Research Officer Job in Kenya

The International
Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer on behalf of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
S/he will be responsible for leading and managing the data collection and
analysis for several projects and working closely with partners to ensure
timely implementation and completion of projects.

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. ch-based policy
solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in
developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more
than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of
CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


  • Lead the planning and running of field operations
    related to survey collection, ensuring adherence to the research design,
    monitoring data quality, and supporting data analysis as needed with
    multiple partners in multiple countries

  • Conducting literature reviews, preparation of
    tables, graphs and presentations to contribute to proposals, project deliverables,
    briefs and papers.

  • Contribute to management of research projects and
    coordination with partners

  • Organization, cleaning, management and analysis of
    large data sets.

  • Assisting with the development and implementation
    of quantitative surveys in developing countries, including questionnaire
    development and programming for CAPI, field team training and development
    of software applications for recording interview responses on tablet

  • Support the Director with preparations of
    meetings, briefs and presentations

  • Supervise consultants including tracking and
    ensuring timely delivery of key deliverables

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in agriculture economics,
    Sociology, International Development, Gender Studies or related field

  • Three years in a related or similar position

  • Familiarity and experience with quantitative and
    qualitative research and analytical methods

  • Knowledge of issues on the intersection of gender,
    agriculture and food systems

  • Experience with survey design, managing household
    databases and sex disaggregated data

  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth
    statistical and qualitative analysis and report the results in multiple
    formats including reports, papers and presentations.

  • Experience with STATA and CSPro preferred

  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to
    detail evidenced by accurate and reproducible work.

  • Experienced in conducting literature reviews of
    academic publications, research reports, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed,
    consistently meet deadlines and manage time well

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a
    team-oriented multi-cultural environment

  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and
    minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English

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

Job Level

This position is at job
 HG 13 and it is only
open to Kenyan nationals. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package
which includes; pension, medical, education and other insurances.

 How to Apply

Applicants should send a
cover letter and CV expressing  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  before 
17 February 2021. The position title and
reference number 
REF: RO/ IFPRI/2021 should be clearly marked
on the subject line of the cover letter.

Click here to Apply

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.

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