The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral Scientist to set up and operate eddy covariance infrastructure and measurements across a gradient of land degradation, and to determine nutrient budgets in semi-arid landscapes in East Africa within the ESSA project (https://wmi.uonbi.ac.ke/research-projects/earth-observation-and-environmental-sensing-climate-smart-sustainable). This position will be housed within the ILRI’s Mazingira Centre (https://mazingira.ilri.org/) as part of Mazingira Centre’s scientific staff.
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research on efficient, safe, and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only research centre within the wider network of CGIAR institutions dedicated entirely to research on animal agriculture in developing countries. 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. www.ilri.org
Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya
Terms of Appointment
This is position is at job level HG 16 and it is open to both national and international applicants. The position is a two (2) year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical and other insurances.
How to apply
Applicants should send a copy of PhD transcript, CV, and cover letter expressing their interest in the position and what they can bring to the job, as well as the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and experience. These documents should be sent to the Director, People and Organizational Development at ILRI before 26 May, 2021 by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above. The position title and reference number SLS/04/2021 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working with 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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