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Key Responsibilities

Veterinary Care:

  • Veterinary therapy, care and surgery of all animals, in and out of studies, according to professional standards
  • Provide instruction, implement and follow practises, including quarantine and/or isolation, to prevent the onset of animal diseases and/or control the escalation of animal diseases following internal and professional standards
  • Conduct relevant observations, clinical examinations, analysis, procedures, surgery and post-mortem
  • Assist in the management, handling and storage of scheduled/unscheduled drugs in an efficient, safe and environmentally sustainable manner which is in accordance with the prescribed procedures and instructions
  • Maintain and update veterinary records and knowledge on current treatments and drugs to ensure proper treatment of diseases and minimise development of drug or dosage resistance
  • Activities involving the humane termination of animals and handling of animals found dead or moribund and providing instruction regarding handling and disposal of carcasses
  • Interact with and handle animals by following set instructions and procedures to ensure content, well- adjusted and cared for animals

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Animal Colonies:

  • Assist in the management of ILRI’s breeding animal colony (i.e. cattle, rabbits, tsetse flies)
  • Ensure accurate data management of the animal breeding colony
  • Assist in the provision of animals required for clinical research studies according to ILRI’s procedures and standards to ensure that healthy and well-adjusted animals are enrolled in studies

Research facilities operations:

  • Assist in the use and verification of relevant equipment by following set instructions and procedures in order to correctly use and verify equipment for tasks allocated
  • Assist the institutional vet in the maintenance of ILRI’s animal research facilities
  • Assist in the supervision and organization of casuals assigned to the Animal Care & Use and Research facilities operations


  • Conduct relevant study activities including observations, clinical examinations, analysis and procedures according to internal and professional standards
  • Record and handle raw data by following set instructions and procedures to ensure accurate and consistent information for departmental and study use
  • Observe workplace rules at all times and report non-conformances to the relevant person as to ensure that all activities in the workplace are compliant with company rules, policies and procedures
  • Observe the correct reporting, remedial and corrective actions required by following set instructions and procedures to report and correct any non-conformance issues
  • Adherence to specified internal and external compliance and legislative standards, requirements and practices
  • Observe and maintain constant biosecurity measures according to the procedures of the study and work place
  • Relevant and additional identified duties required as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in relevant field
  • Be a registered with KVB/KVA
  • Experience working in a research set up is an added advantage.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English
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Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

Terms of Appointment This position is at job level HG 12. The position is 3 years contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining 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 by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 21 March 2022. The position title and reference number REF: BS/0335/2022 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.


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