analyst with exceptional capacity and understanding of topics related to water resources management and irrigated agriculture to support the development of a portfolio of activities in the new IWMI Washington, DC office. This position will be hosted by IFPRI and the final candidate will be subject to IFPRI’s policies and benefits.
• Conduct research on a range of issues related to water resources management, irrigated agriculture, flood management, water security, natural and built infrastructure, and ecosystem services.
• Undertake literature reviews; process and synthesize primary and secondary data.
• Help to oversee administrative issues on various related projects, such as leading partner engagement, and timely and accurate reporting.
• Use research findings to engage next-users and ensure uptake of research results by policy makers and other stakeholders.
• Identify new research trends and help to develop new research proposals for projects addressing important water security issues globally.
• Support the development and collaboration with various research partners, governments and donors.
• Support the team in preparing research reports, journal articles and other scientific manuscripts (e.g., policy guidelines, policy briefs, etc.) for dissemination and uptake of research results.
• Masters’ degree in hydrology, water resources management, irrigation, natural resource economics or closely related discipline; or Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, water resources management, irrigation, natural resource economics or related discipline and two years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in the broad field of water resources management and irrigated agriculture in developing countries.
• Experience in analyses of hydrological, water resources and meteorological data.
• Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial data software.
• Experience conducting fieldwork and overall ability to work in data-scarce environments.
• Proven ability to write and publish research findings.
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
• Experience working on research teams with multiple partners and disciplines from both advanced research institutes and developing countries.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is an equal employment opportunity employer – F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.