Coordinator – Gender, Poverty and Institutions with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (CRP5) led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).The position will be based at IWMI headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The vision of the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Water, Land and Ecosystems (CRP5) is “a world in which agriculture thrives amongst vibrant ecosystems, and those engaged in agriculture live in good health, enjoy food and nutritional security, and have access to the inputs and resources they need to continuously improve their livelihoods.” This vision implies a multitude of, as yet, unidentified factors involving gender, poverty and institutions that, if handled correctly, will substantially improve the development impact of research. For this, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) seeks a Coordinator who will ensure specialist input into the Program. The Coordinator, reporting to the Program Director (CRP5), will be responsible for supporting research within the CRP on Water, Land and Ecosystems to ensure that it addresses significant gender, poverty and institutional factors that could improve overall development impact. The Coordinator will ensure that there is a consistent strategy for including research on gender, poverty and institutions within the Strategic Research Portfolios (SRPs) of CRP5, and ensuring that integration of these topics with the biophysical research is carried out where and best appropriate. To do so, the Coordinator will work collaboratively with designated focal persons in the other CGIAR centers that are involved in CRP5. A key feature of the position will be in shaping the strategic research direction to enable SRPs to increase their development impact. The position will be based at the headquarters of IWMI in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The Coordinator will provide thematic guidance to align the different research projects within the CRP, and lead the development of a wider network of research and development partners (e.g., nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)) who can broaden support for gender and development issues within the CRP.
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Deadline: 26 August 2012.
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