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ILRI Vacancy: Facilities Technician (closing, 15 July 2014)

Vacancy Number: FT/CS/07/14
Department: Corporate Services
Duration: 2 years’ contract

ILRI seeks to recruit a Facilities Technician to carry out measurements, draft drawings and prepare bills of quantities (BoQs) for various works within the Campus.

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 centres 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.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting of Drawings in ArchiCAD and AutoCAD and preparation of BoQs for building renovations and other maintenance works
  • Facilitate contractors’ site visits, projects inspection and supervision to ensure compliance with building standards, quality assurance, cost control and adherence to timelines
  • Ensure safety standards are adhered to during projects and maintenance works
  • Carrying out duties of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor in his/her absence e.g. raising PRFs, Payment Certificates, Completion Certificates among others
  • Providing clients, Facilities Supervisor and TSM with progress updates
  • Closing of completed jobs in the Computer Aided Facilities Management Software

 Requirements

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering or Construction Management or Quantity Surveying with minimum 3 years working experience
  • Project supervision experience and basic project management skills
  • Knowledge and experience in use of AutoCAD and ArchiCAD drawing software
  • Knowledge and experience in measurement and development of bills of quantities
  • Knowledge on basic computer software packages
  • Eligibility for or Registration/Membership with BORAQS, IEK or ERB
  • Basic knowledge in environmental occupational health and safety policies and procedures

Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 2 years’ contract period.

Job level and salary:

This position is job level 2B with a starting salary of KES 72,581 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 Human Resources Director through our recruitment portal:http://ilri.simplicant.com/ before 15July 2014. The position title and reference number REF: FT/CS/07/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Technician-CCAFS (closing, 15 July 2014)

Vacancy Number: RT/LSE/07/14
Department: Livestock Systems and Environment
Duration: 2 years’ contract

ILRI seeks to recruit a Research Technician to support the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) East Africa Program, and working closely with other CCAFS staff in different locations and partners at different levels.

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. http://www.cgiar.org.

CCAFS addresses the increasing challenge of global warming on agriculture and food security through a strategic collaboration between the CGIAR and Future Earth. CCAFS seeks to promote a food-secure world through the provision of science-based efforts that support sustainable agriculture and enhance livelihoods while adapting to climate change and conserving natural resources and environmental services. East Africa is one of five CCAFS implementing regions. The CCAFS East Africa Program is based at ILRI in Nairobi and the regional activities are carried out in 4 countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda).

 Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting national, regional and global policy engagement processes. This will include:

-Coordinating the process of identifying priority actions for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) in CCAFS EA focus countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), working with the Climate Change focal Ministries and Departments, and the Ministries of Agriculture in the different countries;

₋ Organizing, coordinating and documenting (with support from the communications team) CCAFS related policy engagement events in key national, regional and international forums related to climate change and agriculture. These include the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA), Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advise (SBSTA) and Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC);

₋Developing concepts and organizing side events and national delegation briefing sessions alongside key events such as AMCEN, SBSTA and COP, identifying and reaching out to suitable speakers and presenters for the events, working with the communications team to ensure the events are well documented and publicised;

₋ Offer technical support to the development of the Regional Learning Partnership (RLP) knowledge sharing platform to ensure suitable and high quality content on climate change, agriculture and food security.

  • Coordinate capacity building and training initiatives for CCAFS EA program including:

₋   Supporting the development and design of training and learning events on climate change and agriculture in the region including writing the concepts, identifying and reaching out to suitable partners and participants and documenting the technical aspects of the events such as CCAFS analogous tools, farmer-to-farmer exchange visits and policy makers and practitioners learning events;

₋   Support identification of suitable CCAFS regional partners to participate in the different training and learning events being organized by the global CCAFS themes;

₋  Collaborate with the other CCAFS regions and themes and partners to organize scientific conferences, workshops and learning events.

  • Support program management including monitoring and documentation of technical activities:

₋  Support the annual work planning and annual technical reporting through the CCAFS online Planning and Reporting platform (P&R);

₋  Support technical documentation of CCAFS activities including writing, reviewing and sharing workshop reports;

₋  Keeping track of partnership engagements and major outcomes through technical interim and annual reports.

 Requirements

  •  A Masters’ degree in agricultural, social or environmental sciences, development practice and related fields;
  • An understanding of and experience with key issues related to governance, climate change, agriculture, livelihoods, and food security in East Africa;
  • At least three (3) years’ work experience in a partnership engagement; environment in an international or development organization;
  • Ability to connect with a wide range of key partners or actors at local, national and regional levels such as policy makers, private sector, researchers, and NGO;
  • Good communication and knowledge management skills;
  • Good interaction skills with a high – level of problem solving ability;
  • Work experience in East Africa and ability to work independently.

Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 2 year fixed term contract period.

Job level and salary:

This position is job level 2C with a starting salary of KES 116,417 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 Human Resources Director through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ before 15 July 2014. The position title and reference number REF: RT/LSE/07/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

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ILRI MSc Research Fellowship – call for applications: Animal Production / Biostatistics (closing date 11 July 2014 or until suitable candidate is selected)

Project: Sustainable small ruminant breeding programs for “climate smart villages”
Location: Kenya (Nairobi)
Duration: 6 months, starting between July and August 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),

A collaborative action is proposed that uses the strengths and experiences in action research for improved small ruminant production and capacity development of ILRI, and a national university (JKUAT), working with CCAFS and their partners on the ground to efficiently and sustainably increase the production of meat and milk from small ruminants, and improve incomes of small-holder farmers within the “climate smart villages” of Lower Nyando. The overall objective of the project titled is to sustainably improve livelihoods of small-holder farmers in Nyando by increasing their incomes and food security through sustained uptake of improved SR breeding programs under changing climatic conditions.

The position: The (MSc student) is expected to contribute to the project and produce their MSc thesis based on information generated through the project as part of the project outputs. In addition, the student selected will carry out a review of existing literature, and contribute to a baseline and monitoring study on small ruminant production. The data and information generated will be used to identify key factors and the inter-relationships between factors that affect productivity of small ruminants in the small-holder systems.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review relevant and recent literature on production of small ruminants (sheep and goats) in small holder systems; and sustainable breeding programs in developing countries
  • Work with his/her ILRI & University supervisors to choose and develop most effective conceptual framework, and to identify options that could be of relevance to the small-holder climate smart farming systems.
  • Contribute in devising survey methods adapted to the local field context in order to collect data from stakeholders to inform proposed breeding program
  • Travel to the field to test the survey instruments, implement data collection together with local project partners, and gather quantitative and qualitative information through focus groups and semi-structured interviews of project stakeholders in the field
  • Analyze the data collected using multiple regression analyses so as to test simplified models linking all the elements under study;
  • 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 animal production, animal genetics and breeding or bio-statistics;
  • Use this assignment to complete an academic requirement of the MSc degree (final thesis, field study report, sabbatical activity report, etc.);
  • Having completed course work requirements of an MSc programme in one of the above fields before starting work at ILRI is a plus;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of using statistical tools and software for research, alternatively, genuine interest to learn about using statistical packages a plus;
  • 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 an ILRI Animal Genetics and breeding scientist, and a university supervisor –also an expert animal genetic scientist from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT). While at ILRI Headquarters in Nairobi, he/she will also have access to many other ILRI researchers so as to further develop his/her research.

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.

Applications: All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com by the deadline of 11 July 2014 or until a suitable candidate is selected.

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer. Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ICARDA Vacancy: Research Officer I – (closing: 07 July 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/042/14
Institute: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Duration: Two years’ contract

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

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

Purpose of the Position:

The Research Officer will support ICARDA agricultural market economist based in Ethiopia, and this will strengthen the market value chain research which is implemented in both the Sheep Value Chain which ICARDA is leading under the Livestock and Fish CRP and the market research conducted in the DS-CRP of North Africa and West Asia region.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Implements farm household, market and consumer surveys and collects and manages secondary data,
  • Conducts regular field visits to supervise data collection and follows-up with partners,
  • Data entry, cleaning and management of survey data,
  • Locates, assembles and analyzes secondary data relevant for social, economic and policy research,
  • Conducts econometric analysis of data using STATA or other standard statistical software,
  • Assists in managing and updating existing socioeconomic databases on stakeholder agricultural market and strategies in dry land agricultural systems,
  • Conducts literature reviews and assist in preparing strategy documents, research reports and policy briefs to strengthen research and publication efforts,
  • Participates in the development of communication materials to enhance the impact of strategic social, economic and policy research in different regions,
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with collaborating organizations and partners
  • Assists in organizing project and stakeholders meetings,
  • Develops work-plans and budgets for subcontractors and collaborators,
  • Any other duties and miscellaneous tasks as required and as assigned.

Requirements:
Education:
•    M.Sc in agricultural economics or related fields from a recognized university

Experience:
•    At least 5 years’ experience in agricultural research.

Skills:
•    Strong quantitative skills in econometrics and marketing research,
•    Practical experience in field surveys and analysis of farm household and market survey data,
•    Good understanding of rural economy, markets, value chains and agricultural in the Ethiopia and in the region,
•    Ability to prioritize and organize work efficiently and independently,
•    Fluency in written and spoken English,
•    Excellent skills in using STATA, SPSS and/or any other standard econometric software,
•    Good computer literacy with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook, PowerPoint and/or Access.

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 two 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/042/14 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 07 July 2014.

To find more about ICARDA, visit our Website at http://www.icarda.org.
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ILRI Vacancy: Assistant Site Coordinator (4) – External advert (Closing, 03 July 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/041/14
Department: Animal Science and Sustainable Productivity (ASSP)/Africa RISING
Duration: One year contract

 

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit 4 (Four) Assistant Site Coordinator positions for Africa RISING Project – Animal Science and Sustainable Productivity Program in ILRI who will be based in South Tigray region at Maychew, Oromia region at Bale Robe, in Southern Nation, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) at Hosaena and Amhara region at Debre Berhan.

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.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of recruiting the Assistant Site Coordinators is to assist the Research Site Coordinators in facilitating, coordinating, communicating and monitoring of Innovation Platforms at woreda, kebele and farmers level and assist the various research activities in Africa RISING intervention kebeles.

Specific duties of the successful applicant will include:

  • To support analysis of existing actors and networks at learning sites in the Africa RISING project in  Ethiopian highlands with a view to identifying institutional constraints to bring sustainable intensification in mixed crop livestock systems to improved livelihoods,
  • Support the Research Site Coordinators on the implementation, facilitation and data collection of Africa RISING research protocols,
  • Assist Research Site Coordinators in facilitating and coordinating of  training, workshops and meetings,
  • Support the Research Site Coordinators in delivering any research activities required to the project sites,
  • Provide report to the Research Site Coordinator on progress and problems associated with the on-farm action oriented research activities and exploration studies,
  • Contribute to the development of strategies for engaging local actors more effectively to accelerate innovations contributing to sustainable intensification,
  • To be responsible at field level for engagement of local actors in stakeholder groups called innovation platforms at different level including establishment and/or strengthening of innovation clusters/farmer groups, facilitating communication and developing rolling action plans at local level,
  • To collect data required for effective innovation process monitoring and evaluation at field level,
  • Support in capturing and documenting reports and minutes of Innovation Platform meetings at different level, field trips and field days,
  • Organizing and processing quantitative and qualitative data emerging from the field around innovation system  through different tools including photos, videos and stories,
  • Closely work with the technical group members of woreda and kebele level Innovation Platforms in strengthening the capacity of farmers and key actors through organizing trainings, field days and experience sharing visits,
  • Assist site coordinator in finance and admin and also represent ILRI in the absence of site coordinator.

 

Skills and Competencies

•    BSc/BA in a relevant discipline such as Agriculture, Development Studies and Extension
•    At least 2 years of relevant experience in agricultural research in Ethiopian highlands
•    Skills and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis
•    Experience of working with participatory research approaches, facilitation skills will be important for the role
•    Experience with contemporary monitoring and evaluation approaches
•    Social science research experience, particularly related to livelihood issues
•    Research communication skills or experience with communication and popularisation of scientific outputs
•    Collaborative skills, ability to work in multi-cultural teams and different projects, excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
•    A sense of creativity and ability to work with minimal supervision
•    Working experience in the same woreda announced for this position is advantageous (who is familiar with the woreda, culture, actors and the local languages)

Duty Station:      South Tigray region at Maychew, Oromia region at Bale Robe, in South Nation, Nation, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) at Hosaena and Amhare region at Debre Berhan

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICANTS NEED TO SPECIFY THE DUTY STATION THEY ARE APPLYING FOR AND THAT APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE THIS INFORMATION WILL BE DISREGARDED.

Grade: 2C

Minimum Base:    Birr 14,839 (Negotiable, depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is fixed term for one year 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/041/14 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 03 July 2014.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Project Manager- Urban Zoo projects (closing, 27 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: PM/AN /06/14
Department: Animal Biosciences
Duration: 2 years’ contract

ILRI seeks to recruit a Project Manager to support research within the Urban Zoo suite of projects. He/she will provide project management and coordination support across the Urban Zoo suite of projects, including co-ordination of personnel, budgets, research deliverables and other key outputs.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take primary responsibility for documentation and follow-up of the project;
  • Acting as a primary point of contact for all issues related to the project;
  • Assist the Principal Investigators (PIs) in oversight of project budgets, and tracking project finances to assist the accounting officer in the monthly routine accounting duties;
  • Co-ordinate project components with other members of the project team, on behalf of the PIs;
  • Pro-actively work with all project team members to ensure work plans are on track and to identify problems before they arise, ideally achieved through regular (every 2 weeks) meetings with each of the project teams to oversee ongoing activities and catalyse the solving of any issues;
  • Facilitate and lead communication between different teams within the project;
  • Lead in the implementation of project database systems for lab and field data collection;
  • Ensure that project databases are working efficiently;
  • Take a lead role in coordination of and communication with project partners, including Government officials, collaborators, local chiefs.  This will include being the key contact person for the project’s primary stakeholders, with whom a long running positive relationship should be established;
  • Project cycle planning, including defining time-lines and deliverable endpoints for all six project threads (using, for example, Open Proj/MS Project);
  • Develop existing (or create De novo) online collaborative tools;
  • Contribute to the online presence of the project, including maintaining project website, twitter feed and newsletter;
  • Maintain a contacts database for all project staff, students and visiting academics
  • Act as the focal point for field logistics;
  • Act as the focal point for stores supply/ordering with external suppliers, and maintain up to date inventories of supplies and consumable shipping;
  • Maintain the Project Document repository, including contributions to project documents themselves;
  • Indexing of spatial databases;
  • Take a lead role in assisting project staff in defining their work plans;
  • Write monthly summary reports for dissemination to all project members, summarizing project progress and progress in meeting project targets;
  • Oversee project expenditure and take a lead role, with the accountant, in managing the project budgets.  Act on behalf of the project leads to authorize expenditure;
  • Develop and maintain a Risk register;
  • Assist in planning and logistics for project meetings (internal/multi-partner);
  • Perform other project management duties as required.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, management or a related subject;
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an engaging personality;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Track record of project management in an international organization environment;
  • Track record in budget management;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Experience with data entry in electronic databases;
  • Fieldwork experience;
  • Understanding of the veterinary public health landscape in Kenya will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with interdisciplinary teams of scientists and partner organizations;
  • Ability to communicate with different stakeholders;
  • Ability to handle electronic data entry and data management;
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken;
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Nairobi.

Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 2 years’ contract period.

Job level and salary: 

This position is job level 3A with a starting salary of KES 181,317 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 Human Resources Director through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ before 27 June 2014. The position title and reference number  REF: PM/AN /06/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

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ILRI vacancy: Managing Editor (closing date, 13 July 2014)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks a Managing Editor to develop and implement the Institute’s editorial and production strategies to help maximise its impact and effectiveness. This role is also responsible for ensuring the quality of the Institute’s print, digital and policy materials. The post holder will work with our researchers and partners to influence and inform through writing that is lucid, to the point and best adapted to the needs of targeted readerships. S/he will write and edit outputs in a variety of formats including: policy briefs, research reports and blogs. A key role is to manage and guide people across ILRI who carry out institutional and project publishing.

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 leads the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish, leads a component of a CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health on the prevention and control of agriculture-associated diseases, and contributes to six other CGIAR research programs. 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. With the African Union/New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordination Agency, ILRI also hosts and manages the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA)-ILRI Hub.

Responsibilities

  • Lead in developing and monitoring the editorial strategy for the Institute to ensure quality and standards appropriate for all outputs.
  • Lead in developing and monitoring the production strategy for all the Institute’s outputs and ensure consistency of style, production quality and suitability for audiences.
  • Work closely with researchers to synthesise research outputs through high quality writing and editing into a variety of formats designed to communicate to multiple audiences – from policy briefings to short reports, backgrounders and booklets.
  • Coordinate maintenance of a style guide for ILRI written material.
  • As required, build communications skills internally and to share internally and externally what we learn about research communications in the course of our work.
  • Line manage the Publishing Services Manager and help them to develop production systems and processes as required.
  • Participate in Institute-wide and strategic meetings as appropriate.
  • Act as a mentor and coach to Communications and KM staff, especially those with writing and editorial roles.
  • Maintain and manage a cadre of excellent freelance writers, designers, editors, translators and proof-readers for both print and digital products.
  • Contribute to the ILRI-wide communications and KM community of practice and leadership group, sharing and communicating work updates and lessons, participate in CKM learning, reviewing and planning activities and ensure that these activities follow ILRI standards and agreed channels.
  • Contribute to ILRI’s communications and knowledge management team working on ‘knowledge, publishing and curation’.

Requirements

  • Minimum of first degree/masters in a relevant discipline e.g. communications, agriculture, development, journalism
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, including some work as a researcher or working closely with researchers and / or some work either as a journalist or alongside journalists
  • Experience of project managing high profile, time sensitive initiatives
  • Demonstrable experience of managing permanent staff and external consultants including supervision of work from a distance
  • Experience of managing multiple projects, timeframes, budgets and delivery dates
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)
  • A thorough understanding of agriculture and sustainable development issues and a demonstrable understanding of policy-oriented research and/or advocacy
  • A thorough understanding of how to target different audiences through communications
  • Excellent writing skills – a demonstrable commitment to high quality editing and an ability to write for different audiences
  • First class verbal communication skills to work with multi-cultural staff and partners at all levels, as well as other external bodies
  • First class inter-personal skills including coaching and mentoring, persuasion, and negotiating skills and the ability to build effective working relationships in a challenging, multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent personal organizational skills, ability to be adaptable and flexible to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work/respond independently, problem solve, and deal with unforeseen problems and circumstances on own initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Lively interest in developments in communications technologies
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of business software (word-processing, spreadsheets, and internet and communications software)

Desirable requirements:

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • An established reputation and publications record.
  • Experience in the advocacy policy campaigning environment.
  • Experience of working in an international context.
  • Work experience in the Global South.
  • Knowledge of Desk-top Publishing (DTP) packages such as Adobe InDesign.

Position level: This position is 4C equivalent to Scientist/Research support level 1 depending on skills and experience.

Post location: The position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Terms of appointment: 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 and salary are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and the names and addresses (including telephone, fax and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. The position title and reference number: REF: ME/KMIS/06/2014 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the online application. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 13 July 2014.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Security Group Leader – External advert (Closing, 25 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/040/14
Department: Security
Duration: 2 years’ contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Security Group Leader who will be a member of Security 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 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assigns the Security Company’s security guards at different, specified security zones and check points,
  • Visits security zones and check points if the assigned security guards are at their respective places and checks the property hand/take over log books,
  • Carries out routine administrative duties (attendances maintains log book and compiles documents of participants of seminars, workshops and meetings),
  • Leads the registration of all outgoing and incoming ILRI vehicles (plate number, driver’s name and time of arrival/departure),
  • Checks that the vehicles have authorized gate passes for the loaded ILRI properties, checks and controls that no vehicle leaves ILRI campus without duly approved Vehicle Movement,
  • Hands over the safety and security gears, master log book and documents to the incoming Security Group Leader and briefs him/her on matters that have occurred and pending issues and instructions,
  • Allows visitors into the ILRI compound after checking with the concerned staff/resident family members,
  • Be the custodian of all main and side doors of all buildings with cooperation of Simba Cleaning Agency,
  • Writes reports on any incidents/irregularities in the master log book and informs the Chief Security Officer,
  • Drives patrol vehicle,
  • Organizes firefighting team and fights fire when it breaks out and calls fire brigade as required,
  • Handles telephone calls after office hours, holidays and weekends,
  • Liaises with Security service provider company, policy, municipality, neighboring government premises, fire brigade, other agencies during duty shift and develops a good working relationship for exchange of information about safety and security etc.
  • Performs any other related work assigned by the supervisor.

Skills and Competencies:
•    Diploma in related field from a recognized university/college

Work experience:
•    At least 5 years of relevant work experience

Training:
•    Appropriate training in armed forces or police force/security organization

Specialized skills required for this job:
•    Sound people management skill
•    Good skills of Fire Fighting and First Aid
•    Good command of English language
•    Licensed to drive light vehicles
•    Other international language will be advantageous

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Grade: 2A

Minimum Base:    Birr 8,395 (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/040/14 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 June 2014.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org
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ILRI Vacancy: Mechanical Technician – External advert (Closing, 25 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/039/14
Department: Engineering & Facilities Management
Duration: 2 years’ contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Mechanical Technician who will be a member of the Engineering & Maintenance Facilities Management team under Administration 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.

The Position:

The purpose of the Mechanical Technician is to provide mechanical service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs scheduled maintenance service on plumbing systems and fixtures,
  • Plans and develops own work schedules, equipment usage schedules and procedures for equipment maintenance,
  • Performs preventative maintenance work as required. Inspects the work of Plumbers and Trades Helpers, initiates corrective action to secure satisfactory standards and timely project completion,
  • Determines time for work, material and labor estimates, maintains, up-to-date system material records, and submits reports,
  • Participates in maintenance, repair and installation duties in collaboration with the electrical team members and trades.

Skills and Competencies
•    Diploma in Plumbing and/or Sanitary from a recognized college

Work experience:
•    At least 5 years of relevant work experience

Specialized skills required for this job:
•    Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
•    Maintains safety procedures at all times to avoid injury
•    Ability to cope with pressure
•    Reliable team player and customer oriented with good interpersonal skills

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Grade: 2A

Minimum Base Salary:    Birr 8,395 (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/039/14 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 June 2014.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Electrical Technician – External advert (Closing, 25 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/038/14
Department: Engineering & Facilities Management
Duration: 2 years’ contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Electrical Technician who will be a member of the Engineering & Maintenance Facilities Management team under Administration 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.

The Position:

The purpose of the Electrical Technician is to provide electrical service.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Installs and repairs electrical lines on buildings,
•    Assigns and supervises work assigned to the electricians,
•    Advices users how to operate certain type of electrical machine or equipment,
•    Carries out electrical repairs in Hostels, Cafeteria, Laundry, Offices, Laboratories and Staff Houses,
•    Installs Computer and Network lines as necessary,
•    Checks and approves locally available parts as required,
•    Draws and designs plan to install electrical line in the absence of electrical diagram or design,
•    Installs and operates stand by generator and schedules and follows up service time,
•    Repairs all heavy duty Kitchen equipment and installs and maintains cold room unit,
•    Performs any other related duties when assigned by Supervisor

Skills and Competencies:
•    Diploma in Electricity, Electromechanical & Electronics from a recognized university/college

Work experience:
•    At least 5 years of relevant work experience

Specialized skills required for this job:

  • Qualified Certification of Competence
  • Grade C and above installation license from the Ethiopian Electrical Power Corporation
  • Professional Electrical Engineering Design design and installation license from Ministry of Urban and Development Knowledge of all applicable codes, standards and regulations
  • Skill in installation, repair and maintenance of all systems and assignments common to the trade
  • Skill in estimating time and material requirements for work projects
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other trades
  • Time management skills
  • Computer skills including the ability to use word processing
  • Be flexible and Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Be respectful

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Grade: 2A

Minimum Base Salary:    Birr 8,395 (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/038/14 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 June 2014.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Helpdesk Administrator – External advert (Closing, 25 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/037/14
Department: Engineering & Facilities Management
Duration: 2 years’ contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Helpdesk Administrator who will be a member of the Engineering & Facilities Management team under Administration 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.

The Position:

The purpose of the Helpdesk Administrator is to assist the Engineering & Facilities Management unit and respond appropriately to all incoming maintenance requests planned preventive maintenance job card issuance and emergencies.

Key Responsibilities:

•    Ensures constant feedback to customers on work in progress till completion,
•    Regularly liaise with team members and customers regarding services Engineering & Facilities Management Unit provides engineering and maintenance services on site,
•    Collects and collates job data for management reporting and efficiency trend charts for service reports and Produce weekly/monthly Preventive Maintenance Schedules,
•    Responsible to maintain office wide documentation,
•    Responsible to process payment documents for the unit in collaboration with other team members e.g. payment for utility companies, service providers and make sure the document is maintained timely,
•    Costing all the job cards and preparing monthly maintenance cost and report on each invoice Assist in the financial administration of the unit by checking coding, costing, and documentation of all invoices,
•    Accurately tracking of Monthly Expenditure for the engineering and facilities budget,
•    Assists in Preparing cost estimation for jobs to be done including detail work schedule using Microsoft project program,
•    Assists in conducting sub-contractors’ performance measurement as per established Service Level Agreements’,
•    Assists in updating drawings from time to time and as instructed.

Skills and Competencies
•    BSc in Civil Engineering/Management from a recognized university/college or Diploma in Civil Engineering/Management

Work experience:
•    At least 5 years of relevant work experience in construction and service industry for degree holders and 10 years of relevant work experience in construction and service industry for diploma holders

Specialized skills required for this job:
•    Database maintenance skills
•    Attention to detail and numerical accuracy with strong organization and administrative skills
•    Good oral and written communication skills in English and Amharic
•    Excellent knowledge of computer software, Ms Word, Excel, AUTOCAD, Microsoft Project etc. experience in using a maintenance software package is an advantage
•    Ability to cope with pressure
•    Reliable team player and customer oriented with good interpersonal skills

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Grade: 2C

Minimum Base Salary:    Birr 14,839 (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/037/14 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 June 2014.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org
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ILRI Vacancy: Research Technician, ASSP (closing, 20 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: RT/ASSP/06/14
Department: Biosciences
Duration: 2 years’ contract

ILRI seeks to recruit a Research Technician to manage the collection and analysis of quantitative genetics data for reporting by the Research Scientist.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical input and support in quantitative data related to animal genetic resources compilation, safe storage, and analyses of the data collected and collated.
  • Provide support in management, processing and use of livestock databases and data using MySQL.
  • Contribute to developing and testing platforms for sourcing and collating livestock production information from diverse farming systems;
  • Follow-up documentation, contact details, networking arrangements between various partners;
  • Contribute to research outputs and scientific reporting related to livestock genetics and breeding information in project countries under supervision of scientists;
  • Undertake literature reviews on livestock genetic resources and their improved use in developing countries;
  • Organise and contribute to capacity building through relevant supportive training in animal breeding and genetic data collection and management, group discussions and provision of feedbacks to livestock keepers and industries players.
  • Participate in institutional training and seminars.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Animal Production related field with specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding, or an MSc in Statistics related to biological systems;
  • Good knowledge of statistics, some programming, MS Office and working with large databases;
  • Experience with computer software for quantitative data analyses such as SAS, Stata, Genstat, R;
  • Experience in a research environment, producing project reports and training manuals;
  • Ability to work independently with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Good organization and problem solving skills;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with interdisciplinary teams of scientist and partners organisation
  • Ability to handle electronic data entry and data management
  • Willingness to travel frequently

Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 2 years’ contract period.

Job level and salary: 

This position is job level 2C with a starting salary of KES116,417 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 Human Resources Director through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ before 20 June 2014. The position title and reference number REF: RT/ASSP/06/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

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ILRI vacancy: Program Leader – Livelihood, Gender and Impact (open until filled)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Leader to lead the Livelihood, Gender and Impact Program within the Integrated Sciences Division. The program leader will have an economic or social sciences background. S/he will lead a diverse team of scientists conducting research on livestock value chains development, with a focus on smallholders’ competitiveness, gender research (both strategic and mainstreaming gender in other ILRI programs), and support to monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment to ILRI and its partners.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty, principally in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The products of these research partnerships help poor people keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce their risk of livestock-related diseases. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries of East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda), West Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria), southern Africa (Mozambique), South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Vietnam and Philippines) and East Asia (China). www.ilri.org.

CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. www.cgiar.org.

Responsibilities

  • Leading ILRI’s research on livelihood, gender and impact across the thematic areas of value chains and the environment to improve the impacts of ILRI’s work on livelihoods. Specifically:

o    Working with the Team leaders, coordinate the identification of LGI research outputs required to progress towards achievements of ILRI   and relevant CRP objectives; monitor their progress and quality;

o    Working with the Team leaders, responsible for the delivery of these key research outputs;

  • Coordinate budget preparation and its execution;
  • Lead or contribute to mobilise resources, including bilateral funding;
  • Supervise scientists and staff working in the program and coordinate the program research efforts with other ILRI programs;
  • Initiate and manage partnerships with other research institutions (at various levels), donors, development agents including Ministries needed to achieve the Program objectives.

Requirements

  • A PhD in Economics, Social Science or related field with application to livestock, agriculture or rural development, and a minimum of 10 years of experience post-PhD;
  • A proven research record on farm level economics, value chain development, gender or monitoring & evaluation;
  • Supervisory and management experience of staff, projects and programs;
  • Familiarity with aspects of livestock production, and/or marketing systems in developing countries;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage multiple partnerships, and to develop successful funding proposals;
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in French or Spanish is strong advantage);
  • Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in developing countries.

Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya or ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Position level: The position is Scientist/Research Level 3, dependent on qualifications and experience.

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/LGII/05/2014 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. Screening of applications will start on 15 June 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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

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ILRI is an equal opportunity employer. Suitably qualified women and developing country citizens are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Vacancy: Program Leader – Policy Trade and Value Chains (open until filled)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Economist and Program Leader within its Integrated Sciences Division to lead ILRI’s evolving and expanding portfolio of research in Policy, Trade and Value Chains. The program leader will lead team members with expertise in devising tailored tools and methods for policy monitoring, policy evaluation, and value chains analysis. The research objective of the Policy, Trade and Value chains program is to understand how public policies on one hand and institutions and organizations created by market stakeholders on the other hand, impact on the performance of domestic and international agrifood value chains, with a strong focus on livestock products.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a geographically-dispersed international team of economists, social scientists, and modelers addressing a range of research on livestock policy, trade and value chain development in developing countries;
  • Lead the conceptual development of analytical frameworks, methods and tools for the study of livestock product markets, value chains, trade regimes, and regulatory and investment policy environments relevant to livestock development. Such work includes action-oriented piloting of value chain interventions and strategies;
  • Build collaborations with relevant institutions and organizations internationally and nationally to conduct and deliver World class research;
  • Coordinate the Policy, Trade and Value Chains program with ILRI’s participation in the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs);
  • Policy research and evidence-based advocacy;
  • Participate in ILRI management, particularly in achieving co-ordination with other programs and in provision of economics and other social science support to multi-disciplinary initiatives;
  • Support development projects led by NGOs and other development partners to ensure use of best practice value chain interventions, and to generate objective evidence from piloting those interventions;
  • Conduct and support the communication and promotion of research products and processes;
  • Develop proposals to raise resources to support new research addressing the policy, trade and value chain program agenda.

Requirements:

  • A passion for the generation of scientific knowledge that advances pro-poor development;
  • A PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Agribusiness or other Social Science with application to agriculture or rural development, with a minimum of 8 years of experience post-PhD;
  • A proven research record reflecting experience in research design, quantitative and qualitative analytic methods and producing peer-reviewed outputs;
  • Experience in managing a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team of researchers and development practitioners, and in the associated human resource and financial management;
  • Demonstrated strong experience with analysis of smallholder value chain performance, sector and trade modeling, returns on investment, consumer demand, and access to markets and services;
  • Understanding of outcome-oriented research design and implementation with pro-poor and gender orientation, including communication and advocacy strategy development;
  • Strong econometric and/or mathematical modeling skills, and the ability to apply them in pro-poor development research;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver multi-disciplinary research outputs and to initiate and manage cross-disciplinary research activities;
  • Familiarity with aspects of livestock production and marketing, crop-livestock systems, and rural market institutions and services in developing countries;
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in other languages is an advantage);
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently, sometimes to rural areas in developing countries.

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 Scientist/Research Level 3 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: PL/PTVC/04/2014 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. Screening of applications will start on 1 May 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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CIAT Vacancy: Research Officer I – (closing 20 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/036/14
Institute: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Duration: Two years contract

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) http://www.ciat.cgiar.org seeks to recruit a Research Officer, to be based at its Ethiopia Country Office in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus.

General: CIAT is one of the 15 non-profit centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. This global research partnership operates primarily through CGIAR Research Programs, CRPs, which are designed to deliver tangible benefits for the rural poor on a large scale. Within this framework, CIAT participates actively in the CGIAR Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) Research Program, to which the market access specialist position is connected (www.pim.cgiar.org).

Responsibilities:

  • Develops data collection protocols within CIAT projects in Ethiopia such as Africa RISING,
  • Establishes and/or supervises field level agronomic trials and socio-economic surveys,
  • Collects and quality controls data from plot and landscape levels in Ethiopia, including surveys,
  • Analyzes data emanates from the implemented activities, drafts publications, and makes presentations where needed,
  • Represents CIAT in project meetings and other fora,
  • Assists the Soils Program in management of public awareness events and generating appropriate communications materials to reflect the work of the program and its partners in Ethiopia,
  • Works with CIAT-Nairobi corporate services staff in managing all the general administrative issues of the office,
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.

Requirements:
Education:

•    MSc degree in Agriculture, Soil Science or a relevant first degree plus a relevant post graduate qualification.

Experience:

•    At least 5 years of relevant work experience
•    Experience in field work and interacting with the agricultural scientific research community

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

  • Conversant with statistical tools to analyze large datasets
  • Team player with ability to work effectively in a highly dynamic, trans-disciplinary and multi-cultural team across institutions and levels of authority

Position level:   3A
Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: A/036/14 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 20 June 2014.
To find more about CIAT, visit our Website at http://www.ciat.cgiar.org

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
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ILRI Vacancy: Regional Representative, Southern Africa (closing date 20 June 2014)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Regional Representative, Southern Africa to support research management through coordination of ILRI’s regional programme. The Regional Representative will facilitate ILRI’s involvement in the region by identifying opportunities and developing partnerships with the intention of coordinating activities to ensure better lives through livestock, as well as to contribute towards capacity development.

The International Livestock Research Institute (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 leads the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish, leads a component of a CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health on the prevention and control of agriculture-associated diseases, and contributes to six other CGIAR research programs. 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. With the African Union/New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordination Agency, ILRI also hosts and manages the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA)-ILRI Hub.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent ILRI in southern Africa regional fora (e.g. CCARDESA, SADC Secretariat, FANRPAN and others).
  • Provide leadership for the implementation of ILRI’s research and resource mobilization activities in the region.
  • Provide leadership to ensure that ILRI is engaged in developing the livestock agenda in the region with key partners. This involves close liaison with national, sub regional and regional partners, (including other CGIAR centers) and funding agencies.
  • Develop relevant partnerships to support ILRI’s work in the region.
  • Guide ILRI’s communication activities in the region. Share information on southern Africa initiatives with ILRI Management and staff; target and coordinate all communication products.
  • Coordinate ILRI’s capacity development activities in the region.
  • Coordinate some components of the East and Southern Africa Flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Dry land Systems.
  • Coordinate the ILRI office in Zimbabwe.
  • The post holder will also be expected to contribute 50-75% of their time to specific projects, depending on their area of expertise.

Requirements:

  • An advanced degree in agricultural sciences with a focus in livestock sciences and at least 7-10 years of experience post-PhD.
  • A livestock scientist or livestock development practitioner with a broad range of technical and managerial skills and experience in the agricultural research and development arena, preferably in sub Saharan Africa, and managing diverse projects spanning multi-disciplinary teams, development and government sectors, financial management and investor engagement.
  • Proven skills to lead, motivate and manage teams and to obtain positive results from working in diverse partnerships with national, regional and international institutions in research, extension, development and in public, private and civil society.
  • A good understanding of how national governments and regional bodies work, especially in the southern Africa region.
  • Work experience in the southern Africa region and an understanding of the research for development landscape.
  • Ability to synthesize and assess (sub) regional development challenges, to articulate, implement and lead a livestock research for development strategy.
  • Ability to build partnerships across ILRI Programmes, CGIAR Research Programmes, and Research support units and across the organisation.
  • Good written and oral communication skills to communicate to a broad and diverse audience.

Post location: The position is based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Position level:The position is a principal 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: RR/SA/06/2014 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 20 June 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.

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ILRI Vacancy: Electrical Technician – Internal advert (Closing, 17 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: ET/CS/06/14
Department: Corporate Services
Duration: 2 years’ contract

ILRI seeks to recruit an Electrical Technician to carry out repairs and maintenance of electrical equipment and services in the institute.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out routine electrical engineering planned preventive maintenance;
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and correct electrical faults in electrical equipment (laboratory, workshop and office);
  • Carry out new electrical installations, Select proper equipment size, wire and conduit sizes, circuit breakers, switchgear and fuse sizes from appropriate catalogues for new electrical installations;
  • Read electrical services drawings and equipment manual used in fault tracing and in new installations;
  • Carry out electrical repairs on cold rooms, air conditioning units, intruder alarm panels, deep freezers, incubators, water and fire hydrant pump;
  • Liaise with contractors during repair, service and new installations within the institute;
  • Carries out engineering technician shift duties to ensure that all the power generations, K. P. & L,   water supply pumps are functional and that all the lab equipment (freezers, incubators, cold rooms) are in good order during and out of normal working hours;
  • Carries out installations of fan motors and repair of electrical equipment such as high pressure steam cleaners, water baths, distribution boards, transformers, switchgear, standby generators, control equipment including instrumentation and protective relaying systems;
  • Repair and maintenance of intruder and fire alarm systems and access control;
  • Coordinating and at times supervise contractors on particular projects on site;
  • Training and supervising casuals and students on attachment;
  • Maintenance of upgraded laboratories of level 2 and 3 and green house;
  • Running of new plants e.g. Nitrogen plant, filtration plant, new generator;
  • Timely repair of electrical machines or sort out of any reported electrical problem do aid research work and minimise wastage and down time;
  • Frequent preventive maintenance for optimum use of equipment and increase comfort in working areas hence greater output;
  • Advice or information on safety to avoid accidents;
  • Quality of service provided to the researcher and their equipments determines the quality of research.

Requirements

  • Diploma in electrical engineering or its equivalent
  • Minimum of five years of relevant working experience in a busy organisation or manufacturing company
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Highly effective multi-tasking skills, with ability to coordinate, prioritize and organize workload and meet deadlines.

Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 2 years’ contract period.

Job level and salary:

This position is job level 2B with a starting salary of KES 72,581per 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 Human Resources Director through our recruitment portal:http://ilri.simplicant.com/ before 17 June 2014. The position title and reference number REF: ET/CS/06/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Quality Assurance Officer, mNutrition project – Capacity Development (Closing, 20 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: QA/CapDev/06/14
Department: Capacity Development
Duration: 2 years’ contract

ILRI seeks to recruit a Quality Assurance Officer to enhance ILRI’s contribution to the mNutrition project, which will be aligned with ILRI’s efforts in the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (www.a4nh.cgiar.org) & Livestock and Fish (http://livestockfish.cgiar.org/). The assignment will involve working with all consortium partners and local content providers to manage a range of quality assurance procedures, and provide advice and guidance concerning mNutrition quality assurance systems and their implementation.

ILRI is part of a DFID/GSMA funded mNutrition Global Content Partner consortium that includes CAB International (lead partner), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), OXFAM, and the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The consortium will lead the in-country development of the nutrition content framework and work with local partners to develop relevant mNutrition services.  The ultimate goal of the mNutrition Initiative is to contribute to improving nutrition and food security of the poor, especially women, by harnessing the power of mobile technologies to improve access to information on nutrition-specific behaviors as well as nutrition-sensitive health and agricultural practices.  The initiative plans to reach at least 3 million beneficiaries across 10 Sub-Saharan African and 4 Asian countries in 3 years.

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.

Key Responsibilities

To manage the validation/review process for a designated portfolio of health and agricultural messages, including collaborative and internal reviews. This will include:

  • In consultation with relevant (internal and external) technical experts, provide advice and guidance on the preparation of documentation, interpretation of the consortium’s quality assurance procedures;
  • Preparation of background materials on the mNutrition QA process;
  • Initial scrutiny of documentation to ensure that it meets established criteria;
  • Conduct random and scheduled checks of local content providers ‘work in progress’;
  • Defining schedules and timescales for QA work, and liaising with partners to ensure documents are prepared in accordance with the agreed schedule;
  • Maintaining records of the QA process and keeping these updates on relevant mNutrition databases;
  • Help disseminate knowledge and insights gains, as well as tools and methodologies across the mNutrition project and ILRI’s CRPs;
  • Co-ordinate and collate the development of technical content by ILRI scientists.
  • Work with consortium partners to develop and apply a quality assurance framework for the mNutrition project as well as a process ongoing quality assessment of mNutrition content;

Requirements

  • University degree in Business Administration, Communications, ICT, Nutrition, Social Sciences, or other related fields;
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience, with some previous experience of quality assurance systems and procedures (preferably in the ICT/mobile or nutrition sectors);
  • Project management experience in in a large organisation (either in private sector or development) – Developing country experience definitely a plus;
  • Experience of working with multiple internal and external partners in multiple countries;
  • High level written skills, obtained through report writing and the ability to receive, understand and convey information in a clear and accurate manner adjusting the content of the information to suit the needs of different audiences;
  • Experience of giving customers a positive and satisfactory service by responding to and dealing with enquiries, providing accurate and up to date advice and guidance and identifying and proposing solutions to new issues;
  • Experience of establishing productive working relationships with a wide range of organizations and people, including external bodies, and of working as part of a team;
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to maintain work of high quality;
  • Commitment to and understanding of equality and diversity issues within a diverse and multicultural environment (A/I);
  • Familiarity with aspects of nutrition and/or agricultural systems in developing countries a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage multiple partnerships;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with interdisciplinary teams;
  • Ability to develop and facilitate processes and systems related to QA;
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken.

Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 2 years’ contract period.

Job level and salary:

This position is job level 3A with a starting salary of KES181,317 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 Human Resources Director through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/  before 20 June 2014. The position title and reference number REF: QA/CapDev/06/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

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

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ICRISAT Vacancy: Research Officer (Natural Resources Management) – (closing 19 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/035/14
Institute: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Duration: Two years contract

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks to recruit a Research Officer for its Resilient Dryland Systems program to its Ethiopia Country Office in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Addis Ababa campus.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of project leader, implements research protocols and collects data in a number of areas that contribute to natural resources management,
  • Tests and analyzes various soil fertility and water management options.
  • Engages in creating local and national partners more effectively to accelerate innovations,
  • Creates partnership with research institutes and NGOs working on Natural Resources Management,
  • Supports research work of MSc and PhD students,
  • Assists in compiling, summarizing, documenting and publishing research data in reports, journals, periodicals, book chapters, magazines and newsletters,
  • Contributes towards communicating research findings to target audience through workshops, meetings, conferences, radio, TV and other media,
  • Contributes to ICRISAT’s efforts in improving food security and natural resources management

Requirements:

Education:

  • MSc degree in soil science, natural resource management, agronomy, ecology, silvo-pastoral and agroforestry or related discipline.

Experience:

  • 5 (Five) years of research experience
  • Experience in soil fertility management, participatory research, watershed management,
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing quantitative and quantitative data.
  • Experience in designing and implementation of field-based experiments
  • Experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders and interest to work in interdisciplinary team

 Skills and Competencies:

  • He/she should have statistical knowledge, computer applications and software for data management and analysis. Knowledge of GIS skills will be an additional advantage.
  • Skills and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis used in crop improvement programs
  • Research communication skills or experience with communication and popularization of scientific outputs
  • Willingness to work in the field and travel within the region
  • Collaborative skills, ability to work in multi-cultural teams, excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • A sense of creativity and ability to work with minimal supervision

Position level:   3A.

Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: A/035/2014 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 19 June 2014.

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

 

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Officer – Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) (closing, 19 June 2014)

Vacancy Number: A/034/14
Program: Livestock Systems and the Environment Program
Duration: Two years contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer – Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) who will be a member of the Livestock Systems and the Environment Program 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.

Under the guidance of project leader, the Research Officer – Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) is responsible to provide, implement research protocols and collect data in a number of areas that contribute to natural resources management.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Manages the implementation of field surveys including the training and supervision of enumerators and facilitators; coordinating all the necessary field logistics including accommodation, transport, etc., of the field team; maintains budgets, equipment and handling administrative issues required for successful field work,
  • Coordinates the proper management of data, including proper storage, cleaning and preliminary analysis,
  • Supports all Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) related activities in Ethiopia. This includes organizing and hosting trainings, workshops, presentations, field trips and meetings with and for relevant stakeholders and project partners,
  • Supports current IBLI and potential partners, which includs insurance companies (eg OIC), Cooperatives, microfinance institutions, NGOs, etc., with day-to-day operations, and provides overall program management and troubleshooting,
  • Develops new and strengthen existing partnerships and maintains good relationships with key IBLI stakeholders from partners down to community leaders, elders and the target clientele,
  • Compiles regular reports on the state of the project spanning from data summaries, workshop and trip reports, project briefs etc.,
  • Supports the implementation agenda to ensure that it is pursued in a timely and comprehensive manner. This includes providing technical backstopping for product training and delivery to relevant stakeholders,
  • Helps to set the foundations for the expansion of IBLI beyond the pilot site and contributes to the development of the index-based livestock insurance industry in Ethiopia,
  • Assists with the writing of IBLI related publications as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:  
Education

  • MSc degree or Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Rural Development or other similar social science discipline.

Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant experience working in research and development requiring field experience, extensive partnership engagement and management of a team.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge and experience with database and analysis tools (Access, SPSS, STATA, SNA)
  • Practical understanding of a variety of tasks in a system i.e. methods, systems and processes.  Knowledge and insight are required for the application of practical methods and techniques, work procedures and processes and/or proficiency in the specialized use of materials, equipment and tools.
  • Good organization skills and ability to communicate well orally and in writing.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa.

Grade: 3B

Minimum Base:    Birr 34,128 (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/034/14 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 19 June 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/

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