Assistant Scientist-Water & Sanitation

Assistant Scientist-Water & Sanitation

World Agroforestry Centre (Icraf)

Assistant Scientist-Water & Sanitation

Details of the offer

This position is remunerated on Local Terms. The appointment will be for an initial period three (3) years renewable, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.


Research, policy and capacity development tasks
Coordinate the Centre’s research on water and sanitation, including water planning and management and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).

Conduct research on WASH and gender outcomes in rural and urban contexts in Africa.

Conduct research on WASH governance within the broader context of water management planning at municipal, basin wide and national levels.

Support the Natural Resources and Ecosystems programme team in research design, data collection and archiving, data analysis, writing of publications, and dissemination of findings through seminars, workshops, conferences, and other public outreach activities.

Support colleagues at SEI Africa on activities such as proposal development, partnership building, capacity strengthening and in identifying, analysing and proposing actions by SEI to respond to emerging challenges and opportunities on water, WASH, land and ecosystems, at the global, regional and national levels.

Contribute to formulation and implementation of the Natural Resources and Ecosystems Programme’s work plan, including budget, design, development and implementation of research projects within themes that further the aims and objectives of SEI.

Support the SEI Africa Centre to develop and maintain a contact network of researchers, decision-makers and partner organizations in Africa relevant to SEI’s work on water, sanitation and gender.

In collaboration with the SEI Africa communications team, undertake outreach activities that include teaching, presentations, dialogues and briefings, articles for specialist publications and interaction with the media as appropriate.

Identify funding sources, lead or contribute to fundraising, and seek to secure funding for projects on WASH.

Project specific tasks

Support the implementation of the project on “Gender and social outcomes of WASH interventions” by conducting systematic reviews and engagement with local stakeholders;

Contribute to the Centre’s engagement in the SEI Initiative on “Water beyond boundaries.”

Work on existing and new projects as per general tasks.
Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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