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  • Field Coordinator at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

  • Posted on: 2 November, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Field Coordinator to manage the implementation of a multidisciplinary project on biosurveillance and management of multiple zoonotic diseases specifically in northern Kenya. S/he will specifically coordinate efforts from the various partners for smooth and timely execution of field activities, procurement of supplies, and enforcement of biosafety and biosecurity standards.

    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.

    Field Coordinator



    • Work with the project’s co-investigators to develop work plans and activity schedules, and ensure that materials, supplies and other inputs needed for these activities are procured in good time
    • Supervise the implementation of all the project activities including field and laboratory work
    • Develop and administer a system for reporting and evaluating progress of the project activities
    • Work with the project team to fix any challenges and issues that might arise in the process of the project implementation
    • Participate in information dissemination and other communication activities that promote the utilization of the knowledge generated by the project
    • Participate in the project meetings and conferences


    • MSc degree in epidemiology, public health, animal health, biological sciences, or a related field from a recognised university
    • Demonstrated record of research leadership including study design, field work, data analysis and dissemination of results
    • Excellent knowledge on qualitative and quantitative techniques for data analysis
    • Documented evidence of working in multidisciplinary teams and partnerships
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills demonstrated through research articles, conference presentations, manuals etc.,
    • Knowledge of animal health and zoonosis

    Terms of Appointment

    This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Job Level

    This position is at job level HG 13 and open to Kenyan nationals only. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) career website on www.ilri.org to apply

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