The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) invites applications from highly motivated individuals to join the Institute and contribute to the design and empirical evaluation of policy reforms and technology developments to advance water, land and environmental issues in developing countries using methods of non-market valuation, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work creatively under the supervision of IWMI researchers to develop a research program in quantitative policy analysis related to water and land interventions. The fellowship offers the opportunity to gain significant field experience in one or more developing countries, and to have one’s research findings published and presented to policymakers.
Specifically, you will conduct economic assessments of programs, policy reforms and other interventions through the collection and analysis of relevant market and non-market data. You will contribute to research proposal development and project implementation for diverse projects. Your work will also include supporting economic analysis in interdisciplinary projects across IWMI’s research portfolio by working with project leaders and research teams of hydrologists, agricultural water management researchers and environmental scientists, located in Asia and/or Africa.
Candidates with a PhD in Economics earned before the start of employment are encouraged to apply, preferring those with a specialization in Public Economics, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics or Public Policy with a concentration in quantitative analysis of public policy reform from a microeconomic perspective. We especially invite applications from those knowledgeable about water resources management and policy in developing economies, and with experience in sample and survey design, micro-econometric data analysis, and interpretation of results for policy audiences.
Please submit applications no later than 24:00 (IST) July 15, 2018 via the IWMI website at www.iwmi.org/jobs. Your application must include your curriculum vitae and a letter describing how your knowledge, training and experience match the requirements stated above, and also the names and contact details of three professional referees (indicating your relationship to each) who will be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.
This is an internationally recruited position with a benefits package that includes a housing allowance, transport, shipping assistance, annual home leave and health insurance. Postdoctoral scientists are appointed on a fixed two-year contract. The successful candidate will be based at the headquarters of IWMI in Colombo, Sri Lanka
IWMI is an equal opportunity employer and emphasizes the importance of regional and gender diversity in identifying candidates for this position and its staff more generally.