ILRI Hiring (June 2024) Recruitment

ILRI Hiring Project Manager & Research Officer II (July 2024) Recruitment

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is hiring for the post of Project Manager and Research III, Environmental Health and Biodiversity Impact Area Platform. Applications are to be made between 30th June to 10th July, 2024.

Project Manager

Job Description

As the Project Manager, you will be responsible overseeing different projects to ascertain that delegated responsibilities is done within the assigned time and budgets.

International Livestock Research Institute is committed to improve food and nutritional security and as well reduce poverty in developing countries via research for adequate and sustainable use of livestock.

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ILRI is the only one out of the 15 CGIAR Research Centres dedicated to sole carry out agricultural research for developing countries. The organization is co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia having it regional office in East, South and Southeast.

Responsibilities and Duties

Part of your key responsibilities and duties as Project Manager includes:

  • Proposal development
  • Project planning
  • Project execution
  • Project closing

Requirements and Qualifications

  • This very position is open to Kenya nationals.
  • The specific location of duty is Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Applicant must have a Master’s degree in either Project Management, Business Administration or related academic discipline.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience relevant to project management.
  • Professional training and practical experience in leadership or project management is an added advantage.
  • You should have a good understanding and experience in managing work plans, results-based budgets etc.
  • Excellent and quality verbal and written communication skills is necessary.
  • Applicant must be ICT proficient.

Research Officer II


Contribute to research on rangelands under the guidance of the supervisor

  • Compile data and conduct statistical analysis
  • Write reviews, articles and technical reports
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Develop new strategies and activities towards making rangelands more secure for local users

Support Kenya-focused action research activities for the CGIAR Research Initiative on  Livestock and Climate

  • Contribute to advancing research on participatory rangeland management (PRM) and restoration including PRM impacts among other areas
  • Coordinate the LCSR activities in PRM, land use planning, restoration, and other action research activities in pastoral areas of Kenya acting as liaison between ILRI researchers and local implementing NGO
  • Maintain relationships with partners and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate logistics for international staff
  • Assist research interns
  • Prepare blogs and other communication materials
  • Contribute to written outputs including research reports and journal articles
  • Coordinate and attend meetings with other LCSR (and 1CGIAR Initiative) staff based in Kenya.

Assist in the undertaking of trainings on PRM

  • Support the undertaking of trainings on PRM and rangeland restoration as necessary and in agreement with country/project manager(s)
  • Develop training materials on PRM and rangeland restoration for various audiences
  • Represent ILRI at ministry and other meetings related to rangelands and pastoralism, or other as agreed with supervisor
  • Some travel to Northern Kenya as agreed with supervisor.  Occasional international travel may also be required.
  • Perform any other related duties as agreed


  • Masters’ degree in land resources management & environmental protection, animal rangeland and wildlife science, geography, environment, agriculture or equivalent relevant professional certification
  • At least Five years relevant experience in research in rangelands, drylands, NRM, communal land governance, land use planning.
  • Experience in research and working on gender issues and social inclusion
  • Ability to engage/communicate with different sets of actors; surveys; participatory research tools
  • Experience in training local/community institutions, government officers, NGO staff, etc on large-scale management of pastoralist rangelands and related issues
  • Excellent communication and writing skills for different audiences (academic, government, NGOs, public, social media), in written and spoken Kiswahili, English (French, Arabic and/or knowledge of languages spoken in Kenya pastoral areas would be an advantage)
  • Strong motivation and long-term interest in pastoral development, natural resource management and land issues
  • Contributed to project management and is well-organised in a busy project environment

How to Apply

Visit the official website and navigate to career page to explore vacant positions, send a copy of your cover letter, CV and other necessary documents including academic and professional certificates to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal on or before 10th July, 2024.

Note that, after the expiration of the application deadline, shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Lastly, ILRI does not charge for her recruitment process and if you have any question let us know via the comment section below.

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