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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: MSc in Agricultural Applied Economics or related fields from a recognized university.


Organization: International livestock research institute


Salary : Birr 30,863




Application Dead line:2016-05-26


The Position:-
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ILRI seeks to recruit a Research Officer – Socio-Economist to join the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) team so as to provide technical support to ILRI’s ACGG team. S/he will be responsible for supporting staff and graduate students with high-quality research to move ACGG activities forward. Additionally, this position will play a significant role in the training and organizing of country ACGG teams in Tanzania, Nigeria, and 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 animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Leads and/or collaborates in all socio-economic survey of ACGG including preparation of survey instruments, training of enumerators, data analysis and compilation of reports;
  • Coordinates the proper management of data, including proper storage, cleaning and preliminary analysis during and after the survey;
  • Provides technical support in socio-economics and gender to the country teams;
  • Conducts regular field visits to supervise data collection and follows-up with partners in Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia institutions
  • Manages all activities including organizing and hosting workshops, presentations, field trips and meetings with and for relevant stakeholders and project partner;
  • Conducts collection and analysis of secondary data relevant for social, economic and policy research;
  • Conducts econometric analysis of data using STATA or other standard statistical software;
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in preparing strategy documents, research reports and policy briefs to strengthen research and development;
  • Compiles, summarizes, documents and publishes research data in to reports, briefs, journal articles, periodicals, discussion papers, magazines and newsletters;
  • Participates in the development of communication materials to enhance the impact of strategic social, economic and policy research in Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia;
  • Compiles regular reports from data summaries, workshop and trip reports, and project briefs
  • Builds the capacity of partners in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with collaborating organizations and partners;
  • Other duties that may be assigned by supervisor.


  • MSc in Agricultural Applied Economics or related fields from a recognized university.


  • Practical experience of field surveys in sub-Saharan Africa and analysis of farm household and producer level survey data
  • Practical training and experience of facilitation training in different workshops
  • Strong quantitative skills in econometrics and agricultural research,
  • Good understanding of the poultry sector, markets, value chains and agricultural in the sub-Saharan African countries
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work efficiently and independently,
  • Fluency in written and spoken English,
  • Punctuality, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take initiative, multi-tasking, and willingness to work under pressure to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent skills in using STATA, SPSS and/or any other standard econometric software,
  • Good computer literacy with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and/or Access.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in agricultural research.
  • Field experience in socioeconomic, poultry research and/or development activities in in Sub-Saharan African countries;
  • Familiarity with the activities of ACGG project.

Duty Station:-Addis Ababa.

Job level:-3A.

Monthly Base Salary:-Birr 30,863 (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.

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: RO/020/16 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: on or before 26 May 2016.

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Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.




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