The International Livestock Research Institute is pleased to offer Graduate Fellowship for international applicants to undertake a Ph.D. research project. The successful candidate will be supervised jointly by ILRI scientist and the university supervisor.
The PhD student will work on the effect of sustainable intensification of crop-livestock systems on gender equity and household nutrition in the Sahelian zone of Burkina Faso. The overall objective of this PhD research is to evaluate the effects of the improved intensification options on gender equity and household nutrition.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research center – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.
Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to speak and read in French will be an advantage.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing Ph.D. program.
Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in Gender and Nutrition.
Scholarship Award: The successful candidate will be supervised jointly by ILRI scientist and the university supervisor. While at ILRI, he or she will also have access to other ILRI researchers so as to develop his or her research. ILRI will provide a monthly stipend of US$1,000 to the successful candidate, economy return air ticket to Ouagadougou, as well as insurance. ILRI will cover all the research costs related to the student field activities. ILRI does not cover university related fees such as tuitions, living allowances etc.
Scholarship can be taken in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Eligibility: The ideal candidate should:
- Be registered as a Ph.D. student at a University in social science, agricultural science or relevant disciplines;
- Having necessary academic background in gender and nutrition or related disciplines;
- Willingness to work and live in rural areas of Burkina Faso;
- Ability to work in a team and with smallholder farmers;
- Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to speak and read in French will be an advantage.
Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be registered as a Ph.D. student at a University in social science, agricultural science or relevant disciplines.
English language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to speak and read in French will be an advantage.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit online through our recruitment portal on or before 30 July 2016 or until a suitable candidate is selected. The following documents should be included in the online application:
- Curriculum Vitae including three references with contact information.
- A cover letter describing the candidate’s interests in and qualifications for carrying out the research, referring to the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae as fitting, and highlighting any particularly relevant qualifications.
- A letter from your university attesting your student status.
Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is 30 July 2016.