ILRI seeks to recruit a Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Scientist to contribute to Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation activities in the framework of the 2nd Phase of the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD 2) project with a focus on collecting, analysing and dissemination lessons learned through the EADD2 MLE activities, at farm and hubs levels. The person will also provide farm level economic assessment skills and data collection inputs for the Innovation Lab on Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) project for the remaining of his/her time. The position reports to the Senior scientist and supervises three Research technicians in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania working in the EADD project.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. www.ilri.org.
The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.
GIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. www.cgiar.org.
- Lead ILRI contribution to EADD2 project, in particular in related to site selection, monitoring of outputs and outcomes at farm and hub levels and documentation of lessons learned.
- Be the ILRI contact person with EADD partners, in terms of research findings and general communication
- Conduct economic analysis of proposed small-scale irrigation and forage intervention options for ILSSI project in different locations including assessing competitiveness with other land and labour use options.
- Contribute to development and application of targeting framework for small scale irrigation options under ILSSI project
- Liaise with ILSSI project team in incorporating livestock issues into ongoing survey work.
- Actively work with other ILRI staff and partners to mobilise resources
- A PhD in agricultural economics, development studies, M&E or related
- 2 years post-doctoral experience preferred
- Detailed insight into research methods related to relevant development indicators:
- quantitative analysis of productivity indicators, livelihood, gender and value chain performance
- Qualitative assessment of social structures with a special emphasis on information, innovations and institutions.
- Initiation and support of learning systems to foster and investigate sustainable change
- Farm level partial budgeting to compare economic costs and benefits of different farm enterprises including use of simple linear models
- Experience with research and data management for efficient survey implementation, monitoring evaluation and reporting of project activities and outcomes
- Project management capabilities to supervise, support team members, initiate and strengthen collaborations with a variety of partners
- Good English language communication skills for various audiences; national partners, policy stakeholders and general public
- Proven record of scientific publications
- Familiarity with smallholder mixed farming systems in developing countries with experience in livestock research for development.
Position level: 4C dependent on qualifications and experience.Base salary starting from USD 45,000 per annum depending on skills and experience, with an attractive international benefits package.
Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters and EADD Regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal contingent upon individual performance and funding.
Terms of appointment: ILRI offers a competitive international and salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Relocation, Education, Housing, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.
*Benefits and salary are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.
Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: MLES/LGI/01/14 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 28 February 2014, reviewing of the applications starts on 14 February 2014.
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ILRI is an equal opportunity employer. Suitably qualified women and developing country citizens are particularly encouraged to apply.