ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellow – Epidemiology/AMR (closing date: 15 December 2019)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral fellow to ensure robust and efficient co-ordination and delivery of surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in the livestock sector in Kenya

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.


  • Be an active member of a multi-disciplinary team ILRI staff and CGIAR partners within the CGIAR AMR Hub
  • Support the implementation of agriculture sector surveillance activities in Kenya, to deliver the Kenya National Action Plan on AMR
  • Ensure rigorous and effective surveillance of AMR in the agriculture sector is implemented by ILRI and its partners
  • Oversee and participate in laboratory activities centred on AMR surveillance at ILRI and its partners
  • Oversee and participate in field activities centred on AMR surveillance at ILRI and its partners
  • Contribute to the development of surveillance strategy documents
  • Undertake quantitative analysis of AMR surveillance data and provide statistical support to the project in the analysis of complex epidemiological datasets
  • Liaise regularly with government officials.
  • Contribute to the management of a network of field and laboratory staff focussed on collecting and generating AMR surveillance data in the agriculture sector
  • Be part of team of epidemiologists focussed on AMR and zoonotic diseases, 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
  • Resource mobilization and publications.


  • PhD in Epidemiology
  • Master of Science (Epidemiology/Public Health)
  • Ability to manage both field and laboratory projects
  • Application of epidemiological techniques and statistical analysis of survey and disease data
  • Experience in the design of surveillance systems
  • Work experience in rural settings in developing countries.
  • Laboratory experience with microbiological assays

Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

Position level: This position job level is HG16

Duration: 18 months with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

Applications: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role 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 Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above on or before 15 December 2019. The position title and reference number: PD/11/AHH/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Qualified women applicants are encouraged to apply

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