Animal Health Economist - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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Location: Nairobi, Kenya with travel to Africa and Asia.

The Africa-based, globally networked International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) helps to reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries.

ILRI seeks to recruit an Animal Health Economist for its Livestock Market Opportunities Theme.

The position will contribute to on-going and new research on

(a) the economic and livelihoods impacts of animal diseases, particularly in the development and application of new methods and approaches;

(b) the impact of SPS measures on international trade, comparative advantage, and market access for smallholder livestock producers; and

(c) institutional aspects of veterinary services in developing countries. The proposed candidate would work closely with a multidisciplinary team of economists, epidemiologists, and veterinarians in various project sites in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

Terms of appointment:
This is a fixed term appointment for three years. ILRI offers a competitive international remuneration package paid in US dollars.

Applicants should send a cover letter indicating earliest availability, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to the;

Human Resources Manager, ILRI
P.O. Box 30709-00100
Nairobi Kenya
Telephone 254-20-4223000
Fax 254-20-4223001

Screening of applications will begin on 29 May 2008 and will continue until the post is filled.

For further details on how to apply, visit: Animal Health Economist Website

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