IWMI Researcher Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

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IWMI Researcher  Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

IWMI Ethiopia looking for “Researcher “.

Applicants with a PhD Degree may apply on or before 23rd April, 2024.

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit international water management research organisation under the CGIAR with its headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and offices across Africa and Asia. Research at the Institute focuses on improving how water and land resources are managed, with the aim of underpinning food security and reducing poverty while safeguarding the environment.

The IWMI has published a job vacancy announcement on 02nd April, 2024 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Researcher to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

IWMI Job Vacancy 2024

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the DIWASA Phase 2 project initiation, execution, and completion lifecycle closely working with the DIWASA and IWMI PMO team and manage the project in line with donor and IWMI guidelines within set timelines to achieve objectives.
  • Oversee project administration, operations, implementation, and fiscal management to ensure technical and financial activity aligns with the scope and budget allocations, internal policies, and donor requirements.
  • Develop annual and quarterly result-based work plans and budgets in coordination with Pillar Leads.
  • Lead the preparation of result-based reports (quarterly, semi-annual, and annual) following IWMI procedures and donor requirements.
  • Closely monitor deviations from the work plan, devise, and implement measures to ensure the timely delivery of project outputs, supporting the development of strong monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, project monitoring tools, and efficient systems to ensure high-quality implementation.
  • Organize regular team coordination meetings and other events to foster closer collaboration between DIWASA team members and, as needed, with other IWMI staff.
  • Prepare and provide project updates to the donor, Head of Project, and, as needed, to IWMI management.
  • Supervise and support the DIWASA project coordinator to ensure the effective use of time and quality support to the DIWASA team.
  • Manage and oversee all contract management and implementation tasks based on established processes and procedures, inclusive of consultants and other services as part of project implementation.
  • Identify issues and risks related to activity implementation and take mitigative actions in a timely manner.
  • Plan for, initiate, and develop strategic partnerships with government stakeholders, academia, river basin organizations, development partners, and other relevant continental-level actors in Africa and beyond.
  • Review products developed as per user needs, provide feedback to the DIWASA team to ensure products meet user needs, and vet final products for dissemination.
  • Work closely with end-users in priority countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Zambia) to disseminate the data products and tools, train users to enhance the use of the products in practical applications, and address user feedback on the delivered products.
  • Explore and utilize opportunities for promoting DIWASA products across Africa at national, sub-regional, and continental levels.
  • Develop concept notes and initiate fundraising to expand DIWASA activities.
  • Author/co-author publications, blogs, and other write-ups to share/disseminate DIWASA results.
  • Maintain a timely database of DIWASA products and applications, their status of use by end-users.
  • Keep abreast of advancements in Earth Observation and digital innovation to ensure DIWASA implementation benefits from emerging technologies, where it improves the products to enhance responsiveness to end-user needs.

Position in Organization:

  • Position Title: Researcher – DIWASA Project Leader
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Closing Date: 23rd April, 2024

Minimum Requirement:


  • PhD in water resources management, remote sensing, hydroinformatics, hydrology, environmental engineering/science, or a closely related discipline, with strong training in the application of Earth Observation and digital innovation for water resources management.


  • Minimum of 5 years of post-doctoral work experience in various geographies, including at least 05 years of demonstrated experience in technically leading/managing projects aimed at enhancing the application of Earth Observation data for water resources management as a core objective.
  • At least 05 years of hands-on experience in developing and applying analytical tools for water resources management across different scales.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written language skills in English, including effective listening and strong verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Proficiency in French will be considered an asset.

How to Apply IWMI Researcher Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://apply.workable.com/international-water-management-institute/j/DE7B7FDD44/apply/

The Closing Date: 23rd April, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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