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CTLGH Programme Development Manager (University of Edinburgh UE08 post)

The University of Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th July 2019
Closes: 22nd August 2019
Job Ref: 048593

This is a fixed term appointment until 31/3/2022

The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) is a genetics and genomics research and development initiative to support livestock genetic improvement in the tropics. CTLGH a join initiative between the University of Edinburgh (through its Roslin Institute), Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), and The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). CTLGH is hosted and managed by the Roslin Institute on behalf of other partners and currently operates in 2 major locations/nodes: UK/Scotland (Edinburgh) and Africa (Addis Ababa and Nairobi). CTLGH provides a framework for the founding partners and other stakeholders to mobilize the latest advances in genetics and genomics science to develop innovative tools and solutions to drive tropical livestock productivity and resilience, particularly in small holder farming systems in LMICs (low- and middle-income countries). Under the auspices of CTLGH, the parties are funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the UK BBSRC to support programmes under the following initiative: Genomic Tools to Improve the Productivity of Tropical Livestock and Increase Climatic Resilience, Adaptation, and Mitigation for the Benefit of Smallholder Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The role of Programme Development Manager (PDM) is to help drive CTLGH strategic objectives. For short term deliverables, the post holder will support the implementation of current CTLGH programmes funded by BMGF and DFID. In addition, the PDM will support programmes leaders, core and associated CTLGH scientists (in the UK and in Africa) seeking new funding opportunities across strategic programmes and/or relevant thematic areas. As such, the post holder will ensure that CTLGH staff (UK & Africa) and key collaborators are well informed about new funding opportunities and supported in the preparation of research grant applications. Effective delivery of this responsibility will also ensure that CTLGH maintain linkages with existing funders and develop channels of communication with potential funders.

This post offers a great opportunity to join a team of excellent scientists and managers with a common interest in enhancing productivity, adaptability, and sustainability of livestock in the tropical agricultural production systems through genetic improvement. It also offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to a global livestock development research initiative which is linked to relevant partnerships (academics, industry and funders) focused on livestock and more broadly agricultural transformation in low and middle income countries.

Further information can be found here:

Informal enquires to Prof Appolinaire Djikeng ( are welcome.

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