ILRI Research Project Coordinator – Rangeland Health Jobs in Ethiopia

ILRI Research Project Coordinator – Rangeland Health Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Purpose:

The Research Project Coordinator – Rangeland Health will coordinate implementation of community land management from a ‘One Health’ perspective with project collaborators and partners from government and local communities, leading to improved health of rangelands, animals, and people.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the ‘rangeland health’ component of a large-scale, ‘One Health’ research and development project, focused on improving the health of people, livestock, and the land;
  • Coordinate implementation pastoral community land management according to demonstrated and documented approaches, in multiple sites in 3 countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia);
  • Train partners and communities in implementing rangeland management, including participatory monitoring of rangeland condition;
  • Supervise collection and management of primary field data and secondary data pertaining to pastoral community land management, including both social and biophysical data;
  • Analyze data to document rangeland restoration successes and challenges;
  • Work closely with development partners (especially government), and pastoral communities to maintain relationships and forge effective multi-stakeholder collaboration;
  • Contribute to resource mobilization, including proposal development;
  • Oversee project logistics related to fieldworks and other activities as relevant;
  • Communication of research results to partners, including pastoral communities.

    Minimum Requirements:


  • A PhD in Agriculture, Rural Development or related field, or a similar master’s degree with exceptional relevant work experience.

  • Excellent skills in statistical analysis;
  • Proficiency in appropriate digital technologies;
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to operate independently, with strong critical decision-making skills;
  • Pro-active and detailed-oriented personality, who can operate as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience for PhD holders, or 9 years of relevant experience for master’s holders.

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research on land management with pastoralists;
  • Extensive knowledge on community rangeland management through participatory methods;
  • Experience in supervising collection of field data through surveys and/or technical measurements;
  • Sufficient experience with supervision and coordination of field
    activities to oversee work in several sites in 3 countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia) simultaneously;
  • Experience in facilitating, communicating with, and managing partners — especially government agents and members of pastoral communities;
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and written in English and Amharic (Somali and/or Afaan Oromo desirable);
  • Willingness to travel and work in difficult field conditions as necessary.

  • Direct experience with ‘One Health’ approaches — which seek to improve the health of people, livestock, and the land, through integrated actions;
  • Experience in implementing community rangeland management with herding communities, or managing development projects or programs that include community rangeland management approaches;
  • Experience in conducting monitoring of rangeland condition in response to community management through field data, participatory methods, and remote sensing;
  • Experience in conducting research on gender dynamics in pastoral communities;

    Terms of appointment:
  • This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for one 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: RPC-RH/29/19 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 16th July 2019.
  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Research Project Coordinator – Rangeland Health Jobs in Ethiopia

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