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  • Posted: Mar 19, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 30, 2021
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  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre - part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.
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    Research Officer I - (Gender and Youth)

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer I - Gender (and youth) in the Environment to support the design, coordination and implementation of gender and youth components of projects that focus on livestock systems, participatory rangeland management and climate related issues.

    Responsibilities

    • Supported by the ILRI gender team and Sustainable Livestock Systems, the person will support the design, coordination and implementation of gender and youth components of projects that focus on livestock systems, participatory rangeland management and climate related issues.
    • Coordinate, implement and manage data collection and fieldwork
    • Assist in the development of research instruments to collect gender and youth data
    • Conduct research analysis of qualitative and/or quantitative social data
    • Contribute to writing of scientific publications and outputs that include tools, policy briefs and documents for a wider audience

    Requirements

    • MSc in social science (geography, anthropology, sociology, or other related field) with an emphasis on gender and/or youth
    • Three years experience in gender research
    • Prior experience collecting and analysing gender related data
    • Prior experience managing field teams preferred
    • Familiarity with gender and livestock system issues and challenges in East African contexts; knowledge of youth issues is preferred
    • Good analytical skills – either qualitative or quantitative, both preferred
    • Capacity to work independently
    • Very good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively in teams and with partners from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and scientific disciplines 
    • Strong English skills, written and spoken, knowledge of local languages a bonus
    • Willingness to travel, often to rural areas to supervise and manage fieldwork

    Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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