ILRI Scaling & Innovation Expert / Senior Expert Jobs in Kenya

ILRI Scaling & Innovation Expert / Senior Expert Jobs in Kenya

Key Responsibilities

Manage design and implementation of scaling and innovation activities

• Coordinate overall implementation of the scaling efforts (all tracks) provided to CGIAR Initiatives where ILRI plays a key role;

• Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the scaling efforts, including supporting possible synergies across the Initiatives;

• Lead activities to ensure high quality delivery of scaling and innovation services;

• Support the development of proposal to mobilize resources for innovation and scaling activities of the selected CGIAR initiatives;

• Update/establish workflows operationalized in the ILRI scaling framework;

• Train CGIAR staff and consultants in implementation of the relevant ILRI / CGIAR scaling framework;

• Provide periodical reflections and recommendations to program leader, CGIAR initiative leaders and CGIAR livestock area management, and;

• Provide recommendations in updating the framework and lead necessary activities for a successful update.

Innovation & Scaling studies for livestock initiatives

• Identify and prioritize innovation packages for servicing the scaling framework;

• Lead scoping activities and prepare a scaling study plan;

• Supervise implementation of stakeholder workshop in the light track of the framework;

• Support overall preparation and execution of scaling studies, including “light track” Scaling Studies (ASAT and Scaling Scan) and “deep-dive” Scaling Readiness Studies;

• Supervise activities (implementation support, preparation of dashboards, recommendations of plan of work and budgets and drafting new funding proposals) included in the extended track.

Coordinate Stakeholder Engagement

• Establish and maintain productive relations with CGIAR research and innovation managers;

• Represent the program team at formal and informal innovation
and scaling communities of practices (scaling hubs, networks, and key events related to innovation and scaling in CGIAR), and;

• Support initiative leads and ILRI Impact at Scale (I@S) program leader in engaging with ILRI management, CGIAR units and initiatives and other key stakeholders on scaling topics.


• Master’s degree in administrative and Business Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities. PhD in a relevant area is a plus.

• Project Management Certification is a plus.

• Minimum of 7 years (expert) or 10 years (senior expert) professional experience in scaling, project management, stakeholder, or innovation management.

• Strong interpersonal, communication and network skills.

• Experience in Africa or Asia in agricultural settings.

• Excellent writing skills in English.

• Strong digital skills, including proficiency in presentation, project management and collaboration tools.

• Experience in facilitating events in a multi-cultural environment.

• Teamwork – ability to lead work in an agile and fast-paced environment.

  • Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    How to Apply

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