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Country: Kenya Organization: Concern Worldwide Closing date: 2 Nov 2020 Job Title: Field AssistantReports directly to: Officer- LivelihoodsDirect Reports: NoneDuty Station: North HorrContract Details: One (1) year Fixed Term ContractJob Purpose: To develop capacity and support target communities on livelihoods related matters in North Horr and Dukana wards of North Horr Sub CountyMain duties &Responsibilities:Work closely with the line government departments at the ward level including the Ward and Village Administrators, Village/Ward Development Committees, Ward Livestock Production Officer, Ward Water Officer, Ward Animal Health Technician, Ward Crop Production Officer and Ward Public Health Team and Community Development Facilitators based in North Horr and Dukana wardsProvide technical leadership and mentorship to target community groups such as Natural Resource Management groups, Income Generating Groups, Pastoralist Field School Groups, Water Users Ass…

ILRI Consultancy-: Smartphone gaming app (Closing date: 21 October 2020)

ILRI Consultancy-: Smartphone gaming app (Closing date: 21 October 2020)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to develop a smartphone gaming app for visioning climate smart livestock systems in East Africa. The focus countries are Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, but the app should be flexible to be used globally. It will be based on collecting and merging existing innovations in this sector.

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 Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Scope of Work

The gaming app developer will work closely with researchers involved in the Program for Climate Smart Livestock (PCSL) to design a game prototype for deployment in East Africa. The result will be an app using game structures to draw players in and structure their interactions, while having the exploration of various futures as a main focus. The app would aim to:

  • Build futures capacity in different communities
  • Stimulate creative thinking about what innovations exist that could lead to better futures and what could be done to enable these
  • Crowd-source ideas of desirable futures for livestock in different communities that could be used in policy and other research
  • Act as a platform for information sharing on adaptation and mitigation options and pathways to communities
  • Act as a mechanism for sharing between communities about their ideas of desirable futures

The app would need to be localised to the East African context, with translation into local languages, using local artwork etc.

Final Products

Fully functional gamified visioning app.

Consultancy Fee:  Lumpsum or by mutual agreement based on agreed milestones and deliverables

Post location: Home base with travel to Nairobi.

Duration December 2020 to December 2021

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in game development or other relevant discipline
  • At least ten years of experience with high level game development
  • Specialised technical skills, including software development, required for the development of online gaming applications
  • Track record of successful game app development
  • Experience in developing sustainability apps with researchers
  • Willingness to work with local partners

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 through our recruitment portal before 21 October  2020.  The position title and reference number SLS/10/2020 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer

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