The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer I to support the research portfolio of the animal and human health program, with emphasis on zoonosis and food safety work in various ways. The job holder will provide essential input to desk and field activities for a range of projects, enabling their implementation and completion. The duty station is Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, executes and coordinates field work activities within and outside Addis Ababa, according to the needs of different projects.
  • Develops and conducts training of enumerators and field technicians on various data collection techniques including use of electronic systems such as ODK, and develops work-plans and budgets for field activities and field staff
  • Coordinates project and stakeholder meetings, seminars, workshops and other learning events
  • Undertakes literature reviews within the scope of different projects, and develops outputs from these, as required
  • Manages datasets (surveys, secondary data) and conducts statistical analysis, processes and synthesizes secondary household and regional data as required by the team
  • Contributes to development of peer reviewed publications and report writing, and managing of references, as part of ongoing and upcoming team projects


  • Master`s degree in agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, epidemiology, human health or a related discipline will be mandatory
  • Three years work experience in relevant research projects, including both desk and field work activities.
  • Research communication skills or experience with communication and popularization of scientific outputs
  • Skills and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis
  • Good command of at least one statistical software (STATA, R, or similar) and experience conducting statistical analyses
  • Proven experience on scientific writing (MSc thesis, publications, contribution to reports)
  • Collaborative skills, ability to work in multi-cultural teams, excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Good command of written and spoken English

Deadline: 23rd December, 2020

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