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2. ILRI Drafting concept notes on Youth in Livestock/Agriculture
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to prepare two concept notes (based on existing information listed below) on youth and livestock/agriculture.
ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases
ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, working for a food-secure future. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia
The consultant is to prepare two concept notes (based on existing information listed below) on youth and livestock/agriculture.
With growing numbers of youth around the world and a strong focus on finding opportunities for their engagement and employment, ILRI is committed to finding ways to approach the topic and planning appropriate activities, especially through CGIAR’s second generation of research programs. We propose two distinct (yet related) initiatives:
An agriculture (CGIAR-wide) initiative targeted at youth in high school age: The overall objective of the High School Youth Initiative is to expose this specific group to agriculture and livestock as a possible profession of choice by providing them with the necessary information and giving them the opportunity to get an insight into the sector. Initially focused on Kenya, but should be possible to customize for other countries as well.
A livestock-focused initiative targeted at youth aged 18-30: The overall objective of the Youth Initiative is to increase young men and women’s participation and engagement in agriculture, livestock and selected value chains in East Africa, by shifting the current perspective the youth has of the sector, collaborate with other stakeholders in modernizing it, and supporting all interested youth in addressing the subjects of unemployment and agricultural entrepreneurship.
Qualifications of the Consultant
following qualification and experience are required for the assignment:
Excellent communication and writing skills in English.
Experience preparing concept note for large bilateral donors
Experience with youth and agriculture initiatives
An understanding of ILRI and CGIAR
Good presentation skills
Process and Duration:
The consultant would not need to start from scratch, as they will be provided with existing materials to work from, including:
Draft concept notes for both initiatives
A literature review of youth and livestock
A compilation of similar ‘youth’ initiatives
Based on the materials above, we expect the consultant to prepare the concept notes, in a format suitable to a large donor. We expect this assignment to take around 4 working days per brief.
We expect the consultant to prepare the concept notes, in a professional format suitable to a large bilateral donor.
The consultant will propose an all-inclusive fee for the work.
How to apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining 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 Recruitment Portal on or before 9 December 2016.
The consultancy title and reference number: number C/CapDev/11/2016 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 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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