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International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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Position: CONSULTANCY
Job Time: Part-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Yabelo, Borena, Oromia, Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to help manage and support the implementation of various data collection exercises and stakeholder engagements in Borana Zone of Ethiopia.

General: The International Livestock Research Institute (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 and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. 

Background:

This assignment is part of the expanding agenda of the Drylands Innovation team around livestock insurance and collecting high-frequency information.

Main Duties:

The consultant will support two projects:

  • First, manages and maintains a team of contributors that collect weekly data from a set of households, rangelands, and livestock markets using a micro-tasking platform.
  • The second project is a randomized control trial that aims to improve the benefits of the Index-Based Livestock Insurance product, sold by Oromia Insurance Company (OIC) in the Borena Zone. a consultant will assist and monitor research implementation of the project.   

Requirements:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work, development studies or related field

Experience

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experiences
  • Proven community engagement experience and knowledge of pastoral production system is an asset
  • Working knowledge of the Index-Based Livestock Insurance product is an advantage. 

Skills:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English in addition to Afan Oromo

Duty Station:  Yabello, Borana with expected places of travel to East Hararge, South Omo and Addis Ababa

Terms of appointment:  This is a consultancy position; the initial appointment is for six months.