ILRI Consultancy - Science Writer and Editor - Home Based Jobs in Kenya

ILRI Consultancy - Science Writer and Editor - Home Based Jobs in Kenya

  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an experienced science writer/editor consultant to provide writing and editing services for the CGIAR GENDER Platform’s resource hub, website and other communications products for up to five days a month.

  • ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR Research Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

  • ILRI hosts Generating Evidence and New Directions for Equitable Results (GENDER), which is CGIAR’s new platform designed to put gender equality at the forefront of global agricultural research for development. The Platform will transform the way gender research is done, both within and beyond CGIAR, to kick-start a process of genuine change toward greater gender equality and better lives for smallholder farmers everywhere.

    Scope of Work

  • The purpose of this consultancy is to support the CGIAR GENDER Platform to write and edit high-quality content for its resource hub and website as well as for other purposes.


  • Write summaries of
    tools and methods for GENDER’s resource hub

  • Edit evidence explainers for GENDER’s resource hub

  • Write and edit other content for GENDER, including blog posts

  • Support content management

  • Edit GENDER publications, as needed
    Consultancy Fee: Lumpsum or by mutual agreement based on agreed milestones and deliverables

    Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field

  • At least five years of relevant work experience in the area of science writing and editing.

  • Extensive experience writing and editing science communications products for a range of audiences

  • Impeccable English writing and editing skills

  • High-level proficiency with Drupal, Microsoft Office and social media applications

  • Interest in science, agriculture and development sector, with interest in gender issues a strong advantage

  • Highly organized, detail oriented and strong self-starter

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Consultancy - Science Writer and Editor - Home Based Jobs in Kenya

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