ILRI NGO Research and Data Analysis Jobs in Kenya,2020

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Here is a list of available jobs at ILRI Kenya 2020

CRO Research study and facility operations manager

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Study and facility operations Manager to be responsible for the management of study and facility operations under the ILRI’s newly developed Contract Research Organization (CRO) unit.

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).

The Program

ILRI is in the process of developing a Contract Research Organization (CRO) arm to provide services to internal and external research projects utilizing its animal research facilities. To ensure the delivery of efficient and high-quality research in line with compliance (VICH GCP) and time lines, ILRI is looking for an experienced person to manage the animal facility operations, resources scheduling and animal facility compliance to applicable standards ensuring good quality work, delivery and in a cost-efficient manner.

Key Responsibilities:

Study and animal facility operations

  • Guides the development of study plans, protocols and ethics applications to high-quality in line with compliance and time lines
  • Develop, validate and execute novel study models to high-quality in line with compliance and time lines
  • Act as Study Investigator/Director on multiple specialties of GCP, GLP and non-standard studies to deliver efficient and high-quality research in line with compliance and time lines
  • Team lead duties which includes management of a team, resource scheduling, updating of departmental worksheets and general management duties in line with good people practices and in accordance with departmental objectives
  • Ensure compliance in the use and verification of relevant equipment
  • Ensure compliance in the recording and handling of raw data
  • Observe the workplace rules at all times and report non-conformance to the relevant person as to ensure that all activities in the workplace are compliant with company rules, policies and procedures
  • Supervise and implement biosafety and security protocols to maintain a clean, orderly and audit ready facility at all times
  • Ensure the handling and storage of chemicals and laboratory consumables are efficient, safe and environmentally sustainable to ensure compliance.
  • Observe the correct reporting, remedial and corrective actions to be followed by following set instructions and procedures to report and correct any non-conformance issues
  • Perform specific study related and/or study conduct tasks by following set instructions and procedures to ensure safe and successful study practices
  • Supervise and implement study administrative tasks by following set instructions and procedures to ensure safe and successful study delivery
  • Ensure the adherence to specified internal and external compliance and legislative standards, requirements and practices
  • Administration of veterinary products to animals actively being utilised in a study inclusive of drugs utilised for concomitant therapy
  • Manage animal facilities by following set instructions and procedures to ensure and promote good animal husbandry practices resulting in content, well-adjusted and cared for animals;
  • Managing various aspects of feeding of animals by following set instructions and procedures in order to maintain healthy animals and reduce feed expenses;
  • Ensure the standards of cleaning of animal housing, equipment and facility is followed as per set instructions and procedures to prevent contamination, maintain and optimise animal health and wellbeing and to achieve and maintain a clean, orderly and audit ready facility at all times;
  • Manage and control pest infestation by following set instructions and procedures to eliminate harbourage zones, prevent infestations and pest diseases vectors and to ensure a safe, bio-secured healthy environment for animals;
  • And any other duties that may be assigned to you.

Requirements

  • PhD in Natural or Biological Science;
  • At least 5 years’ research experience and 7 years’ investigator experience.
  • Expertise in animal health, animal welfare, biosecurity, bio-safety issues, and the 3Rs (Refine, Replace and Reduce) concept associated with animal health research.
  • Expertise in VICH GCP and GLP
  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams

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

Terms of Appointment

This is position is at job level HG 18 and it is open to both national and international applicants. The position is a 3-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

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 on the “Apply Now” tab above before 15 February 2020.

The position title and reference number: PC/BIO/2020 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.

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

Program Coordinator (open until filled)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Coordinator to be responsible for the management, coordination and oversight of planning, implementing and communicating different program and projects within the “Transformation of Animal Health Services and Solution in Low to Middle Income Countries (TAHSSL)” initiative.

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).

The Program

TAHSSL will be formed through a strategic partnership to leverage the comparative advantages of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a CGIAR global livestock agriculture research for development center, ClinGlobal, an African based private contract research organization (CRO) that supports research and development (R&D) programs of Global Animal Health Companies (GAHC), and the Global Alliance for Livestock and Veterinary Medicine (GALVmed), a product and market development organization improving access to Veterinary Medicinal Products (VMPs) by smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia.

TAHSSL will build a “one-stop-shop” to conduct research on animal-health product technologies to generate robust proof-of-concept results that are of high quality and to facilitate with the private sector product development, registration and use. The focus will be on developing veterinary medicines and diagnostic solutions to address animal health disease constraints in low-middle income countries (LMIC) and providing services to help fill the product development pipeline.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the operational and tactical aspects of all TAHSSL projects – keep all partners of the platform up-to-date with relevant project information and ensure maximum efficacy
  • Lead the planning and coordination of the TAHSSL program and its activities
  • Responsible for overall project and program activity reporting ( including to TAHSSL Advisory Committee (TAC) and funding organizations)
  • Ensure the implementation of common policies and practices of all three TAHSSL partners through close collaboration with partner members of the TAHSSL Coordination Team
  • Responsible for TAHSSL budget and track expenditures and transactions – handle the TAHSSL related financial administration in close alignment with ILRI’s finance department
  • Help build positive relations within the tripartite platform and additional partners – schedule and organize the TAC, coordination and project meetings & minimize exposure and risk across multiple projects
  • Manage communications through media relations
  • Support scientists in proposal writing.

Requirements

  • PhD in Life Science;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary and multi-partner projects;
  • Thorough understanding and experience of Animal Health issues in LMICs, especially infectious disease control and treatment;
  • Proven track record of successfully managing multi-disciplinary and multi-partner programmes ensuring efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Proven track record in successfully managing multiple donors;
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Added advantage

  • Expertise in the commercial sector;
  • Expertise in management of BMGF grants;
  • MBA/Certification in Program/project management.

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

Position level: This is an internationally recruited position at job level HG19

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 on the “Apply Now” tab above.The position title and reference number: PC/BIO/2019 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.

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

Research Associate III – Gender

he International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a two (2) Research Associates to provide research support to the Gender Team at ILRI. This includes providing literature review, setting up studies, doing field work, data collection, analysis, synthesizing research findings and writing reports on gender and livestock, related to gender and livestock.

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

Responsibilities

  • Support multiple projects worldwide to integrate gender in project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment, and control quality of outputs
  • Plan and carry out field research in the programme’s target countries, by utilising a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Contribute to the implementation, reporting and communication (using a variety of channels) of research on gender and livestock
  • Contribute to the development of approaches and tools for integrating gender within ILRI
  • Contribute to the development and testing of gender and equity indicators for monitoring and evaluating livestock research and development projects
  • Conduct literature review focused on gender and agriculture/livestock
  • Lead the preparation of draft peer reviewed articles, research reports, briefs, blog posts and other communication products including gender checklists and research materials for website content and publication
  • Present data to other scientists and audiences
  • Supervise temporary staff

Requirements

  • MSc in a social science (geography, anthropology, sociology, development studies, economics, political economy) with an emphasis on gender and experience in collecting, analysing and summarizing gender research into publications.
  • Familiarity with gender and livestock system issues and challenges
  • Good analytical skills and experience of using packages for data analysis
  • Experience in producing project reports, training manuals and peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-regional teams and partners with members drawn from a diverse range of nationalities, cultures and scientific disciplines
  • Ability to work under pressure, often to tight deadlines without compromising the quality of deliverables
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to work with little or no supervision
  • Experience in informal and formal capacity development of colleagues and partners
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in a second language, Spanish or French, is an advantage)
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in developing countries

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

Terms of Appointment

This position is at job level HG 12. The position is a 3-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 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 on the “Apply Now” tab above before 17 February 2020. The position title and reference number REF: RA/01/2020 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

Science Manager, GENDER platform

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Science Manager to work with the Gender Platform Director and the Platform management committee to plan strategies and develop goals for the platform.

CGIAR (www.cgiar.org) is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. Our research is carried out by 15 Research Centers who are members of CGIAR and is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources.

Impactful gender research within CGIAR is a precondition to achieving its mission of enabling people, especially women, to better nourish their families, while improving food system productivity and resilience. In the face of climate change and demographic shifts, such research has become more important than ever before, and is now essential for shared economic growth, manage natural resources and improve the lives of women and men.

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

The Platform

The gender platform, hosted by ILRI in Nairobi, brings together CGIAR centres and numerous partners from around the world in a collaborative effort to make CGIAR the thought leader for gender in agricultural research for development (AR4D) and support the transformation of agriculture and food systems to be equitable, sustainable and climate resilient. The GENDER Platform aims to (1) generate high-quality research-based evidence to influence the broader AR4D ecosystem to integrate gender and achieve gender-equal outcomes (2) create an enabling environment in which gender equality is embraced as a core principle in priority setting, research and communication within CGIAR and its partners, and (3) facilitate the capacity development of CGIAR and its partners to carry out gender-integrated and gender-strategic research that is transformative and strengthens global, regional and national food systems. The Platform builds on and expands the work of CGIAR’s current gender platform.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and management

  • Working with the Platform Director and the Platform management committee plan strategies and develop goals for the platform
  • Meet with the Platform Director and the platform’s management committee regularly to outline scientific and technical goals
  • Make detailed plans to achieve scientific and technical goals set up by the Platform top managers
  • Manage consultants and develop research and information-based resources for diverse audiences, as directed by the Platform Director and the management committee
  • Provide technical assistance to module leaders, research teams and partners when required
  • Monitor progress of the various research projects, draft operational reports and review research performed to ensure quality
  • Provide oversight on database development and maintenance
  • Ensure that science done by the platform complies with set standards, procedures and meet ethical requirements
  • In collaboration with the project manager prepare and administer budgets, approve review expenditures, and prepare financial reports.

Coordination roles

  • Coordinating with gender researchers and module leaders to ensure science deliverables are met and are of high quality
  • Assist module leaders and gender researchers with trouble shooting in the event of problems with specific research projects
  • Work with module leaders to develop and implement integrated projects, including knowledge management
  • Promote engagement between the different modules to ensure science work is integrated
  • Maintain a good data base of consultants and manage relationships with consultants
  • Update the platform on any new funding opportunities and actively liaise with teams to ensure appropriate response to new funding opportunities
  • Provide stewardship of the research products by platform members

Reporting and communicating science

  • Meet with new clients and develop relationships to propose new research and development
  • In liaison with the communication department and scientists, develop communication material explaining research findings at the completion of each project, for donors and other target audiences
  • Ensure effective information resources are available for key audiences and that resources are available online
  • Provide technical and policy comment based on the work of the platform when required by the media or key stakeholders and donors
  • Represent the platform in a wide range of environments, including academic, policy and the media

Requirements

  • PhD in a relevant discipline, including agricultural economics, economics, public policy, sociology, political science, or other social sciences;
  • 5 years of experience working in a research or science-based organization
  • Internationally recognized expertise in gender and development policy research, preferably in the food and agriculture sphere;
  • Evidence of scientific publications
  • Evidence of high-quality science communication products for different audiences
  • Record of past successful research and/or development projects
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Ability to connect policy research into policy options and to get those options into policy dialogues;
  • Exposure to Africa and Asia with a knowledge of the CGIAR;
  • Ability to manage people, partnerships and build coalitions;
  • Proven fundraising record would be an advantage;
  • Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Fluency in English, with proficiency in other international languages preferred

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

Terms of Appointment

This is position is at job level HG 18 and it is open to both national and international applicants. The position is a 3-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 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 on the “Apply Now” tab above before 21 February 2020. The position title and reference number REF: : SM/01/2020 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

 

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