ILRI Consultancy- Feed Assessment tool (FEAST) (closing date: 21 June 2019)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutrition 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 and country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.


The Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) is a participatory method to support systematic selection of livestock feed interventions at community level. FEAST has been applied in over a dozen countries and around 80 FEAST reports are currently in the public domain on the CGIAR digital repository CGSpace. However, many FEAST reports have been developed but need improvement before putting them in the public domain. We seek a consultant with an understanding of livestock feed science in the tropics, to gather such reports and edit them to a common standard suitable for publication on CGSpace.


  1. Liaise with various FEAST users (including the 1400 people who have downloaded the FEAST app) to develop an inventory of FEAST reports that await publication
  2. Prioritize list and work with authors to: a. Improve language b. Standardize graphics  c. Correct obvious data issues
  3. Liaise with CGSpace curators to publish FEAST reports
  4. Work with FEAST users to upload FEAST data to the FEAST data aggregator
  5. Investigate new ways to curate FEAST reports e.g. clickable maps

Skills required

  • Background in livestock nutrition, preferably to PhD level but certainly to MSc level
  • Keen to details
  • English language proficiency
  • Document formatting skills
  • Teamworking skills
  • Experience of working in the tropical context


20 days over a 3-month duration

Duty Station

Negotiable but virtual working should be possible.

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 through our recruitment portal before 21 June 2019. The position title and reference number REF: C/06/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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