ILRI - Research Officer II Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

ILRI - Research Officer II Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

The Position

  • The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer II who will be a member of IWMI which is based in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Addis Ababa.


  • The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit international research organization, serving a global mandate to improve the management of water and land for food, livelihoods and nature.

  • IWMI’s headquarter is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka and one of its sub-regional offices is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • IWMI is one of the 15 research centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

    Job Purpose

  • Under the leadership of the Country Representative and Project Leaders, the Research Officer II will provide research support on a range of research for development projects implemented by IWMI Ethiopia.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting field data collection, including setting up of measuring instruments, secondary data collection, literature synthesis, interviews and other forms of research activities;

  • Analyzing data, including using modelling and GIS tools, and drafting scientific publications, policy briefs and technical reports in relation to the various projects the RO is supporting;

  • Identifying demonstration sites and participating farmers for specific technology pilots in the field of small-scale irrigation, sustainable agricultural water management and natural resource management;

  • Facilitating the collaboration among partners and researchers to pilot joint data collection and analysis, and monitoring and evaluating of irrigation and water / natural resource management interventions;

  • Identifying partnerships, policies and institutional requirements for testing approaches, technologies and investment propositions;

  • Facilitating
    project outreach activities and dialogue platforms with national and regional stakeholders and research partners, including the private sector;

  • Carrying out other project and research related activities as required.

    Minimum Requirements


  • Master’s degree in Water Resource Management, Agricultural Water Management or Irrigation Management


  • At least three years relevant work experience post MSc degree in research for development in Ethiopia with a focus on hydrology, agricultural water management and soil and water conservation at plot, farm and landscape level

  • Some experience in transforming research into knowledge products for outreach and impact in Ethiopia

  • Some experience in communicating research findings in national or international conferences and other platforms.


  • Knowledge and ability to use models (e.g. CROPWAT, Aqua crop models for crop water demand estimation and irrigation scheduling determination) and water productivity databases

  • Experience in climate variability assessment and soil-water-plant-climate relationships

  • Experience in establishing databases and using statistical software packages (e.g. SAS, SPSS, ANOVA)

  • Experience in GIS and remote sensing tools

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with academic and non-academic stakeholders

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and multicultural environment

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain complex issues clearly

  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic. Fluency in other Ethiopian languages is beneficial


  • Experience in translating research results into training material for farmers, irrigation scheme managers, government officials and researchers in relation to on-farm water management and small-scale irrigation

  • Fluency in other Ethiopian languages

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI - Research Officer II Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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