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ILRI vacancy: Scientist Animal Nutrition (closing date: 16 December 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Scientist Animal Nutrition to derive baselines of GHG emissions from livestock systems in Africa and identifying promising environmentally sound solutions to mitigate GHG emissions.

The International Livestock Research Institute (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

Responsibilities

  • Conduct agronomic, livestock productivity and greenhouse gas (GHG) measurements for different livestock systems in Sub-Saharan Africa to allow the quantification of system specific GHG fluxes within a livestock system and subsequently to develop mitigation options
  • Manage and maintain laboratory and field facilities, specifically the respiration chambers for measuring GHG emissions from ruminants, including training and supervision of staff and evaluation of data
  • Conduct laboratory scale, mesocosm parameterisation experiments to allow direct comparison of GHG emission potentials from manures and soils for different environmental conditions
  • Write scientific papers and prepare conference/workshop presentations describing results and their implications for productivity, GHG and nutrient management; and contribute to other communication products (research briefs, policy briefs etc.)
  • Develop innovative concepts and ideas for further research (including proposal writing) to address spatial and temporal variability of fluxes, and upscaling of mitigation options
  • Coordinate research projects that are carried out within the Mazingira Centre at ILRI
  • Provide ideas and initiate future research projects including grant writing/research mobilization
  • Supervision of PhD and MSc students

Requirements

  • PhD in Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology or other relevant biophysical science discipline
  • At least 5 years post-doctoral experience
  • The ability to effectively communicate in a multicultural context, present findings to diverse audiences, and support facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops
  • The ability to collaborate with scientists and technicians from other disciplines (biogeochemistry, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, veterinary medicine etc.) in an interdisciplinary and multicultural team
  • In depth knowledge on smallholder livestock production systems in developing and developed countries
  • Experience with data processing and statistical software such as R, SPSS, Matlab or python
  • The ability to supervise and train research assistants, students and provide necessary data quality control and assurance
  • To contribute to research mobilization efforts
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

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

Position level: The position level is 4C.

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

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive 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.

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/ on or before 16 December 2017. The position title and reference number S/LSE/11/2017 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

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

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ILRI vacancy: Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning Support Specialist (closing date: 27 November 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning Support Specialist to contribute to the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment (MELIA) framework and be responsible for leading some activities with interdisciplinary research teams in the areas of planning and reporting processes and monitoring and evaluation.

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

Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the design and implementation of the Livestock CGIAR Research Program (CRP’s) MELIA framework, including the incorporation of social learning tools and approaches.
  • Supporting research teams in developing and documenting their research strategies and annual plans of work and budget within a Theory of Change framework that defines the necessary activities and approaches to produce outputs that will translate into research and development outcomes and the eventual targeted impact. This will involve:
    • Facilitating team planning and review sessions with ILRI and partner staff;
    • Ensuring quality and consistency in documenting results;
    • Managing activity-specific budgets.
  • Supporting CRP country teams in developing and implementing a context-specific system for monitoring changes resulting from CRP research and engagement in the country, including:
    • Defining appropriate indicators and methods for data collection;
    • Monitoring the quality of M&E data collected.
  • Collecting, managing and analyzing research information, including:
    • Leading the establishment and maintenance of a database of program performance indicator data;
    • Maintaining the Livestock CRP Flagship data included in the CGIAR shared online platform (MARLO).
  • Writing reports and preparing presentations for CRP Management on M&E topics.
  • Planning and implementing capacity development activities with ILRI and partner staff.
  • Reviewing TORs for evaluations and impact assessments and providing inputs on draft consultancy reports.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant scientific/agricultural discipline
  • Good understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods including Theory of Change
  • Experience in data entry and analysis
  • Fluent in English, with French or Spanish an advantage
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Attention to detail

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus for a 3 year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Job Level

This position is at job level 3A 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.

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/ on or before 27 November 2017. The position title and reference number REF: MEL/11/2017 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

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Associate – Internal Advert (Closing date: 17 November 2017)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate who will be a member of Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security, CCAFS East Africa team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General:  The International Livestock Research Institute (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.

Job Purpose:                                                                             

The purpose of the Research Associate position is to support coordination of research activities within the CCAFS Climate-Smart Villages (CSVs) across East Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, working with a wide range of partners from government, national and international research institutions including other CG centers, universities, private sector, NGOs and others.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to developing CSA research interventions that respond to climate related risks, jointly with partners across the CSVs, provide technical support/backstopping to implementing partners, and coordinate CVS day to day activities and monitoring visits for quality control and timely problem solving;
  • Co-design and update monitoring instruments (quantitative and qualitative), sampling strategies and other protocols for collection of monitoring data in CSVs;
  • Coordinate data collection within the CSVs through household surveys for socio-economic assessments, biophysical (e.g. on soil fertility, agricultural productivity, adaptation and mitigation indicators);
  • Supervise and monitor other field data collection efforts, training of enumerators and instituting quality assurance standards and checks, coordinate data entry, data management, and archiving, including data from implementing partners, data generated through consultancies, and other secondary data;
  • Contribute to statistical analyses, interpret and use results towards feeding lessons and recommendations back into program implementation;
  • Contribute to synthesis of knowledge outputs through publications – working papers, info-notes, research reports, policy briefs, peer reviewed articles and other scientific publications;
  • Contribute to capacity building of farmers and partners in CSVs through coordinating farmer learning events, exchange visits, training through Agricultural Trade Fairs, in relation to crop management and livestock production trainings and other relevant training;
  • Contribute to the annual work planning and annual technical reporting for the CSVs through the CCAFS online planning and reporting platform – Managing Agricultural Research for Learning and Outcomes (MARLO).

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • MSc in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management or related fields;

Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ post-graduate experience in a research organization or environment;
  • Experience in designing tools for data collection, familiarity with digital data collection tools such ODK, CSPro an advantage
  • Experience in producing project reports, and scientific publications;
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the development and use of database systems for large-scale surveys;

Skills:

  • Good Knowledge of statistical packages for data analysis (R, SPSS, STATA), some programming, MS–Excel and working with large databases;
  • Good understanding of monitoring surveys, extending to study design as well as quantitative and qualitative analytic methods.
  • Competence in quantitative analysis, and experience with statistical packages (R, SPSS, STATA)
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft package

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2D

Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 21,367 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: CS/34/2017 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 17 November 2017.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Publishing Services Manager – Internal Advert (Closing date: 16 November 2017)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Publishing Services Manager who will be a member of Communications and Knowledge Management team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General:  The International Livestock Research Institute (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.

Job Purpose:                                                                             

The purpose of the Publishing Services Manager position is to ensure that ILRI publishing processes and workflows are well-managed to produce publications and other outputs on time and to agreed standards.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and mentors assigned staff, providing regular performance feedback and support designed to facilitate professional development, learning, innovation and effective teamwork;
  • Engages with research programs to ensure ILRI’s editorial and publishing services are delivered to the highest standards, and tailors innovations in the editing field to enhance the quality of the products;
  • Working closely with ILRI editors, coordinates the production of ILRI publications (pipeline, workflows, distribution…), providing cost estimates and deadlines for ILRI scientists and support staff, and liaises with the curation team to ensure external publications are captured and archived on the institute’s repository;
  • Manages and maintains relations with external consultants and service providers (editors, designers, graphic artists, photographers, printers, translators and videographers), ensuring the timely delivery of high quality products on behalf of ILRI and its programs;
  • Where required copy edits, edits and proofreads publications to agreed standards and guidelines;
  • In close collaboration with the ILRI senior communications officer, supports the unit and programs, where required, by producing written and other communications products for ILRI blogs on research products and events;
  • Identifies impact publication(s) from programs for inclusion in higher profile corporate opportunities (publications, events, etc.);
  • Contributes to the development of ILRI style guide and other standards and procedures which enhance the quality and efficiency of the work;
  • Manages and supervises resources assigned to the publishing and information services units in Addis Ababa, and oversees the activities of the Addis Ababa infocentre;
  • Contributes to ILRI’s communications and knowledge management team working on ‘knowledge, publishing and curation’, particularly coordinates publishing work with that of the curation team to ensure ILRI publications are effectively curated on ILRI and CGIAR platforms;
  • Contributes to the ILRI-wide communications and knowledge community of practice, sharing and communicating work updates and lessons, participate in CKM learning, reviewing and planning activities and ensure that these activities follow ILRI standards and agreed channels;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • At least Bachelor degree, preferably a masters’ degree in a relevant field, for instance journalism, communications, international relations, political science, etc.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of experience for BSc degree and 5 years’ experience for Masters’ degree and working in a busy editorial or communications department, editing and copying materials for publication, preferably with experience managing processes and people, and/or knowledge of international development issues

 

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 3B

Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 38,223 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of  the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: BSS/36/2017 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 16 November 2017.

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

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ILRI Consultancy: Legal review – Delivery of Animal Health Services In Kenya (closing date: 13 November 2017)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Consultant to review the relevant laws, regulations and policies governing veterinary services in Kenya and identify and analyse laws, regulations and policies that hinder the development of the private sector especially in arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) in the delivery of animal health services and recommend changes that may enhance the growth of the sector.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutrition 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 and country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

Background

To improve animal health delivery in the ASALs it is imperative to review the relevant laws, regulations and policies that govern veterinary services, identify those that hinder the participation of the private sector in the delivery of animal health services and give recommendations including any amendments or repeal of the laws to make them supportive of the private sector in the delivery of animal health services in Kenya.

Final Products

  1. A report of the various laws, regulations and policies governing the delivery of animal health services
  2. A report identifying laws, regulations and policies that are not conducive to the establishment and growth of private animal health services.
  3. Recommendations of amendments or repeal of laws to ensure they promote the establishment and growth of private animal health services.
  4. A proposal on mechanism on how these amendments or repeal could be effected such as lobbying to the relevant parliamentary committees to introduce bills to amend the laws

Essential Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Degree in Law from a recognized University
  • 10 years’ experience in livestock related issues such as welfare or policy and advocacy
  • Proven track record carrying out similar assignments
  • Demonstrable writing skills

Consultancy Fee: Payment shall be made at a daily rate based on the deliverables met

Post location: Home based

Duration: 35 working days (November to December 2017)

How to apply:

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/ on or before 13 November 2017.

Applicants who have experience developing training and curriculum materials, manuals, etc. may include one sample of these. The position title and reference number C/ AHH /11/2017 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellow-Diagnostic Assays (closing date: 7 December 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Fellow-Diagnostic Assays to support the diagnostic activities associated with the Zoolink project. These include both the analysis of samples collected during the life of the project and the conversion of selected assays into pen-side or high-throughput formats.

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

Responsibilities:

  • To source or develop and establish at ILRI the most appropriate assays for screening of human and animal samples for the targeted zoonotic diseases.
  • To supervise the performance of the assays and interpret the results
  • To transfer the assays to suitable high-throughput and penside formats, and validate the performance of the new assays
  • Contribute to resource mobilization and capacity building
  • Interact with other members of the group
  • Publish results as peer-reviewed articles

Requirements:

  • PhD in Medical, Veterinary or Biological Sciences
  • Requisite and relevant publication record
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in relevant techniques in the development and performance of serological and nucleic acid–based diagnostic assays

Post location:  The research work will be undertaken in ILRI’s main laboratories in Nairobi and in the field laboratory in Busia, Kenya.

Position level: Post-doctoral level.

Duration: The position is on a 3 years fixed term contract

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

Applications:

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role 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/ on or before 7 December 2017. The position title and reference number: PDDA/11/2017should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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 website at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


ILRI vacancy: Research Quality Support Specialist (closing date: 20 November 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit Research Quality Support Specialist to Support research teams to develop research in protocol format and documentation for specific and cross-cutting activities.

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

The position

The Livestock CRP led by ILRI is a vehicle for implementing a large part of the ILRI AR4D agenda to achieve its purpose as described above. To strengthen the rigor of its research activities, the Livestock CRP will be supporting its research teams in ensuring their research meets requirements in terms of the design, research compliance, and evaluation and reporting of results. In addition, the CRP will support learning across teams with inputs to common tools and methodologies.

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting research teams to develop research in protocol format and documentation for specific and cross-cutting activities; maintaining these in a database of CRP research protocols
  • Monitoring research protocols and activities for quality research methods and compliance with evolving research polices standards
  • Supporting research teams to enhance consistency in research design and data collection tools and methods used across sites and teams
  • Capacity building and supporting flagship and country research teams in developing protocols and data management; archiving and open-access requirements
  • Contribute to the analysis and reporting of research results, including journal publications.

Requirements

  • MSc Degree in relevant Social Sciences or Applied Statistics, with formal training in Research Methods and at least 3years relevant experience or BSc with at least 6years relevant experience.
  • Substantial experience supporting research design and implementation in an agricultural research for development context
  • Fluent in English, with French or Spanish an advantage
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proficiency in the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data with substantial experience using at least one statistical analysis software (R, STATA, SPSS, NVivo and/or GenStat).

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

This position is job level 2D, ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

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 portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 20 November 2017. The position title and reference number REF: RQSS/11/2017 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/

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI Vacancy: Communications Specialist – Internal Job Advert (Closing date: 10 November 2017)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Communication Specialist who will be a member of Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security, CCAFS EA and FP1 team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General:  The International Livestock Research Institute (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.

Job Purpose:                                                                             

The Communications Specialist will be in charge of implementing the communication strategy for CCAFS in the region, which includes dissemination of knowledge outputs, activities, and initiatives from CCAFS projects in East Africa to a variety of audiences including CCAFS team and its partners at regional and global levels. In addition, he/she will support CCAFS East Africa fundraising strategy and diffusion of the program events and news on climate change, agriculture and food security.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen and implement the CCAFS communication and knowledge management strategy at the regional level (East Africa);
  • Oversee production of program publications, including print, web materials in the form of articles, reports, briefs (policy), multimedia products, posters, and information packets, working papers and other program documentation;
  • Edit, proof read and summarize program documents, and write articles (blogs) about program work;
  • Develop other program-related materials, such as summaries of research projects, updates of research progress, staff profiles, feature articles and success stories;
  • Dissemination of program work during key international, regional and national events and conferences related to climate change, agriculture and food and nutrition security;
  • Liaise with local printers and publications’ specialists (e.g. Graphics and Public Awareness staff) for producing, publishing, and printing of program materials;
  • Maintain a CCAFS East Africa program publications inventory (CGSPACE) and keep the publications archives updated;
  • Design and as necessary facilitate and ensure the documentation of meetings and workshops and manage the uploading of all relevant materials on the relevant platforms;
  • Liaise with the global CCAFS communications and knowledge management unit and partners serving as a contact point for all matters regarding communication in the region, working closely with center communications staff to share research outputs and contact point for all flagship communications in the region;
  • Oversee the design, management and content of the program website for East Africa and provide web-friendly content, consistently drive traffic to the CCAFS website;
  • Implement a social media strategy to manage region social media sites – Twitter, Facebook to drive traffic to the website;
  • Maintain an updated list of media contacts in the region for dissemination of CCAFS research, Organize media visits to CCAFS Climate Smart Villages (CSVs) and CCAFS supported projects to share lessons learnt;
  • Organize journalist interviews with scientists and other team members, monitor the local, regional and international media for dissemination of CCAFS research;
  • Keep track of the online footprint and media mentions of CCAFS and amplify these where appropriate;
  • Constantly monitor use of and uptake of CCAFS research products for East Africa, and contribute to annual reporting by availing statistics on use of blogs, working papers and other publications;
  • Setup and management of innovative learning platforms, including the Climate and Agriculture Network for Africa (CANA) and coordinate learning events such as webinars with strategic partners in the region;
  • Support communication activities for bilateral projects in the region mainly the USAID supported Rwanda Climate Services for Agriculture and the Climate Services Project for Africa projects.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in communications or related field of specialization;
  • A background in agricultural, environmental, climate science or related fields is an added advantage;

Experience:

  • At least 5 years for BSc degree holders or 2 years’ experience for MSc degree holders
  • Experience in supporting communications and media relations in agricultural, environmental and climate change research for development or working experience in international development organizations engaged in agriculture, food security and climate change is an added advantage;   

Skills:

  • Ability to read and synthesize complex technical information to produce clear, well-written summaries;
  • Ability to present and package scientific information into various formats to suit specialist and non-specialist audiences; Proficiency in Microsoft office packages, knowledge of and skills in desktop publishing, HTML, photography, photo and video editing;
  • Fluent English language skills, both written and spoken.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and attention to detail

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2D

Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 20,180 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: CS/34/2017 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 10 November 2017.

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

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

 

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ILRI vacancy: Engineering Technician- AVCD (closing date: 7 November 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit three (3) Engineering Technicians for the Accelerated Value Chains Development program (AVCD) to monitor the construction projects on-site to protect ILRI against defects and deficiencies.

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

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure that high standards of quality control are maintained on all contracts.
  • Monitor construction and site development.
  • Monitor the construction, contract progress, procedures, workmanship, schedule, overall job safety.
  • Co-ordinate activities between the contractor, the consultants and ILRI
  • Interpret, implement and reinforce regulatory requirements related to safety and environmental standard for the site.
  • Notify ILRI, contractor, and the architect of any conditions that may delay completion of the total project or of major parts of the project
  • Keep track of materials delivered to the site and used by the contractors & sub-contractors to ensure that materials used are those specified, or approved substitutes, and that materials are in good condition and free of defects.

Requirements

  • Diploma in Civil, Building or Construction Engineering or related field
  • Knowledge of Auto CAD
  • Computer Literacy: Microsoft office suite, use of internet and e-mail
  • 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Have a wide understanding of the building industry, including knowledge of materials, trades, methods and legal/ statutory requirements
  • Accurate and attentive to detail when checking work and materials
  • Have ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Have good spoken and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Have ability to establish and maintain sound relationships with stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel extensively across the construction sites

 Number of Positions: 3

Post location: Each Engineering Technician will be based in each of the construction project sites; Kipkelion and Muhoroni, Kathonzweni, and Oyugis

Terms of Appointment

These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions, open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is a 6 months fixed term with possible extension.

Job Level

This position is job level 2B, level 1, ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

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 portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 7 November 2017. The position title and reference number REF: COW/AVCD/11/2017 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 Vacancy: CKM Support Services Assistant – Internal Job Advert (Closing date: 25 October 2017)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a support services assistant who will be a member of Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General:  The International Livestock Research Institute (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.

Job Purpose:                                                                             

The position supports CKM management in the efficient delivery of activities and services, and in the operation of the Info-Centre activities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Liaises with projects and external partners to ensure all internal recharges, external invoices and payments are processed on behalf of the CKM unit, following up where necessary;
  • Liaises with the People and Organizational Development in the preparation of consultancy contracts and ensures all payments are made in a timely manner;
  • Liaises with ILRI services units for the arrangement of travel for CKM staff flights, accommodation, visas, etc. and prepares travel and expense reports as needed;
  • Ensures Info-Centre clients receive a high-quality service through the identification, registration, display and circulation of relevant materials on campus, issuance of user IDs, and compilation of user statistics;
  • Ensures the CKM archive/ stores are kept in good order, monitors office supply levels and status of fixed assets, and procures the new supplies and equipment through the ILRI online system;
  • Tracks CKM calendar of travel, leave, absence etc., and compiles attendance records;
  • Updates in a consistent manner the salesforce database and the ILRI Addis Ababa events calendar;
  • Manages Addis Ababa public and meeting spaces, and provides administrative and logistic support for CKM and project events;
  • Contributes to the ILRI-wide CKM community of practice, sharing and communicating work updates and lessons, participates in learning, reviewing and planning activities and ensures that these activities follow ILRI standards and agreed channels;
  • Supports and covers for the Nairobi-based Info-Centre and administrative assistant where appropriate and performs any other duties as may be assigned

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • BA degree in Business Administration or related field.

Experience:

  • Two years of relevant work experience.

Skills:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2B

Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 12,536 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: CSSA/33/2017 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 25 October 2017.

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

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ILRI Consultancy- Development of Agri-Nutrition Community Training material and Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Strategy(closing date:26 October, 2017)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Consultant within the Accelerated Value Chains Development (AVCD) program to design and adapt AVCD agri-nutrition training materials to be appropriate for training resource people and for use at the community level. Also, develop an AVCD Nutrition Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Strategy.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutrition 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

 Background

The AVCD program focuses on the activities of four value chains, viz: livestock, dairy implemented by ILRI, root crops (orange Fleshed Sweet Potato and Potato) implemented by International Potato Centre (CIP) and drought tolerant crops (ground nuts, sorghum, finger millet, pearl millet, pigeon pea and green gram) implemented by International Crops Research Institute for Arid and semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and their respective commodities, as a means of reducing poverty and improving nutrition of women of reproductive age (15-49 years) and children 0-23 months in 21 counties in Kenya. The nutrition objective is to be achieved along three main pathways; production, income and women’s empowerment with nutrition social behavior change communication (SBCC) integrated within the pathways.

Scope of work

 The scope of work includes:

  1. Facilitate a 2-day workshop with the Value Chain Nutrition Specialists to input their feedback on the flow and content of the draft manual
  2. Design and illustrate the AVCD Agri-nutrition content into graphics and language that communicates appropriately to the communities
  3. Participate in pilot testing of the manual and dialogue cards along with the Value Chain Nutrition Specialists
  4. Translate community Agri-nutrition dialogue cards into Kiswahili
  5. Revise and finalize the manual and dialogue cards based on feedback from the stakeholders in various sectors-Ministries of Agriculture, Health, Education, Water etc
  6. Consolidate findings of past nutrition Value chains surveys, review current government materials being used by line ministries and through stakeholder consultations (workshop) develop AVCD Nutrition SBCC Strategy

 Final Products

  1. Final AVCD Agri-Nutrition Facilitator’s manual
  2. AVCD Agri-nutrition community and dialogue cards and wheel of dietary diversity
  3. AVCD Nutrition SBCC Strategy

Consultancy Fee

Payment shall be made upon submission of draft facilitator’s manual, draft dialogue cards and draft SBCC strategy (60%) and on submission of final copies of facilitator’s manual, dialogue cards and SBCC strategy (40%).

Essential Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Advanced degree in sociology, communication, counseling, rural development, nutrition or related training
  • Over 15 years of experience in social behavior change communication with a bias in nutrition behavior change communication
  • Experience in managing and coordinating actionable SBCC strategies and delivering agreed outputs on time and on budget
  • Previous experience with agriculture nutrition behavior change communication in Kenya is a requirement
  • Previous experience with USAID in Social Behaviour Change is an asset
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan nutrition land scape
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent command of English land Kiswahili languages and ability to guide discussions in varied audiences

Post location: Home based

Duration: 3 months (maximum number of 54 working days)

Expected places of travel: Nairobi, with travel to AVCD project sites.

How to apply: 

Applicants should send both a technical and financial proposal. The technical proposal and work plan should be maximum 5 pages outlining details on how to go about the development of the community level agri-nutrition facilitator’s guide, accompanying dialogue cards and the SBCC Strategy. The financial proposal will contain a breakdown of fees and expected costs, together with 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 applicant’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 26 October 2017. The position title and reference number SBCC/10/2017 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

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CIMMYT Vacancy: Research Associate – Socio-Economics Program – Internal (Closing date: 20 October 2017)

The Position: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks to recruit a Research Associate – Socio-Economics Program who will support the implementation of on-going research projects, develop project technical reports, collect and analyse field data and who be a member of CIMMYT Ethiopia located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa campus.

General: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an autonomous, non-profit making, international scientific organization operating under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). More specifically its mission is to encourage, support and undertake activities to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of maize and wheat systems in the interest of the resource poor in developing countries.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the implementation of on-going research projects in Ethiopia, particularly in relation to Enhancing Climate Change Adaptive Capacity and Food Security (ECCAFS) project under the Climate Adaptation and Rural Development (CARD) program implemented at Gimbi and Digga Districts, Western Ethiopia, and the socioeconomics components of DNA Fingerprinting project;
  • Contributes in designing and implementing field surveys and other socio-economic research activities;
  • Contributes in designing, implementing, monitoring and supervising Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) demonstration works in project sites;
  • Compiles, analyzes and rigorously document primary and secondary socioeconomic data sets.
  • Contributes in developing research reports, journal articles and policy briefs;
  • Guides, supports and monitors the regional NARES partners in planning and execution of collaborative research activities;
  • Pro-actively contributes, develops his/her skills and takes increasing responsibilities in all of the above;
  • Other reasonable duties that may be assigned by the supervisor. 

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • MSc degree from a recognized University in Agricultural Economics or any other related field in Applied Economics.

Training:

  •  Agricultural economics; agricultural development economics; development economics; resource economics; econometrics; research methods; policy analysis.Experience:
  • At least three years of demonstrated experience in:
  • Designing and implementing surveys in rural settings (preferably household and market surveys Management and analysis of large socioeconomic datasets using standard statistical and econometric software (preferably SPSS and/or STATA); and working experience with smallholder farmers, development agents, and agricultural experts in implementing project activities in the field.

Skills and Core Competencies:

  • Good econometric skills are essential; combination of good analytical, writing and field work skills; scientific rigor, initiative, ability to work independently.
  • Excellent command of English language (oral & written)
  • Knowledge of computer skill (MS Office, SPSS, STATA).
  • Driving license is an advantage.

Duty Station:                    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Position level:                 2D.

Minimum Base salary: Birr 21,367.00 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the selected candidate).

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is (fixed term) for two years with the possibility of renewal appointment, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: RA/32/17 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 20 October 2017.

To find more about CIMMYT, visit our Website at www.cimmyt.org.

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

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ILRI Consultancy: Restructuring of the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (Re-advertisement)(closing date:18th October, 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant/team of consultants to spearhead a restructuring of the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC).  This will include a review of the registration of KLMC, to check whether it is a) in line with their mandate and b) promotes uptake of opportunities available in the livestock sector.

The International Livestock Research Institute (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 the 15 CGIAR research centers 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

The Assignment:

General background

Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC) was formed in 2000 by pastoralist groups/communities, with support from civil society organizations (Oxfam, Acton Aid among others) and a World Bank supported Arid Lands Resource Management Project (ALRMP) under the Office of the President at that time. The organisation was established as a private sector, non-profit making services organization. It is registered with the registrar of companies with no share capital. The organization was formed to respond to livestock marketing challenges and promote livestock marketing and production in pastoral and agro-pastoral regions.  It operates in fourteen (14) pastoral and agro-pastoral counties with branches in all the fourteen counties. The County Livestock Marketing Council (CLMC) is the branch at the County level, and is managed by County officials elected by the members. Two County officials are elected to form the national delegate which elects the board to provide direction and leadership to the secretariat.

The major goals of KLMC are to promote livestock marketing, to improve pastoralists’ livelihood and to reduce their vulnerability to the vagaries of weather and man-made disasters such as conflicts. KLMC believes that nomadic Pastoralism is a viable economic activity that can be harnessed to promote economic growth and development in arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya. KLMC also recognizes that the fundamental challenge facing the pastoralists is their inability to access better markets for their livestock and livestock products. To achieve this noble goal, KLMC is working on five objectives:

  1. To improve the livelihood of KLMC members through strengthened markets and financial access for producers and traders
  2. To generate reliable evidence to lobby and advocate county and national governments, and policy makers for information of favourable livestock policies
  3. To design and implement more innovative projects and programs for the pastoralists
  4. To effectively improve KLMC’s organizational structure, governance and leadership capability
  5. To design and implement a financially sustainable KLMC business model/revenue streams

Objectives of the assignment

  • To provide an organogram, clear guidance and a clear road map on restructuring of KLMC, including the review of the registration of KLMC to check whether it is in line with their mandate and promotes uptake of opportunities available in livestock sector.
  • To consult with other stakeholders/actors in the livestock sector and propose the best fit for the roles, responsibilities and mandate of KLMC and its branches (CLMC, LMA), vis-à-vis its sustainability.
  • Review and recommend a mechanism that ensures sustainable funding and possible sources that ensures sustainability of KLMC and its branches.
  • To propose an operational environment with KLMC that is required for effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the agreed upon roles and responsibilities.

Scope of Work

ILRI, through the USAID-funded Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) project has been working with KLMC for the past 24 months.  ILRI proposes to undertake an assessment of the governance and management structures of KLMC to improve its ability to deliver on its key mandate and objectives.

KLMC has been supported by different partners for the last fifteen years to implement its mandate in fourteen arid land Counties. Resources to implement its strategies have never been adequate, thereby affecting delivery of services to its members. The members who are registered at county branches expect direct benefits from the organization, making it difficult to fundraise through membership support and recruitment. KLMC works to promote livestock sector through delivery of public goods such as policy, market organization and reducing challenges along the value chain. There are several questions to address through this assessment.

  • What are the needed changes for KLMC to be sustainable?
  • Is KLMC as currently constituted efficient and effective? Are the vision, mission, and objectives of KLMC attainable?  If not, how can they be revised to be deliverable?
  • What is the most efficient, and cost effective structure for KLMC to delivers its vision, mission and objectives.
  • What is the most sustainable funding mechanism for KLMC?

Final Products

Inception Report – The inception report will be a scoping exercise for the evaluation and will include the proposed methodologies, data collection and reporting plans with draft data collection tools such as interview guides, the allocation of roles and responsibilities by/within the consultant/team of consultants, a timeframe with firm dates for deliverables, and the travel and logistical arrangements. The report will also include the proposed expert/s, and its/their competencies to undertake the review.

Debriefings/feedback – to AVCD and KLMC management – The consultant will report its preliminary findings to AVCD Management and KLMC secretariat in a timely manner (3 weeks), and will adhere to the above-mentioned review process.  The team leader will present the full draft report to KLMC team within 5 days of the debriefing meetings. The draft report, will include identifying key findings, conclusions, recommendations and lessons for the current and future operation, and take in consideration the outputs of the debriefing session.

Final report – The final report will contain a short executive summary (no more than 1,000 words) and a main body of the report (no more than 10,000 words) covering the background of the assessment, a description of the evaluation methods and limitations, findings, conclusions, lessons learned, clear recommendations. Recommendations should be specific and feasible. The report should also contain appropriate appendices, including a copy of the ToR, cited resources or bibliography, a list of those interviewed and any other relevant materials.  The final evaluation report will be submitted one week after receipt of the consolidated feedback from KLMC.

All products arising from this assessment will be owned by the KLMC. The consultants will not be allowed, without prior authorization in writing, to present any of the analytical results as his/her own work or to make use of the assessment results for private publication purposes

Essential Skills and Qualifications will include:

This assignment calls for a multi-skilled team or firm, who should possess the following: –

Team Leader

  • Master’s Degree in economics, agricultural economics, development studies and/or related disciplines as the team leader
  • At least 10 years’ experience at high level institutional management level
  • At least 10 years’ experience in institutional development and strategic management
  • Proven track record carrying out similar assignments/reviews and strategic planning processes)
  • Experience in pastoralist livestock value chain development dynamics desirable
  • Demonstrable experience in pastoral systems and their socio-economic dynamics desirable

Team Member 1

  • Master’s Degree in Socio-economics, Sociology and Commerce as a member of the team
  • Experience in Kenya pastoralists’ livestock development and marketing dynamics
  • Demonstrable experience working in Kenyan extensive livestock systems is essential
  • Proven track record carrying out similar assignments/restructuring and strategic planning processes

Team Member 2

  • Master’s Degree in strategic management and/or business administration. A specialization in organization development is highly desired
  • At least 7 years’ experience working in business administration and/ or advising business ventures.
  • Experience in Kenyan extensive livestock sector highly desirable
  • Proven track record of previous similar assignments and strategic planning processes

Post location: Nairobi

Expected places of travel: Half of the counties (7 out of 14) where KLMC has its presence

Consultancy Fee: Payment shall be made based on the agreed deliverables and timelines.

Duration: From approximately Oct 2017 – Dec 2017 with a maximum number of 60 working days (with 30 days in the field at the CLMC branches)

Application:

How to apply: Applicants should send a both a technical and financial proposal. The technical proposal maximum 5 pages explaining their understanding of the task, qualifications and experience and how they intend to accomplish it. CVs should be attached as an annex to the proposal. Names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees should also be provided. The financial proposal will contain a breakdown of fees and expected costs. Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 18 October 2017. The position title and reference number KLMC /SLS/10/2017 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

Only those selected 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 website at http://www.ilri.org

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ILRI vacancy: Research Assistant-Animal Nutrition -Re-Advertised(closing date: 19 October, 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a research assistant to run animal trials on feed interventions, animal productivity and greenhouse gas emissions from livestock systems.

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 livestock 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).

Responsibilities

The candidate will contribute to ongoing research projects which focus on identifying the conditions that enable and constrain East African dairy producers in adopting climate smart agriculture practices. The research team aims to develop specific baseline estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock and livestock related products such as manure, identify effects of livestock systems on water quality and water quantity and identify potential mitigation practices that also improve dairy/beef production in smallholder systems. The candidate is expected to work within an international dynamic team in ILRI’s Mazingira Centre (mazingira.ilri.org).The position entails a significant component  of hands-on work including handling of and sampling from large and small ruminants The candidate will contribute to this by undertaking the following activities:

  • Planning, participation and oversight of ruminant research trials
  • To coordinate and assist in day to day running and maintenance of animal facilities
  • To collect biological samples (eg. faeces, urine, and rumen liquor), carry out greenhouse gas flux measurements from ruminants in experimental trials, under the guidance of senior project staff
  • To assist with data entry and processing (data organization, calculation of greenhouse gas fluxes from animal respiration chambers)
  • To maintain relationships with different stakeholders including farmers and farmer groups, suppliers and ILRI ancillary staff, in order to facilitate the efficient prosecution of research trials
  • Assisting Higher Degree (Research) students
  • Other such duties as deemed consistent with the position by supervisor

Requirements

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A diploma in agriculture related science from a recognized institution with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a research/teaching facility or a commercial farm. A BSc. degree in agriculture will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated understanding of ruminant nutrition
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in animal handling and carry out basic farm routine operations
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively and collegially with technical and scientific staff and students with minimal supervision
  • Good skills in written and spoken English

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 1-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

This position is job level 2B, and ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, that specifically address the selection criteria 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 portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 19 October, 2017. The position title and reference number REF: RA/SLS/10/2017 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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ICRAF Vacancy: Research Associate – (Closing date: 5 October 2017)

The Position: The World Agroforestry Centre seeks to recruit a Research Associate to follow-up and report project activities through working closely with T4FS II project implementing partners (Ethiopian Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Oromyia Agricultural Research Institute, Mekelle University and World vision Ethiopia) as well as supporting other ICRAF projects being implemented in Ethiopia.

General: The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry-ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health. The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Programmatic work is organized in six eco-regions of the tropics including Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAf) where this position is domiciled.  ICRAF is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure quality of the project activities and deliverables by coordinating and facilitating all logistics for project related events (meetings, planning & review, partner and donor visits, etc.) and project country work plans in collaboration with the implementing partners;
  • Supervise temporary staff, interns and students attached to the project research in development activities;
  • Facilitate, coordinate and enhance partnership with other ICRAF led projects being implementing in T4FS II scaling sites for better project activities, alignment and resources leveraging so as to increase the uptake and impact of agroforestry technologies and practices at landscape level;
  • Conduct planned comparison and actionable studies of the project in collaboration with partners and make sure data have collected, organized, and analyzed properly; \Develop tools and suitable reporting formats, and share to project implementing partners in consultation with project manager, supervisor and partners;
  • Compile and write project reports and submit, as per the reporting period, guidelines and timeline, to relevant project team members;
  • Identify factors and dynamics constraining scaling up of Agroforestry technologies, practices and approaches of the T4FS II project and other similar ICRAF led projects working in the T4FS II scaling up sites and other similar agro ecologies;
  • Support ICRAF scientists and other partners in proposal writing and fund raising activities;
  • Contribute and support in production and writing of quality products including peer reviewed articles, manuals, guidelines, policy briefs, extension materials and other activities relevant to the project;
  • Provide technical support and backstopping to experts and community facilitators participating in the execution and up-scaling of the project activities;
  • Supervise and oversee data collection, analysis and regular reporting of field-level research activities;
  • Train and supervise temporary staff, interns and students attached to the project in implementing field research;
  • Represent the project manager and supervisor in meetings, workshops and conferences as appropriate;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education:

  • MSc degree in a field related to forestry/agroforestry, natural resources management or related fields

Experience:

  • At least 3 years relevant work experience related to multi-partner project delivery and research in development agenda

Skills:

  • Experience in teamwork and people management skills;
  • Good communications skills including verbal, written English and presentation skills;
  • Very good inter-personal, coordination and facilitation skills; and
  • Knowledge and competence in scientific report writing.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Grade: 2D

Minimum Base Salary: Birr 21,367 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is fixed term for two years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.  The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: RA/30/17 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 5 October 2017.

To find more about ICRAF, visit our Website at http://www.worldagroforestry.org.

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ICRISAT Vacancy: Research Assistant III (Grain Legumes) – Closing date: 4 October 2017

The position: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant III for its Grain Legumes breeding program to its Ethiopia Center under Country Office located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Addis Ababa campus.

General: ICRISAT is one of the 15 centers strategically located all over the world and supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). With its main research station and offices based in Patancheru, India, ICRISAT works through a network of partnerships with national, regional and international institutions, universities, non-governmental organizations and ministries in the developing world; and with advanced research institutes in industrialized countries.

Main Duties:                                                                           

  • Assist the legume breeder in designing and implementing efficient and cost-effective breeding strategies and protocols for improvement of priority legume crops (chickpea, pigeonpea and groundnuts);
  • Assist the legume breeder in data collection, entry, compilation and management (storage) for easy access and future reference and in collation and analysis of datasets generated by various research partners/activities to facilitate synthesis;
  • Assist the legume breeder in developing cooperative linkages with private and public partner institutions including regulatory bodies, NARES, Seed Companies, Universities, NGOs and farmer groups in developing, release, registration and popularization of new legume varieties;
  • Assist the legume breeder in compiling, summarizing, documenting and publishing research data in reports, journals, periodicals, book chapters, magazines and newsletters;
  • Contributes towards communicating research findings to target audience through workshops, meetings, conferences, radio, TV and other media;
  • Manage administrative tasks in support of legume breeding and seed system activities;
  • Performing other duties/tasks as may be required and/or assigned by the legume breeder.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • BSc in Botany, plant sciences, other relevant discipline

Experience:

  • At least Five years of relevant experience in legume research in Ethiopian
  • Experience with ICRISAT mandate crops Chickpea, Pigeonpea and Groundnut is desirable
  • Skills and Competencies:
  • Skills and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis used in crop improvement programs
  • Computer and basic application and exposure in statistical analytical software’s
  • Research communication skills or experience with communication and popularization of scientific outputs
  • Collaborative skills, ability to work in multi-cultural teams, excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • A sense of creativity and ability to work with minimal supervision

Duty Station: Debre Zeit, with travel to other stations as necessary

Grade: 2C

Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 16,619 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is fixed term for two years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding.  ICRISAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. ICRISAT is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.  The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus in Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site. 

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: RA/31/2017 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 4 October 2017.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at www.icrisat.cgiar.org

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ILRI PhD Graduate Fellowship on spatial analysis of anthrax focal points in Kenya (closing date: 22 September 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a PhD graduate fellow to support the anthrax project on the development of anthrax risk maps and identification of drivers for the occurrence and persistence of the disease in Kenya. It also contributes to the animal and human health program through the production of tools (e.g. risk maps) that can aid the surveillance and control of anthrax, one of the most important zoonotic disease in the region.

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.

The Position:

The graduate fellow will conduct epidemiological analyses to identify socio-ecological factors that promote anthrax occurrence and persistence as well as zoonotic spill-overs. Outbreaks of the disease have been reported in multiple locations in Kenya and hence data that will be used in these analyses will include secondary records from existing databases and primary data from field surveys.  Field studies will be implemented in collaboration with the Washington State University-Kenya Program, Zoonosis Disease Unit, Ministry of Health and the Department of Veterinary Services. This work will contribute to ILRI’s/CRP’s mission of building capacity for improved management of zoonotic diseases by generating tools (such as risk maps for prioritizing areas for surveillance and control) and new knowledge on risk factors and practices.

Host Program: Animal and Human Health

Main ILRI Project Title:  Identifying anthrax hotspots and the associated ecological factors in Kenya

Graduate fellows project title: Using ecological niche models to predict the spatial distribution of anthrax hotspots in Kenya

ILRI CGIAR Research Program (CRP) linkage: Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Key responsibilities:

  • Review of literature to identify drivers for anthrax occurrence and persistence
  • Analyze secondary data from veterinary and public health institutions and other on-line databases
  • Participate in outbreak investigations to map anthrax outbreaks
  • Conduct ecological niche modelling to identify risk factors for the disease, and use fitted models to generate risk maps
  • Estimate the burden of anthrax based on niche maps produced
  • Write publications and short communication briefs

Requirements:

  • MSc in Epidemiology, MSc Public Health, or MSc Environmental Health
  • Excellent writing skills
  • An effective and energetic team player with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  • Skills on geographical information systems

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya

Duration of contract: The period for this project/fellowship will be 3 years, commencing October 2017.

Terms of appointment and stipend: ILRI will offer a competitive stipend to cover living expenses in the project location. The successful candidate will be supervised jointly by an ILRI scientist and the university/academic supervisor.

How to apply: Applicants should send a letter from university attesting his/her student status,or commitment letter one is seeking an admission into a university; cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position; what he/she can bring to the job;   names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Applications should be made  to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before  22 September 2017. The position title and reference number REF: PHD/09/2017 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.

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Officer – (Closing date: 21 September 2017)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer who will be a member of the Feed and Forage Development Program in Addis Ababa.

General:  The International Livestock Research Institute (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

Key Responsibilities:

This position would be part of a team working with forage genetic resource characterisation and conservation. He/she will in particular contribute to a gene discovery initiative in Napier grass with the aim of evaluating agronomic performance and nutritional quality of the forage grass, evaluating the genomic characteristics and identifying genes associated with target traits.

This position is both laboratory and field based and specific activities will include:

  • Managing a field trial, taking and analysing trial data;
  • Contributing to laboratory activities directed towards the screening of genetic resources for drought and high temperature resistant forages;
  • Maintaining an accurate record of research activities, including a chronological record of all experiments (title, aims and objectives, and details of procedures and data generated), in a laboratory notebook in a timely manner;
  • Where necessary, introducing, developing and testing new procedures and/or equipment to meet experimental needs and ensure that they are fit for purpose;
  • Preparing reports and presenting research results at meetings and conferences and contributing to the publication of results in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Abiding with all relevant regulations and maintaining a clean and safe work environment in the laboratory.

Minimum Requirement:

Education:
  • At least MSc in Plant Physiology, Plant Molecular Biology or related area.

Experience:

  • At least three years practical experience in managing field trials, taking and analysing data;
  • Experience working in a plant molecular biology laboratory environment, particularly DNA/ RNA extraction and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) analysis;
  • Familiarity with DNA sequencing technologies.

Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of plant  physiology and molecular biology
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory instrumentation
  • Attention to detail and logical approach to scientific problem solving
  • Excellent knowledge of English language, both written and spoken
  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting
  • Experience with computer packages (word processing, spreadsheet, graphics and data management and ideally bioinformatics)
  • Clean driving licence

 Duty Station: Addis Ababa

 Grade: 3A

 Minimum Base Salary: Birr 30,863 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is fixed term for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: RO/28/17 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 21 September 2017.

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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CIMMYT Vacancy – Business Development Manager – External (Closing Date: 14 September 2017)

Business Development Manager

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

REF:  BDM/27/17

31 August 2017

The Position: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks to recruit a Business Development Manager who will be a member of CIMMYT Ethiopia located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Addis Ababa campus.

General: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an autonomous, non-profit making, international scientific organization operating under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). More specifically its mission is to encourage, support and undertake activities to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of maize and wheat systems in the interest of the resource poor in developing countries.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Assess small-scale mechanization opportunities with special emphasis on service demand and supply at both country- and site-specific levels, including market and demand assessment and their implications for agribusiness development;
  • Take overall responsibility for business modelling aspects of the project;
  • Conduct economic/cost-benefit analysis of different farming practices for the major crops and of various scenarios of mechanization;
  • Develop training programs for rural youth group and individual mechanization hire service providers;
  • Conduct trainings in business management and machinery management for hire service providers;
  • Appraise and analyse the financial viability of the conservation-based mechanization technologies for small holder farmers;
  • Conduct roundtable meetings with importers/manufacturers and stakeholders to understand the opportunities and the constraints faced by value chain actors downstream in the small mechanization market system;
  • Identify inventory of financial institutions and financial product appropriate to rural service providers and lobbying for more appropriate financial products;
  • Provide technical support for effective management of hire service provider models;
  • Conduct business model performance study and technology adoption survey with implementing partners;
  • Prepare semi-annual and annual reports as required by different mechanization projects
  • Develop partnerships with private sector stakeholders to foster development of the machinery supply chain and collaborate closely with implementation partners and monitor and supervise their activities in the field.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • MA/MSc degree in Economics, Business management or a related field from a highly recognized university

Experience:

  • At least Five years of value chain development experience.
  • Experience in promotion and implementation of agricultural mechanization in Ethiopia
  • Business development and business modelling experience
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing

Skills and Core Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills including in spoken and written English
  • Ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Ethiopian farming systems and input and output value chains.
  • Experience with facilitating private-public partnerships in the realm of input and output markets.
  • Experience with facilitating national and/or partnership platforms related to agricultural intensification; proven success in work relations with a wide range of partners, including research institutes, governments, private sector, and other development actors.
  • Experience with project activity implementation and monitoring.
  • Commitment to organizations mission and core values.

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Position level: 3B.

Minimum Base salary:  Birr 38,223.00 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the selected candidate).

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is (fixed term) for two years with the possibility of renewal appointment, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: BDM/27/17 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 14 September 2017.

To find more about CIMMYT, visit our Website at www.cimmyt.org.

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Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Consultancy: Development of a Mobile Platform (closing date: 4 September 2017)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to develop a flexible platform for micro-tasking data collection from contributors in remote regions of Kenya.

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

Scope of Work

The Consultant firm will work with ILRI staff to gather and understand the requirements through a series of meetings at ILRI offices and also travel to the field to understand the practical use of the system. Additionally, the firm’s engineers will review existing code and evaluate potential integration points or aspects of the existing system that can be reused. Lastly, the firm will host a requirements validation workshop with key ILRI staff to review and validate their findings.

Final Products

  1. An inception report including:
    1. An outline the detailed requirements for the proposed platform.
    2. Details on which components would be built by the firm and which could be integrated from existing software.
    3. The budget, work plan and timelines for the longer-term engagement.
    4. An appendix with wireframes.
    5. A document explaining the differences between the current software and the proposed platform.
  2. Hosting a requirements validation workshop with key ILRI staff to review and validate their findings.

Essential Skills and Qualifications will include:

  • Advanced mobile application design, database management, and experience developing mobile survey platforms that can be used on and off line.
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Post location: Kenya

Duration: From approximately 5 September 2017 to 5 November 2017 with a maximum number of 14 working days

Expected places of travel: Isiolo, Kenya

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/ on or before 4 September 2017. The position title and reference number C/SLS/08/2017 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

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