Project Leader - Livestock Systems Evolution, ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya
ILRI seeks to recruit a Project Leader to lead its
multi-disciplinary project on Livestock Systems Evolution within
Targeting Research & Developing Opportunities Theme.
The successful candidate will have:
Ph.D. in Geography, Systems Analysis, Systems Ecology, Agricultural
Economics, or other relevant discipline with a minimum of eight years
post-doctoral experience, particularly in a developing-country context.
Strong analytical skills in one or more of the following areas: systems analysis, scenario analysis, spatial analysis, simulation
modelling, and multi-market modelling.
Experience with applied systems research at global and/or local
levels and in application of spatial tools such as GIS and remote
sensing to inform practical decision making.
Experience in managing research budgets and a proven track record in
developing successful proposals for donor funding.
Interpersonal skills and written communication skills, with a record
of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Ability to lead multi-disciplinary research teams, build
partnerships across ILRI Themes and at national and international levels.
Experience with analysis of livestock systems and knowledge of other
international languages are desirable.
Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years with the
possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the
availability of funding.
ILRI offers a competitive remuneration
package paid in US dollars.
Applications: Applicants should send a cover letter (quoting Ref:
PL/T1/04/2007), curriculum vitae and the names and addresses
(including telephone, fax and email) of three referees who are
knowledgeable about the candidate's professional qualifications and
work experience, to the;
Head of Human Resources,
ILRI, P.O. Box 30709
00100, Nairobi, Kenya;
The name and
reference number of the position for which the application is made
should be clearly marked on the envelopes of mailed, or on the fax or
The application deadline is: 31 May.
Additional information can be provided by the Theme Director, Ade
To find more about ILRI, visit their Website at:
ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are
particularly encouraged to apply.