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International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)



  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersKenya
  • Founded1994
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI works in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and China. ILRI is a non-profit-making and non-governmental organization with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We employ over 700 staff from about 40 countries. About 80 staff are recruited through international competitions and represent some 30 disciplines. Around 600 staff are nationally recruited, largely from Kenya and Ethiopia. Most ILRI staff are based at our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya (about 170 people) and at our principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   Vision A world made better for poor people in developing countries by improving agricultural systems in which livestock are important. Mission To work at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development for poor livestock keepers and their communities.   What we work on Our research is directed to address seven global livestock development challenges. : Vaccine and diagnostic technologies for orphan animal diseases Animal genetic resources Climate change – adaptation and mitigation Emerging diseases SPS and market access within broader market opportunities for the poor Sustainable intensification in smallholder crop-livestock systems Vulnerability of marginal systems and peoples   ILRI works in partnerships and alliances with other organizations, national and international, in livestock research, training and information. ILRI works in all tropical developing regions of Africa and Asia. ILRI is a member of the Consortium of CGIAR Centers that conducts food and environmental research to help alleviate poverty and increase food security while protecting the natural resource base.

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Current jobs

74Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • BioInnovate Program Finance and Administration Officer
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Coordinator (CGIAR System - Wide Livestock Programme)
  • Veterinary Epidemiologist

Staff at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have experience in


  • research & development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • data management
  • livestock


  • united states agency for international development
  • department for international development
  • european commission humanitarian office
  • non-governmental organization
  • european union


  • kenya
  • ethiopia
  • uganda
  • zimbabwe
  • nigeria


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Kenya (headquarters)
  • Nairobi
  • India
  • New Delhi
  • National Agricultural Science Centre, CG Centres' Block C, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg
  • Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa
  • India
  • Hyderabad
  • Patancheru
  • China
  • Beijing
  • Institute of Animal Science Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) No. 2, Yuan Min Yuan Xi Lu, Haidian District
  • Uganda
  • Kampala
  • Plot 106, Katalima Road
  • Mozambique
  • Maputo
  • Institute of Mozambique Av Das FPLM 2698


Contract Awards

Consultancy Service For Baseline Survey22 May 2017

World Bank - WB
22 May 2017

Protecting Cattle in Eastern Africa27 April 2016

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - B&MGF
27 Apr 2016

Creation of a Livestock Master Plan for Tanzania14 January 2016

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - B&MGF
14 Jan 2016