POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT : Animal Husbandry professional position for the PRDAIGL project in Burundi
Job title: Animal Husbandry Professional/ Research Associate
Duration: 6 months
Job type: National Full time
Location: Bujumbura, Burundi
CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. The Regional Integrated Agricultural Development Project in the Great Lakes (PRDAIGL) is at the heart of the agricultural economy of Burundian households and reflects Burundi's long-term vision to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth. By facilitating a transformation of Burundian agriculture, the project should have significant multiplier effects: generate demand for agricultural products and associated inputs and services, create agricultural and non-agricultural jobs, improve incomes and contribute to value addition, sector revenues. These effects should: (i) promote the inclusion of largely poor smallholders in more modern and efficient value chains; (ii) increase food and nutritional security; (iii) add value to important products and help increase farmers' incomes; and (iv) provide an effective basis for industrialization and for more and better jobs (especially for women and youth). In the medium and long term, an efficient, profitable and competitive agricultural sector will emerge, providing inputs and services to smallholder farmers and mobilizing sufficient investments for its sustainable development.
The International Livestock Research Institute (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 centers 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. www.ilri.org
ILRI seeks to fill the position of the Animal Husbandry Professional / Research associate
Summary of responsibilities
The overall responsibility of the Research Associate -Animal husbandry shall be to coordinate field activities operating in all provinces that have been earmarked by PRDGAIL project. The Animal Husbandry Professional /Research Associate shall report to the ILRI expert -milk transformation in Bujumbura
The Research Associate – Animal Husbandry Professional will focus on the following main areas of work:
Qualifications and Requirements
Method of Application
Interested applicants should submit their application (saved in one pdf file under their names) including cover letter and curriculum vitae. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct supervisor, professional colleague.
Email your application to IITA-Burundi@cgiar.org and the subject matter is the position title.
The closing date is June 27th, 2022.