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Program Leader - Livelihood, Gender and Impact

Employer: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Posted: June 9, 2014
Expires: July 31, 2014
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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Leader to lead the Livelihood, Gender and Impact Program within the Integrated Sciences Division. The program leader will have an economic or social sciences background. S/he will lead a diverse team of scientists conducting research on livestock value chains development, with a focus on smallholders' competitiveness, gender research (both strategic and mainstreaming gender in other ILRI programs), and support to monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment to ILRI and its partners.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty, principally in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The products of these research partnerships help poor people keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce their risk of livestock-related diseases. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries of East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda), West Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria), southern Africa (Mozambique), South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Vietnam and Philippines) and East Asia (China).

CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

Responsibilities Leading ILRI's research on livelihoods, gender, impacts and innovations across the thematic areas of value chains and the environment to improve the impacts of ILRI's work on livelihoods. Specifically: o Working with the Team leaders, coordinate the identification of LGI research outputs required to progress towards achievements of ILRI and relevant CRP objectives; monitor their progress and quality; o Working with the Team leaders, responsible for the delivery of these key research outputs; Coordinate budget preparation and its execution; Lead or contribute to mobilise resources, including bilateral funding; Supervise scientists and staff working in the program and coordinate the program research efforts with other ILRI programs; * Initiate and manage partnerships with other research institutions (at various levels), donors, development agents including Ministries needed to achieve the Program objectives.

Requirements A PhD in Economics, Social Science or related field with application to livestock, agriculture or rural development, and a minimum of 10 years of experience post-PhD; A proven research record on farm level economics, value chain development, gender or monitoring & evaluation; Supervisory and management experience of staff, projects and programs; Familiarity with aspects of livestock production, and/or marketing systems in developing countries; Demonstrated ability to develop and manage multiple partnerships, and to develop successful funding proposals; Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in French or Spanish is strong advantage); * Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in developing countries.

Post location: The position is based at ILRI's Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya or ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Position level: The position is Scientist/Research Level 3, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae: a list of publications and names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate's professional qualifications and work experience should be included in the curriculum vitae. The position title and reference number: PL/LGII/05/2014 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal Screening of applications will start on 15 June 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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ILRI is an equal opportunity employer. Suitably qualified women and developing country citizens are particularly encouraged to apply.

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