Post-Doctoral Fellow – Gender

at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted June 11, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address Nairobi Branch



The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral fellow to conduct social science and gender research on control of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) through a newly funded project operating in 6 countries in East and West Africa. PPR causes significant losses in small ruminants and thus jeopardizing livelihoods of small holders in East and West Africa. Given the important role of women in managing small ruminants, there is a need to understand how this important livestock disease affects different household members, how women can play a role in supporting disease control efforts and how engaging women can transform their livelihoods.

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.


Experience Requirements

Experience in gender theory and research
Experience in livestock systems or agriculture
Experience in doing on-ground fieldwork in possibly difficult circumstances
Experience in participatory approaches

Job Responsibilities

Carry out a range of tasks to conduct social science and gender research on PPR: review literature, contribute to research and survey design, prepare datasets, apply modelling procedures, write up results for publication.
Identify gendered barriers and opportunities in small ruminant systems to PPR management.
Link closely with the epidemiology team to develop epi/people framework to target interventions for PPR
Identify and implement possible gender transformative approaches to improve PPR control
Collaborate closely with other PPR research partners in planning and carrying out the research.
Prepare and make presentations on research undertaken.
Undertake national and international travel as necessary to accomplish research objectives.

Education Requirements

A PhD in rural sociology, geography, anthropology, economics


Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
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