ILRI Scientist - Ruminant Nutrition & GHG Emission Jobs in Kenya

ILRI Scientist - Ruminant Nutrition & GHG Emission Jobs in Kenya

Key Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will be expected to conduct marker studies to estimate feed intake and digestibility in rangeland and smallholder livestock systems. Further, s/he is expected to identify and test promising mitigation and adaptation strategies by estimating their effect on enteric methane emissions and animal productivity as well as their potential trade-offs. More specifically the candidate will:
  • Study enteric methane emissions and nutrient flows of ruminant livestock systems in African using direct (animal experiments) and indirect estimations (modelling based on IPCC or other models);
  • Design, conduct, and analyse animal experiments to test interventions to reduce GHG emissions and optimize nutrient fluxes in ruminant livestock systems;
  • Lead and supervise campaigns to collect activity and diet data to estimate GHG emissions;
  • Write and publish scientific papers,, contribute to other communication products (research briefs, policy briefs etc.), and prepare conference/workshop presentations;
  • Contribute and initiate future research projects including grant/proposal writing;
  • Closely cooperate and share results with an interdisciplinary team of researchers with different backgrounds (biogeochemistry, modelling, social sciences, gender studies, rangeland ecology, etc.); and co-supervise PhD, MSc students and guide research technician.


  • A PhD in ruminant or animal nutrition, animal physiology, or other relevant
    discipline with focus on GHG emissions;
  • Minimum five years relevant experience
  • Experience with some of the following techniques for measuring enteric emissions from ruminant livestock: Chamber, SF6, and GreenFeed;
  • Trained in design and statistical analysis of animal experiments;
  • Excellent publication record;
  • Effectively articulate messages, information, and ideas to a diversity of people, leading to shared understanding. Swahili and French a plus;
  • Knowledge on smallholder livestock production systems in developing countries, particularly mixed crop-livestock and/or grassland-based systems, would be an advantage;
  • Experience in scaling field data by modelling or LCA approaches, would be an advantage;
  • Experience of living or working in the context of developing countries, especially East Africa; would be an advantage.

    For more information and application details see;ILRI Scientist - Ruminant Nutrition & GHG Emission Jobs in Kenya

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