ILRI Consultancy: Low Emissions Development (LED) feasibility project (closing date: 30 May 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant within its Sustainable Livestock Systems program to develop an investment plan for low emissions interventions in the Kenyan livestock sector. The intervention will relate either to improved feeding practices or improved animal husbandry (or possibly both). The implementation will take the form of a series of fundable components, similar what is required for a Green Climate Fund (GCF) proposal.

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 position:

Objective of the assignment

The consultant will undertake two key tasks to develop an investment plan for Low Emissions Interventions in the Kenyan Livestock Sector, namely

a. Building on estimates of farm-level profitability from the feasibility analysis, conduct business case analysis for private investments included in the implementation plan. Including costs, likely returns, and risks for:

  • Farmers
  • Input suppliers (of both agronomic supplies and financial services)
  • Value chain actors (e.g. cooperatives, processors, traders, where relevant)
  • Other private finance sources

b. Building on cost-benefit analysis from feasibility studies, conduct cost-benefit analysis for public investments included in the implementation plan (e.g. credit guarantees, technical assistance, national or county policies, development finance).

Final products

  • Submit work plan for analysis
  • Collect information needed for analysis
  • Submit draft analysis and meet with ILRI colleagues to discuss
  • Submit final analysis

Essential skills and qualifications will include:

  • Post-graduate degree in Economics, Finance or Business
  • Demonstrated experience developing investment plans for the agriculture sector
  • Demonstrated expertise in cost-benefit analysis
  • Fluent spoken and written English

Post location: Flexible but several weeks in Nairobi, Kenya are essential.

Consultancy Fee: A lump sum amount shall be made based on the deliverables met.

Duration:  From July to September 2017

Expected places of travel: Nairobi, Western Kenya

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing 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 Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal on or before 30 May 2017. The position title and reference number C/LED/05/2017 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.

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.

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ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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