Research Officer II – participatory technology development for food system mitigation for climate change at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer II toSupport in-country social scientist in implementing living lab approach of the Mitigate+ initiative (https://ift.tt/L2JQAoE) in Kenya.
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. www.ilri.org
- Contributing to a conceptual framework for applying the living lab approach to food system transformation research.
- Facilitating a process of structural development of the living lab, considering power imbalances, gender transformation and inclusiveness.
- Develop a living lab profile considering participation and food system mitigation.
- Stakeholder mapping and profiles developed.
- Identification of innovative tools for capacity building and leadership, such as mentoring and coaching and people2people training, training on funding acquisition and proposal development.
- Incorporate gender transformative agenda in the living lab approach in consultation with Mitigate+ gender experts.
- Research on food system and mitigation aspects related to food system.
- Assisting and facilitating participatory living lab organizational development, stakeholder integration and development of research agendas with PAR approaches.
- Identifying funding sources for living lab to support innovation cases.
- Synthesis of lessons learned in living lab.
- Master’s Degree in social sciences, development studies or equivalent experience.
- A minimum of 5 years’ work experience
- Background in food systems studies, social research, participation, climate change and mitigation, innovation.
- Solid training on both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
- Extensive experience with quantitative survey design.
- Strong experience with conducting participatory research, stakeholder mapping and stakeholder engagement in Kenyan context.
- Experience in data analysis and interpretation for both basic quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Extensive experience with use of software like R or STATA for quantitative data analysis, limited experience with NVIVO is a plus.
- Strong aptitude at interpreting, synthesizing and communicating the results of data analysis to various types of audience.
- General experience in food systems studies, social research, gender research, climate change and mitigation, innovation studies.
- Possibility to extend contract pending excellent performance evaluation.
- Good communication and networking skills.
- Either based in Rift Valley or with sound work experience in Nandi County.
- Fluency in English and Swahili, and preferably also Kalenjin.
Post location: The position will be based in Nandi, Kenya
Terms of Appointment
This position is at job level HG 14, and it is only open to Kenyan nationals. The position is a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes pension, medical and other insurances.
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 on the “Apply Now” tab above on or before 5 September 2022. The position title and reference number REF: SLS/575/2022 should be 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 accounts.
To find out more about ILRI visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org
ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.
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