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ILRI positions in Asia – Returning Experts Programme (open until filled)

The ‘Returning Experts Programme’, implemented by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), offers two International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) positions for returning Asian experts who have studied at German universities and would like to participate in an interesting international field of work. These ILRI positions will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam, but the work/project will be conducted in various parts of the region (East and Southeast Asia). ILRI plays a central role in the development and implementation of the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) in Southeast Asia, particularly the CRPs Humidtropics and Livestock and Fish, which have on-going projects in the region.

Employment number: 3851

Position: Livestock Feed and Fodder Resources Specialist (m/f)
Feed and fodder resources play an integral role in the smallholder crop-livestock systems that are intensifying at a rapid but differentiated pace across the region. In the Humidtropics CGIAR Research Program, feed and fodder resources are one part of the crop/tree/livestock systems for which the program is developing integrated solutions in Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia and China. In the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program, the focus is on pig value chains in Vietnam and on feed resources for small market-oriented producers.

Roles and Responsibilities

1) Establish feed/fodder resource demand-supply scenarios for livestock value chains and systems;
2) Apply tools for prioritizing feed/fodder interventions on and off-farm;
3) Conduct research and pilot test integrated options for optimizing feed/fodder resources among smallholder producers;
4) Support the development of feed markets and decentralized small-scale feed processing business opportunities.

Requirements for eligibility

1) PhD in animal nutrition/animal production/feed and forage production;
2) Ability to work in a multicultural, multinational and multidisciplinary environment;
3) Willingness and ability to travel;
4) Ability to plan and undertake research projects either independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team;
5) Proficiency in written and spoken English is important, and ability to communicate in Vietnamese is a plus.

Employment number: 3840

Position: Agriculture Waste Management Specialist (m/f)
Management of livestock waste plays an integral role in the smallholder crop-livestock systems that are intensifying at a rapid but differentiated pace across the region. ILRI’s focus is on pig value chains in Vietnam, and on improving productivity while managing the environmental and health risks around pig production.

Roles and Responsibilities

1) Assess smallholder pig systems for challenges and opportunities in managing waste;
2) Develop and apply tools for prioritizing waste management interventions on and off-farm;
3) Conduct research and pilot test integrated options for livestock waste management;
4) Prepare reports and scientific papers on these subjects;
5) Facilitate the research partnership with relevant national partners working on agricultural environment and livestock research.

Requirements for eligibility

1) PhD or MSc in relevant livestock, agriculture or environmental science;
2) Experience in environmental research and modelling in developing countries;
3) Experience in working in multidisciplinary teams, particularly around livestock system intensification and biomass optimization;
4) Can work with smallholder producers in development countries;
5) Must have documented publications, preferably in international peer-reviewed journals;
6) Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential, and ability to communicate in Vietnamese is a plus.
For further details about the job and application procedure, please follow this link and send your CV, cover letter and earliest availability with the employment number via email to return@cimonline.de

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