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Research Officer I–AICCRA at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Nairobi

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Job Description

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer to assist the Policy Engagement Specialist with the continental operations of the policy theme within the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) project as well as the Kenya country activities of the One CGIAR initiative on Low Emission Food Systems (Mitigate+) and other project activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Play a supporting role in the implementation of activities under AICCRA Theme 1 (Policies and Priorities for Climate Smart Agriculture), including organizing and attending meetings with national, regional and continental partners such as the African Group of Negotiators Expert Support (AGNES), African Union and Eastern African Farmers Federation to support implementation of joint activities such as building capacity of climate change negotiators and co-developing knowledge products to support climate negotiations
  • Contribute to AICCRA Theme 1 publications, including info notes, journal articles and other outreach products
  • Support Theme 1 team management, develop and discuss workplans, contribute to monitoring, evaluation and reporting, and support the development of a Phase 2 proposal by participating in design meetings, writing specific proposal sections and helping develop a theory of change and impact pathway if necessary
  • Assist in coordinating the country activities of the Low Emissions Food System initiative (Mitigate+)
  • Support stakeholder engagement processes for the Low Emissions Food System Initiative (Mitigate+) in Kenya through organizing workshops, inviting attendees, facilitating breakout discussions and writing workshop output reports
  • Contribute to Mitigate+ outputs such as reports and briefs on NDC analyses and country food systems contributions to greenhouse gas emissions
  • Support resource mobilization efforts as needed with background research and contributing to proposal writing
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned


  • Master’s degree in agriculture, animal science, climate change or other relevant field
  • Relevant professional certification
  • Three years’ experience
  • Theoretical background in climate impacts on agriculture and food systems
  • Experience and knowledge in Kenya stakeholder engagement processes
  • Good computer skills in Excel, Word, Power Point and Teams
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