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Energy Analyst

Application deadline: 06 Aug 2020

ICIMOD is seeking applications for the position, Energy Analyst.

Thematic area
Livelihoods
Background
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) seeks to enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge 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 partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation.
ICIMOD works through its six Regional Programmes: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas – Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions – and underpinned by the Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit. ICIMOD seeks to contribute to reducing poverty and vulnerability and improving the lives and livelihoods of mountain women, men and children, now and in the future.
ICIMOD seeks to reduce poverty and vulnerability and improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and for the future. The Livelihood Thematic Area within ICIMOD focuses on promoting diversified and sustainable livelihood options in the HKH region, and strengthening the social inclusion and governance dimensions within the work of ICIMOD and its partners. The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capability for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (REEECH) Initiative was launched in November 2018 under the Regional Programme on Adaptation and Resilience Building.
REEECH will contribute to improved access to appropriate, modern, affordable, and reliable energy services to meet the energy security needs of mountain populations in the HKH, as well as safeguard essential mountain ecosystem services. To contribute to this outcome, the Initiative will support policy implementation, capacity development, knowledge management and awareness, investment, entrepreneurship, and innovation to improve the demand for and supply of renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE & EE) services in the HKH. The Initiative will strengthen adaptation and resilience building solution packages by identifying options for green agriculture and tourism value chains, promote inclusive and diversified enterprises and jobs, and enhance wellbeing.
Responsibilities and task
Under the overall supervision of the Theme Leader of the Livelihoods Theme, the Energy Analyst will work as a team member of the Livelihoods Theme. S/he will have the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Support methodology development to collect data for preparing country-specific energy profiles (covering RE & EE) in the HKH region; lead data collection and data analysis work focusing on the mountain context
  • Review relevant official and non-official reports, policies, and programme documents, and published literature to prepare knowledge products that would contribute to the development of a RE & EE policy database for the HKH countries
  • Perform literature reviews on state-of-the-art clean energy technologies, innovative business models, and financing mechanisms for productive end uses in the mountain areas of the HKH that would contribute to the production of a compendium of good practice models for the productive use of energy in the HKH
  • Develop a database of existing key energy-related stakeholders in the HKH region
  • Conduct stakeholder consultations and contribute to workshops to derive recommendations for greater regional collaboration on entrepreneurship and investment in RE & EE in the HKH
  • Conduct capacity needs assessment for strengthened entrepreneurship and investment in RE & EE in the HKH
  • Contribute to integrating the gender perspective in data analysis
  • Prepare background reports, fact sheets, policy briefs based on literature review, analyses, and workshops/events
  • Contribute to project reports and outreach/communication material for REEECH
  • Carry out any other tasks assigned by Livelihoods Theme Leader
Minimum qualifications
  • A master’s degree, preferably an MSc or MTech in renewable energy-related fields, with at least three years of relevant work experience is required. A first-level university degree in combination with five years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the more advanced university degree.
  • At least three years of research/work experience in subject area.
  • Fluency in speaking and technical writing in English. 
Competencies
  • Cross-cultural impact: Adapts to various customs and practices and can resolve misunderstandings
  • Result and impact orientation: Navigates through challenging situations to achieve concrete results, successfully transforming outputs to outcomes
  • Teamwork and cooperation: Solicits ideas and opinions to help form specific plans and take decisions cohesively
  • Networking and stakeholder management: Recognizes the needs of different stakeholders and partners to build capacity and solve project issues while maintaining existing professional linkages and building new ones
  • Impactful communication: Applies active listening skills and tailors convincing messages for different audiences, integrating ideas from several sources
  • Continuous improvement and innovation: Identifies opportunities for improvement, encourages new ideas, and implements new technologies to enhance workflow
  • Analytical thinking: Simplifies complex issues to identify the crux of a problem or opportunity in order to make effective, timely decisions
  • Behavioural flexibility and change management: Adapts to change and capably adjusts to new responsibilities and circumstances
Duty station
The duty station is Kathmandu.
Duration
Two years, with a probation period of six months, starting as early as possible, with a possibility of extension subject to performance and ICIMOD’s future funding levels.
Renumeration
Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive compared with other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Gender and equity policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD upholds a gender equity policy and is supportive of women professionals. It operates a day-care centre at the campus and is committed to the integration of gender equity at organizational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 06 Aug 2020 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

HIMAP Assessment Analyst (project position)

Application deadline: 06 Aug 2020

ICIMOD is seeking applications for the position, HIMAP Assessment Analyst (project position).

Thematic area
Livelihoods
Programme
Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
Division
Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Background
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) seeks to enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge 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 partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation. ICIMOD delivers impact through its six Regional Programmes: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas of Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions, and underpinned by Knowledge Management and Communication. ICIMOD seeks to contribute to reduce poverty and vulnerability and improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and in the future.
About the position
The Assessment Analyst, hosted in the Livelihoods Thematic Area, will dedicate her/his time to the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) Initiative.
The Livelihoods Thematic Area within ICIMOD focuses on promoting diversified and sustainable livelihood options in the HKH region and strengthening social and governance dimensions within the work of ICIMOD and its partners.
HIMAP is a long-term, integrated science–policy initiative coordinated by ICIMOD that aims to promote enabling policies, sustainable solutions, and more robust regional cooperation in the HKH region to sustain mountain environments and livelihoods. HIMAP is a platform for long-term collaboration and coordination among a broad and diverse group of more than 350 leading researchers, practitioners, and policy specialists working in the HKH. Under HIMAP, they came together to develop the first Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment report as the first in a series of monitoring and assessment reports. The report addresses the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainable mountain development and will serve as a basis for evidence-based decision making to safeguard the environment and advance people’s well-being in the HKH region.
Responsibilities and task
Under the overall guidance of the Theme Leader – Livelihoods and in close coordination with the HIMAP Coordinator, the Assessment Analyst will have the following responsibilities:
  • Providing support to the HIMAP Coordinator in the rollout of the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment report and conducting science–policy forums in ICIMOD’s Regional Member Countries
  • Providing science and technical inputs and support to HIMAP thematic assessments, special reports, and outlooks
  • Contributing to scoping, defining, and organizing upcoming HIMAP assessments
  • Conceptualizing and conducting background research for drawing lessons on regional cooperation from the Alps and the Arctic
  • Conducting research and literature reviews as inputs to the Cross-Chapter Paper on Mountains in IPCC’s Working Group II contribution to AR6 and wider IPCC processes
  • Providing support in coordinating and organizing HKH Science–Policy Forums and HKH Ministerial Mountain Summits, including consultations and preparatory events
  • Providing support in organizing, conducting, and contributing to internal and external trainings, workshops, and seminars related to HIMAP assessments.
  • Preparing HIMAP event reports and proceedings
  • Any other work required to achieve the HIMAP deliverables
Minimum qualifications
  • A master’s degree (or equivalent) in environmental science, sociology, natural resources management, or related fields with at least three years of relevant work experience; A first-level university degree in combination with five years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • At least three years of experience in conducting scientific assessments, with a focus on the HKH region
  • Good knowledge of IPCC working processes and experience in contributing to IPCC reports are preferable
  • Good knowledge in the areas of transboundary and regional cooperation from a mountain perspective
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English
Competencies
  • Cross-cultural impact: Adapts to various customs and practices and can resolve misunderstandings
  • Result and impact orientation: Navigates through challenging situations to achieve concrete results, successfully transforming outputs to outcomes
  • Teamwork and cooperation: Solicits ideas and opinions to help form specific plans and take decisions cohesively
  • Networking and stakeholder management: Recognizes the needs of different stakeholders and partners to build capacity and solve project issues while maintaining existing professional linkages and building new ones
  • Impactful communication: Applies active listening skills and tailors convincing messages for different audiences, integrating ideas from several sources
  • Continuous improvement and innovation: Identifies opportunities for improvement, encourages new ideas, and implements new technologies to enhance workflow
  • Analytical thinking: Simplifies complex issues to identify the crux of a problem or opportunity in order to make effective, timely decisions
  • Behavioural flexibility and change management: Adapts to change and capably adjusts to new responsibilities and circumstances
Duration
This is a two-year project position with a probation period of six months.
Renumeration
Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive compared to other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Gender and equity policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD implements a gender equity policy and is supportive of working women. It operates a day-care centre at the campus and is committed to the integration of gender issues at organizational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 6 Aug 2020 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Energy Specialist

Application deadline: 09 Aug 2020

ICIMOD is seeking applications for the position, Energy Specialist.

Thematic area
Livelihoods
Background
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 partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation.
ICIMOD works through its six Regional Programmes: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas – Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions – and underpinned by the Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit. ICIMOD seeks to contribute to reducing poverty and vulnerability and improving the lives and livelihoods of mountain women, men and children, now and in the future.
The Livelihoods Thematic Area within ICIMOD focuses on promoting diversified and sustainable livelihood options in the HKH region, and strengthening social and governance dimensions within the work of ICIMOD and its partners. The Centre is looking for a highly qualified Energy Specialist to be housed in the Livelihoods Thematic Area. The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capability for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (REEECH) will contribute to improved access to appropriate, modern, affordable, and reliable energy services to meet the energy security needs of mountain populations in the HKH, as well as safeguard essential mountain ecosystem services. To contribute to this outcome, the Initiative will improve the demand for and supply of renewable energy and energy efficiency services in the HKH by supporting policy implementation, capacity development, knowledge management and awareness, investment, entrepreneurship, and innovation. 
Responsibilities and task
The Energy Specialist will lead this Initiative’s activities under the supervision of the Theme Leader of Livelihoods. S/he will be responsible for thought leadership and will take a lead in and contributene to knowledge generation, directly engaging with policymakers and practitioners for uptake of RE&EE solutions, taking responsibility for entrepreneurship promotion and investments in the HKH region, developing proposals and designing actions that will raise public awareness and build capacity among key RE&EE actors.

Responsibilities and tasks

The specialist will be responsible for the following:
  • Generate evidence to provide an outlook of the RE&EE landscape, including supply and demand projection in the HKH region. This includes preparing a snapshot of demand for and supply of RE&EE, assessment of policies and regulatory frameworks, and capabilities to access and use RE&EE – with a focus on the social inclusiveness to ensure that design and implementation of REEECH activities contributes to improved energy access for women, men, youth, and the marginalized population groups in the HKH region.
  • Design solutions to implement and scale-up RE&EE measures for inclusive and climate-resilient investments. This will include conducting assessments of policies, financial flows, intermediaries, and instruments used to support inclusive investments in REⅇ identifying viable financial options to finance the incubation and acceleration of RE&EE solution; and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship to improve the demand for and supply of RE&EE solutions in the HKH region.
  • Strengthen capabilities of communities, government agencies, academia, and non-governmental and private sector institutions to identify, design, and implement RE&EE solutions for inclusive and climate-resilient development in the HKH region.
  • Build partnership with government agencies, academia, private organizations, international agencies, and other relevant stakeholders to accomplish REEECH objectives.
  • Contribute to the development of components within ICIMOD’s regional programmes and thematic areas where RE&EE can be positioned.
  • Work as a team player within ICIMOD, support related activities, and promote institutional goals.
  • Prepare reports, write scientific papers, and develop other knowledge products.  
Minimum qualifications
  • A Masters’ Degree in energy economics or on RE&EE-related topics in the subject areas of public policy, finance, sustainable business development, entrepreneurship and social innovations with five years of experience. Professional training in RE&EE business models/finance is desirable. A first level university degree in Economics/Finance/Public Policy/Sustainable Development/Business Administration in combination with seven years of qualifying experience exemplified by a competitive track record of peer-reviewed journal articles may be accepted in lieu of the more advanced university degree.
  • At least three years of experience in delivering evidence-based policy and practical solutions for inclusive and climate resilient development, preferably involving RE&EE applications and especially in mountain context.
  • Experience working with public sector actors – including government agencies and development finance institutions, civil organizations, and local enterprises – to design, provide training, and implement resilient RE&EE solutions.
  • Excellent understanding of policy responses to equitable and climate-resilient development, including energy transitions, preferably in context of HKH countries.
  • Good understanding of investment opportunities in the RE&EE sectors, including an understanding of opportunities emerging from climate finance and other funding networks.
Competencies
  • Cross-cultural impact: Effectively manages the complexity of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Result and impact orientation: Ability to proactively generate concrete results
  • Teamwork and cooperation: Ability to work smoothly and effectively with others in intercultural teams to establish constructive ideas or solutions that meet the team’s objectives
  • Developing others: Able to actively support a continuous learning culture and give constructive feedback
  • Strategic thinking: Uses innovative concepts to translate strategy into practical steps
  • Networking and stakeholder management: Ability to identify relevant stakeholders, establish networks with strategic institutions, and effectively communicate with stakeholders
  • Continuous improvement and Innovation: Ability to use new technologies and pro-actively adopt new approaches and integrate them with the expertise of others
  • Impactful communication: Able to use active listening skills and effectively present, explain, and discuss on complex ideas
Duty station
The duty station is Kathmandu. Frequent travel in the HKH region may be required.
Duration
Three years, with a probation period of six months, starting as early as possible, with a possibility of extension subject to performance and ICIMOD’s future funding levels.
Renumeration
Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive compared with other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Gender and equity policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD upholds a gender equity policy and is supportive of women professionals. It operates a day-care centre at the campus and is committed to the integration of gender equity at organizational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 9 Aug 2020 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Knowledge Management and Communication Officer (Project Position)

Application deadline: 26 Aug 2020

ICIMOD is seeking applications for the position, Knowledge Management and Communication Officer (Project Position).

Division
Knowledge Management and Communication
Background
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 partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation.
ICIMOD works through its six regional programmes: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by four thematic areas – Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions – and underpinned by the Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit. ICIMOD seeks to contribute reducing poverty and vulnerability and improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men and children, now and in the future.
KMC acts as a resource for the organization through preparation and distribution of technical publications and informational materials, media-related activities, outreach events, content development, and maintenance of internal and external websites, all in accordance with the ICIMOD brand guidelines.
Responsibilities and task
Under the overall guidance of the Head of KMC and the direct supervision of the Group Lead for KMC Focal Persons, the Knowledge Management and Communication Officer will work closely with the initiatives and will be responsible for the following tasks:

Synthesis, editing, and documentation
  • Support in synthesizing initiatives’ achievements and developing strategic documents such as issue briefs and other knowledge products for influencing policy and practice
  • Develop draft publications or other forms of communication materials such as videos and flyers from diverse material provided by programme staff such as reports, summaries, presentations, and verbal inputs
  • Prepare impact stories for web and public dissemination (travel to project sites may be required)
  • Summarize and rewrite text for different purposes (e.g., media articles, peer-reviewed journal articles, web summaries, and information sheets)
  • Support documentation of workshops and conferences as a rapporteur and/or editor
  • Ensure that initiative publications are collected, registered, and shared through HimalDoc, ICIMOD’s online document repository
  • Edit routine publications such as workshop reports and other publications, as and when needed
Planning, networking, and outreach
  • Prepare and design strategies and plans for communication and outreach for the initiative within the framework of the KMC Strategy
  • Expand the initiative’s outreach on the basis of its existing communication strategy targeted at varied knowledge networks
  • In collaboration with other KMC colleagues, draft press releases, advisories, factsheets, newsletters, press/media kits, event proceedings, and news stories for media uptake and to inform key partners and other targeted audiences about the results and achievements of the initiative
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing with partners providing a steady flow of news and stories for website/publications, keeping partners aware of the initiatives’ work
  • Provide training and capacity-building support to initiative teams and partners on KMC tools and processes, including training and capacity building on collecting and writing impact stories
  • Help monitor and evaluate knowledge-sharing programmes and activities to improve networking and outreach of the initiatives

Internal liaison and coordination
  • Facilitate interface of initiatives with KMC for the smooth running of operations (including designing, layout, and publishing) in-house and with outside consultants
  • Provide relevant inputs and information to keep the initiatives’ website and other information portals up-to-date
  • Facilitate submission of general publications to KMC for editing and layout/design, and technical publications to ICIMOD’s internal Publications and Outreach Committee (POUT) for review and approval, including editing and liaison between authors to ensure feedback is incorporated when required
  • Identify the communication and knowledge management needs of the initiatives and suggest appropriate KMC tools/services available in-house
  • Perform other related duties as required and as may be requested by the Head of KMC
Minimum qualifications
  • A master’s degree in journalism, information management/science, development communication, knowledge management, or any related field, with extensive experience in information, behavioural, and/or communications sciences. A first-level university degree in combination with four years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in the field of communications as a communications specialist or journalist
  • Sound knowledge of communication strategies, knowledge management tools, and information technology
Competencies
  • Cross-cultural impact: Adapts to various customs and practices
  • Result and impact orientation: Takes responsibility for fulfilling challenging goals set in line with organizational processes
  • Team work and cooperation: Solicits ideas and opinions to help form specific plans and take decisions cohesively
  • Analytical thinking: Uses logical thinking to solve problems, develop plans, and contribute to the decision-making process while taking different viewpoints into account
  • Impactful communication: Is a good communicator and listener, able to convey thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely
  • Continuous improvement and innovation: Seeks to improve work processes by implementing new practices and technologies
  • Behavioral flexibility and managing change: Adapts to change and adjusts to new circumstances while helping others do the same
  • Developing others: Supports a culture of learning and provides feedback on the performance of others, including adherence to protocol
Duration
This is a project position for two years with a probation period of six months, starting as early as possible.
Renumeration
Salaries and benefits at ICIMOD are competitive compared to other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Gender and equity policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD upholds a gender equity policy and is supportive of women professionals. It operates a day-care centre on campus and is committed to the integration of gender equity at the organizational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 26 Aug 2020 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Knowledge Park Associate (Open for Nepali Nationals only)

Application deadline: 19 Aug 2020

ICIMOD is seeking applications for the position, Knowledge Park Associate.

Division
Knowledge Management and Communication
Background
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 partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation.
ICIMOD works through its six Regional Programmes: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas – Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions – and underpinned by the Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit. ICIMOD seeks to contribute to reducing poverty and vulnerability and improving the lives and livelihoods of mountain women, men and children, now and in the future.
KMC acts as a resource for the organization through preparation and distribution of technical publications and informational materials, media-related activities, outreach events, content development, and maintenance of internal and external websites, all in accordance with the ICIMOD brand guidelines.
Responsibilities and task
Under the overall guidance of the Head of KMC, the Knowledge Park Associate will work closely with colleagues serving on the Knowledge Park Technical Committee and others with technical expertise to position the ICIMOD Knowledge Park in Godavari and will be responsible for the following tasks:

Management
  • Provide supervision and guidance to the staff working in the Knowledge Park
  • Provide reports related to the work of the Knowledge Park
  • Manage the Knowledge Park and ICIMOD headquarters gardening staff with sensitivity to gender and cultural needs and aspirations while maintaining discipline and highest ethical standards
  • Proactively maintain and update ongoing demonstrations of technologies, farming systems, biodiversity conservation, income generation, and nursery management and seedlings production
  • Help conceptualize further development of the Knowledge Park as part of a network of skill/entrepreneurship centres within Nepal and in other HKH countries
  • Facilitate at least 5,000 visitors each year (farmers, students, development workers, planners/managers, and policy/decision makers from the HKH region and other donor countries) and organize presentations, interactions, and guided study tours to the Knowledge Park and neighbouring villages to enable sharing of information and transfer of skills and technologies
  • Promote the Godavari landscape journey process by collaborating closely with multiple stakeholders, including villagers and various groups such as local bodies, community forest user groups, women’s groups, schools, local NGOs, businesses, etc., to address key environmental issues of the Godavari landscape/spring shed
Internal promotion and liaising
  • Work closely with themes and initiatives and support regional programmes to replicate technologies and best practices from Godavari (pilot project sites)
  • Work as a team player within ICIMOD to support other activities and promote institutional goals
  • Work with colleagues from the RMCs to showcase appropriate farming techniques and technologies in the Knowledge Park
  • Work with the Eco Club at ICIMOD to organize awareness activities for staff
  • Work with the media unit to promote the Knowledge Park and showcase its special features
External promotion
  • Network through participation in national, regional, and international fairs and exhibitions to share and promote the Knowledge Park to wider audiences
  • Network with schools, colleges, and universities to promote the Knowledge Park as an outdoor learning centre
  • Organize customized nature tours, such as bird and butterfly walks, in collaboration with conservation organizations and wildlife enthusiasts

Capacity development
  • Conduct hands-on trainings for farmers, partners, development workers, and government agencies from the HKH region
Minimum qualifications
This position is one where it is expected that individual commitment to environmental stewardship and care for the landscape will underlie dedication and motivation in the work; thus, there is a recognition that relevant academic credentials and professional experience may have come from any variety of fields. The position requires passion for biodiversity conservation and a very good ability to work with a wide range of people within the Park, the landscape and, where relevant, nationally and regionally. 
At a minimum, the below are required:
  • A master’s degree with at least two years of relevant work experience is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Excellent people skills and ability to manage, facilitate, document, and work with diverse stakeholders
Competencies
  • Teamwork and cooperation: Works collaboratively in a team, seeking opinions and feedback to find solutions and meet team objectives
  • Results orientation: Takes responsibility for fulfilling challenging goals set in line with organizational processes
  • Cross-cultural impact: Adjusts to cultural differences to ensure broad participation
  • Analytical thinking: Seeks out information and does research to understand problems
  • Continuous improvement and innovation: Seeks to improve work processes by implementing new practices and technologies
  • Self-development: Positive attitude towards learning and professional development
  • Developing others: Provides feedback on the performance or output of others to smoothen working relations and operational workflow
Duty station
The duty station is Kathmandu.
Duration
One year, of which the first three months are probationary, with the possibility of extension subject to ICIMOD’s future funding levels and performance.
Renumeration
Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive compared with other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Gender and equity policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD upholds a gender equity policy and is supportive of women professionals. It operates a day-care centre at the campus and is committed to the integration of gender equity at organizational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 19 Aug 2020 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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I protect the pulse of the planet by using access to renewable energy and energy efficiency services to help transform vulnerable communities into resilient mountain communities. Part of how I do this is by building ecosystems that foster and nurture energy-based sustainable enterprises backed up by evidence from the ground and innovations, and by supporting the incubation and scaling up of new ideas.

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Why ICIMOD?

With one foot in research and one foot in development, we work to influence and advance policy and promote sustainable development in one of the most complex places in the world.

Our team

We're seeking dedicated team members at every level to share in our global mission. Both internally and externally, our multicultural staff and partners are our greatest asset.

Where we focus

We work to improve the lives and livelihoods of men, women, and children of the HKH and protect mountain environments and cultures.

How we work

We raise awareness on mountain issues and amplify mountain voices in global forums. We connect the landscape working across scales, organizations, and disciplines to bring countries together around science and knowledge.

Our culture

A diverse perspective

We work across countries and cultures in a region where the forces of climate change and globalization are threatening resources and communities.

Create knowledge

Our knowledge is an asset we are determined to share. We create knowledge, seek to understand problems, and present possible solutions by facilitating research, producing data and sharing good practices.

Connect the landscape

We work across scales, organizations, and disciplines to bring countries together around science and knowledge.

Promote resilience

The knowledge we create and share helps the people of the HKH become more resilient, make the most of new opportunities, and prepare for change.

Policies & strategies

The policies and strategies define what we expect of ourselves, and our partners, as we operate with integrity.

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Protect the pulse

This is our rally cry, our call to action, the force that drives us in three simple words. The HKH is the pulse of the planet and changes happen here before they happen anywhere else. Learn more about this critical global resource, and how we are here to protect it.

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