The International Livestock Research
Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit Field Coordinator – Turkana to Coordinate
field activities aimed at increasing pastoralist livestock productivity and
market linkages (through increased access to inputs and services as well as
uptake of productivity enhancing technologies), working closely with
development partners and the Turkana county government ministry/department.
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 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.
Coordinate field activities aimed at increasing pastoralist
livestock productivity and market linkages (through increased access to inputs
and services as well as uptake of productivity enhancing technologies), working
closely with development partners and the Turkana county government
Establish and manage stakeholder relationships that improve the
ability of the team to achieve the agreed outputs and outcomes.
Ensure timely and appropriate implementation of project
Support project monitoring activities.
Undertake preparation of regular reports on project field
Master’s degree in Veterinary, Livestock Production, Animal
Health, Development Studies, Project Management or Rangeland Ecology/
Management with experience in implementing development projects OR a bachelor’s
degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience implementing development projects.
Field experience in implementation of livestock development
projects in the Kenyan ASALs – especially in the area of livestock husbandry,
animal health, livestock production and farmer/pastoralists’ market linkages.
Demonstrated experience working in collaborative development
projects involving multiple partners and including good understanding of both
National and County Government programs and processes under the State
Department of Livestock.
Demonstrated experience in coordination of field activities and
supervision of field staff.
Proven experience in program management and monitoring &
Good interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills
especially to diverse audience and targets.
Ability to work in multi-cultural environment and foster
Ability to work with limited supervision and to take
At least five (5) years relevant work experience
Strong analysis skills (qualitative and qualitative)
Strong and evident report writing and editing skills is a
requirement for this position
Previous experience and exposure to USAID funded project
requirements is an added advantage
Terms of Appointment
These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at
Turkana, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on Fixed
Term contract upto a period ending on 31st December 2020.
This position is job level 2D, ILRI offers a competitive
salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other
insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.
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 by clicking
tab. The position title and reference number
clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in
working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the
recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training).
ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank
ILRI is an
equal opportunity employer.
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