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Field Hydrologist Ethiopia 2010

Field Hydrologist Ethiopia 2010

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Published by: Gamini Hettiarachchi on Jun 04, 2011
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P.O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri LankaTel: 94-11-2787404, 2784080, Fax: 94-11-2786854, E-mail: work-at-iwmi@cgiar.orgInternet Home Page: http://www.iwmi.org
IWMI seeks to recruit a well qualified Post Doctoral Fellow in Field Hydrology to participate in a Challenge Program on Water and Food project located in the Nile Basinthat focuses on integrated rainwater management strategies, technologies, institutions and policies. S/he will work in an inter-disciplinary team that will consider the impact of rainwater management technologies and strategies on catchment hydrology - the downstreamand groundwater impacts as well as evaporation and transpiration – at different locationswithin the Nile Basin, with the ultimate aim of evaluating water allocation and water  productivity implications.The
 International Water Management Institute
(IWMI) is a non-profit, scientificorganization engaged in research and capacity building activities for developingcountries. Our mission is to overcome poverty through the better management of landand water resources. Working with diverse partners and supported by the ConsultativeGroup on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), IWMI seeks to translate itsresearch findings into actionable recommendations for policymakers, resource managersand poor rural communities. IWMI is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka and has regionaloffices located in 12 countries in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The position will be based in IWMI East Africa and Nile Basin Office in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia and reports to the Senior Researcher – Hydrology and Water Resources.
Job Purpose:
This position will coordinate and implement hydrological field studies conducted toobtain primary data relating to the impacts of different rainwater managementtechnologies on hydrological fluxes and water productivity at different locations in the Nile Basin.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide expertise in hydrology with particular experience in hydrological processes inagricultural fields and how they scale up within river basins.
Carry out field research that includes:
The design of the research
Hydrologic data collection, including the design and installation of water fluxmonitoring networks
Quality control of data
Analysis, modeling and interpretation of field data
Communicate results through research reports, journal articles, seminar papers andother scientific manuscripts as well as through seminars and workshops.
Work in an interdisciplinary team to interpret across disciplines to better understandimplications of changes on livelihoods and environment; and to communicate theseinsights to a range of stakeholders.
Selection Criteria:
The following outlines the attributes required and the criteria against which applicationswill be assessed.
A Ph.D. in Hydrology, Hydrochemistry, Soil Science or Hydrogeology
Experience in hydrology and hydrological fluxmeasurements including installation and operation of fieldinstruments (e.g. weather stations, piezometers, rain gauges, flowgauges, bowen-ratio, soil moisture equipment etc.).
Experience of hydro-chemical techniques for evaluatinghydrological flow pathways would be an advantage.
Experience in the quality control, interpretation and analysesof field data and modeling hydrological processes.
Knowledge,Skills &Abilities:ESSENTIAL
Demonstrated ability to work independently in the field.
Knowledge of hydrologic implications of agricultural practices
Competence in quantitative applied research methods, andstrong quantitative and analytical skills.
Computer literacy, with skills in handling and qualitycontrolling large volumes of data and hydrological processmodeling.
Good communication and writing skills, with a goodcommand of both oral and written English
Demonstrated ability to prepare project documents andresearch publications. A record of relevant peer-reviewed publications is a major advantage.
Ability to effectively establish priorities, plan, organize andmonitor own work in an interdisciplinary and multiple tasenvironment;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish andmaintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respectfor diversity.
Previous working experience in developing countries is anadvantage.
Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, with both localand international partners.
Salaries and Benefits:
Post doctoral contracts are available for two years and are non-renewable. IWMI salariesare competitive with those of similar international institutions and offer a range of  benefits including housing and utilities allowance, vehicle allowance, educationallowance, annual home leave, health insurance package and shipping assistance.
How to Apply:
To apply for this post:
Attach your résumé.
Attach a letter of application,
which specifically addresses the selection criteriaoutlined previously
; include the names and addresses of 3 referees who may becontacted if you are shortlisted.
Submit online.If you do not receive an automatic acknowledgement email within 24 hours of sendingyour application, then contact: The Human Resources Office, IWMI, P.O. Box 2075,Colombo, Sri Lanka; Email:work-at-iwmi@cgiar.org We will begin reviewing applications after 
31 March 2010
– or until the position isfilled.
Schedule for Selection Process:
There may be telephone interviews for short-listed candidates during mid April 2010 andselection interviews will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka or in Africa during April/May2010.
Although these dates may be subject to change, it would be useful if candidatescould be available around these dates.
For further information visit IWMI

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