The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has an exciting opportunity for a Researcher to support research on scaling within the small-scale irrigation (SSI) scaling partnership to promote public and private sector investments and interventions in Ghana for the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) project.
The ILSSI project focusses on increasing profitable, sustainable and gender-sensitive irrigation to support inclusive agricultural growth, resilient food systems, and nutrition and health outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations.
The ILSSI project takes an action research approach to research using mixed and inter-disciplinary methods while strengthening public and private institutional and individual capacity to continue to use effective scientific tools and methods into the future.
Reporting to the Country Representative Ghana and to the Senior Researcher- Scaling Innovations leading the ILSSI project, the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting scaling research with public and private sector.
This would include development of suitable analytical frameworks, field data / secondary data collection, literature synthesis, interviews and other forms of activities to support our research agenda.
Central is the investigation of systemic barriers preventing water solutions to scale with the aim at supporting resilience building of smallholder farmers and agricultural value chains in an inclusive and sustainable manner.
Hence, the successful candidate is expected to carry out and synthesize research related to innovation scaling, social inclusion, and irrigated agricultural value chain research in the form of scientific publications, policy briefs and technical reports.
The researcher will be facilitating collaboration among partners and researchers to develop and establish action based pilots with the public and private sector testing different financial mechanisms and business model canvasses to enhance inclusive access to irrigation supply chains and services for agricultural high value chains.
He / she will be monitoring and evaluating SSI scaling pathways to document and present lessons learned to sustainably and equitably incentivize uptake.
THE PERSON FOR THE ROLE
For disciplines related to business and business administration, candidates with a Master’s degree will be accepted. Candidates with a Master’s degree in science will be accepted where individuals are able to show a scientific and professional track record equivalent to a PhD degree.
inclusive business model and relationship; andinteractive demand-driven learning for capacity building.
innovation scaling, including systemic barriers, business model, and financial modality; andorganization and governance of scaling partnerships.
working collaboratively and effectively with academic and non-academic stakeholders;applying technical, economic and institutional reasoning to innovation scaling and policy issues in a critical manner.
transforming research into knowledge products for outreach and impact in Ghana, and influencing wider forms of development policy and practice.
This is a nationally recruited position and only citizens of Ghana are encouraged to apply . 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 based on performance and availability of funds.