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PhD Graduate Fellowship: Cross Scale Political Economy (closing date:15 November 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a PhD Graduate Fellow in Cross Scale Political Economy to analyse how adaptive capacity in East African livestock systems is socially differentiated and cross-scale dynamics affect the outcomes of adaptation interventions.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional of country offices in East, South and Southern Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

The Position:

Climate change adaptation in East African livestock systems will require significant transformations, both in animal keeping techniques as well as economic and political organization. In adaptation research, much attention is given to household technical practices, but much less attention is given to creation of enabling institutional environments through social change. Still less attention has been given to climate change adaptation as an inherently contested and political process which will play out through existing aspects of social differentiation. As climate adaptation moves from conceptual discussion points to practical interventions and investments, more research is needed into how current institutional environments enable and/or constrain effective transformations as well as how household, sectoral and national policy dynamics interact. The objective of this PhD project is to analyse how adaptive capacity in East African livestock systems is socially differentiated and cross-scale dynamics affect the outcomes of adaptation interventions.

Responsibilities

  • Analyse current policy environments and political economies in the livestock sector
  • Analyse cross-scale interactions in adaptation processes in the livestock sector
  • Analyse how social differentiation affects adaptive capacity and how it will be affected by adaptation interventions
  • Analyse the institutional conditions and barriers for scaling out of adaptation practices

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in political economy, new institutional economics, economic geography, economic anthropology or a related field.
  • Extensive knowledge of the social science literature on climate change adaptation
  • Strong practical and theoretical skills in analysing cross-scale institutional dynamics to facilitate change, preferably in agriculture
  • Experience with East African livestock systems is a significant advantage
  • Applicants should already be enrolled in an accredited PhD programme

Location: ILRI, Kenya or Ethiopia

Duration: 3 years

Terms of appointment and stipend: ILRI will offer a competitive stipend to cover living expenses in the project location, medical cover, air tickets, and research expenses. The successful candidate will be supervised jointly by an ILRI scientist and the university/academic supervisor. This stipend will not cover tuition or any other university fees.

Applications: Applications should be made to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or 15 November 2018. The position title and reference number SLS/PhD GF/03/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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

ILRI is an equal-opportunity employer

ILRI Vacancy: Research Assistant III – Veterinary – Internal Advert – Closing date: 24 October 2018

 

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant III-Veterinary in Livestock Genetics Program so as she/he is mainly responsible to keep well-being of the poultry farm and birds including diagnosing, treating, vaccinating, quarantining sick birds, providing recommendation and keeping records of the birds. She/he will oversee the poultry farm facility and staff activities to carry out the experiments.
General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. http://www.ilri.org

Main Responsibilities:
• Provide basic examinations, diagnose diseases, prescribe treatments, treat acute illnesses/infections/injuries, and quarantine undesirable birds from flock
• Plan birds’ health management procedures, provide vaccines periodically and monitor
• Oversee and train the poultry farm staff with respect to feed and water intakes by birds to compliance with the experiment/research protocol
• Take samples for analysis, record birds’ data, and prepare reports on their growth/health/performance
• Take sanitary measures for general care and treatment options
• Oversee hatching eggs process including disinfecting imported eggs
• Assist in liaising with external stakeholders e.g. suppliers and Government bodies to get the required services/products/approvals
• Maintain the poultry farm supplies and liaise with LiveGene Administrative Assistant to get supplies with minimum stock e.g. feeds, treatments, disinfectant, vaccines, bedding materials, vaccination materials, and, etc.
• Carry out any additional activities requested by Project Leaders or Research Officer

Academic and professional qualifications:
Education:
• Degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Experience:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in poultry veterinary practice.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa.

Job level: 2C

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 19,112 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for 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.

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: RAV/31/18 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 24 October 2018.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/
Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
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ILRI Vacancies: Technical Assistants – Poultry Farm (Two) – Internal Advert – Closing date: 24 October 2018

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit two Technical Assistants-Poultry Farm in Livestock Genetics Program so as they will be responsible for the daily care of birds and eggs; this includes checking birds, collecting eggs and feeding.

General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. http://www.ilri.org

Main Responsibilities:
• Ensure birds have access to food and water;
• Walk through the house to identify sick or injured birds;
• Catch birds and place them in crates as needed;
• Clean poultry farm i.e. pens, feeders, waterier, and sheds;
• Prepare disinfectant for footbath and spray on regular basis;
• Utilize proper biosecurity standards when entering and exiting farm;
• Assist with egg collection, cleaning, sorting, and putting the eggs in cartons;
• Change bedding material as needed;
• Conduct maintenance on the house and watering/heating system as needed;
• Control house lighting and heating for poultry pens and incubators including put shavings in hens’ nests;
• Maintain high standards of birds’ welfare;
• Collect and deliver feeds, bedding materials and other items from the store to the birds’ pens.

Academic and professional qualifications:
Education:
• High School Complete/Preparatory Certificate level 1

Experience:
• At least 2 years’ experience plus technical training

Duty Station: Addis Ababa.

Job level: 1C

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 8,409 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for 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.

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: RAV/32/18 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 24 October 2018.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/
Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
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ILRI vacancy: Scientist – Climate-Smart Agriculture Scaling Specialist (open until filled)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Scientist – Climate-smart Agriculture Scaling Specialist to support issues related to enabling environment for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)and inclusive investments along value chains, barriers and opportunities for scaling in the region.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

The position

The position will play a central role in the project implementation and support the entire project in all the three East African countries, working in close collaboration with SNV Netherlands Development Organization and other members of the CSA project team, which includes staff from all project partners contributing expertise to the implementation of the project, including those from Rabobank

Farmers in East Africa are affected by the changing climate. To address this challenge, the Netherlands Government funded a new project on Climate Smart Agriculture in East Africa to be implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project is implemented by the CGIAR research program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in East Africa (CCAFS EA) that is hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in cooperation with SNV Netherlands Development Organization, Wageningen University and Research, Agriterra and Rabo Partnership. The project will provide an opportunity for farmers to adapt their farming activities and minimize the negative effects of climate change by adopting innovative climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices along value chains, thereby contributing to the increased availability of safe and affordable nutritious food for the growing population in the region. The project will promote market driven adoption and scaling of inclusive climate-smart business developments that will enhance resilience and adaptive capacity of farmers and other stakeholders along agricultural value chains in East Africa. The project interventions span from farm and farming systems, selected commodity value chains, agro-industries to the wider institutional environment in the region. Sound inclusive business cases for climate smart food production and climate-proof agribusiness development are among the main ways of undertaking the activities

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the value chain and climate change risk assessments on CSA business cases from the portfolios of partners;
  • Support CSA implementation through a contextual analysis in each country, identifying specific factors at national, sub-national and local levels that influence uptake of these best practices;
  • Undertake assessment of CSA capacity building gaps among national and regional extension services, farmer organizations, farmers, and other private sector stakeholders;
  • In collaboration with Rabobank and SNV, conduct needs assessment among financial service providers and support development of internal policies regarding climate risk assessments and CSA implementation;
  • Develop and implement tailored CSA training and coaching programmes at the national and regional level for extension services providers (public and private sector and NGOs etc.), farmer cooperatives, farmers, including female and young entrepreneurs on agribusiness management and climate-proofing of their businesses by working closely with SNV, Agrittera and other partners;
  • Analyse barriers to adoption and scaling of CSA technologies, including gender and youth implications, understanding the barriers to scaling, and reviewing options to address and/or overcome these;
  • Promote investment opportunities for the roll-out of proven cases of best practices to reach Climate-Smart investments at scale;
  • Analyse potential for roll-out of results-based financing for the projects’ portfolio of successful business cases;
  • Develop and disseminate evidence-based CSA knowledge products on climate-proofing selected value chains and technologies, including investments and Return on investment (ROI) scenarios;
  • Guide coordination between SMEs and financial institutions for the mobilisation of investments required for climate-proofing and de-risking of promising Climate-Smart business models;
  • Assess and adapt tools developed by partners for introducing and scaling CSA practices at on-farm level and value chain level for farmers, businesses and services providers;
  • Support monitoring through data collection and studies on opportunities for mitigation (reduction of GHG and increase of carbon sequestration) within the business cases;
  • Provide advice to financial institutions on debt funding of CS business models;
  • In collaboration with SNV and other partners gender experts, develop a gender and youth involvement strategy in scaling up CSA;
  • Organize learning and exchange visits for institutions, farmers, producer groups and private partners, including events tailored specifically to female and young farmers and entrepreneurs;
  • Organize regional and national workshops to discuss and disseminate the main findings and conclusions;
  • Sharing of CSA knowledge and experiences via value chain climate innovation platforms/ multi-stakeholder platforms – building on existing platforms/sector organizations;
  • Represent the program effectively and be front person in dealing with national and international partners, in relevant national and regional forums, committees, taskforces;
  • Co-supervision of undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students and researchers working on the project; and
  • Support resource mobilization efforts through writing proposals, and supervising support staff.

Requirements:

  • Preferably PhD degree in Agricultural sciences, with experience in climate change and agricultural systems research and demonstrated experience in scaling;
  • 5+ years’ experience in participatory action research, climate smart technologies and practices research and proven experience in scaling technologies and practices;
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods of agricultural research, including participatory survey techniques and ability to conduct a market, economic and financial analysis;
  • Ability to design studies, collect and analyse data on gaps in undertaking and scaling CSA;
  • Ability to synthesis and publish research results in peer reviewed journals, working papers, policy briefs and info notes, including translating these into non-scientific language for a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent writing, reporting, and communication skills in English, working knowledge Kiswahili will be an advantage; and
  • Ability to travel in the region and work in remote locations.
  • Experience in using both SNV’s and CCAFS’s scaling tools and approaches (including market, finance, policy, technical);
  • Experience in working with national extension services systems, agribusiness SMEs, cooperatives, farmers, and other stakeholders on CSA, including training services;
  • Extensive experience in designing and managing large scale CSA initiatives, preferably in different countries; and
  • Experience in working with a wide range of national and international stakeholders in East Africa and in interdisciplinary teams.

Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

Position level: The position level is 4C

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

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

Applications

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the director of ILRI’s People and Organizational Development. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/, screening of applications will start on 31 October 2018 and continue until the position is filled.The position title and reference number, CCAFS /10/2018, should be clearly marked in the subject line of the online application.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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

ILRI is an equal-opportunity employer.

ILRI vacancy: Scientist – Climate Information and Agro-advisory (open until filled)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a system modeler focusing on climate analytics and with modeling experience for East Africa to strengthen engagement with several large initiatives in the region. These include significant contribution towards supporting the Netherlands Government funded project on Climate Smart Agriculture in East Africa to be implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, among other initiatives.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

The position

Farmers in East Africa need to increase agricultural productivity and achieve food and nutrition security through adoption of appropriate climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices, technologies, and institutional innovations to effectively adapt to climate variability and change. CCAFS works with the national agricultural research and extension agencies, climate institutes and weather forecast centers, NGO’s and CGIAR centers to develop climate information services, farm technologies and management systems based on high resolution spatial modeling applications such as the CCAFS Regional Agricultural. Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT) and CCAFS Agricultural Monitor (CAM) around a set of crops and along value chains that are well adapted to East Africa. The use of system modelling tools in association with seasonal and sub-seasonal climate forecasts enable researchers to identify intervention strategies and points of intervention in the farm-value chain that result in the greatest returns for the lowest risk. With increased focus on developing climate risk and vulnerability profiles and identifying target regions more to environmental changes, CCAFS is retooling to undertake multidisciplinary research for development and systems approaches.

The Climate Smart Agriculture project is implemented by the CGIAR research program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in East Africa (CCAFS EA) that is hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in the region, in cooperation with SNV Netherlands Development Organization, Wageningen University and Research, Agriterra and Rabo Partnership. The project will provide an opportunity to farmers to adapt their farming activities and minimize the negative effects of climate change by adopting innovative climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices along value chains, thereby contributing to the increased availability of safe and affordable nutritious food for the growing population in the region. The scientist will play a key role in developing climate change scenarios from available model outputs, perform data analytics using CRAFT, CCAFS Agricultural Monitor (CAM) and other relevant approaches and procedures for downscaling climate information, and using a range of analytical techniques for understanding modelled scenario information at different scales of relevance for East Africa. The scientist will also support other related activities across other bilateral projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify key issues constraining starting-up or doing business in the different agri-food chains and sub sectors in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and the implications for climate smart agriculture and food systems in these countries;
  • Lead the development of climate risk and vulnerability analysis along agricultural value chains;
  • Initiate effective engagement with relevant national government and regional organizations, CGIAR centers, private sector and other relevant stakeholders, and lead development of climate information services to support development of effective climate information and agro-advisory services for farmers;
  • Develop and lead climate-informed and safety net interventions for the target countries in East Africa;
  • Contribute to on-going research in climate risk management, assessing climate change vulnerabilities and impacts, and planning for adaptation;
  • Support use and analysis of climate modelling experiments (outputs) at different time scales, seasonal and sub-seasonal climate forecast information services and modeling/generation of future climate change scenarios and associated research on choice of CSA technologies;
  • Provide analytical expertise in big data analytics for developing CRAFT, CAM and other approaches to understand temporal and spatial dynamics and change in crop-based systems, such as developing high resolution crop, climate, soil and crop management data for agricultural systems models in multi-point simulations to support climate information services and agro-advisories, and develop digital fertilizer recommendations in collaboration with other CCAFS partners;
  • Coordinate and design integrated digital agricultural data hub, agricultural decision support platform and advisories, as well as decision support tools (DSTs), and test effectiveness of DSTs in the field and value-chains;
  • Identify opportunities for mitigation (reduction of GHG and increase of carbon sequestration) within the business cases along the agricultural value-chain;
  • Support research on barriers to adoption of climate-smart technologies and practices, and enabling environment hurdles as part of CCAFS scaling and policy engagement efforts;
  • Support creating an enabling policy environment, linkage and influencing of national climate plans and priority setting for targeted investments that support scaling of interventions under climate change scenarios to support CCAFS’s scaling and policy engagement efforts;
  • Provide technical and strategic support to further develop relevant public and private meteorological services in the target countries;
  • Collaborate with and lead interdisciplinary teams from CCAFS South-South Initiative, CGIAR centers, regional NARES, development partners (e.g. SNV, IFAD, GIZ, USAID etc.) and higher education institutions to further develop and contextualize CAM for weather deviations and crop loss assessment for national and regional area yield index insurance schemes;
  • Strengthen capacity of partners and engagement with CCAFS strategic partners from international, regional and national universities through co-supervising undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students; and
  • Contribute to the resource mobilization efforts of CCAFS in collaborations with other CGIAR Research Programs and CCAFS partners through writing research proposals.

Requirements:

  • PhD degree in atmospheric or climate science, agriculture, crop science, natural resource management or related discipline with experience in climate modeling, climate information and advisory services and agricultural systems research;
  • Solid knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and climate physics;
  • Ability to use climate model runs on high performance computers and analyze the results in comparison with observations;
  • 5+ years’ experience in the parameterization, validation and application of crop/climate models to understand temporal and spatial dynamics and change;
  • Significant expertise in management and analytics of big data related to climate services information and predictive models of future climate;
  • A high level of competency in the design and implementation of climate services information and predictive models of future climate;
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methods, GIS and spatial analysis skills; and
  • Excellence in English (both spoken and written).
  • Experience with FORTRAN, MATLAB and R programming language as well as large data analysis tools such as CDO and NCO to analyze and automate climate and crop model outputs;
  • Experience in SQL and C# in scripting/automation techniques; and
  • Experience in CIS, agro-advisory and DSTs development;
  • Experience of working with climate and crop data from multiple models;
  • Experience in working with a wide range of national and international stakeholders in East Africa and interest to work in interdisciplinary team;
  • Understanding of East African smallholder farming systems and their constraints and opportunities for sustainable intensification;
  • Demonstrated ability to write proposals and fund raise;
  • Previous experience in working with international climate related institutes, CGIAR centers and CRPs is a plus;
  • Excellent experience and knowledge in climate and weather changes and the associated large-scale circulations in East Africa; and
  • Experience on crop yield and loss assessment both for early warning and insurance schemes in East Africa.

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

Position level: The position level is 4C

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

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

Applications

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the director of ILRI’s People and Organizational Development. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/, screening of applications will start on 31 October 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The position title and reference number, CCAFS /10/2018, should be clearly marked in the subject line of the online application.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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

ILRI is an equal-opportunity employer.

ILRI Consultancy- Job Descriptions Review Exercise (closing date:17 October,2018)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to review all job descriptions (JDs) in terms of the JD template, job purpose, job content, competencies and develop JDs that are appropriate and fit into to ILRI’s needs.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutrition security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Development of a competence matrix/framework for all jobs in the institute;
  • Populate the JDs on the standard JD template;
  • Ensuring alignment of job description with technical and functional competencies;
  • Mapping / alignment of jobs descriptions to competence matrix and existing HG grade;
  • Advise if some JDs need re designing or if they could be aligned with similar jobs JD;
  • Write summary/purpose of job for JDs missing this information and review existing ones;
  • Ensure the competencies (qualification, experience, etc.,) flow logically per function to ensure consistency across similar grade jobs in the institute;
  • Develop a reference guide on job description and job title nomenclature;
  • Sensitization of People & Organizational Directorate (P&OD) staff including documentation of findings from the exercise;
  • Make any adjustments following feedback from Supervisors and P&OD.

Final Products

Refined Job Descriptions for ILRI staff in terms of job content and competencies by 15 December 2018.

Consultancy Fee: lump sum

Post location: Kenya

Duration:  2 months

Expected places of travel: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in business administration, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development preferred
  • Certified HR Practitioner
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite and database applications
  • At least 10 years’ relevant experience in job evaluation processes and experience in development and implementation of similar projects in comparable organizations operating in multi-cultural settings
  • Proven record in developing/writing and reviewing of job descriptions to ensure uniformity and consistency
  • In-depth knowledge of developing/reviewing competency guidelines/processes that can be applied in an international setting
  • An understanding or experience in use of a job evaluation tool/system with the ability to be creative/improve existing systems
  • Demonstrated experience in career progression processes and development of guidelines/procedures

How to apply: 

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the  Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or 17 October 2018. The position title and reference number JD/POD/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

 

PhD Graduate Fellowship: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) (closing date:21 October,2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a PhD Graduate Fellow for the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Political incentives and international obligations around the 2016 Paris Agreement have created a situation in which national governments must report progress on adaptation and mitigation to the UNFCCC on a regular basis.  Many governments in sub-Saharan Africa have submitted (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions, or (I)NDCs, specifying their adaptation and mitigation targets along with activities to be implemented to achieve them. There is considerable demand from many countries for scientifically-based information that can be used to help prioritize adaptation and mitigation actions that can be implemented in pursuit of their NDCs. The interface between scientific knowledge production and policy processes has significant implications for international reporting as well as for national and subnational prioritization and climate change intervention strategies. The countries of East Africa are at different stages in this process, and to facilitate the next NDC cycle, identifying “good practice” around the mechanisms by which the science-policy interface can be effectively bridged is extremely important.

The International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) mission is to improve food and nutritional security and to reduce poverty in middle and low-income countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock (better lives through livestock). Through its capacity development approach, ILRI purposes to equip a critical mass of individuals and organizations with the skills to design, implement and maintain appropriate livestock research and development initiatives. ILRI works through partnerships with other CG centres, international organizations, national institutions and programs, higher education institutions, private sector and others. For more information on ILRI, please visit www.ilri.org

The Position:

This project seeks to recruit an ambitious PhD researcher to analyse and compare science-policy engagement practices and processes concerning climate change adaptation and mitigation in the region’s diverse livestock systems across three East African countries. The candidate should expect to analyse existing policy frameworks and dynamics, barriers and enabling factors for integrating climate change research into policies and strategies, efficacy of science communication and engagement strategies, and transformation of scientific inputs through their integration into policy processes.

ILRI Program: Sustainable Livestock Systems

Responsibilities of the fellow

  • To determine the existing policy frameworks for climate change within the east African countries;
  • To determine the efficacy of science communication and engagement strategies within the project;
  • To collect, compile and analyse data;
  • To communicate the gained findings to project team and other stakeholders;
  • Write scientific papers and prepare conference/workshop presentations describing results and their implications;
  • Develop new concepts and ideas for further research;
  • Make presentations at meetings as may be required

Requirements for the ideal candidate

  • Should have MSc in qualitative social sciences (such as science and technology studies, geography, sociology or political science);
  • Should already be enrolled in an accredited PhD programme and prepared to begin fieldwork soon;
  • Should be conversant with UNFCCC processes in developing countries;
  • Must have some knowledge of the adaptation and mitigation literature in lower-income countries;
  • Experience in handling of diverse datasets, data processing and statistical software such as R, SPSS, Matlab or python;
  • Ability to work in a multinational team of scientists and technicians from other disciplines;
  • Have excellent communication skills.

Location: ILRI, Kenya

Duration: 3 years

Terms of appointment and stipend: ILRI will offer a competitive stipend to cover living expenses in the project location, medical cover, air ticket, and research expenses. The successful candidate will be supervised jointly by an ILRI scientist and the university/academic supervisor.

Applications should be made to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 21st October 2018. The position title and reference number SLS/PhD GF/03/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

How to apply: Applicants should submit; Cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position; what he/she can bring to the fellowship; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience, certified copies of their certificates.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Climate Change Scenarios for Livestock Systems -Re-advertised (closing date: 25 October 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a post-doctoral research fellow to lead work that explores possible future livestock development pathways in three focus countries (Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya). The work will involve engaging with key stakeholders in participatory futuring exercises, helping prioritise good-bet livestock adaptation and mitigation options in relevant livestock systems, and helping to build capacity in decision support, planning and investment at the national level in each country.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

The position:

Under the 2016 Paris Agreement, national governments in East Africa have developed Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), targets for climate change mitigation and adaptation actions. Agriculture is a priority sector in all of these countries, with livestock being an important sub-sector due to its importance in livelihoods, farming systems and nutritional security. At the same time, livestock are responsible for the vast majority of GHG emissions within the agricultural sector, making them a priority for achieving mitigation targets.

The identification and implementation of locally-effective adaptation and mitigation practices under high levels of uncertainty present major challenges. The position will be in the Program on Climate Smart Livestock (PCSL), which falls under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead research to identify the key future drivers influencing livestock systems in the three focus countries, through participatory processes involving key stakeholders, country leadership, and partner institutions, and explore alternative livestock development pathways that align with national objectives
  • Use mixed qualitative / quantitative methods to add detail to the scenario narratives, so that the effects of alternative livestock development pathways on local contexts can be analysed with respect to water and feed resources, gender issues, and food security and nutritional outcomes
  • Thoroughly document the research and its results, and contribute to the development of on-line scenario training materials that can be used by different groups of stakeholders
  • Communicate findings to stakeholders (ministry staff, livestock extension officers, donors).
  • Write scientific papers and prepare conference presentations and other communication products on the key results
  • Coordinate PCSL project activities in Ethiopia, including supervision of PhD and MSc students

Requirements:

  • PhD in an appropriate discipline such as systems modelling, environmental sciences or geography, with a working knowledge of agricultural or livestock science
  • Some knowledge of and experience with scenarios science, along with climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Strong practical and facilitation skills, focusing on participatory processes and co-production of knowledge.
  • Experience in research for development in Africa, especially East Africa, would be a significant advantage
  • The ability to effectively communicate in a multicultural context, present findings to diverse audiences, and support facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops
  • The ability to collaborate with scientists and technicians from other disciplines (such as biogeochemistry, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, veterinary medicine) in an interdisciplinary and multicultural team.

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

Position level: Post-doctoral level.

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

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the  Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 25 October 2018. The position title and reference number: PD/CLS/10/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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ICARDA Vacancy: TAAT Wheat value chain project – Technology Transfer Specialist (Closing date: 5 October 2018)

The Position: The African Development Bank has funded through its African Development Fund “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program, which is a flagship initiative in support of the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy. The objectives of the TAAT Program are to scale up proven agricultural technologies and achieve a widespread and transformative impact on African agriculture in terms of enhancing productivity, food security, income and poverty alleviation.

ICARDA is implementing the wheat component within the frame of TAAT Program, which will be executed in low-income African countries. The project activities are conducted within BCI program in close collaboration with the National Agricultural Research and Extension System (NARES,) private sector and other relevant partners in the project target countries.

ICARDA seeks to hire a TAAT Wheat Value Chain Project – Technology Transfer Specialist to provide a technical support in scaling up activities and participate in establishing and operationalizing innovation platforms (IP)s. The position provides critical support to national partners to link IP participating farmers with output markets and who will be a member of ICARDA-Ethiopia team.

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

Key Responsibilities:

• Participate and support national partners in establishing and operationalizing functional IPs at selected sites in project target countries;
• Provide technical support for implementing scaling up activities in partnership with NARES, private sector and other stakeholders in each project target country;
• Contribute to technology dissemination activities, seed production, and prototype mass production through promoting a participatory research for development approach;
• Provide technical and coordination support to organize field days for promoting and expanding IP based success stories and best practices leading to a transformative and nation-wide impact in each target country and across the similar agro-ecology;
• Coordinate and support regional and national partners to link IP participating farmers with output markets;
• Develop/enhance/expand collaboration and networking among all partners involved in the wheat value chain in the target agro-ecology;
• Organize and participate focused and hands-on trainings with national partners to build capacity of farmers and stakeholders on improved production and post-harvest management techniques in the target countries;
• Coordinate and assist national partners in preparing and widely distributing technical production manuals, fliers, leaflets, brochures for IP participating farmers and stakeholders in the target countries;
• Participate and assist in organizing annual planning and joint coordination meeting with project partners;
• Perform any other duties as required by the PIU coordinator.

Minimum Requirements
Education:
• Masters’ degree in Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics/ Agronomy/Soil Management or related fields + professional certification

Skills:
• Proven ability in business plan development, innovation system approach and demonstrated skill in partnership development, negotiation and team coaching.
• Ability to set priorities, plan, implement and effectively monitor field level technology transfer activities.
• Effective oral and written communication skills in English, in addition to any national or regional language.
• Ability to work harmoniously in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams.

Experience:
• Five years’ relevant experience in African countries
• Work experience at least in part in an international Non-Governmental Organization or an international organization

Duty Station: Addis Ababa.

Job level: 3C.

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 51,874 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years. ICARDA offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff.
The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.
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: TTS/30/18 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 5 October 2018.

To find more about ICARDA, visit our Website at http://www.icarda.org.
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ILRI Vacancy: Genebank Database Management Specialist – Internal Advert (Closing date: 26 September 2018)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Genebank Database Management Specialist who will be a member of Feed and Forage Development Program team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. http://www.ilri.org.

Job Purpose:
The forage Genebank team maintains a large amount of data on the diversity of the germplasm in the collection and a relational database on the quality and availability of the germplasm in the intrust collections stored in the ILRI Genebank. Data validation and improvement of data completeness and quality is essential for smooth Genebank operations. Improved management of forage genetic resources data activities are being implemented under the Genebank platform to support enhanced data access and knowledge sharing.
Key Responsibilities:
• Manage and improve ILRI genebank databases (seed and field inventories, characterisation, and germplasm health) and software with a focus on the implementation of the GRIN-global database and associated wizards and e-data recording tools;
• Plan, coordinate, design, develop, implement and participate in each of the activities corresponding to the development and operation of computer systems that allow the management and access to documentation of the ILRI Genebank collections;
• Ensure that genebank collection data is up-to-date and accessible to external users via Genesys and the ILRI website in accordance with information-sharing policies and the terms of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture;
• Maintain database performance by developing a protocol for measurement of results, identification of problem areas and troubleshooting problems;
• Keep the Genebank Manager and Senior Management informed by preparing reports on system performance and problems;
• Secure the databases by preparing access and control policies and procedures; implementing disaster recovery procedures;
• Support genebank staff in the management of germplasm requests and the preparation of SMTA reports;
• Implement and promote digital object identifiers (DOIs) for ILRI genebank accessions;
• Develop and adapt mobile apps and web services with GRIN-Global;
• Manage the users’ group and provide training on the use of GRIN Global, Curator Tool and the Public Website;
• Support genebank staff in the management of passport, inventory, germplasm distribution, phenotypic, genotypic and germplasm health data linked to genebank accessions;
• Collaborate with the CIAT genebank to harmonize data management of forage collections between the two institutions;
• Plan, design, develop, implement and participate in each of the activities corresponding to the development and operation of computer systems that allow the management and access to documentation of the ILRI Genebank collections;
• Optimise field e-data collection techniques;
• Maintain, improve and carryout processes already in place, e.g., preparing and printing digital labels and barcodes to further support the increased efficiency of genebank workflows;
• Upload images of accessions (by scanning collecting sheets and characterization forms) in GRIN-Global;
• Improve the structure/order of files/folders on the shared network drive;
• Communicate with staff concerning updates and changes made to the systems;
• Keep up-to-date with changes and advancements in genebank data management and software applications.
Academic and professional qualifications:
Education:
• Relevant BSc degree or MSc degree plus a relevant post graduate qualification in Information Systems Technology, Database Management, Computer Science or related field

Experience:
• At least 5 years of database management experience for BSc degree or 2 years relevant experience for Masters’ degree

Skills:
• Excellent database management and software development
• Experience with development of mobile applications (for Android)
• Excellent managerial and multitasking skills
• Interest and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment
• Proficiency with written and spoken English
• Ability to detect problems or deficiencies in the computer system that supports the documentation of collections and their processes, and develop solutions
• Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters under minimum supervision

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2D

Minimum Monthly Base Salary:
• Birr 24,572 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

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: GDS/29/18 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 28 September 2018.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org
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ILRI Graduate Fellowship: Determining the level of heterozygosity in a Lablab collection

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org.

The Position

The ILRI Genebank has an established molecular laboratory and bioinformatics capabilities to support this research. In addition, the Integrated Genotyping Service and Support platform and broader BecA-ILRI capabilities are available at ILRI Kenya to support this work. Under the supervision of ILRI scientists, the fellow will genotype 100 Lablab purpureus accessions to identify the amount of genetic diversity existing within and between accessions.  The fellow will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, or in Nairobi, Kenya with travel to Addis Ababa.

Lablab purpureus is an important dual-purpose legume used both for human consumption and as forage. The ILRI Genebank holds about 340 accessions with previous research activities focusing on characterisation and diversity analysis enabling the development of a core collection and the identification of best bet accessions for dryland and sub-humid environments. Theoretically each seed in an accession is a unique genotype and the extent of genetic diversity, or distinctness, within accessions will likely vary both between and within accessions. The graduate fellow will work together with ILRI scientists to assess genetic diversity in the Lablab purpureus accessions held in the ILRI Genebank. This study will provide useful information to determine how many seeds are needed to capture given attributes in the accession and in the rationalisation of our germplasm management efforts.

ILRI Program: Feed and Forage Resource Development

CGIAR Research Program: Feed and Forage Development

Main Project Title: Forage Diversity

Graduate Fellow’s Project Title: Determining the level of heterozygosity in a Lablab collection

Duration: 6 Months

Location: ILRI, Ethiopia/Kenya

Key responsibilities of the graduate fellow

  • Literature review of ex-situ conservation and diversity assessment in forage germplasm collection
  • Raise seedlings of Lablab purpureus in greenhouse
  • Isolate DNA from Lablab purpureus seedlings and submit to DArT for genotyping
  • Data analysis and write-up (at least 1 poster and 1 peer-reviewed journal publications)

Key requirements for the ideal candidate

  • Degree in Plant Science, Biological Sciences, or the related field
  • Demonstrated experience working in molecular genetics, quantitative genetics or bioinformatics
  • Work experience in organizing and implementing laboratory/field/glasshouse work
  • Work experience in DNA extraction and analysis
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office packages
  • Experience contributing to writing reports and journal publications
  • An effective and energetic team player with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Proficiency with written and spoken English

Terms of appointment and stipend: ILRI will offer a competitive stipend to cover living expenses in the project location. The successful candidate will be supervised jointly by an ILRI scientist and the university/academic supervisor.

How to apply: Applicants should submit an application letter explaining their interest in the position, CV, university letter confirming student status, names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Applications should be made to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 25 August 2018. The position title and reference number REF: FFRD/GF/01/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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ILRI vacancy: Finance and Administrative Assistant (closing date: 17 September 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Finance and Administrative Assistant to provide quality and efficient service in Finance and Procurement department through timely delivery of documents and response to customers’ queries.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

Responsibilities

1. Administrative Roles;

  • Receive, record and distribute finance and procurements documents to the respective staff
  • Ensure that documents are fully approved and supported as per ILRI authorization matrix
  • Maintaining logs of administrative requests, issue timely reminders on uncompleted administrative tasks and identify bottlenecks for timely support
  • Share a monthly report on all tasks assigned and highlight any patterns for appropriate action to be taken
  • Receiving and assisting customers, attending to telephone calls, setting appointments and responding to customer’s queries
  • Recording customers’ requests and follow up in the absence of the responsible staff
  • Ordering from stores and safeguarding stationery for finance and procurement departments
  • Process print and issue ILRI receipts to customers at the reception
  • Maintaining finance meeting room calendar
  • Coordinating local and international travel, meetings, workshops and conference logistics and verifying related hotel, housing, catering expenses reports, including invitation lists etc
  • Inducting new Finance staff to ILRI and liaise with relevant units i.e. IT, Health and Safety Unit, and HR to ensure all the relevant procedures are followed
  • Liaising with all ILRI administrative Units, Research themes, projects and support units as required to deal with Finance matters
  • Assist visitors on general administrative matters, provide advice and ensure administrative support as required.

2 VAT Exemption Applications

  • Prepare VAT exemption applications on real time basis and share with liaison at least twice a week in addition, liaise with Liaison officer for their filing
  • Monitoring and updating of VAT exemptions sent to the Ministry and KRA
  • Notifying the responsible accountant on return of the certificates and issuance of the VAT exemptions to the suppliers
  • Ensuring approved Vat certificates are collected by suppliers as soon as possible
  • Preparation and sharing of Vat schedule/progress reports on a weekly basis

3. Creditor Invoices/Expense Claim Authorizations.

  • Review invoices and other expense claims as they are delivered
  • Resolve invoice and other claims discrepancies
  • Provide first check for payment authorization
  • Check expense claims for staff in accordance with the appropriate entitlement and arrangement payment/reimbursement

4. Maintaining the Finance database and record keeping

  • Storing, arranging, indexing and classifying various financial records
  • Maintaining a database of suppliers and other external customers’ contacts
  • Overseeing the management of electronic and/or paper-based information
  • Responding to internal and/or external information enquiries
  • Reviewing and documenting records management resources
  • Ensure sensitive information is kept confidential
  • Assist in filling finance documents & retrieving documents during Audit
  • Maintaining and updating a proper filing system for the Unit documents.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, secretarial studies, office management or a related field
  • At least CPA Part II qualifications
  • A minimum of 1 year recent experience in an administrative role
  • Computer skills, including sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and Microsoft excel.

Terms of Appointment

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

Job Level

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position,, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 17 September 2018. The position title and reference number REF: FAA/CS/09/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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ICRAF Vacancy: National Land PKS Coordination Officer (Closing date: 15 September 2018)

The Position: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) seeks to recruit a National Land PKS Coordination Officer who will be a member of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) team.

General: The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry-ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health. The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 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. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: http://www.worldagroforestry.org.

Key Responsibilities:

• Nationally coordinate the LandPKS activities within the country;
• Conduct trainings and facilitate workshops for farmers, extension workers, development professionals, and researchers on use of the LandPKS mobile app;
• Facilitate and Train national/regional land use planners on the use of the Land Capability Classification tool of the LandPKS mobile app and integrate the Land Capability Classification tool into existing national/regional land use planning methods, protocols, and processes;
• Provide detailed explanations about the relevance of LandPKS data and results to sustainable land management, including the importance of monitoring vegetation change over time for conservation efforts and rangeland conservation, as well as the relationship between soil characteristics and agricultural productivity;
• Conduct user feedback assessments with the different user groups (farmers, extension, development, researchers) in order to identify issues and development priorities;
• Identify additional regional (yield and erosion) datasets that can be used in cloud-computing algorithms that can improve LandPKS outputs;
• Develop additional, country-specific training and outreach materials in the primary language of the country where located;
• Lead translation efforts of the LandPKS mobile app into the primary language(s) of the country where located;
• Assist LandPKS Global Coordinator with additional coordination tasks, including but not limited to supporting outreach and training activities in other pilot countries in Africa that do not have a country coordinator;
• Identify and, in consultation with Global Coordinator, pursue additional opportunities to support adoption and use of LandPKS to support land use and management decision making. This includes identifying new organizations or groups to adopt LandPKS, and leading communication, trainings, and coordination with these new user groups;
• Identify and work with Global Coordinator to integrate local and national sources of land management information into the LandPKS mobile app, including determining the soil, climate and topographic conditions where they are appropriate, and consult with local and national experts, including successful farmers, extension workers and researchers, to ensure that the information provided is the best available;
• Develop effective communication strategies and prepare periodic reports, extension and training materials including worksheets, handouts, calibrated soil samples, vegetation types, brief, and field guide manuals.

Education:
• At least BSc degree or MSc degree in related field, professional certification

Experience:
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Land Management, Soil sciences or related fields for BSc or 2 years of relevant work experience for Masters’ degree

Skills:
• Ability to effectively train a wide variety of people on use of LandPKS (software + texture)
• Familiarity with development and relevant research techniques in the subject matter
• Ability to provide feedback on model outputs and troubleshoot Android issues
• Ability to plan work and multi-task
• Computer literacy i.e. knowledge in MS Office and good writing skill in both Amharic and English
• Ability to analyze data and prepare progress records and reports
• Flexible on work hours including travel and extended field work
• Follows policies and procedures
• Aware of impact of own work

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2D

Minimum Base: Birr 24,572.00 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for 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. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.

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: NLCO/27/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 15 September 2018.

To find more about ICRAF, visit our Website at http://www.worldagroforestry.org.
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CIP Vacancy: Research Associates/Agronomists (Two) – (Closing date: 15 September 2018)

The Position: The International Potato Center – Ethiopia (CIP-Ethiopia) seeks to recruit two Research Associates\Agronomists for its CIP-Ethiopia office for a 15-month Gender Sensitive Emergency Response Project to be implemented in the Amhara Region.

General: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is: Roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

Job Purpose:
The Research Associates/Agronomists will support in managing projects, implementing project activities, and achieving creative partnerships across public and private sectors to strengthen the contribution of potato and sweetpotato to incomes, food security and nutritional health in Amhara region. They will be involved in the promotion of new varieties and other production technologies and in knowledge transfer through training of trainers, farmers training and in creating nutrition awareness. The successful candidates will be expected to travel frequently to the project sites and technically support staff of partner organizations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The Research Associates/Agronomists will be the focal persons of the project “Gender Sensitive Emergency Response with Potato and Sweetpotato Among Drought-Affected Farmers in SNNP and Amhara Regions, Ethiopia” working in close collaboration with the project associates based in SNNPR and the project Manager based in CIP-Addis. The incoming RAs provide the link between the project’s head office in Addis Ababa and the Amhara regional partner organisations. They will also implement selected project activities directly. One of the RAs will be based in Bahir Dar and the other in Dessie, but both are required to travel frequently to the field sites within the region and to the Head Office in Addis Ababa when the need arises. The Research Associates report to the CIP-Ethiopia Project Manager.

Management
• Liaise with Amhara BoANR, and Woreda Office of Agriculture, DAs in target Kebeles, Farmer Groups and Cooperatives (FGCs), Health offices, ARARI and other partners;
• In collaboration with BoANR finalize the selection of vulnerable target beneficiary households from the drought-affected Woredas/Kebeles using the set criteria;
• Ensure coordination of the project activities with other CIP projects in Amhara, if any, in acquisition and distribution of planting materials to avoid unnecessary overlap and in training activities;
• Ensure the successful and cost-effective implementation of project activities;
• Organize and follow up on procurement and distribution of quality planting material of potato and sweetpotato in a timely manner;
• Manage project funds in accordance with approved budgets and timelines and facilitate payment requests;
• Contribute to the timely preparation of project action plans, budgets and progress reports;
• Perform other management-related activities as requested by the CIP-Ethiopia Project Manager

Technical
• Involve in the coordination and organization of stakeholders’ workshops, including consultative, planning and review workshops;
• In collaboration with the CIP-Ethiopia Project manager and the BoANR, prepare plans and implement identified training courses for relevant stakeholders at various levels, including ToT;
• Plan and execute procurement and distribution of quality planting materials of potato and sweetpotato;
• Provide technical backstopping to partner organizations;
• Follow up and backstop production of ware potatoes and sweetpotato roots, orange-fleshed sweetpotato leaves, as well as multiplication of quality planting material of both commodities;
• Contribute to project M&E activities, including designing of monitoring tools, regular fieldwork to collect monitoring data and preparation of monitoring reports;
• Facilitate market linkages of project beneficiary farmers;
• Identify, document and share project experiences, successes, challenges and lessons learnt;
• Coordinate with Hawassa project staff to exchange technical information, lessons learned, challenges faced and measures taken to overcome challenges;
• Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:
Education:
• BSc degree or MSc degree in Agriculture (Horticulture preferred) professional certification

Experience:

• BSc degree plus 5 years or Masters’ degree plus 2 years of work experience in agriculture/agricultural development programs involving GO and NGO stakeholders
• Solid work experience with potato and sweetpotato agronomy, their seed multiplication and production system
• Have knowledge of detecting latent infection of sweetpotato and potato viruses and bacterial wilt disease of potato using ELISA kits
• Must have good Experience in handling and application of pesticides in the field
• Basic understanding of the insect pests and diseases of sweetpotato and potato, and their management
• Must be familiar with Microsoft office program (Excel, power point, Ms word) and data analysis software
• Previous work experience with NGOs or the private sectors

Skill and Competence:
• Team worker with staff management experience
• Problem solving skills and strong results-orientation
• Proven negotiation and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Capacity to work under pressure with minimum supervision
• Excellent Amharic and English. Knowledge of other local languages is a plus
• Working experience in data management
• Fully computer literate

Position level: 2D
Duty Station: Bahir Dar and Dessie, Ethiopia

Minimum Base salary:
• Birr 24,572 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is fixed term for 15 months which will be renewable based on performance and funding availability. CIP offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIP 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 with dining and sports facilities.
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: RAA/28/28 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 15 September 2018.
To find more about CIP, visit our Website at http://www.cip.cgiar.org

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI vacancy: Research Assistant- AHH (zoonosis and food safety) (closing date: 13 September 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to support in various ways the research portfolio of the animal and human health program, with emphasis on zoonosis and food safety work. The job holder will provide essential input to desk and field activities for a range of projects, enabling their implementation and completion.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

Responsibilities

  • Support the planning of, execute and coordinate field work activities within and outside Kenya, according to the needs of different projects. These include, but not restricted to interviews, help design field work protocols, preparing and administering questionnaires, running focus group discussions, workshops and biological sampling. As part of such activities, train enumerators and field technicians on various data collection techniques including electronic systems such as ODK and develop work-plans and budgets for field activities and field staff.
  • Prepare results summaries and report writing as part of ongoing and upcoming team projects.
  • Conduct data entry, data cleaning and management of survey data and support basic statistical analysis for various datasets, as required.
  • Locate and assemble secondary data relevant to projects in the team.
  • Undertake literature reviews within the scope of different projects within the team.
  • Managing references for reports and publications from the team.
  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with collaborating stakeholders and partners as well as assist in organizing project and stakeholder’s meetings and participate in workshops and trainings.
  • To engage in a range of other activities in line with his/her skills and competencies as required by the team

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, human health or related
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working in research projects, including both desk and field work activities
  • Proven experience on scientific writing (MSc thesis, publications, contribution to reports,)
  • Evidence of experience conducting basic data analysis
  • Good command of Microsoft word (including excel)
  • Good command of at least one statistical software (STATA, R, or similar)
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili

Terms of Appointment

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

Job Level

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position,, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 13 September 2018. The position title and reference number REF: RA/8/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI vacancy: Finance Intern(closing date: 7 September 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

The Position:

Internships are short-term academic training for young professionals who join ILRI for a short period (usually 3 months or less but can be up to 6 months in length) as s part of their academic curriculum and are expected to resume their studies upon completion of their internship. ILRI wishes to recruit a Finance Intern based at the Finance Unit to assist in undertaking the below activities:

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing VAT exemption applications and liaising with Finance Admin. Assistant to submit to Liaison Office
  • Assist in monitoring and updating of VAT exemptions sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and KRA
  • Notifying the responsible accountant on return of the certificates and issuance of the VAT exemptions to the suppliers
  • Assist the Finance Admin Assistant in assigning Finance tasks at the Helpdesk
  • Checking of supporting documents on Payment Vouchers
  • Assist in Invoice-PO matching process, and post supplier invoices in OCS
  • Learn and be able to undertake supplier statement reconciliations
  • Be able to learn and generate payment remittance proposals
  • Learning and preparing bank reconciliations and following up on outstanding items.
  • Learn how to draft letters/instructions to the bank
  • Assist in review of the petty cash vouchers
  • Assist the Finance Admin. Assistant in generating receipts for staff refunds
  • Assist to review Travel Expense Reports (TERs) for staff
  • Assist accountant in reviewing physical field office vouchers
  • Storing, arranging, indexing and classifying various financial records in the archive
  • Assist in filling finance documents & retrieving documents during project audits
  • Maintaining a database of suppliers and other external customers’ contacts
  • Understand the ILRI budgeting cycle, concepts and process
  • Learn how to prepare monthly management reports
  • Understand how to review donor reports.

Required Skills and Experience

Applicants must at the time of application meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled for a university degree programme in Finance or Accounting or its equivalent either in third year or fourth year.
  • CPA 2 or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and word and good skills at using financial software applications.
  • Proficiency in English.

Terms of appointment: ILRI will offer a competitive stipend to cover living expenses as well as insurance.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letter, detailed CV and university internship letters to by 7 September 2018. Applications should be made to the Director, People and Organizational Development. Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI vacancy: Research Assistant (closing date: 4 September 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to support in various ways the research portfolio of the animal and human health program, with emphasis on zoonosis and food safety work. The job holder will provide essential input to desk and field activities for a range of projects, enabling their implementation and completion.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

Responsibilities

  • Support the planning of, execute and coordinate field work activities within and outside Kenya, according to the needs of different projects. These include, but not restricted to interviews, help design field work protocols, preparing and administering questionnaires, running focus group discussions, workshops and biological sampling. As part of such activities, train enumerators and field technicians on various data collection techniques including electronic systems such as ODK and develop work-plans and budgets for field activities and field staff.
  • Prepare results summaries and report writing as part of ongoing and upcoming team projects.
  • Conduct data entry, data cleaning and management of survey data and support basic statistical analysis for various datasets, as required.
  • Locate and assemble secondary data relevant to projects in the team.
  • Undertake literature reviews within the scope of different projects within the team.
  • Managing references for reports and publications from the team.
  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with collaborating stakeholders and partners as well as assist in organizing project and stakeholder’s meetings and participate in workshops and trainings.
  • To engage in a range of other activities in line with his/her skills and competencies as required by the team

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree on agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, human health or related
  • A MSc in agriculture, veterinary medicine, epidemiology or health related discipline will be an advantage
  • Experience working in research projects, including both desk and field work activities
  • Proven experience on scientific writing (MSc thesis, publications, contribution to reports,)
  • Evidence of experience conducting basic data analysis
  • Good command of Microsoft word (including excel)
  • Good command of at least one statistical software (STATA, R, or similar)
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili

Terms of Appointment

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

Job Level

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position,, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 4 September 2018. The position title and reference number REF: RA/8/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI Vacancy: TAAT Ethiopia Consultancy (Closing date: 31 August 2018)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Technology Transfer consultant to support TAAT scaling work in Ethiopia for the Livestock compact of the newly launched “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation” (TAAT) project.

General:  The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

TAAT is a key priority of the African Development Bank’s agricultural transformation agenda also known as the Feed Africa Strategy. TAAT is essentially a knowledge-and innovation-based response to the recognized need for scaling up proven technologies across Africa aiming to boost productivity, and to make Africa self-sufficient in key commodities. ILRI leads the Livestock compact of TAAT.

Main Duties:

  • In consultation with national and regional partners, plan TAAT Livestock Compact (Poultry and Small Ruminant) value chain interventions;
  • Make arrangements with development partners for (joint) implementation of poultry and small ruminant value chain development interventions;
  • Provide technical support for implementation of development interventions;
  • Organize service providers and value chain actor linkages in support of selected value chain development in Ethiopia and at regional level;
  • Develop capacity of livestock value chain actors and service providers in approaches and value chain interventions through in service and on the job training;
  • Manage activities including organizing and hosting workshops, presentations, field trips and meetings with and for relevant stakeholders and project partners; and
  • Support the project’s M&E system;
  • Coordinate and report scaling activities to regional and national partners;
  • Other duties that may be assigned by supervisor(s)

Minimum Requirements:

Education

  • MSc degree in a relevant field

Experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience in livestock research and/or development
  • Experience in capacity building
  • Good understanding and experience in livestock value chain activities and agriculture in Ethiopia and East Africa.

Skills

  • Broad knowledge of agriculture
  • Understanding of value chain concepts, and how to scale up livestock technologies
  • Good analytical and English writing skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good communication and partnership skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel within the country

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Terms of appointment: This is a Consultant position based at ILRI’s Addis Ababa campus. Initial appointment is for six months with the possibility of renewal for an additional six months, contingent upon individual performance and continued project needs.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.

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: C/26/18 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 31 August 2018.

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

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

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IFPRI Vacancy: Administrative Assistant (Closing date: 24 August 2018)

The position: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to recruit an Administrative Assistant to join the Eastern and Southern Africa Office Division (ESAO) team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Main duties & responsibilities:

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

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

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

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job level: 1C.

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 9,610 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position and the appointment is for three years. 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 in 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: AA/26/18 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 24 August 2018.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ifpri.org
Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
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ILRI vacancy: Research Compliance Officer (closing date: 23 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Compliance Officer to manage all material transfers agreements, negotiations under the Nagoya protocol. The Jobholder will be employed to work within the Nairobi Node of the Centre of Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health program. The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health is an alliance between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). It was established to improve the productivity and health of livestock in sub-Saharan Africa using the latest genetic and genomics technologies and related innovations.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

Responsibilities

  • To support CTLGH scientists and partners to obtain access and benefit sharing permits (prior informed consent and mutually agreed terms), as well as other necessary permits, around the use of animal genetic resources.  This will involve working closely with the CTLGH scientists as well as others from partner institutions, as well as various regulatory authorities in the partner countries
  • Developing intimate knowledge of the ABS regulations in partner countries and keeping an up-to-date database
  • Developing and maintaining good relations with regulatory authorities in partner countries, including travel to the partner countries where required
  • Maintaining an up-to-date database of ABS and other permits associated with all AnGR samples utilised by CTLGH
  • Capacity building of CTLGH and partner scientists on issues related to ABS and other related regulatory requirements
  • Oversight to ensure that all CTLGH activities are ABS compliant, and development of internal materials on ABS that will support this compliance
  • Other tasks as requested

Requirements

  • Masters in a relevant discipline and 3 years of relevant experience or a relevant Degree and 6 years’ experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in research compliance activities, including support to obtaining various research permits
  • Demonstrated experience of interaction with government departments
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Nagoya protocol and Access and Benefit sharing in relation to the use of Animal Genetic Resources and associated indigenous knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a range of partners and developing and maintaining strong partner relations
  • Ability to maintain a database
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Willingness to travel to a range of partner countries within Africa and elsewhere
  • Excellent spoken and written English, a knowledge of French would be an advantage

Terms of Appointment

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

Job Level

This position is job level 3A level 2, and ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position,, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 23 August 2018. The position title and reference number REF: RCO/8/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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