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ILRI Hiring Research Officer I – IFPRI

  •  Nairobi, Kenya
  •  International Food Policy Research Institute,IFPRI

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer I on behalf of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to provide research coordination for a range of projects aiming to build resilience through sustainable and inclusive interventions in the seed system, including crop insurance, with an emphasis on intervention monitoring, impact evaluation, gender analysis and behavioural experiments.

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.

IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


  • Coordinate the collection of household and agricultural data across studies in several
  • countries (e.g. coordinate questionnaire design, monitor quality of incoming data in real-time)
  • Prepare large and complex datasets from multiple sources for analysis; and analyze these
  • data using advanced econometric methods with general guidance
  • Conduct literature reviews and syntheses relatively independently, with general guidance
  • Contribute to drafting reports and research papers from large projects; lead the writing of
  • data-driven project reports and outputs such as blogs, videos and briefs of small projects
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders externally and internally, and contribute to their capacity development
  • Supervise consultants hired for specific tasks to several projects, and across several countries
  • Contribute to proposal development, as well as study inception and design
  • Develop new data management procedures
  • Make decisions within generally defined research protocols
  • Other duties as assigned
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  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics or closely related fields.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in academia, the private sector, a development[1]oriented research organization or comparable institution in the area of impact evaluation.
  • Knowledge of microeconomic theory and applied quantitative econometric methods
  • Knowledge of recent agricultural development and/or applied microeconomics literature
  • Excellent knowledge of STATA
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, meet deadlines and manage time well
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work

Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

Terms of Appointment

The position is on a 1-fixed term contract.

 Job Level

This position is at job level HG 13 and it is only open to Kenyan nationals. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical, education and other insurances.

 How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining 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 before 1 July 2024. The position title and reference number REF: R0/ IFPRI/2024 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.

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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

 ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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