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  • Posted: Nov 1, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 17, 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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    Principal Scientist (Livestock Modelling/Policy)

    Key Responsibilities

    • Lead and coordinate the development, resourcing, and implementation of National Livestock Master Plans with national and international partners, liaising with stakeholders and donors to produce high-quality outputs that support investment options in the livestock sector;
    • Lead the conceptual development and resource mobilization efforts of innovative analytical frameworks and methodological tools to study the performance of and develop options for livestock product markets, value chains, and trade regimes, as well as regulatory and investment policy for livestock development;
    • Contribute to the livestock global foresight analysis program, linking to foresight work with CGIAR partners, and other organizations on methodological developments  and participating in global forums and compendia of foresight research;
    • Collaborate with other colleagues to integrate various disciplines and cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender equity, environmental sustainability) into the modelling and foresight work;
    • Lead a geographically dispersed international team of economists, and modelers addressing a range of dimensions of research on livestock policies and investments
    • Build collaborations with relevant institutions and organizations internationally and nationally
    • Represent ILRI in key international fora on livestock policy, value chains, trade, and modelling, and raise awareness of the importance of livestock value chain development and policy.

    Requirements

    • A relevant PhD qualification involving applied empirical modelling of natural systems, including agricultural/livestock economics, system dynamics, or geography, with a minimum of 10 years of experience post-PhD;
    • A proven research record reflecting experience in research design, quantitative and qualitative analytic methods and producing peer-reviewed outputs;
    • Experience in managing a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team of researchers and development practitioners, and in the associated human resource and financial management;
    • Strong econometric and/or mathematical modeling skills, and the ability to apply them in pro-poor development research; 
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver multi-disciplinary research outputs and to initiate and manage cross-disciplinary research activities;
    • Familiarity with aspects of livestock production and marketing, crop-livestock systems, and rural market institutions and services in developing countries;
    • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in other languages is an advantage);
    • Willingness and ability to travel frequently, sometimes to rural areas in developing countries

    Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Terms of Appointment

    This is position is at job level HG 20 and it is open to both national and international applicants. The position is a 3-year 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

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    Scientist Cell biologist (Re-advertisement)

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Undertake in vitro infection and proliferation assays of T. parva-infected lymphocytes from cattle carrying the candidate resistance trait
    • Devise and carry out in vitro assays to validate genes identified as candidates in mediating resistance
    • Perform other assays as required to identify the mechanism of inherited resistance to East Coast fever
    • Interact with other members of the group
    • Publish results as peer-reviewed articles
    • Lead and contribute to the development of resource mobilisation proposals
    • Supervise research associates, external collaborators and PhD and MSc students as required and related to the broader agenda.

    Requirements

    • PhD in Biological Sciences or any related field
    • Five years’ postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline
    • Requisite publication record
    • Experience in relevant techniques in cell biology, especially immunoassays, cell culture and proliferation assays
    • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in another language is strong advantage).
    • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment and independently to accomplish required tasks while creating a high-quality and respectful work environment; be personable, flexible, possess excellent organizational and communication skills and take pride in their work

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

    Terms of Appointment

    This is position is at job level HG 18 and it is open to both national and international applicants. The position is a 3-year 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

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