The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) invites applications from highly motivated early career scientists trained in the scaling of agricultural innovation to be part of a growing team of experts.
As part of a multicultural, interdisciplinary team, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for supporting research on scaling and partnership activities for small-scale irrigation (SSI) research in the Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as scaling research activities in other projects within IWMI’s Sustainable and Resilient Food Production Systems (SURF) research group, which could include Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING), Societal Development and Ecosystems Conservation in Sahelian Wetlands (SaWEL), Remote Sensing for Water Productivity (WaPoR), Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA), and others.
Duties and responsibilities
Educational qualifications and experience
Knowledge, skills and abilities
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
This is an internationally recruited position with a fixed, two-year contract, with the possibility of extension for one additional year. IWMI offers an annualized base salary of USD 40,600 and comprehensive health, life, accidental death and dismemberment (ADamp;D), long-term disability (LTD) and travel insurance, as well as a transportation allowance. If the successful candidate requires international relocation, s/he may be eligible for additional allowances, which could include shipping assistance, education, and home leave travel support for employee and eligible dependents.
The successful candidate will be based at IWMI’s West Africa Regional Office in Accra, Ghana.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 29, 2021 (Sunday)at 24:00 (IST). Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Your application must include a copy of your curriculum vitae and a letter describing your motivation and how your knowledge, training and experience match IWMI’s requirements stated above. It must also include the names and contact information of three professional referees (indicating your relationship to each) who will be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.
IWMI believes that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. We offer a multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary working environment. We are consciously creating an inclusive organization that reflects our global character and our commitment to gender equity. We, therefore, encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities.