Research Officer 1  Livestock Genetics Job Opportunity at ILRI

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Research Officer 1  Livestock Genetics Job Opportunity at ILRI

Research Officer 1  Livestock Genetics

Hiring Organization: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Research Officer 1  Livestock Genetics

REF: RO-LG/03/2021

Country: Kenya

Location: Nairobi

Application Deadline: 19th April 2021


About The Research Officer 1  Livestock Genetics

The Research Officer 1  Livestock Genetics is at job level HG 13. The position is a one-year fixed-term contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical, and other insurances


About ILRI


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 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.


Key Responsibilities for The Research Officer 1  Livestock Genetics

The Research officer 1 Livestock Genetics will provide technical support to a number of projects including:

  1. The Livestock CRP country priority initiatives in Uganda (MorePork) and Vietnam (Li-chan), the Uganda Pig Genetics project, and the SLICK dairy cattle project in terms of:
  • Development and implementation of surveys, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Data analysis, synthesis, and reporting
  • Development of training material, such as that which will be used by livestock keepers or livestock extension officers
  • Supporting the production of varied communication products (inclusive of blogs, videos, reports, etc.) for varied audiences (in collaboration with ILRI’s communications team) – Ensuring research compliance for the varied activities being undertaken
  • Co-ordinating the implementation of activities with our project team members and partners
  1. This position will also support resource mobilization efforts by performing literature reviews and synthesizing information around a specific topic or livestock value chain, amongst others


  • Master’s degree in a topic related to agricultural and/or rural development, agricultural development economics, agricultural value chains, livestock production, or related field.
  • Three years in a related or similar position
  • General knowledge of livestock production systems in developing countries, and R4D approaches to strengthen these
  • Experience in the design and implementation of participatory surveys, preferably both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Experience in designing surveys focused on evaluating the impact of interventions an advantage.
  • Experience in analysis, synthesis, and reporting of data collected from participatory surveys, preferably both quantitative and qualitative
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written material in English is essential
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Ability to perform desk (literature) reviews on varied topics and produce synthesis reports from these


How to apply: 


Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing 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 before 19 April 2021. The position title and reference number REF: RO-LG/03/2021 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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