The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. www.ilri.org
CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a dynamic Legal Counsel responsible for the overall management of Legal, Intellectual Property (IP) and contractual matters in the implementation of ILRI’s research activities and institutional matters for operations worldwide.
The individual we are seeking has experience in legal issues involving litigation, intellectual property, and rights of international organisations. They will have excellent communications, drafting, review and negotiations skills with an eye for detail. S/he will offer creative solutions to implement efficient legal processes to streamline ILRI’s contracting and agreement management processes from drafting, reviewing, negotiating and finalising legal documents. S/he will work within the framework of ILRI and CGIAR governing policies, IP Policies and other institutional policies, laws and regulations while driving the Institute toward a sound corporate legal agenda.
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
Terms of Appointment
This position is at job level HG 19 and open to Kenyan nationals only. 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
How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 23 September 2019. The position title and reference number REF: LC/ IP&P /08/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.
To find out more about ILRI visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org
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ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested and qualified? Go to International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) career website on ilri.simplicant.com to apply