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  • Posted: May 30, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 12, 2024
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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 Associate I - Farmer-led Adaptation and Participatory Action Research

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist with site identification and identification of pioneer farmers.
    • Organize and facilitate project activities, including farmer field days.
    • Conduct and support data collection activities with the help of supervisor (such as household surveys, semi-structured interviews, FGDs and workshops) including supporting the citizens science data collection.
    • Maintain partnership with local leadership and county extension officers including strengthening new pioneer knowledge networks and collaborating with extension officers and project partners.
    • Write activity reports and preparation and analysis.
    • Keep the supervisor updated about the progress, continuous reporting, maintenance of project data filing system, attendance of (online) meetings and high responsiveness to supervisor requests on data delivery.
    • Maintain up to date filing systems.
    • Transcription and translation of interviews.
    • Frequent travel to farms, with considerable distance from main road
    • Any other relevant duty assigned by the supervisor.


    • Bachelor’s with at least 1 year work experience in experience research in social sciences, development studies, extension, or equivalent experience
    • Diploma in relevant field with three years relevant experience
    • Background in social research, participation, climate change and adaption, extension, interdisciplinary understanding of both social and basic bio-physical sciences
    • Solid training in qualitative and understanding of quantitative approaches.
    • Experience with conducting participatory research and stakeholder engagement in rural context.
    • Experience in data analysis and interpretation for both basic qualitative and quantitative analysis.
    • Experience with use of NVIVO, R or STATA as a plus.
    • Strong aptitude at interpreting, synthesizing, and communicating the results of data analysis to various types of audiences.
    • General experience in social research, climate change and adaptation, biodiversity, farmer-led scaling.
    • Good communication and networking skills
    • Based in Rift Valley with sound work experience in Nandi and Bomet Counties.
    • Fluency in English and Swahili, and preferably also Kalenjin

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    Program Manager - IFPRI


    • Provide overall management of the program in line with donor guidelines to achieve project objectives.
    • Work with IFPRI-HarvestPlus HQ and country offices to develop overall project plan, annual and quarterly work plans
    • Ensure project success through high-quality technical leadership and oversight.
    • Lead team to ensure proper coordination and guidance among national/local government, partners, community partners, NGOs and other key stakeholders.
    • Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation.
    • Direct transparent communications with partners, including negotiating scopes of work, addressing requisite revisions in programmatic work, and troubleshooting issues that may arise.
    • Establish compliance with donor regulations and IFPRI-HarvestPlus guidelines.


    • Master’s degree in a relevant area of expertise preferred, such as agriculture or international development.
    • Minimum of seven years of professional experience designing, managing, and implementing large and complex development programs.
    • Program Management Certification
    • At least five years of senior program experience working and living in a developing country, ideally in East Asia or Africa.
    • Strong project management skills, including effective communication and decision-making abilities.
    • Self-motivated, ability to work independently, and comfortable in a global team, including working well with team members located in multiple time zones and countries.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to structure analyses that drive strategic decisions
    • Prior experience as Project Lead preferred.
    • Full fluency in English (verbal, written).

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