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

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

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

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

Duty Station: Addis Ababa.

Job level: 3C.

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 51,874 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years. ICARDA offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff.
The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.
Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: TTS/30/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 5 October 2018.

To find more about ICARDA, visit our Website at http://www.icarda.org.
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Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Vacancy: Genebank Database Management Specialist – Internal Advert (Closing date: 26 September 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2D

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

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: GDS/29/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 28 September 2018.

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

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

The Position

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

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

ILRI Program: Feed and Forage Resource Development

CGIAR Research Program: Feed and Forage Development

Main Project Title: Forage Diversity

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

Duration: 6 Months

Location: ILRI, Ethiopia/Kenya

Key responsibilities of the graduate fellow

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

Key requirements for the ideal candidate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities

1. Administrative Roles;

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

2 VAT Exemption Applications

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

3. Creditor Invoices/Expense Claim Authorizations.

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

4. Maintaining the Finance database and record keeping

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

Requirements

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

Terms of Appointment

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

Job Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

General: The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry-ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health. The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: http://www.worldagroforestry.org.

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2D

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

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: NLCO/27/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 15 September 2018.

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

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

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

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

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

Experience:

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

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

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

Minimum Base salary:
• Birr 24,572 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is fixed term for 15 months which will be renewable based on performance and funding availability. CIP offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIP is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.
Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: RAA/28/28 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 15 September 2018.
To find more about CIP, visit our Website at http://www.cip.cgiar.org

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Requirements

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

Terms of Appointment

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

Job Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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

The Position:

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

Key Responsibilities

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

Required Skills and Experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Requirements

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

Terms of Appointment

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

Job Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Main Duties:

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

Minimum Requirements:

Education

  • MSc degree in a relevant field

Experience

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

Skills

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

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: C/26/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 31 August 2018.

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

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

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

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

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

Main duties & responsibilities:

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

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

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

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job level: 1C.

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 9,610 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position and the appointment is for three years. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: AA/26/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 24 August 2018.

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Requirements

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

Terms of Appointment

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

Job Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ILRI vacancy: Research Assistant – laboratory management (closing date: 23 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to manage to the overall running of the CTLGH laboratory and associated facilities located at ILRI, Nairobi.  The Jobholder will be employed to work within the Nairobi Node of the Centre of Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health program. The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health is an alliance between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). It was established to improve the productivity and health of livestock in sub-Saharan Africa using the latest genetic and genomics technologies and related innovations.

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

Responsibilities

Research support

  • Provide and coordinate routine technical support in core genomics and advanced molecular biology techniques to a range of CTLGH projects led by resident and visiting scientists
  • Ensure the highest quality of laboratory practice is maintained
  • Advise CTLGH on innovations in equipment and technologies which are applicable to CTLGH projects.
  • Act as contact point with the Access and Benefits Sharing compliance officer to facilitate all approvals for project compliance with necessary regulations, such as Animal Care and Use, the Nagoya protocol and relevant national and international regulations

Laboratory management

  • Support the CTLGH management in supervision and running of the laboratory and associated facilities
  • Organize the procurement of equipment and reagents for the laboratory and ensure that adequate stocks are available
  • Ensure that all equipment and laboratory infrastructure are properly maintained.
  • Ensure that all equipment and operations within the laboratory are fully compliant with ILRI’s health and safety requirements
  • Act as contact point with ILRI-BecA, which has responsibility for the overall management of the ILRI laboratories
  • Oversee the safe handling, storage and shipment of all biological specimens and samples, including acting as the contact point with ILRI’s Biorepository Assistant
  • Ensure all necessary laboratory working arrangements are in place for visiting CTLGH scientists and collaborators

Requirements

  • Bachelors in Degree in biological sciences or other relevant degree. Master of science is desirable
  • 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • Good understanding of and experience with standard laboratory practice
  • Experience with a range of techniques commonly used in modern, biological research laboratories
  • Experience in the handling and storage of biological samples
  • Experience in managing a modern, biological research laboratory is desirable
  • A pro-active individual, organized and a good communicator
  • Ability to focus on and handle many projects at the same time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PhD Graduate Fellowship: Nutrient Budgets of smallholder mixed crop-livestock farming systems in Eastern Africa (closing date: 31 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a PhD Graduate Fellowship for the nutrient budgets of smallholder mixed crop-livestock farming systems in Eastern Africa project. Livestock systems and other agricultural production systems are known for their relatively large environmental footprint, particularly in Africa when set in relation to productivity. To achieve sustainable livestock development pathways in East Africa it is important to understand the impact of livestock on the environment (GHG emissions, soil health, water impacts) at various scales.

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

The Position:

This project seeks to recruit a fellow to investigate nutrient budgets of smallholder mixed crop-livestock farming systems in Easter Africa. The gained knowledge with help to prioritize good-bet livestock adaptation and mitigation options in relevant livestock systems, and helping to build capacity in decision support, planning in each of the countries covered.

ILRI Program: Sustainable Livestock Systems

Responsibilities of the fellow

  • To study nutrient cycling (gains and losses of carbon and nitrogen) in smallholder farming systems in Eastern Africa;
  • To measure nutrient losses and gains from individual farm components, ie manure heaps, soils, forage and crop plots etc.;
  • To identify best-bet climate smart options based on the newly collected data;
  • To communicate the gained findings to stakeholders (ministries, livestock extension officers, farmers);
  • Write scientific papers and prepare conference/workshop presentations describing results and their implications for productivity, GHG and nutrient management;
  • Develop new concepts and ideas for further research;
  • Provide supervision and guidance to field support staff and research assistants;
  • Data analysis
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement/participation
  • Make presentations at meetings as may be required

Requirements for the ideal candidate

  • MSc in Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Geography or other relevant discipline
  • Experience in greenhouse gas measurement at different scales, ie. Greenhouse gas chambers, eddy covariance or similar;
  • Knowledge on agricultural production systems in developing and/or developed countries
  • Experience in handling of diverse datasets, data processing and statistical software such as R, SPSS, Matlab or python;
  • The ability to jointly work in a multinational team of scientists and technicians from other disciplines (biogeochemistry, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, veterinary medicine etc.);
  • The ability to apply necessary steps to ensure data quality assurance and data quality control;
  • The ability to supervise and guide research assistants;
  • Excellent communication skills

Location: ILRI, Kenya, Mazingira Centre

Duration: 3 years

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

Applications should be made to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 31 August 2018. The position title and reference number SLS/PhD GF/02/2018 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: Team leader – Publishing and Curation (closing date: 31 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a team leader for the institute’s publishing and curation work. The successful candidate will develop and implement editorial, production, publishing and curation strategies and practices. S/he will have a passion for science and/or development literature and work, a successful track record of managing a multicultural, multi-discipline publication unit, with a particular focus on scientific material, and have in-depth expertise in several of the disciplines required (web platforms, online and print publishing and knowledge management).

The Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) Unit at ILRI provides central leadership in communications, knowledge sharing and information dissemination services and expertise to ILRI researchers, the organization as a whole and its partners. The unit seeks to enhance ILRI’s effectiveness and outcomes through four main activities:

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

The CKM Publishing and Curation team plays essential roles in supporting ILRI to achieve its three main strategic objectives: changing practices, providing evidence for decision-making and building capacity in livestock-for-development work. The Publishing and Curation team includes web and design experts as well as editorial, publishing and knowledge management specialists. The team supports corporate, program and project activities across ILRI. The team comprises 12 staff based at ILRI’s principal campuses, located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nairobi, Kenya.

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

Responsibilities: 

(1) Management and leadership

  • Manage assigned staff, facilitating effective teamwork and good communication and undertaking performance review and planning
  • Lead the publishing, curation and web teams, helping them to develop efficient and effective production systems and processes
  • Mentor and coach Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) staff, especially those with writing and editorial roles
  • Participate in institute-wide and strategic meetings as appropriate
  • Actively contribute to the ILRI-wide communications and knowledge management community of practice and leadership groups, including developing and implementing strategies for those groups as requested or required.https://ilrijobs.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php

(2) Publishing, writing and editing

  • Provide strategic leadership, including in development of strategies that ensure the institute’s writing, editing and publishing materials are of the highest standard and consistently adhere to the institute’s branding
  • Support researchers in synthesizing their research outputs through high-quality writing and editing for publication in a variety of formats— from policy and impact briefings to short reports, backgrounders and booklets—to communicate research information and messages to ILRI’s diverse key stakeholders.
  • Ensure the maintenance of style and branding guides for ILRI publications
  • Maintain and manage a pool of excellent freelance writers, designers, editors, translators and proof-readers for both print and digital products
  • Conceptualize, prepare and produce ILRI’s annual corporate report, calendar and other institutional products
  • Ensure a functional on-line publication tool is available and accessible to ILRI teams.

(3) Web and digital publishing platforms

  • Oversee the development and evolution of ILRI’s web- and blog sites in line with strategic goals and institute branding
  • Ensure ILRI’s website content is appropriate, relevant and up to date
  • Ensure each of ILRI’s individual blogposts is reviewed and meets international editorial standards
  • Develop and monitor editorial standards across the institute’s digital platforms, ensuring consistency of style, branding, production quality and relevance to key stakeholder groups.

 (4) Curation of ILRI materials

  • Ensure all processes are in place so that ILRI materials are curated, tagged and readily accessible on the CGSpace respository and other appropriate platforms
  • Oversee ILRI’s two main infocentres, in Addis and Nairobi, which maintain journal subscriptions, disseminate information on request and maintain working, co-working and meeting space for staff and visitors.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline e.g. communications, social sciences, development studies, etc.
  • At least 10 years’ increasingly responsible experience in research or development publishing, editing, knowledge management or related areas
  • Experience managing diverse teams across diverse regions

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

Position level: The position level is 5A

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

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

Applications

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the director of ILRI’s People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/  before 31 August 2018. The position title and reference number, TL/IPP/08/2018, 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.

PhD Graduate Fellowship: Adaptation Tracking (closing date: 17 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a PhD Graduate Fellowship: Adaptation Tracking to develop, test, refine and fully operationalize frameworks and protocols for tracking adaptation and adaptive capacity in diverse East African livestock systems. Precise systems have not yet been determined but may range from (semi-)intensive dairy to extensive rangeland systems. Ideal candidates should already be conversant with climate change adaptation literature, have experience in developing research methodologies. Knowledge of pastoral livelihoods and ecology is a big plus.

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

The Position:

Political incentives and international obligations – namely the 2016 Paris Agreement – have created a situation where national governments must report progress on adaptation and improvements in adaptive capacity to the IPCC on a regular basis. However, adaptation and adaptive capacity are notoriously difficult to measure because they are conceptual constructs rather than discrete observable phenomena. Many conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches have been proposed for analyzing adaptation and adaptive capacity, but none have been widely replicated nor are results from diverse studies readily analyzable. This creates a political demand for a robust adaptation system, but little scientific support for any existing instruments.

ILRI Program: Sustainable Livestock Systems

Responsibilities of the fellow

  • Use new technologies and innovations to develop frameworks for climate change adaptation tracking
  • Develop, test and finalize adaptation tracking protocols for various East African livestock systems
  • Develop a user manual for final adaptation tracking protocols and train relevant governmental partners in their application
  • Data analysis
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement/participation
  • Make presentations at meetings as may be required

Requirements for the ideal candidate

  • MSc in social science research methodology; focus on monitoring and evaluation is a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with climate change mitigation and adaptation is a major advantage
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must be a proactive and independent problem solver, and excellent team player.

Location: ILRI, Kenya.

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

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

Applications should be made to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 17 August 2018. The position title and reference number SLS/PhD GF/01/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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: Senior Accountant – Research – Internal Advert (Closing date: 9 August 2018)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Accountant- Research who will Work with the Deputy Finance Manager for research in providing efficient quality service in the field of finance and accounting in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. http://www.ilri.org
Main Responsibilities:

A. Financial report preparation
• Prepare monthly account detail and relevant schedules and present to the Research Finance Manager for review;
• Prepare aging reports and initiate action for balances outstanding for more than a month;
• Prepare statement of accounts for suppliers and make follow up on the timely analysis, invoice matching and allocation of open items by liaising with the accountants;
• Follow-up the analysis and allocation of partners accounts by liaising with PMOs and programme accountants;
• Assist budget holders, PMOs and programme accounts during the preparation of project and donor financial reports.

B. Staff account follow-up
• Follow up if staff accounts are analysed and allocation of open items is performed appropriately by liaising with the accountants;
• Generate aging of staff accounts and initiate action for balances outstanding for more than a month;
• Prepare statement of staff accounts and for accounts with long outstanding balance e-mail to staff and budget holders for prompt settlement;
• Analyse IRS staff personal account and send statement of accounts on a monthly basis.

C. Disbursements
• Verify the payments requests received do have sufficient/appropriate supporting evidence are mathematically correct, compliance to policy and procedures BH approval;
• Record transactions accurately in the system;
• Process payments within 4 days after the receipt of the request;
• Record the completion of the request in outlook task.

D. Travel and work advance processing and liquidation
• Verify the travel authorization submitted is correct, approved and comply with ILRI travel policy requirements;
• Prepare advance payments within 4 days after the receipt of the travel authorization;
• Analyse staff accounts for the project allocated;
• Process advance liquidation or expense recording within 5 days after the receipt of the original invoices and relevant documents by verifying the supporting documents presented are appropriate, sufficient and in line with ILRI’s travel policy.

E. Petty cash management
• Verify the summary and the supporting documents presented for petty cash replenishment are sufficient and appropriate;
• Replenish petty cash within 4 days after the receipt of the petty cash summary report and supporting documents;
• Conduct periodic petty cash verification through quarterly cash count and reconciliation.

F. Others
• Assist the Research D/ Finance Manager in task management by participating in the monthly task status report preparation and analysis;
• Assists the accountants in the performance of their daily duties;
• Deputizes the Research Finance Manager whenever s/he is not in the office.

Undertakes any other assignment that may be given by the supervisor.

Academic and professional qualifications:
Education:
• BA Degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields. MBA degree in Accounting or Finance or any Accounting Qualifications such as ACCA, CPA is a plus.

Experience:
• BA degree plus 5 years’ experience or MBA degree plus 2 years’ experience in accounting
• Two years’ experience in a supervisory position
• Work experience at least in part in a non-profit or an international organization

Skills:
• Knowledge of computerized accounting software required
• Good computer skills

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2D

Minimum 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: SA/23/18 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 9 August 2018.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Vacancy: Accountant – Support Units and Hosted Institutes – Internal Advert (Closing date: 9 August 2018)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Accountant – Support Units and Hosted Institutes who will provide efficient quality service in the field of finance and accounting in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. http://www.ilri.org
Main Responsibilities:
A. Disbursements
• Verify the payments requests received do have sufficient/appropriate supporting evidence are mathematically correct, authentic, comply with policy and procedures;
• Analyses and assigns appropriate and applicable account codes, cost center codes and project codes and preparing for data entry;
• Inputs transactions into the computer system from the documents earlier prepared and generating transaction listings, which serve as payment vouchers for checking and approval.
• Process payments within 4 days after the receipt of the request;
• Record the completion of the request in outlook task.

B. Travel and work advance processing and liquidation
• Verify the travel authorization submitted is correct, approved and comply with ILRI travel policy requirements;
• Prepare advance payments within 4 days after the receipt of the travel authorization;
• Analyse staff accounts for the project allocated;
• Process advance liquidation or expense recording within 5 days after the receipt of the original invoices and relevant documents by verifying the supporting documents presented are appropriate, sufficient and in line with ILRI’s travel policy.

C. Support units and hosted institutes petty cash management
• Verify the summary and the supporting documents presented for petty cash replenishment are sufficient and appropriate;
• Replenish petty cash within 4 days after the receipt of the petty cash summary report and supporting documents;
• Conduct periodic petty cash verification through quarterly cash count and reconciliation.

D. Management of credit suppliers (for transactions of support units and HI)
• Follow up the collection of invoices from credit suppliers within 5 days after the receipt of the goods or services;
• Perform matching of the invoice with the PO and GRN;
• Follow up processing of payments to suppliers within the credit period.

E. Custody of unused cheque:
• Acts as a dual custodian of the Institute’s unused cheque;
• Countersigns against cheque withdrawals and deposits into the safe.

F. Others
• Attends to queries of internal and external parties regarding the responsibility areas;
• Advises the Support units and HI Finance Manager on any outstanding issues in the responsibility areas;
• Keeps files of all relevant documents.

Undertakes any other assignment that may be given by the supervisor.

Academic and professional qualifications:
Education:
• BA Degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields, professional certificate in ACCA, CPA is a plus.

Experience:
• 5 years’ of relevant work experience
• Work experience at least in part in an international organization

Skills:
• Good computer skills.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2C

Minimum Base Salary: Birr 19,112 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history
of the candidate)

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: ASHI/24/18 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 9 August 2018.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Participatory livestock technology development and assessment (closing date: 25 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a post-doctoral research fellow to lead work on participatory technology development and assessment that will be practically impactful as well as theoretically informed. The research covers Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya.

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

The position;

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

However, the development and implementation of effective adaptation and mitigation practices requires the development of solution spaces that meet a wide variety of needs, from household livelihoods, environmental quality to international environmental targets.  The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with travel to Ethiopia and Kenya.  It contributes to the Program on Climate Smart Livestock (PCSL), which falls under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Responsibilities:

  • Lead research that canvasses various livestock systems for promising endogenous adaptation practice and dynamics
  • Design, implement, monitor and analyse participatory field experiments, in coordination with biophysical researchers on the team
  • Contribute to scaling out and scaling up of most promising practices
  • Contribute to the development of practical protocols for analysing trade-offs between social and biophysical outcomes. These protocols should be designed for use by stakeholders.
  • Communicate findings to stakeholders (ministry staff, livestock extension officers, donors)
  • Write scientific papers and prepare conference presentations and other communication products on the key results.
  • Coordinate PCSL project activities in Uganda, including supervision of PhD and MSc students.

Requirements:

  • PhD in social sciences (geography, anthropology, innovation studies, rural sociology, etc.), but working knowledge of agricultural, livestock and/or environmental sciences. Knowledge of climate change adaptation and/or mitigation would be a considerable advantage
  • Strong practical and theoretical skills, focusing on participatory processes and co-production of knowledge in agriculture.
  • Experience in research for development in Africa, especially East Africa, would be a significant advantage
  • The ability to effectively communicate in a multicultural context, present findings to diverse audiences, and support facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops
  • The ability to collaborate with scientists and technicians from other disciplines (biogeochemistry, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, veterinary medicine etc.) in an interdisciplinary and multicultural team

Post location: The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda

Position level: Post-doctoral level.

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

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

Applications:

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 25 August 2018. The position title and reference number: PD/PLT/07/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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

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

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

The position:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

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

Position level: Post-doctoral level.

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

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

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 25 August 2018. The position title and reference number: PD/CLS/07/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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