Research Coordinator - WLE (IWMI)

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), explores and supports a paradigm shift in sustainable intensification of agricultural production systems through placing natural resources at the forefront of our production systems. WLE is organized into five Strategic Research Portfolios (SRPs), namely Irrigated systems, Rainfed systems, Resource recovery and reuse, River basins and Information systems. In addition to the five SRPs, WLE has established two crosscutting themes that will influence and enhance its research:i) Ecosystem services and resilience, and ii) Gender, poverty and institutions.The research efforts of WLE will primarily be concentrated in four priority focal regions (Nile, Niger/Volta, Indus/Ganges and Greater Mekong), each with their own regional representation structures which will report to the Research Coordinator on behalf of the WLE Management Committee, and four further regions (Andes/Central America, Limpopo/Zambezi, Tigris/Euphrates and Amu Darya/Syr Darya) where research activities relevant to the program are undertaken at a lower intensity.The Research Coordinator will have overall responsibility for assisting in the development, implementation and coordination of the research-for-development agenda of WLE, ensuring that the research programs in each of the regions have clearly identified pathways to achieve impact that are in line with WLE’s vision and strategy.The position holder will report to the Program Director – WLE and be based at the headquarters of IWMI in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Submit your application online in by December 31, 2013.
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