Research Officer I  Job– Gender at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Research Officer I  Job– Gender at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI),

Research Officer I  Job– Gender at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

Research Officer I – Gender


The Gender Research Associate will coordinate the design and implementation of the gender components of various projects

The tasks will include:

  • Contribute to the designing of studies on gender and livestock, especially qualitative work
  • Plan and lead organization of fieldwork logistics in ILRI target countries,
  • Carry out field research by utilising a variety of qualitative tools and methods
  • Support survey implementation, data collection, data cleaning, and analysis on topics involving gender issues in livestock value chains
  • Contribute to the development of approaches and tools for integrating gender within ILRI
  • Conduct literature review focused on gender and agriculture/livestock
  • Contribute to the reporting and communication (using a variety of channels) of research on gender and livestock
  • Contribute to the preparation of draft peer reviewed articles, research reports, briefs, blog posts and other communication outputs/products
  • Contribute to Capacity Development activities
  • Supervise temporary staff
  • Ensure an efficient communication flow between local partners and the ILRI team


  • Master’s degree in development studies, economics, , research methods, social sciences, or related field preferably in agriculture or rual development.
  • At least three years’ experience including experience working in Research and Development projects with a focus on gender, possibly within livestock systems.
  • Experience in leading fieldwork activities
  • Experience with analysis packages such as Nvivo. Excellent data management and analysis skills.
  • Experience in producing project reports, training manuals and peer-reviewed publications
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite packages, as well as ability to develop databases and prepare required documentation from them.
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in a second language is an advantage)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, which will be key to facilitate stakeholder workshops and training programs for all actors of the value chain, as well as to participate and contribute effectively in a multicultural, multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to write clear and concise scientific documents (publication record is an added advantage)
  • Highly effective multi-tasking skills, with ability to coordinate, prioritize, and organize workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Considerable judgment and initiative and the ability to work with a high degree of independence within assigned areas.
  • Willingness to travel frequently often to rural areas and spend time in the field

Desirable qualifications and experience:

  • Light vehicles driving permit is an added advantage
  • Publication record is preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-regional teams and partners with members drawn from a diverse range of nationalities, cultures and scientific disciplines
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to deliver timely high-quality deliverables.

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