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ILRI Post-doctoral Scientist – Farming Systems Analysis Vacancies in Kenya

Responsibilities:

  • Improve the current data management system used for our farm household survey toolset (i.e. RHoMIS, the Rural Household Multiple Indicator Survey, http://rhomis.net), further develop the existing standardised/automated analysis code and develop an online system for survey generation
  • Application of RHoMIS in a range of different projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, DRC and Burundi
  • Analyse of the data and report results to support targeting and evaluation of ongoing role out of technological interventions
  • Develop avenues to increase the uptake of RHoMIS by small and medium sized iNGOs
  • Analysing the overall database that is currently being set up using RHoMIS applications across the developing world to identify generic drivers of food and nutritional security
  • Contribution to the development of new research proposals
  • Publication of the results of his/her research in peer-reviewed international journals.

    Requirements:

  • PhD in agronomy, social sciences or environmental sciences
  • Extensive experience with farm household survey tools
  • Extensive working experience in developing countries
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Track record of publishing peer-reviewed articles
  • Extensive work experience in developing countries in Africa, Asia or Latin-america
  • Programming knowledge of ODK and R

    Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Duration: The position is on a 2 years fixed term contract.

    Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance,life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

    How to Apply

    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, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal on or before 10th July 2017.

    The position title and reference number: PD/SLS/06/2017 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

    For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Post-doctoral Scientist – Farming Systems Analysis Vacancies in Kenya




    ILRI Consultant Vacancies in Kenya

    Objectives of the assignment

  • To restructure KLMC, including the review of the registration of KLMC to check whether it is in line with the mandate and promotes uptake of opportunities available in livestock sector.
  • To consult stakeholders on the roles, responsibilities and mandate of KLMC and its branches (CLMC, LMA).
  • Review and recommend mechanism for funding structure, sources and sustainability of KLMC and its branches.
  • To propose restructuring required for effective, efficiency and sustainability of agreed upon roles and responsibilities of KLMC.

    Scope of Work

    ILRI, through the USAID-funded Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) project has been working with KLMC for the past 18 months. ILRI proposes to undertake an assessment of the governance and management structures of KLMC to improve its ability to deliver on its key mandate and objectives.

    Final Products

  • Inception Report – The inception report will be a scoping exercise for the evaluation and will include the proposed methodologies, data collection and reporting plans with draft data collection tools.
  • Debriefings / feedback to KLMC management – The consultant will report its preliminary findings to AVCD Management and KLMC secretariat in a timely manner (3 weeks), and will adhere to the above mentioned review process.
  • Final report – The final report will contain a short executive summary (no more than 1,000 words) and a main body of the report (no more than 10,000 words) covering the background of the assessment, a description of the evaluation methods and limitations, findings, conclusions, lessons learned, clear recommendations.

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in socio-economics- sociology, economics, agricultural economics and or related disciplines as the team leader
  • Master’s degree in commerce and business administration as a member of the team
  • At least 10 years’ experience at high level institutional management level
  • At least 5 years’ experience in institutional development and strategic management
  • Experience in Kenya livestock development dynamics
  • Demonstrable experience in pastoral systems and their socio-economic dynamics
  • Proven track record carrying out similar reviews and strategic planning processes

    Post location: KLMC Nairobi Office.

    How to Apply:

    Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job 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, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal on or before 13 July 2017.

    The position title and reference number KLMC /SLS/06/2017 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

    For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Consultant Vacancies in Kenya

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