Nepal Development Research Institute

Research Associate (Water Resources)

Nepal Development Research Institute

Research Associate (Water Resources)

Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI) is a Policy Research Institute involved in high-quality research and development activities. NDRI is currently seeking candidates for the following position. Interested candidates need to submit a duly filled application form and other credentials by 5:00 PM on 05 May 2021. Terms of Reference (TOR) and the application form shall be downloaded from NDRI website.

Research Associate (Water Resources)

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Research and Development
Job Level : Mid Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : May. 05, 2021 17:00 (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : More than or equals to 1 year
Other Specification
  • Master’s degree in water resources engineering, hydrology or related field
  • Good background and interest in hydrological and hydraulic modeling, and climate data analysis
  • Proficient and experience in using one or more computer programming languages like Python, JavaScipt, MatLab, or R and handling large datasets
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Pleasant personality and team worker with good command of both English and Nepali languages

Job Description

As a part of the NDRI Water and Climate Program team, the incumbent will work under the general and specific guidance of the Executive Director and the Water Resources Program Coordinator. S/he will to be stationed at NDRI office located at Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal, but may require to travel frequently to the study/project locations. Initial contract will be for one year, including two-month probation period, with the possibility of annual extension depending on candidate’s performance and availability of funds. 

The specific tasks and deliverables will be as follows:

  • Provide inputs to NDRI research projects and studies especially in the field of water resources management, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, disaster risk management and climate change assessment
  • Support in identifying and preparing proposals for research projects in water resources engineering, climate change and related topics
  • Manage the database, Water and Climate Program web-page, computer programs and information systems (past studies, data etc.) related to water and climate
  • Co-develop new and improve current in-house water and climate software packages, such as the Stochastic Weather Generator, Statistical Downscaling and Bias Correction of Climate Data
  • Co-organize and serve as Resource Person in in-house and external training and capacity building programs
  • Co-ordinate with team members and local partners in organizing dissemination workshops, conferences, symposiums and other similar events
  • Prepare technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences based on NDRI research activities, and prepare project reports and other knowledge products
  • Prepare agreed six-monthly personal workplan with measurable targets and outputs for bi-annual monitoring and evaluation
  • Perform any other assignments/tasks instructed by the Executive Director, Program Coordinator or other Senior Staff

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates need to submit the duly filled application form and other credentials via email ([email protected]or in person by 5:00 PM on 05 May 2021

The application packet inclusive of the following items :

  • Completed application form of NDRI
  • A recent CV
  • A cover letter quoting expected salary and other benefits
  • A copy of the Nationality card
  • A copy of the latest academic degree

Three documents showing the evidence of the past relevant publications (reports, articles, book)

Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI)
Shreedurbar Tole, Pulchwok, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-5554975, Fax: +977-1-5537362

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