ILRI Research Associate Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

ILRI Research Associate Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

The position:

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to hire a Research Associate to work with the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) country research focal point and research team.

The incumbent will support research, stakeholder communications and policy engagement activities under a broad portfolio of the A4NH research program in the country.


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 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.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this job will include giving support to stakeholder communications and engagement, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, literature reviews and support to preparation of reports, meeting notes/minutes, journal manuscripts, and presentations.

Successful candidates will work with the A4NH research team in Ethiopia as well as other partners who straddle academic fields in nutrition, health and economics etc. and work in strong collaborative project teams.

Opportunities exist for co- authored publications, conference presentations and travel within Ethiopia and internationally.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the coordination process of the A4NH research program in Ethiopia;
  • Assists with stakeholder engagement and research implementation for the A4NH research program in Ethiopia;
  • Contributes to conducting literature reviews, preparing presentations and presentation materials as needed;
  • Provides research, analytical and preparation support for meetings, workshops and conferences, including systematic documentation of meetings and events;
  • Supports activities related to communications and knowledge mobilization (media engagement, stakeholder consultations, writing blogs, preparation of research and policy briefs);.
  • Any other responsibilities that will be assigned by supervisor.
  • Academic and professional qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field, Development Studies,
    Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Economics.

  • Three years of relevant post-Masters’ work experience.

  • Experience using statistical software packages, especially Stata.
  • Prior work experience with research or development organizations.
  • Excellent spoken and written English; good written skills are crucial.
  • Ability to work independently and pay close attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills, high energy, ability to multi-task and work well with people.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Ethiopia, including to rural areas, and internationally.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working with research, government and development institutions in Ethiopia.
  • Experience working with international and national researchers will be an advantage.
  • Experience with and/or exposure to qualitative research methods.
  • Knowledge of agriculture, nutrition or health programs in Ethiopia.
  • Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with frequent travel within Ethiopia including to rural areas

    Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally
  • Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years 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/49/17 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.
  • All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: on or before 15th January 2019.
  • To find out more about ILRI visit our website at
  • To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at
  • Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Research Associate Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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