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  • Posted: May 27, 2020
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    International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. IWMI is the lead center for the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future.


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    Researcher – Innovation Scaling

     

    • Conduct field data/secondary data collection, literature synthesis, interviews and other forms of activities in relation to innovation scaling, social inclusion, and irrigated agricultural value chain research.
    • Analyze data and draft scientific publications, policy briefs and technical reports in the areas of public and private sector SSI scaling interventions.
    • Conduct SSI stakeholder analysis and mapping along SSI scaling pathways, and identification of blocking and enabling mechanisms to SSI scaling.
    • Facilitate collaboration among partners and researchers to pilot joint data collection and analysis, and monitor and evaluate SSI scaling pathways to document and present lessons learned to sustainably and equitably incentivize uptake.
    • Identify partnerships, policies and institutional requirements for testing approaches, technologies and investment propositions that have strong scaling potential.
    • Facilitate, coordinate and perform outreach related to SSI scaling partnerships.
    • Build and maintain SSI scaling dialogue platforms and processes with national and regional stakeholders, and research partners, including the private sector.
    • Carry out other project- and research-related activities as required.

    Requirements

    THE PERSON FOR THE ROLE

    • PhD degree in human geography, political science, sociology, development economics, or a closely related field relevant to water resources management, agricultural development, and agricultural innovation systems and scaling. For disciplines related to business and business administration, candidates with a Master’s degree will be accepted. Candidates with a Master’s degree in science will be accepted where individuals are able to show a scientific and professional track record equivalent to a PhD degree.
    • Minimum of 2 years of post-PhD or 7 years of post-Master’s relevant work experience, preferably in areas such as the scaling of agricultural innovation and value chain development.
    • Proven experience and ability in effectively using a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods and participatory research approaches to design and conduct field research activities across a range of problems, such as
    • agricultural value chain analysis and market study;
    • innovation scaling partnership, pathway and process;
    • gender equality and social inclusion in value chain and innovation scaling;
    • inclusive business model and relationship; and
    • interactive demand-driven learning for capacity building.
    • Knowledge and experience on developing and using analytical frameworks and qualitative and quantitative data analysis to carry out analyses on
    • enabling environments, including formal and informal institutions;
    • innovation scaling, including systemic barriers, business model, and financial modality; and
    • organization and governance of scaling partnerships.
    • Extensive experience and ability to engage with multi-stakeholders in Ghana and/or West Africa, including
    • engaging with businesses, governments and individuals on the topics of scaling irrigation and agricultural water management innovations;
    • facilitating and maintaining strong multi-stakeholder partnerships in agribusiness and market systems in Ghana, including the private sector;
    • working collaboratively and effectively with academic and non-academic stakeholders;
    • applying technical, economic and institutional reasoning to innovation scaling and policy issues in a critical manner.
    • Scientific competence and track record of
    • peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals;
    • communicating research findings in international conferences, other platforms and media;
    • transforming research into knowledge products for outreach and impact in Ghana, and influencing wider forms of development policy and practice.
    • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and multicultural environment.
    • Excellent communication skills in English and French, and the ability to explain complex issues clearly.

    Benefits

    This is a nationally recruited position and only citizens of Ghana are encouraged to apply. IWMI offers a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of health insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and long-term disability coverage. The duration of the contract will initially be for a period of two years with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funds.

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