HIMAP Assessment Analyst

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Application deadline: 06 Aug 2020

ICIMOD is seeking applications for the position, HIMAP Assessment Analyst (project position).

Thematic area



Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks


Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) seeks to enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge and regional cooperation.
ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight Regional Member Countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation. ICIMOD delivers impact through its six Regional Programmes: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas of Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions, and underpinned by Knowledge Management and Communication. ICIMOD seeks to contribute to reduce poverty and vulnerability and improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and in the future.
About the position
The Assessment Analyst, hosted in the Livelihoods Thematic Area, will dedicate her/his time to the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) Initiative.
The Livelihoods Thematic Area within ICIMOD focuses on promoting diversified and sustainable livelihood options in the HKH region and strengthening social and governance dimensions within the work of ICIMOD and its partners.
HIMAP is a long-term, integrated science–policy initiative coordinated by ICIMOD that aims to promote enabling policies, sustainable solutions, and more robust regional cooperation in the HKH region to sustain mountain environments and livelihoods. HIMAP is a platform for long-term collaboration and coordination among a broad and diverse group of more than 350 leading researchers, practitioners, and policy specialists working in the HKH. Under HIMAP, they came together to develop the first Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment report as the first in a series of monitoring and assessment reports. The report addresses the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainable mountain development and will serve as a basis for evidence-based decision making to safeguard the environment and advance people’s well-being in the HKH region.

Responsibilities and task

Under the overall guidance of the Theme Leader – Livelihoods and in close coordination with the HIMAP Coordinator, the Assessment Analyst will have the following responsibilities:

  • Providing support to the HIMAP Coordinator in the rollout of the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment report and conducting science–policy forums in ICIMOD’s Regional Member Countries
  • Providing science and technical inputs and support to HIMAP thematic assessments, special reports, and outlooks
  • Contributing to scoping, defining, and organizing upcoming HIMAP assessments
  • Conceptualizing and conducting background research for drawing lessons on regional cooperation from the Alps and the Arctic
  • Conducting research and literature reviews as inputs to the Cross-Chapter Paper on Mountains in IPCC’s Working Group II contribution to AR6 and wider IPCC processes
  • Providing support in coordinating and organizing HKH Science–Policy Forums and HKH Ministerial Mountain Summits, including consultations and preparatory events
  • Providing support in organizing, conducting, and contributing to internal and external trainings, workshops, and seminars related to HIMAP assessments.
  • Preparing HIMAP event reports and proceedings
  • Any other work required to achieve the HIMAP deliverables
Minimum qualifications
  • A master’s degree (or equivalent) in environmental science, sociology, natural resources management, or related fields with at least three years of relevant work experience; A first-level university degree in combination with five years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • At least three years of experience in conducting scientific assessments, with a focus on the HKH region
  • Good knowledge of IPCC working processes and experience in contributing to IPCC reports are preferable
  • Good knowledge in the areas of transboundary and regional cooperation from a mountain perspective
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English
  • Cross-cultural impact: Adapts to various customs and practices and can resolve misunderstandings
  • Result and impact orientation: Navigates through challenging situations to achieve concrete results, successfully transforming outputs to outcomes
  • Teamwork and cooperation: Solicits ideas and opinions to help form specific plans and take decisions cohesively
  • Networking and stakeholder management: Recognizes the needs of different stakeholders and partners to build capacity and solve project issues while maintaining existing professional linkages and building new ones
  • Impactful communication: Applies active listening skills and tailors convincing messages for different audiences, integrating ideas from several sources
  • Continuous improvement and innovation: Identifies opportunities for improvement, encourages new ideas, and implements new technologies to enhance workflow
  • Analytical thinking: Simplifies complex issues to identify the crux of a problem or opportunity in order to make effective, timely decisions
  • Behavioural flexibility and change management: Adapts to change and capably adjusts to new responsibilities and circumstances

This is a two-year project position with a probation period of six months.


Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive compared to other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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 organizational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 6 Aug 2020 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.