ILRI Graduate Fellowship – 2 Positions Open

Deadline: 15 January 2020
Open to: experienced students in epidemiology, public health or related field
Benefits: monthly stipend


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 in East, South and Southern Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Animal and Human Health program seeks to effectively manage or eliminate livestock, zoonotic and food-borne diseases that matter to the poor through the generation and use of knowledge, technologies, and products, leading to higher farmer incomes and better health and nutrition for consumers and livestock.

The fellow will be hosted by the Animal and Human Health Program at ILRI. He/she will support a range of research projects within the veterinary public health domain. The nature of the work will depend on the projects that he will effectively support, but these are likely to include:

  • Data analysis for past projects: Safe food, fair food Cambodia; mPig; cow killer (multi-pathogen cattle exposure survey), and others
  • UrbanMarkets: pull-push project: value chain mapping (poultry and vegetable value chains) in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso
  • TARTARE project: estimation of the foodborne related health burden
  • A detailed plan of activities will be developed upon arrival to ILRI and revised every 3 months to accommodate changes in the ongoing projects.


  1. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in related field OR affiliated to a research institution, academia, national program.
  2. DVM and an MSc in epidemiology, public health or related field.
  3. Proven strong quantitative skills.
  4. Proven experience in organizing and conducting field epidemiological studies.
  5. Interest in working in low- and middle-income countries.
  6. Experience in qualitative data analysis will be an advantage


ILRI offers a stipend to cover living expenses in the project location, medical insurance, and cover research expenses. The successful candidate will be required to acquire and show proof of travel insurance before the commencement of the fellowship, where applicable.

How to apply?

Applications should be made to the Head of Capacity Development through ILRI’s recruitment portal on or before 15 Jan 2020The position title and reference number GF/ILRI/AHH/11/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

For more information and to apply please visit the official web page.