Water and Air
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) seeks to enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge and regional cooperation.
Water and Air is one of ICIMOD’s four strategic thematic areas and houses competencies related to water and atmospheric issues. ICIMOD fosters regional and transboundary exchange and dialogue to promote integrated water and land management and air quality monitoring. It acts as a resource centre for information on water resources and atmosphere. These competencies are applied in ICIMOD’s six regional programmes to foster inter and transdisciplinary research and development activities, thereby delivering a positive impact in the HKH.
Responsibilities and task
- Evaluate climate data from different global climate models and regional climate models
- Downscale and bias correct global datasets to high resolution
- Downscale and bias correct CORDEX datasets and prepare different information products
- Analyse climate data to prepare a change in climatic variables for different future time periods
- Analyse climate data for the calculation of extreme climate indices also for different sectors
- Support training and capacity buildings on climate change and data analysis and impact assessment
- A master’s degree (or equivalent) in climate change, environmental sciences, hydrology, geoinformatics or geographical information sciences, or related fields, with a minimum of three years of qualifying experience. A first-level university degree in combination with five years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the more advanced university degree.
- Competent skills in scientific data analysis software, data analysis, downscaling, and bias correction
- Strong skill in coding and programming of climate data (such as R programming, Python, and Java) and GIS software
- Good record of publications on climate change, hydrology, and water resources
- Cross-cultural impact: Adapts to various customs and practices and can resolve misunderstandings
- Result and impact orientation: Navigates through challenging situations to achieve concrete results, successfully transforming outputs to outcomes
- Teamwork and cooperation: Solicits ideas and opinions to help form specific plans and take decisions cohesively
- Networking and stakeholder management: Recognizes the needs of different stakeholders and partners to build capacity and solve project issues while maintaining existing professional linkages and building new ones
- Impactful communication: Applies active listening skills and tailors convincing messages for different audiences, integrating ideas from several sources
- Continuous improvement and innovation: Identifies opportunities for improvement, encourages new ideas, and implements new technologies to enhance workflow
- Analytical thinking: Simplifies complex issues to identify the crux of a problem or opportunity in order to make effective, timely decisions
- Behavioural flexibility and change management: Adapts to change and capably adjusts to new responsibilities and circumstances
The duty station is Kathmandu. Frequent travel and fieldwork will be required.
The position will be for two years, of which the first six months will be probationary, with a possibility of extension subject to ICIMOD’s future funding levels.
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.