Climate Change impacts rice production through exacerbated and more frequent climate extremes. At the same time rice fields are a large emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG). Technologies that reduce the carbon footprint of rice and make rice-based systems more resilient to climate extremes exist but uptake of such technologies is slow. Working with various national and international partners in different projects, IRRI develops strategies to increase the level of adoption of climate-smart technologies in rice production. This task needs a concerted approach of an inter-disciplinary team of experts.
Under the general direction of a Senior Scientist, the Scientist will independently lead bilateral projects and regional initiative work packages related to climate change adaptation and mitigation, including direct management of project personnel, partnerships, and budgets. The Scientist will lead the development and management of the organization’s monitoring, reporting, and verification ecosystem for GHGs in rice. This includes engagement and strategizing with government and private sector partners, as well as bridging individual tools into an interoperable modular MRV system. S/he will build and manage a team with expert knowledge on greenhouse gas estimation, development and maintenance of GHG calculation tools, mapping climate risks and suitability of mitigation practices, optimization modeling for adaptation and mitigation, and more. The incumbent will also provide capacity building and policy advocacy as well as write funding proposals, research reports and scientific articles. The successful candidate will further develop and communicate scientific results to a range of stakeholders including policy makers and assist in monitoring and evaluation of project deliverables.
This position will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam and is open for international applications.
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