Scientist -Gender Quantitative

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Full-time
  • Policy Institutions and Livelihoods

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Gender Quantitative Scientist to help the ILRI gender team strengthen and expand their work with the Women’s Empowerment in the Livestock Index (WELI) and Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Business Index (WELBI) and other quantitative analysis.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct quantitative gender analysis in livestock with non-gender scientists and within the gender team for multi-disciplinary integrated and strategic gender research
  • Support with the Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Index (WELI) and the Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Business Index (WELBI) to further develop the tools, analyze produced data and other related tasks
  • Write peer-reviewed publications on gender analysis in livestock development and other relevant communication products
  • Supervise staff working in gender research as relevant
  • Provide guidance to integrating gender in ILRI programs and projects across one or more of the livestock pillars: feeds and forages, genetics and animal health
  • Build collaborations with relevant institutions and organizations internationally and nationally to conduct research on gender and disseminate evidence for influencing policy and practice
  • Develop proposals to raise resources to support gender research.


  • PhD. in Agricultural Economics, Development Anthropology, Agribusiness or related field
  • A minimum five years relevant experience post-PhD
  • Expertise in quantitative analysis and gender research
  • Track record of engagement in peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience (required): quantitative and gender analysis. Strong STATA and/or R skills.
  • Experience with the implementation and development of tools like WEAI, pro-WEAI, WELI, WELBI and analysis of data from these same tools – is an advantage
  • Experience in working with interdisciplinary research projects involving experts on gender, animal breeding, animal health and a range of other livestock-related expertise
  • Familiarity with feminist economics topics particularly related to aspects of livestock economics is desirable
  • Experience working with development partners
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Good interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Post location: The position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Terms of Appointment

This is position is at job level HG 18 and it is open to both national and international applicants. The position is a three (3) 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.

Applications: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role 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 through our recruitment portal by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 11 June 2022. The position title and reference number: PIL/427/2022 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the high 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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