Gender Scientist-Gender Research Economist

Gender Scientist-Gender Research Economist

International Livestock Research Institute (Ilri)

Gender Scientist-Gender Research Economist

Details of the offer

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. 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.


Research development and support
Develop and support a research portfolio based on future and ongoing projects examining gender dynamics at household and farm levels. Topics of research include, but are not limited to (a) reducing the gender gap in asset ownership through livestock and its linkages with poverty reduction; (b) intra-household decision-making and resource-sharing around livestock and its linkages with household outcomes; (c) trade-offs between labour, income and benefits as women engage in livestock activities; (d) gender-disaggregated effects of livestock programs; and (e) links to women’s empowerment;

Contribute to the gender integration of national Livestock Management Plans;

Carry out a systematic inventory of gender disaggregated livestock databases and develop a strategy for the improvement of gender metrics across the ILRI research portfolio;

Contribute to assessing strategies to stimulate the catalysing role of livestock in gender equality and to inform policy design and policy reform through a gender lens;

Ensure gender research outputs are high quality, meet international standards and are impact oriented;

Contribute and lead preparation of submissions for research proposals; and

Coordinate and supervise research assistants and consultants working on these topics.


Publish scientific papers and communicate with the scientific community;

Use multimedia and social media for outreach to the general public;

Participate in national and global events related to gender and livestock; and

Work with ILRI’s communications team to communicate new knowledge developed
Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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