Agriculture / Directorate

ILRI Vacancy – Consultancy – Policies, Procedures and Regulations Review (Closing date: 16 March, 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to review and re-organize its entire spectrum of policies, procedures and regulations.

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 Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (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

Scope of work

ILRI has been in operation since the 1970s and has over the years accumulated policies, guidelines regulations and procedures which are quite a mixture of categories and formats. Whilst ILRI has a comprehensive list of these materials, categorized by department and relevant board committee, it is necessary to review and re-organise the entire spectrum of these materials as described below.

The duties of the consultant (in close consultation with the specified unit heads or dedicated designates) will include;

  • Carrying out a comprehensive review of the policies provided (the documents), identifying and advising on any gaps or overlaps including compliance with international laws and regulations as well as CGIAR policies
  • For each topic requiring a policy with underpinning procedures; consolidating and categorizing the existing material as; a single policy, into several separate policies or the procedures and regulations required for implementation
  • Aligning the formatting of all the policies into a uniform format and advising (in line with international standards and good practice), appropriate titles and editing
  • Streamlining the terminology and format for the existing mix of procedures, regulations and guidelines to only procedures and regulations, indicating any revisions required to standardize their formats
  • Allocating policies to the appropriate board committee

Final Products

Initial deliverables to be submitted by 31 March 2017:

  • An overview of the anticipated process that will be undertaken and a recommendation offormat in which the final deliverables will be presented
  • A sample output showing policy and underpinning procedures and regulations for the ICT function
  • A recommendation of format for physical and electronic storage of the policies, procedures and regulations

Final deliverables to be submitted for initial review by 15 September 2017 and revised to final versions by 1 October 2017:

  • A final version of recommendation on format of manual, policies, procedures and regulations for ILRI
  • A comprehensive restructured list of manual, policies, procedures and regulations organized according to their respective board committees
  • A comprehensive list of gaps identified in terms of missing policies, procedures or regulations, or missing sections/scope.
  • A proposed schedule for routine board committee review of policies

Essential Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in international development, public administration, business administration, public policy and other relevant social sciences.
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in institutional reforms, governance organizational development and functional reviews in international organizations including not-for-profit organizations
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of institutional policy and regulatory frameworks in international organizations including CGIAR
  • Relevant similar work experience is an asset
  • Excellent communication, analysis and writing skills
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is a requirement

Consultancy Fee: Payment shall be made at a daily rate based on the deliverables met

Post location: Home based

Duration: 90 days

Expected places of travel: None


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 by on or before 16th March 2017. The consultancy title and  reference number PMM/03/2017 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.