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Posting Title:Water and Climate Specialist
Job Location: New Delhi, India
Skill Required: Business Development/ Resource Mobilization,
Preferred Experience: Above 5 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 11th Sep, 2022

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Job Description:

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center is looking for a competent, self-motivated, and dynamic candidate to join as the IRS – Water and Climate Specialist.

The incumbent will work across different work packages of the CGIAR’s MITIGATE+ initiative in Bangladesh as well as six other countries covered by the initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Water and Climate Specialist contribute to country reports and literature reviews on climate, food, and land national strategies and policies on aspects related to land and water-based mitigation.
  • Water and Climate Specialist generate country-specific data on emissions linked to water and food systems (reservoirs, rice fields, groundwater pumping, wetlands) using country statistics, life cycle inventory data, etc.
  • Water and Climate Specialist analyze water-carbon tradeoffs in different crop & management systems.
  • Conduct reviews to identify data gaps, assess water adaptation strategies, etc.
  • Use a combination of modeling and field measurements in selected countries to generate tier 2 emission factors.
  • Water and Climate Specialist conduct time sequence analysis to understand changes in GHG emissions.
  • Coordinate IWMI’s data collection work in Bangladesh or other focus countries and lead/contribute to relevant activities as needed through designing and implementing research, liaising with partners, hiring and managing consultants, conducting interviews and workshops, etc.
  • Publish journal articles, reports, and blogs highlighting IWMI’s contribution and findings within the MITIGATE+ initiative.
Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • A Ph.D. in environmental engineering, civil engineering, environmental sciences, water management, or related field is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience on water and climate change is required.
  • Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in working in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Experience with the IPCC methodology for emissions calculation and knowledge of the principles of hydrology is required.
  • Familiarity with creating and using life cycle inventories is required, and knowledge of carbon footprint, water footprint or life cycle analysis methodologies is desirable.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of water adaptation and mitigation approaches and challenges.
  • Experience in water resources modeling and managing large climate data sets.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Experience in using Earth Observation / Remote Sensing tools is desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to write and communicate clearly.
  • Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of other regional languages is an asset.
What we are offering:

This is a globally recruited position with a competitive salary commensurate with experience, an attractive retirement plan, comprehensive international health insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, long-term disability insurance coverage, and a transportation allowance. Globally recruited staff who are employed at a duty station outside of their home base/country of nationality will also receive relocation assistance, a housing allowance, home-leave plane tickets for themselves and eligible dependents, and education assistance for eligible dependents.

The duration of the contract will initially be for a three-year period with a possible extension.



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