Capacity Development Associate III - Temporary Position

  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Full-time
  • CapDev

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Capacity Development Associate to provide additional support to the Capacity Development Unit (CapDev) in order to enhance timeliness and quality of fellowship business process and the CapDev Grand Challenge process.

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.


  • Draft fellowship and internship offer letters and contracts.
  • Schedule fellowship and internship interviews and provide all logistical support.
  • Draft fellowship interview reports and follow up to secure reference checks for accepted applicants.
  • Long-listing fellowship and internship applicants.
  • Follow up with universities regarding graduate fellows’ registration documents.
  • Follow up with fellows regarding submission certificates of good conduct.
  • Major role in coordinating the CapDev Grand Challenge process.
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in project management or closely related field
  • Basic training in monitoring and evaluation is an added advantage
  • At least five years hands-on experience working in fellowship and internships programs within an international institution with similar duties and responsibilities
  • Proficiency in ICT and MS Office suite applications
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Good planning skills
  • Basic skills in monitoring and evaluation

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

Terms of Appointment

This position is at job level HG 12 and it is only open to Kenyan nationals. The position is a temporary position for 6 months.

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 29 July 2021. The position title and reference number REF: CapDev/07/2021 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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ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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