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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 Basin that 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 rain water management technologies and strategies on catchment hydrology - the downstream and groundwater impacts as well as evaporation and transpiration – at different locations within 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, scientific organization engaged in research and capacity building activities for developing countries. Our mission is to overcome poverty through the better management of land and water resources. Working with diverse partners and supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), IWMI seeks to translate its research findings into actionable recommendations for policymakers, resource managers and poor rural communities. IWMI is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka and has regional offices located in 12 countries in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Location: 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 to obtain primary data relating to the impacts of different rainwater management technologies 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 in agricultural fields and how they scale up within river basins. • Carry out field research that includes: o The design of the research

Hydrologic data collection, including the design and installation of water flux monitoring networks

o Quality control of data o Analysis, modeling and interpretation of field data
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Communicate results through research reports, journal articles, seminar papers and other scientific manuscripts as well as through seminars and workshops. Work in an interdisciplinary team to interpret across disciplines to better understand implications of changes on livelihoods and environment; and to communicate these insights to a range of stakeholders.

Selection Criteria: The following outlines the attributes required and the criteria against which applications will be assessed. Qualifications: ESSENTIAL • A Ph.D. in Hydrology, Hydrochemistry, Soil Science or Hydrogeology Experience: ESSENTIAL • Experience in hydrology and hydrological flux measurements including installation and operation of field instruments (e.g. weather stations, piezometers, rain gauges, flow gauges, bowen-ratio, soil moisture equipment etc.). • Experience of hydro-chemical techniques for evaluating hydrological flow pathways would be an advantage. • Experience in the quality control, interpretation and analyses of 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, and strong quantitative and analytical skills. • Computer literacy, with skills in handling and quality controlling large volumes of data and hydrological process modeling. • Good communication and writing skills, with a good command of both oral and written English

• Demonstrated ability to prepare project documents and research publications. A record of relevant peer-reviewed publications is a major advantage. • Ability to effectively establish priorities, plan, organize and monitor own work in an interdisciplinary and multiple task environment; • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. • Previous working experience in developing countries is an advantage. Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, with both local and international partners.

Salaries and Benefits: Post doctoral contracts are available for two years and are non-renewable. IWMI salaries are competitive with those of similar international institutions and offer a range of benefits including housing and utilities allowance, vehicle allowance, education allowance, annual home leave, health insurance package and shipping assistance. How to Apply: To apply for this post:
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Complete application form Attach your résumé. Attach a letter of application, which specifically addresses the selection criteria outlined previously; include the names and addresses of 3 referees who may be contacted if you are shortlisted. Submit online.

If you do not receive an automatic acknowledgement email within 24 hours of sending your application, then contact: The Human Resources Office, IWMI, P.O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Email: We will begin reviewing applications after 31 March 2010 – or until the position is filled. Schedule for Selection Process: There may be telephone interviews for short-listed candidates during mid April 2010 and selection interviews will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka or in Africa during April/May 2010. Although these dates may be subject to change, it would be useful if candidates could be available around these dates. For further information visit IWMI -


IWMI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of both gender and nationality.