CGIAR Gender

ILRI vacancy: Gender scientist – Co-production of interventions (closing date: 2 March 2020)


Research development and support

  • Provide support to the ILRI gender team by producing high-quality evidence, research and approaches on thematic areas within gender and livestock;
  • Provide advice and guidance to ILRI and partners, including by being proactive in providing options and opportunities for ILRI scientists to integrate gender within their research;
  • Take a lead on research on gender and livestock feeds and forages;
  • Ensure gender research outputs are of high quality, meet international standards and are impact oriented;
  • Participate and contribute to preparing submissions for research proposal; and
  • Coordinate and supervise research assistants and consultants working on these topics.

Capacity building

  • Prepare and conducts training for practitioners, national research organizations, government officials and civil society.


  • Publish scientific papers and communicate with the scientific community;
  • Use multimedia and social media for outreach to the general public;
  • Participate in national and global events related to gender and livestock;
  • Work with ILRI’s communications team to communicate new knowledge.


  • A PhD in a social science (geography, anthropology, sociology, development studies, economics, political economy) or substantial and long-term development experience on relevant topics; and
  • At least five years of experience in managing research or research-for-development projects in developing countries and supporting gender-sensitive, inclusive and pro-poor objectives in agriculture and natural resource management.
  • A willingness to work with biophysical scientists and a proven ability to apply methods and approaches to achieve effective integration of gender within ILRI’s livestock mandate;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience with working in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments in relevant geographies;
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and undertake fieldwork; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • On-the-ground experience in South Asia, sub-Saharan African and/or Southeast Asia;
  • Networks in research, including at the grassroots level in Africa and/or Asia; and
  • Experience in fundraising.

Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

For more information and to apply see: ILRI website