ILRI Consultancy- Building livelihoods and resilience to climate change in East & West Africa

  • Home based, with possible travel to Kenya
  • Part-time
  • Sustainable Livestock Systems Program (SLS)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation expert to support the implementation of a project entitled “Building livelihoods and resilience to climate change in East & West Africa”.

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 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.


The primary target group of this work are climate-vulnerable, food insecure and poor groups (smallholder farmers and women in particular) that will receive incentives (training, financial, programmatic, policy-related) for adopting CSA related practices and technologies. The geographic focus countries are Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali, Senegal and Niger.

The project aims to reach 3.5 million small-scale farmers with climate-informed advisories on specific CSA options through extension services, radio and other ICT mechanisms; and 0.4 million farmers receiving incentives (training, financial, programmatic, policy-related) for adopting CSA related practices and technologies.

Scope of Work

.  The consultant will undertake the following activities:

  • Assist the project team in entering data into an online “effects” database as they become available; these are the real-time outputs, outcomes and impacts of the project.
  • Provide general support to the project team in relation to monitoring and evaluation, as required.
  • Assist with data analysis for monitoring and evaluation of project activities against the project log frame, as appropriate.
  • Contribute to report writing on the results.

Final Products

  • Updated online “effects” database
  • Monitoring and evaluation data analysed
  • Report writing on results

Consultancy Fee:  Monthly based on agreed milestones and deliverables

Post location:  Consultant’s base

Duration:   7.5 Months (March to October 2021)

Maximum working days:  45 days

Essential skills and qualifications

  • MSc in agriculture and/or rural development
  • 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation or related role
  • Strong data entry and both quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Proven monitoring and evaluation experience, in design and implementation
  • Skills and experience in participatory rural appraisal
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and French
  • Strong background in West African agricultural systems and climate smart agriculture (CSA)

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 19 March 2021.  The position title and reference number C/ SLS/03/02/2021 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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