Strategic Program Director – Water, Climate Change & Resilience

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated research professional to lead IWMI’s Strategic Program on Water, Climate Change and Resilience.



The Strategic Program Director (SPD) will oversee IWMI’s strategy for development and application of water security solutions to the global challenge of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change and building resilience to disasters and disruption.

The SPD provides scientific leadership and overall direction for the program, champions its vision and inspires and guides multi-disciplinary teams addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation particularly in IWMI critical areas such as resilience building, , climate-smart agriculture, or water risk management, or disaster risk reduction.

The Role: Strategic Program Directors at IWMI are members of the Management Team and lead the development and coordination of a programmatic portfolio of projects, knowledge services and strategic relationships to ensure programs are well resourced to deliver impact. They represent IWMI in international science fora and global development and policy platforms. Internally, they build and facilitate coordination with other IWMI Strategic Programs; contribute to the integration across the portfolio of IWMI’s work on governance, equality and women’s empowerment, economics and data technologies; and ensure close coordination with the management of IWMI’s country offices.

The position can be based at IWMI’s Headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, or one of its regional offices in Asia or Africa.



More information and applications here.

Deadline: July 11, 2021


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