Please find below the advertisement for a management position at ICIMOD, for the thematic area 'Water', which also includes the cryosphere, hazards and disaster reduction. See also: http://www.icimod.org/?q=7645
Deadline is: 19 August 2012
Terms of Reference
Title: Theme Leader, Water
Action Area : Water
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Mountains are important global ecosystems facing especially rapid socioeconomic and environmental changes, particularly the impacts of climate change. Our aim is to influence policy and practices to meet the associated challenges emerging in the HKH Region. To do this we bring together top researchers from the region and around the globe to generate and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in the physical and social sciences, including traditional knowledge, for evidence-based decision making; and we provide a neutral meeting point for transboundary research, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. Working to deliver impacts in five Regional Programmes across four Thematic Areas – Livelihoods; Ecosystem Services; Water; and Geospatial Solutions – supported by integrated knowledge management, we seek to improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and for the future.
Water is one of ICIMOD’s four strategic Thematic Areas. ICIMOD fosters regional and transboundary dialogue to promote integrated water and land management and acts as a resource centre for information on water resources. The centre analyses the demand and future availability of water coming out of the mountains; water related hazards including floods and droughts; the potential impacts of climate and anthropogenic change; development of hydropower, and the role of hill and mountain irrigation in providing food security. The Thematic Area focuses on solutions at a variety of scales, from community to national policy level. It also addresses transboundary issues, especially within the water-food-energy nexus, including benefit sharing and building community resilience.
Role of the Theme Leader, Water
The Theme Leader will be an expert in his or her field and will be responsible for leading research activities and guiding staff members in the Thematic Area, assuring quality results, integration with other Thematic Areas, and impacts in regional member countries. S/He is expected to be familiar with the international development agenda and research, and to be aware of the strategic issues related to water resources, particularly in the HKH Region. The Theme Leader is also part of the organization’s management team and must ensure the adequate representation of water issues within ICIMOD’s programmes.
Reporting and Supervising
The Theme Leader, Water reports to the Director Programme Operations on all aspects of Thematic Area leadership and coordination of the Water theme with ICIMOD’s Regional Programmes. S/He reports to the Director General on all institutional matters. S/He supervises and mentors all staff of the Water Thematic Area and contributes to the management of regional action research and upscaling and mainstreaming of projects in the field of water resources and water management. The Theme Leader is responsible for generating and leading innovation initiatives in the area of water.
Responsibilities and tasks
All ICIMOD programmes are transdisciplinary, transboundary, and regional in nature. The Theme Leader shall have a good understanding of the transdisciplinary and regional dimensions of the Water Thematic Area as well as the positioning of its work in a global context. The minimum qualifications required for this position are:
Excellent management/leadership skill and experience with multidisciplinary research teams; capacity for intellectual leadership and for working with colleagues and collaborators of different disciplines and national and cultural backgrounds
An initial 3 years, with opportunities for continuation.
As early as possible, preferably before 1 November 2012.
Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive with those of 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 implements a gender fair policy and is supportive of working women. It operates a Day-Care Centre at the campus and is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organisational and programmatic levels.
Method of application
Applicants are requested to apply online before 19 August 2012 through ICIMOD's online application system.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified
Dorothea Stumm, PhD
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
GPO Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel +977-1-5003222 Ext 258 Fax +977-1-5003277 Web www.icimod.org
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