National Researcher-Resource Recovery and Reuse

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 the Technical expert: Resource Recovery and Reuse. As a Technical expert: Resource Recovery and Reuse, the candidate will contribute to One CGIAR\u2019s initiative - Nature-positive solutions for shifting agrifood systems to more resilient and sustainable pathways (Nature+). The candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of innovative circular economy approaches to waste management in rural and peri-urban settings.

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. Co-design and support implementation of circular economy solutions for rural and per-urban settings. Co-Design and supervise the setting up of training centers for circular economy solutions. Work within multidisciplinary research teams to ensure delivery of high-quality outputs, which include designing of circular economy 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. Play a key role in coordinating, supporting, and undertaking field activities including organizing meetings, dialogues and stakeholder workshops. 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.




PhD (or Msc.) in environmental sciences, engineering, material science, agronomy, soil science or other related fields. Minimum of 3 years of post-doctoral experience or Msc. with 5 years experience in research on technical solutions for resource recovery and reuse studies.



Knowledge and experience of water and waste management challenges for rural and peri-urban sectors. Experience in developing and implementing locally appropriate innovations around circular economy. Experience in providing technical analysis on circular economy solutions including the analysis of savings, emissions and return on investment of proposed circular economy solutions. 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.


What we are offering:

This is a nationally recruited position and only candidates who are eligible to work in India 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.

HOW TO APPLY: 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 (IST) August 18, 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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