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Environmental Economist

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Full Time
    • Intergovernmental Organization

Environmental Economist
Application deadline: 2024-07-14

Position Overview:
The Environmental Economist position involves developing and managing the strategy and process for SANDEE research grants to align with ICIMOD’s research areas, providing technical support for joint research projects and ongoing studies, and coordinating biannual research grant competitions. It includes managing and supporting training programmes such as the annual summer school in environmental economics, developing new teaching programs, and identifying capacity development needs in the HKH region and South Asia. The role also encompasses supporting SANDEE’s publications and dissemination efforts, including developing policy briefs and guiding web-based dissemination, and managing SANDEE’s activities, budgets, and donor communications. Additionally, it requires participating in relevant global, regional, and country forums and meetings.

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region stretches 3,500km across Asia, spanning eight countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Encompassing high-altitude mountain ranges, mid-hills, and plains, the zone is vital for the food, water, and energy security of over two billion people and is a habitat for countless irreplaceable species. It is also acutely fragile – and frontline to the impacts of the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal, is an international organisation established in 1983, that is working to make this critical region greener, more inclusive and climate resilient. For more information, read our Strategy 2030: Moving Mountains and explore our website.

ICIMOD brought the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) into its portfolio a few years ago, and now SANDEE constitutes one of ICIMOD’s strongest and largest networks. SANDEE is a research capacity and academic leadership development programme. SANDEE aims to effectively support ICIMOD’s work by contributing to and strengthening the economic and policy analysis elements across our three Strategic Groups (1. Climate and Environment Risk, 2. Resilient Livelihoods and Landscapes and 3. Regional and Global Engagement). Aligning and integrating SANDEE’s research grants, capacity-building events, and outputs to better support ICIMOD’s workstreams and results is also a key objective moving forward.