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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: At least BSc degree in Information System, Computer Science, Economics, Agricultural economics or closely related fields


Organization: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)


Salary : Birr 21,367 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)




Application Dead line:2016-10-21


The position
: ILRI is recruiting a Database Manager and Analyst who will be based in Addis Ababa and be a member of the Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project in ILRI-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).

The Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project is an initiative designed by ILRI, IWMI (the International Water Management Institute) and their Ethiopian partners to enhance income and gender equitable wealth creation for smallholders and other value chain actors through increased and sustained market off-take of high-value livestock and irrigated crop commodities. It will design and implement interventions to improve market orientation of semi-commercial farmers for enhanced competitiveness, sustainability and equity in value chains in four regions of Ethiopia.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Provides support as data manager in development, maintenance and enhancement of databases using Computer Aided Personal Interview (CAPI) for data collection in the field;
  • Assists on socioeconomics surveys in training of Computer Aided Personal Interview (CAPI) netbook system and supervision of enumerators and supervisors in the field;
  • Provides skilled statistical/econometrics analysis of research data using advanced statistical software programs/languages and database;
  • Assists in model development and calibration.
  • Performs quality control checks during the transfer of records from ‘work-in-progress’ to ‘finalized-version’ databases for work accomplished with emphasis on relevance, comprehensiveness, conformity to established rules & standards;
  • Maintaining and extracting relevant records, selection of fields/variables to be incorporated in statistical analysis, automating/querying (through programming) as much of the data transformations as possible;
  • Provides guidance to graduate fellows on data management and analysis to support how to manipulate their research data;
  • Uploads and manages research outputs on the project’s wiki;
  • Advising users in the operation of application software, computers and peripherals;
  • Assists LIVES Senior Scientists/Research Coordinator in different capacity building trainings for research and development partners. 

Minimum Requirements:


  • At least BSc degree in Information System, Computer Science, Economics, Agricultural economics or closely related fields. 


  • At least 5 years’ of relevant experience. 


  • Excellent Capacity in using STATA and SPSS
  • Basic training and certification and proficiency in appropriate PC use
  • Accuracy in data quality, good understanding of relevant administrative processes
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Good Understanding of networking (LAN and WAN)
  • Data Management and Analysis skills
  • Model development and calibration       

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Job level:   2D. 

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 21,367 (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 fixed term for one year 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: DMA/35/16 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 21 October 2016.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.




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