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ILRI vacancy: Capacity Development/ Instructional Design Specialist (closing date: 30 September 2014)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Capacity Development / Instructional Design Specialist to enhance ILRI’s contribution to the capacity development and learning aspects of several of its CGIAR Research Programs (CRP) and programs.

ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. www.ilri.org.

CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. www.cgiar.org.

The Position: The assignment involves working closely with ILRI’s Head of Capacity Development, research leaders and our research-for-development partners to promote “better lives through livestock” through a range of capacity development / instructional design activities, including:

  • Contribute to ILRI’s mission and livestock agenda by creating blended learning courses based on Adult Learning Theory (ALT) and sound Instructional design principles and practices.
  • Review and refine training materials, prepare lesson plans, and produce online/e-learning modules.
  • Create Outlines, Storyboards, Scripts, Job Aids, Activities, Assessments, and other deliverables for a variety of broad range of learning needs.
  • Define technology requirements and process standards for training activities.
  • Assist in the creation of learning systems that can capitalize (ideally in almost real-time) on the learning and experience taking place in different parts – geographically and thematically – of the CRPs, and disseminate widely after adapting based on capacity development and learning theory best practices.
  • Contribute to ongoing research on various aspects of capacity development / instructional design and their application to ILRI’s mandate.
  • Make learning (including social learning) explicit and embedded into the research process, so that capacities (including the capacity to innovate) are enhanced.
  • Support a ‘Learning Hub’ that will handle both the data flow and analysis of our learning data, along with a broader dissemination strategy.
  • Converting research outputs and tools into training media and a strategy to ensure effective dissemination and uptake among our research team and target beneficiaries.
  • Support the implementation of multi stakeholder platforms, including support in setting up and facilitation of such platforms, and contribution to related research activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop blended-learning programs and training materials based on proven adult learning techniques (including ADDIE, Rapid Course Development, and Adult Learning Theory), using appropriate design, content and technologies adapted to the context of actors in developing countries.
  • Help disseminate learning insights gained, as well as tools and methodologies across CRPs and ILRI’s activities.
  • Support researchers and partners in setting up and facilitating multiple stakeholder platforms, as well as in the delivery of materials as needed (including assistance in coordinating and organizing training sessions, and delivering training programs as needed).
  • Support the program researchers in conceptualizing and developing capacity development activities.
  • Contribute to research activities around capacity development topics.
  • Work with program scientists to develop and apply tools and methods for an ongoing assessment of program capacity development needs, as well as the impact of capacity development interventions on the overall program objectives.
  • Develop partnerships with selected capacity development actors to achieve the program objectives
  • Any other related task as assigned by the Head of Capacity Development.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Education, Communication, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related fields.
  • At least 10 years exposure in the disciplinary area, e.g., instructional design / learning systems / education & training / social science – with experience working in developing countries. Of these, at least three years in one or more of the following areas: (1) online instructional design experience; (2) technical writing experience; (3) working with an LMS.
  • A proven skill-set in the development of learning courses, dissemination of learning products, training and technical assistance materials, needs assessments, and other capacity development products.
  • Familiarity with aspects of livestock production, and/or agricultural systems in developing countries a plus.
  • Experience with Adult Learning, Engagement skills, Curriculum Development Competence and e-learning
  • Experience with eLearning tools such as Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio (Quizmaker), Adobe Captivate, Flash, HTML/HTM5, MS SharePoint 2010, and Java Script Flash/Action Script as well as graphical design tools, such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • High level understanding of AICC and SCORM standards
  • Excellent judgment, strategic thinking and the ability to manage risk and competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexity.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Facilitation, presentation, and/or publication experience a plus.

Post location: This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, or one of ILRI’s regional offices (Hanoi, New Delhi, Ouagadougou or Harare). There will be an induction period at ILRI’s headquarters in Nairobi prior to taking up the post at the duty station.

Position level: This is an Internationally-recruited position, job grade 4C.

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

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive international and 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.

*Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

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: IDS/CDU/08/2014 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 by 30 September 2014.

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: Program Leader – Feed and Forages Biosciences (closing date 24 September 2014)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a principal scientist to lead its new Feed and Forages Biosciences program. This leadership position is part of the Biosciences Directorate. The appointee will develop and lead ILRI’s evolving and expanding portfolio of research in Feed and Forage Biosciences.

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 2014, an operating budget of about USD83 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:
• Lead the coordination of a complex multidisciplinary research program primarily directed towards genetic improvement of feed and forage species supporting livestock production, involving gene bank management, genomics, bioinformatics, tissue culture and plant genome modification, large-scale phenotypic evaluation, and end-user liaison for crop adoption.
• Develop a Research Program, lead and manage an international team of molecular biologists, plant breeders and geneticists, and animal nutrition scientists addressing a range of research on livestock forages, and feeds sources, in developing countries.
• Develop and implement a large-scale research program in Feed and Forage Biosciences.
• Raise grant money for a sustainable research group.
• Participate in the leadership group for the bioscience directorate.

Requirements:
• A PhD in Agriculture, with extensive experience in plant molecular biology, including forages molecular breeding, with a minimum of 10 years of experience post-PhD;
• A passion for generation of scientific knowledge that advances pro-poor development;
• A proven research record demonstrating experience in research design, quantitative and qualitative analytic methods and peer-reviewed outputs;
• Extensive experience in areas including several of the following: molecular genetics and genomics, quantitative genetics, population genetics and applied plant breeding;
• Excellent track record in leading and securing resource identification, facilitation of interactions within and between organizations, and will be an excellent communicator;
• Creativity, adaptability and a willingness to work in a team context
• Demonstrated ability to deliver multi-disciplinary research outputs and to initiate and manage cross-disciplinary research activities;
• Demonstration of superior program planning, coordination and management skills across a range of physical locations;
• Familiarity with aspects of livestock production, crop-livestock systems, and animal nutrition;
• Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in other languages is an advantage)

Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya or ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. . Extensive travel to other countries and regions will be required.

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 and 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.

*Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

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: PL/AB/08/14 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications should be submitted through our recruitment portal, http://ilri.simplicant.com by 24 September 2014.

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. Suitably qualified women and citizens of developing countries, with experience of working internationally, are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Consultancy: Livestock Health (closing date 24 August 2014)

ILRI seeks to recruit an expert in animal health and vaccines to lead a desk study contributing to the foresight and strategic scenarios component of the CGIAR research program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM).

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. ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2014 an operating budget of about USD83 million (learn more at www.ilri.org). Staff members work in Integrated Sciences and Biosciences programs that develop and deliver science-based practices, provide scientific evidence for decision-making and develop capacities of livestock-sector stakeholders.

A member of the CGIAR Consortium (see: www.cgiar.org) 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.

Background:

The Global Futures and Strategic Foresight project is a CGIAR initiative with the overall objective of improving agricultural productivity in developing countries, in an environmentally sustainable manner. The project aims to improve the capacity of the CGIAR centers to evaluate and prioritize research investments, and to support the decision-making of international development partners and national policymakers.

To address questions on the combinations and sequences of livestock technology investments to apply in the achievement of global development goals, and the achievement of these in an equitable, inclusive and sustainable manner, a team of experts will contribute to the development of comprehensive databases of livestock populations, disease challenges and the potential for control, and the status of livestock feed use and availability in target countries. The resulting databases will be applied, within the framework of integrated modeling platforms, to the assessment of livestock-related investments and policies. The initial focus will be on target livestock species and countries in the CGIAR research program on Livestock and Fish led by ILRI.

A consultant desk study is here proposed for collation of a database of two key animal diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis on cattle (East Coast fever) and small ruminant (peste des petits ruminants).

 Scope of work

The desk study will use literature reviews, questionnaires, teleconferencing and other data generation methods to obtain information from experts on the status of animal health and vaccine development in sub-Saharan Africa. The experts will be identified as part of the process. The consultant-led study will:

1. Characterize the current status of (a) East Coast fever (ECF) in endemic countries in East and Central Africa; and (b) Pest des Petits ruminants’ (PPR) disease in East, Central and West Africa with a special emphasis on Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.

  • Collate data on disease risks and incidences in the countries, by specified livestock production systems (notably pastoral and agro-pastoral systems, mixed-crop livestock smallholder, urban and others), determining proportions of available livestock that are at risk or affected annually
  • Collate data on the levels of growth, production and reproduction traits (e.g. average daily weight gain, age at first calving, calving intervals, calving rates, mortality) in the different production systems and how these are affected by disease, given the prevailing environmental conditions (husbandry, veterinary care and nutrition)

2. Document the treatment and control of ECF and PPR diseases in the selected countries. Information should to the extent possible be presented by specified livestock production systems

  • Identify which treatment and control methods have been used including the scale at which they have been adopted proportions of animals at risk or with disease that are vaccinated and/or treated annually. In particular, collate data on availability and use of vaccines.
  • Collate data on extents to which their uses have the indicators of growth, productivity and production
  • Collate data on vaccines still proposed or under development
  • Generate information on costs of adopting vaccine and other technologies where available

3. Develop a synthesis report with the information from activities 1 & 2.

Deliverables and Fees

The expected deliverables are:

  • Desk review and development of a draft synthesis report
  • A database of information that quantifies the baseline status of ECF and PPR in affected countries (for example, disease risks, prevalence and mortality, vaccine availability and adoption, productivity indicators)

The consultant will be recruited starting immediately. A competitive remuneration will be paid, based on consultant’s experience.

Requirements

The consultant should have:

  • A PhD in epidemiology, animal health or related discipline
  • Extensive knowledge of the state of vector-borne animal diseases and their control in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Previous experience collating and interpreting quantitative animal health information in developing countries
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills in English and proven capacity to write well-structured and easily accessible documents;
  • Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team and to respect given time-lines

Duration: The work should be carried out over a period of 3 months starting from the 1st of September. Latest date for completion is 30th of November 2014.

 Location: Consultant will be home-based with frequent email/phone/Skype communication with the supervisors.

For more information, kindly contact d.enahoro@cgiar.org

Applications:

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses, telephone numbers and email contacts of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. The position title and reference number, LH01/08/2014, should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

Click on the “Apply Now” tab to submit you application by 24 August 2014.

To find out more about ILRI and its staff, visit our website at http://www.ilri.org and http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


ILRI Consultancy: Livestock and Fish – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (closing date 28 August 2014)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to hire a consultant to conduct a comprehensive and analytical literature review of the understanding, production, measurement and monitoring of International Public Goods (IPGs) in a wide range of research and development undertakings.

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. http://www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2014, an operating budget of about USD83 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 http://www.cgiar.org

The CGIAR in its Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) has developed a research agenda that aims to reduce poverty and hunger, improve human health and nutrition, and enhance ecosystem resilience through high-quality international agricultural research, partnership and leadership

In pursuit of this vision, the CGIAR has identified four strategic System Level Outcomes (SLOs):
1. Reduced rural poverty
2. Improved food security
3. Improved nutrition and health
4. Sustainably managed natural resources.

The Livestock and Fish Program (L&F otherwise known as CRP 3.7) contributes to these SLOs by transforming research outputs into development impacts that will positively change lives of millions of beneficiaries. These changes are measured through Intermediate Development Outcomes (IDOs), defined as “changes that occur in the medium term and intended to affect positively the welfare of the targeted population or environment, and which result, in part, from research carried out by the CGIAR and its partners.”

OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
To conduct a comprehensive and analytical literature review of the understanding, production, measurement and monitoring of International Public Goods (IPGs) in a wide range of research and development undertakings. The literature review should be able to provide insights into how the understanding and monitoring of IPGs has evolved and the implications for monitoring and evaluating IPGs under the Livestock and Fish CGIAR program for tracking program’s progress on producing IPGs to contribution to IDOs and SLOs. The review should also provide concrete recommendations on appropriate approaches for evaluating the production of IPGs under the CGIAR research program on livestock and fish.

SCOPE OF WORK
1. To conduct a literature review, documenting how other institutions (research and development) demonstrate how IPG are transformed into development outcomes and impacts; in other words, what evidence do they use to make a convincing attribution/contribution claim?

While the literature review will undoubtedly include both scholarly and grey literature sources, emphasis should be placed on grey literature sources. An outline of the structure of the review will be sent to the consultant.

2. To make practical recommendations on a simple monitoring and evaluation system for IPGs. As a subcomponent, create a convincing theory of change that explains how IPGs are transformed from research outputs into development impacts;

DELIVERABLES
1. A literature review with a detailed bibliography, hyperlinked to all available sources
2. Suggestions on how to operationalize and IPG M&E strategy with the L&F CRP.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Graduate Degree in Social Sciences
• Ability to write at a scholarly level in English

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION, FEE AND EXPECTED PLACES OF TRAVEL
Duration: Within 1 month
Maximum working days: 10
Duty Station: At consultant’s discretion
Expected places of travel: None
Fee: USD 380 per day

Applications:
Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses, telephone numbers and email contacts of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. The position title and reference number, LGI 04/08/2014, should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

Click on the “Apply Now” tab to submit you application by 28 August 2014.

To find out more about ILRI and its staff, visit our website at http://www.ilri.org and http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


ILRI Consultancy: Fodder Impact Study (closing date 28 August 2014)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to hire a consultant to implement this study in Kenya and to synthesize results from Kenya and Ethiopia into a comprehensive report outlining distribution channels, major target areas and adoption patterns. In addition, data on livelihood impacts of the selected fodder species will be collected.

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. http://www.ilri.org.

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2014, an operating budget of about USD83 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 http://www.cgiar.org

OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The assignment will aim to implement this study in Kenya and to synthesize results from Kenya and Ethiopia into a comprehensive report outlining distribution channels, major target areas and adoption patterns. In addition, data on livelihood impacts of the selected fodder species will be collected.

SCOPE OF WORK
The assignment will be structured into 3 sections:
• Identification & targeting: Through discussions on dissemination path-ways with recipient institutions, both on national and local levels, target areas for the most relevant innovative fodder species will be identified. Appropriate secondary data will be collected and documented to enable transparent sampling.

• Adoption: An adoption study on selected fodder species in the target areas will be implemented. The consultant will collaborate with designing tools and sample selection as well as lead enumerator selection, training and supervision during the data collection period. Finally, a report on adoption will outlines initial results.

• Impact: Finally, based on the adoption study results, a sample for impact assessment of the selected fodder species will be established, including a counter-factual. A data collection tool will be jointly developed. The consultant will lead the selection, training and supervision of enumerators for collecting all data relevant for impact assessment.

DELIVERABLES
a) Country reports on dissemination pathways of selected fodder species for Kenya and Ethiopia, synthesis report for Kenya and Ethiopia; accessible and characterised relevant secondary data
b) Country reports on adoption of selected fodder species in Kenyan and Ethiopian target areas, synthesis for Kenya and Ethiopia; cleaned and characterised adoption data set
c) Data collection report on impact assessment for Kenya and Ethiopia; cleaned and characterised impact assessment data set; determine and report on initial results for Kenya and Ethiopia

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• MSc in agriculture, agricultural economics or related field
• 5 years of experience in research for development
• Understanding of fodder systems and their development
• Understanding of adoption and impact concepts
• Experience with field data collection including the management of enumerator teams
• Good quantitative analysis and writing skills
Excellent verbal and writing communication skills in English

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION, FEE AND EXPECTED PLACES OF TRAVEL

Duration: 5 months
Maximum working days: 90 for Kenya and 70 for Ethiopia
Duty Station: one for Nairobi and one for Addis, Ethiopia
Expected places of travel: – Fodder distribution target areas in Kenya and in Ethiopia, Planning and knowledge exchange visits to Ethiopia
Fee: USD 520 per day

Applications:

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses, telephone numbers and email contacts of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. The position title and reference number, LGI 02/08/2014, should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

Click on the “Apply Now” tab to submit you application by 28 August 2014.

To find out more about ILRI and its staff, visit our website at http://www.ilri.org and http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


ILRI Consultancy: IT Specialist (closing date 28 August 2014)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to hire a consultant to work on a database of tools used or potentially useful in the CGIAR research and development work, to prevent that reinventing the wheel for every project.

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. http://www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2014, an operating budget of about USD83 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 http://www.cgiar.org

OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Compile the metadata base for each tool. Test and fill the online platform for the tool database.

SCOPE OF WORK
• Clean the database coming from survey monkey
• Fill missing data of the database, by searching on the web or contacting the contact persons.
• Integrate tools from database from other project and propose a metadata structure /cataloguing to be taken up by the new online platform
• Test the new online platform, propose improvements and communicate them to the developers
• Enter the database into the platform
• Create a short user manual to help people to upload their own tools to the database
• Contact other CGIAR centres to inform them about the initiative, understand their potential interest of collaborating to build and share such a database.
• Write up a report about lesson learnt from the search to other CGIAR centers

DELIVERABLES
• Filled the tool platform with the tools form
• A manual on how to upload your own tool on the database
• A report on collected information from other CGIAR centers, including other centers activity and persons consulted

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Understanding of database and cataloguing
• Ability to communicate with software developer
• Good communication and writing skills in English
• Capacity to work in complex and international environment
• Capacity to adjust working time to when the task arise (when the developer can make adjustments)
• Some cataloguing experience
• Basic skills in Python, Jinja 2, html and JavaScript

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION, FEE AND EXPECTED PLACES OF TRAVEL
Duration: 3months
Maximum working days: 30, the consultant will probably be working 2-3 days a week over the 3 months, with at least one weekly meeting at ILRI office.
Duty Station: Nairobi
Expected places of travel: None
Fee: USD 150 – 200 per day

Applications:
Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae, 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 LSE/01-08/2014 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online to ILRI’s recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 28 August 2014.

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


ILRI vacancy: Business Development Manager (closing date 12 September 2014)

The Bio-resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program, seeking to recruit a Business Development Manager as part of the Program Management Team.. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Business Development Manager will provide business development support for technologies and products generated by Bio-Innovate supported projects and facilitate the commercialization processes.

The Bio-resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program, hosted at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is a regional initiative established to support multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder biosciences and product-oriented innovation activities in the eastern Africa countries of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The purpose of the Program is to strengthen the link between research, bio-innovation and end users with the aim of initiating and commercializing/deploying innovations for sustainable utilization and integration of the region’s bio-resources for economic growth and development. Phase I of the Program that commenced in 2010 is projected to end in 2015 (www.bioinnovate-africa.org).

Responsibilities:
• Take lead in evaluating the technical and commercial potential as well as social and environmental impact of technologies and products generated by current and future projects.
• Provide requisite guidance to enable deployment of generated technologies and products to the market place.
• Support and monitor the pilot-testing, commercialization and scaling up activities.
• Provide the Program management secretariat, projects teams and partners with intellectual property, business and other legal as well as regulatory requirement support.
• Serve as the virtual bio-incubator leader to guide the innovation processes for the supported projects and ventures.
• Support resource and technology mobilization activities and ensure new or existing partners effectively interface to meet stated objectives.
• Identifying appropriate bio-incubation models for the effective incubation of start-ups, early stage and small enterprises, as well as ‘spin-off’ companies

Requirements:
• Master’s in business, finance, project management or equivalent. Possession of MSc or PhD in a relevant field is an added advantage.
• Over 7 years in business and project development, technology transfer, and a solid understanding of the technical and business incubation processes of bio-innovation.
• Proven record of guiding teams taking research and development outputs to the market.
• Demonstrable expertise in managing incubators and commercializing bioscience innovations.
• A solid understanding of the business as well as policy and regulatory environment in the Eastern Africa region.
• Should possess good negotiation as well as networking and interpersonal skills.

Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, on ILRI main campus

Position level: The position is level 5A equivalent to Senior Scientist level, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Duration: 1 year fixed term contract with the possibility of renewal on regular basis, as part of the Program Management Team in Phase II, based on performance and availability of 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.
*Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

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 should be included in the curriculum vitae. The position title and reference number: BDM/BI/08/14 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications should be submitted through our recruitment portal, http://ilri.simplicant.com by 12 September 2014.

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ILRI vacancy: Capacity Building Research Scientist (closing date 19 September 2014)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a research scientist to build the biosciences research capacity of scientists and graduate students in the east and central Africa region, in particular to support the many regional researchers who come to the BecA-ILRI Hub to conduct their own agricultural biosciences research projects.

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 2014, an operating budget of about USD83 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

ILRI also manages the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub at ILRI, the centre for excellence in modern plant and animal biology in Africa. BecA is an initiative developed within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/ African Union African Biosciences initiative. It consists of a Hub based on the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya and a network of regional nodes and other affiliated laboratories and organizations throughout the region. The BecA Hub facilities are world class, including a range of molecular, plant transformation, and genomics laboratories and equipment (e.g. 454 and Illumina next generation sequencing, Biosafety level 3 laboratory, plant growth facilities). The Hub hosts and conducts research in crop, microbe and livestock areas where new developments in science offer promise to address previously intractable problems constraining Africa’s development. Capacity building is a major goal of all activities. The scope covers agriculture and food security and their intersections with human health and nutrition, and the sustainable use of Africa’s natural resources. Further information is available at http://hub.africabiosciences.org

 Responsibilities:

  • Building the research capacity of scientists and postgraduate students from regional National Agricultural Research Institutes and universities.
  • Manage multiple research projects at the BecA-ILRI Hub that are conducted by visiting regional scientists and postgraduate students.
  • Developing and conducting individual and group biosciences training.
  • Managing the BecA-ILRI Hub’s capacity building laboratory.
  • Developing and fostering close relationships and linkages with key institutions to enhance regional biosciences research capacity.
  • Facilitate biosciences training programs for internal staff.
  • Support the BecA-ILRI Hub Director in developing strategies and policies for biosciences capacity building.
  • Actively promote BecA-ILRI Hub research and training facilities within the region.
  • Resource mobilisation for capacity building activities by the BecA-ILRI Hub.

Requirements:

  • PhD in biological sciences (preferably in molecular biology, biotechnology or genomic sciences) with broad and solid laboratory-based experience and interest in biosciences research.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of a wide range of bioscience technologies broadly and specifically molecular methods and their applications in a wide range of biological systems.
  • Extensive experience of the technology transfer/ capacity building in developing countries and ability to implement and adapt novel technologies to facilitate research.
  • Record of scientific achievement in biosciences, including publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Proven skills in mentoring, training and supervising scientists, postgraduate students and technicians.
  • Very strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate and facilitate bioscience capacity building programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain excellent working relations with project leaders, scientists and technical staff.
  • Strong technical science writing and communication skills.

 Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya with extensive travel to other countries.

Position level: The position is Senior Scientist level dependent on qualifications and experience.

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.

*Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

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: CBRS/BecA/08/14 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications should be submitted through our recruitment portal, http://ilri.simplicant.com by 19 September 2014.

To find out more about ILRI and the BecA-ILRI Hub, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org and http://hub.africabiosciences.org

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer. Suitably qualified women and citizens of developing countries, with experience of working internationally, are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI vacancy: Research Assistant (closing date 3 September 2014)

Vacancy Number: RT/BECA/08/14
Department: BecA-ILRI Hub
Duration: 3 years’ Contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to provide high level technical support to visiting scientists and graduate students (research placements) conducting research projects in genomics, bioinformatics and genotyping at the BecA-ILRI Hub.

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 2014, an operating budget of about USD83 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

ILRI also manages the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub at ILRI, the centre for excellence in modern plant and animal biology in Africa. BecA is an initiative developed within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/ African Union African Biosciences initiative. It consists of a Hub based on the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya and a network of regional nodes and other affiliated laboratories and organizations throughout the region. The BecA Hub facilities are world class, including a range of molecular, plant transformation, and genomics laboratories and equipment (e.g. 454 and Illumina next generation sequencing, Biosafety level 3 laboratory, plant growth facilities). The Hub hosts and conducts research in crop, microbe and livestock areas where new developments in science offer promise to address previously intractable problems constraining Africa’s development. Capacity building is a major goal of all activities. The scope covers agriculture and food security and their intersections with human health and nutrition, and the sustainable use of Africa’s natural resources. Further information is available at http://hub.africabiosciences.org/

Responsibilities:
• Provide high level technical support in genomics, bioinformatics, genotyping and genotyping data analysis for research placements at the BecA-ILRI Hub;
• Develop work plans, budgets and ensure research compliance for research placements;
• Assist in developing and conducting individual and group training in molecular-based technologies, including the annual molecular biology and bioinformatics workshops;
• Conduct research under supervision of research scientists;
• Ensure observation of good laboratory practice, good laboratory etiquette and research ethics
• Facilitate weekly laboratory meetings and monthly journal club for research placements;
• Prepare and edit SOPs for the laboratory manual;
• Coordinate purchase requisition of consumable stock items;
• Coordinate with ILRI engineering and lab manager to ensure that the laboratories and equipment are in good working order;
• Participate in institutional training and seminars.

Requirements:
• MSc in biological sciences with no less than 3 years post masters relevant experience;
• Knowledge and demonstrated experience in Genomics, bioinformatics, genotyping and genotyping data analysis;
• Strong English language skills, both written and spoken;
• Excellent organisation and problem solving skills;
• Computer literacy in MS Office;
• Excellent communication, training and interpersonal skills.

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a three year contract period; renewable subject to availability of funds and individual performance. Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided by ILRI.

Job level and salary: This position is job grade 2D with a starting gross salary of KES166,536 per month. In addition ILRI currently offers medical insurance for staff and dependents, Life insurance, Pension at 12.5% employers contribution, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days+ public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

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. All applications should be submitted through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com by 3 September 2014.

The position title and reference number REF: RT/BECA/08/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

To find out more about ILRI and the BecA-ILRI Hub, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org and http://hub.africabiosciences.org

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Driver – (Closing, 26 August 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/052/14
Department: Animal Science and Sustainable Productivity (ASSP)
Duration: Two years’ contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Driver for Animal Science and Sustainable Productivity Program in ILRI who will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).  http://www.ilri.org.

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
•    Experience in driving articulated trucks/buses is advantageous

Skills:

•    Valid driving license for land cruisers

Duty Station:      Addis Ababa

Grade: 1B

Minimum Base:    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 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/052/14 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 26 August 2014.

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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CIP Vacancy: Administrative Assistant – (Closing, 25 August 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/047/14
Institute: International Potato Centre (CIP-Ethiopia)
Duration: Nine months’ contract

The International Potato Center – Ethiopia (CIP) seeks to recruit an Administrative Assistant to its Ethiopia Office which is based in Addis Ababa.

The Center: The International Potato Centre (CIP) is an international non-profit agricultural research organization with a global mandate to conduct research on potatoes, sweet potatoes, Andean root and tuber crops, and sustainable management of natural resources. CIP’s vision is to contribute from its areas of expertise to the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular those goals that relate to poverty, hunger, child and maternal mortality, and sustainable development. CIP has its headquarters in Lima, Peru with staff and activities in locations across Africa, Asia and Latin America. CIP is a member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, a network of 15 research centers mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 60 donor members.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Provides secretarial and logistics services to  the CIP-Ethiopia office
•    Receives requests for services from internal clients, promptly prepares the required paperwork for their processing by either internal units or governmental departments such as letters, forms, payment requests, visa applications and travel arrangements
•    Maintains and analyses vehicle database and usage schedules; including vehicle allocation and maintenance
•    Files documents and labels files ensuring that offices documents are filed in a structured and comprehensive manner
•    Enters survey data and copies/binds reports and other documents
•    Prepares workshops and meetings
•    Responds to queries from internal units or staff members
•    Recording of time sheets for staff  in OCS as a proxy
•    Travels to the sub offices or field when necessary
•    Performs other duties as required.

Education:
•    Diploma in Business Administration, Management or other relevant field of study.

Work Experience:
•    At least 2 years of relevant work experience.
•    Experience with Donor funded projects (USAID, Irish Aid, Africa Rising) is advantageous.

Core Competencies and Skills:
•    Knowledge of CSPRO,
•    Conversant to Microsoft office tools and other basic computer skills,
•    Be able to work independently with minimal supervision,
•    Participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties,
•    Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
•    Good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality,
•    Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiative and work under pressure,
•    Highly effective planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong administrative service orientation,
•    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment,
•    Excellent spoken and written English.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Grade:  1C

Minimum Base: Birr 7,461 (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 nine months 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/047/14 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 25 August 2014. We do not encourage CVs and credentials to be mailed to our postal address.

To find more about CIP, visit our Website at http://www.cip.cgiar.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 Research Fellowship – call for applications: Veterinary Public Health/ Microbiology (MSc student), closing date: 30 September 2014 or until suitable candidate is selected

Project: Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa: Ecosystems, livestock/wildlife, health and wellbeing
Location: Kenya (Nairobi)
Duration: Until December 2014, starting October 2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, www.ilri.org) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. Part of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org).

The position: The MSc student will implement a project to determine the main reservoirs of West Nile virus in Tana River district, Kenya. Key activities will include field surveys to collect samples, development and optimization of diagnostic tools required for serological/molecular screening of the samples and statistical analysis of the data collected. The student is expected to use this assignment to produce a thesis, project report or a paper that can satisfy an academic requirement for an MSc degree.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review relevant and recent literature on West Nile virus, with special focus on East Africa and Kenya
  • Work with his/her ILRI and university supervisors to develop a protocol for West Nile virus detection in birds
  • Contribute in devising survey methods adapted to the local field context in order to collect data
  • Travel to the field to test the survey instruments, take part in ringing of birds, collect data samples
  • Analyze the samples using PCR and serology
  • Conduct statistical analysis using quantitative analysis tools (Stata or R)
  • Write up research results in a format suitable for publication as an MSc Thesis or university field report, and possibly a case study article or a scientific journal article.

Requirements:

  • Be a current student at MSc (or equivalent degree level) in veterinary sciences, public health, microbiology or biology;
  • Should have completed course work requirements of an MSc programme in one of the above fields;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of using statistical tools and software for research, alternatively, genuine interest to learn about using statistical packages a plus;
  • Demonstrated skill of using PCR;
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Terms of appointment and stipend:

The successful candidate will be supervised jointly by a scientist at ILRI and a university supervisor at the college where the student is registered. While at ILRI, he/she will interact with other ILRI scientists and research technicians to further develop his/her research career. The student is expected to cater for their own accommodation and ILRI will provide an allowance of US$ 500/month to support personal expenses. Additionally, ILRI will meet the costs of research related travel, as well as insurance.

Please apply to this Veterinary Public Health/ Microbiology (MSc student) position online: http://ilri.simplicant.com/

Closing date: 30 September 2014 or until a suitable candidate is selected

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

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ILRI vacancy: Animal Technician (closing date 22 August 2014)

Vacancy Number: REF: AT /08/14
Department: Animal Biosciences
Duration: 3 years’ Contract

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Animal Technician to support Animal unit Biosciences facility activities.

ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centers working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in West and southern Africa and South and Southeast Asia. http://www.ilri.org.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. www.cgiar.org.

Responsibilities

  • Collecting of samples
  • Report on animal health matters of concern and activities within the defined areas
  • Ensure that all animals in the area are well maintained and cared for.
  • Record all activities performed on animals in their area.
  • Ensure that that animals have sufficient food , water and clean beddings to meet the stupilated     husbandry, welfare and experimental requirements.
  • Record details of animal maintenance and facility use for cost recovery purposes.
  • Handle minor herd health issues e.g. deworming. Dehorning and castrations.
  • Maintain paddocks and perimeter fence around the farm.
  • Collect animals from external sources.
  • Conduct routine dipping and vaccinations of animals
  • Training of farmers and students interns

Requirements

  • Diploma in Animal health OR Diploma in Applied Biology and a certificate in Animal health
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with animals in a research set up or similar environment
  • Ability to communicate in English and Kiswahili
  • Basic supervisory and management skills.
  • Computer literacy with knowledge in animal record keeping,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for 3 Years term contract.

Job level and salary:

This position is job level 1C with a starting gross salary of KES 66,173 per month. In addition to ILRI currently offers Medical insurance for staff and dependents, Life insurance, Pension at 12.5% employers contribution, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days+ public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

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 through our recruitment portal:http://ilri.simplicant.com/ by 22 August 2014. The position title and reference number REF: AT /08/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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ICRAF/ILRI vacancy: ICT Helpdesk Technician (closing date 22 August 2014)

Vacancy Number: ICT-Tech/CS/08/14
Department: Corporate Services
Duration: 3 years’ Contract

ILRI and ICRAF seek to recruit an ICT helpdesk Technician who will provide the first point of contact for ICT users. The position will be based on the World Agroforestry Centre’s Nairobi campus. The holder will however be expected to provide assistance to the ILRI campus when required.

ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centers working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in West and southern Africa and South and Southeast Asia. www.ilri.org.

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health. www.worldagroforestry.org

CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. www.cgiar.org.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the helpdesk functions. This includes logging all ICT service requests, assigning the correct priority level, category, type and the appropriate technician or service provider to carry out the request.
  • First Level Support: Diagnose and resolve incidents over the phone, through remote connection or by providing information.
  • Monitor and following-up on the status and resolution of outstanding service requests. Especially those that have taken unusually long and escalate any problems to the appropriate ICT staff.
  • Process and disseminate helpdesk reports and statistics for use in analysing common incidents and assessing performance of the ICT Department against agreed SLAs.
  • Maintain the log of equipment and other resources loaned to Staff.
  • Process the arrival of new staff and clearance of staff leaving the Centre, by following the set procedures. This will include to assigning or disabling accounts and access to resources, allocation of telephone and copying/printing PINs, IPASS and DISA accounts, updating of systems and databases, organising for data transfer or archival and providing appropriate information to the staff member.
  • Keep the databases that are used to manage the operations of the Department up to date. These include the ICT equipment inventory, Recharge Pro and Equitrac (ILRI) etc.
  • Inform the appropriate people whenever ICT services are unavailable and again when the service is restored, including when ICT staff are unavailable.
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of students attached to the ICT Department.
  • Work with the Administrative assistant to organise the production of flyers, posters and other documents for the promotion and communication from the ICT Department.
  • Stand in for the ICT Administrative assistant whenever he/she is away.
  • Under the guidance of the ICT Customer Services manager, participate as required in ICT Customer services projects that are implemented by the ICT Customer Services team.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology with at least one year relevant work experience.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) will be an advantage
  • Computer Applications and Customer service training

Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 3 years’ contract period.

Job level and salary:

This position is job level 2B with a starting gross salary of KES 89,876 per month. In addition to salary, ILRI offers Medical insurance for staff and dependents, Life insurance, Pension at 12.5% employers contribution, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days+ public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

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 through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com by 22 August 2014. The position title and reference number REF: ICT-Tech/ CS/08/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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ICRAF/ILRI vacancy: ICT Administrative Assistant (closing date 22 August 2014)

Vacancy Number: ICT-Admin/CS/08/14
Department: Corporate Services
Duration: 3 years’ Contract

ILRI and ICRAF seek to recruit an ICT Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the shared ICT Department and provide an interface between service providers, visitors and the ICT Department. The position is central to ensuring that administrative tasks are efficiently and effectively delivered to support delivery of ICT services. There is one position shared between ILRI Nairobi and ICRAF HQ on a 50/50 basis.

ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centers working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in West and southern Africa and South and Southeast Asia. www.ilri.org.

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health. http://www.worldagroforestry.org

CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. www.cgiar.org.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out standard administrative duties for the ICT Department in coordination with the administrator at the other Centre. This will include processing and follow up of procurements, payment requests, and travel arrangements for staff in the Department.
  • Keep contract and sign-off documents for contracted services and projects. Collate information required for contract review meetings.
  • Monitor the Department’s budget and follow up to ensure that costs are charged to the correct Cost Centre in a timely manner.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for service providers, suppliers and other partners and visitors and respond to their requests for information.
  • Maintain the log of equipment, books and other resources loaned to Staff.
  • Manage the corporate accounts for services obtained from telecommunication companies. This includes taking responsibility for activating/deactivating lines and services; verifying and paying monthly invoices, distributing itemized invoices to staff, reporting and following of problems on behalf of users and obtaining details on new services and special offers provided by the companies.
  • Work with the Helpdesk Technician to process the arrival of new staff and clearance of staff leaving the Centre, by following the set procedures.
  • Keep the relevant databases that are used to manage the operations of the Department up to date. These include the ICT equipment inventory, Recharge Pro and Equitrac (ILRI).
  • Administer bookings and recharges for ICT training rooms on the campus.
  • Organise meetings for the ICT Department and communicate the meeting details to those involved.
  • Inform the appropriate people whenever ICT services are unavailable and again when the service is restored, including when ICT staff are unavailable.
  • Assist in organising events, training, meetings and workshops, including identifying appropriate venues, making travel arrangements, accommodation bookings and hospitality for participants.
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of students attached to the ICT Department.
  • Organise the production of flyers, posters and other documents for the promotion and communication from the ICT Department.
  • Under the guidance of the ICT Customer Services manager, participate as required in ICT Customer services projects that are implemented by the ICT Customer Services team.

 Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with strong ICT knowledge acquired through training and one year experience in a similar environment or an equivalent Higher Diploma with two years’ experience.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) will be an advantage
  • Computer Applications and Customer service training

Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 3 years’ contract period.

Job level and salary:

This position is job level 1C with a starting gross salary of KES66,173 per month. In addition to salary, ILRI offers Medical insurance for staff and dependents, Life insurance, Pension at 12.5% employers contribution, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days+ public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

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 through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ by 22 August 2014. The position title and reference number REF: ICT-Admin/CS /08/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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ILRI vacancy: Liaison and Protocol Officer (closing date 22 August 2014)

Vacancy Number: LPO/P&OD/08/14
Department: People and Organizational Development
Duration: 3 years’ Contract

 ILRI seeks to recruit a Liaison and Protocol Officer to develop and maintain effective working relationship with government offices, diplomatic missions, international agencies and non-governmental organizations in Kenya in order to ensure the smooth running of ILRI’s operations in Kenya.

ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centers working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in West and southern Africa and South and Southeast Asia. www.ilri.org.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors. CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. www.cgiar.org.

The position: The Liaison and Protocol Officer will act as the link between ILRI and the Kenya Government Departments, namely: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration Department, Kenya Revenue Authority and the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, handling documents and issues related to staff immigration and duty-free and tax provisions as per the Host Country Agreement for ILRI and its eligible staff. The officer will promote collaborative, client-focussed, quality and results-oriented approach consistent with ILRI regulations and rules and relevant host country statutes. The officer will work in close collaboration with various teams within ILRI, government counterparts and other resident and non-resident agencies to exchange information and ensure consistent and timely service delivery.

 Responsibilities:

  • Ensure international norms of diplomatic protocol are followed in line with the host country agreement.
  • Provide protocol services and advise the Institute and hosted organizations.
  • Provide assistance to expatriate staff, their dependants and official visitors to the Institute on matters of consular nature including travel, visas and re-entry permits and note verballes.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with Customs and Security Officials at the JKIA and provide assistance with arrival and / or departure formalities at JKIA.
  • Receive and manage motor vehicle registration, disposal, de-registration of all ILRI official vehicles and personal vehicles with diplomatic plates.
  • Coordinate and organize official government related ceremonies, such as official visits, and official social functions, such as receptions and luncheons.
  • Advise on policies and procedures and represent the Institute in according VIP facilities to ministers and other visiting dignitaries to the Institute.
  • Lead the Liaison function to ensure it responds effectively to the Institute’s needs and follows best practice.
  • Represent the Institute on a day to day basis in all activities requiring personal interaction with Protocol officers.
  • Advise and assist the Institute in maintaining good relationships with the Government Ministries, Foreign Missions and Agencies based in Kenya

Requirements

  • First degree in International relations or related field with at least 5 years relevant work experience in a comparable position.
  • Wide experience and knowledge of Government of Kenya operations particularly Ministry of Foreign Affairs and local legislation.
  • Ability to understand and relate to the changing relations and limitations of the space and latitude of working with governmental bureaucrats.
  • In-depth knowledge and skills in diplomatic and protocol issues.
  • Ability to work in cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments and international organizations is highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship building skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Good personal organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Highly effective multi-tasking skills, with ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and uphold integrity of information.

Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 3 years’ contract period.

Job level and salary:

This position is job level 3A with a starting gross salary of KES 225,639 per month. In addition to salary, ILRI offers Medical insurance for staff and dependents, Life insurance, Pension at 12.5% employers contribution, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days+ public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

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 through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ by 22 August 2014. The position title and reference number REF: LPO/P&OD/08/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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ICARDA Vacancy: Programme Management Officer – External advert (Closing: 18 August 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/051/14
Institute: Department: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Duration: 3 years’ contract

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) seeks to hire a Programme Management Officer for its Ethiopia office located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Addis Ababa campus.

General: The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization temporarily based in Beirut, Lebanon supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICARDA is committed to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through agricultural research, and the equitable use of natural resources. For more details: http://www.icarda.org 

Main Responsibilities: 

  • In consultation with Regional Coordinator,, oversees office administrative functions and directly supervises a number of office support staff including performance management, work planning and reviewing of job descriptions;
  • Participates in office management and staff meetings, serving as Secretary and ensuring follow-up on action items;
  • Provides leadership and management of all aspects of the administrative unit and ensures that office systems run efficiently and in a coordinated manner;
  • Reviews administrative functions, structures and procedure and makes recommendations for changes, and oversees their implementation;
  • Supports the Regional Coordinator and other research staff in recruitment and engagement of consultants;
  • Maintains updated staff/supervisor list and organizational chart;
  • Develops efficient filing systems and databases for print and electronic files/documents;
  • Coordinates receiving and assisting of visitors;
  • Coordinates local and international travel, meetings and workshop logistics and subsequently verifies related expense reports;
  • Coordinates purchase/ requisition and distribution of office furniture, equipment, stationery, and other office supplies;
  • Supports the preparation of local payment and consultant requests as necessary;
  • Manages office equipment such as the printer/copier and coordinating maintenance of offices, office furniture and standard equipment such as computers, printers, phones;
  • Reviews and drafts documents (e.g. concept papers, proposals and reports) to check conformity to agreed templates, and consistency with project objectives, work plans and/or milestones;
  • Progress report preparation and overall assistance to the Regional Coordinator , maintaining a tracking system to monitor milestones and status of deliverables in work plans, notify staff of impending due dates and assist in organizing/coordinating workshops/conferences, and assist visitors;
  • Assists Regional Coordinator and Accountant in the preparation of budgets, including budgets for overall office operations and individual projects/programs;
  • Works closely with ICARDA and ILRI Finance to ensure correct budget codes are communicated and used for charges, and that financial reports conform to ICARDA and donor/investor guidelines/formats. 

Requirements:

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Programme Management or related field. 

Experience:

  • At least 5 years relevant experience in programme management working in international research/development or similar organizations.

Skills:

  • Professional training / certification in project management an advantage.
  • Required for this job (communication, report writing, computer and electronic media skills etc.)
  • Knowledge of administrative/financial management of donor funded projects/programs;
  • Experienced in developing and managing work plans, results-based budgets and monitoring and reporting progress and reviewing proposals;
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Experience in coordinating programmes with numerous partners;
  • Team player with good communication and coordination skills;
  • Attention to detail is essential;

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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 a three years, renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability. ICARDA offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. ICARDA 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/051/2014 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 18 August 2014. 

To find more about ICARDA, visit our Website at www.icarda.org.

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ILRI Vacancy: Administrative Assistant – External advert (Closing, 18 August 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/050/14

Program:Animal Science and Sustainable Productivity (ASSP)

Duration: 3 years’ contract

General:  The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in Africa (Botswana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda) as well as Asia (China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka). 

The Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) program comprises three research for development projects supported by the United States Agency for International Development as part of the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative. Through action research and development partnerships, Africa RISING will create opportunities for smallholder farm households to move out of hunger and poverty through sustainable intensified farming systems that improve food, nutrition, and income security, particularly for women and children, and conserve or enhance the natural resource base. 

The position: ILRI seeks a qualified Administrative Assistant to provide Program administrative support in Ethiopia for activities within the LiveGene initiative. The job-holder will also provide support to other Programs as required under the Integrated Science portfolio.

Specific Duties:

  • Manage, review and respond to the internal and external communication flow – drafting correspondence and responding to queries.
  • Maintaining and updating of collaborators’ address lists and preparing distribution of materials to regions or in response to specific inquiries.
  • Recording monthly attendance of full time consultants and temporary staff
  • Preparing consultant, graduate fellow and temporary staff contracts and handling payment requests accordingly
  • Organizing induction programs for newly employed staff and arranging office setup/ICT equipment
  • Follow up with project partners and consultants on their reports/deliverable, prepare payment requests for consultants/partners,  and ensure  completion of payment transfer
  • Managing procurement, maintaining assets database and coordinating service and maintenance of all assets
  • Maintaining proper filling and other office management systems
  • Liaising with Finance, Supply Chain, Housing and Catering, Transport Pool, Physical Plant Units to obtain service and goods required
  • Managing vehicles (maintenance, daily allocation, updating mileage records, insurance renewals, etc.)
  • Managing travel (ticketing, hotels, visas, airport transfers and travel authorization process) for staff and students.
  • Coordinating arrangements for conferences and workshops both locally and internationally and providing secretarial, logistical and financial administration during the activity.
  • Liaising with Project Leaders and partners to organize logistics of visits to project sites and being generally responsible for the administrative aspects of such arrangements,
  • Other admin duties proposed by the Scientist and Program Management Officer

Minimum Requirements

Educational:

  • Diploma in Business Administration, Management or other relevant field of study.

Work Experience:

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience.

Core Competencies and Skills:

  • Conversant to Microsoft office tools and other basic computer skills,
  • Be able to work independently with minimal supervision,
  • Participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality.
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiative and work under pressure.
  • Highly effective planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong administrative service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa. 

Job level:        1C.

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 7,461 (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 three 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/050/14 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 18 August 2014.

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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CIP Vacancy: Research Assistant IV – External advert (Closing: 15 August 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/049/14
Institute: International Potato Center (CIP)
Duration: Three years’ contract

The International Potato Center – Ethiopia (CIP) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant IV to its SASHA II project which is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia office. 

The Center: The International Potato Center (CIP) is an international non-profit agricultural research organization with a global mandate to conduct research on potatoes, sweet potatoes, Andean root and tuber crops, and sustainable management of natural resources. CIP’s vision is to contribute from its areas of expertise to the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular those goals that relate to poverty, hunger, child and maternal mortality, and sustainable development. CIP has its headquarters in Lima, Peru with staff and activities in locations across Africa, Asia and Latin America. CIP is a member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, a network of 15 research centers mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 60 donor members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement participatory trials and demonstrations for appropriate small-scale irrigation technologies for vine multiplication and off season root production;
  • Validation of low-cost, on-farm seed preservation and seed quality maintenance, including net tunnels and the “Triple S” root based vine multiplication method under different agro-ecologies and socio-economic conditions
  • Support the adaptation, testing and implementation of appropriate sweet potato QDS assurance Provide training (in collaboration with national partners) to extension providers in: the production of quality sweet potato planting material (i.e. bed preparation, planting regime, integrated pest and disease management, QDS protocols); ensuring that gender aspects are considered and incorporated into the training.
  • Actively participate in the SPHI community of practice for sweet potato seed systems for exchange of experience and technical debate
  • Coordinate with partner organizations on the production quality sweet potato planting material (pre-basic, foundation material and subsequent generations and contribute to the establishment of decentralized sweet potato seed production schemes;
  • Contribute to the establishment and strengthening of functional, cost effective sweet potato seed and root value chains
  • Conduct monitoring & evaluation activities to provide timely feedback on project implementation
  • Identify any emerging bottlenecks to successful implementation of activities and work with national research partner institutions and private sector to address those constraints.
  • Attend in-country meetings with partners on a regular basis.
  • Document and present findings in conferences and journals
  • Contribute to the development of new project ideas and proposals
  • Support and collaborate with other CIP sweet potato initiatives in Ethiopia
  • Prepare brief bi-weekly updates for CIP and project quarterly reports on a timely basis

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of data management and statistical software programs
  • Demonstrated success in working with multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships in research or project implementation;
  • Excellent social skills, collaborative style, and ability to multi-task effectively;
  • Proactive, innovative and creative attitudes;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.
  • Willingness to travel within the country
  • Ability to write scientific publications

Education and Experience:

  • At least a relevant Master of Science degree or a relevant BSc degree plus a relevant post graduate qualification
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience

Duty Station: Hawassa

Grade: 2D 

Minimum Base: Birr 19,078 (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 three 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/049/14 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 August 2014. We do not encourage CVs and credentials to be mailed to our postal address.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. 

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ILRI Vacancy: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Officer – External advert (Closing, 15 August 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/048/14
Department: People and Organizational Development
Duration: 3 years’ contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Officer who will be a member of the People and Organizational Development team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General:  The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 research centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).  www.ilri.org.

Job Purpose:

To establish and maintain a viable EOHS and research compliance programs at ILRI Ethiopia by implementing procedures in line with regulatory requirements, internationally recognized best practices. To ensure ILRI Ethiopia:  Administration, research projects and hosted institutions do not create adverse impacts on the environment, health and safety of employees. Administration, research projects and hosted institutions maintain compliance to regulatory requirements in Ethiopia, international best practices and ILRI policy guidelines.

Key Duties & responsibilities: 

  • Pest Control: Coordinate periodic pest treatment at ILRI Ethiopia premises.
  • Kitchen Hygiene: Coordinate implementation of Kitchen hygiene plan to ensure compliance to food safety regulatory requirements and safety of food at ILRI Ethiopia Addis Ababa campus. 
  • Waste Management: Oversee implementation of ILRI Ethiopia waste management plan and Ensure compliance with current legislation in the transportation, handling and disposal of waste;
  • Risk Assessment: Coordinate risk assessment for Administration departments, projects in Integrated Sciences, Biosciences and various work areas in ILRI Ethiopia and ensure that hazards are clearly and adequately identified, documented and controlled.
  • First Aid Management: Coordinate communication and implementation of ILRI first aid guideline policy to all staff at ILRI Ethiopia.
  • Fire Safety Management: Coordinate communication and Implementation of Fire safety guideline policy at ILRI Addis Campus. 
  • Incident / accident Management: Coordinate communication and implementation of ILRI accident, incident guideline policy to all staff at ILRI Ethiopia
  • Occupational Health Service:
    • Develop with assistance of the Designated Health Practitioner (DHP) an occupational health program for ILRI Addis Ababa and manage the program to ensure screening and monitoring of health conditions to minimize the risks associated with potential workplace hazards
    • Coordinate in consultation with Compensation and Benefits units pre and post-employment medical examinations
    • Coordinate management with involvement of POD of sick leave and safe return to work programs
    • Develops and presents programs promoting employee health/wellness
    • Coordinate periodic medical examinations for all employees
    • Prepare quarterly reports of the occupational health status of ILRI staff.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Coordinate provision of information, training and instruction for employees to ensure effective selection and use of PPE .
  • Emergency Response: Coordinate implementation of Institutional emergency response plan for ILRI Addis Ababa campus and ensure yearly drills. 
  • Liaison:
    • Liaise with regulatory agencies and other external stakeholders to ensure that EOHS practices are up to date.
    • Proactively identify emerging EOHS related issues including regulatory requirements.
  • Contractor’s Safety:
    • Develop and review contractor management guidelines
    • Provide EOHS induction training to all external contractors before starting work on ILRI premises.
    • Monitor and ensure contractor’s compliance to ILRI contractor safety guidelines
  • Audits and Inspections:
    • Liaise with respective managers, schedule for internal audits and monitor corrective actions on deficient findings for completion and effectiveness, providing gap closure assistance.
    • Coordinate statutory external audits and monitor corrective actions on deficient findings for completion and effectiveness, providing gap closure assistance.
  • Safety Committees: Coordinate activities of ILRI Ethiopia safety committees to ensure compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements and ILRI Safety policy
  • EOHS Training: Ensure training and refresher training to maintain compliance and Respond to current health and safety issues and develop training/awareness
  • Research Compliance:
    • Coordinate implementation of Biological Materials Management procedure at ILRI Ethiopia.
    • Coordinate a quarterly inventory and audit of all biological materials with the Principal Investigators
    • Coordinate application of permits for Shipping of Biological Materials and research.
    • Manage and review program requirements associated with infectious/bio-hazardous material shipping requirements, serving as a technical resource, and developing training
    • Ensure all research projects at ILRI Ethiopia meet research compliance policy requirements. 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
Education: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree (MSC Preferred) in medical field (e.g Nursing, Clinical officer etc) biochemistry, industrial hygiene, environmental science, or related field required with training in Occupational Safety and Health.

Experience:

  • 5 years relevant work experience

Training:

  • Bio safety and Bio security, EOHS auditing and certification training in EOHS

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to prioritize substantial demands for protective measures and safety needs,
  • Strong customer service orientation that establishes a good working relationship with customers, with the attitude of wanting to support people to take caution in advance.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and demonstrate the ability to organize own workload and set priorities,
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, service users, staff at all levels,
  • Commitment to high quality service and continuous improvement in health and safety, environmental well being,
  • Flexibility in demanding situations,
  • Good communication and networking skills,
  • Ability to work within a team or independently,
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner, with high level of accuracy and attention as necessary
  • Advanced computing skills including knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheets, database management and MS-PowerPoint, etc.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Grade:  3A 
Minimum Base: Birr 24,376 (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 for three 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/048/14 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 August 2014.

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

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