Senior Research Fellowship in Hydrogeology /Groundwater Management | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Senior Research Fellowship in Hydrogeology /Groundwater Management

IWMI currently has three senior fellows, whose role is to provide international scientific leadership in specific areas of water science and management. We are seeking a forth Fellow to promote and lead our work on improved utilization and management of groundwater. A key role of the Fellow will be to stimulate innovative thinking and management options for sustainable use of groundwater in irrigation and multiple use water systems, and to develop new projects for IWMI and its partners to undertake as part of the new Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. IWMI operates in Asia and Africa. The Fellow would be based in either Colombo or Accra, but would be expected to contribute to innovative projects on groundwater resources and their management in both Africa and Asia. The Fellow will report to either the Director General or Deputy Director General.
You must possess:
– PhD or equivalent experience in hydrogeology and/or groundwater management, or related field;
– minimum of 20 years’ postdoctoral experience in the field of groundwater science and management in multifunctional agricultural systems;
– demonstrated research experience in groundwater resources assessment and/or management;
-demonstrated experience of successful working in and leading high performing teams;
– track record of representing an organization at a senior level, and working closely with senior colleagues;
– excellent knowledge of water management at a range of scales, including principles of water productivity and interaction of irrigation with other users and the environment, in developing countries;
– a solid record of publications in refereed international journals;
– ability to form and maintain partnerships with local institutions and stakeholders to facilitate delivery of outcomes;
– very good personal, organizational and interpersonal skills; and
– excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 March 2011

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