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ICIPE Vacancy: Malaria IVM Project Site Manager – External Advert (Closing date: 2 May 2017)

The position:  The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire a malaria research project site manager responsible for carrying out and coordinating a range of activities to evaluate the feasibility and impact of implementing participatory integrated vector management (IVM) as a pragmatic strategy for sustainable malaria control in Ethiopia. She/he 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:

Icipe has since 2009 conducted research in Tolay, Boter Chora District, with the objective of promoting participatory evidence-based integrated vector management (IVM) for malaria control in Ethiopia.   Research activities in a recent study phase (2013 -2015) included conducting randomized controlled trial experiments in Tolay to evaluate, among other things, three interventions when implemented alone or in different combinations in the context of IVM.  The interventions included: the conventional use of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs); community mobilization and education (CEM) and larviciding with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti). The purpose of the present phase of the Biovision-funded operational research (2016-2018) is to further improve the IVM strategies explored in the previous phases of work, through systematic analysis, identification and addressing of gaps likely to undermine the sustainability of the interventions.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and update a database of stakeholders and community-based structures with potential for sustaining integrated vector management (IVM) for malaria control in Tolay, Boter Chora District, Ethiopia;
  • Undertake activities to enhance community knowledge and skills in IVM for malaria control including: engaging the community through door-to-door awareness creation campaigns; development and distribution of information, education & communication (IEC) materials; and community meetings such as ‘coffee ceremonies’ – tailored to suit specific environmental and socio-cultural contexts;
  • Strengthen ongoing implementation of malaria IVM in selected villages in Tolay, Boter Chora District through participatory community-based environmental management, larviciding with Bti and proper usage of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets;
  • Regularly compile health centre malaria data and conduct entomological surveillance of malaria vectors (both larval and adult mosquitoes) in the designated sentinel villages to determine long-term effectiveness of the participatory IVM effort;
  • Promote community-based cultivation and processing of a plant from Ethiopia previously confirmed in icipe’s laboratory and semi-field assays as having potential for malaria vector control, in addition to having other reported medicinal and nutritional benefits;
  • Reinforce community’s incentives and motivation to sustain their involvement in IVM, through strengthening of IVM-related income generating activities particularly focusing on the cultivation of commonly known insecticidal/medicinal plants, and the processing and sale of their products;
  • Assess community willingness to participate in IVM activities beyond the donor-funded research phase ending in December 2018;
  • Facilitate the process for completing the registration of the icipe plant-based larvicide in Ethiopia by helping compile the required registration dossier and following up with the relevant Government pesticide registration body;
  • Assist with ongoing efforts to improve linkages between community-based structures, government programs and other stakeholders;
  • Engage more local schools towards embedding IVM for malaria control as a component of the schools’ extracurricular programmes. Promote behavior change through student and youth oriented pathways for communication and outreach activities including drama, health dialogue days, role plays, songs
  • Assist and participate in organization of annual IVM capacity-building workshops conducted by icipe in partnership with the Ethiopia IVM Working Group hosted within the Federal Ministry of Health.
  • Manage the IVM project’s budget allocation for Ethiopia.
  • Supervise the activities of a project-based social scientist and several field based assistants promoting participatory IVM for malaria control in Tolay involving environmental management for mosquito control, awareness creation and capacity-building.
  • Compile biannual and annual technical reports on time and submit to the project coordinator at HQ for review and consolidation and onward transmission to the donor.
  • Perform other project management duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • A relevant PhD in Medical Entomology, Social Sciences or related fields.

Experience:

  • Five years of relevant work experience

Skills:

  • Field assessment of effectiveness and impact of malaria control interventions through surveillance and analysis of key entomological and epidemiological indicators; experience in working on mosquito larval control and testing of larvicides will be an advantage;
  • Collection of qualitative and quantitative data and their analyses; statistical software applications and skills in computer applications (MS word, Excel, Power point);
  • Training and mobilization of rural communities, other stakeholders and extension personnel; forging linkages between communities and different government and non-governmental partners.
  • Excellent time management skills 

Training:

  • Integrated vector management, medical entomology, malaria epidemiology or related fields.

 

Duty Station:   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Position level:   3B.

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 38,223 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for two years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability. 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 number: REF: MPSM/17/17 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 2 May 2017.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Zebu Club Coordinator – Internal Advert (Closing date: 24 April 2017)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Zebu Club Coordinator who will be a member of Housing, Catering and Conference Services team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Job Purpose:

 Responsible for the overall program and operations of the Zebu Club house services which include clubhouse bar and restaurant services, sporting facilities and activities, playground, networking programs, social activities and other events. The incumbent is also responsible to create a conducive and welcoming environment for all club members.   The Zebu Club Coordinator is responsible to ensure the customer’s positive experience with regard to every aspect of his or her experience within the Zebu Club.

Main Duties:

  •  Ensures that all standard operating procedures for service, revenue and cost control are in place and consistently applied;
  • Develop new and innovative programs and activities to promote physical and mental well-being of staff and Zebu members, as well as to provide a welcoming environment conducive for socializing and professional networking;
  • Provides welcoming orientation for all new Zebu Club members;
  • Designing and promoting activities to meet customer demand and generate funds to recover costs, and oversee the planning and implementing procedures for special club events and banquet functions;
  • Interacts with customers to ensure satisfaction with sporting facilities, programs, and clubhouse food and beverage services. Coordinates immediate resolution of customer complaints. Provides feedback to chef and service coordinator as needed;
  • Plans and constantly applies internal marketing promotion activities for events and activities;
  • Ensures that effective orientation and training for new staff and professional development activities for experienced staff are planned and implemented;
  • Inspects daily to ensure that all safety, sanitation, preventive maintenance, cleanliness, tidiness, and other standards are consistently met in all facilities within the Club including sporting facilities, playground, grounds, gym, locker rooms, clubhouse dining area;
  • Addresses member and guest complaints and advises the Deputy, Housing catering and conference Manager about appropriate corrective actions taken;
  • Maintains appearance, upkeep and cleanliness of all food and beverage equipment and facilities;
  • Maintains records of special events, house counts, food covers and daily business volumes;
  • Ensures a safe working environment and facilities equipment’s that are available in the club house;
  • Coordinates and supervises lessons for other sports activities like swimming, basketball, volley-ball, aerobics and other health-related classes which includes assessing the training, arranging payment, schedules, quality control and makes sure club commission is collected to increase the range of sports activities to satisfy club members;
  • carrying out health and safety checks on the equipment and site;
  • Track Supervises the proactive maintenance and cleanliness of the Club sports facilities including pool, tennis courts, squash courts, gym, steam & sauna, reports and follows up on repairs to maintenance and ensures the work is done properly and on time to maintain the standards of the Club;
  • Leads the social events committee of the club house and follows up;
  • Ensure club users comply with the laid down policies, procedures and rules of use

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • First degree in Business Management or related field of studies.

Training:

  • City Government of Addis Ababa Occupational Competency Assessment and Certification centre (OCACC) on food and beverage service or hotel operation

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in related field in an international standard restaurant or hotel or institution.
  • At least three years supervisory experience

Skills:

    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Technical knowledge of sport and an interest (but not necessarily outstanding performance) in physical fitness and sport
    • Good business acumen and creative thinking skills
    • Time management and organisational skills
    • Ability to lead and motivate a team
    • Energy and resilience and creative thinking
    • Flexibility and multi-tasking skills

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 2D

 Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 21,367 (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: ZCC/16/17 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 24 April 2017.

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: Program Manager (closing date: 25 April, 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit two (2) Program Managers to provide leadership in the management of various programs and ensure that the goals and objectives of each program are met. The Program Manager will also support the Program Leader in managing the program, including supporting development of program strategies,  development and monitoring multi-year operational plans and monitoring and collating program outputs and outcomes.  They will be responsible for developing multi-year program budgets, monitoring expenditure of projects and suggesting corrective action when needed. They will be responsible for ensuring the deployment of the institute’s Program Management Framework within the program covering all aspects of proposal development and project planning, execution, monitoring & evaluation, and closure.

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

Key Responsibilities

Program Management

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

Proposal Development

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

Project Planning

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

Project Execution

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

Project Closing

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

Project Management

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

Requirements

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

Terms of Appointment

These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position;

  • One (1) position based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only
  • One (1) position based Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and open to Ethiopian nationals only

The positions are on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

This position is job level 4A, ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or  before 25 April 2017. The position title and reference number REF: PM/04/17 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI vacancy: Project Manager (closing date: 25 April, 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Project Manager responsible for the activities in various projects inorder to ensure that the projects complete their deliverables within the stipulated timeline and budget.

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

Key Responsibilities

Depending on the size and complexity of the projects the Project Manager may be responsible for one large project or several smaller projects.

Proposal Development

  • Assist in project specific opportunity pipeline to ensure timely delivery, compliance and adherence to the Program Management Framework process
  • Align the project level strategy with the overall program strategy and highlight any variances to the Project Leader for realignment/adjustment.

Project Planning

  • Lead, with the Project Leader, the development of the project workplan
  • Analyze the staffing needs for the project and participate in the workforce planning process.
  • Contribute to the development of a procurement plan and closely monitor and manage the procurement activities for the project
  • Ensure project documentation and the different project activities are up to date and make the necessary update in case of variances/ changes
  • Liaise with the program manager to review and update the projects exit strategy/sustainability plan by providing project specific inputs
  • Liaise with the program manager in budgeting, assessing alignment and establishing timelines for the project work plans
  • Ensure the communication outputs align with the program communication strategy and project communication plan.

Project Execution

  • Effectively manage the project budget, ensuring proper expenditure, booking and appropriate burn rate and/or highlighting any variances, and providing suggestions for resolution.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and facilitate effective flow of information between all partners, team members and relevant stakeholders in project activities
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists to ensure project level monitoring, data analysis and reporting to support effective project management.
  • Coordinate the preparation of timely and quality reports to be submitted to ILRI, Partners, and Stakeholders.
  • Lead the projectmanagement teamand build their capacity on ILRI Program Management Framework to enhance their performance
  • Act as the focal point for Program Management Framework at a project level and be responsible for maintenance of the same.

Project Closing

  • Responsible for the implementation of closure activities for the project including the disposal ofphysical assets, research materials and staff separation/ reassignment, archiving of documentation, impact assessment in line with the PMF process.
  • Coordinate the preparation of timely and quality reports to be submitted to ILRI, Partners, and Stakeholders.

Requirements

  • Masters/ Advanced Degree in Business Administration, Program Management or related field
  • Program Management certification – desirable
  • At least 5 years’ project management experience
  • Experience in development and implementation of project management systems and tools
  • Excellent people management skills in a multicultural setting
  • Experience in managing stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent managerial and multitasking skills,
  • Problem solving skills
  • Technical reporting skills
  • Track record of showing initiative and driving decision making at project level

Terms of Appointment

These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only.

The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or  before 25 April 2017. The position title and reference number REF: PM/04/17 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI vacancy: Assistant to Program Manager (closing date: 25 April, 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Assistant to Program Manager to assist in the Program Management process; facilitating in the various program activities and ensuring that the operations run smoothly.

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

Key Responsibilities

Program management

  • Liaise with the relevant stakeholders to gather inputs for the program work plan and collate the same.
  • Assist with data collection and gathering, analysis and management of program documentation
  • Update and maintain program records including inputting in the system such as OCS and following up on approvals and other issues
  • Assist in the development of the procurement plan by collating the inputs and liaising with relevant department and completing the necessary documentation
  • Supervise project admin staffand build their capacity on ILRI Program Management Framework to enhance their performance

Proposal Development

  • Assist with tracking the project’s proposal development phase activities and progress to ensure necessary activities are completed as per set guidelines and timelines
  • Facilitate completion of ILRI and partner capacity assessment to determine capacity building needs for support of project priorities by collating information.
  • Enter, update and maintain opportunity pipeline for the program on the tracking system

Project Planning

  • Supporting in collecting of the necessary documents required in drafting of partner and donor agreements
  • Collating, documenting and maintaining a register of programmatic risk matters and issues and follow up on the recommended actions to ensure compliance

Project Execution

  • Maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholders and facilitate effective flow of information in the program activities
  • Support with the reporting of project management status by collating the necessary inputs

Project Closing

  • Ensure all documentation and activities for closing projects are as per agreed standards and archiving of the same for future reference
  • Collate recommendations and learnings into the lessons Learned document

Requirements

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Business Management, Business Administration or related field
  • Certification in Program Management – desirable
  • At least 7 years’ program/project administration experience
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Experience in supporting projects with numerous partners
  • Experience in facilitating teamwork and collaboration across multiple functions and organizations

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and open to Ethiopian nationals only.

The positions are on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or  before 25 April 2017. The position title and reference number REF: P0/04/17 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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CIP Vacancy: Value Chain Specialist – Closing date: 18 April 2017

The Position: The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a Value Chain Specialist for a new integrated Agriculture-Nutrition-Marketing Project focused on orange-fleshed sweetpotato in selected districts (“woredas”) in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region of Ethiopia. The position requires, experience in designing implementing an agricultural value chain, abilities in monitoring progress and problem solving along the value chain and the ability to work in a challenging environment.

 

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

Position Summary:

The value chain specialist will work as part of a team on an integrated agriculture-nutrition-marketing project being responsible for facilitating the feasibility studies and setting up of value chains related to the marketing of fresh roots and orange-fleshed sweetpotato-based processed products in three urban centers in SNNPR. The specialist will be involved in the monitoring of progress along the entire value chain from seed multiplication to delivery to urban consumers, participating in data collection and analysis.  She/he will report to the Project Manager.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate in rapid market assessments and other feasibility studies for product development, paying particular attention to engaging women, men and youth;
  • Manage the introduction of sweetpotato value chain work at the district and community levels;
  • Facilitate the design and implementation of activities by stakeholders;
  • Collaborate in the design and manage the day-to-day activities involved with the development of sweetpotato value chains for enhancing the marketing of fresh roots and processed products using orange-fleshed sweetpotato as an ingredient;
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of training programs in Amharic and English relevant to the project;
  • Responsible for identifying and resolving bottlenecks along the entire value chain, including multiplication, production, harvesting, storage and processing of sweetpotato;
  • Supervise the collection and analysis of data relevant to monitoring value chain progress and the writing of progress report;
  • Participate in the design of baseline and endline impact studies and supervise field teams in data collection and processing;
  • Guide and supervise a Research Assistants in conducting value chain-related activities;
  • Receives and evaluates biweekly reports submitted by the Research Assistants;
  • Assist the project manager in linking the project to relevant public organizations in SNNPR and Ethiopia;
  • Submits update reports to the project manager on a biweekly basis;
  • Participate in the analysis and writing of at least one research publication a year;
  • Participate in the writing of at least one communication output per year (brief, newspaper article, etc.);
  • Participate in the Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice technical group;
  • Support the project manager in staff supervision and relations with government officials;
  • Contributes to fundraising activities through project development.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • PhD degree in a relevant field related to agriculture

Experience:

  • At least 2 years work experience in value chain development

Skill and Competence:

      • Good facilitation skills;
      • Experience in teamwork and people management skills in a multicultural environment;
      • Fluent in Amharic and English.

Position level:  4A

Duty Station:    Hawassa, Ethiopia

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 50,330 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. CIP offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIP is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: VCS/13/17 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 18 April 2017.

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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

 

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CGIAR Vacancy: Research Assistant – Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR System Project – EXTERNAL (Closing date: 18 April 2017)

Job Description

Research Assistant

REF: RA/09/2017

5 April 2017

The Position: The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant who will be based in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus and be a member of the Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR system (SIAC) project in ILRI Ethiopia.

General: The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment is a sub-group of the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) which has a mandate for assessing the adoption and impact of agricultural technologies developed by the CGIAR Consortium of centers and research programs.

In response to growing donor interest in impact assessment of CGIAR research outputs, the CGIAR SPIA has developed a set of activities for the SIAC project. The project is engaged in testing out innovative ways of assessing adoption of CGIAR agricultural technologies using methods such as DNA fingerprinting, remote sensing, drones or near-infrared spectroscopy. To this purpose, CGIAR SPIA is collaborating with the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA) and LSMS-ISA – a World Bank project that collects nationally-representative panel datasets in Ethiopia.

The objective of this Research Assistant position is to participate on the conception and supervision of households-based surveys involving Near-Infrared Spectroscopy measurements in rural areas.

Main Duties:

  • Provides support for the conception of household survey questionnaires and protocols
  • Maintenance and manipulation of survey instruments (Tablets equipped with Open Data Kit)
  • Training and supervision of enumerators on the field
  • Scanning of collected samples using provided materials
  • Monitoring of collected samples and deliverance to the laboratory
  • Follow-up on the advancement of laboratory analysis
  • Performs quality control on the results obtained from the scanned samples and household-survey information
  • Possibility to participate in analysis and publication of results
  • Must be able to travel within Ethiopia

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • BSc degree in social sciences (sociology, economics, geography) or related.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ of relevant experience in data collection supervision on research projects
  • Basic training and certification and proficiency in appropriate PC use

Skills:

  • Good writing skills
  • Ability to communicate in Afaan-Oromoo
  • Interest in new technologies
  • Good Interpersonal skills

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade:  2C

Minimum 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, the appointment is for a fixed term contract for a period of 6 months. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: RA/09/2017 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 18 April 2017.

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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CIP Vacancy: Research Assistants (Two) – Closing date: 18 April 2017

The Position: The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks to hire two Research Assistants (RAs) for a new integrated Agriculture-Nutrition-Marketing Project focused on orange-fleshed sweet potato in selected woredas of Gedeo and Sidama zones in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia. The Research Assistant will be based at zonal level office in Dilla town sharing office with the project’s key partner, People In Need (PIN).

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

Main Responsibilities:

  • Follow up the day-to-day field activities of the project and report to the project’s Agronomist;
  • Collect and compile information, data and research results of the project;
  • Participate in surveys and M&E activities;
  • Coordinate with PIN and government staff in monitoring field activities of the project;
  • Provide backstopping to DAs, DVMs (Decentralized Vine Multipliers) and farmers in project woredas;
  • Do other assignments given by the supervisor, project’s Agronomist.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • Diploma/BSc in Horticulture/Plant Sciences/General Agriculture

Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant experience for BSc holders and eight years of relevant experience for Diploma holders in research and development and working with communities in rural setting

Position level:  2B

Duty Station:    Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 12,536 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

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

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: RA/14/17 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 18 April 2017.

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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

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ILRI vacancy: Facilities Engineer (closing date: 17 April, 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Facilities Engineer to participate in planning and design for new buildings and Improvements of structures within ILRI. S/he will ensure first class status of the Institute’s facilities by providing up-to-date advice and guidance in Engineering and building current trends. The job holder will work within a team to provide strategies and methods of ensuring good working and sustainable environment through continuous improvement in provision of efficient and effective services.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Involvement in planning and designing of building and ILRI Facilities, including optimal utilization of space
  • Assist in Project management, including scoping of customer requirements, translating them into a drawing, providing bill of quantities, participating in tender process, bid analysis and assist in preparation of contracts
  • Advise on site acquisition, contractor briefing/induction, site conditions, and approvals, providing guidance and support to contractors and well as managing contract costs (measurements and variations/cost control)
  • Maintain international engineering/building and works standards and ensuring that they are acceptable to the Institution
  • Coordinate acquisition of permits, licenses and all necessary approvals
  • Work in a team to ensure health and safety standards are maintained
  • Advise, or approve where delegated, construction materials and methods so as to meet expected standards and quality
  • Check and advice on contractors work plans and ensuring that they are within reasonable timelines
  • Participate in ensuring cost-effective, quality and timely delivery of projects and refurbishment/upgrade activities
  • Supervise delegated projects and support internal and external resources to ensure timely delivery of projects, expected quality and allotted budgets
  • Collaborate and give input for implementation of three year multi annual maintenance plan for buildings and facilities for sustainability and proper planning
  • Provide regular reports and progress reports by use of engineering project planning and monitoring tools
  • Plan, prepare, attend and (where necessary) lead site meetings and inspections for ILRI projects
  • Regularly monitor buildings and facilities and advise the Unit Manager on repair or maintenance requirements
  • Assist the unit manager in providing technical support to external and internal customers
  • Share relevant experience to help the team members to reach their targets and potential for better output
  • Replace the Facility supervisor during absences

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or equivalent from a recognized University
  • 5 years’ experience in engineering related field
  • Experience in working with /for International NGOs or similar Institutions
  • Proven Experience in Engineering projects, contract management and contractor supervision.
  • Experience in working with International quality standards
  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft programs,including MS Project
  • Knowledge and experience in AutoCAD and arch-cad as well as other engineering software.
  • Experience with ERP application software
  • Highly skilled person with an eye for details and quality
  • Forward planning capability

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 17 April, 2017. The position title and reference number REF: PC/03/17 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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CIAT Vacancy: Land Administration and Management Specialist – (Closing date: 7 April 2017)

The Position: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT; www.ciat.cgiar.org) is looking for an expert in ‘Land Administration and Management’ who is also conversant with natural resources management, rural development, development planning, agricultural sciences. The expert will pursue research and operational activities related to sustainable land management to improve total farm productivity, with emphasis on voluntary farm clustering and/or land consolidation, land use planning, rural development and extension in Ethiopia and other African countries. He/she will be based at its Ethiopia Country Office in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus.

General: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (www.ciat.cgiar.org) works to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture. CIAT is a member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org), a global research partnership working many partners for a food secure future. The Center’s research focuses on increasing productivity of key crops (cassava, common bean, rice, and tropical forages); reversing soil and land degradation; and using information to foster better decisions about issues such as climate change and environmental management. Headquartered near Cali, Colombia, CIAT has regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and Hanoi, Vietnam, with staff posted in other developing countries as well.

The Soils and Landscapes for Sustainability (SoiLS) group is a growing research area of CIAT that works towards CIAT’s mission of eco-efficient agriculture and sustainable food systems for the tropics by ensuring degraded landscapes are restored and soil health maintained through eco-efficient and climate smart interventions. See https://ciat.cgiar.org/soils for more details related to the SoiLS program.

Main Duties:

The Land Administration and Management’ specialist should bring interdisciplinary skills that will enable her/him work closely with colleagues in social, biological and physical sciences. She/he should also be equipped with participatory rural appraisal, participatory mapping and land use planning skills. The research activities the experts is expected to contribute include:

Responsibilities:

  • Review national and international literature on voluntary land consolidation and/or land clustering processes, mechanisms, frameworks, benefits;
  • Engage policy and decision makers at different levels to discuss opportunities of voluntary land consolidation/clustering, including analysis of current federal and regional legislations on rural land in general and land consolidation/clustering in particular;
  • Conduct national, regional and possibly lower level discussions and consultation (through one to one meetings and workshops) to discuss the purposes, processes, challenges and opportunities related to voluntary land consolidation/clustering;
  • Based on reviews and engagement with policy makers and other relevant stakeholders , identify opportunities and mechanisms that can enhance farmers’ willingness to adopt voluntary land consolidation;
  • Develop management plans and investment requirements to enhance/facilitate/promote voluntary land consolidation/clustering and incentivize communities to implement plan;
  • In consultation with national and regional bodies as well as relevant experts, develop detailed voluntary land consolidation framework/plan, modality and roadmap (including where/how) to facilitate piloting;
  • Participate in fund raising activities in collaboration with CIAT colleagues and other partners;
  • Communicate outputs, outcomes and impact through social media, blogs, reviews, papers and participation in related symposia, workshops and similar events.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • PhD in land administration, land management, geography, sociology, rural development, agricultural economist, land use planning, agriculture, natural resources management and related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 2-3 years of experience on agricultural policy, rural development, extension, and/or land use planning
  • Experience in the practical applications of participatory techniques to that involve farmers and other stakeholders.

Skill and Competence:

  • Demonstrated knowledge/skills in facilitation and ‘negotiation’ with partners and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge in integrated landscape management and restoration approaches.
  • Experience in developing extension materials relevant to smallholder farmers.
  • Good knowledge of the institutional and partner dynamics across Africa in general and in Ethiopia in particular.
  • Desirable: knowledge and/or experience in participatory GIS.

Role Competencies

  • Dealing with ambiguity/complexity
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Scientific communication skills: ability to break down complex scientific subjects
  • Process Management

Position level:  4A

Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 50,330 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

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

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus 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: LAMS/15/17 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 7 April 2017.

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Finance Manager (closing date: 30 March 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Finance Manager to provide efficient quality services in the field of finance and administration to various programs in the Institute.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Program management reports: Prepare – monthly meaningful management reports incorporating commitments and hold quarterly financial meetings with programs to discuss expenditure burn rates, forecasts and any other issues
  • Donor reporting: Ensure preparation and submission of accurate and timely donor and CGIAR Research Program (CRP) reports as per the agreement; make timely follow up of outstanding donor balances with – donors in consultation with programs
  • Partner Management: Ensure partner due diligence is conducted before contracting; review Collaborative Research Agreements (CRA’s) for conformity with ILRI’s internal policies on cash transfers, reporting timelines, and support documentation; make timely follow up of outstanding partner balances with partners in consultation with programs. Review proposal budgets and ensure -projects are fully costed; donor agreements to ensure they’re in favour of ILRI (indemnities, frequency and nature of financial reports)  and also ensure the agreements conforms to ILRI and CGIAR financial and procurement guidelines
  • Project audits: Ensure efficient project audits with no material findings and also support end year annual audits
  • Payments and record keeping: Ensure accurate information is entered in the system;  payments to staff and external suppliers are done on time; advances to staff are accounted for in time; VAT applications are made and prepayments are matched on time and ensure an efficient and secure record keeping system is in place
  • Ensure a proper division and rotation of tasks within the unit and create an environment of learning and self-development
  • Train the alternate position (Finance Officer) on all aspects of this job to ensure continuity
  • Service Provider: Be the main contact person for program staff for all finance and administration related issues; provide other required services on demand with a pro-active and client friendly attitude

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or its equivalent
  • Full accounting qualifications- CPA (K) or ACCA
  • 5-10 years of experience in a Senior finance role

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 3C, 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 30 March 2017. The position title and reference number REF: FM/CS/03/2017 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.

 


IFPRI Vacancy: Communications Officer (Closing date: 29 March 2017)

The positions:  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to hire a Communications Officer for its Land Policy Initiative (LPI) – IFPRI project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure smooth flow of information and communication among all stakeholders of the project (The UN-ECA/LPI, IFPRI, national partners, country coordinators and other partners);
  • Support the preparation of the country and regional reports, synthesis reports, and other related documents and publications;
  • Produce updated information documentation on the project progresses in the ten countries on a regular basis;
  • Serve as the focal point of all communication issues for (governments, national and international partners, etc.) in the project;
  • Maintain records on all aspects of the project, including monitoring of activities and their outcomes; as well as minutes, decisions and recommendations of meetings and workshops;
  • Support the review and analysis of relevant LPI and other documents, the selection of proxies and indicators and preparation of the inception report;
  • Facilitate and support planning and organizing the project planning, inception, validation workshops and capacity building activities and support the organization of LPI-IFPRI regular meetings, take and circulate minutes, etc.;
  • Support the national M&E coordinators in identifying good practices and lessons learned, and in documenting this knowledge for a potential wider replication and use;
  • Contribute to the production of knowledge products (reports and publications) and coordinate peer review process.;   

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

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

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Jobholder requires extensive knowledge and conceptual understanding of a specialized field or a technical or administrative function, e.g. knowledge of relevant policies and procedures determines a course of action based on these guidelines with ability to analyze, interpret and modify complicated information. 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 fixed term for two years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability. IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: CO/011/17 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 29 March 2017.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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CIMMYT Vacancy: Administrative Assistant (Closing date: 29 March 2017)

The Position: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks to recruit a Project Administrative Assistant who will be responsible for providing administrative assistance in general project implementation and management and day-to-day liaison with counterparts.   The incumbent will be a member of CIMMYT Ethiopia located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Addis Ababa campus.

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

Main duties & responsibilities:

The Project Administrative Assistant will provide secretarial and administrative support to the Project and the Project Team, including drafting correspondence, taking of minutes, arranging for the processing of government clearances, making travel arrangements and related tasks. The incumbent carries out her/his functions under the direct supervision of the Project Manager. Specifically, the incumbent will:

  • Monitor project spending and advance requests. Insure appropriate ICC and cost codes are used;
  • Be responsible for day-to-day project correspondence, information sharing and filing ensuring that appropriate follow-up actions are taken. Prepare minutes of project meetings;
  • Assist in organizing meetings, workshops, presentations, trainings. Render logistic support;
  • Collect information related to the Project and provide inputs for website material;
  • Liaise with project counterparts on day-to-day implementation of project activities;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Leader and Project Manager.

 Minimum Requirements:

Education:

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

Experience:

  • At least two years of relevant work experience.  

Skills and Competencies:

  • Efficiency with use of (Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is essential; Familiarity with Accounting and Financial Regulations and Rules will be an asset
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Ability to work independently and to maintain flexibility in working hours;
  • Ability to interact positively and maintain good relations with ILRI and IFPRI staff as well as partners/collaborators;
  • Good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality.
  • Effective planning and organisational skills and ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts.
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally,                          

Duty Station:

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Position level: 1C.

Minimum Base salary: Birr 8,357 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate).

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, fixed term appointment is for one year. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus 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: AA/10/17 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 29 March 2017.

To find more about CIMMYT, visit our Website at www.cimmyt.org.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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CIAT Vacancy: Technical Advisor – External Advert (Closing date: 24 March 2017)

The Position: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT; www.ciat.cgiar.org) seeks to recruit a Technical Advisor, to be based at its Ethiopia Country Office in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus.

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

Main Responsibilities:

The candidate will have interdisciplinary skills that will enable her/him work closely with colleagues in social, biological and physical sciences. She/he should also be equipped with modelling tools for integrating socio-economic and ecological variables. Some of the research/development areas the researcher is expected to contribute include:

  • Conduct integrated socio-ecological modelling to identify best-fit technologies that promote agricultural system transition to productive and eco-efficient state;
  • Map and quantity the multiple functions and service supply of landscapes to develop sustainable restoration and management options;
  • Design and implement integrated water resources development and management practices to enhance soil moisture and promote small-scale irrigation;
  • Identify best-bet site- and context-specific soil management options to enhance soil health, improve productivity while reducing agriculture’s impact on ecosystems;
  • Identify and evaluate socio-economic, biophysical, policy, institutional drivers/enabling factors needed for sustainable implementation and adoptions of land-soil-water management options;
  • Develop tools and suitable indicators to assess landscape ecosystem health and evaluate the eco-efficiency and sustainability of management interventions including tradeoffs and synergies;
  • Contribute towards understanding interactions and feedbacks of processes at plot-farm-landscape levels (including material flows) and devise approaches for integrated analysis following systems approach;
  • Establish and enhance partnership across the region and globally to promote CIAT’s activities;
  • Participate in fund raising activities in collaboration with CIAT colleagues and other partners;
  • Supervise PhD and MSc students as well as interns associated with CIAT and partners;
  • Publish quality products in appropriate avenues.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • PhD in landscape ecology, soil and water conservation, hydrology, system agronomy, or related fields, focusing on integrated watershed management at different scales.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience 

Skill and Competence:

  • Experience in teamwork and people management skills in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent communications skills including verbal, written English and presentation skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, leadership skills and a proven networker;
  • Knowledge and competence in statistical data analysis and modelling;
  • Adequate knowledge and skills and GIS, remote sensing and spatial data analysis;
  • Basic skills in programming are desirable.

Position level:   4A

Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 50,330 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

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

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus 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: TA/08/17 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 24 March 2017.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Vacancy – Consultancy – Policies, Procedures and Regulations Review (Closing date: 16 March, 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to review and re-organize its entire spectrum of policies, procedures and regulations.

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

Scope of work

ILRI has been in operation since the 1970s and has over the years accumulated policies, guidelines regulations and procedures which are quite a mixture of categories and formats. Whilst ILRI has a comprehensive list of these materials, categorized by department and relevant board committee, it is necessary to review and re-organise the entire spectrum of these materials as described below.

The duties of the consultant (in close consultation with the specified unit heads or dedicated designates) will include;

  • Carrying out a comprehensive review of the policies provided (the documents), identifying and advising on any gaps or overlaps including compliance with international laws and regulations as well as CGIAR policies
  • For each topic requiring a policy with underpinning procedures; consolidating and categorizing the existing material as; a single policy, into several separate policies or the procedures and regulations required for implementation
  • Aligning the formatting of all the policies into a uniform format and advising (in line with international standards and good practice), appropriate titles and editing
  • Streamlining the terminology and format for the existing mix of procedures, regulations and guidelines to only procedures and regulations, indicating any revisions required to standardize their formats
  • Allocating policies to the appropriate board committee

Final Products

Initial deliverables to be submitted by 31 March 2017:

  • An overview of the anticipated process that will be undertaken and a recommendation offormat in which the final deliverables will be presented
  • A sample output showing policy and underpinning procedures and regulations for the ICT function
  • A recommendation of format for physical and electronic storage of the policies, procedures and regulations

Final deliverables to be submitted for initial review by 15 September 2017 and revised to final versions by 1 October 2017:

  • A final version of recommendation on format of manual, policies, procedures and regulations for ILRI
  • A comprehensive restructured list of manual, policies, procedures and regulations organized according to their respective board committees
  • A comprehensive list of gaps identified in terms of missing policies, procedures or regulations, or missing sections/scope.
  • A proposed schedule for routine board committee review of policies

Essential Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in international development, public administration, business administration, public policy and other relevant social sciences.
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in institutional reforms, governance organizational development and functional reviews in international organizations including not-for-profit organizations
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of institutional policy and regulatory frameworks in international organizations including CGIAR
  • Relevant similar work experience is an asset
  • Excellent communication, analysis and writing skills
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is a requirement

Consultancy Fee: Payment shall be made at a daily rate based on the deliverables met

Post location: Home based

Duration: 90 days

Expected places of travel: None

Applications:

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 16th March 2017. The consultancy title and  reference number PMM/03/2017 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.

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

 


ILRI Vacancy: Program Accountant (closing date: 21 March 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Accountant to provide financial support to the Animal and Human Health Program. The Program Accountant will provide financial support to the Program ranging from monitoring grant spending, reviewing all charges posted to the projects to be accurate and timely, managing partner spending, positing expenses and reversals as needed, preparation of Financial Reports, assisting in the processing payments among other duties.

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

 Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare donor financial reports /statements and invoices in collaboration with ILRI budget and grants unit, the Animal & Human Health team and project leaders.
  • Processing partner payments and following up to ensure timely payments to sub-grantees.
  • Assist in the management of project funds especially relating to budget monitoring and tracking project finances, reversals for all FSZ project.
  • Maintain proper financial and records of projects.
  • Lead project specific audits.
  • Preparing providing advice on unit costs for proposal budgets and for review by Project/Program Manager and project leader (PL).
  • Review travel expense claims in accordance with ILRI travel policy before approval by PL and regularly consult with staff to confirm and correct details as needed.
  • Preparing internal financial reports as per requests by project leaders- facilitate project activity planning.
  • Monitor and track project partners/collaborators funds as per agreements on regular basis.
  • Review expenditure reports from partners and where necessary initiate corrections to ensure the reports are accurate. Ensure that all support documents have been attached/provided for.
  • Follow up with consultants to ensure timely submission of project advances- travel and field expenses.

 Requirements

  • Bachelor of commerce (Accounting/Finance option),
  • 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 21 March 2017. The position title and reference number REF: PA/A&H/03/2017 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


ILRI Vacancy – Service Coordinator – Internal Advert (Closing date: 3 March 2017)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Service Coordinator who will be a member of Housing, Catering and Conference Services team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Job Purpose:

The Service Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the highest level of service is provided at the cafeteria, Housing, conference services and zebu club at all current and future food outlets and events including meetings, banquets and special events.  Ultimately responsible for the restaurant or banquet facility and the customer’s experience.

Main Duties:

  • Responsible for delivering the highest levels of customer service at all food, conferencing and event outlets;
  • Executes all banquet and event orders per the instruction of the reservation coordinator.
  • Solicits verbal and written feedback from customers at all event and food outlets, and takes action on feedback or provides feedback to the HCC manager for areas not in his/her control;
  • Follows up daily with the executive chef n presentation, quality and quantity provided to ensure the guest expectations are met.  Provides suggestions to the executive chef on the menu items and beverage selection based on customer feedback;
  • Participates in the business planning for the cafeteria, banquet and Zebu Club;
  • Supervises and trains shift supervisors to ensure they are implementing the same standard of friendly customer-driven services.  Ensures shift supervisors interact with customers during their shift, and tis  available to listen  to and take action on customer complaints;
  • Ensures that shift supervisors, bar/waiting persons and waiting persons treat all customers equally with friendliness, dignity and respect without discrimination regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, language, socio-economic status, membership status, employment, rank, new comer versus  long-term etc.;
  • Ensures full adherence to ILRI policies and procedures and operating legalities;
  • Implements high level of general hygiene throughout area of responsibility ensuring that the correct systems are followed to deliver a safe working environment and make sure all team members are trained in food hygiene and follow good hygiene practices at all times in line with the institute’s policy;
  • Ensures all team members are continuously trained in customer service as per the service standard.  Ensures all new staff and temporary staff are fully trained before beginning their service;
  • Ensures risk management systems are in places in the unit and that all have been trained in all aspects of firefighting, safety and security; ensures that the facilities for all food outlets and event facilities are well maintained and are professionally presented each day.  Follows up on maintenance requests and ensures that the area is in proper order / cleared of debris and unused furniture/equipment at all times;
  • Determines required staffing levels for each event/service, and plans in advance.  Manages relationship, training and motivation of staff;
  • Provides monthly reports on the banquet function, Cafeteria and Zebu Club performance every month. Uses the system effectively for the daily charge;
  • Maintains the inventory of banquet and service equipment for both Cafeteria and Zebu Club;
  • Schedules and manages an appropriate shift system for the shift supervisors, bar/waiting persons, and waiting persons;
  • Monitors the manning on the service area and functions.  Interacts with customers to ensure positive customer experience;
  • Accountable for complying with proper control systems of the cashier and food/beverage sales;
  • Monitors the food and beverage sales to ensure proper control and accountability;
  • Responsible for the upkeep of all equipment and function rooms to the standards and the Health & Safety polices;
  • Responds promptly to health and safety audits/recommendations;
  • Coordinates outside service providers used for the function.

People management:

  • Communicates required information to relevant parties on a timely basis;
  • Conducts weekly one on one meetings with the team members to provide encouragement and critical feedback;
  • Delegates authority to shift supervisors to respond to customer complaints as they see fit (to replace, change or comp an order);
  • Manages the training and development process within own area of the business;
  • Liaises and coordinates with clients, front office, engineering & facilities management, housekeeping, catering and conference assistant to ensure  relevant information is provided to the supervisors on a timely basis per the event order;
  • Attends relevant banquet and food & beverage meetings and liaises with the reservation and events coordinator on a daily basis to review functions. Provides customer feedback to the executive chef through the housing, catering and conference Services Manager.

Customer Experience

  • Carries out quarterly surveys with in and comparable market to ensure that  products and prices are always in line with our the competitive set and the customers’ expectations;
  • Follows up on the customer feedback which will be  collected through guest service questionnaires experience and ensuring that all comments are shared with the team and that positive comments are celebrated and negative feedbacks are analysed and addressed;
  • Be flexible to business demands, ensuring that there is always awareness of the peak areas of the business and any assistance that is needed within the Food & Beverage section;
  • Interacts with internal and external guests;
  • Attends relevant banquet and food & beverage meetings and liaises with the reservation and events coordinator on a daily basis to review functions. Customer feedback to the executive chef through the HCC manager;
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • First degree in Restaurant or Hotel Management or related field from a recognized Institute.
  • City Government of Addis Ababa Occupational Competency Assessment and Certification centre (OCACC) on food and beverage service or hotel operation

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in related field in an international standard restaurant or hotel or institution.
  • At least three years supervisory experience

Skills:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken  English
  • Customer service skill. Ability to interact with customers in a friendly way.
  • Quality control skill
  • Organizational skill
  • Problem solving skill
  • Proven ability to supervise a team
  • Reporting and record keeping skill

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade:  2D 

Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 21,367 (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: SC/07/2017 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 3 March 2017.

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

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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IFPRI Vacancy: Research Associate (Closing date: 8 March 2017)

The position: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to hire a Research Associate to work with the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) country research focal point and research team. The incumbent will support research, stakeholder communications and policy engagement activities under a broad portfolio of the A4NH research program in the country.

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

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this job will include giving support to stakeholder communications and engagement, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, literature reviews and support to preparation of reports, meeting notes/minutes, journal manuscripts, and presentations.   Successful candidates will work with the A4NH research team in Ethiopia as well as other partners who straddle academic fields in nutrition, health and economics etc. and work in strong collaborative project teams. Opportunities exist for co- authored publications, conference presentations and travel within Ethiopia and internationally.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Assists with the coordination process of the A4NH research programme in Ethiopia;
  • Assists with stakeholder engagement and research implementation for the A4NH research programme in Ethiopia;
  • Contributes to conducting literature reviews, preparing presentations and presentation materials as needed;
  • Provides research, analytical and preparation support for meetings, workshops and conferences, including systematic documentation of meetings and events;
  • Supports activities related to communications and knowledge mobilization (media engagement, stakeholder consultations, writing blogs, preparation of research and policy briefs);.
  • Any other responsibilities that will be assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Economics.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant post-Masters’ work experience.

Skills:

  • Experience using statistical software packages, especially Stata.
  • Prior work experience with research or development organizations.
  • Excellent spoken and written English; good written skills are crucial.
  • Ability to work independently, and pay close attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills, high energy, ability to multi-task and work well with people.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Ethiopia, including to rural areas, and internationally.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with research, government and development institutions in Ethiopia.
  • Experience working with international and national researchers will be an advantage.
  • Experience with and/or exposure to qualitative research methods.
  • Knowledge of agriculture, nutrition or health programmes in Ethiopia.                           

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with frequent travel within Ethiopia including to rural areas

Job level:   2D.

Monthly Base Salary: Ethiopian Birr 21,367 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position and the appointment is a fixed term for two years. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

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

Applications:  Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: RA/06/17 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 8 March 2017.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Vacancy: Post-doctoral Scientist – Animal Health (closing date: 16 March 2017)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral scientist to provide food safety linkage with Cgiar Research Program (CRP) Livestock, strengthen food safety capacity in Nairobi and to build collaborations with German partners.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Complete publications from Safe Food, Fair Food project.
  • Supporting getting Safe Food, Fair Food project findings to CRP L&F policy platforms (maintain engagement with CRP L&F with reference to Safe Food, Fair Food outcome mapping strategy, maintain blog post on food safety in informal markets)
  • Supporting on logistics, workshop agenda
  • Assist with MoreMilk (base line data collection; systematic literature review)
  • Support completing mPig (annual donor report; analysis and write-up of results; develop concept note for follow up grant)
  • Relationship management with German partners
  • Participate in ILRI institutional activities

Requirements:

  • PhD. In veterinary science related field; Epidemiology, parasitology, or food science is preferred
  • CPD courses in epidemiology or a related subject
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in livestock value chains and  extended exposure to research on food safety in informal markets in developing countries;
  • Skills in participatory risk analysis, design and implementation of prevalence, risk factor and KAP studies;
  • Science communication track record and experience in organizing and delivering training;
  • Fluent English and German required and knowledge of one or more languages in countries where ILRI is active preferred (especially French, Vietnamese, Swahili)

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 16 March 2017. The position title and reference number: PD/AH/02/2017 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.


ICARDA Vacancy – Driver – EXTERNAL (Closing date: 15 February 2017)

Job Description

Driver

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

REF: D/04/17

1 February 2017

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) seeks to hire a driver based at Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, who will be a member of ICARDA-Ethiopia team.

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Completion of secondary education
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience and safe driving record

Training:

  • Valid driving license for land cruisers
  • Automotive background is advantageous

Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is essential

Duty Station:  Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Grade: 1B

Minimum Base: 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 with fixed term contract for two and half years. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

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/04/17 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 15 February 2017.

To find more about ICARDA, visit our Website at www.icarda.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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