ILRI - Research Officer II Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia
ILRI - Research Officer II Jobs in Addis Ababa EthiopiaThe 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).
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.
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.
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
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