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ICRISAT Vacancy: Accountant – [Closing date: 26 December 2018]

The Position: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks to recruit an Accountant who will provide efficient and quality service in the field of finance and accounting in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), ICRISAT Financial policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and who be a member of ICRISAT Ethiopia located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa campus.

General: General: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is an international organization, one of the 15 CGIAR centres, which conducts agricultural research for rural development in drought-prone of Africa and Asia, headquartered in Patancheru (Hyderabad, Telangana, India) with several regional centers (Bamako (Mali), Nairobi (Kenya)) and country offices, including in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ICRISAT adopts integrated genetic and natural resources management as its overarching research strategy to improve productivity and enhance resilience of dryland systems. ICRISAT-Ethiopia works with national partners on availing technologies to dryland farmers and agro-pastoralists, enhancing technology utilization, linking farmers to markets, and strengthening the national capacity.

Key Responsibilities:

• Registration of incoming invoice (Accounts Payable and advance) in Sun System 6 as per the guidelines;
• Ensure that all payment vouchers have correct Account & Budget codes, attach all the supporting documents and seek proper authorization;
• Ensure timely posting of all project expenses and monitor allocated budgets to avoid overruns. Ascertain that project expenses are in conformity with donor guidelines and requirements;
• Prepare and record the details of Petty Cash Fund transactions and currency conversion transactions in the General Ledger;
• Check the accuracy and compliance of petty cash expenditure and its timely replenishment;
• Prepare monthly cash position report including forecasted project and other expenditure;
• Ensure the availability of enough cash at the bank and liaise with HQ for transfer of operating cash to ICRISAT Addis office;
• Prepare monthly bank reconciliation and pass the necessary adjusting entries;
• Participate in the closing of monthly and annual books of accounts;
• Review monthly charges from ILRI, assign proper account and budget codes, prepare and send the monthly posting summaries to Nairobi;
• Check and verify Travel advances and Travel Expenses Claims/Accountabilities as per the relevant travel policy;
• Register Partnership advance liquidation per the financial reports and prevailing guideline;
• Registering Vehicle Mileage recharges in posting summaries on timely manner;
• Use and manage accounting software e.g. Sun Systems
• Liaise with Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa in Nairobi, ICRISAT HQ and ILRI regarding financial and accounting related matters;
• Assist with the facilitation of annual/external audits including donor audits;
• Perform other duties as requested.

Minimum Requirement:
Education:
• BA degree in Accounting or related fields from a recognized University

Experience:
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Non-Governmental Organization or an International Organization

Skills:
• Must be an IT literate in use of Microsoft packages and conversant with ERP application software such as Suns systems 6 or Agresso Business World used for financial management
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2C

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: A/47/18 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 26 December 2018.
To find more about ICRAF, visit our Website at http://www.icrisat.org.
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
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CIP Vacancy: Junior Accountants (2) – (Closing date: 21 December 2018)

The Position: The International Potato Center – Ethiopia (CIP) seeks to recruit two Junior Accountants for CIP-Ethiopia in Addis Ababa and Mekelle with frequent travel to CIP project areas.

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

Job Purpose:

The Junior Accountant will provide administrative, accounting, Logistics, procurement and coordination services to CIP-Addis Ababa, and sub offices in SNNPR, Amhara, Tigray and any other regions where CIP has project activities. The activities will be conducted following donor, ILRI and CIP regulations and where appropriate, they will be carried out under the guidance of the CIP-Addis Ababa Office. The position is based at CIP Addis Ababa office ILRI Campus. The Junior Accountant (JA) directly reports to functionally to the accountant and administratively to the country finance and administration specialist at CIP-Addis office. The JA also indirectly liaises with the Accountants, PIs and research associates working at CIP regional & project offices.

Key Responsibilities:
Finance/Accounting
• Assist in preparation of payments in accordance with available donor and CIP rules and in accordance with the approved budgets;
• Assist the accountant in preparation of cash forecast & advance requests to the CIP Addis Ababa Office and project offices;
• Ensures that all payments are authorized by the before payment; codes the expenditure in accordance with the budget allocated to the office;
• Is responsible for timely payment of travel claims, utilities, material purchase, office supplies and transport for the office & sub grantees;
• Ensures that all financial and contractual documentation is valid, complete and in accordance with the CIP, donor, government & ILRI (if applicable) rules & regulations;
• Under the supervision of the Account in Addis Ababa contributes to the preparation of financial reports and other reports as required;
• Supports the Accountant in Addis Ababa in validating financial documents and recording transactions in the OCS system, if applicable or send the transactions in appropriate template in a manner to be recorded n to the accounting system;
• support with the follow up of payments on behalf of subgrantees at the region, advance payments and liquidation of advances timely;
• travel to regions to deal with project offices finance issues and partners and subgrantees at the region, when required;
• Responds to queries from external units or staff members;
• Supports both statutory & donor audits
Administration
• Facilitates the procurement of goods and services from local suppliers and ensures that relevant procurement guidelines and mandatory documentation are adhered to’
• Ensures that the contracts for office and other services are renewed on time;
• Maintains an updated database for the fixed asset and supplies as applicable;
• Support the admin assistant in monitoring vehicle movement both for Addis Ababa and the regions and submit vehicle mileage reports with copies of the vehicle log book to the Administrative Assistant at CIP Addis Ababa Office at the end of every month along with the financial return;
• Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:
Education:
• Minimum BA degree in accounting and Finance from recognized university.

Experience:
• At least 5 years of relevant work experience in an NGO environment

Skills:
• Good analytical skill
• Team player
• Good problem solving skills
• Proven negotiation and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Capacity to work under pressure with minimum supervision
• Excellent Amharic and English. Knowledge of Tigrigna language is a plus
• Working experience in accounting software
• Computer literate with good knowledge of outlook, excel and word

Job Grade: 2A

Minimum Base Salary:
• Birr 12,010 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Duty Station: Addis Ababa and Mekelle, Ethiopia

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for one years with the possibility of renewal, subject to 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 respective reference number: REF: JA/45/18 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 21 December 2018.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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CIP Vacancy: Research Associate/Agronomy – (Closing date: 21 December 2018

The Position: The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks to recruit a Research Associate (Agronomist) with experience in potato for the GIZ-funded Seeds of Change project. The Research Associate will support in managing the project, implementing project activities, and achieving creative partnerships across public and private sectors to strengthen the contribution of potato to incomes, food security and nutritional health in Amhara, Oromia and Southern Nation Nationality and Peoples’ Region. He/she will be involved in the evaluation, demonstration and dissemination of resilient potato varieties and other existing technologies that will help smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate while improving yields through a gender-responsive and sustainable seed system and in capacity building at various levels of the potato value chain. This position will be based in Bahir Dar with frequent travels to field implementation sites. The successful candidate will report to the PI of the project based in Addis.

General: The International Potato Centre (CIP) is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. The CIP Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) main regional office is in Nairobi, Kenya. CIP also has offices in eight other African countries.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Support national and regional agricultural research institutes (NARIs) to establish national variety development trials, collect data and document research results following gender-sensitive participatory variety selection by farmers and end users;
• Work closely with NARIs in producing clean early generation seed (EGS) to improve availability of quality seed for cooperatives and commercial multipliers for further distribution to seed and ware potato producers;
• Lead capacity building interventions in using improved varieties, quality seed production, sustainable land management, good agricultural practices and proper seed storage technologies for farmers, extension, private sector enterprises and partners;
• Seek collaborations with private sector stakeholders to build effective seed potato value chains;
• In collaboration with Bureaus of Agriculture promote gender-equitable access for farmers to information, technologies, markets and document gender disaggregated challenges and needs;
• Involve in organizing participatory stakeholders’ meetings, workshops, field days, etc.;
• Assist in preparation of communication materials targeting potato stakeholders, including farmers, development and extension agents;
• Assist in training materials, protocols and curriculum development on potato technologies for agricultural training centres, development and extension agents and farmers;
• Assist monitoring and evaluation teams to coordinate, plan and execute monitoring and evaluation activities;
• Contribute to planning, executing and reporting on quarterly and annual work plans and reports consistent with project objectives;
• Perform other duties as required

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

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

Skill and Competence:

• Applied knowledge in potato agronomy, its disease and insect pest management, seed multiplication and production systems.
• Strong technical knowledge of potato agronomy and pathology;
• Experience working with farmers, farmer groups and extension;
• Strong and demonstrated expertise to design and plan field activities;
• Knowledge of data management and statistical software programs
• Demonstrated success in working with multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships in research and/or project implementation;
• Excellent social skills, collaborative style, and ability to multi-task effectively;
• Proactive, innovative and creative attitudes;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required;
• Willingness to travel within the country;
• Ability to write scientific publications.

Position level: 2D
Duty Station: Bahir Dar/Adet, Ethiopia

Minimum Base salary:
• Birr 24,572 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is fixed term for 34 months which will be renewable based on performance and funding availability. CIP offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIP is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: RAA/46/28 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 21 December 2018.
To find more about CIP, visit our Website at http://www.cip.cgiar.org

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ICIPE Vacancy: Project Manager (Closing date: 20 December 2018)

The position: The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire a Project Manager to serve both technical and managerial activities of the newly funded three-year project that will be implemented along with the YESH (Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey) Project. The project aims to set up and make functional eight honey and beeswax aggregation and processing marketplaces in eight districts of East Gojjam, West Gojjam and Awi Zones of the Amhara Regional State. The project manager will provide technical guidance and supervision along the honey and beeswax value chains from primary production, aggregation, processing and marketing.

General: International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) is a world-class research center with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world, through the application of insect sciences. Employing more than 500 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with country office in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. icipe has a proud reputation and history of delivering world-quality science that has made crucial contributions to African food and health policy, delivered development outcomes to rural communities, and has been at the forefront of building Africa’s biological research capacity. The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organizations, not only across Africa, but also the globe. In addition, more than 100 graduate students and several postdoctoral fellows contribute to icipe’s research portfolio annually. For more information visit: http://www.icipe.org

Main Responsibilities:
• Manage project cycle planning of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Honey project, including reviewing and reaffirming time-lines of key project activities, outputs and milestones as specified in the project proposal;
• Take a lead role in the field level implementation of project activities and coordinating them with related activities of collaborating institutions at Region, Zone and Woreda levels, in particular in the establishment and running of the eight honey and beeswax marketplaces;
• Pro-actively work with project team members and collaborators to ensure operations of the marketplaces, including the sourcing, proper collection and aggregation of crude honey, processing, packaging and marketing of final products in compliance with applicable standards, through regular follow ups and supervision with each of the project field assistants;
• In consultation with the project leader and other members of the YESH Project team, facilitate collaboration with partner institutions, organize skills development training workshops in entrepreneurship, beekeeping, financial handling and marketing, to project beneficiary youth, and coordinate the identification of suitable buildings for the setup of marketplaces, their rehabilitation works and making them operational in each of the eight project Woredas;
• Take primary responsibility for routine data collection on project activities and documentation of relevant information on progress of implementation of the project, as well as contribute to public communication on lessons learnt in implementation of the project;
• Write monthly brief progress updates, as well as bi-annual and annual technical reports of the project and submit to project leader;
• Contribute to the drafting of new project concept notes, proposals and write scientific manuscripts for publication;
• Perform other project specific duties as requested by the project leader

Minimum Requirements:
Education:
• MSc degree or above in agriculture plus professional certification in project management
• PhD in beekeeping or related fields would be an advantage

Experience:
• Five years of hands-on work experience in research and development of smallholder beekeeping

Skills:

• Solid understanding of the biology of beekeeping and the socio-economics of smallholder beekeeping
• Comprehensive understanding of the current state of affairs of the honey and beeswax value chains in Ethiopia, and in particular roles and constraints of major actors, including formal and informal traders;
• Good understanding of the current policy environment within which smallholder and commercial apiculture in the country operate
• Well informed of current and developing regulatory frameworks, including product standards, pertinent to the honey and beeswax value chains
• Demonstrated ability in on-farm and laboratory level research in beekeeping, bee health, bee forage and honey processing
• Good scientific communication skills, as demonstrated in peer reviewed publications, public seminars and lectures
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural work environment
• Experience in implementation of Development Agencies of similar projects in considered an asset.
• Multi-tasking skills, with ability to coordinate, prioritize and organize workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
• Capacity to take initiative, demonstrate good judgment and work under minimal supervision.
• Sound experience in stakeholder management.

Duty Station: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Position level: 3B.

Minimum Base salary:
• Birr 43,956 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

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

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: PM/43/18 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 20 December 2018.

To find more about ICIPE, visit our Website at http://www.icipe.org
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ICIPE Vacancy: Driver/Logistics Assistant (Closing date: 20 December 2018)

The position: The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire a Driver/Logistics Assistant who will be a member of icipe Ethiopia office which is located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe)—African Insect Science for Food and Health – is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world, through the application of insect sciences. Employing more than 500 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. icipe has a proud reputation and history of delivering world-quality science that has made crucial contributions to African food and health policy, delivered development outcomes to rural communities, and has been at the forefront of building Africa’s biological research capacity. The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organizations, not only across Africa, but also the globe. In addition, more than 100 graduate students and a number of postdoctoral fellows contribute to icipe’s research portfolio annually. For more information visit: http://www.icipe.org

Job Purpose:
Icipe has just initiated a pool based management of field vehicles with four vehicles to start with. Apart from handling emerging driving duties on any of the field vehicles from this pool, this position will also be responsible in the collection and systematic archiving of vehicle movement data needed for cost analysis and attribution of the costs to various projects that utilized vehicles services.

Main Responsibilities:
• Undertakes driving assignments given by the Programme Management Officer (PMO) and other professional staff of the project;
• Operates, maintains and cleans assigned vehicles with care and reports any damage immediately to the PMO;
• Records and maintains the log-book for all icipe vehicles;
• Responsible for all tools, equipment and spare parts of assigned vehicles;
• Responsible for checking all the assigned vehicles of the project every morning.
• Follow-up with PMO the arrangement for necessary vehicle repair and maintenance in order to restore service and operation schedules;
• Assists professional staff, Research Assistants and Associates in the field work;
• Keeps an inventory of equipment used by enumerators and field assistants while in the field;
• Be responsible for payment of per diems and travel expenses in the field to authorized travelers of the project, if required and asked by the PMO and Project Leader;
• Keep icipe vehicle movement data for the financial analysis;
• Assists in handling of office duties as assigned and requested by PMO and Project Leader;
• Regularly acquits and clears all cash advances for field vehicle movements and travel expenses;
• Assists the project manager and field assistants in the follow up and support of on-going activities of the EIF Honey project;
• Performs other project related procurement and liaising duties assigned by the PMO.

Minimum Requirements:
Education:
• High school completed or Preparatory Certificate level, with additional technical training in Auto mechanics and related fields.

Experience:
• At least two years of relevant experience in an international organization or NGO.

Skills:
• Valid driving license to operate field vehicles
• Basic computer knowledge is essential.
• Good working knowledge of written and spoken English essential
• Good command of a third language would be an advantage
• Additional technical training related to duties of this position would also be an advantage
• Willingness to work after office hours and/or holidays if required
• Ability to work under pressure
• Good inter-personal relationship
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Position level: 1C.

Minimum Base salary:
• Birr 8,409 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability. icipe offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. icipe 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: REF: DLA/44/18 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 20 December 2018.

To find more about ICIPE, visit our Website at http://www.icipe.org
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ILRI vacancy: ILRI Consultancy- Scenarios oversight for the Program on Climate Smart Livestock (closing date: 12 December 2018

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

Scope of Work

  • Providing guidance and oversight on identifying the key future drivers influencing livestock systems in the three focus countries, using participatory processes involving key stakeholders, country leadership, and partner institutions.
  • Providing guidance and oversight on exploring alternative livestock development pathways that align with national objectives.
  • Providing advice on using mixed qualitative / quantitative methods to add detail to the scenario narratives, to analyze alternative livestock development pathways with respect to water and feed resources, gender issues, and food security and nutritional outcomes.
  • Providing advice on the development of on-line scenario training materials that can be used by different groups of stakeholders to build capacity in decision support.

Final Products

  • Alternative livestock development pathways explored with respect to water and feed resources, gender issues, and food security and nutritional outcomes
  • On-line scenario training materials developed

Consultancy Fee:  payable quarterly or by mutual agreement

Post location:  Consultant’s base

Duration:  3.5 Years working 3 days per month

Expected places of travel: Occasional travel to East Africa

Essential skills and qualifications

  • PhD in an appropriate discipline
  • At least 10 years’ relevant experience in the development and implementation of scientific scenarios processes in multiple countries and situations, with demonstrated ability to publish in high-impact journals and to write and deliver grants
  • Deep knowledge of scenarios science and considerable experience of scenarios processes in East Africa
  • Strong practical, facilitation and mentoring skills, to guide others on participatory processes and co-production of knowledge
  • Highly-developed communication skills in multicultural contexts and highly diverse audiences

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 December 2018. The position title and reference number C/ CCAFS /11/2018 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: Team leader – Antimicrobial Resistance (open until filled)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Team leader – Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR) to support the development of a Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) AMR-hub and lead an interdisciplinary team focused on antibacterial resistance across veterinary & public health, and across natural & social science. The post holder will be expected to establish their own programme of international 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:

  • Lead the AMR research portfolio at ILRI, including its contribution to CGIAR research Programs (CRP) on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Livestock
  • Coordinate a cluster of activities on ‘Global health challenges (including AMR)’ in CRP A4NH
  • Contribute and advocate visibility of CGIAR AMR work through communication platforms with support of communication experts
  • Liaise with other CGIAR centres and other partners (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), The University of Liverpool (UoL), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and National Agricultural Research Organizations (NARO(NAROs) to strengthen CGIAR AMR research
  • Develop internationally competitive and externally funded interdisciplinary research projects on antimicrobial resistance
  • Support the development of a CGIAR AMR Hub

Requirements:

  • PhD in relevant area (e.g. epidemiology, microbiology, biology, veterinary medicine).
  • 10-15 years’ experience after post-doc level
  • Experience in leading substantial multi-disciplinary research programs, incl. social sciences
  • Track record of obtaining funding for research and development
  • Experience in managing external partnerships
  • Excellent communication and convening skills
  • Work experience in Low and middle-income Countries (LMIC) is an added advantage

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

Position level: The position level is 5B

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

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

Applications

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the director of ILRI’s People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ screening of applications will start on 6 January 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Thee position title and reference number, TL/AHH/12/2018 should be clearly marked in the subject line of the online application.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal-opportunity employer.

ILRI vacancy: Senior Logistics and Transport Officer (closing date: 12 December 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit Senior Logistics and Transport Officer to provide leadership in both Transport and Stores Units by ensuring constant and proactive service delivery is provided to all customers in line with both the Stores and Transport Management Policies.

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

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day to day operations for the transport and stores units
  • Oversee the implementation and compliance of Transport and stores management policies, standard operating procedures and as appropriate recommend any additional logistics-related procedures/guidelines for changes
  • Manage and safeguard physical resources in the stores and transport units
  • Supervise and manage the performance of staff with the aim of improving their performance as well as keeping the staff engaged and motivated
  • Ensuring that there is a proper division and rotation of tasks within the Unit and create an environment of learning and self-development as well as providing induction training to new staff in Stores policies/procedures

 STORES DUTIES

  • Oversee the implementation and compliance of Stores management policies, standard operating procedures and as appropriate recommend any additional logistics-related procedures/guidelines for changes
  • Lead in the establishment or strengthening of inventory management systems that will assist with the monitoring stocks reports/ distribution and pipeline information to ensure adequate stock level and avoid wastage.
  • Designing and development of good checks, controls and measures to promote timely delivery and dispatching of goods desired specifications, mitigate theft and mitigate risk.
  • Oversee the coordination of the disposal committee meetings and implementation of the recommendations/action plans.
  • Establish/Promote a good working environment and work processes that comply with EOHS policies and standards.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders with a view to influence or negotiate for the benefit of the units.
  • Preparing regular reports as well as custom reports, identifying any issues and recommending and or making changes as appropriate.

 TRANSPORT DUTIES

  • Create transport management systems which will increase efficiency, inform  maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment, accident reporting, as well as maintaining awareness and knowledge of condition and location of fleet vehicles.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase consumption of ILRI transport services which will enable the unit fully to recover its costs.
  • Safeguarding of all documentation pertaining to ILRI vehicles
  • Preparing regular reports and any custom/ ad hoc reports highlighting any concerns and developing/recommending solutions
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Guide and advice the Disposal Committee on all the policies, processes and procedures governing disposal.
  • Oversee the updating and maintenance of all information on the relevant systems.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, store or transport management.
  • Professional qualifications in Logistics management from the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain management (CIPS) or any other recognized professional body.
  • Member of CIPS or KISM.
  • At least five years working experience in a similar post from reputable organizations.
  • Experience with international organizations would be an added advantage.
  • Valid driving licence
  • Experience in using micro soft Computer packages.
  • Experience in using supply Chain systems, especially transport and store.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communicator in both written and spoken English.
  • Good people management and coordination skills.
  • Innovative and analytical skills.
  • Good intuition to make crucial judgements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Terms of Appointment

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

Job Level

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position,, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 12 December 2018. The position title and reference number REF: SLT/CS/11/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI vacancy: Store Officer (closing date: 12 November 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Stores Officer to ensure constant and proactive service delivery is provided to all customers in line with both the Stores and Transport Management Policies.

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

Responsibilities

  • Guide and advice internal as well as external stakeholders on stores management policies, standard operating procedures and ensure compliance through consistent application of the same.
  • Coordinate the stock takes during internal and external audit, mid and end-year stock-takes
  • Coordinate unit meetings including the disposal committee meetings and follow up on an action plans with relevant stakeholders to ensure all requests are handled and closed.
  • Prepare status update reports and any custom reports as required, highlight any concerns and modify processes as appropriate or recommend for consideration any policy changes to supervisor.
  • Establish and maintain of internal and external relationships to increase efficiency in the unit and improve operational decision making as appropriate.
  • Plan, direct, and verify stocks to ensure they conform to the specifications as well as ensure their timely and efficient distribution to user departments in support ILRI’s business needs
  • Maintain safety procedures in inventory and storage areas to ensure they comply/ meet with EOHS standards
  • Keep a well-maintained organized record keeping/filing system and update all transactions in OCS, updating fuel consumption records both on weekly and monthly basis e.t.c
  • Generate regular reports, custom and ad hoc as may be required.
  • Manage inventory management systems to facilitate the management of all the receipts/issues and ensuring proper documentation in the systems.
  • Review work processes and identify areas of improvement and make recommendations and /or establish innovative or adjust existing work procedures and practices
  • Support change management at ILRI Stores Unit and Carry out other duties as may be allocated by the Senior Transport and Stores Supervisor.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, or Logistics management
  • Professional qualifications in Logistics management from the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain management (CIPS) or any other recognized professional body.
  • Member of CIPS or KISM
  • At least three years of experience in a similar post.
  • Experience in using micro soft Computer packages.
  • Experience in using fleet management system.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communicator in both written and spoken English.
  • Experience in customer service soft skills.
  • Innovative and analytical skills.
  • Good intuition to make crucial judgements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

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 2D, level 1 and ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position,, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 12 December 2018. The position title and reference number REF: SO/CS/11/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI vacancy: Research Officer – Climate-Smart Agriculture Policy Specialist (closing date: 11 December 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer – Climate-Smart Agriculture Policy Specialist to support issues of policy and enabling environment for climate smart agriculture in East Africa. The specialist will work in collaboration with other members of the CSA project team, which includes staff from all project partners contributing expertise to the implementation of this project.

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

The position;

Farmers, crop traders and consumers in east Africa are affected by climate variability and change, with negative impacts on livelihoods and food security. To address this challenge, a new project funded by the Dutch Government on Climate-Smart Agriculture will be implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project is implemented by the CGIAR research program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in East Africa (CCAFS EA) that is hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in cooperation with SNV Netherlands Development Organization, Wageningen University and Research, Agriterra and Rabo Partnership. The project will provide an opportunity to farmers to adapt their farming activities and minimize the negative effects of climate change by adopting smart sustainable intensification practices in arable farming, thereby contributing to increased availability of safe and affordable food for the growing population. It will promote market driven adoption and scaling of inclusive climate-smart business developments that will enhance climate resilience throughout agricultural value chains. The project interventions will be at the levels of farming systems, selected commodity value chains, agro-industries, and the wider institutional environment. Sound inclusive business cases for climate smart food production and climate-proof agribusiness development are the main ways of undertaking the activities.

Responsibilities

  • Work on identification of key issues constraining starting-up or doing business in the different agri-food chains and sub sectors in East Africa (primarily in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), and the implications for climate smart agriculture and food systems in these countries with focus on value chain approach;
  • Analyse of barriers to adoption and scaling of CSA technologies and inclusive business cases, including gender and youth implications;
  • Identifying country specific enabling environment factors, and determine influencing strategies, including cross-border linkages/factors in targeted East Africa;
  • Lead policy dialogue engagements on climate smart agriculture service provision to farmers, agribusiness small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);
  • Facilitate national and regional policy dialogue and events on climate smart investments to create awareness of CSA, climate risks and solutions among policy makers and key food chain actors;
  • Design and conduct detailed gap analysis on the potential for roll-out of climate information services, agro-advisories and other innovative CSA technologies and practices, including best practices for relevant crops in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda;
  • Promote evidence-based policy and advocacy by private sector bodies, representative farmer organisations and cooperatives, and up-stream small- and medium-sized agro-businesses enterprises (SMEs) targeted at relevant policy-making bodies at national and regional levels;
  • Work on the provision of policy advice and influence on CSA scaling and investments, including documentation of business cases, using the FACTS methodology for cooperative advocacy and policy influencing in East Africa;
  • Support capacity building of national and regional agricultural extension services to improve climate-smartness of their extension curricula;
  • Document tested best policy practices developed throughout the project lifespan, prepare reports, develop advocacy and implementation strategy and contribute to scaled   dissemination in targeted east African countries.

Requirements

  • Masters degree in agricultural sciences, agricultural economics, agricultural extension or related discipline with strong background in sustainable agricultural systems, food security, climate change and research;
  • Significant expertise (5+ years) in agriculture, food security, climate change policy development and promoting policy-related enabling factors;
  • Knowledge of the agricultural and food security policy environment in East Africa with a focus on Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, with significant expertise in supporting government institutions in operationalisation of agricultural plans and policies;
  • Ability to document research work and draft working papers, policy briefs and info notes;
  • Excellent writing, reporting, and communication skills in English, working knowledge Kiswahili will be an advantage.

Terms of Appointment

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

Job Level

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position,, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 11 December 2018. The position title and reference number REF: CS/CCAF/11/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellow -Farming Systems Analysis (closing date: 19 December 2018)

The International Livestock Research (ILRI) Institute seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Fellow -Farming Systems Analysis.   The incumbent will work as a farm household survey and data analysis specialist. In a collaborative effort across different centres of the CGIAR we have developed the so-called Rural Household Multiple Indicator Survey (RHoMIS tool) (see www.rhomis.org) to further the development of data collection tools essential to the trad off monitoring and evaluation activities of 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

Responsibilities:

  • Further improvement of the RHoMIS tool – e.g. improve the data management system, website, further develop the existing standardised/automated analysis code, develop online system for survey generation from user-friendly module selection
  • Application of RHoMIS in a range of different projects in a range of Low and Middle-Income Countries
  • Analysis of the data and report results to support targeting and evaluation of ongoing role out of technological interventions
  • Further stimulation of the uptake of RHoMIS by small and medium sized iNGOs
  • Analysing the overall database that is currently being set up using RHoMIS applications across the developing world
  • Contribution to the development of new research proposals
  • Publication of the results of his/her research in peer-reviewed international journals and production of other communication and learning material.

Requirements

  • PhD in agriculture, social sciences or environmental sciences
  • Training and/or experience in both social and biophysical sciences. Evidence of interdisciplinary, applied systems analysis desirable
  • At least 5 years professional experience
  • Extensive experience with farm household survey tools
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Track record of publishing peer-reviewed articles
  • Extensive work experience in developing countries in Africa, Asia or Latin America
  • Programming knowledge of ODK and R
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English

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

Position level: Post-doctoral level.

Duration: 2 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 19 December 2018. The position title and reference number: PD/CLS/10/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training).

ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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: ICT Expert – Consultant (Closing date: 16 November 2018)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an ICT Expert – Consultant who will provide support to AI Technicians, AI technician Field Coordinators and African Dairy Genetic Gains (ADGG) performance recording agents (PRA’s) on the use of digital data capture systems and tools. Check the quality of the data collected and fix for any error during the process of data entry, verify and make the data ready to fit into the ODK system, before submission to the ADGG data platform. The ICT Expert will closely work with the Data Management Analyst (DMA), and the Data Systems Support technician at ILRI.

General: 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

The Bill Malinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Land O Lakes International together with regional and national partners are implementing the Platform for African Dairy Genetic Gains (ADGG) and the Private Public for Artificial Insemination Delivery (PAID) programs which aim to create working dairy genetic systems based on public-private partnerships that have a clear route to long-term sustainability. The programs build on the previous work to establish national Dairy Performance Recording Centers (DPRC) and digital data capture and farmer-feedback systems and platforms in Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Main Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Ethiopia ADGG Country Coordinator and in close consultation with PAID’s Data Management Analyst (DMA) and the Data Systems Support Technician at ILRI, the ICT Expert will:
i. Ensure tablets used for projects are configured properly and have correct ODK forms:
 Respond to ICT support request from AI technicians and PRA’s in a timely manner through telegram/telephone/field visit programs;
 Participate in the collation, processing and storage of data and information to comply with PAID/ ADGG reporting requirements;
 Access and maintain dashboards for summarizing data and verify reported data on Artificial Insemination, Pregnancy Diagnosis results, Calving and Training performed by PAID AI technicians, Milk recording and animal monitoring by PRA’s are correct;
 Collaborate with Data Systems Support technician in Nairobi to make sure that server is working properly, report whenever problem occurs and offer recommendation for solving in-country challenges;
 Collaborate with the Ethiopian telecommunication Authority/Ministry Agriculture (MOA) in ensuring that the National Dairy Performance Centre (DPRC) and the server are working properly and ensure timely reporting of faults to National Program Coordinator /Country PI. Familiarize with ODK forms; linking with main database using scripts commands to check for errors and fix the problems;
 Import/export the data from/to appropriate data base systems and share these for further analyses and interpretation;
 Communicate with AI technicians and PRA’s in the region and compile information on their activities;
 In consultation with the PAID/ADGG data leadership, develop additional dashboards to enable monthly data monitoring of AI techs and PRA’s submitting data per cluster, missing and incomplete, information unusual values and other related issues and prepare a monthly report for the DMA and ADGG Country coordinator;
 Maintain the confidentiality of all information collected;
 Perform other activities given by DMA and National Coordinator as appropriate.

Academic and professional qualifications:
Education:
 BSc degree or MSc degree in Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Software Engineering or other equivalent ICT related qualifications from a recognized institution
Experience:
• 2-3 years’ relevant experience for post master’s degree or 4-5 years’ relevant experience for post bachelor’s degree may be considered
• Provide relevant and proven work experience in a similar/equivalent position
• Proficient in Linux administration, networking and telecommunication systems
• Be proficient in server-side languages such as python and/or any other recognized server-side language
Experience in big data is an added advantage
Skills:
 Fluent in English language
 Strong analytical, communication and report writing skills
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Terms of appointment: This is a Consultancy job, initial appointment is for eight months (3 days per week/12 days per month) with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding.

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: ICTE/40/18 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 16 November 2018.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org
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ILRI vacancy: ICT Customer Technician (closing date: 20 November 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit three (3) ICT Customer Technicians to respond to customer requests by diagnosing and resolving incidents and for supporting the ongoing technology needs of all employees by providing help desk support.

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

SERVICE DESK:

  1. First point of contact and day-to-day technical support to end users
  2. Responds to Level 1 and 2 support requests via multiple sources such as phone and e-mail
  3. Enters call data into the tracking system
  4. Interacts with clients in a courteous and professional manner
  5. Provides user access service
  6. Diagnoses problems by evaluating multiple options
  7. Develops checklists and scripts for resolving routine problems
  8. Escalates problems when necessary
  9. Documents problem status and resolution in tracking log

CLIENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT:

  1. Coordinates the deployment of new or upgraded images, software and hardware for multiple clients
  2. Configures and installs desktop PCs, peripheral equipment, laptops and other mobile devices
  3. Follows established procedures for performing configuration changes, updates and upgrades
  4. Performs minor repairs to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications
  5. Provides on-going support of client technology

TECHNICAL SUPPORT:

  1. Provides technical support to meetings that include video conferencing
  2. Monitors and communicates system status
  3. Diagnoses and resolves client workstation and mobile device hardware and software issues
  4. Creates temporary solutions until permanent solutions can be implemented
  5. Assists systems, programming, and vendor professionals, as needed to resolve problems

SERVICE LEVEL MANAGEMENT:

  1. Collaborates in the development of service-level objectives and takes steps to meet or exceed targets
  2. Explains service procedures to clients
  3. Follows up in a timely manner to ensure customer satisfaction

SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS:

  1. Keeps performance metrics
  2. Identifies recurring and potential problems and notifies team members
  3. Recommends procedures and controls for service improvements
  4. Recommends ideas for improving queue time, abandoned call rates and first contact resolution

SECURITY:

  1. Maintains passwords and users credentials to assure systems security and data integrity
  2. Adheres to the integrity of controls, regulations and guidelines

DOCUMENTATION:

  1. Creates, modifies and reviews documentation of issues resolutions
  2. Documents solutions to common problems and responses to frequently asked questions
  3. Creates and submits documented resolution to Knowledge Base

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT:

  1. Maintains IT inventory management for all IT equipment and/or software in accordance with company policy and procedures.

COMMUNICATIONS/CONSULTING:

  1. Alerts team members about recurring problems
  2. Communicates updates on issues in a timely manner to ensure client satisfaction and productivity

BUSINESS CONTINUITY:

  1. Communicate suggestions on backup and recovery procedures

RESEARCH/EVALUATIONS:

  1. Makes suggestions for the design of a standard set of integrated products (standard image) by recommending hardware and software products to meet client requirements
  2. Recommends products to clients by understanding needs and referring to corporate standards list

TESTING:

  1. Participates in integration and user acceptance testing

PROJECT PLANNING:

  1. Provides input during project planning and requirements phase

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or another related field
  • Diploma in Computer Science or Information Systems with at least 5 years of IT work experience
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of basic to moderately complex hardware and software products and problem solving / diagnostic skills

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 2B 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 20 November 2018. The position title and reference number REF: ICT/CST/09/18 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.

CIMMYT Vacancy: Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist [Closing date: 21 November 2018]

The Position: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks to recruit a Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist who will be working with the research teams (Global Wheat Program, Global Maize Program, Sustainable Intensification Program, Socio-Economics Program) in Ethiopia, and CIMMYT Kenya/Headquarters Communications team and who will be a member of CIMMYT Ethiopia located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa campus.

General: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an autonomous, non-profit making, international scientific organization operating under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). More specifically its mission is to encourage, support and undertake activities to improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of maize and wheat systems in the interest of the resource poor in developing countries.

Main duties & responsibilities:

• Develop, maintain and update the country communication and knowledge strategy and associated work plan;
• Provide oversight of program production publications and ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to appropriate audiences (NGOs, the government and donors);
• Support the regional communication and knowledge dissemination initiatives;
• Work with project partners to develop, produce, and use relevant extension and training materials (flyers, posters, infographics, videos, etc.) for target communities (farmers, and agricultural extension personnel) and project events (demonstrations, field days);
• Identify, develop and disseminate a variety of media materials in multiple and appropriate formats;
• Lead the initiative to facilitate the support of gathering content and coverage of relevant country efforts to highlight achievements and activities resulting in support of fundraising;
• Document and communicate project news, updates and stories for wider dissemination in Ethiopia, and globally;
• Document high-interest stories for dissemination in suitable formats (interviews, photographs, video) to various target audiences;
• As required, travel to document CIMMYT’s work on the ground, including field visits and taking still and video photography;
• Assist scientists in preparing scientific posters, presentations, and other materials;
• Publish and disseminate project results in various forms – print, digital, video or audio;
• Support networking and engagement activities with other actors in Ethiopia – as a specific contribution to the projects’ wider alignment and scaling objectives;
• Support innovative use of information, communication and knowledge-based interventions and approaches across projects, making use of, for example, participatory communication approaches, emerging ICTs, and working with partners in these areas;
• Oversee the activities related to the production of high quality communications materials, including digital content, annual reports and reviews, newsletters, etc;
• Liaise with CIMMYT HQ communications team to share project updates and stories
• Perform other duties as directed by supervisors

Minimum Requirements:
Education:
• BSc degree or MSC degree in Communication, Knowledge Management, Journalism or related field
• corporate communications

Experience:
• BSc degree with 5 years or MSc degree with 3 years’ relevant experience in a development, research, corporate or international environment is a plus
• Experience in relationship building with diverse stakeholders.
• Experience in supporting communications and/or media relations in the area of agricultural research for development is an added advantage.
• Ability to think strategically and to develop and execute a strategic communication planning.
• Ability to read, understand and assimilate complex technical information to produce clear, well-written summaries.
• Ability to present and package scientific information into various formats to suit specialist and non-specialist audiences.
• Basic knowledge of and skills in desktop publishing, HTML, photography and photo editing.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and well within teams.
• Excellent communication, organizational and documentation skills.

Skills:
• Excellent writer and communicator with great editing skills
• Excellent interpersonal and networking skills in an international environment.
• Ability to communicate complex research results in a concise and engaging fashion.
• Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks; keen attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently on agreed priorities and deliverables.
• Demonstrated project management skills.
• Conversant in social media platforms and social networking tools.
• Experience with process facilitation.
• Experience in agriculture and developmental field in Ethiopia is highly desirable.
• Ability to write/edit under pressure, with high accuracy and to deadline.
• Fluency in English and Amharic; working knowledge of other Ethiopian languages is desirable.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Position level: 3A.
Minimum Base salary: Birr 27,302 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the selected candidate).

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: CKMS/41/18 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 21 November 2018.
To find more about CIMMYT, visit our Website at http://www.cimmyt.org.
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI vacancy: Scientist – Epidemiology (closing date: 6 December 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Scientist – Epidemiology to support ILRI’s growing activities in risk assessment and risk management in informal markets and value chains as well as improving control of transboundary animal diseases.

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:

  • Co-ordinate day to day activities of one or more large foodborne disease epidemiology research projects. Be responsible for planning, reporting and budget.
  • Publish extensively in peer reviewed international journals documenting outputs and outcomes from a suite of impact assessments.
  • Conduct targeted research and create opportunities for cross centre, flagship and project learning.
  • Develop a research agenda around Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and contribute to research agenda on food safety, transboundary animal disease, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), animal health service delivery and strengthening state veterinary services.
  • Supervise students and consultants in implementation of research.
  • Participate in resource mobilization activities including donor relations and proposal development.

Requirements:

  • Veterinary degree; PhD in veterinary epidemiology; qualifications in veterinary public health and management are an advantage.
  • Research track record with documented ISI publications on food safety in informal markets in Africa.
  • Experience with leading field research on transboundary livestock disease (ideally FMD) with associated publications.
  • Working with working for or in state veterinary services an advantage.
  • Worked a minimum of two years in low and middle-income countries (LMIC).
  • A minimum of six years since veterinary qualification.
  • Leadership positions is an advantage.

Position level: The position level is 4C

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

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

Applications

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 6 December 2018 . The position title and reference number, SE/AHH/10/2018, should be clearly marked in the subject line of the online application.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal-opportunity employer.

ILRI Vacancy: Research Associate – Internal Advert [Closing date: 5 November 2018]

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate who will contribute to ongoing research projects which focus on identifying the conditions that enable and constrain East African livestock producers in adopting climate smart agriculture practices. The diverse research team aims to identify livestock keepers’ climate change adaptation strategies, adaptation tracking methodologies, specific baseline estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock production, effects of livestock systems on water quality and water quantity and identify promising climate smart livestock practices and who will be a member of the Sustainable Livestock Systems (SLS) Program.

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.

Key Responsibilities:
The Research Associate will directly contribute to ongoing work – particularly survey work and farm assessments in Ethiopia – contributing to Sustainable Livestock Systems Program (SLS)’s overall objective of investigating the environmental footprint of livestock systems and promising pathways toward climate smart livestock production. A special focus is hereby given to adaptation strategies as well as the quantification of GHG emissions from livestock, manure and soils in relation to farm productivity. The candidate will contribute to this by undertaking the following activities:
• Organize and support field surveys in smallholder farming systems in Ethiopia;
• Collect biological samples (live weight, urine, manure) from livestock as well as feed and soil samples from farming systems under the guidance of senior project staff;
• Assist in the implementation of participatory field experiments;
• Assist with data input and processing (data organization, data entry);
• Maintain relationships with different stakeholders including farmers and farmer groups, suppliers and ILRI ancillary staff, in order to facilitate the efficient prosecution of the observations;
• Assisting PhD and MSc students;
• Other duties as deemed consistent with the position by supervisors.

Academic and professional qualifications:
Education:
• BSc degree or MSc degree with distinction in Applied Sciences from a recognized university

Experience:
• BSc degree plus 5 years or Masters’ degree plus 2 years of relevant work experience

Skills:
• Demonstrated ability at working with livestock keepers in data collection, as well as implementation of participatory field trials.
• Demonstrated experience and ability in participation and contributing applied research trials involving ruminants.
• Demonstrated ability to work constructively and collegially with other technical and scientific staff and students.
• Demonstrated experience and ability in handling and moving livestock (ie on a farm) is beneficial.
• Experience in developing data collection protocols, data collection and quality control and quality assurance is key.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2D

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

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: RA/39/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 5 November 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: Head of Information and Communications and Technology (open until filled)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) seek to recruit Head of Information and Communication and Technology (HoICT) to provide leadership and direction in ensuring a robust and secure ICT environment delivering advanced digital ICT capabilities for the achievement of international agricultural research and development goals of both ICRAF and 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

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

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

The position

Reporting to the Directors of Corporate Services of both Centres, this position leads the overall ICT Shared Service function for ILRI and ICRAF, to accomplish the ICT visions of both Centres.  The campus level services are provided in two locations in Nairobi, Kenya and one location in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with staff of both Centres supported in offices in over 50 different countries.

The HoICT is accountable for the integration of IT processes across multiple global functional areas. It oversees IT services provided to a global audience across offices and regions and is responsible for project management of ERP implementation and support.

Key duties and responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

  • Proactively establishes and provides direction on the strategy to staff and ensures high quality work/outputs
  • Develop total cost of ownership analysis for technology initiatives and recommend technology investments to the Directors of Corporate Services and management of both Centres
  • Develop the ICT Strategy, workplan and policies and guidelines of both Centres, and their ICT Business Continuity Plan, to ensure that ICT serves their core mission as a strategic differentiator and a transforming and enabling resource for the organization
  • Advance business management practices to transform IT service delivery
  • Responsible for leading the development of an ICT governance framework (reporting to a Steering Committee) that defines the working relationships and sharing of ICT components among various ICT stakeholders within the organizations
  • Build relationships within the other CGIAR Centres to take advantage of shared ICT services and leverage on innovations made at the CGIAR System Organization level or by other Centres

Operational/Technical and Departmental Leadership

  • Ensure smooth operation of the ICT Shared Services assuring an environment that enables researchers, management and supporting staff to carry out their work effectively in their various locations
  • Formulates systems to monitor and evaluate outputs and creates a results-oriented environment
  • Build relationships throughout the two organisations for comprehensive understanding of the business strategies and project requirements for provision of effective services for their needs
  • Review and recommend for approval, software and solution requests to assure compatibility with the technical environment and security and accessibility requirements of both Centres
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external service providers and suppliers and other local and international organisations to better understand the ICT environment that we work in and to build partnerships with these groups to enhance the services offered.
  • Oversee project management of continuing implementation of ERP modules and business process integration at ILRI and ICRAF
  • Responsible for people management, staff development, coaching and mentoring
  • Responsible for unit processes and ensuring full and transparent cost recovery of ICT expenditure and developing and monitoring annual operating budgets of USD 5M
  • Develop investment plans for ICT projects and for both replacement and new equipment, platforms and systems
  • Plan and oversee technology replacement plans for business units and end users
  • Plans for change and implements organization-wide change programmes
  • Be aware of risks facing the Centres and balances between risk and opportunity

IT Security and Risk Management

  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance in assessing and evaluating information and data security risks
  • Develop, implement and administer ICT security standards as well as services and tools to address and mitigate ICT security risks
  • Monitor compliance with ICT security standards and appropriate policies.

Person specifications

Academic and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology Management
  • Master’s degree in a related field or in Business Administration an advantage.
  • Demonstrated depth of experience with IT strategic planning, budgeting, and people management by delivering efficient and effective digital leadership and delivering technology solutions within a global/international organizational setting. Academic or research context an advantage

Experience and competencies:

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience in an ICT service environment, application support, or process improvement initiatives
  • Experience in leading multiple, medium to large cross-functional teams or projects, influencing senior level management and key stakeholders
  • Practical experience in organizational leadership and change management and the ability to manage upwards and downwards in organizational transformation
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders and influence change through relationship and referential power
  • Familiarity with implementing modern information systems from a business perspective, through internal or external technology partners
  • Experience in project managing the strategic implementation and adaptation of ERP Systems
  • Ability to lead the organizations in formulating projects that challenge traditional thinking
  • Ability to multitask in dealing with several different problems at a time
  • Demonstrated ability to interact/work with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs
  • Ability to set performance standards and develop staff through coaching and mentoring
  • A strong and proven customer service orientation
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally, as necessary
  • Experience in working in a donor-funded, International Organization and knowledge of the CGIAR is an advantage
  • Experience of Unit4 Business World (Agresso) an advantage

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. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/, screening of applications will start on 12 November 2018 and continue until the position is filled The position title and reference number GHS/11/2018 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 & ICRAF visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org  http://www.worldagroforestry.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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CIMMYT Vacancy: Technical Assistant – [Closing date: 8 November 2018]

The Position: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks to recruit a Technical Assistant who can technically train and perform day to day business on agricultural machinery at station/field/farm for demos and scaling/promotion and who be a member of CIMMYT Ethiopia located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa campus.

General: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an autonomous, non-profit making, international scientific organization operating under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). More specifically its mission is to encourage, support and undertake activities to improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of maize and wheat systems in the interest of the resource poor in developing countries.

Main duties & responsibilities:

• Operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, direct seeders, sprayers, trailers, water pumps, threshers/shellers, rotavators and others implements and technologies;
• Walk beside or ride on planting machines while inserting plants in planter mechanisms at specified intervals and inter-row spacing;
• Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions;
• Irrigate soil, using portable pipes or ditch systems, and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps;
• Plant, protect and feed, irrigate crops (maize, wheat, teff and other CGs crops) with 2WT/4WT based small scale mechanization technologies under supervision of the scientist;
• Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungus and weed growth, and diseases, using hand sprayers;
• Weigh crop-filled containers, and record weights and other identifying information;
• Attach/dis attach farm implements such as direct seeders, rotavator, planters, plows, discs, sprayers, trailer, thresher/sheller, water pump or reaper harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools;
• Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery;
• Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions;
• Demonstrate machines/equipment and can train other people.

Minimum Requirements:
Education:
• High School Complete/Preparatory Certificate level 1 plus technical training

Experience:
• At least two years of relevant experience

Skills:
• Knowledge of techniques and machinery/equipment for planting, growing, harvesting and post-harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques;
• Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
• Watching indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
• Conducting tests and inspections of implements, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
• Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
• Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Position level: 1C.

Minimum Base salary: Birr 8,409 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the selected candidate).

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: TA/36/18 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 8 November 2018.

To find more about CIMMYT, visit our Website at http://www.cimmyt.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: Facilities Supervisor – [Closing date: 8 November 2018]

 

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ILRI seeks to recruit a Facility Supervisor to oversee the basic maintenance of ILRI facilities (primarily office space, labs, residences and recreational facilities) and grounds of the ILRI Ethiopia campus and related assets. S/he communicates with customers to understand their needs, supervises the time, cost and quality of work, and communicates back with customers to ensure customer satisfaction. S/he is also responsible for implementing an environmental protection and enhancement strategy as well as the maintenance, development and environmental protection of landscaping and grounds of the campus, the management of space, and the supervision of custodial services. S/he contributes to the planned, preventive maintenance and fixed asset replacement strategies of the unit.

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:

Supervision and Management
• Coaches and mentors staff and contractors under his/her supervision to build capacity for quality. Provides documented feedback of performance on a quarterly basis;
• Provides input for annual planning including towards planned preventive maintenance schedule and priorities, fixed asset replacement plan and capex;
• Supports the continuous improvement process;
• Coordinates with civil and electrical engineer as well as other team members as required;
• Ensures all jobs are properly recorded and closed in CAFM;
• Performs other tasks as assigned.

Facility Management and Maintenance
• Supervises the implementation of job cards related to basic facility maintenance in offices, labs, hospitality areas and residences to ensure work is completed at an international standard in terms of quality, the work is completed within the estimated cost, and within the time schedule. (This includes basic repair work, routine plumbing, basic PPM works, painting, gutters etc… Works requiring oversight of a civil engineer will be referred to the civil works supervisor;
• Communicates with stakeholders to ensure the job is understood prior to the work, and to ensure the stakeholder is satisfied when the work is completed;
• Provides estimates for job cards for basic maintenance requests;
• Plans and presents the team’s daily work, schedules work to ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate staffing, space, materials and facilities for performance of duties;
• Supervises custodial services including janitorial services, drinking water distribution, waste management and recycling;

Grounds Management and Maintenance
• Develops and maintains a master plan for environmental stewardship in consultation with EOHS and relative experts;
• Develops and maintains a landscaping master plan for the beautification of the campus;
• Supervises the landscaping, gardening and grounds contract to ensure work is completed at an international standard in terms of quality, the work is completed within the estimated cost, and within the time schedule. Ensures environmental best practices are implemented in LGG services;
• Oversees tree and plant management throughout the campus. Assist EOHS with wildlife management;
• Implements elements of the environmental stewardship and landscaping masterplans in consultation with supervisor;

Contract Management (for contracts under his/her supervision)
• Ensure comprehensive and detailed Terms of References are prepared;
• Monitor performance for quality, timeliness and cost. Provide documented feedback in coordination with the Supply Chain Unit on a quarterly basis;
• Verify deliverables;
• Ensure contractors/consultants are paid on time;
• Ensure ongoing contracts are renewed or rebid in good time;

Space Management
• Manages office space ensuring office space is optimally utilized. Maintains lists of requests and fulfils requests in consultation with supervisor;
• Ensure that all spatial information is documented in a proper CAD format and linked to the CAFM software;
• Monitor any changes regarding space including room use, functional category, shared use, dimensions, etc.…, and maintain Space Inventory Information;
• Upon completion of physical changes/remodeling, review and verify a final floor plan submitted by designer/contractor and certify as an accurate rendering of the final space to be used as a reference tool for key requests, future maintenance requests, and when conducting audits;

• Shall be responsible for assigning and/or verifying unique room codes, analysing functional use of space, verifying measured space, verifying room types, researching prorated use of institutional space, recording room capacity and reviewing accuracy of floor plans;
• Maintain and/or prepare periodic space surveys (the data consisting of a listing of rooms with all current room codes, proration, area, capacity and unique alpha or numeric designation is verified);
• Analyse space information and providing technical data, space availability information, and space use standards to the campus community, especially upper level management, for use in making space allocation and reallocation decisions.;

Minimum Requirements
Education:
• BSc degree or MSc degree in Civil Engineering/Architecture or related fields, professional certification

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:
• BSc degree with 5 years’ experience or MSc degree plus 2 years’ experience in facility management

Duty Station: Addis Ababa.

Job level: 2D.

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

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: FS/35/18 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 8 November 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/
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ILRI vacancy: Research Assistant – Centre of Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) (closing date: 7 November 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) through a collaborative framework agreement with The University Court of the University of Edinburgh acting through its Roslin Institute, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), seeks to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated and excellent Research Assistant to participate in a research project aimed at determining the mechanism of tolerance to infection with T. parva.  The main work will consist of analyzing the proliferative response of infected lymphocytes, the level of expression of cytokines and the regulation of the genes in susceptible and tolerant calves

Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) is hosted and managed by the Roslin Institute on behalf of other partners and currently operates in two major locations in Edinburgh (Scotland) and Nairobi (Kenya). CTLGH provides a framework for the founding partners and other stakeholders to mobilize the latest knowledge and tools in genomics sciences to drive innovations that support tropical livestock development and particularly in small holder farming systems in LMICs (low and middle income countries).

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

  • Establish and maintain cell lines in tissue culture and perform cellular assays, FACS analysis
  • Undertake PCR and qPCR analyses
  • Undertake ELISAs, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation and other immunological assays
  • Keep detailed records of experiments, organize data, trouble-shoot and assist in determining most suitable experimental methodologies to optimize results.
  • Analyse data and present results to regular lab meetings;
  • Use and maintain complex scientific equipment/machines, reagents used in the laboratories.

Requirements

  • A relevant undergraduate degree in biological sciences. A Master’s level degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 years’ relevant laboratory experience, with in vivo, in vitro and ex vivo systems
  • Knowledge and experience with basic molecular techniques such as PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis and real-time qPCR.
  • Theoretical background on immunology; experience with cell cultures/ cellular assays;
  • Knowledge with transfection and luciferase test would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience on Theileria parva is desirable
  • Ability to work under your own initiative and to apply problem-solving skills to troubleshoot challenging technical issues
  • Excellent organisational skills and good communication and interpersonal skills are also essential.

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 2-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position,, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 7 November 2018. The position title and reference number REF: RA-CTLGH /10/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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