Research Associate III – Nairobi, Kenya Sustainable Livestock Systems

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

International Livestock Research Institute

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is seeking a Research Associate III to support the Policy Engagement Specialist in the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) project and Kenya’s activities for the One CGIAR initiative on Low Emission Food Systems (Mitigate+).

About ILRI

ILRI is dedicated to improving food security, nutrition, and poverty reduction in developing countries through research on efficient, safe, and sustainable livestock use. It is the only CGIAR research center focused entirely on animal agriculture research for the developing world, with offices and projects across Asia and Africa. Learn more at

Key Responsibilities

  1. Supporting AICCRA Theme 1 Activities
    • Organizing meetings with national and regional partners such as AGNES and Eastern African Farmers Federation.
    • Assisting in capacity building for climate change negotiators and co-developing knowledge products to support climate negotiations.
    • Contributing to writing AICCRA Theme 1 publications, including info notes, journal articles, and outreach products.
    • Assisting with monitoring, evaluation, and reporting for AICCRA Theme 1.
  2. Coordination of Low Emissions Food System Initiative (Mitigate+) in Kenya
    • Engaging stakeholders through workshops, breakout discussions, and writing workshop output reports.
    • Supporting resource mobilization efforts with background research and proposal writing.
  3. Other Responsibilities
    • Performing any other related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in agriculture, animal science, climate change, or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience.
  • Theoretical background in climate impacts on agriculture and food systems.
  • Experience and knowledge in Kenya stakeholder engagement processes.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and manage time effectively.

Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Terms of Appointment

  • Job Level: HG12
  • Open to Kenyan nationals only.
  • 3-year contract, renewable based on performance and funding availability.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including pension, medical, and other insurances.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position.
  • CV highlighting qualifications and work experience.
  • Contact information for three referees.

Click on the “Apply Now” tab above or before 13 August 2023. Ensure the subject line of the cover letter includes “REF: SLS/1093/2023 – Research Associate III Application.”

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Tailor Your Application: Customize your cover letter and CV to showcase how your skills and experience align with the job requirements.
  2. Highlight Relevant Experience: Emphasize your expertise in climate impacts on agriculture and stakeholder engagement processes in Kenya.
  3. Showcase Organizational Skills: Demonstrate your ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and manage time efficiently.
  4. Be Clear and Concise: Communicate your qualifications clearly and avoid unnecessary jargon.
  5. Provide Strong References: Choose referees who can vouch for your professional qualifications and work experience.
  6. Follow Instructions: Adhere to the application guidelines and ensure all required documents are submitted.
  7. Proofread Your Application: Check for any errors or typos before submission.

Remember, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ILRI does not charge any fees during the recruitment process.

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