ILRI - Senior Gender Scientist – Strategic Research Jobs in Nairobi and Addis Campus

ILRI - Senior Gender Scientist – Strategic Research Jobs in Nairobi and Addis Campus


Research Development and Support

  • Develop and lead emerging research themes on gender and livestock by producing high-quality evidence, research and approaches to be taken up by partners and policymakers;

  • Provide guidance to ILRI and partners, including by being proactive in providing options and opportunities for ILRI to integrate gender strategic research within its research;

  • Coordinate and lead engagement with partners and policymakers;

  • Critically review gender research outputs to ensure that they are of the highest quality, meet international standards and are impact oriented;

  • Contribute to and lead preparation of submissions for research proposals; and

  • Coordinate and supervise research assistants and consultants working on these topics.


  • Publish scientific papers and communicate with the scientific community;

  • Use multimedia and social media for outreach to the general public;

  • Participate in national and global events related to gender and livestock; and

  • Work with ILRI’s communications team to support communicating new knowledge.


  • A PhD in a social science (geography, anthropology, sociology, development studies, economics, political economy) or substantial and long-term development experience on relevant topics; and

  • At least eight years of experience in managing research or research-for-development projects in developing countries and supporting gender-sensitive,
    inclusive and pro-poor objectives in agriculture and natural resource management.

  • A proven ability to provide innovative thinking within gender and agriculture, a willingness to work with biophysical scientists and proven ability to apply methods and approaches to achieve effective integration of gender within ILRI’s livestock mandate;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience with working in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments in relevant geographies;

  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications;

  • Ability to work collaboratively and undertake fieldwork;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

  • On-the-ground experience in South Asia, sub-Saharan African and/or Southeast Asia;

  • Networks in research, including at the grassroots level in Africa and/or Asia; and

  • Experience in fundraising.

    How to Apply

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