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ILRI Vacancy: People and Organizational Development Officers: Resourcing and Workforce Planning (Closing date: 13 March 2015)

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit (2) People and Organizational Development Officers to Implement ILRI’s resourcing strategies through the process of quality and effective talent acquisition and implementing strategies to identify, attract, and hire high quality employees through the following duties:

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities

1.Pre-interview Processes and Duties

  • Keep an updated data bank of applicants for various ILRI positions in all staff categories, including:
    • Internationally Recruited Staff
    • Nationally Recruited Staff
    • Fixed term, Temporary and Casual Staff
  • Prepare and review job descriptions and requirements for new and existing positions
  • Review vacancy requests, checking job levels and minimum requirements. Ensure each vacancy has received authorization from relevant departmental/program head as well as the People and Organizational Development Director
  • Consult with line managers to agree on resourcing process and timelines for each vacancy
  • Prepare initial screening questions to be used by applicants during the application process
  • Circulate job adverts in appropriate and approved media to attract high quality applicants
  • Long list and review candidates while ensuring they meet minimum requirements
  • Consult with hiring managers on shortlist
  • Ensure completion of candidates’ bio data forms and obtaining references
  • Maintain communication with candidates and hiring managers

2.Interview and Selection Processes and Duties

  • Liaise with managers and candidates to arrange and confirm interview schedules
  • Participate in development of interview questions
  • Participate in the development of assessment tools for selection process.
  • Attend and manage interviews for all staff categories as needed
  • Keep hiring managers informed of recruitment progress

3.Post-interview processes and Duties

  • Prepare interview reports
  • Assist with logistical and other arrangements involved in the on-boarding process of new staff
  • Assist in relocation process by facilitating travel and accommodation arrangements for new staff where needed
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly and monthly recruitment reports
  • Support preparation and adherence to recruitment metrics
  • Assist in preparation of staff profiles for monthly new staff announcements
  • Any other duties that may be determined from time to time within the general scope of the position.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in end-to-end recruitment experience
  • Proficient in Ms Office, including word-processing, spreadsheets database management, MS- PowerPoint, Publisher etc.
  • Ability to keep confidentiality
  • An exceptional sense of professionalism, urgency, drive, intuition, and follow up
  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple recruitment activities
  • Flexibility in demanding situations
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work in a consultative manner
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to work within a team or independently
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner, with high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships at all levels
  • Ability to gather and analyze critical information for reporting and designing systems
  • Experience in managing recruitment activities preferably in in a multi-disciplinary and multi-national organization
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver within stipulated timeframes and deadlines
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken

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

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to ilri@careerconnectionsltd.com The position title and reference number REF: PO/POD/ 02/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email.

All applications to be submitted via email by 13th March 2015. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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: Head of Compensation and Benefits (Closing date: 13 March 2015)

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Head of Compensation and Benefits who shall be responsible for designing, overseeing and implementing ILRI’s compensation and benefits programs. The incumbent shall monitor the Institute’s salary and grading structures and ensure that the relevant policies, procedures and programs are in alignment with ILRI’s overall strategic objectives and the People and Organizational Development Directorate’s vision.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities:

The Head of Compensation and Benefits is expected to deliver on the following:

1.Strategy Development

  • Design & deliver the ILRI Remuneration & Benefits strategy and framework for the organization
  • Develop relevant policies for the implementation of the ILRI Remuneration & Benefits strategy

2.Provide leadership

  • Lead the Compensation & Benefits Unit
  • Manage, coach and support the ILRI Compensation & Benefits team
  • Manage the performance of the unit by setting key performance indicators, milestones and targets

3.Compensation & Benefits Operational functions

  • Act as a subject matter expert, advising the People and Organizational Development Directorate as well as the research and business support leaders on Compensation & Benefits matters.
  • Undertake salary and benefits market research, analyze internal and external compensation policies, relevant government regulations, and benchmark to develop a competitive compensation plan for ILRI.
  • Design, evaluate and modify ILRI’s benefits policies to ensure that ILRI’s programs are current, competitive and in compliance with legal requirements.
  • Advise on internal equity.
  • Lead and manage the process of ILRI’s participation in national and international salary surveys including the analysis, interpretation and reporting of salary survey and benchmarking results.
  • Participate in national and international remuneration networks representing ILRI.
  • Coordinate the linkage between performance management, annual salary reviews and bonus payout processes throughout the Institute.
  • Manage benefits providers and mediate between benefits providers and employees.
  • Analyze and evaluate services, coverage and options available through insurance and other third party providers to determine programs best meeting the needs of the organization
  • Negotiate contracts with benefit plan providers, vendors, auditors, and consultants for effective and efficient services, premiums, and plan administration.
  • Devise solutions for specific issues in regions, countries or units in ILRI, ensuring the adherence to organizational policy and corporate philosophy on C&B while addressing the needs of the Institute in particular localities and units.
  • Contribute to the education of employees on C&B matters through preparation of written and verbal information and presentations to inform employees of benefits and compensation policies and programs.
  • Maintain accurate human capital data in automated and manual information systems.
  • Develop and oversee an Employee Assistance and Welfare program in collaboration with external service providers.
  • Oversee contracts management.
  • Oversee Employee Relations matters and related procedures.
  • Manage the unit’s budget.

Requirements:               

  • A degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in similar role
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in structuring compensation and benefits packages
  • Ability to make informed decisions based on data and statistics
  • Ability to interact and influence at different levels
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound planning, analytical and organizational skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • IT skills

Personal attributes:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good listener
  • Problem solver
  • Self-starter

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

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to ilri@careerconnectionsltd.com The position title and reference number REF: CB/POD/ 02/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email.

All applications to be submitted via email by 13th March 2015. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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: Head of Resourcing Workforce Planning and Development (Closing date: 13 March 2015)

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Head of Resourcing, Workforce Planning and Development who shall be responsible for developing the organizational talent management strategies and related policies, overseeing operational resourcing processes for internationally and nationally recruited staff, joint appointments, temporary employees and consultants as well as development and implementation of the strategic framework and strategic approach for ILRI’s Learning and Development. This includes development of the institutional core competencies for research and the support functions as well as skills development, succession planning and retention strategies and processes to ensure business continuity of the 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 2015, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities:

The Head of Resourcing, Workforce Planning and Development is expected to deliver on the following

1.Strategy Development:

  • Develop the ILRI Resourcing and Workforce Planning strategy that shall include strategies for talent acquisition, talent management and retention strategies
  • Develop the ILRI Learning & Development strategy that shall include strategies for developing the ILRI competency framework and its implementation
  • Develop policies relevant to Resourcing, Workforce Planning and Development

2.Manage Resourcing Operations:

  • Develop effective resourcing processes and systems.
  • Develop internal and external talent pool systems.
  • Engage key internal stakeholders in the development, monitoring and implementation of the ILRI workforce plan.
  • Manage the performance of the resourcing interventions and engage stakeholders to creatively solve problems and overcome obstacles in order to achieve desired results
  • Manage the performance of the Resourcing, Workforce Planning and Development unit by setting key performance indicators, milestones and targets

3.Manage Learning and Development Operations:

  • Develop effective Learning and Development processes and systems
  • In collaboration with supervisors and other stakeholders, conduct training needs analysis and develop annual training plans in response to needs.
  • Design skills development interventions in response to needs.
  • Develop and manage fit for purpose Management Development and Leadership programs for the Institute.
  • Develop a database and form effective partnerships with internal and external networks for delivery of learning and development programs.
  • Manage national and international vendors for delivery of ILRI learning and development programs.
  • Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of the Performance Management system and initiate changes in the system to improve effectiveness.
  • Contribute to and advise on Change management processes in the Institute.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the ILRI e-learning systems and effect needed interventions.
  • Develop regular reports with clear analysis to guide business decision making

4.Consulting:

  • Effectively engage, advise and consult with stakeholders at different levels

5.Leadership:

  • Effectively lead the Resourcing and Learning and Development teams
  • Supervise work done by the teams and provide guidance in execution of work
  • Ensure career development of the two teams

Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management or related filed.
  • Minimum 7 -10 years in a relevant senior role, preferably in an international/multicultural environment.
  • Strategic resourcing, workforce planning, learning and development skills and experience
  • Supervisory and leadership skills and experience
  • Interpreting, advising and implementing agreements and procedures
  • Skills in the use of human capital information systems
  • Verbal and written communication skills to communicate with a diverse client group

Personal Attributes:

  • The ability to understand the core functional research roles and business support roles of ILRI
  • The ability to research, analyze and reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes
  • Effective leader of teams

Terms of Appointment

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

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to ilri@careerconnectionsltd.com The position title and reference number REF: RD/POD/ 02/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email.

All applications to be submitted via email by 13th March 2015. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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’s experience with the Crop and Goat Project in Tanzania from a gender perspective

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This paper synthesises ILRI’s experience with the Crop and Goat Project (CGP) in Tanzania from a gender perspective.

Some findings were identified which are worthwhile pursuing in future similar projects. For example, access to and control over assets and the products and proceeds gained from them increased the independence of male and female household members as they can now make decisions with little dependence on resources of others.

The project has also been able to positively improve some of the key domains of gender empowerment, i.e. asset ownership, decisions-making ability and authority, independence, improved sense of worth, willingness and ability to question one’s status and capacity to negotiate relationships and change labour patterns.

Furthermore, the use of gender analysis in design, implementation and evaluation stages helped in providing an
understanding of the complexity of gender relations and labour organization and how they shape household strategies and power dynamics, and subsequently the differential impact of the project on different members of a household.

Finally, the various project activities have helped to clarify the need for new participatory approaches, i.e.
empowerment framework and pathway, to define a multi-level empowerment conceptual framework including a
carefully determined targeting strategy (like working with women’s and special interest groups and youth, but also
ensuring the engagement with men and boys), set empowerment goals, translate the framework and goals into a
pathway, identify indicators of change, and assess success of projects in enhancing change, all in a participatory fashion.

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Filed under: Africa, Crop-Livestock, CRP37, Dairying, Gender, Goats, ILRI, LGI, Livestock, Research, Small Ruminants, Southern Africa, Tanzania, Value Chains, Women

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