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;
    Telephone: 254-020-4223000; Fax: 254-020-4223001; E-mail:

    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 email applications.

    The application deadline is: 31 May.

    Additional information can be provided by the Theme Director, Ade Freeman (

    To find more about ILRI, visit their Website at:

    http://www.cgiar. org/ilri/

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

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