Avis de recrutement : L’Institut International de Gestion de l’Eau (IWMI) recrute un(e) Chargé(e) de recherche – Gestion résiliente de l’eau et moyens de subsistance, Népal.





Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support to carry out participatory action research on water management with a focus on socio-technical, gender and institutional aspects of irrigation technologies, water sources conservation and efficient use, and natural resources management.
  • Support to co-design, test and evaluate contextually relevant, innovative R4D pilots in the areas of AWM, multiple use water technologies and sustainable intensification of mixed farming systems to reduce water and energy consumption while increasing agricultural productivity.
  • Support to primary and secondary data collection, literature review, interviews, data management, analysis and reporting, and other research activities.
  • Co-design, under supervision of senior researchers – new approaches, tools and frameworks to close water-related yield gaps in rain-fed and irrigated agriculture under a changing climate.
  • Provide technical support to research teams working on the scaling of water solutions with public and private sector partners in relation to technology suitability, crop water demand, etc.
  • Collaborate with project partners, research institutions, stakeholders, and IWMI researchers to achieve timely delivery of research outputs.
  • Assist to co-design and carry out technical trainings and organize workshops with the aim of transferring knowledge and building capacity of partners and stakeholders, including youth, women and marginalized farmers, students, media, and other knowledge users.
  • Support to prepare research reports, journal articles, presentations, policy briefs, guidelines, blogs and other forms of science product for dissemination to wider policy and public audiences.
  • Carry out other project and research related activities as required.



  • A Masters in Agricultural Science, Irrigation Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Agronomy, Natural Resource Management or a related discipline or with at least three years of work experiences.
  • At least two years of research-for-development experience, and technical competence in designing, monitoring and analyzing AWM interventions in farming systems with farmers and local communities.
  • Experience of quantitative data collection, analysis, and writing research papers, blogs in the field of water management, non-conventional irrigation technologies, water-based adaptation practices, AWM, and mixed farming systems.
  • Experience of working with local governments, farmers, water users, women groups, farmers associations and networks of youth and marginalized groups in agriculture water management and/or natural resources management.
  • Advanced knowledge of all main MS Office applications.
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and foster teamwork on field-based research.
  • An understanding of the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, water-energy-food-ecosystem nexus, approaches to sustainable agricultural production systems and on-farm irrigation methods in a changing climate, as well as principles of water productivity and the interaction of irrigation with surrounding ecosystems.
  • Ability to travel in remote areas with limited facilities.
  • Familiarity with gender, social exclusion and inequity issues of Nepal with the ability to think and act on AWM and water management interventions differently.
  • Familiarity with the federal system of Nepal and the resulting restructuring of the agriculture and water resources management sector.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.


  • Experience in working with public and private sector entities to design, apply, adapt and test the latest technologies to support more efficient water use in agriculture for smallholder farming systems.
  • Experience in working with crop-water modelling tools such as AquaCrop, APSIM, DSSAT etc.
  • Proven experience in writing and executing scripts in Python/R or other similar programming languages for large spatial and non-spatial data assessments in the field of agricultural water management, irrigation practices and water productivity.

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Closing date: February 23rd, 2023