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Requries Deputy Director General (Research for Development)


The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) seeks applications from highly motivated, visionary research leaders with exceptional capacity to successfully motivate, manage and lead teams of different disciplines and multiple cultures to deliver the Institute’s research outputs and development outcomes.


The Deputy Director General (Research for Development) will drive the research agenda within IWMI to address global development challenges for water security and natural resource management. This includes leading the identification of innovative research areas, ensuring relevance of thematic content for the development agenda and assuring excellence of research outputs. IWMI research contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global climate agenda, and other national and regional initiatives. The DDG will be responsible and accountable for IWMI’s contributions to, and engagement in, the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), including the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), which the Institute leads.


The DDG will play a key role in stimulating ideas and lines of investigation, synthesizing and communicating research findings to key stakeholders, including donors, identifying and guiding the scaling up and scaling out of research findings, profiling IWMI, networking and resource mobilization. The successful candidate will play a vital role in the overall management and direction of IWMI, will be a member of the Institute’s Management Team (MT) and will head the Program Leadership Team (PLT). The DDG will also support IWMI’s Theme Leaders (TLs) and inter-theme collaboration. Approximately 25% of the DDG’s time will be engaged in research projects as a lead or team member. The DDG will report to the Director General (DG), and will be based at IWMI’s headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, or at one of the Institute’s major regional offices in Africa and Asia.


Last date for submitting the application 1 August 2016.  [ More… ]




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