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ILRI vacancy: Data Innovations Specialist (closing date: 3 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an innovative, creative and skilled Site Reliability Engineer with experience architecting and managing data systems to provide high-level strategic support to LiveGene’s data projects. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is an engineering discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run efficient, scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant systems.

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 appointee will help to ensure that we are using best practice and current state of the art to ensure that we are capturing data as efficiently as possible, extracting the maximum value from it and making it available in a useful form to our stakeholders. The appointee will be expected to provide initial development and proof of principle of novel systems and to work with senior scientists to ensure that project data staff are using best practice.

The appointee will report directly the LiveGene program leader and will be explicitly tasked with ‘horizon scanning’ to look for emerging information technologies to help ILRI achieve its mandate. They will not become part of the routine support for any particular project but they will identify and break information bottlenecks and ensure that our systems are sustainable, robust and scalable and that they meet our present and anticipated needs.  They will be expected to provide guidance and support for additional recruitments in the data systems field to help us to build a dynamic, effective and agile data team.

Key Responsibilities

4)   Key responsibilities:

  • Advise senior scientists on strategic data systems architecture to ensure scalable and sustainable data solutions that meet the needs of ILRI and LiveGene’s research
  • Prototype novel tools and bring them to bear on ILRI’s data needs before handing them on for routine implementation and maintenance.
    • For example, we imagine urgent evaluation of the potential of tools such as Tensor flow, natural language processing, chatbots, serverless systems, graph databases, cloud-based APIs etc to our data sets. We imagine a subset of these and others being prototyped with real data very rapidly.
  • Help transition prototyped tools into “production” environments. Will involve advising/overseeing strategies for:
    • Monitoring and alerting
    • (Auto) scaling for availability
    • Logging
    • Deployment
    • Data security (in compliance with regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, and CGIAR’s Open Data policy)
  • Support, mentor and inspire other coders
  • Assist with troubleshooting of existing data pipelines
  • Establish systems for monitoring our infrastructure, eg to detect intrusions, performance degradation, anomalous behavior etc
  • Maintain excellent records of all work, especially with respect to code versioning and systems architecture
  • Provide specialist non-routine systems administration and advice
  • Initiate specialist systems setup – eg of serverless systems and deliver them to the point at which they are maintainable by project staff
  • Create and inspire a cross-program data innovations community of practice

Requirements

  • A first degree in computer science plus relevant post graduate experience.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Advanced database (MySQL and PostgreSQL) skills
  • Advanced linux systems skills
  • Experienced in the use of Git for managing complex projects
  • A solid background in software programming
  • Experience of developing innovative and scalable solutions in an intensive, action-oriented environment
  • Ability to inspire and lead others
  • Effective communicator

Terms of Appointment

These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and 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 3B, 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 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 before 3 August 2018. The position title and reference number REF: LG/DIS/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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 Consultancy- Livestock Value Chain Specialist (closing date: 31 July 2018)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to lead the dairy value chain activities for PRDAIGL project in Burundi.

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

Background

The PRDAIGL project is at the heart of the agricultural economy of Burundian households (and thus of social peace and stability) and reflects Burundi’s long-term vision of reducing poverty and stimulating economic growth. By facilitating a transformation of Burundian agriculture, the project is expected to have significant multiplier effects: generating demand for agricultural products and related inputs and services, creating agricultural and non-agricultural jobs, improving incomes and contributing to the creation of agricultural products value added, sector revenues.

Final Products

  • Lead the implementation of activities related to the Dairy Value Chain
  • Support the development of different protocols in relation to the project’s R & D components
  • Cooperate with other initiatives in the Central hub (and beyond) working on similar topics
  • Represent the Project Coordinator in meetings, conferences, workshops etc. as delegated
  • Collaborate with partner CGIAR centers and other research institutes to support/ enhance project outputs and develop synergies with other projects to maximize impact
  • Contribute to new proposals for funding
  • Supervise project staff as designated
  • Engage with other ILRI staff and projects operating in Central Africa.

Consultancy Fee: Monthly rate

Post location: Burundi

Duration:  This is a consultant position, initial appointment is for six months with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued project needs.

Expected places of travel: Local travel within Burundi, Kenya and as the need might be

Essential skills and qualifications

  • The candidate should have at least a Masters’ degree (PhD preferred) in a relevant field, preferably with at least 5 years of experience in livestock research and development.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa (experience in Burundi is a plus).
  • Experience in managing teams effectively.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural settings.
  • Experience working and interacting effectively with a variety of stakeholders (farmers, extension workers and other service providers, public and private sector entities, national programs), and demonstrated ability to collaborate well across disciplines and with key collaborative institutions and agencies.
  • French/English skills.  A bilingual candidate would be ideal.  However, a candidate fluent in one of the languages with a working knowledge of the other would also be considered.

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 31 July 2018. The position title and reference number C/PPC/07/2018 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.

ILRI vacancy: Technician – Environment Occupational Health and Safety- Operations (closing date: 2 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Technician – Environment, Occupation, Health and Safety (EOHS) – Operations to provide technical assistance in the EOHS unit at ILRI.

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

Key Responsibilities

Pest Control and Waste Management

  • Coordinate and supervise pest control and treatment
  • Respond to reported pest incidents
  • Keep all necessary records for pest control and treatment
  • Coordinate and supervise periodic waste pick up for different waste categories
  • Maintain records and necessary data on waste produced and disposed
  • Conduct inspections and waste audits
  • Carry out waste management awareness

Emergency Response

  • Coordinate and supervise periodic maintenance, servicing and testing of firefighting and fire detection equipment
  • Conduct weekly inspections of firefighting and fire detection equipment, and evacuation routes
  • Respond to fire incidents and keep record of all reported fire incidents
  • Conduct periodic first aid boxes’ audit and replenishments
  • Coordinate quarterly first aiders and fire marshal’s meetings
  • Prepare incident reports for reported incidents and participate in incident investigations

Kitchen Hygiene and Food Safety

  • Conduct weekly kitchen and other food facilities inspections
  • Sample all foods served on a daily basis
  • Investigate all reported food related complaints
  • Ensure all food handlers and food facilities adhere to hygiene principles

Water Quality

  • Conduct daily microbiological fresh water analysis
  • Conduct weekly sampling and analysis of effluent
  • Coordinate monthly fresh water sampling by a contracted service provider
  • Coordinate quarter effluent sampling by a contracted service provider
  • Review water analysis results and make recommendations
  • Coordinate and supervise water tanks cleaning

Ergonomics

  • Conduct ergonomic assessments and implement recommendations
  • Induct staff on how to use ergonomic workstations provided
  • Training & participation in various committees
  • Conduct EOHS induction training for new staff, students, visitors and contractors
  • Conduct internal EOHS trainings and awareness as may be required
  • Secretary to the health and safety representatives committee
  • Coordinate activities of the safety representatives committee include appointments, meetings, incident investigations, trainings and any other activities as may be required.

EOHS Reporting & Record keeping

  • Collate and trend data on energy, water and waste periodically.
  • Prepare periodic reports as may be required.
  • Receive and respond to queries that come through EOHS helpdesk on a timely basis
  • Maintain and update EOHS documents and ensure latest versions are in circulation
  • Create and maintain accurate traceable filing system (soft and hard copies) for all EOHS records

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree preferably in environment or occupational health and safety or any other related field
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience in environment management and or occupational health and safety management
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and good communication skills and ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to solve a wide range of problems with support from other EOHS professional staff
  • Proficient in MS Office

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, 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 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 before 2 August 2018. The position title and reference number REF: RA/07/18 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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: Post-doctoral fellow – Livestock Genomic Analysis– Bioinformatics (closing date: 11 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral fellow –  Livestock Genomic Analysis (Bioinformatics) to undertake genome sequence analysis of African livestock breed/populations to identify signatures of selection on environmental adaptation and productivity traits, in support of breeding programs. The Fellow will work with scientists and post-graduate students at ILRI-Kenya, Ethiopia, and at the ILRI – CAAS joint laboratory on Animal and Forage Genetic Resources in support to the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH, United Kingdom) research.

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:

  • Bioinformatic data analysis of livestock genomes and transcriptomes
  • Provide training and contribution to bioinformatic capacity building activities (e.g. supervision of post-graduate students at ILRI – Kenya, ILRI – Ethiopia, and CTLGH – United Kingdom research facilities; training of partners from within Africa)
  • Ensure integration of bioinformatics into the research and research planning process of the Genetics Flagship within the Livestock CRP
  • Proactively establish and build strong relationship with a range of local, regional and international partners and collaborators
  • Contribute to the scientific quality of the research within the global livestock genetics program (bio)informatics team
  • Contribute in developing project reports and publish relevant findings on a timely basis in scientific literature and present at international scientific conferences
  • Contribute to the development of resource mobilization proposals as appropriate

Requirements:

  • A PhD, in the field of Bioinformatics or in Biological sciences research driven by computation
  • Familiarity with genetic analysis / bioinformatics, particularly the use and analysis of high-throughput sequencing data generated by a range of platforms

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

Position level: Post-doctoral level.

Duration: The position is on a 2-year fixed term contract.

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, People and Organizational Development. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/, on or before 11 August 2018. The position title and reference number: PD/LG/07/2018 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.

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: Program Manager – BecA-ILRI Hub (closing date: 4 July 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Managers to provide leadership in the management of BecA-ILRI Hub and ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are met. S/he will work closely with the director for BecA-ILRI Hub in managing the program.

ILRI manages the BecA-ILRI Hub, a shared research and biosciences platform. BecA-ILRI Hub is an initiative developed within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/African Union African Biosciences Initiative. It consists of a Hub based on the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya and a network of regional nodes and other affiliated laboratories and organizations throughout the region. The BecA-ILRI Hub is a modern, state of the art biosciences facility, a suite of shared platforms established for research, capacity building and research related services in support of African and international agricultural scientists. The BecA-ILRI  Hub facilities are world class, with a range of advanced molecular biology, immunology, diagnostics, genomics laboratories and bioinformatics platform all equipped with an up-to-date suite of specialized bioscience equipment (e.g. Illumina MiSeq sequencer, ultra high performance liquid chromatography with mass spectrometer (UHPLC-MS), atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) and specialized facilities (e.g. Biosafety level 3 laboratory, plant growth facilities). The Hub hosts and conducts research in crop, microbe and livestock areas where new developments in science offer promise to address previously intractable problems constraining Africa’s development. Capacity building is a major goal of all activities. The scope covers agriculture and food security and their intersections with human health and nutrition, and the sustainable use of Africa’s natural resources. Further information is available at http://hub.africabiosciences.org/

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

Key Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Work with the Program Leader to develop and implement the program level strategy and continually review as required
  • Support development of a multi-year operational plan and monitor its implementation
  • Monitor and collate program outputs and outcomes
  • Develop multi-year program budgets, including ensuring consistency across programs
  • Effectively manage the program budget, ensuring proper allocation of expenditure, monitoring expenditures and highlighting any variances, and providing suggestions for corrective action to Project Leaders and Project Managers, including working Finance for resolution
  • Lead the program management and administrative team (which could include Assistant Program Managers, Assistant Project Managers, Program Accountants, Communications Staff, Administrative Assistants, Office Assistants) and build their capacity on ILRI Program Management Framework to enhance their performance
  • Work closely with the Program Leader and the People and Organizational Development Directorate to determine the staffing needs for the program and other HR matters
  • Review requests for recruiting staff and consultants prior to approval and follow up with P&OD for execution
  • Liaise with the Finance Unit on budget and financial matters
  • Ensure the implementation of the institute’s Program Management Framework across the program and contribute to its continued development

Proposal Development

  • Coordinate and participate in the development of concept notes and/or proposal components including completing the relevant documentation on risk assessment, project budget and project work plan, drafting agreements
  • Support the Program Leader/Project Leader to undertake due diligence activities related to suitability and capability of Program partners/subcontracted such as identifying the resource skills of ILRI team, checking past experience with the partner, compliance with ILRI and donor guidelines, ensuring the strategy and plans align with PMF
  • Manage the program opportunity pipeline to ensure timely delivery, compliance and adherence to the Program Management Framework process

Project Planning

  • Assess and plan future procurement needs and work with Supply Chain to create a detailed procurement plan
  • Liaise with the legal unit to draft partner and donor agreements and incorporate the necessary changes
  • Work with the project leader/project manager in the development of an exit strategy/sustainability plan for all projects
  • Work closely with the project leaders/project managers to define research compliance requirements, undertake risk assessment and contribute to the development of mitigation strategies
  • Lead the development of project work plans by assessing alignment, establishing timelines and obtaining the necessary approvals
  • Work with the Communication Knowledge Management team to develop the communication plan, monitor and guide the communications outputs from the program to ensure their relevance and appropriateness

Project Execution

  • Maintain effective working relationships with partners, beneficiaries, and stakeholders and facilitate effective flow of information between all partners, team members and relevant stakeholders in program activities
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists to ensure program level monitoring, data analysis and reporting to support effective program management
  • Oversee Program reporting, identify any concern areas and recommend solutions
  • Ensure that CGIAR and ILRI policies relating to IP, Open Access, P&OD and others are being followed at the Program level

Project Closing

  • Oversee the closure activities for the projects which includes the disposal of physical assets, research materials and staff separation/ reassignment, archiving of documentation, impact assessment in line with the PMF process
  • Work with the Project Leader and Communications Staff to ensure knowledge dissemination and capacity development to all relevant stakeholders by mobilizing participation from as many project stakeholders as possible, including project team members, partners, donors, and other key stakeholders

Project Management

  • The Program manager will be expected to act as the Project Manager (as need arises) for a number of projects, depending on the size and complexity of the program

Requirements

  • Masters/ Advanced Degree in Business Management, Business Administration or related field
  • Program Management Certification
  • At least 7 years’ program management experience with 3 years’ at managerial level
  • Excellent managerial and multitasking skills,
  • The ability to plan effectively and manage risks
  • Stakeholder engagement skills,
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proven experience in coordinating global projects with numerous partners
  • Experience in development and implementation of projects
  • Advanced technical reporting skills
  • Excellent people management skills in a multicultural setting

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and 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 4A, 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 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. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/, on or before 4 July 2018. The position title and reference number REF: BecA/06/17 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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: Team leader – Publishing and Curation (closing date: 19 July 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Team leader – overseeing Publishing and Curation to provide strategic leadership, develop and implement the Institute’s editorial, production, publishing and curation strategies to help maximize its impact and effectiveness.

The Communications and Knowledge Management team at ILRI provides central leadership in knowledge sharing, communication and information facilities and expertise to ILRI researchers, the organization and its partners. Activities are intended to enhance ILRI’s effectiveness and outcomes through four main activities:

  • Communicate evidence for wider influence—by engaging with decision-makers and other audiences;
  • Translate science-based practices into impact—by communicating research outputs towards potential development outcomes;
  • Link and connect people and knowledge to enrich collaboration, within ILRI and beyond, learning, interaction and exchange;
  • Access, organize and manage, document, publish, communicate and disseminate research knowledge, information and data, products and outputs for wide accessibility and use.

This is an important institutional role supporting CKM and ILRI leadership in the diverse efforts to help achieve ILRI’s strategic influencing, capacity development and science uptake objectives. The publishing, curation, web and designs teams work across ILRI, contributing to institutional and project activities. The teams presently comprise 12 individuals based at ILRI campus in Addis Ababa and Nairobi. The ideal candidate will bring a wide expertise and ability to guide a multi-faceted team as well as depth in any of the substantive areas falling within the terms of reference.

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

Responsibilities: 

(1) Management and Leadership

  • Manage assigned staff; facilitating effective teamwork, good communication, and undertaking performance review and planning
  • Lead the publishing, curation and web teams, helping them develop production systems and processes as required
  • Act as a mentor and coach to Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM)staff, especially those with writing and editorial roles
  • Participate in Institute-wide and strategic meetings as appropriate
  • Contribute to the ILRI-wide communications and Knowledge Management Community of Practice (COP) and leadership group, including taking the lead in developing and implementing strategies related to the teams.

(2) Publishing, writing and editing

  • Provide strategic leadership; including in the development of CKM strategies to ensure the institute’s writing, editing and publishing materials are of the highest standard and consistently aligned with institute’s branding
  • Support researchers to synthesize research outputs through high quality writing and editing into a variety of formats designed to communicate to multiple audiences; from policy and impact briefings to short reports, backgrounders and booklets.
  • Coordinate maintenance of style and branding guides for ILRI publications
  • Maintain and manage a cadre of excellent freelance writers, designers, editors, translators and proof-readers for both print and digital products
  • Lead and deliver on the conceptualization, preparation and production of ILRI’s corporate report, calendar and other institutional products
  • Ensure a functional on-line publication tool is available and accessible to ILRI teams

(3) Web and Digital Publishing Platforms

  • Oversee the development of the ILRI websites and blogs in line with strategic goals and institute branding, and provide leadership on changes in this area
  • Ensure ILRI’s website is up-to-date and aligned with audience expectations
  • Ensure ILRI’s blogposts are reviewed and maintained at the highest standards
  • Lead in developing and monitoring editorial standards across the Institute’s digital platforms, ensuring consistency of style, production quality and suitability for audiences

 (4) Curation of ILRI Materials

  • Ensure all processes are in place so that ILRI materials are curated, tagged and readily accessible on CGSpace and other appropriate platforms, including the dissemination of such materials
  • Oversight of info Centre functions (journals, working space etc.)

Requirements:

  • Master’s in a relevant discipline e.g. communications, agriculture, development, journalism
  • At least 10 years’ experience in research or development publishing, editing or related areas
  • Experience managing diverse teams across different geographical regions

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

Position level: The position level is 5A

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, People and Organizational Development. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/, screening of applications will start on 9 July 2018. The position title and reference number: TL/IPP/06/2018 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.

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: Head of Operations – Kenya (closing date: 12 July 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Head of Operations to develop operational plans for the various functions/units, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, interfacing with internal and external stakeholders and promoting a responsive and pro-active culture in the department.

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

Playing a strategic role, the job holder will have an oversight of all service units listed below;

  • Service units: Housing, Catering & Conferencing Services, Engineering and Facilities Management, Supply chain, Stores, and Transport.
  • All outsourced service providers: cleaners, gardening & grounds maintenance, selected transport services

Responsibilities

  • Formulating current, intermediate and long- term strategies and plans for the Operations department
  • Leading the development and implementation of operational and administrative infrastructure to support ILRI’s current, planned research programs and ensuring implementation is in line with ILRI’s policies, SLAs and processes
  • Proactively identifying the departmental needs, risks, areas for improvement and providing creative and flexible solutions to support efficiency and effectiveness
  • Provide expert advice to the Director, Corporate Service and IMC on initiatives and projects in area of responsibility
  • Overseeing (and broker directly as necessary) negotiations with different stakeholders and ensure efficient and cost-effective services are delivered
  • Providing coaching and leadership to the management team in the department to increase their capacity and improve service delivery in their respective units/ functions
  • Overseeing the departmental budget and ensure the proper allocation of financial and material resources, monitoring expenditure and making adjustments/ re-alignments as necessary
  • Promoting a culture that demonstrates transparency and accountability in the operations of all service units
  • Assisting the Corporate Services Director to maintain appropriate administrative relationships with other international research centers, national institutions and other institutions having programme, or other linkages, with ILRI in Kenya, including organizations hosted by ILRI

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Management, Commerce or related filed
  • At least 12 years of management experience in comparable organization
  • A track record of achievement in mature, well established organization that have been required to adapt quickly to changes
  • Experience in international, multi-cultural settings preferably in developing countries leading and managing diverse teams
  • Proven success in planning, organizing and managing budgets and people
  • Self-motivated with sound judgment and sensitivity to cultural diversity

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

Position level: The position level is 5A

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

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

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 before 12 July 2018. The position title and reference number HP/06/2018 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/

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ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral Scientist – Immunology (closing date: 10 July 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Scientist  – Immunology to assist in African Swine fever vaccine development

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:

  • Direct responsibility for planning experiments, outputs of projects and creating new tools, methods, approaches
    • Down-selection of antigens for inclusion in viral vectored vaccine candidates, using ELISpot screening of CD8 cells and CD4 cells, antibody neutralization assay, and ELISAs.
    • Viral work, growth of ASFV and viral vectors and titrations
    • Development of flowcytometric assays for memory cells, multifunctional T-cells etc.
    • Planning and execution of pig animal experiments, including protection experiments. Assessment of immune responses and correlations.
  • Working with existing partners
  • Conducting science of an international standard and establishing a publications record
  • Staff supervisory responsibility, supervision of technician (s)
  • Participation in proposal development and report writing to funder (the former, if relevant calls are available and timing fits).

Requirements:

  • PhD in Immunology, virology
  • Experience in immunology and virology
  • Experience with animal experiments, preferably pig experiments
  • Experience with the following methods is desirable: IFN-ELISpot, ELISA, neutralization assay, CTL assay, PCR
  • Experience regarding teamwork/management of technicians is desired.

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

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.

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, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 10 July 2018. The position title and reference number: PD/AAH/06/2018should 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.

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: Senior Administrative Assistant (closing date: 19 June 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a  Senior Administrative Assistant on behalf of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to coordinate and monitor secretarial and administrative activities and act as a focal person in the planning and monitoring of activities related to the administrative needs of various projects.

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 and country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

ILRI hosts the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Nairobi (www.irri.org) with its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna in the Philippines. IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Coordinate and monitor all administrative activities in the office in lines with his/her supervisor roles
  • Manage on-line systems, procedures, administrative clearances and facilitate procurement of laboratory equipment, office and other research supplies
  • Ensure that projects are in compliance with donor regulations
  • In collaboration with the finance staff, review and analyse budgets and take necessary steps to ensure proper management and utilization of project budget
  • Oversee management and maintenance of up to date documentation related to projects (approvals, monitoring and implementation) in both hard and soft copies.
  • Ensure effective liaison with the external and internal stakeholders and ensure fast and regular flow of information and appropriate communication related to all administrative aspects
  • Manage the meetings and appointments of his/her supervisor and all relevant project staff, write minutes and support the preparation of presentations as required
  • Coordinate logistics for trainings, meetings, workshops and conferences inside and outside IRRI
  • Ensure timely and quality preparation of project reports, and other related reports needed/required by the local government, donors, or headquarters as per the reporting schedule
  • Monitor the accounting of budgets for both core and special projects to ensure an up-to-date record
  • In collaboration with Finance staff, duly notify the respective Globally Recruited Staff (GRS) and fund accountant for any discrepancies, initiate reclassification of expenses and realignment of funds as needed
  • Process requests related to IT, work orders, meetings, visit requests, inventories and material requests related to research and publications and request for personnel
  • Maintain databases, filing systems, data records both in online (OCS software) and offline to ensure ease of access to relevant and important information for easy retrieval of data.

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Management, Communication or related field with 3 year of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in project management, knowledge in agriculture projects is an added value

Terms of Appointment

These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 2-year Fixed Term contract

Job Level

This position is job level 2A level 2, 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 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 before 19 June 2018. The position title and reference number REF: SAA/IRRI/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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: Driver/Mechanic (closing date: 19 June 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit Driver/Mechanic to provide quality transport services.

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 and country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. http://www.ilri.org

ILRI hosts the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Nairobi (www.irri.org) with its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna in the Philippines. IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the comfort and safety of IRRI Staff, VIPs, visitors, assets and documents by providing quality transport services through strict and proper adherence to traffic rules and regulations
  • Abide to and monitor occupational health, safety requirements and dutifully check roadworthiness and safety check-up of assigned IRRI vehicle before each and every trip.
  • Proactively respond to requests from internal and external stakeholders to maintain high-level service delivery
  • Submit duly accomplished and updated reports, monitoring sheets and log books to ensure that the vehicle documents (i.e. registration and fitness) and licenses are up-to-date and that all damages and other unusual vehicular conditions are addressed
  • Ensure that overtime sheet is approved by supervisor regularly
  • Ensure that the vehicles are clean and presentable and all necessary tools are on-board.
  • Provide routine maintenance and repairs to IRRI vehicles
  • Provide basic office, administrative and logistical support to ensure smooth operations in the IRRI Kenya Office

Requirements

  • Minimum of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Minimum 5 years of Professional driving experience of light and heavy vehicles
  • Must have a clean and valid Kenya Driver’s license
  • Hands-on experience in maintaining repairing vehicles
  • Must have a valid certificate of good conduct
  • Knowlede of defensive driving is an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English and Kiswahili languages
  • Good interpersonal skills and aiblity to relate well with diverse culture
  • Reliable and ability to work effectively and respectfully

Terms of Appointment

These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 2-year Fixed Term contract

Job Level

This position is job level 1B level 3, 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 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 before 19 June 2018. The position title and reference number REF: SAA/IRRI/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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: Administrative Assistant (closing date: 19 June 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Administrative Assistant on behalf of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to provide overall day to day secretarial and administrative support to the Regional Representative and all unit employees /department.

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 and country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. http://www.ilri.org

ILRI hosts the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Nairobi (www.irri.org) with its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna in the Philippines. IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as the focal person for visitors, effectively liaise with both external and internal stakeholders and provide timely and smooth flow of information and appropriate communication within groups
  • Ensure the cleanliness and the good disposition of the reception and the office in general
  • Manage meetings, appointments for the regional office and write minutes of meetings as required
  • Monitor and maintain daily calendar of activities and assignments of the Regional Representative and the Regional Corporate Services Manager (CSM)
  • Assist in formatting documents, writing letters, memos, etc for the Regional Representative and the Regional Corporate Services Manager (CSM)
  • Coordinate and facilitate requests related to IT, works orders, meetings, visit requests and materials for publications
  • Maintain contact details of all monitor team assets/resources
  • Keep track of basic office supplies by maintaining inventory and ordering new/additional basic office supplies as needed.
  • Maintain an up to date list of contact details of service providers, monitor renewal of existing service contracts and verify and check that services are provided efficiently
  • Receive incoming mail and invoices and direct them to the appropriate services.
  • Keep a record of inbound and outbound mail
  • Assist in the coordination of events as requested by supervisor; welcome/guide visitors attending IRRI meetings, workshops or training and take care of their logistics

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Communication or related field
  • Minimum 2-year work experience in Secretarial, administrative support or related field
  • Experience in front office experience and public relations skills would be an added advantage

Terms of Appointment

These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 2-year Fixed Term contract

Job Level

This position is job level 1C level 3, 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 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 before 19 June 2018. The position title and reference number REF: AA/IRRI/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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: Associate Manager – Finance, IRRI (closing date: 19 June 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Associate Manager – Finance to serve as the principal advisor to the regional leadership on all matters relating to financial management for the region.

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 and country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. http://www.ilri.org

ILRI hosts the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Nairobi (www.irri.org) with its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna in the Philippines. IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Regional and Country Offices (Burundi, Mozambique and Tanzania) in shaping their processes and practices in financial management.
  • Monitor to ensure that the Regional office and all country offices’ financial accounting environment compliances with IRRI’ policies and procedures, donor regulations and legal requirements
  • Prepare financial analysis reports for submission to HQ/Finance, and other reports as requested by the regional Corporate Services Manager (CSM) or Regional Representative
  • In cooperation with HQ finance and the regional Corporate Services Manager (CSM), assist Country Programs as needed to ensure the submission of timely and accurate financial data to Headquarters .Provide support to country offices as needed in reinforcing financial management policies and meeting standards of excellence.
  • Ensure that monthly bank reconciliations are performed in accordance with the bank reconciliation procedure for all bank accounts and approved bank reconciliation forms are submitted to HQ/Finance on timely basis
  • Support Country Offices in reviewing budgets for new projects and revisions of existing projects
  • Ensure that all assets including cash, inventories, and accounts receivable and fixed assets are accurately reflected on the trial balance
  • Provides technical support to ensure internal control systems are in place and followed by all Finance Team in the Country Offices.
  • Actively engage with internal and external audit teams and ensure findings related to financial management are closed.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Full accounting qualifications- CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Professional certification

Terms of Appointment

These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 2-year Fixed Term contract

Job Level

This position is job level 3B level 3, 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 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 before 19 June 2018. The position title and reference number REF: AFM/IRRI/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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: Accountant (closing date: 15 June 2018)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Accountant to provide quality and efficient service in the Finance department through payroll processing, banking, investment and cash management.

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 and country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

Key Responsibilities

  • Timely & accurate preparation of ILRI and Hosted institutions payroll for IRS, NRS staff and students: – Effect changes to all payroll parameters, Prepare and input journals, reconcile payroll related control accounts and overall month to month reconciliation of payroll, prepare payment requests for payroll transactions & submit all statutory deductions for NRS & IRS and staff.
  • Prepare and pass provision entries & schedules for staff development fund (SDF), catastrophic insurance (CAT), leave days, and Severance pay & Computing pension for NRS ILRI staff and Hosted institutions.
  • Handle all IRS and NRS payroll issues- Update NSSF statements for staff, compute terminal dues payable on separation and passing related journals. Process Education and Security allowances for IRS staff. Review all GPA, GLA, WIBA and medical insurance schedules before payments processing.
  • Budgeting: Prepare Global Cost for update in budget templates, assist with consolidation and analysis of budgets received from all departments for review against prior period’s budgets and actuals expenditures in the Institute.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for the entire Institute’s bank accounts and forwards the same for approval by 10th of every month. Follow up on outstanding items and ensures that no items remain outstanding beyond 3 months. Corresponds regularly with ILRI bankers to seek explanations for items that appear in bank statements. Ascertains the validity of bank charges posted in the ledger.
  • Cash & Bank reports- Prepare monthly Treasury report. Working closely with programs accountants, prepare and update monthly, quarterly and annual cash flow projections. Weekly generation of cash & bank balances and short-term cash flow needs
  • Cash & Bank management – Derive cash levels available for operations and investment from the cash flow analysis. Implement day to day investment decisions and update investment schedule accordingly with placements, uplifts roll-overs, Letters of credit or bank guarantees deposits and interest income recognition. Carry out day to day FX operations; namely, Sale/buy of foreign currencies to fund operations or mitigate FX risk as guided by the cash flow analysis and the supervisor.
  • Update the monthly exchange rates in Agresso, exchange rates register on CGIAR Space and communicate the same to the relevant staff/units.
  • Ensure an updated register of all institute’s bank accounts, signatories, bank Agents and online bank systems users. Maintain an updated list of Kenyan banks’ routing/sort codes. Prepare documents for opening or closing of bank accounts, addition/removal of signatories, Agents and online users.
  • Assist in day to day management of petty cash floats by: Review and pre-approval of petty cash floats reimbursements requests. Conducting surprise checks on float holders following a designed timetable. Reviewing the number, level and usage of all petty cash funds semi-annually. Document findings and recommendations in a report for both surprise and bi-annual reviews. Ensuring all petty cash float accounts is reconciled accurately and timely.
  • Manage ILRI Corporate credit cards, ensure expenses are posted on time and statements paid for on time.  Handle all issues that arise.
  • Ensure proper filling of all documentation relating to this function both in physical and soft copy forms.
  • Actively support implementation of the ERP in area of responsibility.
  • Train the alternate position all aspects of this job to ensure continuity.
  • Can be called upon to work on tasks relating to other units within finance.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or its equivalent.
  • Full accounting qualifications- CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • Computer skills, including sound knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • 2-3 years progressive practice in Accounting with experience in payroll processing
  • Experience with working with an ERP preferably Agresso Business World and a payroll software.

Terms of Appointment

These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and 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 2C, 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 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 before 15 June 2018. The position title and reference number REF: CS/6/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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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CIAT Vacancy: Research Officer – External Advert (Closing date: 11 June 2018)

The Position: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT; http://www.ciat.cgiar.org) seeks to recruit a Research Officer who will be a member of CIAT which is based in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Addis Ababa.

General: CIAT is one of the 15 non-profit centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. This global research partnership operates primarily through CGIAR Research Programs, CRPs, which are designed to deliver tangible benefits for the rural poor on a large scale. Within this framework, CIAT participates actively in the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), to which the ”Research Advisor” position is connected (www.ccafs.cgiar.org).

CIAT Africa currently works on four key themes: 1) Leveraging markets through improved productivity and competitiveness, 2) Agriculture for improved nutrition and health, 3) Transforming farms and landscapes for sustainability and, 4) Investment planning for resilient agriculture. Within the Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) unit in Africa, the job will involve the implementation of these themes by liaising with government, researchers, civil society and the private sector at federal, regional, and local levels to develop science-policy solutions for agricultural development and resilience; conduct research and advocacy on agricultural risk, resilience, and climate-smart agriculture (CSA); contribute to design and implementation of research and research tools; contribute to analysis, interpretation, presentation and knowledge management of research findings; gather knowledge on risk and resilience in agricultural value chains; and monitor and evaluate research for development projects. The job will also include engagement with key development partners to highlight the work CIAT is doing, particularly on issues of agricultural risk, resilience building and climate-smart agriculture.

Main Responsibilities:

The Research Officer will provide research assistance to the DAPA head in Africa, CIAT CSA Profiles Global Coordinator, Senior Scientist in Ethiopia and other designated staff in the following specific functions:

• Supporting implementation of agricultural risk and CSA related research and projects in Ethiopia;
• Writing literature review, research reports, and policy briefs; editing and/transcribing reports, manuscripts, proposals and other documents; collating and documenting of CSA research done by CIAT
• Conducting field research, stakeholder workshops and surveys; managing and analysing primary and secondary data using descriptive and advanced multivariate analytical methods;
• Writing concept notes and funding proposals;
• Maintain regular communication of project progress and outputs with CIAT staff;
• Organizing seminars, workshops and other learning or/ stakeholder consultative events; Establishes and maintains contacts with CSA stakeholders in government, civil society, private sector and research;
• Any other responsibilities that will be assigned by supervisor and or/management;

Minimum Requirements:
Education:
• Bachelor’s degree or Masters’ degree in Sustainable Agriculture, Rural development, Agricultural Economics or a related field with professional certification

Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree with 5 years’ experience or Masters’ degree with 3 years’ experience

Skill:
• Practical experience in value chain development, agricultural resilience and risk reduction, and private sector engagement in agriculture;
• Ability to prioritize and organize work efficiently and independently;
• Knowledge and experience with use of ICT for development;
• Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics and data management;
• Good computer literacy with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access.
• Fluency in both written and spoken English and good knowledge of local languages;
• Good communication and presentation skills;
• Good networking skills;
• Good understanding of Ethiopia’s rural economy, farming systems, markets, value chains and agriculture;

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

Minimum Base salary:
• Birr 35,492 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for one year renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability. CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIAT is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus 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: RO/22/18 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 11 June 2018.
To find more about CIAT, visit our Website at http://www.ciat.cgiar.org
Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
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CIAT Vacancy: Assistant Accountant – External Advert Closing date: 11 June 2018)

The Position: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT; http://www.ciat.cgiar.org) seeks to recruit an Assistant Accountant to provide accounting, administrative support and facilitate office management to CIAT which is based in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus.

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

Main Responsibilities:

• Does basic secretarial duties such as typing, word processing, filing, handling incoming and outgoing communications, receiving and assisting the section’s visitors and taking and receiving telephone calls; liaises with other offices to follow-up issues;
• Checks appropriateness of payment supporting documents; checks the availability of funds before effective payment;
• Records the daily transactions in the financial registers of all projects in excel template;
• Ensures the full recording and follow up of transactions in USD and Birr;
• Reports the Imprest reconciliation statements to the HQ;
• Accomplishes monthly cash position report and submit to the project managers and HQ;
• From time to time undertakes a reconciliation of receipts based on the budget items;
• Handles the petty cash and enters the data in excel template to be recorded and does fund reserve to ensure that funds are available for a specific project before any payment are made;
• Tags or Marks fixed assets upon receipts of the fixed assets purchased and before deploying the assets in a fixed asset register;
• Facilitates annual internal audit requirements;
• Performs other duty as required by the office Head;
• Coordinates purchase/ requisition and distribution of office furniture, equipment, stationery, and other office supplies;
• Drafts routine correspondences, email and memoranda;
• Types routine activities and occasionally mission and progress reports;
• Sorts and files documents following standard procedures for ease of access when needed;
• Assists in making travel arrangements for the Liaison Officer and the departmental staff. Also facilitates Hostel booking and flight confirmation for visitors;
• Assists in workshop organization and implementation; travel arrangements, organizing workshop materials;
• Performs any other related work as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:
Education:
• Diploma/BA in Accounting and/or management

Experience:
• At least 2 years of relevant work experience

Skill:
• Office management and secretarial skills
• Interpersonal skills.
• Communication skills
• Computer operations skills, like Word processing, Excel and accessing emails.
• Filing and organization skills

Position level: 2A
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Minimum Base salary:
• Birr 12,012 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for two years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability. CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIAT is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus 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: AA/21/18 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 11 June 2018.
To find more about CIAT, visit our Website at http://www.ciat.cgiar.org
Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
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ILRI Vacancy: Helpdesk Administrator – Internal Advert (Closing date: 29 May 2018)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ILRI seeks to recruit a Helpdesk Administrator to join the Engineering and Facilities unit 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 help desk administrator will ensure all jobs are entered into the computer assisted facility management system (CAFM). S/he will communicate with the customer by acknowledging all requests and communicating expected work and timeline. S/he will ensure all jobs are closed and the requestor is communicated about the job closure, and customer satisfaction is captured. S/he will ensure all planned preventive maintenance jobs are entered into CAFM and will prepare monthly reports. S/he will collect financial information on all jobs and will contribute reports/information for decision making.

Main duties & responsibilities:
• Ensure all cyclical planned preventive maintenance jobs are entered into the computer assisted facility management (CAFM) system (on a cyclical basis if required);
• Manages administrative aspects of CAFM including training for technicians and users as needed;
• Correspond with customers by email, through CAFM and by telephone to record their maintenance requests, communicate to them what work will be done when, when work will be completed, and to collect customer feedback once work is complete. Provide interim feedback to customer until work is complete;
• Enter all maintenance requests and emergency jobs into CAFM;
• Generate job cards and distribute to the relevant supervisor/technician/service provider for further action;
• Produce weekly/monthly Preventive Maintenance Schedules;
• Assists with planning including fixed asset replacement plan, documentation for condition surveys, budget preparation & expense monitoring support;
• Collect and collate statistics for management reporting and trend charts for service reports;
• Follow-up on expenditures by checking coding, costing, backing up and documenting all invoices;
• Ensure costing of all job cards and prepare monthly recharge invoices for the Finance department;
• Assist in sub-contractor performance measurement, documentation and payment processing;
• Sends communication updates to all staff on project status. Updates social media with project status;
• Produces reports, data for dashboard indicators, and information for decision making;
• Maintains files and documentation;
• Arrange printed hard copies of drawings in a drawing racks that suits the unit requirement by scanning, verifying and upload of documents into databases;
• Provides general office support including maintaining stationery and administrative support
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
Education:
• Diploma in Business Administration, Management or other relevant field of study.
Skills:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic.
• Consistent attention to detail, numerical accuracy with strong organizational and administrative skills and meeting deadlines
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
• Strong Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Experience with AutoCAD and CAFM or other facility management software preferred.
• Ability to perform under pressure.
• Reliable team player and customer oriented with good interpersonal skills
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

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

Duty Station: Addis Ababa.
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, 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: HA/19/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 29 May 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: Administrative Officer – Internal Advert (Closing date: 29 May 2018)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Administrative Officer to join the Administration department 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.
Main duties & responsibilities:

The Administrative Officer will support the ILRI Ethiopia Head of Administration in the day-to-day management of all administrative services that support ILRI’s activities and operations in Ethiopia. S/he will be responsible for internal communication of the administration. The administrative units under ILRI Ethiopia administration include finance; people & organizational development; supply chain; information, communication technology; engineering & facility management; housing, catering & conferencing; liaison & protocol; and security. Responsibilities include the following:

• Collect, analyse, report on and follow-up on dashboard indicators for all administrative units;
• Ensure service level agreements are updated and posted;
• Provide internal communication to campus users about administrative processes, policies, initiatives, activities and performance by developing and/or delivering induction briefs, preparing online campus information, preparing newsletters, and social media posts;
• Prepare related content including photos, videos, briefings, reports and infographics;
• Facilitate continuous improvement process by managing logistics of review meetings and ad-hoc workshops, designing the program, preparing and collecting presentations and materials, ensuring participation, and by documenting the workshop through photos, final report, and maintaining files. Document effectiveness of the program through an annual report;
• Assist units in documenting risk assessments including implementation plans, and follow-up;
• Participate in systems improvement efforts as assigned. This may include observing, documenting and reviewing current work flows, collecting feedback from stakeholders, propose revised systems, and develop and monitor implementation plans;
• Collect and analyse customer feedback through annual survey, on-the-spot surveys and focus groups;
• Project manage or provide project management support to specific initiatives/projects by planning and managing/ monitoring schedule, cost and quality;
• Troubleshoot and resolve day-to-day matters through to completion. Listen to feedback from stakeholders and follow-up on their issues;
• Follow-up on issues on behalf of inquirers and provide regular status report on pending issues;
• Maintain a task list related to audit findings and systems improvement. Follow-up on pending issues;
• Manage electronic and paper filing system;
• Represent head of administration in meetings when assigned;
• Provide routine administrative assistance as required such as facilitating document signing, drafting and/or reviewing correspondence; coordinating meetings; managing calendar; setting meeting objectives and agenda; taking notes; arranging travel; supporting the needs of visitors; filing key documents; ordering procurements and reviewing checks to be signed;
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in management, business or related subject (MBA preferred)

Skills:
• Excellent English written and oral communication is essential.
• Excellent Word, Excel and PowerPoint skill is essential
• Strong communications experience highly desired, including writing, presentations, social media posting

Experience:
• At least Five-years’ experience for bachelor’s degree holder or two years for MBA holder
• Experience in one or more of the following disciplines highly desired: project management, business management, systems improvement, budget management, financial analysis, control systems, facility management
• Experience in all or some of the following administrative areas highly desired: finance; human resources; supply chain; ICT; construction & facility management; hotel, catering & conferencing; liaison & protocol; and security

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 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: AO/20/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 29 May 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 – OWSD PhD Fellowship: Machine learning to enhance communication with stakeholders (closing date: 25 May 2018)

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 Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is an international non-profit organization based at the offices of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), in Trieste, Italy. The OWSD provides research training, career development and networking opportunities for women scientists throughout the developing world at different stages in their careers. For more information regarding this particular fellowship, please visit https://owsd.net/career-development/phd-fellowship

ILRI is collaborating with OWSD by offering up to 5 PhD fellowships in 2018 to women through a co-funding arrangement. ILRI through its capacity development  portfolio will provide an opportunity for successful candidates (non- Kenyan nationals) from the following countries to undertake quality research-for-development (R4D); access ILRI’s cutting edge research facilities and receive mentorship from ILRI scientists and partners.

The Position:

The project aims to increase the impact of agricultural development by embracing big data approaches to solve development problems faster, better and at greater scale than before. This graduate fellow will work closely with the LD4D Community of Practice that brings together livestock and data modelers with project implementers and decision makers from industry, the public sector and NGOs to explore use of machine learning tools to understand and respond to queries from researchers and farmers as well as capture data in a flexible and unstructured way.

Main Project Title: Modern mobile communication tools

ILRI Program: Livestock Genetics

CGIAR Research Program: Platform for Big Data in Agriculture & Livestock

Graduate Fellow’s Project Title: Machine learning to enhance communication with stakeholders

Responsibilities of the fellow

  • Work with teams of data specialists to develop and evaluate innovative tools
  • Develop, improve and maintain scripts to transfer data collected through mobile app/web based tools to databases
  • Data analysis
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement/participation
  • Make presentations at meetings as required

Requirements for the ideal candidate

  • MSc degree in computer science, mathematics or related course
  • Must have experience of coding with tools such as tensor flow
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Must be a proactive and independent problem solver, and excellent team player.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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

How to apply: Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  1. Scanned copies of all university degree certificates and transcripts indicating, indicating all courses and grades
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the scholarship position, what you can bring to ILRI. The graduate fellowship project title clearly indicated in the subject line of the letter. The letter should also indicate amongst other details whether you are applying as a full time or sandwich candidate.  If sandwich candidate, please provide proof of university PhD admission.
  3. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  4. PhD research abstract
  5. Reference letters (from three senior scientists familiar with your work) using the recommended format provided here.
  6. Passport with scanned copy of the bio page (page that displays applicant’s personal information).

Applications should be made to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 25 May 2018. The position title 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.

ILRI – OWSD PhD Fellowship: Comparing methods for integrated control of porcine cysticercosis (closing date: 25 May 2018)

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 Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is an international non-profit organization based at the offices of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), in Trieste, Italy. The OWSD provides research training, career development and networking opportunities for women scientists throughout the developing world at different stages in their careers. For more information regarding this particular fellowship, please visit https://owsd.net/career-development/phd-fellowship

ILRI is collaborating with OWSD by offering up to 5 PhD fellowships in 2018 to women through a co-funding arrangement. ILRI through its capacity development  portfolio will provide an opportunity for successful candidates (non- Kenyan nationals) from the following countries to undertake quality research-for-development (R4D); access ILRI’s cutting edge research facilities and receive mentorship from ILRI scientists and partners.

The Position:

The potential candidate will conduct research together with ILRI scientists towards improved interventions for porcine cysticercosis in East Africa. The projects will have a rigorous field assessment to determine the efficacy and the impact of the intervention.

Main Project Title: Cysticercosis at the human/animal interface

ILRI Program: Animal & Human Health

CGIAR Research Program: Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Responsibilities of the fellow

  • Under the supervision of ILRI scientists, the PhD fellow will develop an intervention trial to reduce the incidence of porcine cysticercosis in western Kenya.
  • Identify and critically assess the current control methods for porcine cysticercosis.
  • Develop, implement and assess the impact of a randomized trial for control of porcine cysticercosis
  • Data analysis and manuscript development
  • Give regular project updates

Requirements for the ideal candidate

  • Degree in Animal Science, veterinary science, or another biomedical field
  • MSc degree in Epidemiology, One Health, microbiology or similar fields
  • Ability to conduct a literature review towards the comparison of control methods for porcine cysticercosis
  • Must have experience in participatory epidemiology and questionnaire design
  • Have ability to develop and implement protocol for RCT intervention
  • Can independently plan for and implement field data collection
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Must have experience in survey data entry, validation and management and analysis using R, STATA or SPSS
  • Must be conversant with the use of MS Office and GPS tools
  • Must have experience in writing up reports and briefs for a non-technical audience
  • Must be in possession of a driving license class BCE
  • Have ability to work independently/ in a team, multi-task and meet tight deadlines.

Location: ILRI, Kenya

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

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  1. Scanned copies of all university degree certificates and transcripts indicating, indicating all courses and grades
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the scholarship position, what you can bring to ILRI. The graduate fellowship project title clearly indicated in the subject line of the letter. The letter should also indicate amongst other details whether you are applying as a full time or sandwich candidate.  If sandwich candidate, please provide proof of university PhD admission.
  3. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  4. PhD research abstract
  5. Reference letters (from three senior scientists familiar with your work) using the recommended format provided here.
  6. Passport with scanned copy of the bio page (page that displays applicant’s personal information).

Applications should be made to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 25 May 2018. The position title 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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