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Knowledge and Management Officer I - CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform

Photocredit: Manon Koningstein (CIAT) Photo: Manon Koningstein (CIAT)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Knowledge Management Officer I to support in the management, maintenance and further development of the CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform’s virtual resource hub, its publications pipeline and its resource repositories in consultation with various stakeholders. The Knowledge Management Officer will also support timely and accurate reporting on GENDER Impact Platform program outputs

ILRI works to improve food security and nutrition and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 11 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, ILRI has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Key Responsibilities

Manage content pipeline, review process and publishing for the GENDER virtual resource hub, including:

  • Content pipeline management via Asana, including news items, blog posts, explainers, and others, to ensure steady, timely publication of relevant content.
  • Drafting, uploading and publishing content such as news items, blog posts, explainers on GENDER’s virtual resource hub using Drupal CMS.
  • Collating, writing, publishing and managing methods, tools, manuals and trainings on the GENDER resource hub, and ensuring steady expansion of existing resources on gender equality, youth and social inclusion.
  • Curating select GENDER content onto, into CGIAR newsletters and other relevant outlets for optimized and targeted reach.
  • Ensuring up-to-date, complete and correct import of publications and data sets, to ensure representation of recent and relevant publications and datasets from across CGIAR and select partners.
  • Improving and ensuring timely publication of articles, explainers, tools, manuals, methods, etc.

Manage the GENDER newsletter production and curate CGIAR-wide content, including:

  • Inviting, collating, tracking and publishing content from CGIAR centers and initiatives for GENDER newsletters and resource hub to ensure wide, relevant representation and latest news in GENDER’s bi-monthly newsletters.
  • Managing communications campaigns, such as for international days or events to ensure relevant, strategic foci of CGIAR-wide campaigns on gender equality, youth and social inclusion.
  • Reviewing, editing and reposting news on gender, youth and social inclusion from across CGIAR on GENDER’s virtual resource hub using Drupal CMS to ensure up-to-date representation of latest news on gender equality, youth and social inclusion.
  • Maintaining and growing GENDER’s GDPR-compliant list of newsletter subscribers via MailChimp.

Manage and coordinate the publications pipeline, including:

  • Managing the production of GENDER’s established publications series, including the working paper and briefing notes series.
  • Coordinating with GENDER modules, scientific editorial team, copyeditors and designers to plan, track, review, copyedit, layout and publish publications in GENDER’s series according to established guidelines to ensure timely publication of rigorous, relevant and in-demand research and evidence.
  • Ensure the correct use and implementation of CGIAR and CGIAR GENDER branding and acknowledgment requirements, making sure to integrate any new requirements from funders or CGIAR Systems Organization.

Track, collate and make available publications and knowledge products from across the GENDER Impact Platform via appropriate repositories:

  • Uploading knowledge products and other outputs, including meta data on license, publishers and more, in adherence with CGIAR guidelines, to GENDER’s publications repository (CG Space) to facilitate seamless annual reporting of Platform knowledge products, liaising with GENDER modules and GENDER’s portfolio manager.
  • Supporting timely reporting of knowledge products and other outputs, as well as statistics and trends, in CGIAR reporting systems, including PRMS and via annual reports.
  • Defining, monitoring and tracking KPIs for GENDER content and knowledge products, including via Google Analytics and the CG Space Explorer, to facilitate reporting as well as evaluation of publications and content performance.
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, knowledge management, project management, ICT, business administration, or relevant field
  • Minimum five years’ relevant experience
  • Proficiency in written English
  • Highly competent in using a range of web-based and social media tools.
  • Knowledge of internal sharing tool such as share point an advantage.

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

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 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 before 15 February 2024. The position title and reference number REF: GP1271 /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.

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.

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 ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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