Please note that this is a re-advertisement, and we kindly request that previous applicants refrain from reapplying.
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center is looking for a qualified, self-motivated, and dynamic candidate to join IWMI's office in Laos as Research Officer - Participatory Methods.
Under the supervision of the Country Representative, the research officer will work with and be supported by national and regional research staff and liase with communities and local government authorities, facilitate community planning, collect field data, contribute to reporting and provide support to sustainable agriculture, integrated farming and environmental management including wetlands for IWMI in Southern Laos. Much of the work initially will be to support farm trials (e.g., rice trials, soil improvement trials, fisheries trials and more), with communities and other stakeholders, implement, problem solve and monitor their performance. Experience with farmer led, farmer field school type approaches a distinct advantage.
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This position is for a Lao National and will be largely field based for a project in Attapeu where the candidates’ duty station will be, but some work in Vientiane will also be required.
This is a nationally recruited position and only candidates who are eligible to work in Lao PDR 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 two-years with the possibility of extension.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply for the position by following the application instructions at www.iwmi.org/jobs. We will be accepting applications through 24:00 (IST) on September 29, 2023 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). Your application must include a CV, cover letter, and three (3) references, which may be contacted if you are shortlisted. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
IWMI believes that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. We offer a multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary working environment. We are consciously creating an inclusive organization that reflects our global character and our commitment to gender equity. We, therefore, encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities.