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Senior Researcher Officer – Water Management Jobs in Okara, Pakistan – Mustakbil.com

Job title: Senior Researcher Officer – Water Management Jobs in Okara, Pakistan – Mustakbil.com

Company: International Water Management Institute

Job description: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center is seeking an innovative amp; multi skilled candidate to join its office in Okara, Pakistan, as a Senior Researcher Officer Water Management.

The Senior Research Officer – Water Management will be responsible for carrying out water management studies for monitoring, managing, and protecting water and water resources in different hydrological and environmental settings. The incumbent will develop, calibrate, and validate models, including sensitivity analysis, and document various modeling applications at different spatial scales.

The successful candidate will contribute to the research activities, including literature reviews, field data collection, analytical work, policy analysis, and coordination with stakeholders and project partners in the water and climate sectors. The candidate will also be responsible for organizing project-related events, workshops, training, and fieldwork involving various stakeholders. Additionally, the candidate will contribute to writing donor reports and research publications.


  • Assist in collecting hydrological and hydrogeological variables from national and international data archives.
  • Work with specifically designed computer modeling packages to assess the most effective methods of managing available water in a river basin.
  • Process meteorological, snow, and hydrologic data to analyze changes in water flows resulting from changes in land use, environmental factors, and crop irrigation.
  • Pre-process primary data in different image processing software to calculate and audit the water resources system.
  • Assist in parameterizing hydrological models to enable the development of flood forecasting and drought management strategies.
  • Assist in calibrating and validating various hydrological models for different land use and climate change scenarios.
  • Analyze collected datasets to compute changes in water storage on different spatiotemporal bases.
  • Estimate water yields, taking into account water utilization in a specific natural drainage area.
  • Assess the relationship between rainfall, runoff, soil, and plants to map systematic changes in water demand and supply, considering climate shifts from catchment to basin scale.
  • Assist in determining the amount of water that can be allocated for domestic, agricultural, industrial, and environmental purposes to sustain the ecosystem.
  • Assist in organizing stakeholder meetings and disseminating results at different levels.
  • Be part of the research team during fieldwork, participating in interdisciplinary research activities, including data collection, processing, and analysis, focusing on thematic issues such as policy, institutions, water governance, and water management.
  • Contribute to building positive relationships with the government, civil society, and other stakeholders.
  • Provide support in organizing meetings, dialogues, and workshops for the project.
  • Assist in preparing high-quality project reports according to project timelines.
  • Provide support in preparing project-specific communication materials.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • MSc degree in water management, hydrology, meteorology, hydro-meteorology, environmental sciences, environmental studies, or closely related fields.
  • Strong track record of scientific publications in reputable international journals.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working on the development of hydrological models and relevant experience in water management, such as conducting water accounting in the Indus or a similar basin.
  • Proficient in using large spatial datasets.
  • Excellent spatial analysis skills using market-leading software such as ArcGIS Server geoprocessing services, including the ability to develop Python scripts.
  • Experience in designing and implementing approaches for data-scarce environments.


  • Strong analytical and numerical skills with the ability to process large temporal and spatial datasets in a Python environment.
  • Proficiency in utilizing advanced spatial analysis and Geographic Information Systems tools, as well as hydrological modeling approaches, for multiple scale assessments.
  • Independent and critical scientific thinking, including a solid understanding of the strengths and limitations of spatial tools for water resource assessments at various scales.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment, demonstrating sensitivity and respect for diversity.


  • Excellent oral and written language skills in English, including effective listening and strong verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Proficiency in Urdu language will be considered an asset.


This is a nationally recruited position and only candidates who are eligible to work in Pakistan will be considered. IWMI offers a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of health insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (ADamp;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 www.iwmi.org/jobs. We will be accepting applications through 24:00 (IST) on July 25, 2023 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). Your application must include a CV, cover letter, and three (3) references, which may be contacted if you are shortlisted. 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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Location: Okara, Punjab

Job date: Thu, 25 Jan 2024 23:53:34 GMT

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