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Post Doctoral Fellow Career Opportunity in Kampala Uganda

Vacancy Number: PD/UG/MK05/08/11 

Total salary & benefit package: circa USD 65000 (tax free*) Base salary from USD 35,000-USD 40,000 per annum plus benefits

The Post Doctoral Fellow will work in a project to develop smallholder pig production systems and their associated value chains in Uganda and will report to the Project Manager.

The Fellow will be part of a team designing and evaluating a pilot intervention to improve livelihoods, incomes and assets of smallholder households by raising productivity of their pig enterprises based on a package of technical and organizational strategies.

S/he will contribute to designing and working closely with national research and development partners to implement the research, with specific responsibility for assessing the financial, economic and social feasibility and appropriateness of the models being piloted, including monitoring of gender dimensions, farmer business and organizational strategies and potential constraints to adoption.

The Fellow will also apply existing and new conceptual value chain frameworks to identify pro-poor opportunities for improving the associated value chains. S/he will be expected to actively contribute to preparing strategic communication products including journal publications. 

Specific qualifications:
  • An understanding of innovation systems and value chain analysis.
  • Experience in research design, use of quantitative and qualitative analytic methods (including econometric and mathematical modeling),
  • Experience with supervising/coordinating collection and analysis of gender-disaggregated data related to agricultural households and associated value chains
  • A Ph.D obtained not more than 5 years ago in the field of Agricultural Economics, Economics, Agribusiness, or related discipline
  • Proven analytical and research skills through a track record of scientific publications, policy documents and related correspondence.
  • Experience of working in developing countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa, with strong preference given to livestock-related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, and strong interpersonal and partnership management skills
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in other languages is an advantage);
  • A passion for the generation of scientific knowledge that advances pro-poor development.
Post location: The position is to be based in Kampala, Uganda. 

Position level:
 The position is a Post doctoral level, job grade 4A. 

 2 years with the possibility of renewal for 1 year 

 ILRI offers a competitive international salary/benefits package. Base salary from USD 35,000-USD 40,000 per annum. *Tax free but subject to compliance with the tax regulations of country of citizenship. 


Include: Life Insurance, International Medical Cover for staff and dependents, Education Allowance for dependent children, Housing Allowance * Baggage Allowance * Annual Home Leave Travel allowance * Annual Holiday Entitlement of 30 days + 11 public holidays.

Applicants for any of the above positions should send a cover letter identifying the position for which they are applying, and explaining their interest, what they can bring to the job and indicating earliest availability.

They should also send a curriculum vitae 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 email: by 30th September, 2011.

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer. Suitably qualified women and developing country citizens are particularly encouraged to apply.

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