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 Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world.
ILRI seeks to recruit a Research Officer II to Support in-country social scientists in implementing the living lab approach of the Mitigate+ initiative in Kenya (participatory technology development for food system mitigation for climate change).
The key responsibilities to be carried out by the Research officer includes the following;
- Contributing to a conceptual framework for applying the living lab approach to food system transformation research.
- Facilitating a process of structural development of the living lab, considering power imbalances, gender transformation and inclusiveness.
- Develop a living lab profile considering participation and food system mitigation.
- Stakeholder mapping and profiles developed.
- Assisting and facilitating participatory living lab organizational development, stakeholder integration and development of research agendas with PAR approaches, etc.
- Master’s Degree in social sciences, development studies or equivalent experience.
- A minimum of 5 years’ work experience
- Background in food systems studies, social research, participation, climate change and mitigation, innovation.
- Solid training on both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
- General experience in food systems studies, social research, gender research, climate change and mitigation, innovation studies.
- Fluency in English and Swahili, and preferably also Kalenjin.
- Strong experience with conducting participatory research, stakeholder mapping and stakeholder engagement in Kenyan context.
- Good communication and networking skills, etc.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 5, 2022