Veterinary Epidemiologist Jobs Vacancy at the ILRI in Kenya
at ILRI in Nairobi
Job Title: Veterinary Epidemiologist (closing 18 May 2012)
Vacancy Number: VE/MGL/04/12
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Total salary & benefits package circa USD 105,000 (tax free*) Base salary from USD 60,000 per annum plus benefit (dependent on qualifications and experience)
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) helps to reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by increasing the benefits and reducing the risks of animal agriculture in developing countries. We work in partnerships with organisations in developed and developing countries, including some of the finest universities and research institutes in the world. ILRI’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Staff members are also based in 7 partner institutions in other parts of Africa, in Asia and in Latin America. We employ more than 700 staff from about 40 countries and are one of 15 centres around the world sponsored by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
ILRI seeks to recruit a Veterinary Epidemiologist for ILRI’s evolving research addressing zoonotic diseases and other agriculture associated diseases at the interface of agro-ecosystems and human health and nutrition, with emphasis on integrating human, animal and environmental health in both analytical approaches and in interventions.
Key responsibilities:Be an active member of a multi-disciplinary team ILRI staff and CGIAR partners within a new CGIAR Program on improving human health and nutrition through agriculture research Generate research evidence on improving human health through understanding and managing livestock, and wildlife determinants of health Supervise and support collaborative Ecohealth/One Health research in a range of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Develop proposals to raise resources to support new research employing Ecohealth approaches and other research on the interface between livestock, wildlife and human health Be part of team of epidemiologists and contribute to other activities and research on food-borne disease and animal health Contribute generally to the development of livestock for poverty research in ILRI
Requirements:PhD in epidemiology, environmental science, public health or a related degree At least five years post-doctoral experience working on zoonoses/ ecohealth /public health research in developing countries Demonstrated quantitative epidemiological skills such as, field surveys, randomized controlled trials, risk factor studies, multi-level statistical modeling, spatial epidemiology Experience with sociology, economics, ecology nutrition, participatory methods, gender analysis, impact assessment an advantage Experience of working in multi- and trans-disciplinary teams Publishing 1-2 peer reviewed papers a year plus other communication products (working papers, research and policy briefs, training materials etc) Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in other language is an advantage) Willingness and ability to travel frequently, sometimes to rural areas in developing countries Applicants whose qualifications/experience exceed the requirements may be eligible for recruitment to a more senior post with higher renumeration
Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Extensive travel to other countries and regions will be required.
Position level: The position is Scientist/Research Level 2, dependent on qualifications and experience.
Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive international benefit package. – Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship. Benefits include: 15% pension contribution – Life insurance s International medical cover for staff and dependentss Education allowance for dependent children – Housing allowance sRelocation allowance – Annual home leave travel allowance – Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + 11 public holidays.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV (as one document) explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Human Resources Director by registering at this link: http://www.myjobsinkenya.com/ilri_jobs before 18 May 2012. The position title and reference number VETERINARY EPIDEMIOLOGIST- VE/MGL/04/12 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/
ILRI is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified candidates from African countries, particularly women, are encouraged to apply.
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