ILRI vacancy: Research Officer – Livestock CRP country project, Vietnam (closing date: 03 September 2019)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer to support the implementation of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems, known as Livestock CRP in Vietnam. This position is jointly employed by ILRI and Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Vietnam.

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.

ILRI and CIAT are implementing the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock in Vietnam. This program aims to translate the livestock research into integrated transformative pilot interventions leading to the improvement of livelihoods and diets/nutrition of ethnic communities in Northwest through sustainable livestock solutions. The program will use a system approach to look at the role of various livestock species and to support livelihood generation through backyard systems and value chain development. The program lasts from 2019 to 2021 and will be implemented in Son La province.


The Research Officer – CRP Livestock will support the implementation of the Vietnam priority country project in the province of Son La, in collaboration with the different partner institutions.

  • Coordinate field activities in Son La
  • Facilitate participatory research, including assessments and community engagement, for livestock-related interventions
  • Establish field trials and other experiments as per the Livestock CRP Vietnam project proposal
  • Implement data collection and to assist in research analysis and reporting
  • Coordinate with local partners and community groups in research planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure an efficient communication flow between local partners and the Livestock CRP Vietnam country team
  • Undertake other relevant tasks as assigned by work supervisors


  • Master’s degree in Livestock Sciences or Agriculture.
  • Minimum 3-year experience in similar position
  • Working experience with mixed crop-livestock systems
  • Good understanding of integrated systems and environmental impacts of livestock production
  • Experience in participatory research and management of field trials
  • Experience with field work, data collection
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Capacity to work independently in remote areas and able to cope with heavy intermittent workloads extending beyond office hours
  • Willingness to travel and to spend time in the field
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and international team, very good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Vietnamese
  • Publication record (conference or paper) is preferred

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Hanoi Office, Vietnam for a 2 years fixed term period with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Job Level

The position level is HG 13 and open to Vietnamese nationals. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

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