ILRI Field Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

ILRI Field Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Field Coordinator to manage the implementation of a multidisciplinary project on biosurveillance and management of multiple zoonotic diseases specifically in northern Kenya.

S/he will specifically coordinate efforts from the various partners for smooth and timely execution of field activities, procurement of supplies, and enforcement of biosafety and biosecurity standards.

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.


  • Work with the project’s co-investigators to develop work plans and activity schedules, and ensure that materials, supplies and other inputs needed for these activities are procured in good time
  • Supervise the implementation of all the project activities including field and laboratory work
  • Develop and administer a system for reporting and evaluating progress of the project activities
  • Work with the project team to fix any challenges and issues that might arise in the process of the project implementation
  • Participate in information dissemination and other communication activities that promote the utilization of the knowledge generated by the project
  • Participate in the project meetings and conferences


  • MSc degree in epidemiology, public health, animal health, biological sciences, or a related field from a recognised university
  • Demonstrated record of research leadership including study design, field work, data analysis
    and dissemination of results
  • Excellent knowledge on qualitative and quantitative techniques for data analysis
  • Documented evidence of working in multidisciplinary teams and partnerships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills demonstrated through research articles, conference presentations, manuals etc.,
  • Knowledge of animal health and zoonosis

    Terms of Appointment

    This is
    a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Job Level

    This position is at job level HG 13 and open to Kenyan nationals only. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

    How to apply:

    Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three eferees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 23 October 2019.

    The position title and reference number REF: FC/AHH/10/ 2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    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.

    To find out more about ILRI visit our websites at

    To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

    ILRI Field Coordinator Jobs in Kenya


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