International Researcher – Integrated Modeling and Assessment
Jan 26 2023
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center is looking for a competent, self-motivated, and dynamic candidate to join as an International Researcher – Integrated Modeling and Assessment.
The position holder will be required to undertake and develop cutting-edge applied research on integrated modelling in relation to water-energy-food-environment under a changing climate. The researcher is expected to drive and undertake research for development initiatives on large-scale modelling to deliver science, innovation and local/regional capacity development that advance the transformation of food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis. The person will lead research projects in his/her field and provide guidance for colleagues, contribute to research oversight and quality control, support partnership development, and disseminate research results in peer reviewed literature and to key target government and investor audiences. The position holder will be based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and work with multi-disciplinary researchers and partners of IWMI and the One CGIAR.
Provide water resource modelling expertise in the designing, testing and evaluating of contextually relevant innovative R4D solutions in the field of future scenarios of climate change and economic development impacts on water, food, energy and other key areas;
Contribute to a growing portfolio of work related to the management of water and land resources, climate services, water data science and digital innovation, national policies and strategies for achieving national and regional development priorities;
Lead high-quality and innovative applied research and proposal development on key research areas such as large scale, integrated water resources assessment water, security, integrated river basin management, and future intersectoral water allocation that balances up- and downstream needs;
Initiate, develop and strengthen collaboration with research partners, governments and development partners, private sector, civil society, networks, and other CGIAR centers for water solutions-oriented R4D mission in different countries in Africa, Asia , MENA and potentially Latin America;
Use research findings to engage policymakers, water and development professionals, investors, civil society organizations, private sector actors, researchers, early career researchers, and farmers;
Ensure that project-specific deliverables and deadlines are met, manage project budgets and work closely with relevant internal stakeholders, research teams and partners to ensure timely delivery of outputs;
Manage projects and mentor early career researchers at IWMI and its partner organizations on hydrology, water resources and the water-energy-food- environment nexus; and
Carry out technical trainings and organize workshops and learning forums to transfer knowledge and build the capacity of policymakers and other stakeholders, including local water users, organizations of right-holders, including women.