ILRI Research Officer – One Health Initiative – Jobs in Kenya

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer to lead fieldwork for a study to develop and test an intervention to improve hygiene practices in slaughter facilities in rural Western Kenya.

The study will consist of qualitative scoping work and a randomized controlled trial.

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.

Key responsibilities:

Conduct key informant interviews
Thematic analysis of qualitative data
Contribute to design of hygiene intervention in slaughterhouses
Coordinate field team and manage enumerators
Monitor data collection and quality
Manage project resources and budgets
Prepare reports


MSc degree in (Public health, Biomedical science, Anthropology, or similar)
Three years (3) of experience in a related or similar position
Field work experience in Kenya (western Kenya desirable)
Field work experience, particularly on One Health projects
Collection of qualitative and quantitative data
Experience with Open Data Kit (ODK) or similar software
Analysis of qualitative data
Management of field teams
Management of field budgets
Report writing and oral presentations

Post location: The position will be based in Busia

Terms of Appointment This position is at job level HG 13.

The position is 2

years 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 14 August 2022.

The position title and reference number: RO-AHH/568/2022 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 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.

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