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ILRI NGO Research Assistant Job in Kenya,Salary Ksh180,000


ILRI vacancy: Research Assistant (closing date: 4 September 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to support in various ways the research portfolio of the animal and human health program, with emphasis on zoonosis and food safety work. The job holder will provide essential input to desk and field activities for a range of projects, enabling their implementation and completion.

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. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org


  • Support the planning of, execute and coordinate field work activities within and outside Kenya, according to the needs of different projects. These include, but not restricted to interviews, help design field work protocols, preparing and administering questionnaires, running focus group discussions, workshops and biological sampling. As part of such activities, train enumerators and field technicians on various data collection techniques including electronic systems such as ODK and develop work-plans and budgets for field activities and field staff.
  • Prepare results summaries and report writing as part of ongoing and upcoming team projects.
  • Conduct data entry, data cleaning and management of survey data and support basic statistical analysis for various datasets, as required.
  • Locate and assemble secondary data relevant to projects in the team.
  • Undertake literature reviews within the scope of different projects within the team.
  • Managing references for reports and publications from the team.
  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with collaborating stakeholders and partners as well as assist in organizing project and stakeholder’s meetings and participate in workshops and trainings.
  • To engage in a range of other activities in line with his/her skills and competencies as required by the team


  • Bachelor’s degree on agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, human health or related
  • A MSc in agriculture, veterinary medicine, epidemiology or health related discipline will be an advantage
  • Experience working in research projects, including both desk and field work activities
  • Proven experience on scientific writing (MSc thesis, publications, contribution to reports,)
  • Evidence of experience conducting basic data analysis
  • Good command of Microsoft word (including excel)
  • Good command of at least one statistical software (STATA, R, or similar)
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

This position is job level 2A, level 2, and ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

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 http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 4 September 2018. The position title and reference number REF: RA/8/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

To find out more about ILRI visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.