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Post-doctoral Scientist – Livestock Genetics / Genomics
Nairobi, Kenya
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral Scientist – Livestock Genetics / Genomics to conduct research and build capacity of scientists in the region.
In particular, the position will involve technical support and strengthening of the chicken genetics community of practice (CoP) established under the Africa Bioscience Challenge Fund capacity building program.
ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia.
The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.
ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, working for a food-secure future.
ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.
The Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub, a shared research and biosciences platform. BecA is an initiative developed within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/African Union African Biosciences Initiative.
It consists of a Hub based on the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya and a network of regional nodes and other affiliated laboratories and organizations throughout the region.
The BecA Hub is a modern, state of the art biosciences facility, a suite of shared platforms established for research, capacity building and research related services in support of Agricultural research scientists from Africa and beyond.
The BecA Hub facilities are world class, with a range of advanced molecular biology, immunology, diagnostics, crop research, genomics laboratories and bioinformatics platform all equipped with an up-to-date suite of specialized bioscience equipment (e.g. Illumina MiSeq sequencer, ultra high performance liquid chromatography with mass spectrometer (UHPLC-MS), atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) and specialized facilities (e.g. Biosafety level 3 laboratory, plant growth facilities).
The Hub hosts and conducts research in crop, microbe and livestock areas where new developments in science offer promise to address previously intractable problems constraining Africa’s development. Capacity building is a major goal of all activities.
The scope covers agriculture and food security and their intersections with human health and nutrition, and the sustainable use of Africa’s natural resources.
Further information is available at http://hub.africabiosciences.org/
Responsibilities:
·         Execute  experiments in livestock genetics, more specifically chicken, using advanced genomics and bioinformatics tools
·         Use existing and develop novel methodologies for the genetic characterization of chicken
·         Interact and plan experiments with relevant partners and technicians
·         Contribute to building the research capacity of NARS scientists in BecA countries and beyond
·         Contribute to resource mobilization efforts at the BecA-ILRI Hub
·         Publish results of research in high quality peer-reviewed international journals
·         Foster close relationships and linkages with key institutions to enhance regional livestock (chicken) biosciences research portfolio and capacity
·         Supervise students and visiting scientists
Requirements:
·         PhD in a subject directly related to livestock genomics/genomics
·         At least 3 years highly productive post-doctoral experience in livestock genetics/genomics
·         Experience with DNA/RNA sequencing technologies and high volume data analysis is essential
·         Experience in immunology studies is desired
·         Experience in teamwork/ research-related managerial responsibilities in a multicultural environment
·         Experience in resource mobilization
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to maintain excellent working relations with project leaders, scientists and technical staff
·         Strong technical science writing skills as demonstrated by publications in at least 3 peer-reviewed journals
·         Experience in project partnership management at national, regional and international levels will be an added advantage.
Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi , Kenya
Position level: Post-doctoral level.
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 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 by CLICKING HERE before 15 January 2017.
The position title and reference number: PD/BecA/11/2016 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. Those who had applied for the
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.

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Cell Biologist
Nairobi, Kenya
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Fellow – Cell Biologist to undertake in vitro assays aimed at determining the mechanism of tolerance to infection with T. parva.
These studies will complement the genomic analyses currently underway and nderstanding the mechanism of tolerance may reveal new insights into how best to control or prevent East Coast fever.
ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia.
The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.
ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre working for a food-secure future.
ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.
Responsibilities:
·         Undertake in vitro infection and proliferation assays of T. parva-infected lymphocytes from tolerant and susceptible cattle
·         Perform assays to determine the cytokine responses in tolerant and susceptible cattle
·         Devise and carry out in vitro assays to validate genes identified as candidates in mediating tolerance
·         Interact with other members of the group in the research process
·         Publish results as peer-reviewed articles
·         Contribute to the development of resource mobilization proposals as appropriate
Requirements:
·         PhD in Biological Sciences
·         Requisite publication record
·         At least 1-3 years Postdoctoral experience in relevant techniques in cell biology, especially immunoassays, cell culture and proliferation assays
Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya
Position level: Post-doctoral level
Duration: The position is on a 2 year 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 by CLICKING HERE before 15 January 2016 . The position title and reference number: PD/CB/12/2016 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. Those who had applied for the
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 MSc Fellowship: IFAD Greening Livestock Project
Ref: GF/TZ/12/003 16
Nairobi, Kenya
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit one MSc student for interdisciplinary natural and social science research under an IFAD-funded project entitled “Greening livestock: incentive-based climate-smart agriculture interventions for reducing the climate impact of livestock in East Africa”.
The Project focuses on identifying the conditions that enable and constrain East African dairy producers in adopting climate smart agriculture practices.
The current position will categorize existing livestock production practices in Tanzania, and work towards developing district-wide estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock as well as identify potential mitigation practices that also improve dairy production in smallholder systems.
The student is expected to work within a coherent conceptual and methodological framework, to be developed in conjunction with ILRI supervisors.
ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia.
The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.
ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, working for a food-secure future.
ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.
Background: Dietary changes and growing populations in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are leading to major increases in demand for livestock products.
In East Africa, livestock is a major source of rural income and food security. Livestock production provides between 40 and 55% of household incomes and 26% of protein intake in diets. Across East Africa, livestock production is predominantly managed by smallholder farmers with dairy representing the most important end-market.
In mixed crop-livestock systems, half of the agricultural workforce is employed in livestock production; in extensive dryland livestock systems this figure exceeds 90%. Thus, growth in demand for livestock products is an important opportunity to improve incomes for smallholder livestock producers.
In low income countries, such as those in East Africa, however livestock is a major source of GHG emissions. It is estimated that livestock-related GHG emissions represent over 80% of total agriculture emissions and 12% of total anthropogenic emissions.
The increasing growth in demand for livestock products is an urgent concern as this in turn could result in increased GHG emissions. Implementing mechanisms to remunerate smallholders to increase productivity while reducing GHG emissions intensities requires national policy support and engagement of the private sector.
Currently, the development of Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) is increasingly prioritized by East African governments and donors, and the livestock sector is a promising target given their high emissions contributions and vital role in household incomes and food security.
However, the lack of reliable estimates on GHG emissions associated to different practices and productivity levels for different systems is a barrier to the implementation of LEDS.
The Project aims to generate evidence that can be used by both public or private sector organizations and platforms to identify appropriate incentive mechanisms and in the implementation, monitoring, reporting and verification for LEDS that include the livestock sector.
Because of the potential to sequester carbon and the need to address land degradation in the region, this effort will be supported by land rehabilitation initiatives and investments in improved forest management practices.
Scope of the MSc assignment
The MSc student will directly contribute to Component 1 of the Project entitled “Baseline and identification of promising Climate Smart Agriculture interventions”.
Component 1 aims to identify viable interventions to mitigate GHG emissions while also enhancing the productivity and sustainability of dairy production systems.
The MSc student will contribute to this by undertaking the following research activities:
·         Categorize the livestock production systems currently used in Tanzania and using existing emission factors (EF) of the different systems, estimate the baseline emissions from livestock for the country.
·         Gather livestock production-related data (i.e. liveweight gain, milk production etc) to enable better estimation of year-long energy expenditure and feed reserves.
·         Identification of socially and economically viable options that take into account the identified barriers to adoption and estimation of the mitigation value of these options.
Qualifications and skills
The ideal candidate will have:
·         Obtained an honors Bachelor’s degree in animal production or ruminant nutrition.
·         Enrolled in an accredited MSc program and be near completion of coursework.
·         Experience in East Africa and/or with smallholder dairy production systems in developing countries.
·         Strong conceptual skills for comparative cross-scale political economy research.
·         Familiarity with statistical software such as SPSS or R.
·         Ability to supervise and train research assistants and provide necessary quality control.
·         Excellent written and spoken English. Ability to converse in Kiswahili is also a major asset.
·         Ability to effectively communicate in a multicultural context, present findings to diverse audiences, and support facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops.
·         Ability to collaborate with social scientists in an interdisciplinary team project.
The MSc fellowship offers a one year stipend and operating budget, but will not cover coursework, university fees, etc.
The ideal candidate will be able to develop a full proposal and begin fieldwork by March 2017.
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 by CLICKING HERE before 15th January 2017.
The position title and reference number REF: GF/TZ/12/003 16 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.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Consultant who will work as Accountant – General Accounting in Finance Unit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
General: ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia.
The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.
A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).
Terms of Reference: The following are the deliverables that are expected from the consultant during the period.   In discussion with the consultant the deliverables will be tied to performance indicators.
This will be then be part of the agreement and will also be tied with the consultancy fee.
Maintain computerized fixed asset records.
·         Vouches all fixed asset movement documents for completeness, authenticity & authority. Analyses & assigns appropriate asset category codes and custodian PFN.
·         Costs, creates & journalizes fixed asset purchases in to the OCS Asset Register.
·         Journalizes assets disposals & adjusts fixed asset register.
·         Up-dates fixed asset register for all transfers made among custodians & assets returned to store.
·         Reconciles monthly asset register with that of the General Ledger and resolve differences
Process Housing and Mileage charges
·         Vouches the monthly internal billing documents for completeness and accuracy and resolves irregularities with concerned Service Units.
·         Assigns appropriate codes and journalize the transactions.
·         Follow-up the timely receipts of the accounting returns from the Units to ensures that recharges are processed in their respective months
Invoicing and follow-up of collections
·         Upon receipt of official request from Service Units or CCs, prepares invoice for services rendered or reimbursement expenses incurred by ILRI on behalf of other organizations.
·         Monitors collection of the claims and provides concerned CCs with receivables status report for further follow-up.
VAT Refund Claim
·         Analyse the VAT sub-ledger and prepare account schedule.
·         Ensure invoices and cash receipts from vendors are collected on time and makes ready the VAT refund claim files for submission to the Inland Revenue Authority together with the copies of the relevant documents.
·         Submits the claim files to the Inland Revenue Authority and follows up on outstanding issues.
·         Collects the refund from the authority and liaises with the National Bank of Ethiopia for cheque clearance.
Process Cost Allocation and Recharges
·         Vouches the monthly internal billing documents for completeness and accuracy and resolves irregularities with concerned Service Units.
·         Assigns appropriate codes and journalize the transactions
·         Follow-up the timely receipts of the accounting returns from the Units to ensure that recharges are processed in their respective months.
·         Update the space distribution master data based on the information obtained from the engineering and facilities unit.
·         Based on the updated office space list journalize the transactions for posting.
Minimum Requirement:
Education:
·         BA degree in Accounting
Experience:
·         5 years’ relevant experience working in a finance related environment.
·         Work experience at least in part in an international NGO or an international organization
Skills and Knowledge:
·         Good computer skills.
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Duration of Contract: 6 months. The Consultant is expected to be present during the official working hours of ILRI.
Monthly Base Salary: Birr 20,000.00.
Terms of appointment:  This is a Consultancy position for a period of six months.
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: A/47/16 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 23 December 2016.
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/
Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Consultancy – Accountant – Research Finance Unit
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Consultant who will work as Accountant – Research in Finance Unit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
General: ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia.
The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.
A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).
Terms of Reference: The followings are the deliverables that are expected from the Consultant during the period.  In discussion with the Consultant the deliverables will be tied to performance indicators.  This will be then be part of the agreement and will also be tied with the consultancy fee.
Disbursements
·         Verify the payments requests received do have sufficient/appropriate supporting evidence, are mathematically correct, authentic, comply with policy and procedures.
·         Analyses and assigns appropriate and applicable account codes, cost center codes, project codes and prepare transactions for data entry.
·         Inputs transactions into the computer system from the documents earlier prepared and generating transaction listings, which serve as payment vouchers for verification, posting and approval.
·         Process payments within 4 working days after the receipt of the request.
·         Record the completion of the request in outlook task.
·         Travel and work advance processing and liquidation
·         Verify the travel authorization submitted is correct, approved and comply with ILRI travel policy requirements.
·         Prepare advance payments within 4 working days after the receipt of the travel authorization.
·         Analyses staff accounts for the staff working in the projects assigned to her/him.
·         Process advance liquidation or expense recording within 5 working days after the receipt of the original invoices and relevant documents by verifying the supporting documents presented are appropriate, sufficient and in line with ILRI’s travel policy.
Management of credit suppliers
·         Follow up the collection of invoices from credit suppliers within 5 working days after the receipt of the goods or services.
·         Perform matching of the invoice with the PO and GRN.
·         Follow up processing of payments to suppliers within the credit period.
Petty cash management
·         Verify the summary and the supporting documents presented for petty cash replenishment are sufficient and appropriate.
·         Replenish petty cash within 4 working days after the receipt of the petty cash summary report and supporting documents.
·         Conduct periodic petty cash verification through quarterly cash count and reconciliation.
Custody of unused cheque
·         Acts as a dual custodian of the Institute’s unused cheque.
·         Countersigns against cheque withdrawals and deposits into the safe
Minimum Requirement:
Education:
·         BA degree in Accounting
Experience:
·         5 years’ relevant experience working in a finance related environment.
·         Work experience at least in part in an international NGO or an international organization
Skills and Knowledge:
·         Good computer skills.
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Duration of Contract: 3 months
The Consultant is expected to be present during the official working hours of ILRI.
Monthly Consultancy Fee: Birr 20,000.00.
Terms of appointment:  This is a Consultancy position for a period of three months.
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: A/48/16 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 23 December 2016.
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/
Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
ILRI MSc Fellowship: IFAD Greening Livestock Project
Ref: GF/TZ/12/004 16
Nairobi, Kenya
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit one MSc student for interdisciplinary natural and social science research under an IFAD-funded project entitled “Greening livestock: incentive-based climate-smart agriculture interventions for reducing the climate impact of livestock in East Africa”.
The Project focuses on identifying the conditions that enable and constrain East African dairy producers in adopting climate smart agriculture practices.
The current position will categorize existing manure management practices in Tanzania using farmer surveys, and work towards developing district-wide estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock manure as well as identify potential mitigation practices that also improve dairy production in smallholder systems.
The student is expected to work within a coherent conceptual and methodological framework, to be developed in conjunction with ILRI supervisors.
ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia.
The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.
ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, working for a food-secure future.
ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.
Background: Dietary changes and growing populations in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are leading to major increases in demand for livestock products.
In East Africa, livestock is a major source of rural income and food security. Livestock production provides between 40 and 55% of household incomes and 26% of protein intake in diets. Across East Africa, livestock production is predominantly managed by smallholder farmers with dairy representing the most important end-market.
In mixed crop-livestock systems, half of the agricultural workforce is employed in livestock production; in extensive dryland livestock systems this figure exceeds 90%.
Thus, growth in demand for livestock products is an important opportunity to improve incomes for smallholder livestock producers.
In low income countries, such as those in East Africa, however livestock is a major source of GHG emissions. It is estimated that livestock-related GHG emissions represent over 80% of total agriculture emissions and 12% of total anthropogenic emissions.
The increasing growth in demand for livestock products is an urgent concern as this in turn could result in increased GHG emissions. Implementing mechanisms to remunerate smallholders to increase productivity while reducing GHG emissions intensities requires national policy support and engagement of the private sector.
Currently, the development of Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) is increasingly prioritized by East African governments and donors, and the livestock sector is a promising target given their high emissions contributions and vital role in household incomes and food security.
However, the lack of reliable estimates on GHG emissions associated to different practices and productivity levels for different systems is a barrier to the implementation of LEDS.
The Project aims to generate evidence that can be used by both public or private sector organizations and platforms to identify appropriate incentive mechanisms and in the implementation, monitoring, reporting and verification for LEDS that include the livestock sector.
Because of the potential to sequester carbon and the need to address land degradation in the region, this effort will be supported by land rehabilitation initiatives and investments in improved forest management practices.
Scope of the MSc assignment
The MSc student will directly contribute to Component 1 of the Project entitled “Baseline and identification of promising Climate Smart Agriculture interventions”.
Component 1 aims to identify viable interventions to mitigate GHG emissions while also enhancing the productivity and sustainability of dairy production systems.
The MSc student will contribute to this by undertaking the following research activities:
·         Categorize the manure management systems currently used in Tanzania and using existing emission factors (EF) of the different systems, estimate the baseline emissions from manure for the country.
·         Analysis of smallholder manure management practices by conducting surveys and focus group discussions, with emphasis on identifying social, technical, and economic barriers to adoption of best climate smart practices faced by different types of smallholders.
·         Identification of socially and economically viable options that take into account the identified barriers to adoption and estimation of the mitigation value of these options.
Qualifications and skills
The ideal candidate will have:
·         Obtained an honors Bachelor’s degree in geography, agriculture, natural resource studies or other relevant biophysical science discipline.
·         Enrolled in an accredited MSc program and be near completion of coursework.
·         Experience in East Africa and/or with smallholder dairy production systems in developing countries.
·         Strong conceptual skills for comparative cross-scale political economy research.
·         Familiarity with statistical software such as SPSS or R.
·         Ability to supervise and train research assistants and provide necessary quality control.
·         Excellent written and spoken English. Ability to converse in Kiswahili is a major asset.
·         Ability to effectively communicate in a multicultural context, present findings to diverse audiences, and support facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops.
·         Ability to collaborate with social scientists in an interdisciplinary team project.
The MSc fellowship offers a one year stipend and operating budget, but will not cover coursework, university fees, etc.
The ideal candidate will be able to develop a full proposal and begin fieldwork by March 2017.
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 by CLICKING HERE before 15th January 2017.
The position title and reference number REF: GF/TZ/12004 16 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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