International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) – Post – Doctoral Fellow – Science and Practice 0f Innovation and Scaling

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Main Duties

Science of Scaling

  • Develop a high-level research agenda for the science of scaling in collaboration with supervisors, peers and PhD-researchers
  • Supervise PhD and MSc students, and junior colleagues in conducting scientific research
  •  Conduct scientific research on the topic described in close collaboration with Ukama Ustawi
  • Lead the design, testing and validation of approaches and/or tools that can advance effective and responsible innovation and scaling for societal outcomes and impact
  • Lead the writing of scientific articles for publication in high-impact journals
  • Present scientific research at seminars and conferences

Practice of Scaling

  • Translate scientific findings into practical tools, approaches and guidelines that can support the practice of scaling
  • Co-lead Ukama Ustawi Scaling Fund operationalization, implementation and reporting
  • Contribute to efforts to strengthen capacity on innovation and scaling
  • Support and collaborate with Initiative and Action Area scaling experts in delivering Innovation Packages and Scaling Readiness plans
  • Co-lead scaling strategy design, implementation and monitoring for selected innovation packages with a high scalability potential

Other Duties

  • Contribute to communities and of practice and exchange with PhD students and other science and practice experts in the innovation and scaling domain
  • Contribute to Ukama Ustawi activities that align with the innovation and scaling topic
  • Contribute to activities with the CGIAR Innovation Packages and Scaling Readiness team
  • Provide periodical reflections and recommendations to Ukama Ustawi Work Package 6 team
  • Contribute to innovation and scaling proposal development and resource mobilization
  • Contribute to strategic communication about the science and practice of scaling

Requirements & qualifications:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant scientific field that includes considerable innovation science substance (e.g. innovation science, international development studies, science and technology studies)
  • Experiences in agricultural research for development, innovation and development impact, with a proven interest/ experience in working on gender inclusivity and social inclusion
  • An understanding/appreciation of the socio-economic and political dynamics of agricultural innovation and development in low- and middle-income or specifically SSA countries
  • Ability to ‘think out of the box’ and proactively propose creative research ideas (e.g. translating concepts and tools used in other sectors)
  • Experience in independently designing, implementing and documenting scientific research
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and network skills
  • Good knowledge of English language, in listening, speaking and writing
  • Track record of publishing scientific research in peer reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience in project management (planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting)
  • Ability to use advanced qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis tools, methods and software (e.g., machine learning, R, ODK are considered an advantage)
  • Strong digital skills – proficient in presentation, project management and collaboration tools
  • Experience in low- or middle income countries in agricultural/ development settings
  • Experience in facilitating events in a multi-cultural environment
  • Teamwork – ability to lead work in an agile and fast-paced environment

Deadline closes 15th October 2023






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