Wednesday, May 29, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: IWMI Senior Researcher – Economics, Ghana
The Senior Researcher will develop a research portfolio on macroeconomics of water use and management at basin, country and regional level in West Africa, and on the broader global economic implications of water flows through trade and foreign direct investment in agriculture. In addition, candidates should have a good grounding in microeconomics and economic modeling. The successful candidate will be based at the West Africa Office of IWMI in Accra, Ghana, and will report to the Theme Leader for the Institute’s research theme on ‘Water and Society’.
The successful candidate will:
- conduct research to build an understanding of macroeconomic imp lications of alternative water development paths, trade-offs between multiple uses of water at country and basin levels, and water flows through trade and foreign direct investment in agriculture;
- provide leadership and strategic direction for other economic r esearch activities in West Africa, including microeconomic analysis of impacts of water use and management on food security, livelihoods and the environment;
- identify new research trends and niches and develop new researc h proposals for projects addressing macroeconomics of water use and management in West Africa and other regions of Africa;
- contribute to interdisciplinary research projects involving hydrologists, agricultural water management researchers and environmental scientists in the West Africa office and across IWMI offices in Africa;
- contribute to relevant research portfolios of the CGIAR Researc h Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), with particular reference to the macroeconomics of water use and management;
- initiate, develop and maintain collaboration with research partners, governments and development investors in West Africa and elsewhere in Africa, as well in other parts of the world; and
- prepare research reports, journal articles and other scientific manuscripts (e.g., policy guidelines and policy briefs) for up take of research results.
Deadline: June 23, 2013