Water and Air
Responsibilities and task
- Conduct literature reviews and develop status reports on climate change, water, watershed management, mountain agriculture, and hydropower
- Support climate change impact assessments on different sectors such as water resources, disasters, and agriculture
- Support hydropower development work of different initiatives from the hydropower sustainability framework using different indicators (physical, socioeconomic, environmental, and climate change)
- Support studies related to agricultural water management in high-altitude regions
- Contribute to the production of different knowledge products, training manuals, and synthesis of pilot learnings from different ICIMOD interventions
- Support activities of different initiatives, such as events, workshops, conferences, and knowledge forums
- A master’s degree (or equivalent) in environmental engineering, physical sciences, hydrology, climate change, geography, or related fields with a minimum of 1 year relevant experience. A first-level university degree in combination with three years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the more advanced university degree.
- Minimum of one year of experience in water resource management, hydrology, and climate change specific to the Himalayan region (specific knowledge of the Ganges and Indus basins would be preferable)
- Good knowledge of challenges and opportunities in hydropower development in the region
- Experience in writing journal papers and research and technical reports
- Teamwork and cooperation: Works collaboratively in a team, seeking opinions and feedback to find solutions and meet team objectives
- Results orientation: Takes responsibility for fulfilling challenging goals set in line with organizational processes
- Cross-cultural impact: Adjusts to cultural differences to ensure broad participation
- Networking and Stakeholder Management: Effectively communicates with stakeholders and partners
- Analytical thinking: Uses logical thinking to solve problems, develop plans, and contribute to the decision-making process while taking different viewpoints into account
- Impactful Communication: Is a good communicator and listener, able to convey thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely
- Behavioural flexibility and managing change: Adapts to change and adjusts to new responsibilities and circumstances
- Self-development: Positive attitude towards learning and professional development with the ability to recognize his/her strengths and weaknesses
The duty station is Kathmandu. Frequent travel and fieldwork will be required.
One year, of which the first three months are probationary, with the possibility of an extension subject to ICIMOD’s future funding levels and performance.
Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive compared with other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Gender and equity policy
Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD upholds a gender equity policy and is supportive of women professionals. It operates a day-care centre at the campus and is committed to the integration of gender equity at organizational and programmatic levels.
Method of application
Applicants are requested to apply online before 15 June 2020 through ICIMOD’s online application system.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.