ILRI Science Manager Jobs in Kenya

ILRI Science Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Science Manager to work with the Gender Platform Director and the Platform management committee to plan strategies and develop goals for the platform.


    Strategic Planning and Management

  • Working with the Platform Director and the Platform management committee plan strategies and develop goals for the platform

  • Meet with the Platform Director and the platform’s management committee regularly to outline scientific and technical goals

  • Make detailed plans to achieve scientific and technical goals set up by the Platform top managers

  • Manage consultants and develop research and information-based resources for diverse audiences, as directed by the Platform Director and the management committee

  • Provide technical assistance to module leaders, research teams and partners when required

  • Monitor progress of the various research projects, draft operational reports and review research performed to ensure quality

  • Provide oversight on database development and maintenance

  • Ensure that science done by the platform complies with set standards, procedures and meet ethical requirements

  • In collaboration with the project manager prepare and administer budgets, approve review expenditures, and prepare financial reports.

    Coordination Roles

  • Coordinating with gender researchers and module leaders to ensure science deliverables are met and are of high quality

  • Assist module leaders and gender researchers with trouble shooting in the event of problems with specific research projects

  • Work with module leaders to develop and implement integrated projects, including knowledge management

  • Promote engagement between the different modules to ensure science work is integrated

  • Maintain a good data base of consultants and manage relationships with consultants

  • Update the platform on any new funding opportunities and actively liaise with teams to ensure appropriate response to new funding opportunities

  • Provide stewardship of the research products by platform members

    Reporting and Communicating Science

  • Meet with new clients and develop relationships to propose new research and

  • In liaison with the communication department and scientists, develop communication material explaining research findings at the completion of each project, for donors and other target audiences

  • Ensure effective information resources are available for key audiences and that resources are available online

  • Provide technical and policy comment based on the work of the platform when required by the media or key stakeholders and donors

  • Represent the platform in a wide range of environments, including academic, policy and the media


  • PhD in a relevant discipline, including agricultural economics, economics, public policy, sociology, political science, or other social sciences;

  • 5 years of experience working in a research or science-based organization

  • Internationally recognized expertise in gender and development policy research, preferably in the food and agriculture sphere;

  • Evidence of scientific publications

  • Evidence of high-quality science communication products for different audiences

  • Record of past successful research and/or development projects

  • Strong leadership and management skills;

  • Ability to connect policy research into policy options and to get those options into policy dialogues;

  • Exposure to Africa and Asia with a knowledge of the CGIAR;

  • Ability to manage people, partnerships and build coalitions;

  • Proven fundraising record would be an advantage;

  • Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and

  • Fluency in English, with proficiency in other international languages preferred

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Science Manager Jobs in Kenya

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