ILRI Research Officer I – Epidemiology Job


  • Support the design, development, and implementation of field studies, including the selection of appropriate epidemiological methods for collecting active and passive antimicrobial resistance and use data using a One Health approach.
  • Contribute to quantitative and qualitative analysis of research data, interpret results, and prepare reports, manuscripts and presentations.
  • Prepare research ethics applications, data sharing agreements, and progress reports.
  • Represent ILRI on a day-to-day level with project partners and take responsibility for maintaining good relations with study participants, local authorities, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Liaise regularly with government officials.
  • Disseminate research findings at scientific meetings and conferences.
  • Co-organize trainings and workshops in AMR/U data analysis, including providing support to the epidemiology unit at the department of veterinary services.
  • Be willing to spend long days in the field.
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned.


  • MSc degree program in epidemiology, data sciences, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in data analysis in field-based projects with a “One Health” theme.
  • Formal training (e.g., certificate level) in team/project management, as well as significant practical experience of team management.
  • Proficiency with appropriate analytic software and tools, especially R.
  • Excellent organizational, analytic, and interpretive skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Good interpersonal, facilitation, and communication skills, especially to diverse audiences and targets.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and foster teamwork.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to take initiatives

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 before 24 March 2024. The position title and reference number REF: AHH/ 1317/2024 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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