Head - MENA Region

International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, HR and AdminMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st October, 2016

Job Description

Head, MENA Region

Cairo, Egypt
The 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’s mission is to provide evidence-based solutions to sustainably
manage water and land resources for food security, people’s livelihoods
and the environment.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is looking for a highly
motivated research leader with exceptional capacity and a deep
understanding of water, land and agricultural development challenges and
opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The
Head of IWMI’s MENA Region will represent the Institute, and raise its
profile and visibility in the region. The individual will develop/review
a subregional-level strategy based on development challenges/priorities
in the MENA region, and ensure that it is in line with IWMI’s global
research strategy. He/She will maintain strong links with national and
international partners to ensure effective uptake of IWMI’s research
outputs. In addition, the Head will lead and undertake research to
achieve IWMI’s goals, and take responsibility for the smooth running of
the office by overseeing office administration, and financial and
technical support functions. The position holder will be based in Cairo,
Egypt, and report to the Director, Africa, in relation to duties within
the position, and to the Theme Leader on research functions.
We are
looking for candidates with a PhD or equivalent in environmental or
other engineering, with a specialization in water quality and safe
reuse, irrigation systems management, irrigation engineering, soil
science or social science, and at least 10 years of relevant work
experience. Candidates having the capacity to work with, and influence,
stakeholders, especially senior decision makers at national and regional
levels, and to liaise with key donor agencies; and possessing strong
interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and other
stakeholders in a multicultural setting, with sensitivity and respect
for diversity are encouraged to apply.
This is an
internationally recruited position with a competitive salary and
benefits package, which includes a housing allowance, transport,
education, shipping assistance, annual home leave, retirement and health
insurance package. The duration of the contract will initially be for a
three-year period with possible extension.
For a detailed job description and to apply for the position, visit www.iwmi.org/jobs.
Your application must include a copy of your curriculum vitae, cover
letter which addresses IWMI’s requirements stated above, and contact
information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you
are short-listed for the position.
Applications must be submitted by 24:00 (Colombo time) on October 21, 2016 (Friday).
The International Water Management Institute (www.iwmi.org)
is an international, non-profit, scientific research organization
dedicated to providing evidence-based solutions to sustainably manage
water and land resources for food security, people’s livelihoods and the
environment. IWMI is a member of the CGIAR System Organization, a
global research partnership for a food-secure future.
is an equal opportunity employer and emphasizes the importance of
regional and gender diversity in identifying candidates for this
position and its staff more generally.

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