Mercy Corps Research Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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Position: Research Coordinator

Location: Nairobi County

Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps has been a leader in the livestock sector in the Horn of Africa for almost two decades, working closely with government, local civil society and private sector actors in the drylands of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia to strengthen inclusive and resilient livestock systems.

Since 2004, Mercy Corps has partnered with over 500,000 livestock-keeping families in East Africa’s drylands through a robust portfolio of programs and research. Mercy Corps was recently awarded funding to develop an in-depth regional strategy to support the development of livestock market systems within the Horn of Africa, particularly in cross-border areas of Somalia, Ethiopia’s Somali Region, and the Somali-speaking counties of Kenya.

Building on Mercy Corps’ deep footprint across the three countries, this regional, multi-sectoral livestock strategy will identify challenges and opportunities to strengthen cross-border linkages, trade and connections to end markets within the livestock sector, and opportunities to strengthen the role that livestock plays in household resilience to economic and environmental shocks.

The overall objective of the strategy will be to identify concrete opportunities to build on and link Mercy Corps’ existing body of work within the livestock sector across the three countries to increase impact, strengthen regional integration and enhance linkages across livestock markets in the Horn of Africa.

To do this, we will use a systems approach that looks to understand social, demographic, ecological, political and market systems and the role that each plays in building resilient and productive market systems that deliver economic opportunities for smallholder herders, with a particular focus on women and youth.

General Position Summary: The Research Coordinator will play a critical role in coordinating research tasks across Kenya, Somali and Ethiopia working closely with technical research lead, in-country focal points, programmatic staff, and other technical experts to oversee development of the livestock assessment and strategy.

S/he will oversee the research work plan, budget, and successful completion of project deliverables. The Research Coordinator will coordinate actors from across the three countries to produce the research and strategy outputs.

A major focus of this role will be to manage the research timeline, create a collaborative opportunity for stakeholders across the three countries to contribute ideas into a shared strategy, and oversee the engagement strategy with external stakeholders including government stakeholders, regional entities and donors.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Economics and Statistics, NGO and UN
Updated: December 29, 2019 — 9:04 am