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Title : Researcher - Water Accounting
 
Description : The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is looking for a motivated and highly competent individual to fill the position of Researcher - Water Accounting. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a multi-institutional effort (IWMI/UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [FAO]) with a dedicated team to further develop a global water accounting platform. The person will be based at the Southeast Asia regional office of IWMI in Vientiane, Lao PDR, but the work will focus on major river basins throughout Asia and Africa. The selected candidate will report to Senior Researcher - Remote Sensing & GIS.
 
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Job Description : You will: • conduct research on water consumption and production in river basins across Asia and Africa; • apply geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing tools, methods and datasets in accounting for water use and productivity; • develop new remote sensing-driven approaches for measurement of agriculture-relevant hydrological components in river basins; • incorporate ecosystem service assessments into a water accounting framework; and • prepare journal articles, research reports and conference papers.
 
Minimum Qualification & Experience : You will possess: • a PhD in hydrology, water resources management or spatial modeling; • an in-depth understanding of basin hydrology and basin processes modeling; • knowledge of various indicators and metrics used for monitoring the environmental condition of basins; • experience in the derivation of water balance components and water productivity from remote sensing • knowledge of remote-sensing driven approaches for the measurement of agriculture-relevant hydrological components at the basin scale; • competency in the application of GIS and remote sensing techniques to hydrological problems; • strong analytical and numerical skills; • the ability to process large hydrological and spatial datasets; • independent and critical scientific thought; • a good command of both oral and written English; • a strong publication record; • the ability to effectively establish priorities, and plan, organize, implement and monitor work activities; and • good interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people in a multicultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
 
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Applications : Closing date: February 15, 2015
 
  

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