Research officer II

  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sustainable Livestock Systems

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer to help with reporting, monitoring and evaluation for two high profile projects:  Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Change Research in Africa (AICCRA) and Livestock, Climate and System Resilience (LCSR).  Both programs have very heavy expectations regarding reporting against a well-defined Theory of Change (ToC), with high donor expectations and short timelines.

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

  • Refining the ToC for LCSR especially to ensure that it is up to date; also checking the logic for each WP ToC(with the lead and WP leads) to ensure consistency and also ensure the indicators are correct (see point c);  help the Lead to plan for revisions in January 2023.
  • Reporting for AICCRA: collect, collate and upload deliverables from contributing centres; develop narratives about achievements and challenges; add entries to the reporting systems to substantiate project accomplishments
  • Reporting for LCSR: following up on deliverables every month with WP leads and the IDT leads.  Assist the lead with using the online tool (OST) in June and December each year.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation for programs – in the case of LCSR follow up on baseline data collection and reporting against these baselines.  For AICCRA work with project partners to ensure high quality evidence for impact claims
  • Working on the proposed Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment studies for LCSR:  outlining, discussing with the responsible parties, fixing timelines and budgets.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s Degree in relevant field:  economics, agricultural development, environmental science, business
  • A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in an M&E role
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Advanced skills with Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative

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

Terms of Appointment

This position is at job level HG 14. The position is a 3-year fixed term contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes: pension, medical and other insurances

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 September 2022. The position title and reference number REF: RO-SLS/558/2022 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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