Thursday, December 13, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: SEI Senior Research Fellow - Land and Water Resources for Sustainable Development
The Senior Research Fellow will develop and lead research projects across the Asia/Pacific region, with a focus on sustainable land and water management and the various drivers of change, including climate change and responses to it. The goal is to produce top-quality research for global audiences while building local knowledge and capacity through extensive outreach, collaborations and partnerships.
The Senior Research Fellow will report to the Research Group Leader and supervise junior researchers. Under the leadership of the Centre Director, (s)he will also help shape the Asia Centre’s long-term strategy and vision, build relationships, and support management.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Plan, develop and implement research projects within the research themes, consistent with SEI’s mission, and with a clear iteration of objectives, target audiences, deliverables, and monitoring and evaluation.
- Secure funding for projects and new funding opportunities, and provide accountability to funders, including oversight of project partners.
- Manage junior research staff, providing regular guidance and feedback, monitoring the quality of the research process, and reviewing publications and other outputs to ensure they meet the project objectives and SEI quality standards.
- Work with Centre and SEI-wide communications staff to ensure effective dissemination of research findings, including internal communications, outreach activities (seminars, workshops, etc.), media outreach, and website materials.
- Under the leadership of the Centre Director, with other senior staff, support day-to-day management of the Centre as well as long-term development and strategy.
- Mentor junior research staff, supporting their professional and career development and helping them build their research, writing and communications capacity.
- Build relationships with key funders and partners and help strengthen existing partnerships, including with the Thai government and the Centre’s host, Chulalongkorn University.