Tuesday, October 22, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: IWMI Postdoctoral Fellow—Gender and Poverty
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (www.iwmi.org) is looking for a person with a PhD in rural sociology, development studies, gender in development or anthropology, which was awarded not more than 5 years ago. The person should also have a strong analytical mind, ability to synthesize information and the ability to write persuasively.
The incumbent will work primarily for the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) in the program’s focal regions in South Asia and Africa. WLE, led by IWMI, conducts research and capacity building activities related to water, land and ecosystem management, with the goal of improving food security, livelihoods and the natural environment in developing countries. By working with its diverse partners, WLE is creating innovative approaches to translating natural resource management research into actionable recommendations for policymakers, resource managers and poor rural communities.
The position holder will be based at the headquarters of IWMI in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and will report to the Coordinator - Gender, Poverty and Institutions of WLE.
- contribute to the social analyses of inequity in rural water an d potential poverty traps;
- develop and implement, under the guidance of senior researchers , research on inequity traps within water;
- analyze local water tenure, and pro-poor and gender equitable b ottom-up initiatives for equitable water sharing and pollution prevention in a basin context;
- design and implement field data collection exercises and superv ise the work of research assistants;
- provide inputs into discussions on gender and equity within WLE and IWMI; and
- produce internationally peer-reviewed and other publications, and disseminate findings by attending international forums and through other outlets.
More information (pdf).
Deadline: November 24, 2013