Post-Doctoral Fellow - Evaluation of Livestock Emergencies (ELE) vaccination and disease surveillance

  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Full-time
  • Animal and Human Health

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Fellow to support the project “Evaluation of Livestock Emergencies (ELE) – vaccination and disease surveillance” and contribute to projects in the area of livestock development and One Health. ELE is a new two-year USAID funded project that will assess the effect, impact and cost-effectiveness of livestock vaccination and livestock health interventions performed during humanitarian crises across Africa.

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

  • Design and perform qualitative and quantitative evaluation studies to assess livestock health interventions including in remote locations
  • Perform a desk review of the effect, impact and cost-effectiveness of livestock vaccination and health interventions performed during humanitarian crises across Africa
  • Perform/conduct data analysis, write up, present and publish findings in scientific journals
  • Support wider One Health work including with public and private animal health sectors, and capacity development
  • Establish and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development of proposals and resource mobilization efforts


  • Veterinarian with a PhD and proven track record in animal health, and the below key Skills and experience
  • Experience of two to four years of completing PhD
  • Strong epidemiological and evaluation skills, particularly concerning programme delivery
  • Experienced at performing animal health field studies, preferably in LMICs in Africa
  • Ability to work with a One Health approach
  • Experience with animal health economics
  • Excellent standards of general and scientific writing
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to plan and organize research projects with partners in LMICs
  • Experienced in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, with particular strengths in at least one of these areas
  • Ability to work as a supportive team member

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

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. Screening of applications will start on 3 December 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The position title and reference number: AHH/714 /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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