ILRI Consultancy: Climate Smart Livestock Photography and video specialist

  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sustainable Livestock Systems

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to document, through video and photographs, several “climate smart” livestock interventions.  The first are several manure management practices.  The second are a series of clips explaining participatory rangeland management.

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 Program for Climate Smart Livestock targets the dissemination of information about livestock interventions to farmers across three East African countries.  Given constraints on training and field work due to the COVID-19 situation, we have switched our dissemination methods to include video and digital platforms.  

Scope of Work

The consultancy is created for the purpose of hiring 2 videographers, a photographer and a producer to complete a set of communication materials that will include a video, video clips, and photographs.

Final Products

  • 4  8-12 minute videos
  • 10  1-2 minute clips
  • Copies of the original video footage and photographs

Consultancy Fee:  Lumpsum or by mutual agreement based on agreed milestones and deliverables

Duty Station:   Nairobi, Kenya.

Duration: Four months with a maximum of 30 working days.

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Masters in Agricultural Information and Communication Management and Post graduate diploma in Mass Communication
  • Demonstrated video and production expertise and professional products
  • Evidence of documentation by video, photography and production for 10 years.
  • Experience with working in production of agricultural documentaries and videos and prior experience working with NGOs, public and private sector and the agricultural sector
  • Fluency in English and Swahili

How to apply: 

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the assignment 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 3 May 2021.  The assignment title and reference number CCAFS /04/02/2021 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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