Post-Doctoral Scientist – livestock sector Policy analysis and engagement
- Nairobi, Kenya
- Policy Institutions and Livelihoods
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a highly motivated and skilled Post-Doctoral Scientist – livestock sector Policy analysis and engagement to contribute to national and global level livestock sector economic and policy analysis.
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. www.ilri.org
- Support the development and implementation of national livestock master plans (https://www.ilri.org/livestock-master-plans) with policy and livestock investment analysis and facilitation of stakeholders engagement
- Conduct livestock sector and national level economic and policy analysis
- Contribute to developing a methodological approach for tracking and supporting livestock policy implementation in partner countries that have completed a LMP.
- Contribute to the drafting of actionable and high-quality policy recommendations, technical reports and policy briefs on policy implementation.
- Engage regional partners in policy dialogues with respect to livestock
- Contribute to peer-reviewed publications and other relevant communication products
- PhD. in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or a closely related field
- Hand on experience in stakeholder or policy engagement related to rural development/agriculture/livestock in LMICs
- Strong skill in econometric software such as STATA and R.
- Working knowledge of foresight/ex-ante economic impact quantitative agricultural/livestock sector analysis.
- Track record of engagement in peer-reviewed publications
- Familiarity with the context of livestock systems and sectors in developing countries
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a team
- Proven ability to work independently and within strict deadlines
- Ability to travel extensively to regional and international locations.
Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya
This position is at job level HG 16. The position is a 2-year 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
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 by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 7 March 2023
The position title and reference number REF: PIL/884/2023 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 high 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.
Qualified women applicants are encouraged to apply
To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org