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Vacancy announcement for Researcher - Social Scientist in IWMI (India)

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific organization engaged in research and capacity building activities for developing countries. IWMI is seeking a highly competent and dynamic Researcher-Social Sciences to be based in its South Asia Office in Hyderabad, India.


The position will be based in IWMI’s South Asia office in Hyderabad, India and reports to an IWMI Project Leader and/or Theme Leader on Water and Society.

Job Purpose:

To develop innovative methodologies, guide their empirical implementation and provide insightful interpretation of data to address socio-economic and institutional issues relating to agricultural water management in developing countries. Results should provide recommendations to enable policy makers to make informed decisions on appropriate agricultural water management interventions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Conducting high quality research on socio-economic and institutional issues relating to water management, political ecology and political economy of water resources development in South Asia
  • Developing and conducting research on institutional and political economy of watershed development, institutional reform in the waters sector, changes in property rights and their impacts of agricultural productivity, livelihoods and poverty.
  • Designing and implementing research to enhance livelihoods of poor rural farming communities in challenging contexts through improved knowledge of agricultural land and water management
  • Designing and implementing field data collection, and supervising the field-work of research assistants
  • Communicating research results in internal and external forums.
  • Facilitating the uptake of research outcomes by government, development NGOs and the private sector.
  • Contribute to IWMI’s capacity building efforts in the area of policy analysis and institution building

Last date to apply for this post is 30th June 2010. For more information about this vacancy and to apply for the same, visit this link

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