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  • Posted: Apr 6, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 9, 2021
  • 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 - Livestock Genetics

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer to provide technical support to varied projects within the ILRI Livestock Genetics program.

    Key Responsibilities

    This position will provide technical support to a number of projects including:

    The Livestock CRP country priority initiatives in Uganda (MorePork) and Vietnam (Li-chan), the Uganda Pig Genetics project, and the SLICK dairy cattle project in terms of:

    • Development and implementation of surveys, both quantitative and qualitative
    • Data analysis, synthesis and reporting
    • Development of training material, such as that which will be used by livestock keepers or livestock extension officers
    • Supporting the production of varied communication products (inclusive of blogs, videos, reports etc.) for varied audiences (in collaboration with ILRI’s communications team) - Ensuring research compliance for the varied activities being undertaken
    • Co-ordinating the implementation of activities with our project team members and partners

     2.  This position will also support resource mobilisation efforts by performing literature reviews and synthesising information around a specific topic or livestock value chain, amongst others 


    • Master’s degree in a topic related to agricultural and / or rural development, agricultural development economics, agricultural value chains, livestock production, or related field. 
    • Three years in a related or similar position
    • General knowledge of livestock production systems in developing countries, and R4D approaches to strengthen these
    • Experience in the design and implementation of participatory surveys, preferably both quantitative and qualitative.
    • Experience in designing surveys focused on evaluating the impact of interventions an advantage.
    • Experience in analysis, synthesis and reporting of data collected from participatory surveys, preferably both quantitative and qualitative
    • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written material in English is essential
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team
    • Ability to perform desk (literature) reviews on varied topics and produce synthesis reports from these

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

    Terms of Appointment

    This position is at job level HG 13. The position is a One year fixed term contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances

    Method of Application

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

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