ILRI Team Leader - Antimicrobial Resistance Jobs in Kenya

ILRI Team Leader - Antimicrobial Resistance Jobs in Kenya

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Team leader - Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR) to support the development of a Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) AMR-hub and lead an interdisciplinary team focused on antibacterial resistance across veterinary & public health, and across natural & social science. The post holder will be expected to establish their own programme of international research.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the AMR research portfolio at ILRI, including its contribution to CGIAR research Programs (CRP) on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Livestock
  • Coordinate a cluster of activities on ‘Global health challenges (including AMR)’ in CRP A4NH
  • Contribute and advocate visibility of CGIAR AMR work through communication platforms with support of communication experts
  • Liaise with other CGIAR centres and other partners (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), The University of Liverpool (UoL), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and National Agricultural Research Organizations (NARO) to strengthen CGIAR AMR research
  • Develop internationally competitive and externally funded interdisciplinary research projects on antimicrobial resistance
    Support the development of a CGIAR AMR Hub

    Requirements:
  • PhD in relevant area (e.g. epidemiology, microbiology, biology,
    veterinary medicine).
    10-15 years’ experience after post-doc level
  • Experience in leading substantial multi-disciplinary research programs, incl. social sciences
  • Track record of obtaining funding for research and development
  • Experience in managing external partnerships
  • Excellent communication and convening skills
    Work experience in Low and middle-income
  • Countries (LMIC) is an added advantage
    Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Applications
  • Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the director of ILRI’s People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ tab above.
  • Screening of applications will start on 6 January 2019
  • The position title and reference number, TL/AHH/12/2018 should be clearly marked in the subject line of the online application.
  • Apply by 1st July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Team Leader - Antimicrobial Resistance Jobs in Kenya

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