Research Officer I - Sudan Strategy Support Program

  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • International Food Policy Research Institute,IFPRI

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer I on behalf of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The Research Assistants/analyst for the Sudan Strategy Support Program will be hired for the period of one-year (renewable appointment) in its temporary office in Nairobi, Kenya. The successful candidates will work with senior research staff in the analysis of agriculture, rural development, food and nutrition security and related policies and other research activities including research work related to the ensuing conflict in Sudan.

ILRI works to improve food security and nutrition and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe, and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 11 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. 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.

IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


 Specific Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Support the collection of primary and secondary data,
  • Build large dataset from multiple sources,
  • Analyze data using advance analytical methods,
  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesis,
  • Assist in drafting and translating reports, research papers, and blog posts between English and Arabic languages,
  • Assist in capacity building and support outreach activities,
  • Coordinate projects and conduct other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, or closely related fields,  
  • Three years of relevant professional experience,
  • Excellent knowledge of macroeconomic and/or microeconomic theory,
  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative econometric methods and/or economic modeling,
  • Excellent knowledge of Stats and/or GAMS,  
  • Excellent analytical mind and drafting skills,
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment,
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and manage time,
  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work,
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative,
  • Willingness to travel.

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

 Job Level

This position is at job level HG13 and it is only open to Kenyan nationals. The position is a 1 year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes pension, medical and other insurance.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining 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 22 July 2024. The position title and reference number REF: IFPRI /7/2024 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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