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Jobs: Scientist – Epidemiology at ILRI


Closing date: 6 December 2018

Position: Scientist – Epidemiology

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Scientist – Epidemiology to support ILRI’s growing activities in risk assessment and risk management in informal markets and value chains as well as improving control of transboundary animal diseases.

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

  • Co-ordinate day to day activities of one or more large foodborne disease epidemiology research projects. Be responsible for planning, reporting and budget.
  • Publish extensively in peer reviewed international journals documenting outputs and outcomes from a suite of impact assessments.
  • Conduct targeted research and create opportunities for cross centre, flagship and project learning.
  • Develop a research agenda around Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and contribute to research agenda on food safety, transboundary animal disease, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), animal health service delivery and strengthening state veterinary services.
  • Supervise students and consultants in implementation of research.
  • Participate in resource mobilization activities including donor relations and proposal development.
  • Veterinary degree; PhD in veterinary epidemiology; qualifications in veterinary public health and management are an advantage.
  • Research track record with documented ISI publications on food safety in informal markets in Africa.
  • Experience with leading field research on transboundary livestock disease (ideally FMD) with associated publications.
    Working with working for or in state veterinary services an advantage.
  • Worked a minimum of two years in low and middle-income countries (LMIC).
  • A minimum of six years since veterinary qualification.
    Leadership positions is an advantage.

Position level: The position level is 4C

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.


Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role 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 through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 6 December 2018 . The position title and reference number, SE/AHH/10/2018, should be clearly marked in the subject line of the online application.

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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 website at http://www.ilri.org

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ILRI is an equal opportunity employer