International Water Management Institute Senior Research Officer Jobs in Ghana

International Water Management Institute Senior Research Officer Jobs in Ghana


Duties and Responsibilities

  • REACH-STR project

  • Conduct field data collection, secondary data collection, literature synthesis, and assist in field data analysis;
  • Publish articles and briefs, based on existing project data, with a specific focus on the Gender and Climate Resilience Work Streams of the REACH-STR project.

    ClimBer - Governance for Resilience Work Package


  • Assist with literature reviews and collation of secondary data, scoping studies and identification/mapping out of key stakeholders and literature synthesis in relation to transformative adaptation and multiscale governance issues in Senegal;
  • Support the profiling of climate risk systems and identify risks, mitigation and adaptation solutions across different scales;
  • Assist with stakeholder analysis and mapping at different governance scales within the context of transformative climate adaptation.
  • Conduct political economy analysis on nature-based resources within the context of circular economy in Ghana;
  • Support the identification of circular economy business models for different rural typologies and contribute to the implementation of solutions.

    Nature+ Initiative

  • Conduct political economy analysis on nature-based resources within the context of circular economy in Ghana;
  • Support the identification of circular economy business models for different rural typologies and contribute to the implementation of solutions.

    Requirements
    The successful candidate will possess the following:


  • Post Graduate degree (Master of Philosophy) in Human Geography, Sociology, Development Economics, or a closely related field relevant to Water Resources Management, Agricultural Development and Agricultural Innovation Systems Economics, Political Economy analysis and Development Studies.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, with at least 1 year of experience in carrying out social research studies and political economy analyses or similar types of policy analysis for national governments and/or bilateral and
    multilateral donors.
  • Experience in current academic and policy debates on climate and environmental governance, and rural livelihoods.
  • Skills in framing social science research designs and conceptual understanding within an interdisciplinary context, to design and conduct field research activities across climate resilience and governance.
  • Expertise in designing, facilitating, and managing participatory action research processes.
  • Proven experience in mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative), but with more inclination to using qualitative data analysis software such as NVivo or/and ATLAS.ti.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and multicultural environment.
  • Possess an open mindset and the ability to learn.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (and French will be added advantage).

    Desirable

  • Familiarity with current academic and policy debates particularly in social transformation processes, circular economy and nature-based resources.
  • Knowledge on integrating views of different stakeholders at multiple levels to inform policy and programming decisions and activities.
  • Experience drafting user-friendly knowledge products such as decision toolkits, business model guides or methodologies, and policy papers.
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications in academic journals.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications, including database management and PowerPoint presentations.

    For more information and application details see;International Water Management Institute Programme Coordinator Jobs in Ghana

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