23 Feb 2021

Research Fellow – Feeds and Forage at International Livestock Research Institute

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On behalf of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Alliance of Bioversity
International and CIAT is now seeking for a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow-
Feeds and Forage. Both ILRI and The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT are CGIAR
Research Centers.
For further information on ILRI, consult the website at:
http://www.ilri.org .

Under the supervision of the Country Representative – ILRI, the incumbent will support the
implementation of Forage Seed Systems and Livestock CRP pig value chain feeds research
activities/interventions on a 50:50 basis across all the two project sites in Uganda. The position will
be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Key Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Country Representative- ILRI, the Research Fellow will provide support
on the implementation of research activities on two research projects in Uganda. More specifically
he/she will:
• Carry out literature review and write up of reports forage seed business models
• Monitor and collect data along the distribution chains for each business model
• Synthesize value chain analysis findings and develop a working paper and other outputs
• Develop and finalize pilot protocol of forage seed business models
• Analyze data, reporting and feedback from and to stakeholders
• Provide technical support and capacity building for multiplication, packaging and marketing
of forage seeds
• Develop information and advocacy briefs for stakeholders
• Support Livestock CRP pig value chain feeds and forages activities in Uganda

Qualifications and competencies
• Master of Science degree in Nutrition, Agricultural economics or related field from a
recognized university
• At least 3 years’ experience carrying out research and/or development work in the field of
• Proficiency in data collection, data analysis (SPSS, STATA, or R).
• Proficiency in capacity building and awareness creation.
• Ability to write technical reports and possess good communication skills (written and oral).
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team
member in accomplishment of duties
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and rural settings.
• Commitment to organization’s mission and core values

Terms and conditions:
This is a locally recruited position and all benefits are denominated and paid in Ugandan Shillings.
The Alliance of Bioversity CIAT remuneration package includes a competitive salary, leave provisions
and medical insurance. The initial contract will be for a period of one year, subject to a probationary
period of six months and is renewable based on performance and availability of funds.

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Closing Date : 1 March. 2021


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