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Responsibilities and tasks
- Develop and oversee the detailed research work-plan and budget for the implementation of the gender, water and adaptation research of the HI-AWARE Project
- Develop and integrate gender sensitive research methodologies for the above
- Undertake field research and visits
- Synthesize vulnerability and impact information collected by other members of the team and prepare final research reports
- Ensure coordination with partners on planned and ongoing adaptation activities
- Monitor and report on the work progress
- Support in producing high-quality knowledge products on the gender dimensions of climate vulnerabilities and adaptation
- Identify potential adaptation solutions, including soft and hard measures and the costs and benefits of these (with assistance from the Gender Specialist, Climate Change Economist and the Adaptation and Vulnerability Specialist)
- Conduct multi-stakeholder consultations to identify and confirm all adaptation options, including their costs, benefits and risks
- Lead the prioritization of adaptation measures and options for the Project jointly with other partners of the project and the design team to provide a gender sensitive socioeconomic assessment of adaptation options
- Incorporate selected adaptation priorities into the project design and vulnerability mapping exercise, including institutional arrangements and budget
- Support partners to include gender perspectives in their work
- Identify partners’ capacity building needs and design specific training programmes on gender, water and adaptation for the researchers in the project
- Identify gender sensitive indicators to monitor vulnerability reduction and sustainability of adaptation measures during project implementation
- Collect and synthesize good practices from other planned adaptation programmes in the implementing countries and feed them into knowledge networks
- Work with MSc and PhD students, mentor them on integration of gender dimensions and concerns in research and gender sensitive research methods, and design specific training and capacity building programmes for them
- Organize regional training events, workshops and coordinate with partners
- Organize, actively participate in and provide inputs to internal ICIMOD meetings concerning HI-AWARE activities
- Communicate and coordinate with the HI-AWARE consortium members’ focal points on Gender, Water and Adaptation
- PhD in Gender Studies, Development Studies, Social Science, or Anthropology, with a strong focus on climate change adaptation and water issues.
- Post graduate qualification, preferably with some years of work experience in applying gender concepts, analysis and approaches in development programmes, particularly in the field of gender, water and climate change with strong focus on adaptation issues;
- Excellent conceptual and strategic research design skills;
- Experience in qualitative and quantitative gender research methods as well as development and implementation of gender analysis and conceptual research frameworks;
- Experience using participatory research methods, with either publications or application of the analysis resulting from these research methods;
- Publications on gender and development issues in climate change, water, natural resources management;
- Experience working with rural communities in South Asia or the HKH region.
- Strong research and analytical skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
- Strong planning and organizing skills;
- Sound knowledge of current debates and research agendas on water, climate and gender issues in South Asia, with special focus on river basins; willingness to undertake extensive and field based anthropological research work including long stay in rural locations
- Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively across multicultural and multidisciplinary teams;
- Good experience (at both field and policy level) and knowledge of gender issues and opportunities in the HKH;
- Proven ability to think analytically, critically and ability to translate ideas, insights and learning into action by promoting synergy and cooperation among programme teams;
- Motivated to travel to remote areas of the HKH region as required.
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 12 February 2015 throughICIMOD’s Online Application System.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.