Senior Cryosphere Specialist

Job Description

Title: Senior Cryosphere Specialist

Company Name: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Vacancy: --

Location: Nepal

Salary: Negotiable

Experience:
∎ 5 to 10 years

Published: 29 Feb 2024

Education:
∎ PhD degree in earth science, geography, mountain hydrology, mountain meteorology, or other related subject, with at least 5–10 years of relevant work experience including experience in a supervisory role

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ A proven track record of working in high-altitude environments, either
∎ through fieldwork and/or use of remote sensing techniques
∎ A strong understanding of and experience in policy and practice
∎ environments as they pertain to cryosphere issues, including experience
∎ working in either science–policy processes or the science–practice interface
∎ related to cryosphere issues and implications on society and development
∎ A track record of innovative research and application of research findings
∎ within this area, including developing synthesised knowledge products for
∎ high-level audiences
∎ Excellent communication, outreach and engagement skills as well as
∎ excellent inter-personal and team management capacities
∎ A track record of using novel techniques in monitoring, interpretation, and
∎ analysis of the cryosphere, including some experience in cryohydrological
∎ modelling and remote sensing data analysis that can be used to investigate
∎ the impacts of cryosphere change in society and development
∎ Experience of working in an international environment and collaborating
∎ with international partners as well as excellent proven coordination and
∎ collaboration skills
∎ Strong experience in complex project management including planning
∎ monitoring and progress reporting
∎ Excellent links within a wide global and regional network related to
∎ cryosphere and risk
∎ Experience in cryosphere-related hazards, including avalanches,
∎ permafrost thaw, GLOFs etc
∎ Experience in the HKH region
∎ A proven track record of working in high-altitude environments, either
∎ through fieldwork and/or use of remote sensing techniques
∎ A strong understanding of and experience in policy and practice
∎ environments as they pertain to cryosphere issues, including experience
∎ working in either science–policy processes or the science–practice interface
∎ related to cryosphere issues and implications on society and development
∎ A track record of innovative research and application of research findings
∎ within this area, including developing synthesised knowledge products for
∎ high-level audiences
∎ Excellent communication, outreach and engagement skills as well as
∎ excellent inter-personal and team management capacities
∎ A track record of using novel techniques in monitoring, interpretation, and
∎ analysis of the cryosphere, including some experience in cryohydrological
∎ modelling and remote sensing data analysis that can be used to investigate
∎ the impacts of cryosphere change in society and development
∎ Experience of working in an international environment and collaborating
∎ with international partners as well as excellent proven coordination and
∎ collaboration skills
∎ Strong experience in complex project management including planning
∎ monitoring and progress reporting
∎ Excellent links within a wide global and regional network related to
∎ cryosphere and risk
∎ Experience in cryosphere-related hazards, including avalanches,
∎ permafrost thaw, GLOFs etc
∎ Experience in the HKH region

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Through best-practice methods and techniques in cryospheric science, make significant contributions to the regional and global dialogue on issues facing the cryosphere.
∎ In line with ICIMOD'S MTAP V results targets, formulate a strategy for how ICIMOD can improve understanding of cryosphere risks in the HKH region and globally, and how to mobilise effective action.
∎ Investigate the role of the changing cryosphere in water resources, ecosystems, and society, as well as the implications of cryosphere change on mountain livelihoods and economies. This will include bringing together and synthesising new and existing evidence from the HKH and conducing comprehensive gap and needs assessments in conjunction with other stakeholders to determine where investigative efforts should lie.
∎ Spearhead the development and enhancement of skills and capacities in cryosphere monitoring, analysis, and risk communication within HKH institutions. This could include enhancing monitoring capacities in a wide range of techniques including remote sensing, in-situ monitoring, and modelling.
∎ Position Overview: We are seeking a highly experienced and accomplished individual for the role of Senior Cryosphere Specialist. This role works under our Action Area on Managing Cryosphere and Water Risks in Strategic Group 1- Reducing climate and environmental risks. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a substantial impact to addressing the escalating risks associated with cryosphere change across the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. The ideal candidate should possess exceptional motivation and expertise to lead and coordinate ICIMOD'S work on the cryosphere and build wider understanding of responses to the implications of cryosphere change for water and energy resources, infrastructure, ecosystems, and livelihoods across the HKH.
∎ As a Senior Cryosphere Specialist, you should possess a strong track record of carrying out scientific research, building analytical and risk assessment tools and techniques in this area, and communicating science, demonstrating a profound passion for all elements of the cryosphere (glaciers, snow and permafrost). You will possess excellent representational and networking skills, and have a strong track record managing research, monitoring and analytical projects. You will be a skilled leader and communicator, managing in-house teams and coordinating partners, located within HKH and international institutions. You will also play a pivotal role in capacity development of both ICIMOD staff and key partners in relevant aspects of the cryosphere. Most importantly, you will play a key role in fostering knowledge exchange within and beyond the region, convening key HKH stakeholders, and communicating the implications of risks associated with cryosphere change to regional and international policy and decision-makers.
∎ This is an exciting phase at ICIMOD, rich with possibilities in supporting the institute and its partners to achieve ambitious new results in the realm of the HKH cryosphere.
∎ The Senior Cryosphere Specialist will be responsible for delivering on results and commitments made in our Strategy 2030 : Moving Mountains and Medium-Term Action Plan V (2023-2026) : Embracing Change and Accelerating Impact (MTAPV).
∎ Provide guidance and facilitate the delivery and attainment of ICIMOD's targets on cryosphere and related risks in the HKH. This will include the following activities.
∎ Through best-practice methods and techniques in cryospheric science, make significant contributions to the regional and global dialogue on issues facing the cryosphere.
∎ In line with ICIMOD'S MTAP V results targets, formulate a strategy for how ICIMOD can improve understanding of cryosphere risks in the HKH region and globally, and how to mobilise effective action.
∎ Investigate the role of the changing cryosphere in water resources, ecosystems, and society, as well as the implications of cryosphere change on mountain livelihoods and economies. This will include bringing together and synthesising new and existing evidence from the HKH and conducing comprehensive gap and needs assessments in conjunction with other stakeholders to determine where investigative efforts should lie.
∎ Spearhead the development and enhancement of skills and capacities in cryosphere monitoring, analysis, and risk communication within HKH institutions. This could include enhancing monitoring capacities in a wide range of techniques including remote sensing, in-situ monitoring, and modelling.
∎ LOCATION: Kathmandu, Nepal (Frequent travel in the HKH region will be required)
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Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Salary: Competitive

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Nepal

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Company Information:
∎ International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
∎ GPO Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Application Deadline: 19 Mar 2024

Category: NGO/Development

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