Tuesday, February 07, 2012


EMPLOYMENT: IWMI Communications and Research Uptake Coordinator Africa (Ghana)

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) seeks a Communications and Research Uptake Coordinator to assist the institute to achieve impact from its scientific research results and recommendations being acted upon by policymakers, development donors, investors, community groups and others.

We need a highly experienced person to work with our researchers to set up projects that will have a better chance of achieving uptake and ultimately having an impact. Our uptake objectives include getting IWMI’s research into use and practice, so that it can bring about widespread development benefits. The position holder will also work with the Regional Director to drive an Africa-wide strategy that will lead to action on better land and water management. You should also be able to help build an impact culture within the organization, and build knowledge on uptake tools and approaches that are appropriate for a scientific research organization. You will coordinate communications and research uptake activities that will assist IWMI’s research programs to increase the chances of achieving development impact. The position holder will provide conceptual and practical support to research staff to produce communications material and uptake messages that address different audiences in Africa. Monitoring and evaluating progress towards the communications and uptake goals and using this to feedback to adjust program implementation and strategy will also be important.

This position holder will report to, and be co-located with, the Regional Director in Accra, Ghana, and receive direction and support from the Director, Communications and Marketing, Information and Knowledge Group (IKG) at IWMI headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in developing IWMI’s marketing strategies and campaigns for Africa that are in line with corporate guidelines.

More information (pdf).

Deadline: February 27, 2012

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