Regional Researcher - Feminist Political Economy and Ecology


International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

  • Career category:Research/ Data analysis
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:0-5 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:08/10/2023
  • Location:Egypt, Cairo
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Food security & Nutrition Climate & Environmental justice

  • Support various bilateral and CGIAR initiatives to enable the preparation of Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI)-informed water status reports and climate change country profiles for (Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan). Additionally, support the implementation of Gender and Social Inclusion in the political economic analysis and frameworks to achieve better coherence between different systems (Food, Water, Land…) in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Map and compile existing secondary data and undertake policy and institutional analysis of relevant food systems, irrigation, agriculture, and climate policies, programs, and projects implemented by official, donor, INGO, and grassroots actors and networks. Analyze gaps, challenges, and opportunities concerning Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) interventions and outcomes.
  • Analyze the gendered dimensions and dynamics of water, growth, and inclusion by mapping the drivers of change (social, economic, political, and environmental/climate) and how these pose diverse food systems, livelihoods, and wellbeing challenges or opportunities for women, youth, and marginalized communities.
  • Building on evidence of key gaps in knowledge, capacities, and modes of exclusions in food systems in specific local contexts, contribute to developing an effective body of funded work with relevant public, private, and grassroots partners, to explore new bilateral funding opportunities informed by feminist political economy/ecology, gender transformative concepts, and approaches with a particular focus on climate change.
  • Support feminist political economy/ecology capacity strengthening for project teams, partners, key stakeholders, including public, private, and grassroots actors and institutions.
  • Establish a database of relevant stakeholders and partners, facilitate dialogues and discussions with strategic public, private, and grassroots institutions and actors to co-design actionable pathways to more inclusive food systems and water resources innovations.
  • Lead effective communication and outreach of research results in the region and in international forums and platforms.
  • Substantially contribute to the authorship of key research outputs, including but not limited to research papers and journal articles, blogs and webcasts/podcasts, multimedia presentations, and social media.
  • Plan, design, and develop GESI-informed conceptual frameworks, research methods, and tools that can be applied across the MENA region.
  • Facilitate the co-design of research for development with policy-relevant partners, applying transdisciplinary and gender-transformative tools and approaches to tackle policy, institutional, and practical challenges.



  • A PhD in gender studies, sociology, rural sociology, anthropology, development studies, agricultural economics, water resources governance, environmental studies, nutrition and food security, geography, political science, or other closely related fields is required for this position.
  • A minimum of 3 years of post-doctoral experience in a similar capacity.
  • Strong track record of publications, including in internationally peer-reviewed journals.

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