National Researcher – Gender, Social Inclusion and Youth.

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website International Water Management Institute (IWMI)


National Researcher – Gender, Social Inclusion and Youth.


The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center is looking for a competent, self-motivated, and dynamic candidate to join as National Researcher – Gender, Social Inclusion and Youth.
National researcher will carry out gender, youth and social inclusion research under the Water, Growth and Inclusion Strategic Program based at its office in Kathmandu, Nepal. The position holder is expected to plan, design and undertake research for development (R4D) on gender and social inclusion issues related to water, land, food and energy systems, and climate change. The person will provide gender and social inclusion research expertise, coordinate and engage with diverse partners and stakeholders, and disseminate research results to target audiences. The person will also be expected to initiate research for development ideas in collaboration with colleagues in the Nepal office and, more widely, as part of IWMI’s Strategic Program on Water, Growth and Inclusion.


  • Plan, design and implement research on gender, social inclusion, disability and youth in water resources management, migration, agriculture, and climate change related areas in Nepal.
  • Review and synthesize relevant literature on water, nutrition, WASH, and rural and urban transformation in Nepal from gender and social inclusion perspectives.
  • Prepare journal articles, progress reports, research reports, policy briefs and blogs.
  •  Proactively support IWMI’s efforts at establishing and strengthening partnerships and networks with the public and private sector, community institutions and women’s and youth organizations, enabling gender and social transformative actions in water and natural resources sectors.
  • Provide gender and social inclusion technical inputs to proposal development.
  • Support the dissemination of IWMI’s research findings and impacts at local, national and international conferences and other public fora.
  •  Coordinate with relevant Project Leaders, Research Group Leaders and Strategic Program Directors at IWMI and project partners/work package leads during the preparation of journal articles, research reports and blogs.
  • Coordinate with PMO, HR, Admin/finance, and Publications and Knowledge Management, as well as other relevant departments of IWMI to ensure necessary support and guidance related to research project management.
  • Maintain good working relationships with IWMI’s partners in Nepal including at three levels of government, development partners, civil society organizations, private sector and research institutions and other stakeholders.
  • Regularly interact with national and regional networks, partners and stakeholders.
  •  Represent IWMI in policy, science and practice-related knowledge forums and meetings in Nepal.




  • A PhD in a social science discipline, including but not limited to gender studies, sociology, human geography, anthropology, development studies and/or PhD in water resources or agriculture or environmental science with a specialization in gender and social justice.
  • At least 5 years of proven experience and technical competence working on gender and social inclusion research design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in producing peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Experience in developing concept notes and research proposals on water, food, energy, and land resources using a gender and social inclusion lens.



  • Ability to deliver research outputs as per research project’s workplan.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Good understanding of development policy and institutional issues in relation to water resources management, irrigation, agrarian livelihoods, migration and youth engagement in Nepal.
  •  Capacity to deliver high-quality reports in English.
  •  Excellent communications skills and the ability to explain complex issues clearly to diverse stakeholders.
  • Fluent in verbal and written communications skills in English.


  • Familiarity with the implementation of development interventions and new institutional landscapes under the federal structure of Nepal.
  • Knowledge of social science quantitative data analysis tools.


What we are offering:

This is a nationally recruited position and only candidates who are eligible to work in Nepal 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 We will be accepting applications through 24:00 (IST) September 14, 2022 (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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