Monday, March 14, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Research Fellow - Water Policy
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Fellow in its Environment and Production Technology Division. This is a two-year, fixed term, renewable, exempt appointment based in Washington DC.
The candidate will work on water policies as they relate to food production in IFPRI’s water research group. IFPRI’s water research aims to reduce poverty by improving overall water use efficiency in developing countries, while improving water quality, reducing irrigated land degradation, increasing food security, and improving access to water by the poor, paying particular attention to the mechanisms, policies, and institutions needed to address these challenges. Research results provide policymakers with options to address growing water scarcity and water quality challenges through more efficient water allocation and improved water management across sectors and within the agricultural sector.
The Research Fellow will be responsible for developing, implementing and supporting a portfolio of water-related projects relating to constraints to agricultural productivity growth sustainable resource management, and equitable institutions for water access. The ideal Research Fellow will possess a passion for improving the lives of smallholder water users, and extensive knowledge on developing country water policy issues.
Deadline: April 11, 2011