Job title: Livestock (dairy) production officer
Duration: ASAP until May 2022
Location; Bujumbura Burundi
Job type: National full time
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Visit the site http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.
The International Livestock Research Institute (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 centers 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
ILRI will support the Government of Burundi on improvements to the dairy value chain in Burundi as part of the Integrated Agricultural Development Project for the Great Lakes Region (PRDAIGL) project. In this context, ILRI, via IITA, is soliciting applications from suitable candidates to fill the position of Livestock (dairy) production officer
Summary of responsibilities
The overall responsibility of the Livestock (dairy) production officer shall be to coordinate field activities operating in all provinces that have been earmarked by PRDGAIL project .
The Livestock (dairy) production officer will focus on the following main areas of work:
Qualifications and Requirements
The Market Development officer reports to the ILRI PRDAIGL Dairy VC Coordinator.
The contract will be for an initial period commencing ASAP and ending May 2022, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI/IITA offers a competitive remuneration package.
Method of Application
Click on the "Apply Now" tab above to apply. Closing date: 18 September 2020.