Research Officer

International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, IT and ICTResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th January, 2021

Job Description

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer to offer Geographic Information System (GIS) support to neglected zoonotic disease & emerging infectious disease themes under the newly BMZ funded project One Health Centre in Africa (OHRECA)

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.


The assignment shall entail:

  • Identify appropriate data layers on geographical features, human and livestock population densities, levels of biodiversity, anthropogenic land use change and socio-economic indicators such as poverty indices, sanitation provision and educational levels
  • Determine the most appropriate methodologies to utilise for the expected outcomes and optimise the workplan
  • Supervise and support OHRECA graduate fellows in the collection, analysis and presentation of GIS data
  • Build capacity of consultants and other project partners on the design and execution of spatial data collection and analysis
  • Prepare reports and other research outputs
  • Contribute to writing of publications and journals
  • Perform any other related duties as may be required


  • Master’s degree in GIS and remote sensing, Geo-informatics, Geomatics, R software or relevant field
  • At least 3 years relevant experience in the application of GIS and remote sensing, preferably in agricultural research
  • Demonstrated experience with GIS and remote sensing software; R software, ArcMap, ArcCatalog, QGIS, ERDAS or ENVI
  • Good understanding of specialized tools and technical training


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