ILRI Research Assistant Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

ILRI Research Assistant Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

The Position:

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a highly motivated Research Assistant to support the animal and human health team on food safety and control of infectious diseases in livestock in Ethiopia.

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.


  • The International Livestock Research Institute (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 centers 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.

    Job Purpose:

    The animal and human health team at ILRI is embarking on exciting epidemiological research projects on food safety and control of infectious diseases in livestock in Ethiopia.

    To support implementation of these projects we are recruiting a highly motivated research assistant.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate and participate in field work related to epidemiological surveys in different livestock species, as well as human health
  • Strengthen day-to day interaction with national partner institutions
  • Collate research outputs of national research partners and produce research outputs
    Organize training and workshops for partner organisations, veterinarians, extension agents and farmers
  • Support the analysis of data generated as part of various research projects
  • Conduct literature reviews and support report writing

    Minimum Requirements:


  • DVM or relevant
    degree in Natural Sciences
  • 5 years relevant work experience

  • A strong background in epidemiology or a track record in epidemiological research projects
  • He/she should have proven strong quantitative skills.
  • Experiences in working with NARS and clinical experience are an advantage;
  • Skills and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis;
  • Research communication skills or experience with communication and popularization of scientific outputs;
  • Collaborative skills, ability to work in multi-cultural teams, excellent oral and written communication skills (English);
  • A sense of creativity and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Veterinarian with specialization in veterinary epidemiology
  • Highly motivated, inquisitive, considerate and team player

    Duty Station:
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Job Grade: 2C level 2

    Terms of appointment:
  • This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding.
  • The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.
  • The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus in Addis Ababa.
  • Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

    How to Apply
  • Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae.
  • The position and reference number: REF: RA/02/19 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.
  • All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 8 February 2019.
  • To find out more about ILRI visit our website at
  • Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Research Assistant Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

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