Integrated Expert in Natural and Social Sciences at International Water Management Institute (IWMI)


  • The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center is looking for a competent, self-motivated, and dynamic candidate to join as Integrated Expert in natural and social sciences.
  • The Expert will support multidisciplinary teams in the design and implementation of integrated socioecological and techno-institutional research towards the transformation of land, water and food systems in defined landscapes in West and Central Africa.


Duties AND Responsibilities:

  • Conduct situation/landscape analyses to identify status of ecosystem services and natural resources within defined landscapes.
  • Conduct systematic literature reviews and meta-analysis and develop a conceptual and analytical framework to guide the implementation (both research and engagements) of assigned project.
  • Map out relevant stakeholders and support the development and engagement of multistakeholder platforms at different levels.
  • Synthesize the information collected, to map out /co-identify the knowledge gaps, constraints, windows of opportunities (including investments, scaling) and synergies across water, energy, land, ecosystem and food systems.
  • Co-identify and co-develop profiles for innovation bundles; and prioritize the innovation bundles for specific landscape context; track the utilization processes; assess the scalability of proven innovation bundles and implement scaling (out and up) activities where required.
  • Contribute to proposal development for new funding opportunities.
  • Produce peer-reviewed publications, write reports, and other non-technical communication materials.


Qualification Required & Experience



  • A PhD degree in Environmental sciences, Geography, Development Studies, or a related discipline
  • Proven experience in systematic literature review approaches and meta-analysis.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of research involving gender and inclusion
  • Demonstrated experience in research project design and implementation with international teams in developing countries
  • Track record of scientific publications in high impact journals




  • Ability to deploy systems thinking in research design and implementation,.
  • Knowledge of mixed methods research design, data collection (qualitative and quantitative), analysis (with the use of appropriate software) and technical reporting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in leading community engagement processes and analysis of change processes.
  • Knowledge of results-oriented project management approaches, logical framework approaches, as well as planning and implementation of M&E systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Personal attributes include high standards of conduct, respect, flexibility, and sound work ethic.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication in English.
  • Familiarization with the Ghanaian context and proficiency in the local language



This is a nationally recruited position and only candidates who are eligible to work in Ghana will be considered. IWMI offers a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of health insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and long-term disability coverage. The duration of the contract will initially be for a period of three years with the possibility of extension.

Location: Accra

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Closing Date: 17 August, 2022


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