SEI is recruiting a highly motivated Research Fellow that will undertake research activities related to new and ongoing projects across Asia under the Water Resources Management Cluster.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contract: 2-year fixed term, with the possibility of renewal
Deadline: applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, but apply latest by 15 March 2020
The Research Fellow will undertake research activities related to new and ongoing projects across Asia under the Water Resources Management Cluster with a focus on flood, drought and climate risk management in basin management in an urban and rural development context. The Research Fellow will lead development of innovative projects, provide advice to junior researchers, provide capacity building to key stakeholders and ensure that research results are published in high-quality external publications.
The Water Resources Management Cluster aims to support government, people and the private sector in Asia to address and overcome key challenges on water insecurity, floods and droughts management, water quality management, ecosystem conservation, impacts of climate and land use changes on water resources and poor water governance. Our research contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by supporting the sustainable and equitable use of water, land and ecosystem resources in the Asian region.
While SEI in Asia focuses within the region, it also works in other parts of the world. The Research Fellow will work with staff in the Asia Centre and other consortiums on relevant activities of existing programmes, including SERVIR-Mekong, SUMERNET, Mekong Connect, and Water Beyond Boundaries Initiative.
The Research Fellow is reporting directly to the assigned Line Manager (Water Resources Management Cluster Leader) and respective project leaders/managers that he/she/they is working for and under overall supervision of the Centre Director.
- Provide technical input and leadership in hydroclimatic disaster risk management including flood, drought and climate risk management, developing early warning system, decision support and modelling system and climatic information system, impact assessment and mainstreaming water-related disaster and climate risk management in sectoral policy
- Lead projects, manage client/ partnership relationships, supervise project staff and write project reports
- Provide guidance for junior members on research management, project implementation and reporting, and monitoring and evaluation
- Develop tutorials, user guides and technical reference information to support training and reporting activities
- Conduct data collection and field surveys and support the team to organize workshops and stakeholder consultations
- Identify funding sources, lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising, and seek to secure funding for projects
- In collaboration with the SEI Communications Team undertake outreach activities that include teaching, presentations, dialogues and briefings, articles for specialist publications and scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and interaction with the media as appropriate
- Respect, implement and contribute to the development of the Institute policies, including the environment policy, different programs e.g. the Institute Code of Conducts
Who you are
- PhD with a minimum of 4 years of working experience, or a Master’s Degree with a minimum of 8 years of working experience in Water Resources Management, Hydro-informatics, Disaster Risk monitoring and modelling, climate change impacts assessments or other related fields
- Experience in flood, drought and climate risk management
- Experience in developing modelling, decision support and/or climate information systems
- Experience of working within teams of multiple disciplines, and ideally experience of leading interdisciplinary teams
- Experience in writing technical reports and at least three peer-review publications
- Experience in developing proposals and managing research projects
- Excellent fluency in spoken and written English
- Strong motivation, personal initiative and commitment to excellence and results, as well as enthusiasm for doing scientific research
Desirable knowledge and experience
- Experience in using GIS and remote sensing tools
- Experience in research in natural-based solutions for hydroclimatic disasters risk management
- Experience in working in the ASEAN region and transboundary river basins
- Experience in working in international organizations
- Good communication and policy influence experience
How to apply
We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however no later than 15 March 2020. Applications should be written in English.
As we only accept applications through our online recruitment system, please use the button below to submit your:
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience
For inquiries about the position, contact; Dr. Thanapon Piman ([email protected]).
Please note that we only accept applications submitted online. No applications sent by email will be accepted.