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ILRI vacancy: Regional Representative, East and Southeast Asia

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Regional Representative, East and Southeast Asia to support research management through coordination of the regional programme and partnerships, raising resources and undertaking research. The Regional Representative will facilitate ILRI’s involvement in the region by identifying opportunities and developing partnerships, as well as facilitating implementation of research for development by ILRI and its partner teams.

ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in sustainable food and nutrition security and reducing poverty in developing countries.  ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and, in 2015, an operating budget of almost USD90 million. ILRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Consortium (CGIAR), a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future www.cgiar.org.  ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and Southern Africa and South, East and Southeast Asia. ILRI leads the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Livestock and Fish, and contributes to seven other CGIAR CRPs.

Responsibilities

  • Strategy Development & Implementation: Develop a strategy, in collaboration with Institute’s Management Committee, for East and Southeast Asia that prioritizes ILRI livestock research activities in the region (Southeast Asia and China) in relation to regional and national livestock research priorities and also contributes to an Asia-wide Strategy and activities that encompasses South Asian countries.
  • Resource mobilization:  play a significant and proactive role in raising resources for ILRI’s strategic priorities in the region.  These would align with ILRI’s overall priorities; its Asia regional priorities and those of the region with regard to the livestock sector.
  • External Relations: Proactively build, establish and maintain effective relationships with ILRI partners in the region with emphasis on state and national governments, regional and international organizations and key development agencies that have been identified as priority stakeholders.
  • Research activities: In coordination with ILRI Program leaders and CRP focal points, facilitate the initiation and implementation of CGIAR Research Programme activities and other ILRI projects in the region. In some cases depending on area of expertise, contribute directly to research leadership and outputs.
  • Communications: Develop, in collaboration with the corporate communications team, a Communications and Knowledge Management Plan for the Region aimed at key stakeholder groups and guide and supervise local communications staff. Represent ILRI at national, regional and international fora to ensure that ILRI is engaged in developing the livestock agenda in the region.
  • Capacity development: Proactively facilitate capacity development of regional stakeholders, including graduate fellows, in national agricultural research institutes, universities, governments and the ILRI team itself to ensure development of priority livestock research activities and livestock policies that respond to local needs and contribute to development impacts, within the context of ILRI and CRP capacity development strategies. Ensure all capacity development activities are closely aligned with ILRI research priorities and play a coordination and support role for Capacity development activities in East and Southeast Asia.
  • Internal relations: Facilitate linkages between ILRI HQ and staff in the region. Assist staff in various offices in the region to coordinate plans and activities.  Act as the central point of contact and liaise with ILRI staff traveling to the region to undertake activities in East and Southeast Asia.
  • People and budget management: Propose staffing requirements in the region with a view to reviewing the capacities required to deliver on priority activities in the Asia Strategy including representation, communication and capacity. Manage the budget and other resources, including staff for the East and Southeast Asia Regional Office, ensuring coherence between expenditure and desired outcomes.
  • Contribution to project and related activities: Contribute technical and other skills as appropriate to specific projects and other ILRI priority activities, including capacity building.

Requirements

  • An Advanced degree in an agricultural discipline with a focus in livestock sciences and at least 7-10 years of experience post-PhD.
  • A broad range of technical and managerial skills and experience in the agricultural/livestock research and development arena, preferably in East and Southeast Asia and in managing diverse projects spanning multi-disciplinary teams,  a mix of development and research partners, including financial management and investor engagement.
  • Demonstrated resource mobilization skills and an understanding of the context and priorities required to raise resources to deliver on ILRI’s strategic agenda.
  • Proven skills to lead, motivate and manage teams and to obtain positive results from working in diverse partnerships with national, regional and international institutions in research, extension, development and in public, private and civil society.
  • Work experience in the Asian region and an understanding of the research for development landscape and how national governments and regional bodies work.
  • Ability to synthesize and assess regional development challenges, and to articulate, implement and lead a livestock research for development strategy.
  • Ability to build partnerships across ILRI Programmes, CGIAR Research Programmes, and Research support units and across the organisation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to communicate to a broad and diverse audience.

Post location: The position is based in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Position level: The position is Principal Scientist level.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive international salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae: a list of publications and names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be included in the curriculum vitae. The position title and reference number: RR/SEA/10/2015 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com screening of applications will start on 30th November 2015 until the position is filled.

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

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Officer I (Closing date: 11 November 2015)

The positions:  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant for its Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESAO) Division in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the CGIAR Consortium. The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries. With a vision for a world free of hunger and malnutrition, IFPRI’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions for ending hunger and reducing poverty.

Job Purpose:

The overall purpose of the job is liaising with IFPRI researchers, continental and regional organizations and other partners in developing policy solutions and using them for communication and advocacy for food and nutrition security, poverty reduction and improved livelihoods for the people of eastern and southern Africa; contributing to research design and empirical analysis of primary and secondary data in IFPRI’s research areas; ensuring sustainable food production; promoting healthy food systems; improving markets and trade; transforming agriculture; building resilience and strengthening institutions and governance. 

Main Responsibilities: 

The Research Officer will provide research assistance to the Office Head of ESAO and designated staff in the following specific functions:

  • Coordinates the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) activities across Africa;
  • Writes literature review, research reports, and advocacy notes;
  • Conducts and analyzes primary and secondary data using descriptive and advanced multivariate analytical methods;
  • Drafts, edits and/transcribes reports, manuscripts, proposals and other documents;
  • Writes concept notes and funding proposals;
  • Organizes seminars, workshops and other learning events;
  • Any other responsibilities that will be assigned by supervisor and or/management;

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • Masters’ degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics or related field.

Experience:

  • At least five years relevant work experience post-Masters graduation in a research or academic institution. 

Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficiency in using statistical packages like STATA, SPSS and SAS
  • Good quantitative analytical skills
  • Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics and data management
  • Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English
  • Familiarity with continental and regional organization such as African Union and regional economic communities
  • Good knowledge of the Eastern and southern Africa region. 

Duty Station:   Addis Ababa. 

Position level:   3A.

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 27,556 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability.  IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.  Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: A/036/15 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 11 November 2015.

To find more about IFPRI, visit our Website at http://www.ifpri.cgiar.org

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI vacancy: Field Coordinator (closing date: 2 November 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Field Coordinator, Feed the Future (FtF) – Livestock Accelerated Value Chains Development (AVCD) program to contribute to coordination of field activities in collaboration with partners including county governments and other USAID funded projects (REGAL IR and REGAL AG).

As part of a larger USAID-funded agriculture development program ILRI is leading a project to accelerate the impact of livestock market interventions on household incomes, with the goal to reduce poverty and hunger in five counties in Northern Kenya (Marsabit, Isiolo, Garissa, Turkana and Wajir).  The focus is on taking successful interventions to scale to achieve broad impact on agricultural incomes and nutrition.  The interventions span a number of areas: Enhancing market access and promoting business development, increasing livestock productivity, feed and fodder management, enhancing the enabling environment for livestock and dairy production, improving nutrition for women and children.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Livestock value chain coordinator, the job holder will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate field activities aimed at increasing smallholder livestock productivity and market linkages (through increased access to inputs and services as well as uptake of productivity enhancing technologies), working closely with development partners and county government.
  • Establish and manage stakeholder relationships that improve the ability of the team to achieve the agreed outputs and outcomes.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate implementation of project activities.
  • Support project monitoring activities.
  • Undertake preparation of regular reports on project field activities.

 Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Livestock Production, Animal Health, Development Studies, Project Management or Rangeland Ecology/ Management with experience in implementing development projects OR a Bachelor’s degree in one of the same topics with a minimum of 3 years experience implementing development projects.
  • Field experience in implementation of dairy development projects in Kenya – especially in the area of livestock husbandry, animal health, livestock production and farmer market linkages.
  • Demonstrated experience working in collaborative development projects involving multiple partners and including good understanding of government programs and processes under the livestock department.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination of field activities and supervision of field staff.
  • Proven experience in program management and monitoring & evaluation.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Good interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills especially to diverse audience and targets.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment and foster teamwork.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to take initiatives.

Number of Positions:  5

Post location: Each field coordinator will be based in one of the five Northern Kenya counties where the project is being implemented:  Turkana, Marsabit, Isiolo, Wajir and Garissa.

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

This position is job Level 2D. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

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. The position title and reference number REF: FC/FTF/AVCD /08/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter and specify the value chain; Dairy/Livestock.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com by 2 November 2015.

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

To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org/

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

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ILRI vacancy: Field Coordinator (closing date: 2 November 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Field Coordinator, Feed the Future (FtF) – Livestock Accelerated Value Chains Development (AVCD) program to contribute to coordination of field activities in collaboration with partners including county governments and other USAID funded projects (REGAL IR and REGAL AG).

As part of a larger USAID-funded agriculture development program ILRI is leading a project to accelerate the impact of livestock market interventions on household incomes, with the goal to reduce poverty and hunger in five counties in Northern Kenya (Marsabit, Isiolo, Garissa, Turkana and Wajir).  The focus is on taking successful interventions to scale to achieve broad impact on agricultural incomes and nutrition.  The interventions span a number of areas: Enhancing market access and promoting business development, increasing livestock productivity, feed and fodder management, enhancing the enabling environment for livestock and dairy production, improving nutrition for women and children.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Livestock value chain coordinator, the job holder will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate field activities aimed at increasing smallholder livestock productivity and market linkages (through increased access to inputs and services as well as uptake of productivity enhancing technologies), working closely with development partners and county government.
  • Establish and manage stakeholder relationships that improve the ability of the team to achieve the agreed outputs and outcomes.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate implementation of project activities.
  • Support project monitoring activities.
  • Undertake preparation of regular reports on project field activities.

 Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Livestock Production, Animal Health, Development Studies, Project Management or Rangeland Ecology/ Management with experience in implementing development projects OR a Bachelor’s degree in one of the same topics with a minimum of 3 years experience implementing development projects.
  • Field experience in implementation of dairy development projects in Kenya – especially in the area of livestock husbandry, animal health, livestock production and farmer market linkages.
  • Demonstrated experience working in collaborative development projects involving multiple partners and including good understanding of government programs and processes under the livestock department.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination of field activities and supervision of field staff.
  • Proven experience in program management and monitoring & evaluation.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Good interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills especially to diverse audience and targets.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment and foster teamwork.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to take initiatives.

Number of Positions:  5

Post location: Each field coordinator will be based in one of the five Northern Kenya counties where the project is being implemented:  Turkana, Marsabit, Isiolo, Wajir and Garissa.

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

This position is job Level 2D. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

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. The position title and reference number REF: FC/FTF/AVCD /08/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter and specify the value chain; Dairy/Livestock.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com by 2 November 2015.

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

To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org/

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer

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ILRI vacancy: Computing Systems Analyst (Closing date: 15 November 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Computing Systems Analyst to analyze, develop and implement systems to ensure ILRI’s research computing infrastructure satisfies the needs of scientists, uses up-to-date technologies and achieves international standards for data sharing, archiving and management.

 ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

The Position

This is an international Computing Systems Analyst position whose purpose is to strategically lead research computing at ILRI, reporting to the Head of the Research Methods Group (RMG) and the Program Leader for Animal Biosciences.

Responsibilities

  • Design and lead implementation of the strategy for research computing infrastructure, applications and services, keeping up-to-date with changes and advances relevant to ILRI’s research activities.
  • Take the lead in maintaining and further development of secure and robust systems to support research data storage, processing, display and distribution; in liaison with ILRI’s ICT team.
  • Communicate with researchers concerning updates, opportunities, requirements and changes made to the research-computing systems; in liaison with ILRI’s ICT team.
  • Develop more effective ways of using and configuring applications and make them available for use across the ILRI campuses; in liaison with ILRI’s ICT team.
  • Maintain and develop robust systems for backup of user and application data on the research-computing platform.
  • Provide infrastructure and systems support to spatial and non-spatial data management systems at ILRI.
  • Manage the installation, configuration and maintenance of scientific applications on the research-computing platform.
  • Mentor and assist Bioscience Directorate & Biosciences East and Central Africa (BecA-ILRI) team members with hardware and software for sequencing data capture, processing, storage and analysis.
  • Manage the “Research Computing – Systems” team within RMG.

Requirements

  • An MSc in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems or a BSc with comparable experience.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience managing *nix systems.
  • Significant experience in management of high-performance computing cluster environments, including design and development of systems.
  • Significant experience in a scientific-computing environment, preferably bioinformatics – applied research preferable.
  • Experience in the provisioning and management of virtual machines.
  • Experience with scripting for automation, batch processing, etc.
  • Knowledge of relational databases and database-driven applications.
  • Experience working in an international research environment.

Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position level: The position level is 4A.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae with full details of current remuneration: a list of publications and names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be included in the curriculum vitae. The position title and reference number: CSA/10/2015 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Computing Systems Analyst by 15 November 2015. We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI vacancy: Computing Systems Analyst (Closing date: 15 November 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Computing Systems Analyst to analyze, develop and implement systems to ensure ILRI’s research computing infrastructure satisfies the needs of scientists, uses up-to-date technologies and achieves international standards for data sharing, archiving and management.

 ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

The Position

This is an international Computing Systems Analyst position whose purpose is to strategically lead research computing at ILRI, reporting to the Head of the Research Methods Group (RMG) and the Program Leader for Animal Biosciences.

Responsibilities

  • Design and lead implementation of the strategy for research computing infrastructure, applications and services, keeping up-to-date with changes and advances relevant to ILRI’s research activities.
  • Take the lead in maintaining and further development of secure and robust systems to support research data storage, processing, display and distribution; in liaison with ILRI’s ICT team.
  • Communicate with researchers concerning updates, opportunities, requirements and changes made to the research-computing systems; in liaison with ILRI’s ICT team.
  • Develop more effective ways of using and configuring applications and make them available for use across the ILRI campuses; in liaison with ILRI’s ICT team.
  • Maintain and develop robust systems for backup of user and application data on the research-computing platform.
  • Provide infrastructure and systems support to spatial and non-spatial data management systems at ILRI.
  • Manage the installation, configuration and maintenance of scientific applications on the research-computing platform.
  • Mentor and assist Bioscience Directorate & Biosciences East and Central Africa (BecA-ILRI) team members with hardware and software for sequencing data capture, processing, storage and analysis.
  • Manage the “Research Computing – Systems” team within RMG.

Requirements

  • An MSc in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems or a BSc with comparable experience.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience managing *nix systems.
  • Significant experience in management of high-performance computing cluster environments, including design and development of systems.
  • Significant experience in a scientific-computing environment, preferably bioinformatics – applied research preferable.
  • Experience in the provisioning and management of virtual machines.
  • Experience with scripting for automation, batch processing, etc.
  • Knowledge of relational databases and database-driven applications.
  • Experience working in an international research environment.

Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position level: The position level is 4A.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae with full details of current remuneration: a list of publications and names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be included in the curriculum vitae. The position title and reference number: CSA/10/2015 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Computing Systems Analyst by 15 November 2015. We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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IFPRI Vacancy: Communications, Liaison and Events Coordinator (Closing date: 28 October 2015)

The position:  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to hire a Communications, Liaison and Events Coordinator for its Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESAO) Division in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the CGIAR Consortium. The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries. With a vision for a world free of hunger and malnutrition, IFPRI’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions for ending hunger and reducing poverty.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the Communications, Liaison and Events Coordinator position is to support IFPRI regional office with communication regarding its activities and assist in organizing the institute’s events in Addis Ababa.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Documents and communicates the work of IFPRI activities in the Eastern and Southern Africa region, through various forms of media, including articles, blog postings, press releases, social media, etc.;
  • Manages the IFPRI Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office website, ensuring it is accurate and up to date;
  • Liaises with IFPRI researchers and Communications Division in HQ to help communicate their work to partners, collaborators, and other IFPRI staff;
  • Assembles and distributes IFPRI promotional materials, e.g. posters, flyers and brochures;
  • Organizes media presence, video recording and photography of IFPRI events;
  • Ensures IFPRI publications are received and distributed to all interested persons in the region;
  • Facilitates and oversees the welfare of visiting IFPRI staff and other visitors;
  • Assists with travel arrangements for persons attending IFPRI events in the region;
  • Assists with the planning and realization of seminars, conferences, meetings and other events in Ethiopia and the region for IFPRI;
  • Provides administrative support as and when needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in a relevant field of study.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and other computer programs/skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of oral and written English;
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively and successfully with people from a variety of professional backgrounds;
  • Ability to focus on details is essential;
  • Highly effective planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong administrative service orientation;
  • Ability to plan and implement activities systematically to meet deadlines, review plans periodically and evaluate results.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years relevant work experience in the area of communications, events planning and management and general administration.

Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Position level:  2C.

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 14,839 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability.  IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.  Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: A/035/15 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 28 October 2015.

To find more about IFPRI, visit our Website at http://www.ifpri.cgiar.org

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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IFPRI Vacancy: Communications, Liaison and Events Coordinator (Closing date: 28 October 2015)

The position:  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to hire a Communications, Liaison and Events Coordinator for its Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESAO) Division in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the CGIAR Consortium. The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries. With a vision for a world free of hunger and malnutrition, IFPRI’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions for ending hunger and reducing poverty.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the Communications, Liaison and Events Coordinator position is to support IFPRI regional office with communication regarding its activities and assist in organizing the institute’s events in Addis Ababa.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Documents and communicates the work of IFPRI activities in the Eastern and Southern Africa region, through various forms of media, including articles, blog postings, press releases, social media, etc.;
  • Manages the IFPRI Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office website, ensuring it is accurate and up to date;
  • Liaises with IFPRI researchers and Communications Division in HQ to help communicate their work to partners, collaborators, and other IFPRI staff;
  • Assembles and distributes IFPRI promotional materials, e.g. posters, flyers and brochures;
  • Organizes media presence, video recording and photography of IFPRI events;
  • Ensures IFPRI publications are received and distributed to all interested persons in the region;
  • Facilitates and oversees the welfare of visiting IFPRI staff and other visitors;
  • Assists with travel arrangements for persons attending IFPRI events in the region;
  • Assists with the planning and realization of seminars, conferences, meetings and other events in Ethiopia and the region for IFPRI;
  • Provides administrative support as and when needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in a relevant field of study.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and other computer programs/skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of oral and written English;
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively and successfully with people from a variety of professional backgrounds;
  • Ability to focus on details is essential;
  • Highly effective planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong administrative service orientation;
  • Ability to plan and implement activities systematically to meet deadlines, review plans periodically and evaluate results.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years relevant work experience in the area of communications, events planning and management and general administration.

Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Position level:  2C.

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 14,839 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability.  IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.  Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: A/035/15 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 28 October 2015.

To find more about IFPRI, visit our Website at http://www.ifpri.cgiar.org

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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IFPRI Vacancy – Administrative Assistant (Closing date: 28 October 2015)

The positions:  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant for its Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESAO) Division in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the CGIAR Consortium. The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries. With a vision for a world free of hunger and malnutrition, IFPRI’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions for ending hunger and reducing poverty.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to provide administrative assistance support for IFPRI Eastern and Southern Africa Office, particularly to the Head of Office.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Handles all secretarial responsibilities and duties for the office;
  • Handles and account for petty cash payments;
  • Assists with preparation of technical and financial reports and submissions as needed;
  • Manages, reviews and responds to internal and external communication flow, including drafting correspondence and responding to queries;
  • Maintains and updates collaborators’ contacts information and coordinates distribution of materials and information;
  • Liaises with ILRI departments; Finance, Supply Chain, Housing and Catering, Transport Pool, Engineering and Maintenance Facilities Units to obtain services and goods required;
  • Provides administrative support to research staff and assists in communications with partners on project implementation;
  • Arranges travel of IFPRI staff and collaborators for meetings and training in Ethiopia and abroad;
  • Arranges visas and other travel documents;
  • Assists with maintenance of asset database;
  • Maintains proper filing and other office management systems;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • Diploma in Secretarial Science, Office Management, Business Administration or other relevant field of study from a recognized university or college.

 Experience:

  • At least 2 (two) years of relevant work experience.

 Skills and Competencies:

  • Efficiency with use of Microsoft Office tools and other computer programs/skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to interact positively and maintain good relations with ILRI and IFPRI staff as well as partners/collaborators;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communications skills and participate as a team member in accomplishment of tasks;
  • Highly effective planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong administrative service orientation;
  • Good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality.

 Duty Station:   Addis Ababa.

 Position level:   1C.

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 7,461 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability.  IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.  Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: A/034/15 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 28 October 2015.

To find more about IFPRI, visit our Website at http://www.ifpri.cgiar.org

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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IFPRI Vacancy – Administrative Assistant (Closing date: 28 October 2015)

The positions:  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant for its Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESAO) Division in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the CGIAR Consortium. The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries. With a vision for a world free of hunger and malnutrition, IFPRI’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions for ending hunger and reducing poverty.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to provide administrative assistance support for IFPRI Eastern and Southern Africa Office, particularly to the Head of Office.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Handles all secretarial responsibilities and duties for the office;
  • Handles and account for petty cash payments;
  • Assists with preparation of technical and financial reports and submissions as needed;
  • Manages, reviews and responds to internal and external communication flow, including drafting correspondence and responding to queries;
  • Maintains and updates collaborators’ contacts information and coordinates distribution of materials and information;
  • Liaises with ILRI departments; Finance, Supply Chain, Housing and Catering, Transport Pool, Engineering and Maintenance Facilities Units to obtain services and goods required;
  • Provides administrative support to research staff and assists in communications with partners on project implementation;
  • Arranges travel of IFPRI staff and collaborators for meetings and training in Ethiopia and abroad;
  • Arranges visas and other travel documents;
  • Assists with maintenance of asset database;
  • Maintains proper filing and other office management systems;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • Diploma in Secretarial Science, Office Management, Business Administration or other relevant field of study from a recognized university or college.

 Experience:

  • At least 2 (two) years of relevant work experience.

 Skills and Competencies:

  • Efficiency with use of Microsoft Office tools and other computer programs/skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to interact positively and maintain good relations with ILRI and IFPRI staff as well as partners/collaborators;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communications skills and participate as a team member in accomplishment of tasks;
  • Highly effective planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong administrative service orientation;
  • Good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality.

 Duty Station:   Addis Ababa.

 Position level:   1C.

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 7,461 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability.  IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.  Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: A/034/15 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 28 October 2015.

To find more about IFPRI, visit our Website at http://www.ifpri.cgiar.org

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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CIMMYT Vacancy: Research Associate – Socioeconomics Program (Closing date: 23 October 2015)

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks to recruit a Research Associate – Socioeconomics Program to provide technical and management support to CIMMYT Scientists. The staff will be member of CIMMYT at its Ethiopian office in Addis Ababa.
General: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an autonomous, non-profit making, international scientific organization operating under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). More specifically its mission is to encourage, support and undertake activities to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of maize and wheat systems in the interest of the resource poor in developing countries.
Main duties & responsibilities:

I. Research support responsibilities:

  • Conducts regular field visits to supervise data collection and follows-up with partners;
  • Implements farm household, market and consumer surveys and collects and manages secondary data;
  • Data entry, cleaning, and management of survey data;
  • Locates, assembles and analyzes secondary data relevant for socioeconomics and policy research in maize and wheat systems;
  • Conducts econometric analysis of survey and other data using STATA or other standard statistical software;
  • Conducts multi market analysis using GAMS and related software;
  • Assists in managing and updating existing socioeconomic databases on stakeholder contacts, changing livelihood strategies, poverty, markets, and maize and wheat productivity in different regions;
  • Supports scientist in writing technical reports and journal papers;
  • When requested, participates in national and international workshops and seminars to represent CIMMYT and share research output

II. Project support responsibilities:

  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in preparing strategy documents, research and survey reports and policy briefs to strengthen research and publication efforts;
  • Participates in the development of communication materials to enhance the impact of strategic socioeconomics and policy research in different regions;
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with collaborating organizations and partners;
  • Assists in organizing project and stakeholder meetings;
    Develops work plans and budgets for subcontractors and collaborators;
  • Supports the project leaders in management of the project;
  • Any other duties and miscellaneous tasks as required and as assigned from time to time.

Minimum Requirements and Desirable Skills:
Education:
• MSc in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Economics and Related fields from a recognised university

Experience:
• At least 2 years’ experience in a Research Institute

Training:
• Economics, Econometrics and Statistics

Skills and Competencies:
• Strong quantitative skills in econometrics and production economics,
• Practical experience in field surveys and analysis of farm household and market survey data
• Strong quantitative skills in using STATA (required), SPSS, GAMS, or any other standard econometric software package
• Good understanding of rural economy, agricultural policies, markets and value chains in the Sub-Sahara African region. Ability to prioritize and organize work efficiently and independently
• An ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision

Behavioral:
• Ability to work with in a multicultural setting.
• Good interpersonal skills, integrity, honesty and self-motivation
• Ability to work well within a team
• A good listener with a problem solving orientation.
• Ability to work with National research institutes to advance mutual research activities.
• Ability to be imaginative and work with minimal supervision.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Position level: 2D.

Minimum Base salary: Birr 19,078 per month (Negotiable, depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate).

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.
The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: A/033/15 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 23 October 2015.

To find more about CIMMYT, visit our Website at http://www.cimmyt.org.
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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CIMMYT Vacancy: Research Associate – Socioeconomics Program (Closing date: 23 October 2015)

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks to recruit a Research Associate – Socioeconomics Program to provide technical and management support to CIMMYT Scientists. The staff will be member of CIMMYT at its Ethiopian office in Addis Ababa.
General: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an autonomous, non-profit making, international scientific organization operating under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). More specifically its mission is to encourage, support and undertake activities to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of maize and wheat systems in the interest of the resource poor in developing countries.
Main duties & responsibilities:

I. Research support responsibilities:

  • Conducts regular field visits to supervise data collection and follows-up with partners;
  • Implements farm household, market and consumer surveys and collects and manages secondary data;
  • Data entry, cleaning, and management of survey data;
  • Locates, assembles and analyzes secondary data relevant for socioeconomics and policy research in maize and wheat systems;
  • Conducts econometric analysis of survey and other data using STATA or other standard statistical software;
  • Conducts multi market analysis using GAMS and related software;
  • Assists in managing and updating existing socioeconomic databases on stakeholder contacts, changing livelihood strategies, poverty, markets, and maize and wheat productivity in different regions;
  • Supports scientist in writing technical reports and journal papers;
  • When requested, participates in national and international workshops and seminars to represent CIMMYT and share research output

II. Project support responsibilities:

  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in preparing strategy documents, research and survey reports and policy briefs to strengthen research and publication efforts;
  • Participates in the development of communication materials to enhance the impact of strategic socioeconomics and policy research in different regions;
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with collaborating organizations and partners;
  • Assists in organizing project and stakeholder meetings;
    Develops work plans and budgets for subcontractors and collaborators;
  • Supports the project leaders in management of the project;
  • Any other duties and miscellaneous tasks as required and as assigned from time to time.

Minimum Requirements and Desirable Skills:
Education:
• MSc in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Economics and Related fields from a recognised university

Experience:
• At least 2 years’ experience in a Research Institute

Training:
• Economics, Econometrics and Statistics

Skills and Competencies:
• Strong quantitative skills in econometrics and production economics,
• Practical experience in field surveys and analysis of farm household and market survey data
• Strong quantitative skills in using STATA (required), SPSS, GAMS, or any other standard econometric software package
• Good understanding of rural economy, agricultural policies, markets and value chains in the Sub-Sahara African region. Ability to prioritize and organize work efficiently and independently
• An ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision

Behavioral:
• Ability to work with in a multicultural setting.
• Good interpersonal skills, integrity, honesty and self-motivation
• Ability to work well within a team
• A good listener with a problem solving orientation.
• Ability to work with National research institutes to advance mutual research activities.
• Ability to be imaginative and work with minimal supervision.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Position level: 2D.

Minimum Base salary: Birr 19,078 per month (Negotiable, depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate).

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.
The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: A/033/15 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 23 October 2015.

To find more about CIMMYT, visit our Website at http://www.cimmyt.org.
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI vacancy: Research Associate – Gender (closing date: 23 October 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate – Gender to provide research support to the Gender team at ILRI. This includes data collection and analysis, synthesizing research findings related to gender and value chains and writing reports.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the implementation, reporting and communication (using a variety of channels) of research on gender and livestock.
  • Contribute to the development of approaches and tools for integrating gender within ILRI.
  • Support multiple projects worldwide to integrate gender in project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment and control quality of outputs.
  • Contribute to the development and testing of poverty, gender and equity indicators for monitoring and evaluating livestock research and development projects.
  • Plan and carry out field research in the programme’s target countries, by utilizing a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Conduct literature review focused on gender and agriculture/livestock.
  • Lead the preparation of draft peer reviewed articles, research reports, briefs, blog posts and other communication products including gender checklists and research materials for website content and publication.
  • Present data to other scientists and audiences.
  • Supervise temporary staff.

 Requirements:

  • MSc in Agricultural or Development Economics, Research Methods, Social sciences or a related discipline.
  • 3 – 5 years’ relevant experience in related field including; collecting, analyzing and summarizing gender research into publications.
  • Familiarity with gender and livestock system issues and challenges.
  • Good analytical skills and experience of using packages for data analysis (SPSS, STATA, R, Nvivo or similar).
  • Experience in producing project reports, training manuals and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-regional teams and partners with members drawn from a diverse range of nationalities, cultures and scientific disciplines.
  • Ability to work under pressure, often to tight deadlines without compromising the quality of deliverables.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to work with little or no supervision.
  • Experience in informal and formal capacity development of colleagues and partners.
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in a second language, Spanish or French, is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in developing countries.

 Post location: The position is based in ILRI Nairobi, Kenya.

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

This position is job level 2D. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

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. The position title and reference number REF: RA/LGI/ 10/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Research Associate – Gender by 23 October 2015

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

To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org/

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer

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ILRI vacancy: Research Associate – Gender (closing date: 23 October 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate – Gender to provide research support to the Gender team at ILRI. This includes data collection and analysis, synthesizing research findings related to gender and value chains and writing reports.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the implementation, reporting and communication (using a variety of channels) of research on gender and livestock.
  • Contribute to the development of approaches and tools for integrating gender within ILRI.
  • Support multiple projects worldwide to integrate gender in project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment and control quality of outputs.
  • Contribute to the development and testing of poverty, gender and equity indicators for monitoring and evaluating livestock research and development projects.
  • Plan and carry out field research in the programme’s target countries, by utilizing a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Conduct literature review focused on gender and agriculture/livestock.
  • Lead the preparation of draft peer reviewed articles, research reports, briefs, blog posts and other communication products including gender checklists and research materials for website content and publication.
  • Present data to other scientists and audiences.
  • Supervise temporary staff.

 Requirements:

  • MSc in Agricultural or Development Economics, Research Methods, Social sciences or a related discipline.
  • 3 – 5 years’ relevant experience in related field including; collecting, analyzing and summarizing gender research into publications.
  • Familiarity with gender and livestock system issues and challenges.
  • Good analytical skills and experience of using packages for data analysis (SPSS, STATA, R, Nvivo or similar).
  • Experience in producing project reports, training manuals and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-regional teams and partners with members drawn from a diverse range of nationalities, cultures and scientific disciplines.
  • Ability to work under pressure, often to tight deadlines without compromising the quality of deliverables.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to work with little or no supervision.
  • Experience in informal and formal capacity development of colleagues and partners.
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in a second language, Spanish or French, is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in developing countries.

 Post location: The position is based in ILRI Nairobi, Kenya.

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

This position is job level 2D. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

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. The position title and reference number REF: RA/LGI/ 10/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Research Associate – Gender by 23 October 2015

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

To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org/

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer

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ILRI Vacancy: Driver (Closing date: 16 October 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Driver for the Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project in ILRI who will be based in West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia.

General: ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and East Asia (China). http://www.ilri.org.
The Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project is an initiative designed by ILRI, IWMI (the International Water Management Institute) and their Ethiopian partners to enhance income and gender equitable wealth creation for smallholders and other value chain actors through increased and sustained market off-take of high-value livestock and irrigated crop commodities. It will design and implement interventions to improve market orientation of semi-commercial farmers for enhanced competitiveness, sustainability and equity in value chains in four regions of Ethiopia.
Main duties:

  • Undertakes driving assignments of vehicles as and when assigned by his/her supervisor;
  • Operates, maintains and cleans assigned vehicles with care and reports any damage and/or suspected fault immediately to his/her supervisor;
  • Responsible for safe transport of staff, guests and materials assigned to him/her;
  • Ensures that the vehicle is kept overnight in a secure location and that the vehicle key is handed over to the supervisor, unless explicitly agreed on otherwise by the supervisor;
  • Records and maintains the transport log-book for any vehicles assigned to him/her
  • Responsible for the vehicles and all tools, equipment and spare parts on the vehicle assigned to him/her;
  • Liaises with his/her supervisor to ensure that routine service and maintenance is undertaken timely;
  • Carries out errands and performs as required.

Skills and Competencies

• Completion of secondary education
• At least 5 years of relevant experience and safe driving record

Training:
• Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is essential
• Automotive background is advantageous

Skills:

• Valid driving license for land cruisers

Duty Station: West Shoa Zone

Grade: 1B

Minimum Base Salary: Birr 5,596 (Negotiable, depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is fixed term for one year. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: A/032/15 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 16 October 2015.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Vacancy: Driver (Closing date: 16 October 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Driver for the Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project in ILRI who will be based in West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia.

General: ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and East Asia (China). http://www.ilri.org.
The Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project is an initiative designed by ILRI, IWMI (the International Water Management Institute) and their Ethiopian partners to enhance income and gender equitable wealth creation for smallholders and other value chain actors through increased and sustained market off-take of high-value livestock and irrigated crop commodities. It will design and implement interventions to improve market orientation of semi-commercial farmers for enhanced competitiveness, sustainability and equity in value chains in four regions of Ethiopia.
Main duties:

  • Undertakes driving assignments of vehicles as and when assigned by his/her supervisor;
  • Operates, maintains and cleans assigned vehicles with care and reports any damage and/or suspected fault immediately to his/her supervisor;
  • Responsible for safe transport of staff, guests and materials assigned to him/her;
  • Ensures that the vehicle is kept overnight in a secure location and that the vehicle key is handed over to the supervisor, unless explicitly agreed on otherwise by the supervisor;
  • Records and maintains the transport log-book for any vehicles assigned to him/her
  • Responsible for the vehicles and all tools, equipment and spare parts on the vehicle assigned to him/her;
  • Liaises with his/her supervisor to ensure that routine service and maintenance is undertaken timely;
  • Carries out errands and performs as required.

Skills and Competencies

• Completion of secondary education
• At least 5 years of relevant experience and safe driving record

Training:
• Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is essential
• Automotive background is advantageous

Skills:

• Valid driving license for land cruisers

Duty Station: West Shoa Zone

Grade: 1B

Minimum Base Salary: Birr 5,596 (Negotiable, depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is fixed term for one year. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: A/32/15 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 16 October 2015.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

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Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (closing date: 31 October 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist to oversee and implement the M&E and Learning activities for the Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program. The program will be implemented by a consortium of three CGIAR centers working on four main value chains, namely: livestock (ILRI), dairy (ILRI), root crops (CIP) and drought tolerant crops (ICRISAT), with ILRI as the lead center.  The Accelerated Value Chains Development program for Kenya will work with small scale farmers, processors and traders in selected value chain to attain resilience, food and nutrition security and economic development through rapid and wide adoption of improved technologies and innovations.  The position will also support the four value chains in the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation activities of the whole program and each value chain component.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org.

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East.

Responsibilities

 Reporting to the AVCD Program manager, the job holder will be required to:

  • Provide strategic oversight, guidance and quality control of the monitoring and evaluation system of the program, including the use of quantifiable output, outcome and performance indicators, and of processes for measuring indicators in line with the USAID Feed the Future guidelines. This entails the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for the 4 value chains, together with partners within and outside of ILRI.
  • Support the value chain teams to implement monitoring systems per program requirements and standards.
  • In collaboration with the four AVCD teams, periodically review and revise indicators and processes; and document lessons on the development impact of innovations and activities of the program with regard to resilience, food security, incomes, and nutrition status of the beneficiaries.
  • Plan and support training of project managers, scientists and partners on monitoring and methodologies.
  • Oversee the development of monitoring templates and database to be used by the 4 value chains to track progress toward set indicators.
  • Oversee the implementation of field survey tools – including training of enumerators, quality assurance standards and checks.
  • Oversee the analysis of data analysis in the value chains using qualitative and quantitative methods and produce summary tables for the reports to monitor progress of the value chains towards its research and development output and outcome targets.
  • Oversee the dissemination of these reports; document learning and adjustments resulting from these reports.
  • Oversee the production of publications including M&E reports, annual reports, policy briefs, journal papers and other scientific publications in collaboration with scientists and other Research staff in ILRI.

Requirements

  • A PhD Degree in economics, agricultural economics, or related discipline from a well-recognized university.
  • Formal training in project performance management as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least five (5) years substantive experience in conceptualizing monitoring and evaluation system incorporating learning and feedback mechanism for agricultural development.
  • Experience in implementing monitoring and evaluation of USAID funded project/program.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Resilient pro-active problem solver with eye for detail and good time management and reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and able to foster team work.
  • Highly competent in information communication technologies and able to proficiently apply computer packages, including graphics, statistical and modelling packages.
  • Demonstrable oral and written presentation and communication skills.

Post location: The position is based in ILRI Nairobi, Kenya.

Position level: Senior Scientist, Job level 5A.

Duration: 3 years fixed term with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

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. The position title and reference number REF: M&E /AVCD/10/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist by 31 October 2015.

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

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ILRI vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (closing date: 31 October 2015)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist to oversee and implement the M&E and Learning activities for the Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program. The program will be implemented by a consortium of three CGIAR centers working on four main value chains, namely: livestock (ILRI), dairy (ILRI), root crops (CIP) and drought tolerant crops (ICRISAT), with ILRI as the lead center.  The Accelerated Value Chains Development program for Kenya will work with small scale farmers, processors and traders in selected value chain to attain resilience, food and nutrition security and economic development through rapid and wide adoption of improved technologies and innovations.  The position will also support the four value chains in the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation activities of the whole program and each value chain component.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org.

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East.

Responsibilities

 Reporting to the AVCD Program manager, the job holder will be required to:

  • Provide strategic oversight, guidance and quality control of the monitoring and evaluation system of the program, including the use of quantifiable output, outcome and performance indicators, and of processes for measuring indicators in line with the USAID Feed the Future guidelines. This entails the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for the 4 value chains, together with partners within and outside of ILRI.
  • Support the value chain teams to implement monitoring systems per program requirements and standards.
  • In collaboration with the four AVCD teams, periodically review and revise indicators and processes; and document lessons on the development impact of innovations and activities of the program with regard to resilience, food security, incomes, and nutrition status of the beneficiaries.
  • Plan and support training of project managers, scientists and partners on monitoring and methodologies.
  • Oversee the development of monitoring templates and database to be used by the 4 value chains to track progress toward set indicators.
  • Oversee the implementation of field survey tools – including training of enumerators, quality assurance standards and checks.
  • Oversee the analysis of data analysis in the value chains using qualitative and quantitative methods and produce summary tables for the reports to monitor progress of the value chains towards its research and development output and outcome targets.
  • Oversee the dissemination of these reports; document learning and adjustments resulting from these reports.
  • Oversee the production of publications including M&E reports, annual reports, policy briefs, journal papers and other scientific publications in collaboration with scientists and other Research staff in ILRI.

Requirements

  • A PhD Degree in economics, agricultural economics, or related discipline from a well-recognized university.
  • Formal training in project performance management as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least five (5) years substantive experience in conceptualizing monitoring and evaluation system incorporating learning and feedback mechanism for agricultural development.
  • Experience in implementing monitoring and evaluation of USAID funded project/program.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Resilient pro-active problem solver with eye for detail and good time management and reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and able to foster team work.
  • Highly competent in information communication technologies and able to proficiently apply computer packages, including graphics, statistical and modelling packages.
  • Demonstrable oral and written presentation and communication skills.

Post location: The position is based in ILRI Nairobi, Kenya.

Position level: Senior Scientist, Job level 5A.

Duration: 3 years fixed term with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

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. The position title and reference number REF: M&E /AVCD/10/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist by 31 October 2015.

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

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ICRISAT Vacancy: Research Associate – (Closing date: 15 October 2015)

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks to recruit a Research Associate to support research on facilitating institutional change through innovation platforms and understanding scaling up processes across Legume Value Chains in Ethiopia.  Tis includes facilitating communities, NGOs, and local governments for improved scaling-up of soil fertility management innovations, technology adoption but also conduct rigorous research on adoption processes.  This position will in particular contribute to understanding good practices, including establishment and facilitation of actor networks in pulse crops at landscape, district and higher scales.  He/She will be based at ICRISAT Ethiopia Country Office in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Addis Ababa campus.

General:  The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is one of the 15 centers strategically located all over the world and supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). With its main research station and offices based in Patancheru, India, ICRISAT works through a network of partnerships with national, regional and international institutions, universities, non-governmental organizations and ministries in the developing world; and with advanced research institutes in industrialized countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of project leader and scientists, establishes and facilitates actor networks;
  • Investigates scaling-up processes, adoption barriers and identifies incentive mechanisms for wider adoption;
  • Contributes to development of strategies for engaging local and national actors more effectively to accelerate innovations contributing to enhanced adoption;
  • Creates local partnership with provincial research institutes and NGOs working on legumes in general, on soil fertility management in particular;
  • Supports research engagements of ICRISAT staff and works as a member of interdisciplinary teams;
  • Have proven communication skills and aware of various communication tools;
  • Contributes to ICRISAT’s efforts in improving food security and natural resources management in the region by facilitating local community action and strengthening of partners’ capacities, including support to postgraduate students.

Requirements:

Education:

  • MSc or BSc degree with demonstrated experience in social sciences, anthropology, rural sociology or agricultural economics.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience for MSc and at least 5 years’ experience for BSc holders

 Training:

  • Formal training in social sciences, anthropology, rural sociology, agricultural economics

 Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience in designing and implementation of social-science related experiments;
  • Good command in English (both spoken and written);
  • Experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Collecting and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data at community and district scales;
  • Community facilitation;
  • Innovation Platforms formation and facilitation;
  • Experience in scaling-out agricultural technologies

 Behavioral Competencies:

  • Experience to work in interdisciplinary team;
  • A sense of creativity and ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Willingness to work in the field and travel within the country.

Position level:   2D.

Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 19,078 per month (Negotiable, depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for two years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability.  ICRISAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. ICRISAT is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.  Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: A/031/2015 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 15 October 2015.

To find more about ICRISAT, visit our Website at http://www.icrisat.cgiar.org

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ICRISAT Vacancy: Research Associate – (Closing date: 15 October 2015)

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks to recruit a Research Associate to support research on facilitating institutional change through innovation platforms and understanding scaling up processes across Legume Value Chains in Ethiopia.  Tis includes facilitating communities, NGOs, and local governments for improved scaling-up of soil fertility management innovations, technology adoption but also conduct rigorous research on adoption processes.  This position will in particular contribute to understanding good practices, including establishment and facilitation of actor networks in pulse crops at landscape, district and higher scales.  He/She will be based at ICRISAT Ethiopia Country Office in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Addis Ababa campus.

General:  The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is one of the 15 centers strategically located all over the world and supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). With its main research station and offices based in Patancheru, India, ICRISAT works through a network of partnerships with national, regional and international institutions, universities, non-governmental organizations and ministries in the developing world; and with advanced research institutes in industrialized countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of project leader and scientists, establishes and facilitates actor networks;
  • Investigates scaling-up processes, adoption barriers and identifies incentive mechanisms for wider adoption;
  • Contributes to development of strategies for engaging local and national actors more effectively to accelerate innovations contributing to enhanced adoption;
  • Creates local partnership with provincial research institutes and NGOs working on legumes in general, on soil fertility management in particular;
  • Supports research engagements of ICRISAT staff and works as a member of interdisciplinary teams;
  • Have proven communication skills and aware of various communication tools;
  • Contributes to ICRISAT’s efforts in improving food security and natural resources management in the region by facilitating local community action and strengthening of partners’ capacities, including support to postgraduate students.

Requirements:

Education:

  • MSc or BSc degree with demonstrated experience in social sciences, anthropology, rural sociology or agricultural economics.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience for MSc and at least 5 years’ experience for BSc holders

 Training:

  • Formal training in social sciences, anthropology, rural sociology, agricultural economics

 Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience in designing and implementation of social-science related experiments;
  • Good command in English (both spoken and written);
  • Experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Collecting and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data at community and district scales;
  • Community facilitation;
  • Innovation Platforms formation and facilitation;
  • Experience in scaling-out agricultural technologies

 Behavioral Competencies:

  • Experience to work in interdisciplinary team;
  • A sense of creativity and ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Willingness to work in the field and travel within the country.

Position level:   2D.

Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 19,078 per month (Negotiable, depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for two years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability.  ICRISAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. ICRISAT is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.  Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: A/031/2015 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 15 October 2015.

To find more about ICRISAT, visit our Website at http://www.icrisat.cgiar.org

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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