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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: Masters degree in animal science, agriculture economics, agriculture or business management


Organization: International livestock research institute


Salary : birr 50,000




Application Dead line:2016-03-24


The international livestock research institute( ILRI) seeks to recruit regional coordinator (RC) seeks to recruit a regional coordinator (RC) to provide the livestock system innovation lab (LSIL) programmatic, operational and logistical support in the LSIL focus countries including Ethiopia.

General: ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animal’s alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and framer productivity, find profitable market for their animal product, and reduce the risks of livestock-related disease.

A member of the CGIAR consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principle campus in Addis abeba, Ethiopia and office in other countries in east and west and southern Africa (mail, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in south Asia (India and sri lanka), southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and east Asia (china).

The vision of the livestock system innovation lab (LSIL) is to intensity sustainably smallholder livestock systems through groundbreaking research, technology application, significant capacity building and co-production of knowledge in order to productive and incomes and improve nutrition and food safety. This vision will be achieved with country-focused research programs with priorities set in genre-informed, participatory manner with key local and national stakeholders (producers, traders, processors, national research and extension systems, government ministries and development partners) to address the complex interaction a among livestock, human, and environmental system.

The objective of the LSIL will be to achieve measurable and sustainable improvements in livestock productive as will as incomes and nutrition of livestock holders thought appropriate  improve technologies, capacity building and polices. Additional objectives include increasing the resilience of vulnerable population; reducing the environmental impact of livestock system; and advancing understanding of evolving livestock system and their roles in food security, nutrition, and health.

The regional coordinator will be working for the “feed the further innovation lab for livestock system”, which is led by the university of Florida (UF) in partnership with ILRI. With a focus on smallholder farmers, particularly women, the US government feed the future initiative supports partner countries in developing their agriculture sectors to spur economic growth and trade that increase income and reduce hunger, poverty and under nutrition.

Minimum experience:

  • Masters degree in animal science, agriculture economics, agriculture or business management


  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Livestock or agriculture research experience, with demonstrated record of publications
  • Experience in management of agriculture research and/or development projects in developing countries
  • Experience with project monitoring and evaluation system and tools and results based management
  • Experience in management of partnerships


  • Good facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both spoken and written English.
  • Willingness to travel frequently, sometimes to rural settings,
  • High level of culture sensitivity to understand the needs of all staff and partners,
  • High level of responsibility and discretion and ability to work under pressure.

Duty station: Addis abeba

job level: 4A

Monthly base salary: birr 50,000 (negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: this is a nationally recruited staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding, the ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sported facilities that are located on site.

Application: 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 professional qualifications and work experience to be include in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: RFF: RC/15/16 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: on or before 24 march 2016

To find our more about ILRI visit our website at

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encourage to apply




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