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Title: Air Pollution Measurement Associate (Instrument Associate) (open for Nepali nationals only)
Theme: Water and Air
We are looking for someone who is a passionate about air quality management, with proven skills in air quality monitoring. We are looking to hire an Air Pollution Measurement Associate to assist senior scientists in the operation and maintenance of trace gas measurement instruments, testing and installation, observatory development, and fieldwork. The associate will also support capacity-building trainings, data visualisation and backup, and linking atmospheric data to ICIMOD’s Regional Database System.
The applicant must results driven and motivated to make a difference. You will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and working in a cross-cultural, impact-oriented environment. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who values partnerships and diversity, is passionate about mountains and people, and is committed to helping build a greener, more inclusive, climate resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). As ICIMOD moves into its new Strategy 2030 period from 2023, one of the impact areas we have identified is working to reduce adverse the health impacts of poor air quality while achieving mitigation co-benefits.
Responsibilities and tasks
Under the direct supervision of the Water and Air Theme Leader and the general guidance of the Atmosphere Regional Programme Manager, the Air Pollution Measurement Associate will fulfil the following duties and responsibilities:
Qualifications and experience
One year, with a probation period of three months, starting as early as possible. Possibility of extension subject to performance and ICIMOD’s future funding levels.
Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive compared to other regional organisations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The duty station is Kathmandu. Frequent travel and fieldwork will be required.
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 organisational and programmatic levels.