Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is looking for a highly motivated Strategic Program Leader (SPL) to lead the Institute’s strategic program on Water, Food and Ecosystems. The SPL oversees IWMI’s strategy for development and application of solutions for water security that address the global challenge of improving food security while sustainably managing water and land resources and conserving ecosystems. The SPL provides scientific leadership and overall direction for the program, champions its vision, and inspires and guides multi-disciplinary teams addressing agricultural water management, productivity and livelihoods at farm level, and water allocation, sustainable infrastructure development, and ecosystem management and restoration at basin level.
Strategic Program Leaders at IWMI are members of the Management Team and lead the development and coordination of a programmatic portfolio of projects, knowledge services and strategic relationships to ensure programs are well resourced to deliver impact. They represent IWMI in international science fora and global development and policy platforms. Internally, they build and facilitate collaboration with other IWMI Strategic Programs; contribute to the integration across the portfolio of the Institute’s work on governance, equality and women’s empowerment, economics and data technologies; and ensure close coordination with the management of IWMI’s country offices. The position holder will be based at IWMI’s Headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, or at one of the Institute’s main regional hubs in Africa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, or Accra, Ghana).
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