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ILRI positions in Asia – Returning Experts Programme (open until filled)

The ‘Returning Experts Programme’, implemented by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), offers two International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) positions for returning Asian experts who have studied at German universities and would like to participate in an interesting international field of work. These ILRI positions will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam, but the work/project will be conducted in various parts of the region (East and Southeast Asia). ILRI plays a central role in the development and implementation of the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) in Southeast Asia, particularly the CRPs Humidtropics and Livestock and Fish, which have on-going projects in the region.

Employment number: 3851
Position: Livestock Feed and Fodder Resources Specialist (m/f)
Feed and fodder resources play an integral role in the smallholder crop-livestock systems that are intensifying at a rapid but differentiated pace across the region. In the Humidtropics CGIAR Research Program, feed and fodder resources are one part of the crop/tree/livestock systems for which the program is developing integrated solutions in Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia and China. In the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program, the focus is on pig value chains in Vietnam and on feed resources for small market-oriented producers.

Roles and Responsibilities
1) Establish feed/fodder resource demand-supply scenarios for livestock value chains and systems;
2) Apply tools for prioritizing feed/fodder interventions on and off-farm;
3) Conduct research and pilot test integrated options for optimizing feed/fodder resources among smallholder producers;
4) Support the development of feed markets and decentralized small-scale feed processing business opportunities.

Requirements for eligibility
1) PhD in animal nutrition/animal production/feed and forage production;
2) Ability to work in a multicultural, multinational and multidisciplinary environment;
3) Willingness and ability to travel;
4) Ability to plan and undertake research projects either independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team;
5) Proficiency in written and spoken English is important, and ability to communicate in Vietnamese is a plus.

Employment number: 3840
Position: Agriculture Waste Management Specialist (m/f)
Management of livestock waste plays an integral role in the smallholder crop-livestock systems that are intensifying at a rapid but differentiated pace across the region. ILRI’s focus is on pig value chains in Vietnam, and on improving productivity while managing the environmental and health risks around pig production.

Roles and Responsibilities
1) Assess smallholder pig systems for challenges and opportunities in managing waste;
2) Develop and apply tools for prioritizing waste management interventions on and off-farm;
3) Conduct research and pilot test integrated options for livestock waste management;
4) Prepare reports and scientific papers on these subjects;
5) Facilitate the research partnership with relevant national partners working on agricultural environment and livestock research.

Requirements for eligibility
1) PhD or MSc in relevant livestock, agriculture or environmental science;
2) Experience in environmental research and modelling in developing countries;
3) Experience in working in multidisciplinary teams, particularly around livestock system intensification and biomass optimization;
4) Can work with smallholder producers in development countries;
5) Must have documented publications, preferably in international peer-reviewed journals;
6) Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential, and ability to communicate in Vietnamese is a plus.
For further details about the job and application procedure, please follow this link and send your CV, cover letter and earliest availability with the employment number via email to return@cimonline.de


ILRI Vacancy: Scientist-Remote Sensing (Closing 10 March 2015)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Scientist-Remote Sensing to contribute to a growing research agenda around remote sensing and ecological modelling for rangeland management applications. The successful candidate will make important contributions to broader, interdisciplinary research for developing sustainable strategies, tools and policies to increase the resilience of pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods to hazards like adverse weather conditions and climate change, market fluctuations and insecurity. The position will be  within a team that is  known for developing and implementing index-based livestock insurance (IBLI) as a risk-management tool for pastoralists (www.ilri.org/ibli), but is currently broadening its agenda to leverage the use of remotely sensed data to a greater range of innovative applications in support of rangeland management and productivity.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities

  • Undertake research to assess and improve the remotely-sensed forage scarcity indices used for the Index-Based Livestock Insurance program.
  • Provide remote-sensing support to the IBLI program through contributions to contract design and index updates, and (geographical) data analysis.
  • Lead analysis aiming to analyze and ground-truth remotely-sensed data with the aim of increasing the precision and value of applications using satellite-based measures of forage availability and quality as key inputs.
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary and applied research program investigating the link between climate change, rangeland productivity and livelihood impact.
  • Undertake research seeking to apply remote sensing tools and data to the development of useful innovations targeted at rangeland monitoring and management.
  • Support the capacity building of non-technical partners to improve their understanding of remote sensing and index design (e.g. manuals, e-learning activities).
  • Work with pastoralists, their representatives and other key stakeholders to improve uptake of some of the technologies/innovations developed under this program.
  • Support and lead the writing of journal articles and proposals on the above topics.
  • Supervise PhD and MSc students on the above topics.

Requirements

  • A PhD in spatial ecology, geography, or similar field obtained through a thesis with a strong focus on remote sensing methods applied to rangeland ecology.
  • 2-4 years postdoctoral experience.
  • Demonstrated experience applying remote sensing methods to interdisciplinary research spanning social and biophysical sciences.
  • A sound knowledge of rangeland ecological research in pastoral/agropastoral systems in developing countries, with a minimum of two years of experience in performing ecological research in this field.
  • Strong statistical skills, including designing field data collection protocols and analyzing data that vary over space and time.
  • Programming skills (e.g. IDL, R) and proven ability to be able to process large data amounts such as satellite image time series.
  • Good peer-reviewed publication record.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, and experience working in developing countries.

Post location: Nairobi, Kenya.

Position level: The position is Scientist/Research Level 1, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive international salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

*Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

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. The position title and reference number REF: SRS/LSE/ 02/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com by 10 March 2015.

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Assistant-II (Closing date: 23 February 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant-II to support a team working on the development of a vaccine for controlling the cattle disease East Cost fever, caused by the parasite Theileria parva. The Research Assistant will focus on cellular immunology/cell-based assays, as well as monitoring clinical parameters in infected & vaccinated animals. He will be part of a group that includes very experienced Research Associates who can also provide supervision.

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2014, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org) working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries to keep their animals alive and productive, to increase and sustain overall productivity, find profitable markets for their products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain cell lines in tissue culture.
  • Perform CTL assays, proliferation assays, ELISPOT assays, cell separations, FACS analysis.
  • Bleeding of animals, isolation/purification of PBMC on Ficoll gradient.
  • Prepare media and store reagents.
  • Microscopy and in vitro monitoring of clinical parameters in animals (haematocrit, parasitemia, and white-blood cell count).
  • Keep detailed records of experiments, organize data, trouble-shoot and assist in determining most suitable experimental methodologies to optimize results.
  • Analyze data and present results at regular lab meetings.
  • Use and maintain complex scientific equipment/machines, reagents used in the laboratories.

Requirements

  • A BSc in Immunology or Cellular/Molecular biology or relevant field.
  • 2 years relevant work experience.
  • Good theoretical background in immunology.
  • Experience with cell culture/ cellular based assays and microscopy.
  • Knowledge and experience with basic molecular techniques such as PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis and real-time qPCR is an added advantage.
  • Good hands-on knowledge of relevant experimental design and techniques.
  • Experience performing animal trials and monitoring clinical laboratory parameters is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and flexible team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including skills and ability to plan and work independently.

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job level and salary: This position is job level 2B with a starting salary of KES 81,520 per month. In addition to salary, ILRI offers medical insurance for staff and dependents, life insurance, pension at 12.5% employers contribution, annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

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 through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ before 23 February 2015. The position title and reference number   RA/02/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org

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ILRI Vacancy: Laboratory Technician-FSZ (Closing date: 15 February 2015)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Laboratory Technician to manage and screen biological samples from multiple projects under the Food Safety and Zoonosis team.

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org) working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries to keep their animals alive and productive, to increase and sustain overall productivity, find profitable markets for their products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

Responsibilities

  • Receive and store biological samples being shipped to the laboratories in liaison with the Biorepository team.
  • Receive, store and oversee the use of reagents, diagnostic kits and other materials being supplied to the lab.
  • Screen samples received for various pathogens, residues and toxins using a variety of serological and molecular techniques.
  • Record the findings obtained from sample analysis using recommended Laboratory Information and Management Systems (LIMS).
  • Keep records of the materials used including diagnostic kits, reagents and other consumables.
  • Contribute to the development of project reports and concept notes.

 

Requirements

  • BSc in Biological sciences, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine or related field.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience on serological and molecular laboratory diagnostic techniques.
  • Good knowledge on data management and analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to write scientific reports.

Terms of Appointment

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

Job level and salary: This position is job level 2B with a starting salary of 81,520 per month. In addition to salary, ILRI offers medical insurance for staff and dependents, life insurance, pension at 12.5% employer’s contribution, annual holiday entitlement of 30 days plus public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

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 through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ before 15 February 2015. The position title and reference number REF: LT/FSZ/01/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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