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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 1, 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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    Review of Training Module on Good Animal Husbandry Practices and Manual for artificial insemination - Consultancy


    CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. The Regional Integrated Agricultural Development Project in the Great Lakes (PRDAIGL) is at the heart of the agricultural economy of Burundian households and reflects Burundi's long-term vision to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth. By facilitating a transformation of Burundian agriculture, the project should have significant multiplier effects: generate demand for agricultural products and associated inputs and services, create agricultural and non-agricultural jobs, improve incomes and contribute to value addition, sector revenues. These effects should: (i) promote the inclusion of largely poor smallholders in more modern and efficient value chains; (ii) increase food and nutritional security; (iii) add value to important products and help increase farmers' incomes; and (iv) provide an effective basis for industrialization and for more and better jobs (especially for women and youth). In the medium and long term, an efficient, profitable and competitive agricultural sector will emerge, providing inputs and services to smallholder farmers and mobilizing sufficient investments for its sustainable development.

    Scope Of Work

    The objective of the proposed consultancy is to review and upgrade drafts of training manuals which are intended to be used on the ILRI-PRDAIGL project in Burundi, to provide step-by step practical knowledge on good animal husbandry practices including habitat, nutrition, reproduction, hygiene, inclusive organization of livestock producers and artificial insemination in the 5 provinces of project area. it is anticipated that the manuals will even be used as reference material by the needy people in countries where ILRI operates with similar environmental conditions.

    The Consultant will review and edit the existing copies for grammar, layout and content. He/she will be expected to provide additional information or evidence from the Eastern and Central Africa region to enrich the technical content of the Manuals. It is expected that the end-products will be well-illustrated Training Manuals, suitable for upland and lowland regions of Burundi, which will be used by Extension staff, scientists and knowledgeable livestock producers.

    Main Duties

    Well-illustrated soft copies of Training Manuals on good animal husbandry practices including habitat, nutrition, reproduction, hygiene, inclusive organization of livestock producers and the training manual for artificial insemination, suitable for upland and lowland regions of Burundi, which will be used by Extension staff, scientists of all grades and knowledgeable livestock producers.


    Education & Qualifications

    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in animal husbandry field either research or teaching, holder of Masters’ degree or PhD, having experience of East African environment constitutes an advantage for the work.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and network skills
    • Excellent English writing skills. Knowledge of French is advantageous
    • Computer literate with expertise in statistical or similar software is desirable
    • Knowledge of local language is advantageous


    • Experienced animal husbandry researcher with experience in writing educational material for low education livestock keepers and agricultural extension staff
    • Experience in practical and theoretical training of farmers

    Duty Station & Terms of appointment: This is a Consultant position and not a renewable contract. We estimate the effort to be around 15 days over a one-month period. This is a remote consultancy, no physical presence at ILRI offices or official travel planned.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. In addition to submitting CVs, applicants should indicate on their cover letters their availability between 1 April and 1 May 2021 and their daily rate.

    The position and reference number should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: on or before 2 April 2021.

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on to apply

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

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