Systems Analyst at ILRI, Nairobi or Addis Ababa

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Systems Analyst to provide inputs in a range of cross-cutting multidisciplinary ILRI projects studying drivers of systems change, climate change and adaptation, niches for food/feed crops in mixed systems (ruminants and monogastrics), global feed resources assessments, intensification options and trade-offs in mixed crop livestock systems, land use and maintenance of ecosystems functions, livelihoods and animal genetic resources and others.

Location: ILRI campus in Nairobi or Addis Ababa.

The successful candidate will have among others:

  • A Ph.D. in Agriculture, natural resource management, or associated disciplines, with training in Systems analysis, natural resource management, agriculture
  • At least 5 years experience working in small holder agricultural systems in tropical countries
  • Excellent knowledge of the dynamics of smallholder production systems in the tropics; knowledge of bio-physical constraints in mixed crop/livestock and pastoral systems in the tropics and household level bio-economic modeling and impact assessment skills
  • Good knowledge of the key drivers of change in agricultural production systems
  • Ability to integrate information at different scales: from farm household to regional and continental
  • Proven ability to synthesize scientific information and write scientific publications for different audiences
  • Proven ability to work in multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary teams and share ideas and information
  • Flexibility and creativity to deal with multiple projects in diverse settings around the World
  • Ability to mobilize financial resources as part of a team
  • Basic knowledge of spatial analysis and innovation systems for technology dissemination desirable

    Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest, detailed CV, names and contact details (Telephone, E-mail) of three professional referees to the Human Resources Office, e-mail: recruit-ilri [at]

    International Livestock Research Institute Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.

    The title and reference number of the position (SYSTEMS ANALYST – TARGETING INNOVATIONS THEME REF: SA/T1/02/2008) for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the application.

    For further details, and application materials, contact: Systems Analyst at ILRI

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