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ILRI Vacancy: Director Biosciences East and Central Africa-ILRI Hub (closing date: 21 January 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a dynamic director to lead a highly successful BecA-ILRI Hub, aimed at increasing the contributions of biotechnology to Africa’s agriculture development through research and capacity building.

The ideal candidate will be a citizen of an African country, has strong biotechnology credentials, worked in and for Africa, be a credible and influential leader and have extensive networks throughout the African continent. S/he will have excellent research management and capacity building skills and a track record of securing large scale funding for capacity building and research.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre working for a food-secure future. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia www.cgiar.org

The BecA-ILRI Hub is an initiative developed by ILRI and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) of the African Union (AU) and supported financially by a group of key international donors.  The BecA-ILRI Hub’s mission is to mobilize science for Africa’s agricultural development by supporting research conducted by scientists in Africa for Africa, and empowering African institutions to harness biotechnology innovation for national and regional impact. The mission of the BecA-ILRI Hub is supported by ILRI and other CGIAR Centers (IITA, CIP, IRRI, CIMMYT) undertaking research and capacity development at the Hub.

Facilities available at the BecA-ILRI Hub are world class, including a range of molecular, plant transformation, and genomics laboratories and equipment (next generation sequencing, biosafety level 3 laboratories and plant transformation facilities). The Hub hosts and, through its national and international partners, conducts research on crop, microbe and livestock — areas where new developments in biotechnology offer opportunities to address problems constraining Africa’s agricultural development.  Capacity building is a major goal of all activities and at any given there are about 100 research fellows (senior scientists, and MSc and PhD candidates) embedded at the Hub.

The BecA-ILRI Hub’s activities mainly cover countries in eastern and central Africa (Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, São Tome and Principe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) and are extending to other sub-regions in Africa.

The position:

The Director will ensure that the BecA-ILRI hub remains relevant and positioned to contribute to Africa’s agriculture development through advanced biotechnology research and capacity development. S/he will lead continuous updating of the business plan and be responsible for its execution. The incumbent will also ensure efficient and effective management of the Hub and adequate resourcing.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the BecA-ILRI hub remains relevant and positioned to contribute to Africa’s agriculture development through advanced biotechnology research and capacity development
  • Ensure delivery of high-quality scientific capacity development aligned with the Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA) agenda of applying biosciences research and development to help achieve the goals of AU/CAADP, and those of ILRI and other CGIAR centres
  • Lead the staff of the BecA-ILRI Hub effectively
  • Lead resource mobilization activities including donor relations and proposal development, in collaboration with the Biosciences Directorate science leaders and other CGIAR Centers
  • Build strong synergies between the BecA-ILRI Hub and other entities, including the CGIAR, that facilitate access to and conduct scientific research at the Hub’s platforms
  • Partner with ILRI Biosciences and other CGIAR Centers in creating joint opportunities with African partners for the application of biosciences to improve Africa’s agri-food systems
  • Serve as a member of ILRI’s Biosciences Leadership Team and on the Institute Management Committee

Requirements

  • PhD in biological sciences or related field
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in research or application of biotechnology in Africa
  • Experience in developing and integrating new technologies within and across biotechnology platforms
  • Demonstrated experience in formal and informal networking and successful development of partnerships with a wide range of research and development institutions
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships with development donors and to mobilize resources
  • Proven skills in the development and management of capacity development programs to support the application of biosciences to agricultural development challenges
  • Record of working in multicultural settings and outstanding management, mentoring and people skills
  • An established record of research achievements, including a strong record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent oral and written communication capabilities and interpersonal skills. Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of French would be an advantage

Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position within ILRI: The director will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team of the Biosciences Directorate and a member of the Institute Management Committee.

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

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV 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 21 January 2017. The position title and reference number:  D/BecA /11/2016 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: Consultancy – Research Finance Unit (Closing date: 23 December 2016)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Consultant who will work as Accountant – Research Finance Unit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and East Asia (China). www.ilri.org. 

Terms of Reference:

The following are the deliverables that are expected from the consultant during the period.   In discussion with the consultant the deliverables will be tied to performance indicators. This will be then be part of the agreement and will also be tied with the consultancy fee.

1) 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, project codes and prepare transactions for data entry.
  • Inputs transactions into the computer system from the documents earlier prepared and generating transaction listings, which serve as payment vouchers for verification, posting and approval.
  • Process payments within 4 working days after the receipt of the request.
  • Record the completion of the request in outlook task.

2) 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 working days after the receipt of the travel authorization.
  • Analyses staff accounts for the staff working in the projects assigned to her/him.
  • Process advance liquidation or expense recording within 5 working 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.

3) Management of credit suppliers

  • Follow up the collection of invoices from credit suppliers within 5 working 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.

4) Petty cash management

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

5) Custody of unused cheque

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

Minimum Requirement:

Education:
  • BA degree in Accounting

Experience:

  • 5 years’ relevant experience working in a finance related environment.
  • Work experience at least in part in an international NGO or an international organization

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good computer skills.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Duration of Contract: 3 months.  The Consultant is expected to be present during the official working hours of ILRI.

Monthly Consultancy Fee: Birr 20,000.00.

Terms of appointment:  This is a Consultancy position for a period of three months.

Applications:  Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: A/48/16 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 23 December 2016.

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 – Consultancy – General Accounting Finance Unit (Closing date: 23 December 2016)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Consultant who will work as Accountant – General Accounting Finance Unit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and East Asia (China). www.ilri.org.

Terms of Reference:

The following are the deliverables that are expected from the consultant during the period.   In discussion with the consultant the deliverables will be tied to performance indicators. This will be then be part of the agreement and will also be tied with the consultancy fee.

  1. Maintain computerized fixed asset records.
  • Vouches all fixed asset movement documents for completeness, authenticity & authority. Analyses & assigns appropriate asset category codes and custodian PFN.
  • Costs, creates & journalizes fixed asset purchases in to the OCS Asset Register.
  • Journalizes assets disposals & adjusts fixed asset register.
  • Up-dates fixed asset register for all transfers made among custodians & assets returned to store.
  • Reconciles monthly asset register with that of the General Ledger and resolve differences

2) Process Housing and Mileage charges

  • Vouches the monthly internal billing documents for completeness and accuracy and resolves irregularities with concerned Service Units.
  • Assigns appropriate codes and journalize the transactions.
  • Follow-up the timely receipts of the accounting returns from the Units to ensures that recharges are processed in their respective months

3) Invoicing and follow-up of collections

  • Upon receipt of official request from Service Units or Cost Centers, prepares invoice for services rendered or reimbursement expenses incurred by ILRI on behalf of other organizations.
  • Monitors collection of the claims and provides concerned Cost Centers with receivables status report for further follow-up.

4) VAT Refund Claim

  • Analyse the VAT sub-ledger and prepare account schedule.
  • Ensure invoices and cash receipts from vendors are collected on time and makes ready the VAT refund claim files for submission to the Inland Revenue Authority together with the copies of the relevant documents.
  • Submits the claim files to the Inland Revenue Authority and follows up on outstanding issues.
  • Collects the refund from the authority and liaises with the National Bank of Ethiopia for cheque clearance.

5) Process Cost Allocation and Recharges

  • Vouches the monthly internal billing documents for completeness and accuracy and resolves irregularities with concerned Service Units.
  • Assigns appropriate codes and journalize the transactions
  • Follow-up the timely receipts of the accounting returns from the Units to ensure that recharges are processed in their respective months.
  • Update the space distribution master data based on the information obtained from the engineering and facilities unit.
  • Based on the updated office space list journalize the transactions for posting.

Minimum Requirement:

Education:
  •  BA degree in Accounting

Experience:

  •  5 years’ relevant experience working in a finance related environment.
  • Work experience at least in part in an international NGO or an international organization

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good computer skills.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Duration of Contract: 6 months. The Consultant is expected to be present during the official working hours of ILRI.

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 20,000.00.

Terms of appointment:  This is a Consultancy position for a period of six months.

Applications:   Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: A/47/16 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 23 December 2016.

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 MSc Fellowship: IFAD Greening Livestock Project GF/TZ/12/004 16 (closing date: 15 January 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit one MSc student for interdisciplinary natural and social science research under an IFAD-funded project entitled “Greening livestock: incentive-based climate-smart agriculture interventions for reducing the climate impact of livestock in East Africa”. The Project focuses on identifying the conditions that enable and constrain East African dairy producers in adopting climate smart agriculture practices. The current position will categorize existing manure management practices in Tanzania using farmer surveys, and work towards developing district-wide estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock manure as well as identify potential mitigation practices that also improve dairy production in smallholder systems. The student is expected to work within a coherent conceptual and methodological framework, to be developed in conjunction with ILRI supervisors.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, working for a food-secure future. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia www.cgiar.org

Background

Dietary changes and growing populations in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are leading to major increases in demand for livestock products. In East Africa, livestock is a major source of rural income and food security. Livestock production provides between 40 and 55% of household incomes and 26% of protein intake in diets. Across East Africa, livestock production is predominantly managed by smallholder farmers with dairy representing the most important end-market. In mixed crop-livestock systems, half of the agricultural workforce is employed in livestock production; in extensive dryland livestock systems this figure exceeds 90%. Thus, growth in demand for livestock products is an important opportunity to improve incomes for smallholder livestock producers.

In low income countries, such as those in East Africa, however livestock is a major source of GHG emissions. It is estimated that livestock-related GHG emissions represent over 80% of total agriculture emissions and 12% of total anthropogenic emissions. The increasing growth in demand for livestock products is an urgent concern as this in turn could result in increased GHG emissions. Implementing mechanisms to remunerate smallholders to increase productivity while reducing GHG emissions intensities requires national policy support and engagement of the private sector. Currently, the development of Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) is increasingly prioritized by East African governments and donors, and the livestock sector is a promising target given their high emissions contributions and vital role in household incomes and food security. However, the lack of reliable estimates on GHG emissions associated to different practices and productivity levels for different systems is a barrier to the implementation of LEDS. The Project aims to generate evidence that can be used by both public or private sector organizations and platforms to identify appropriate incentive mechanisms and in the implementation, monitoring, reporting and verification for LEDS that include the livestock sector. Because of the potential to sequester carbon and the need to address land degradation in the region, this effort will be supported by land rehabilitation initiatives and investments in improved forest management practices.

Scope of the MSc assignment

The MSc student will directly contribute to Component 1 of the Project entitled “Baseline and identification of promising Climate Smart Agriculture interventions”. Component 1 aims to identify viable interventions to mitigate GHG emissions while also enhancing the productivity and sustainability of dairy production systems. The MSc student will contribute to this by undertaking the following research activities:

  • Categorize the manure management systems currently used in Tanzania and using existing emission factors (EF) of the different systems, estimate the baseline emissions from manure for the country.
  • Analysis of smallholder manure management practices by conducting surveys and focus group discussions, with emphasis on identifying social, technical, and economic barriers to adoption of best climate smart practices faced by different types of smallholders.
  • Identification of socially and economically viable options that take into account the identified barriers to adoption and estimation of the mitigation value of these options.

Qualifications and skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Obtained an honors Bachelor’s degree in geography, agriculture, natural resource studies or other relevant biophysical science discipline.
  • Enrolled in an accredited MSc program and be near completion of coursework.
  • Experience in East Africa and/or with smallholder dairy production systems in developing countries.
  • Strong conceptual skills for comparative cross-scale political economy research.
  • Familiarity with statistical software such as SPSS or R.
  • Ability to supervise and train research assistants and provide necessary quality control.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Ability to converse in Kiswahili is a major asset.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a multicultural context, present findings to diverse audiences, and support facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops.
  • Ability to collaborate with social scientists in an interdisciplinary team project.

The MSc fellowship offers a one year stipend and operating budget, but will not cover coursework, university fees, etc. The ideal candidate will be able to develop a full proposal and begin fieldwork by March 2017.

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 15 January 2017. The position title and reference number REF: GF/TZ/12004 16 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 MSc Fellowship: IFAD Greening Livestock Project GF/TZ/12/003 16(closing date: 15 January 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit one MSc student for interdisciplinary natural and social science research under an IFAD-funded project entitled “Greening livestock: incentive-based climate-smart agriculture interventions for reducing the climate impact of livestock in East Africa”. The Project focuses on identifying the conditions that enable and constrain East African dairy producers in adopting climate smart agriculture practices. The current position will categorize existing livestock production practices in Tanzania, and work towards developing district-wide estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock as well as identify potential mitigation practices that also improve dairy production in smallholder systems. The student is expected to work within a coherent conceptual and methodological framework, to be developed in conjunction with ILRI supervisors.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, working for a food-secure future. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia www.cgiar.org

Background

Dietary changes and growing populations in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are leading to major increases in demand for livestock products. In East Africa, livestock is a major source of rural income and food security. Livestock production provides between 40 and 55% of household incomes and 26% of protein intake in diets. Across East Africa, livestock production is predominantly managed by smallholder farmers with dairy representing the most important end-market. In mixed crop-livestock systems, half of the agricultural workforce is employed in livestock production; in extensive dryland livestock systems this figure exceeds 90%. Thus, growth in demand for livestock products is an important opportunity to improve incomes for smallholder livestock producers.

In low income countries, such as those in East Africa, however livestock is a major source of GHG emissions. It is estimated that livestock-related GHG emissions represent over 80% of total agriculture emissions and 12% of total anthropogenic emissions. The increasing growth in demand for livestock products is an urgent concern as this in turn could result in increased GHG emissions. Implementing mechanisms to remunerate smallholders to increase productivity while reducing GHG emissions intensities requires national policy support and engagement of the private sector. Currently, the development of Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) is increasingly prioritized by East African governments and donors, and the livestock sector is a promising target given their high emissions contributions and vital role in household incomes and food security. However, the lack of reliable estimates on GHG emissions associated to different practices and productivity levels for different systems is a barrier to the implementation of LEDS. The Project aims to generate evidence that can be used by both public or private sector organizations and platforms to identify appropriate incentive mechanisms and in the implementation, monitoring, reporting and verification for LEDS that include the livestock sector. Because of the potential to sequester carbon and the need to address land degradation in the region, this effort will be supported by land rehabilitation initiatives and investments in improved forest management practices.

Scope of the MSc assignment

The MSc student will directly contribute to Component 1 of the Project entitled “Baseline and identification of promising Climate Smart Agriculture interventions”. Component 1 aims to identify viable interventions to mitigate GHG emissions while also enhancing the productivity and sustainability of dairy production systems. The MSc student will contribute to this by undertaking the following research activities:

  • Categorize the livestock production systems currently used in Tanzania and using existing emission factors (EF) of the different systems, estimate the baseline emissions from livestock for the country.
  • Gather livestock production-related data (i.e. liveweight gain, milk production etc) to enable better estimation of year-long energy expenditure and feed reserves.
  • Identification of socially and economically viable options that take into account the identified barriers to adoption and estimation of the mitigation value of these options.

Qualifications and skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Obtained an honors Bachelor’s degree in animal production or ruminant nutrition.
  • Enrolled in an accredited MSc program and be near completion of coursework.
  • Experience in East Africa and/or with smallholder dairy production systems in developing countries.
  • Strong conceptual skills for comparative cross-scale political economy research.
  • Familiarity with statistical software such as SPSS or R.
  • Ability to supervise and train research assistants and provide necessary quality control.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Ability to converse in Kiswahili is also a major asset.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a multicultural context, present findings to diverse audiences, and support facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops.
  • Ability to collaborate with social scientists in an interdisciplinary team project.

The MSc fellowship offers a one year stipend and operating budget, but will not cover coursework, university fees, etc. The ideal candidate will be able to develop a full proposal and begin fieldwork by March 2017.

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 15 January 2017. The position title and reference number REF: GF/TZ/12/003 16 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI Vacancy:Post-Doctoral Fellow – Cell Biologist (closing date: 15 January 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Fellow – Cell Biologist to undertake in vitro assays aimed at determining the mechanism of tolerance to infection with T. parva.  These studies will complement the genomic analyses currently underway and nderstanding the mechanism of tolerance may reveal new insights into how best to control or prevent East Coast fever.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre working for a food-secure future. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake in vitro infection and proliferation assays of T. parva-infected lymphocytes from tolerant and susceptible cattle
  • Perform assays to determine the cytokine responses in tolerant and susceptible cattle
  • Devise and carry out in vitro assays to validate genes identified as candidates in mediating tolerance
  • Interact with other members of the group in the research process
  • Publish results as peer-reviewed articles
  • Contribute to the development of resource mobilization proposals as appropriate

Requirements:

  • PhD in Biological Sciences
  • Requisite publication record
  • Atleast 1-3 years Postdoctoral experience in relevant techniques in cell biology, especially immunoassays, cell culture and proliferation assays

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

Position level: Post-doctoral level

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

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

Applications:

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 15 January 2017. The position title and reference number: PD/CB/12/2016 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. Those who had applied for the

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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ILRI Vacancy:Post-doctoral Scientist – Livestock Genetics/Genomics(closing date: 15 January 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral Scientist – Livestock Genetics/Genomics to conduct research and build capacity of scientists in the region. In particular, the position will involve technical support and strengthening of the chicken genetics community of practice (CoP) established under the Africa Bioscience Challenge Fund capacity building program.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, working for a food-secure future. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia www.cgiar.org

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

Responsibilities:

  • Execute  experiments in livestock genetics, more specifically chicken, using advanced genomics and bioinformatics tools
  • Use existing and develop novel methodologies for the genetic characterization of chicken
  • Interact and plan experiments with relevant partners and technicians
  • Contribute to building the research capacity of NARS scientists in BecA countries and beyond
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts at the BecA-ILRI Hub
  • Publish results of research in high quality peer-reviewed international journals
  • Foster close relationships and linkages with key institutions to enhance regional livestock (chicken) biosciences research portfolio and capacity
  • Supervise students and visiting scientists

Requirements:

  • PhD in a subject directly related to livestock genomics/genomics
  • At least 3 years highly productive post-doctoral experience in livestock genetics/genomics
  • Experience with DNA/RNA sequencing technologies and high volume data analysis is essential
  • Experience in immunology studies is desired
  • Experience in teamwork/ research-related managerial responsibilities in a multicultural environment
  • Experience in resource mobilization
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to maintain excellent working relations with project leaders, scientists and technical staff
  • Strong technical science writing skills as demonstrated by publications in at least 3 peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience in project partnership management at national, regional and international levels will be an added advantage.

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

Position level: Post-doctoral level.

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

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

Applications:

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 15 January 2017. The position title and reference number: PD/BecA/11/2016 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. Those who had applied for the

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.


ICIPE Vacancy: Accountant (Closing date: 19 December 2016)

The position:  The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire an Accountant position who will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Main Responsibilities:

  • Prepare payments by verifying documentation and ensure that payments have proper authorization and supporting documents;
  • Process advance liquidation or expense recording after the receipt of the original invoices and relevant documents by verifying the supporting documents presented are appropriate, sufficient and in line with the policy;
  • Control bank account balances and report when the balance is low so as to take the necessary action before checks are written;
  • Verify cheque payments, handle cheque books and vouchers with due care and in safe places;
  • Prepare financial reports, bank reconciliation and cash book records, and organize the supporting documents in the manner required;
  • Prepare weekly cash position report including forecasted project expenditure;
  • Ensure the availability of sufficient cash at the bank and liaise with icipe HQ for transfer of operating cash to the icipe Ethiopia office;
  • Ensure that payment commitments are honored on time;
  • Check the accuracy and compliance of petty cash expenditure and its timely replenishment;
  • Review monthly charges from ILRI, assign proper budget codes and ensure monthly financial reports are submitted to HQ on time with sufficient and appropriate supporting documentation;
  • Liaise with icipe HQ and ILRI regarding financial and accounting related matters;
  • Assist with the facilitation to annual and external audits;
  • Assist with the preparation of operational budgets;
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Education:

  • BA degree in Accounting
  • Accounting certification is an added advantage

Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant experience in an international organization or NGO.

Skills:

  • High computer knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Accounting software)
  • Good written and oral communication in English language
  • Integrity and capacity to keep confidential information
  • Ability to organize work and archives efficiently
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural organization
  • Knowledge of ABW-OCS is an added advantage

Duty Station:   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Position level:   2C.

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 16,619 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference numbers should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 19 December 2016.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Program Accountant (closing date: 19 December 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Accountant to provide financial and administrative support including but not limited to preparation of donor reports for grants within the Animal Biosciences Program.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, working for a food-secure future. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia www.cgiar.org

Key Responsibilities

1. Financial Accounting, Project Management and Donor reporting

  • Develop and maintain appropriate databases to ensure project financial management is done to meet various program financial demands
  • Prepare all projects payment requests for sub-grantees in collaboration with Program Management Officer (PMO) and Project Leaders
  • Follow up with finance to ensure timely payments to sub-grantees and ensure transfer advices are shared with partners
  • Ensure project partners’ financial returns are submitted. Review advance requests and financial returns by partners with reference to contractual obligations and partner financial obligations liquidation effected in the One Corporate System (OCS)
  • Prepare detailed monthly, quarterly and annual internal financial reports as requested by PMO highlighting issues on over/under expenditure and adjustment of wrong postings in the system and also to facilitatemonitoring and tracking of project finances, and decision making by Project leaders
  • Maintain proper financial and project records of projects both soft and hard.
  • Prepare donor financial reports/statement in collaboration with PMO, Project Leaders and Finance department and maintain appropriate compliance donor reporting databases
  • Compute project accruals annually and during project close outs and ensure they are captured in the system
  • Raise invoices & follow up reimbursements and transfer advices from partners/donors
  • Lead project specific audit and support external/internal audit as may be found necessary
  • Support annual budget preparation by working with PMO

2. Proposal development- Budget development

  • Participate in meetings during proposal development
  • Provide advise especially in unit costs etc. towards development of proposal budgets
  • Prepare proposal budgets for review by PMO and Project Leader
  • Upload project budgets to the OCS System.

3. Project Settlements Reports, Travel Expense Reports, TAs, Requisitions

  • Review Project Settlements Reports, Travel Expense Reports and TAs
  • Review of all TORs for Program staff and consultants before approval by project leaders. Ensure that all support documents have been attached /provided for

 Requirements

  • Bachelor of commerce (Finance option), Master of Business Administration (Finance option) will be an added advantage.
  • Full accounting qualifications CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Experience with Projects Accounting
  • Minimum of three years of relevant working experience
  • Good personal organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly effective multi-tasking skills, with ability to coordinate, prioritize and organize workload and meet deadlines

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, 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 19 December 2016. The position title and reference number REF: PA/BS/11/2016 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 Consultancy: Drafting concept notes on Youth in Livestock/Agriculture (Closing date: 9 December 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to prepare two concept notes (based on existing information listed below) on youth and livestock/agriculture.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, working for a food-secure future. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia www.cgiar.org

The position.

The consultant is to prepare two concept notes (based on existing information listed below) on youth and livestock/agriculture.

With growing numbers of youth around the world and a strong focus on finding opportunities for their engagement and employment, ILRI is committed to finding ways to approach the topic and planning appropriate activities, especially through CGIAR’s second generation of research programs.  We propose two distinct (yet related) initiatives:

  • An agriculture (CGIAR-wide) initiativetargeted at youth in high school age: The overall objective of the High School Youth Initiative is to expose this specific group to agriculture and livestock as a possible profession of choice by providing them with the necessary information and giving them the opportunity to get an insight into the sector.   Initially focused on Kenya, but should be possible to customize for other countries as well.
  • A livestock-focused initiative targeted at youth aged 18-30: The overall objective of the Youth Initiative is to increase young men and women’s participation and engagement in agriculture, livestock and selected value chains in East Africa, by shifting the current perspective the youth has of the sector, collaborate with other stakeholders in modernizing it, and supporting all interested youth in addressing the subjects of unemployment and agricultural entrepreneurship.

Qualifications of the Consultant

The following qualification and experience are required for the assignment:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English.
  • Experience preparing concept note for large bilateral donors
  • Experience with youth and agriculture initiatives
  • An understanding of ILRI and CGIAR
  • Good presentationskills

Process and Duration:

The consultant would not need to start from scratch, as they will be provided with existing materials to work from, including:

  1. Draft concept notes for both initiatives
  2. A literature review of youth and livestock
  3. A compilation of similar ‘youth’ initiatives

Based on the materials above, we expect the consultant to prepare the concept notes, in a format suitable to a large donor.  We expect this assignment to take around 4 working days per brief.

Deliverables

We expect the consultant to prepare the concept notes, in a professional format suitable to a large bilateral donor.  

Fee

The consultant will propose an all-inclusive fee for the work.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining 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 9 December 2016.  The consultancy title and reference numbernumber C/CapDev/11/2016 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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ICIPE Vacancy: Communications Officer (Closing date: 9 December 2016)

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

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

Job Purpose:

  • Prepare and manage all communication and dissemination activities of the YESH and IPM projects. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Write publicity articles for the local and international media in Amharic and English languages on YESH and IPM activities and achievements to the general public through different media;
  • Prepare and manage the publication and dissemination of project training and extension materials in consultation with project scientists of both the YESH and IPM projects;
  • Assist the YESH and IPM projects in media, communication and dissemination of outputs;
  • Maintain the YESH and IPM projects’ websites, bimonthly newsletters and press releases;
  • Prepare project specific communication strategy for the IPM project;
  • Prepare photographic records of events, prepare project videos and document project activities in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania for the IPM project;
  • Liaise with project partners and stakeholders on sharing audio-visual and printed communication materials;
  • Collaborate with icipe’s Head of Communication to liaise with project donors;
  • Liaise with science reporting journalists in each country to disseminating project information, news and outputs through different media.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • First degree in Communication, Journalism, Social Science or other relevant field of study

Experience:

  • Five years of relevant work experience 

Skills:

  • Jobholder is required to have extensive knowledge and conceptual understanding of the job of a communications officer, to take care of specialized technical as well as administrative functions of the job, e.g. knowledge of relevant policies and procedures to be able to determine an appropriate course of action based on these guidelines with ability to analyze, interpret and modify complicated information.  This knowledge is typically acquired through technical training with certification.

Duty Station:   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Position level:   2D.

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 20,180 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

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

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities that 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 numbers should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 9 December 2016.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Program accountant- Temporary position(closing date: 7 December 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Accountant to provide financial and budgetary support to the BecA-ILRI Hub.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia www.cgiar.org

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing timely and accurate donor financial reports as per specific donor and ILRI guidelines
  • Management of sub grantees by ensuring financial reports are received on time as per specific contracts and properly filed for future reference, reviewing their vouchers and financial reports, facilitating funds transfers and follow up on any matters arising from received documentation
  • Preparing monthly financial management reports for the program
  • Support annual budget preparation and periodic project budgets
  • Assist in implementing audit comments as per the management letter
  • Reconcile donor receivables and payables to the general ledger
  • Work with Grant Officers to ensure full cost items are charged to the projects as per agreements such as research support, ICT, space and overheads
  • Participate in project closures
  • Prepare proposals budgets as per donor and ILRI guidelines
  • Prepare invoices for fellows, donors or any other services to be offered by the BecA-ILRI hub
  • Ensure all services revenues are collected and posted correctly in the financial system:- recharges, hub placement fee, bench fee
  • Review financial documents of the unit e.g. payment requests, purchase requisitions travel advance forms, travel expense reports, advance settlement forms to ensure they are accurate , charges are to the correct grants and that the spending is within budget
  • Maintain an effective filling system for financial and related documents for document retention, ease of reference and retrieval

 Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Full accounting qualifications- CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Minimum of three years of relevant working experience
  • Good personal organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly effective multi-tasking skills, with ability to coordinate, prioritize and organize workload and meet deadlines

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. This is a temporary position up to a period ending 15 June 2017.

Job Level

This position is job level 2C.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 7 December 2016. The position title and reference number REF: PA/BecA /11/2016 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: Scientist-Bioinformatics (closing date: 24 December 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a highly motivated and outstanding experienced Bioinformatics Scientist to analyze, manage and ensure quality control of genomics and other metadata.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

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

The Position

The position will involve research and capacity building activities geared towards enhancing the understanding of the origin and dynamics of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus. The Incumbent will be involved in training and mentorship of postgraduate students from the Afrique One-ASPIRE (African Science Partnership for Intervention Research Excellence) consortium on bioinformatics. Afrique One-ASPIRE is a consortium developing research within the One Health framework, targeting zoonotic and emerging diseases and taking into account human, animal and environmental components to identify integrated solutions for elimination.

Responsibilities

  • Combine computational biology/functional genomics information with genetic approaches to understand origin and dynamics of ASF
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams to manage and ensure quality control of genomics and other metadata
  • Design, establish and manage databases to store and share sequencing data
  • Lead the development of pipelines for genome assembly, annotation and other computational analyses
  • Contribute to the Hub bioinformatics infrastructure upgrade
  • Contribute to capacity building activities
  • Supervision and mentorship of junior staff, students and visiting scientists
  • Technical support to scientists both at the Hub and institutions in the region
  • Contribute to resource mobilization
  • Remain at the cutting-edge on technical and biological advancements by participating in professional meetings, career development activities and by encouraging others to bring information into agricultural research and development activities.

Requirements

  • PhD degree obtained not more than five years ago in computational biology/functional genomics, molecular biology, genetics or related scientific field
  • Three – five years’ work experience in a bioinformatics position
  • Demonstrated competency to effectively prioritize projects, manage multiple project deadlines and allocate resources accordingly
  •  Ability to work both independently and contribute significantly as a team member.
  • Knowledge of genetics, biotechnology and their applications to agricultural research
  • Experience in managing and using relational databases
  • Experience in the design and statistical analysis of experimental data
  • Familiarity with commonly used bioinformatics databases, and bioinformatics tools (samtools, IGV, ANNOVAR, GATK) and file formats (BED, VCR, FASTQ, BAM) preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of bioinformatics tools (e.g. IGV, GATK, BLAST, SAMtools, etc.), file formats (e.g. FASTQ, BED, BAM, VCR), and publicly available genomics databases (e.g. GEO, ExAC, ESP, ClinVar, GenBank, Ensemble, KEGG, HGMD, OMIM).
  • Experience in management of capacity building activities both individual and institutional
  • Strong programming skills in either R or Python
  • Demonstrate experience working and developing in a Linux environment
  • Knowledge in SQL and scripting languages (PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby)
  • Experience working in an advanced biotechnology research group
  • Knowledge of genome sequencing strategies
  • Solid working knowledge of various bioinformatics packages used for genome data analysis
  • Strong technical science writing skills as demonstrated by publications in at least 4 peer-reviewed journals and other publications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to perform in a multicultural research environment and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Interest in international agricultural research and development
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of French is an added advantage.

Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position level: The position level is 4C.

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

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV 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 24 December 2016. The position title and reference number:  SB/ BecA /11/2016 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: Post-Doctoral Scientist – Bioinformatics (closing date: 14 December 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Scientist –Bioinformatics to undertake genome sequence analysis of livestock breed populations so as to identify signature of selection and adaption, in support of breeding programs. The Post-Doctoral Scientist will work with Scientists and post-graduate students at the ILRI – Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences’ (CAAS) Joint Laboratory in China as well as at ILRI-Kenya, ILRI – Ethiopia and Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health- CTLGH, United Kingdom.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of approximately 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of around USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to existing research projects and build independent research activities in bioinformatics related to livestock genetics research
  • Provide training and contribution to capacity building activities (e.g. supervision of post-graduate students ILRI-CAAS Joint Laboratory in China as well as at ILRI – Kenya, ILRI – Ethiopia, and CTLGH – United Kingdom research facilities)
  • Ensure integration of informatics into the research and research planning process of the Genetics Flagship within the Livestock CRP
  • Proactively establish and build strong relationship with a range of local, regional and international partners and collaborators
  • Contribute to the scientific quality of the research within the global livestock genetics program (bio)informatics team

Requirements:

  • A PhD and up to 3 years’ experience in bioinformatics or in biological sciences research driven by computational
  • Familiarity with bioinformatics, particularly the use and analysis of high-throughput sequencing data generated by a range of platforms
  • Familiarity with approaches to achieve data integration, interoperability and visualization
  • Familiarity with Linux & Unix platforms and computational pipelines
  • Experience in scripting and programming including R and Python
  • Record of scientific publications
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in managing capacity building activities

Post location: The position will be based in Beijing, China

Position level: Post-doctoral level.

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

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

Applications:

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before  14 December 2016. The position title and reference number: PD-Bioinformatics/Bios/11/2016 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. Those who had applied for the

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

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CIP-Ethiopia Consultancy (Closing date: 22 November 2016)

The position:  The International Potato Center – Ethiopia (CIP) seeks to recruit a Consultant for an evaluation of its project “Scaling out potato and sweetpotato-led interventions for improved food security and nutrition in Tigray and SNNPR, Ethiopia”.

The Center: The International Potato Center (CIP) in collaboration with partners have been implementing the project “Scaling out sweetpotato and potato-led interventions to improve nutrition and food security in Tigray and SNNPR, Ethiopia” with funding from Irish Aid Ethiopia mission. The 3 year project started in November 2013 and was scheduled to end in December 2016 but was extended to 31 March 2017.  The project builds on two regional pilot projects which were implemented in Tigray and SNNPR, also with funding from Irish Aid. The two pilot projects were:  (i) Linking Agriculture and Health: Alleviation of Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in SNNPR, Ethiopia, through promotion of Potato and Sweetpotato and (ii) Alleviation of food insecurity and malnutrition in Tigray, Ethiopia through promotion of potato and sweetpotato”. Both projects were aimed at improving nutrition and health by promoting the production and consumption of nutritious orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) and potato varieties. In Tigray, the pilot project ran for a period of  2 years 6 months (March 2011 to October, 2013), while the SNNPR project only ran for 1 year (November, 2012 to October, 2013) after which it was subsumed into a new integrated project that brought together the SNNPR and Tigray projects into one common project and funding agreement. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to improved nutrition and food security in vulnerable households with young children in Tigray and SNNPR through increased production and consumption of micronutrient-rich sweetpotato and potato varieties as part of diversified diets. The project has 4 key outputs:  (i) Expanded smallholder production of nutritious sweetpotato and potato varieties (ii) Increased consumption of OFSP and potato as part of more nutritious diets, (iii) Improved and diversified market access for OFSP and nutritious potato and (iv) Increased institutional and policy support to nutrition-focused agriculture.

Scope of work:

The scope of work includes:

The scope and focus of this evaluation is designed around the four key project outputs mentioned in the background section and cross-cutting themes. The evaluation questions for each of the outputs and themes are given below:

  • Expanded smallholder production of nutritious sweetpotato and potato varieties
  • To what extent did the project contribute to strengthening the capacity of private and public sector (research institutes) foundation seed suppliers in supplying foundation Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) and potato planting material?
  • To what extent did the project contribute to strengthening the capacity of decentralized vine multipliers and increasing supply of and farmers’ access to OFSP planting material in project intervention areas?
  • To what extent did the project contribute to increasing adoption of OFSP and potato by smallholder farmers in project target areas?
  • What impact did the project have on OFSP and potato productivity and production in project target areas?
  • Increased consumption of OFSP and potato as part of more nutritious diets
  • To what extent did the project contribute to increasing consumption of OFSP and other vitamin A rich foods and other nutritious foods including potato by target households?
  • To what extent did the project did the project’s behavior change communication strategy for nutrition promotion contribute to improving farmers’ knowledge on sweetpotato and potato agronomy and nutrition, particularly knowledge on the nutrition benefits of OFSP?
  • How effective was nutrition promotion through schools (school garden and consumption promotion in schools) in promoting OFSP for nutrition among school children and their parents?
  • What impacts did the project have on dietary practices of households in project target households?
  • What impact did the project have on food security, nutrition and health of households in project target areas?
  • Improved and diversified market access for OFSP and nutritious potato
  • To what extent did the project contribute to developing markets for OFSP and potato and linking farmers to markets?
  • To what extent did the project contribute to the development of OFSP and potato-based local and processed products?
  • What impact did the project have on household incomes in project target areas?
  • Increased institutional and policy support to nutrition-focused agriculture
  • To what extent did the project contribute to better coordination of efforts among stakeholders in agriculture and health sectors in nutrition?
  • How did the project contribute to strengthening the capacity of partners (NGOs, government, local institutions including DAs and HEW) for promoting nutrition-sensitive agriculture?
  • To what extent did the project contribute to increased interest among stakeholders for nutrition-sensitive agriculture, specifically in OFSP-focused projects?
  • To what extent did the project contribute to mainstreaming/integration of OFSP in government food security, nutrition and extension programs and in target schools in the two target regions?
  • Cross-cutting issues
  • Did the project have an appropriate M& E system in place, and what are the strengths and limitations of the M &E system? How well did the project use the M&E system to review and document lessons learned, successes and limitations and to what extent did the project use the M& E system to foster lesson learning and use of lessons for tactical decision-making in project implementation to achieve project objectives?
  • To what extent did the project actively and meaningfully engage partners in project design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation? How complementary were the roles of project partners? What is the value added by each partner?
  • What were the main successes and limitations of the project?
  • To what extent are the technologies, approaches and impacts of the project scalable? How feasible are the technologies promoted, in terms of costs and benefits?
  • How sustainable is the project intervention, did the project put in place mechanisms/strategies to ensure sustainability?
  • What were the major drivers/barriers of change in the project?
  • How effective and efficient has been the project in delivering on the expected results and outcomes (is there value for money)?

Methodology and approach:

The evaluation will be conducted in 75 kebeles (45 in Tigray and 30 in SNNPR) in 20 woredas (10 in each region) in 6 zones [SNNPR (Wolaita and Sidama); Tigray (Southern, South Eastern, Eastern and Central zones)] using a combination of a desk review and qualitative and quantitative survey in project target areas.  The proposed methodologies for the evaluation are as follows:

  • Quantitative survey: CIP and its partner University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted a baseline of 600 control and project participant households in the 75 project intervention kebeles in 2014 using a structured questionnaire. For the purpose of this evaluation, the consultant is expected to design and implement an endline survey on a randomly selected sub-sample of 200 households interviewed during baseline and use the already existing baseline data as a base for assessing impacts together with the endline data.
  • Qualitative survey: To complement the quantitative information, qualitative information should be collected using case studies on sample households; key informant interviews with implementing partners, local HEW, DAs, DVMs, model farmers, Focus group discussions with beneficiary communities and direct observations
  • Desk Review: Project documents (project proposal; narrative reports; baseline and mid-term survey reports, participatory evaluation reports, promotion & training materials)
  • Analysis: Qualitative and quantitative analysis (statistical analysis), value chain analysis and value for money analysis

In addition to the methodologies specified above, the consultant must also propose other suitable methodologies to answer the specified evaluation questions and measure the indicators specified in the indicator table.

Project output Indicators Expanded smallholder production of nutritious sweetpotato and potato varieties ·         Number of in vitro OFSP plantlets produced by public research institutes per year

·         Number of quality vines distributed per season

·         Number of households receiving quality vines supported by project and linked activities per season

·         Number of households cultivating OFSP & potato

·         Number of farmers (% women) engaged in OFSP vine multiplication

·         % area under OFSP and potato

·         Production levels of OFSP and potato per season

·         Knowledge on OFSP agronomy Increased consumption of OFSP and potato as part of more nutritious diets ·         % of households with knowledge on OFSP vitamin A benefits and other sources of vitamin A; knowledge on nutrition in general

·         Knowledge on OFSP nutrition, general nutrition in target schools in the two regions

·         Frequency of consumption of OFSP and other vitamin A rich foods by women, children under 5

·         Evidence of integration of OFSP in local recipes

·         Household dietary diversity index

·         Number of households cultivating kitchen gardens that integrate OFSP and potato and other nutritious crops

·         % children under 5 meeting minimum acceptable diet Improved and diversified market access for OFSP and nutritious potato ·         Number of new markets selling OFSP and potato in each of the regions

·         Number of farmers linked to OFSP and potato markets

·         Number of OFSP and potato-based products  (local recipes and processed products) developed

·         Household income  from OFSP, potato and vine sales

·         $ investment by private sector in processing OFSP and potato products

·         Number of technical publications on OFSP and potato value chains co-authored by CIP and local universities Increased institutional and policy support to nutrition-focused agriculture

  ·         Evidence of collaboration between BoH and BoA staff in nutrition-sensitive interventions at the kebele

·         Number of additional projects promoting OFSP in the two regions

·         Integration of OFSP in agriculture and health extension and in school science and agriculture activities for target schools


Minimum Requirement:

  • CIP is seeking to engage a suitably qualified consultant/ firm meeting the following minimum qualifications and requirements:

Education:

  • A Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Nutrition or related social science fields. Preferably have training and experience in M& E, agriculture-nutrition-health linkages, value chain and value for money analyses.

Experience:

  • Experience: At least 10 years proven experience in project or program evaluation, particularly for integrated agriculture-nutrition-health projects/programs with government, NGOs or international agencies. Demonstrable skills in quantitative and qualitative methodologies and analyses is critical.  Experience in technical report writing in English is essential.

Final Products:

  • The evaluation will be conducted in 76 days out of which 20 days will be spent on fieldwork in Tigray and SNNPR.

Expected outputs/ deliverables:

  • Inception report
  • Draft Evaluation Report
  • PowerPoint presentation to Irish Aid and CIP team for further comments and inputs to be incorporated in the final report
  • Comprehensive final evaluation report (at least 30 pages) documenting findings from the field data analysis and incorporating feedback on the PowerPoint presentation

Post location:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with expected places of travel to SNNPR and Tigray regions.

Consultancy Fee:  The fee shall be based on the agreed budget for the assignment

Terms of appointment:  This is a consultancy position, the appointment is for 76 days.

Applications:

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  and also include the following in their applications;

  • Technical proposal detailing how the consultant would address the evaluation questions, including proposals of appropriate methodologies (maximum 2 pages);
  • 1 page evaluation consultancy history detailing 3 of the most recent relevant evaluation assignments carried out. This should include the objective of the assignment, organization for which assignment was conducted, date/duration of assignment, and contact details of the supervisor/the person the assignment was reported to
  • Consulting firm registration certificate
  • Proposed estimated budget for the assignment

By clicking on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 22 November 2016 and should be addressed to on the cover letter:

People and Organizational Development

C/o International Livestock Research Institute

P.O Box 5689

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

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

 

 

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

 

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

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ILRI Vacancy: Accountant – INTERNAL (Closing date: 14 November 2016)

Job Description

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – INTERNAL

Accountant

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

REF:  A/44/16

8 November 2016

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Accountant to provide efficient quality service in the field of finance and accounting in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

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

A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and East Asia (China). www.ilri.org.

Main duties and Responsibilities:

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.

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.
  • Analyze staff accounts for the units/hosted institutes 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.

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.

Process cost allocation and recharges

  • Vouches the monthly internal billing documents for completeness and accuracy and resolves irregularities with concerned Service Units;
  • Assigns appropriate codes and journalize the transactions;
  • Follow-up the timely receipts of the accounting returns from the units to ensure that recharges are processed in their respective months.

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.

Other duties

  • Prepare monthly report and invoices before the 15th of the following month and ensure submission to the corresponding institute.
  • 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.
  • Acts as a dual custodian of the Institute’s unused cheque.
  • Undertakes any other assignment that may be given by the supervisor.

Minimum Requirement:

Education:

  • BA Degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields
  • Any Accounting Qualifications such as ACCA, CPA is a plus.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • Work experience at least in part in an international NGO or an international organization
  • Good computer skills.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • High computer knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Accounting software)
  • Good written and oral communication in English language
  • Integrity and capacity to keep confidential information
  • Ability to organize work and archives efficiently
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural organization
  • Knowledge of Agresso (ABW-OCS) or ERP is an added advantage

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job level:   2C.

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 16,619 (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: A/44/16 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 14 November 2016

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Assistant – ZooLinK (Closing date: 18 November 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to support research within the ZooLinK suite of projects based in Busia, Western Kenya. The incumbent will provide support for the surveillance programme for zoonoses across the animal health sectors in western Kenya and assist in surveillance of the targeted zoonotic pathogens.  The candidate will have a strong focus on the One Health approach.  The candidate will also have a dedicated interest in public communication of science and stakeholder interaction, which will be a key feature of the post.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia www.cgiar.org

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for questionnaire administration aimed at zoonotic disease surveillance.
  • Conduct interviews and focus group discussions with the different stakeholders in western Kenya
  • Collect biological samples in the slaughter houses and livestock markets, under the guidance of senior project staff
  • Collect and organize statistical data, geospatial data, and other information (e.g. livestock demographics) as directed;
  • Manage biological sampling from peri-domestic species in the study area, including managing regulatory requirements for such work, under the guidance of senior project staff
  • Responsible for electronic data entry and data entry tool development, including interactions with a commercial partner firm which developed the data capture technology
  • Maintain relationships with different multi-disciplinary teams within the ZooLinK project in order to link the analysis with the other on-going studies.
  • Assist in organizing stakeholder meetings and seminars, and (when applicable) participate in scientific workshops and conferences
  • Take primary responsibility in managing the project’s public facing communications, including management of social media related to zoonoses and one health research activity

 Requirements

  • Animal Health, Veterinary or related fields and an understanding of livestock zoonotic disease surveillance and One Health
  • Atleast 2 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrable education and experience of working in Veterinary or/and ‘One Health’ related research activities
  • Experience in data entry in electronic databases and working with a geospatial software (e.g. ArcGIS); conducting interviews and focus groups; managing communications tools for scientific communication; handling electronic data (entry and management); the livestock productions chains in Kenya
  • Ability to communicate with the different study participants
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Veterinary or/and One Health educational background

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position for a 2 years fixed term period, based in Busia, Western Kenya

 Job Level

This position is job level 2B, 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 18 November 2016. The position title and reference number REF: RA/AB/11/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

 ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Associate (Closing date: 17 November 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate to conduct field research on the strategies of development actors supporting community-based natural resources management and on institutions and governance in rangeland settings.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia www.cgiar.org

Key Responsibilities

  • To liaise with community organizations to establish partnerships and identify research sites and case studies
  • To conduct social science field research on varied approaches to supporting and strengthening institutions and governance for community rangeland management.  This will involve:
    • Engaging with leadership of community range management organizations community members, and staff of NGOs and government agencies
    • Conducting focus groups and interviews
    • Reviewing documentation
  • To carry out qualitative analysis of field research and secondary sources.  This will involve:
    • Identification of common themes, categorization and analysis of different dimensions of governance in range management cases
    • Comparative analysis and synthesis across cases
  • Assisting with project logistics related to fieldwork and other activities as necessary
  • Report writing
  • Contributing to papers for academic journals
  • Assisting with any other communication of research results to partners and communities

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a discipline such as Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies, International Development Studies, Political Science, Rural Development or similar discipline
  • At least two years post-Masters experience
  • Experience working in, and demonstrated knowledge of, pastoralist/rangeland settings
  • Experience with qualitative and participatory approaches to research and analysis
  • Experience working on natural resource governance and management issues in rangeland settings
  • Demonstrated experience in working with agricultural development projects or programs
  • Fluent in English and Ki-Swahili
  • Fluency in Maa and/or any northern-Kenyan languages would be an asset
  • Excellent English language writing skills

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. This is a fixed term position for 10 Months.

Job Level

This position is job level 2D, 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 CV, a sample of past academic writing such as thesis chapter or published journal article, and a cover letter 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 November 2016. The position title and reference number REF: RA/IS/10/2016 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: Driver – INTERNAL (Closing date: 10 November 2016)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Driver who will provide support for Africa RISING Project Basona Woreda site in Debre Birhan.

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

A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and East Asia (China). www.ilri.org.

Job Purpose:

  • Undertakes any driving assignments of light ILRI vehicles to ensure safe, courteous and coordinated movement of goods, staff and visitors to authorized destinations;
  • Maintains assigned vehicles to the highest standards of cleanliness, reporting service condition, accident/incidents and defects promptly;
  • Adheres to the Vehicle Management Policy and comply with rules and guidelines;
  • Oversees safety and security of vehicles assigned at all locations and during travel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertakes driving assignments of vehicles as and when assigned by his/her supervisor;
  • Operates, maintains and cleans assigned vehicles with care and reports any damage and/or suspected fault immediately to his/her supervisor;
  • Responsible for safe transport of staff, guests and materials assigned to him/her;
  • Ensures that the vehicle is kept overnight in a secure location and that the vehicle key is handed over to the supervisor, unless explicitly agreed on otherwise by the supervisor;
  • Records and maintains the transport log-book for any vehicles assigned to him/her;
  • Responsible for the vehicles and all tools, equipment and spare parts on the vehicle assigned to him/her;
  • Liaises with his/her supervisor to ensure that routine service and maintenance is undertaken timely;
  • Carries out errands and performs as required;

Education:

  • Completion of secondary education.

Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is essential;
  • Knowledge of local languages for the respective regions is a requirement;
  • Automotive background is advantageous;
  • Experience in driving articulated trucks/buses is advantageous. 

Training:

  • Valid driving license for land cruisers. 

Experience:

  • 5 Five years of relevant experience and safe driving record.

Duty Station:     Debre Birhan, Ethiopia

Grade: 1B

Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 6,268 (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. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: D/42/2016 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 10 November 2016.

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: Performance and Partnerships Manager (Closing date: 2 December 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Performance and Partnerships Manager to support implementation of the Livestock CGIAR Research Program (CRP) AR4D model for delivering research outcomes and impacts.

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

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock seeks to focus research for development on transforming selected animal-source food value chains and livestock-based livelihood systems in developing countries to ensure the poor can use livestock-related opportunities to improve their livelihoods and nutritional security while protecting the environment. Led by ILRI, this USD40 million per annum program is a partnership of several CGIAR centres, universities and development agencies, with multiple collaborators from agricultural research and development communities around the world.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will join a dynamic international team to implement the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, and will be responsible for strengthening its performance management and supporting interdisciplinary research teams in the program’s target countries to be more effective and to engage with a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

To strengthen the program’s performance management, the incumbent will work closely with the ILRI Research Methods Group and impact assessment research team in:

  • Completing the design and implementation of the program’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment (MELIA) framework, including overseeing the finalization and roll-out of the related computer or web-based systems
  • Managing MELIA components in the program’s planning and reporting processes and supporting program staff in their implementation, including facilitating regular review and strengthening of Theories of Change and their evidence base and guiding research teams in defining and monitoring their Change Pathways
  • Defining and overseeing data collection for program performance indicators
  • Coordinating internal and external evaluations and impact assessments
  • Representing the program in CGIAR processes related to monitoring and evaluation

For country research teams:

  • Supporting country coordinators to strengthen interdisciplinary interaction within their teams
  • Updating and overseeing implementation of a partnership strategy, especially with respect to improving the partnership skills of the country research teams
  • Strengthening the rigor and quality of action research conducted at country level including ensuring adequate cross-country research design, integrated into MELIA planning and reporting processes

For overall program implementation:

  • Contributing to the development of the management strategy led by the Program Director and Program Management Committee.
  • Supporting the Livestock Program Director, Program Management Committee, Independent Steering Committee and representing the Program Director when needed
  • Assisting in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program management unit and working closely with the Program Management staff ensure alignment with the Project Management Framework by
    • Designing and implementing systems to track, monitor, report program calendar and deliverables, and coordinate with flagship leaders to ensure timely delivery of products and reports. Also through contributing to routine reporting with the Consortium on Program research deliverables, program briefs and financial reports.
    • Responding to internal/external project information requests.

Requirements

  • A Masters Degree in Evaluation, Social Sciences or related field, with a PhD in one of these fields an advantage
  • At least 10 years relevant experience managing complex programs internationally in research or development organisations
  • Experience of working in both Africa and Asia a distinct advantage.
  • Proven experience in coordinating complex global programmes with numerous partners
  • Demonstrated ability to support change processes and promote uptake of new management and evaluation systems
  • Excellent managerial and multi-tasking skills
  • Track record of showing initiative and making decisions at program level
  • Flexibility and agility to deliver within short timeframes
  • Willingness to travel internationally
  • Excellent English language skills, with French or Spanish an advantage.

Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position level: The position level is 5B.

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

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV 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 2 December 2016. The position title and reference number PP/CRP/10/2016 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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