The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) seeks to enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge generation and regional cooperation. ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge-sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in…
Title: Research Associate (project position; open for Nepali nationals only)
Initiative: Resilient Mountain Solutions Initiative/Building Resilience of Agro-ecosystem and Community Empowerment (BRACE) project
We are looking for someone who is a passionate researcher, results driven, and motivated to make a difference. You will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and working in a cross-cultural, impact-oriented environment, primarily focusing on contribution to technical aspects of the project activities and gender equality and social inclusion issues in project implementation. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who values partnerships and diversity, is passionate about mountains and people, and is committed to helping build a greener, more inclusive, climate-resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya as ICIMOD moves into its new Strategy 2030 period from 2023.
Responsibilities and tasks
This position is within our new project − Building Resilience of Agro-ecosystem and Community Empowerment (BRACE), under the Resilient Mountain Solutions (RMS) Initiative. The BRACE project aims to improve climate-resilient agricultural practices for wider adoption within the Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces and beyond through action research, including on-farm demonstrations; evidence-based knowledge generation; and scaling up at the municipal, provincial, and national levels. The project has identified 19 municipalities (10 in Sudurpaschim and 9 in Karnali provinces) and aims to directly benefit 2,500 households. This position is expected to contribute to technical aspects of the project activities and significantly contribute to gender equality and social inclusion issues in project implementation.
Under the direct supervision of the Theme Leader of Livelihoods, in close cooperation with the Project Coordinator of BRACE, and under the overall guidance of the Regional Programme Manager (Adaptation and Resilience Building), the Research Associate will have the following broad duties and responsibilities:
Gender and equity policy
Applicants are requested to apply online before June 14, 2022 (11:59 PM Nepal Standard Time) through ICIMOD’s Online Application System.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.