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Science of Scaling

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an MSc Graduate Fellowship, Science of Scaling. This fellowship will focus on the ‘science of scaling’, working with the Program Leader and other ILRI and CGIAR colleagues to evaluate different scaling methodologies available, adapting a framework for ILRI’s scaling efforts, and assist in compiling an initial scan of the current scaling readiness of ILRI’s research portfolio.

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 centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices in East, South and Southern Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

The Position

During the past decade or so, ILRI reoriented its research agenda with the overall goal of having more impact on internationally agreed targets and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ILRI is now using theories of change and impact pathways to drive research agendas and engage with the relevant partners from the outset.

ILRI intends to accelerate efforts to improve its value proposition and product development research model and strengthen its ability to ensure research products result in impact and improve its overall efficiency and effectiveness. As part of these efforts, ILRI has created a dedicated “Impact at Scale” program responsible for ensuring technologies and solutions that ILRI (and others) have proven are taken to scale and incorporated into development projects.

Position Requirements

  • Share ILRI’s values, and have a demonstrated interest in international development
  • Outstanding communication skills – fluency in English a must.
  • Independent thinking is essential. We want someone that can look at a problem from a variety of angles. You’ll need to be prepared to challenge assumptions and bring new perspectives to our thinking on this critical topic
  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university pursuing an MSc degree in any relevant discipline.

Terms of appointment and stipend

This is an appointment for 4-6 months (with possibility of extension, or conversely, for the right candidate we may consider a shorter assignment). Start date will be agreed with the selected candidate, but ideally from late May – early June onwards.

Great working environment, the ILRI campus is one of the gems of Addis Ababa – a lush green campus, with state-of-the-art research facilities, and lovely recreational settings.

Fellows will be offered a stipend of $1000/month in Addis Ababa, medical insurance in Ethiopia, and airfare (if applicable). The successful candidate will be required to acquire and show proof of travel insurance before commencement of the fellowship, where applicable.

Applications should be made to the Director, People and Organizational Development through ILRI’s recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 1 April 2019. The position title and reference number MSc GF/ILRI IS/01/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

The applications will be acknowledged and evaluated, and a select number of candidates will be invited for interviews.

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.