Bioversity International Animal Health Research Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

Bioversity International Animal Health Research Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

On behalf of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Bioversity International is now seeking for a qualified candidate to serve as a Animal Health Research Specialist.
Bioversity International and ILRI are CGIAR Research Centres.

Based in Kampala, Uganda, and under the supervision of the Coordinator of the ‘BuildUganda’ Program, the Animal Health Research Specialist will support research within the ‘BuildUganda: Boosting Uganda’s Investments in Livestock Development’ Program, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


​Program reporting and administration

  • Work with academics and students in the project to plan, organize and implement field data collection and laboratory activities
  • Implement and maintain the project database system for lab data collection (project biorepository)
  • Ensure that project biological data are collected appropriately
  • Write monthly summary reports for dissemination to all project members
  • Travel internationally as required, for example to funder meetings in Germany or to ILRI headquarters in Nairobi

    Budget management

  • Work with the Program Accountant and with Budget Managers to oversee, plan and track the budget
  • Oversee the field expenditure during sampling or survey activities
  • Plan the daily funding needs for the field teams
  • Manage stores supply and orders to external suppliers
  • Maintain up-to-date inventories of equipment, supplies and consumables


  • Participate actively in annual project meetings, some of which will be held internationally


  • Master’s Degree in a biomedical subject (e.g. Veterinary Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology)
  • At least five years of relevant experience with coordinating
    zoonotic disease research, including field sampling and slaughterhouse surveillance
  • Management and leadership of field and laboratory-based disease surveillance activities
  • Experience with veterinary diagnostics and reporting
  • Experience with sample storage management, control and archiving
  • Management and supervision of research teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an engaging personality
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with interdisciplinary teams of scientists and partner organizations
  • Ability to communicate with different stakeholders from inside and outside Uganda
  • Understanding of the veterinary public health landscape in Uganda
  • Ability to handle electronic data entry and data management
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken
  • Willingness to travel locally, regionally and internationally
  • Experience working in an international organisation and/or in applied agricultural research
  • Experience with data entry in electronic databases
  • Experience working with international epidemiology and public health researchers

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th September, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Bioversity International Animal Health Research Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

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