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Research Officer - Livestock Genetics at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
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Organization Name: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Job Title: Research Officer – Livestock Genetics

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Research

Key Responsibilities

This position will provide technical support to a number of projects including:

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

2.  This position will also support resource mobilisation efforts by performing literature reviews and synthesising 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

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

Terms of Appointment

This position 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

Method of Application

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