The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to prepare a technical paper on livestock management systems, including agropastoral production systems and others in the context of Africa with recommendations on how to improve the said livestock management systems in the face of climate change.
Agriculture is contributing a significant share of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are causing climate change: about 17% directly through agricultural activities and an additional 7% to 14% through changes in land use, including land clearing and deforestation. Climate change provides both an obligation and an opportunity to reconfigure development strategies.
As part of its technical support to the African Group of Negotiators (AGN), the African Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES) in collaboration with ILRI and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) seeks to commission a consultant to prepare a technical paper on livestock management systems, including agropastoral production systems and others in the context of Africa. The paper will identify the main systems by subregion, the most promising adaptation options to improve those systems and the mitigation co-benefits of each, barriers to adopting those options, and the gaps in available findings.
1. Review the challenges of climate change poses for livestock management systems in Africa with a view to identifying best practices and opportunities for adapting these management systems in the face of climate change.
2. Prepare a technical paper on livestock management systems, including agropastoral production systems and others in the context of Africa. The report should draw heavily on previously published findings from ILRI along with other literature and include sections on:
3. Present the technical paper at the pre-SBs 52 Strategy Meeting of AGNES to be held in Nairobi in March/April 2020 (exact dates to be determined).
Consultancy fee: Lumpsum.
Post location: Home-based, with travel to Nairobi for the AGNES strategic meeting.
Duration: 10 months working intermittently until 30 May 2020.
Expected places of travel: Nairobi, Kenya.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV 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. Application deadline is 19 August.
Applications should be sent to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/. The position title and reference number C/CCAFS/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.