Vacancy Number: SSA/SLF/06/12
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal
Total salary & benefits package from circa USD 105, 000 (tax free*) Base salary from USD 75,000 per annum plus benefits.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).
ILRI will be working on a number of CGIAR Research Programs (CRP) that brings together CGIAR centers and partners from the research, development and private sector communities around the world.
This is an international appointment reporting to the Team Leader. This position is on a three year term appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.
- Lead the development of the Livestock Production Systems Classification and associated products;
- Develop detailed spatial analysis for increasing the understanding of the impacts of drivers of change on livestock systems (changing demand, market access, demographics, technology change and land use change);
- Develop a programme of activities of spatial analysis of livestock diseases, their interactions with climate change and others;
- Coordinate spatial inputs in the CGIAR Consortium Research Programme (CRP) on Livestock and Fish;
- Build a team for supporting spatial analytical activities as required in the other relevant ILRI CRPs;
- Actively participate in resource mobilisation;
- Develop spatial product to support policy making in the areas of livestock, livelihoods and the environment;
- Proactively communicate internally and externally build capacity in the research discipline;
- Establish and maintain strong partnerships with external collaborators;
- Enhance the profile and impact of the research area through contributions to international scientific meetings and papers in peer reviewed journals.
- A PhD in the natural sciences, geography, economics or agriculture incorporating spatial analysis/statistics as a central feature
- At least 5 years’ experience in spatial analyses applied to agriculture with a proven track record in developing applying spatial analysis tools that integrate socio-economic and biophysical components;
- Proven track record in raising funds;
- Excellent publications record in peer reviewed journals;
- An extensive network of partners;
- Excellent managerial and multi-tasking skills;
- Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments;
- Flexibility and agility to deliver within short timeframes.
Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Position level: The position is Scientist/Research Level 3 dependent on qualifications and experience. Candidates with experience and qualifications below those indicated may be considered at Scientist/Research Level 2.
Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.
Terms of appointment: ILRI offers a competitive international remuneration and benefits package which includes: – Pensions Medical insurances Life insurance and allowances for – Education – Housing – Security – Disturbance – Relocation – Home leave; 15% pension contribution. Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + 11 public holidays.
* Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV combined as one document 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 Human Resources Director by registering at this link: http://www.myjobsinkenya.com/ilri_jobs before 27 July 2012. The position title and reference number: SSA/SLF/06/12 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.
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. Suitably qualified women and developing country citizens are particularly encouraged to apply.