Innovation Hub Coordinator

Tags: Environment
  • Added Date: Thursday, 04 August 2022
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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center is looking for a competent, self-motivated, and dynamic candidate to join as an Innovation hub coordinator to contribute to One CGIAR\u2019s initiative \u2013 Resilient Cities through sustainable urban and peri-urban agri-food systems (Resilient Cities). The Coordinator will be responsible for the design, setting up and continuous operation of an innovation hub for resource recovery and reuse solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assess options for resource recovery from waste streams including nutrients, water, energy, animal feed from a technical and economic perspective given specific local context. Lead and supervise the design, setting up and continuous operation of innovation hubs for different resource recovery and reuse models. Co-design and support implementation of resource recovery and reuse solutions for different settings. Work within multidisciplinary research teams to ensure delivery of high-quality outputs, which include designing of resource recovery and reuse solutions and assessing their technical and economic sustainability by collecting and analyzing data from field research. Contribute to the initiative work streams, from research design to data collection, analysis, and scientific reporting. Contribute to the authorship of key research outputs including, but not limited to, research papers, journal articles, technical or policy briefs and blogs. Undertake relevant assignments as requested by the work package lead.




MSc in Civil Engineer, environmental sciences, water and sanitation (or related) Hands-on experiences as resource recovery plant manager (composting, briquette production)


Experience in capacity building Experience in cost-benefit analysis and business planning Experience in designing and setting up of innovation hub



Knowledge and experience of water and waste management challenges for urban and peri-urban sectors Experience in developing and implementing locally appropriate innovations around resource recovery and reuse of urban and peri-urban waste streams Experience in providing technical analysis on resource recovery and reuse solutions including cost-benefit analysis and business planning. Experience in providing capacity development in resource recovery and reuse solutions to different stakeholders Excellent communications skills and ability to explain complex issues clearly to diverse audiences. Experience in transforming research results into knowledge products that have impact and reach, including through communication at major conferences and via other platforms, including social media.


Knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues relating to the circular economy solutions. Understanding of institutional governance and social issues as they impact the implementation of resource recovery and reuse models.


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 two-years with the possibility of extension.


Apply for the position by following the application instructions at Include the names of 3 referees who may be contacted if you are shortlisted. We will be accepting applications through 24:00 hrs (GMT) August 17, 2022 but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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.

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