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ILRI Vacancy: Driver – INTERNAL (Closing date: 10 November 2016)

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

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

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

Job Purpose:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Education:

  • Completion of secondary education.

Skills:

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

Training:

  • Valid driving license for land cruisers. 

Experience:

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

Duty Station:     Debre Birhan, Ethiopia

Grade: 1B

Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 6,268 (Negotiable, depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: D/42/2016 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 10 November 2016.

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

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

For country research teams:

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

For overall program implementation:

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

Requirements

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

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

Position level: The position level is 5B.

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

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 2 December 2016. The position title and reference number PP/CRP/10/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI Vacancy: Regional Communications Officer, Hanoi Vietnam (Closing date: 17 November 2016)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Regional Communication Officer to provide communication and dissemination support to research, management, experts and partners in Vietnam and across East and Southeast Asia. It will also be part of ILRI’s global communications and knowledge management community of practice working across the institute.

ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in West and southern Africa and South and Southeast Asia. www.ilri.org.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. www.cgiar.org.

Key responsibilities

  • Write, edit and produce communication and knowledge sharing products targeted to reach different audiences (researchers, policy makers, media), following ILRI guidelines
  • Ensure that all products (photos, video, documents, presentations) of ILRI activities are captured, described, and published on ILRI-supported platforms
  • Produce popular materials for ILRI’s regional communication platform such as online content, blogs, briefs and other print publication, audiovisual narrations, etc.
  • Produce/edit and manage photo captions and  video scripts for online and print publication
  • Publish online country and project profiles/media releases/blogs/hot topics/success stories using a variety of media.
  • Provide guidelines/guidance to ILRI staff on style and format for different outlets and audiences Support the design, and maintenance of websites and wikis, with other ILRI communications staff
  • Coordinate with photographers, designers, and publishers regarding the provision of materials and services for publications and video
  • Establish and maintain linkages with ILRI research staff in the region, with ILRI communications staff at headquarters in East Africa, and with a range of partners in the region for information dissemination and public awareness
  • Participate in regional events to support documenting and communicating outcomes
  • Facilitate communications and knowledge sharing among ILRI staff and partners/ stakeholders in the region, producing regular project updates and documenting and sharing insights and results as needed
  • Contribute to the ILRI-wide communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) community of practice, participate in CKM learning, reviewing and planning activities and ensure that these activities follow ILRI standards and agreed channels
  • Carry out other tasks that may be required by the Regional Representative and scientists in project management activities from time to time
  • Support other tasks as assigned to assist Office Manager to ensure smooth running of the office and projects.

 Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Development Communication, Journalism, Languages or related field
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Vietnamese and English required
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in developing communication products
  • Experience working with partners, including government agencies
  • Familiar with use of a variety of social media
  • Proficiency in computer applications and a working knowledge of the internet and email
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Careful, organized and flexible
  • Able to undertake occasional travels when required
  • Working experience with international organizations or NGO(s) is an advantage
  • Working experience in the development context is preferable
  • Experience in developing training materials and acting as resource person in training preferable
  • Experience in facilitating workshops, conducting trainings preferable
  • A good track record on produced communication materials is an advantage

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Hanoi Office, Vietnam for a 2 years fixed term period with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Job Level

This position is job level 2D and open to Vietnamese nationals. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 17 November 2016. The position title and reference number REF: RCO Hanoi /11/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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


ILRI Vacancy: Regional Program Leader – CCAFS (Closing date: 2 December 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Regional Program Leader who will play a crucial role in research, partnership development and management in the East Africa region.

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

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

The position:

 The International Livestock Research Institute – ILRI, is one of the 15 not-for-profit Centers funded by various countries, private foundations, international and regional organizations that make up the CGIAR. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic six-year partnership with the overall goal to catalyze positive change towards climate-smart agriculture, food systems and landscapes, and thereby contribute to CGIAR outcomes on poverty alleviation, food and nutritional security, and natural resources. CCAFS brings together strategic research in agricultural science, development research, climate science, and Earth System science, to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and tradeoffs between climate change, agriculture and food security. CCAFS is structured around four closely inter-linked global research Flagships: Priorities and Policies for Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA); Climate-Smart Technologies and Practices; Low Emissions Development; Climate Services and Safety Nets.

As a collective effort, CCAFS will become a hub that facilitates action on climate change by all CGIAR centers, other CGIAR Research Programs and a wide range of partners while involving farmers, policy makers, donors and other stakeholders, to integrate their knowledge and needs into the tools and approaches that are developed.

The position holder will mainly be responsible for; ensuring coherence amongst CCAFS Flagships from field to regional level; play a key role in achieving outcomes and impacts at national and regional levels; lead and contribute to strategic research publications and contribute significantly to resource mobilization. He/she will link with other Regional Program Leaders and Flagship Leaders to build a coherent global program.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an engagement, partnership and communications plan for the region, taking into consideration the overarching theory of change and on-going and future activities
  • Support and promote outcomes and impact from CCAFS –funded research undertaken by partners in the region
  • Develop a pipeline of strategic CCAFS research products for the region and contribute to their publication
  • Facilitate synergies amongst partners and activities related to the effect of climate change on agriculture in the region
  • Ensure close link and support of CGIAR efforts at Site Integration, and in particular to ILRI’s leadership of Site Integration in Ethiopia
  • Contribute actively to the resource mobilization strategies of CCAFS and ILRI

Requirements

  • A PhD in Agriculture or related discipline
  • Atleast 8 -10 years’ post-doctoral experience in conducting agriculture and climate change research.
  • Experience in managing / coordninating agriculture and climate change programs.
  • Evidence of the ability to foster outcomes and impacts from research and engagement
  • Experience, and ability to produce credible scientific outputs, in any of the topics that CCAFS will deal with in its science program (thus the position is open to candidates from multiple disciplines)
  • Experience in developing and implementing engagement, partnership and communications plans while building upon previously established networks in the region
  • Experience in fostering teamwork and collaborative cross-disciplinary approaches
  • A strong track record in resource mobilization.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in one of regional languages is an advantage.

Post location: The position is based at Addis, Ethiopia

Position level: The position level is 5B.

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

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

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development  through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 2 December 2016. The position title and reference number PL/ CCAFS /11/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI Vacancy: ICT Customer Services Technician – FIXED TERM (Closing date: 15 November 2016)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an ICT Customer Services Technician who will be a member of Information and Communication Technology team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

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

Job Purpose:

The ICT Customer Services Technician who will be responsible for responding to customer requests by diagnosing and resolving problems and for supporting the ongoing technology needs of all employees by providing Level 1 and 2 help desk support. He/she works with a broad range of infrastructure products and basic networking components.  He/she provides maintenance and support for moderately to highly complex client products and work on one or more projects concurrently as a team member.

Main Duties:

SERVICE DESK:

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

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:

  • Carry out standard administrative duties that include processing and follow up of procurements; keeping contracts, staff attendance records and other documents, process payment requests, office administration, staff travel and other administrative tasks;
  • Process re-charges for services provided through the ICT Unit, telephone use, copier/printer use, and other ICT recharges;
  • Assist in organizing events, training, meetings and workshops;
  • Participates as required in ICT customer services and unit administration projects that are implemented by the ICT Customer Services team.

CLIENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT:

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

TECHNICAL SUPPORT:

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

SERVICE LEVEL MANAGEMENT:

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

SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS:

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

SECURITY:

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

DOCUMENTATION:

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

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT:

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

COMMUNICATIONS/CONSULTING:

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

BUSINESS CONTINUITY:

  • Communicate suggestions on backup and recovery procedures.

RESEARCH/EVALUATIONS:

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

TESTING:

  • Participates in integration and user acceptance testing

PROJECT PLANNING:

  • Provides input during project planning and requirements phase.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of basic to moderately complex hardware and software products and problem solving / diagnostic skills.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of IT work experience.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade:  2B

Minimum Base Salary: Birr 12,536 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, appointment is fixed term for three 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 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: ICST/43/2016 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 15 November 2016.

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

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Vacancy: ICT Infrastructure Officer – INTERNAL (Closing date: 8 November 2016)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an ICT Infrastructure Officer who will be a member of Information and Communication Technology team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

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

Job Purpose:

The ICT Infrastructure Officer maintains, monitors and supports systems in a global environment.  The incumbent in this role works on multiple projects as a project team member or a team lead and performs troubleshooting for moderately complex hardware, operating system software and network problems.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

ADMINISTRATION:

  • Manages user access to, systems, servers, networks and files;
  • Administers the set-up of new profiles, creates and updates access permissions and maintains user accounts;
  • Installs, configures and maintains system hardware and software components of infrastructure platforms;
  • Maintains tracking and configuration documentation and plans;
  • Determines if inactive accounts should be deleted;
  • Administers Storage Area Network (SAN);
  • Maintains tracking and configuration documentation and plans;

PERFORMANCE MONITORING:

  • Prepares performance and control reports;
  • Performs capacity workload modelling and availability analysis for a variety of platforms and environments;
  • Monitors system-operating capacity in terms of disk space, tape storage, memory CPU and bandwidth utilization;
  • Determines the required course of action to improve performance and escalates when appropriate;
  • Develops, maintains, recommends, documents and supports tools and backend utilities to provide capacity planning management;

COMPUTER OPERATIONS:

  • Operates computer hardware systems and related peripheral equipment;
  • Monitors systems on a 24×7 schedule;
  • Analyzes operational processes and recommends improvements;
  • Performs maintenance procedures;
  • Validates input and output data for completeness and accuracy;
  • Analyzes job processes and recommends improvements;
  • Reviews historical data for trend analysis;

PRODUCTION SUPPORT:

  • Provides Level 2 production support;
  • Troubleshoots escalated problems by analyzing root causes and evaluating multiple options;
  • Researches, analyzes and implements software or hardware changes to rectify any problems;
  • Seeks technical assistance or escalates problem, when necessary;

MAINTENANCE:

  • Performs routine maintenance tasks for infrastructure systems such as backups, patch management and hot fixes;
  • Monitors health of systems and provides appropriate recommendations when required;

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Analyzes and reports on operational metrics to understand performance and to ensure success in process improvements;

SECURITY:

  • Works with IT Security, where needed, in investigations and/or audits of systems;
  • Analyzes audit trails to detect systematic security violations;
  • Reports security issues when appropriate;
  • Adheres to security requirements;

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS (SLAs):

  • Monitors production, outputs, and services to ensure that SLA’s, and other quality metrics, are being met;

BUSINESS CONTINUITY:

  • Administers archival activities such as installing, upgrading, configuring, and scheduling and monitoring, jobs;
  • Performs data image archiving;
  • Performs off-site storage procedures;
  • Verifies that system backups run successfully;
  • Assures and manages fail-over capability of infrastructure platforms

POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND STANDARDS:

  • Adheres to policies, procedures and standards.

PROJECT PLANNING:

  • Leads short-term project planning efforts with team members;

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Works with systems engineers to understand technical requirements;

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION:

  • Assists in the evaluation of future technologies and makes recommendations;

DOCUMENTATION/USER GUIDES:

  • Documents new or modified functions, modules and test activities/results according to specified guidelines and on selected media;

COMMUNICATIONS/CONSULTATION:

Supports and participates in the formal reporting of project status;

TESTING:

  • Develops test cases and files;
  • Conducts testing to ensure requirements are met;
  • Validates test results;
  • Provides feedback on test results.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or related field 

Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant information technology work experience.
  • Requires strong knowledge and experience with multiple system environments, servers, and storage devices.

Skills:

  • Good communication and 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, 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: IIO/38/2016 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 8 November 2016.

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

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Assistant – IRRI (Closing date: 14 November 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant on behalf of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to support the projects Organizational Unit’s (OU’s) research objectives related to plant breeding (conventional and molecular including trait marker development).

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

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

ILRI hosts the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Nairobi (www.irri.org) with its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna in the Philippines. IRRI aims to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability of rice farming. The incumbent will collect and analyse data while working closely with collaborating partners. S/he will contribute to data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for reports, publications and presentations/posters, as well as assist in training activities. The position will be based in Mwea, Kirinyaga County, with laboratory work at ILRI’s Nairobi campus.

Key responsibilities

  • Apply conventional and molecular methods/techniques that guarantee the success of the experiment (plant breeding)
  • Participate in planning the support/manpower needed and set up work schedule
  • Coordinate with collaborating OUs on the timely supply of materials needed
  • Prepare the materials and equipment needed based on research outline provided
  • Coordinate with collaborators on their research activities as required
  • Assist in supervising and overseeing the work of research technician /or contract workers to ensure that research activities are implemented according to plan and specific standards
  • Contribute to the preservation of research areas and direct the maintenance of technical equipment (repair/replacement)
  • Collect and process data to its required form
  • Identify inconsistencies in the data collection and/or missing information
  • Carry out graphical and statistical data analysis
  • Update database for storage and retrieval of information/data
  • Provide appropriate data and information about experiment(s)/research experiment
  • Contribute to manuscripts/write –ups for annual reports and publications in referred journals as well as presentation/posters for national and international conferences
  • Act as resource person for training students in laboratory and visitors
  • Assist in supervising the work of technicians/contract workers
  • Provide feedback on performance of contract workers to immediate supervisor
  • Assist in capacity building
  • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor from time to time

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or related field
  • At least three years’ experience working on rice or related crop
  • Experience in molecular breeding
  • Experience in field experimental designs and field and molecular data analysis packages
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid Motorcycle Driving License

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position for a 2 years fixed term period, based at Mwea in Kirinyaga County with laboratory work at ILRI’s Nairobi campus.

Job Level

This position is at job level 2C and open to Kenyan nationals only. 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 14 November 2016. The position title and reference number REF: RA/IRRI/10/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Assistant-BecA (Closing date: 13 November 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to provide laboratory technical support for a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) funded project on whole genome sequencing of African swine fever.

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

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

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

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of pig samples and panels for serological and molecular diagnosis
  • Virus isolation and quantification
  • Virus DNA amplification using in vitro culture methods
  • DNA extraction, PCR amplification and sequencing
  • Analysis of sequence data
  • Manage the project’s biological repository
  • Record keeping and reporting
  • Assist in Capacity building

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Animal Science or relevant field
  • At least two years working experience in a laboratory environment
  • Experience in laboratory aseptic techniques, culture media preparation, tissue and virus culture, serological and molecular diagnostic techniques and molecular biology techniques
  • Experience working with DNA viruses will be an added advantage
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer literacy

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus for a 2 year term with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Job Level

This position is at job level 2B and open to Kenyan nationals only.   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 13 November 2016. The position title and reference number REF: RA/BecA/10/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

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ICIPE Vacancy: Driver/Field Assistant (Closing date: 11 November 2016)

The position:  The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire a Driver/Field Assistant who will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Main Responsibilities:

  • Undertakes driving assignments given by the Project Coordinator and other professional staff of the YESH project;
  • Operates, maintains and cleans assigned vehicles with care and reports any damage immediately to the Project Coordinator;
  • Records and maintains the log-book for all vehicles that the responsibility of the project or vehicles hired by the project for specific activities either from other ILRI units or outside ILRI;
  • Responsible for all tools, equipment and spare parts of assigned vehicles;
  • Responsible for checking all the assigned vehicles of the project every morning;
  • Liaises with Transport Unit to ensure that routine service and maintenance is undertaken timely;
  • Purchases small items or procure other services from outside ILRI for the project if required;
  • Assists professional staff, Research Assistants and Associates in the field work;
  • Keeps an inventory of equipment used by enumerators and field assistants while in the field;
  • Be responsible for payment of enumerators in the field, if required and asked by the Project;
  • Assists in handling of office duties when required;
  • Regularly acquits and clears all cash advances for field activities;
  • Assists in translating questionnaires to proper languages at survey sites;
  • Assists in the logistic preparation, printing and dissemination of data collection questionnaires;
  • Assists in the administering manpower and other resources in planned field works;
  • Assists Project Coordinator in recruiting field supervisors and enumerators;
  • Assists field supervisors in the follow up and support of enumerators and field assistants;
  • Performs other related duties assigned by the project coordinator.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • Secondary school completed  or Vocational and technical diploma

 

Experience:

  • Five years of work experience after completion of secondary school education
  • Two years of work after completion of vocational and technical diploma training

Skills:

  • Valid driving license to operate field vehicles
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English essential
  • Willingness to work after office hours and/or holidays if required
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good inter-personal relationship

Training:

  • Auto mechanics knowledge is advantageous plus relevant technical training

Duty Station:   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

Position level:   1C.

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 7,312 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability.  ICIPE offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. ICIPE is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.  The ILRI Addis campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities that are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference numbers should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 11 November 2016.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Associate – Natural Resources Management and Institutions – INTERNAL (Closing date: 1 November 2016)

The position: ILRI is recruiting a Research Associate – Natural Resources Management and Institutions to conduct field research on the strategies of development actors supporting community-based natural resources management and on institutions and governance in rangeland settings.

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

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

Main duties & responsibilities:

To liaise with community organizations to establish partnerships and identify research sites and case studies;

To conduct social science field research on varied approaches to supporting and strengthening institutions and governance for community rangeland management. This will involve:

  • Engaging with leadership of community range management organizations, community members, and staff of NGOs and government agencies;
  • Conducting focus groups and interviews;
  • Reviewing documentation.

To carry out qualitative analysis of field research and secondary sources. This will involve:

  • Identification of common themes, categorization and analysis of different dimensions of governance in range management cases;
  • Comparative analysis and synthesis across cases;
  • Assisting with project logistics related to fieldwork and other activities as necessary;
  • Report writing;
  • Contributing to papers for academic journals;
  • Assisting with any other communication of research results to partners and communities.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Education:
  • A master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies, International Development Studies, Political Science, Rural Development or similar discipline

Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ of post-Masters experience
  • Experience working in, and demonstrated knowledge of, pastoralist/rangeland settings
  • Experience with qualitative and participatory approaches to research and analysis
  • Experience working on natural resource governance and management issues in rangeland settings

Skills:

  • Experience working in, and demonstrated knowledge of, pastoralist/rangeland settings
  • Experience with qualitative and participatory approaches to research and analysis
  • Experience working on natural resource governance and management issues in rangeland settings
  • Excellent Capacity in using STATA and SPSS
  • Fluent in English, Amharic and Afaan Oromo
  • Excellent English language writing skills 

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job level:   2D.

Monthly 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 and the appointment is a fixed term for eight 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. 

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/40/16 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 1 November 2016.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Associate – Dryland Restoration – INTERNAL (Closing date: 21 October 2016)

The position: ILRI is recruiting a Research Associate – Dryland Restoration who will assist coordination and implementation of action research with development partners, leading to improved land restoration through adaptive management, focused primarily on Ethiopia.

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

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

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Leading the collection and processing of primary field data and secondary data pertaining to the effectiveness and sustainability of land restoration techniques;
  • Assisting with analysis of data in order to develop tools and guidelines for scaling land restoration;
  • Assisting liaison with development partners and communities to maintain relationships;
  • Training partners and communities in implementing studies, including participatory monitoring of the effectiveness of technical approaches to land restoration;
  • Assisting with project logistics related to fieldwork and other activities as necessary; and
  • Assisting with communication of research results to partners and communities.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:
  • A master’s degree in Agriculture, Rural Development or related field

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ of relevant experience

Required:

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research with farmers and especially pastoralists
  • Experience collecting field data through surveys and technical measurements
  • Demonstrated experience in working with agricultural development projects or programs
  • Pro-active and detailed-oriented personality who can operate both individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication both orally and written in English, Amharic, and Afaan Oromo
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and approaches
  • Willingness to travel and work in possibly in difficult field conditions as necessary

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing agricultural research with farming and herding communities, or managing agricultural development projects or program
  • Demonstrated knowledge on and experience with agricultural systems in both the Ethiopian highlands and pastoral lowland areas of Ethiopia
  • Understanding of the agricultural sector, especially livestock, in Ethiopia

Skills:

  • Excellent Capacity in using STATA and SPSS
  • Basic training and certification and proficiency in appropriate PC use
  • Accuracy in data quality, good understanding of relevant administrative processes
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Good Understanding of networking (LAN and WAN)                       

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Job level:   2D. 

Monthly 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 and the appointment is a fixed term for one year. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

Applications:  Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: RA/37/16 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 21 October 2016.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Procurement and Logistic Assistant – Fixed Term (Closing date: 21 October 2016)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Procurement and Logistic Assistant who will be a member of the Supply Chain team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General:  The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 research centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).  www.ilri.org.

Job Purpose:

The Procurement and Logistic Assistant sources whatever the business requires and searches for better deals.  Engages with suppliers, government offices i.e. Customs Authority and Transit Agents for the smooth clearance of shipment from abroad.  It needs to be cost effective while also dealing with other factors such as sustainability, risk management and ethical issues.

Key Duties & responsibilities:

  • Assists the Procurement Officer in the purchases of goods and services required by the Institute, locally or overseas, following the Institute’s established Procurement policies, procedures and guideline;
  • Registers all incoming requisitions and updates status report on procurement for inclusion and circulation in the status report;
  • Prepares transport documentation accompanying dispatches such as packing lists, waybills and loading details to accompany shipment;
  • Prepares periodic procurement/shipping updates and circulates to the supply chain unit;
  • Plans and organizes the day-to-day local purchase activities ahead of time including review and assignments of work to the Local Purchase. Local purchases include, but are not limited to, animal feed, stationery, cafeteria supplies, sanitary supplies, fuel supplies, pharmaceutical products, lab./field supplies, construction materials, uniforms & protective wear, tools and spare parts and pest control services;
  • Handles purchase requisitions from ILRI cost centers; and obtains ‘competitive’ quotations from suppliers in order to determine the most favorable prices, product quality, timely delivery, payment terms and other conditions of supply;
  • Prepares quotation analysis charts for local and oversea purchase to be reviewed by the Procurement Officer and approved by requesting cost centers;
  • Prepare a purchase order trough ERP system
  • Ensures that all government and other documentation required for purchase is processed promptly and accurately and followed up to ensure that unnecessary delays are not experienced;
  • Follows-up and keep supervisor as well as concerned requestors informed of the status of outstanding purchase orders periodically as appropriate;
  • Arranges transportation of purchased goods to ILRI premises in Addis Ababa as per purchase requisitions;
  • Maintains appropriate purchase records, documentation and relevant information about suitable local suppliers, price list and catalogues in the data base for reference by interested persons/units;
  • Collects documents for items received at the Airport from Airport cargo or the shipping agents and obtain duty-free authorization;
  • Ensures that all required government documentation is processed promptly and accurately and followed up properly so that unnecessary delays can be avoided;
  • Follows-up with the clearing agents and expedite delivery of imports by air/sea freight;
  • Expedites prompt clearance of delicate and perishable goods or arrange for temporary cold-storage if necessary;
  • Maintains proper record to show the current status of all goods awaiting clearance and report to the Supervisor on daily basis;
  • Compiles up-to-date information on rules and regulations relating to clearing, forwarding and associated tariffs including inland transportation (e.g Djibouti-Addis);
  • Exercises good judgment about driving safety; and reviews, on weekly basis, the reasonableness of daily mileage covered by vehicles assigned to Procurement on the bases of properly maintained vehicle-logbooks;
  • Performs any other duties related to Procurement including clearance of imported goods as assigned by the supervisor; and also deputizes for the Procurement Officer when on leave or mission.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • At least a Diploma in Procurement and Supplies Management from a recognized college

Experience:

  • Five years’ relevant work experience

Skills and Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of supply sources
  • Good organization skills
  • Ability to plan and co-ordinate routine operations
  • Ability to negotiate prices to the advantages of the Institute
  • Rigorous approach to duties
  • Ability to use PCs
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and other documentation

Personal qualities required

  • Sound interpersonal communication and good personal organization
  • Integrity, honesty and confidentiality
  • Ability to cope with pressure

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Grade:  2A

Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 10,445 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with a fixed term contract for four 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 Addis 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: PLA/36/2016 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on Ethiojobs.net on or before 21 October 2016.

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

 

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ILRI Vacancy: Database Manager and Analyst – LIVES Project – INTERNAL (Closing date: 21 October 2016)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – INTERNAL

Database Manager and Analyst

Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

REF:  DMA/35/16

14 October 2016

The position: ILRI is recruiting a Database Manager and Analyst who will be based in Addis Ababa and be a member of the Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project in ILRI-Ethiopia. 

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

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

The Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project is an initiative designed by ILRI, IWMI (the International Water Management Institute) and their Ethiopian partners to enhance income and gender equitable wealth creation for smallholders and other value chain actors through increased and sustained market off-take of high-value livestock and irrigated crop commodities. It will design and implement interventions to improve market orientation of semi-commercial farmers for enhanced competitiveness, sustainability and equity in value chains in four regions of Ethiopia.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Provides support as data manager in development, maintenance and enhancement of databases using Computer Aided Personal Interview (CAPI) for data collection in the field;
  • Assists on socioeconomics surveys in training of Computer Aided Personal Interview (CAPI) netbook system and supervision of enumerators and supervisors in the field;
  • Provides skilled statistical/econometrics analysis of research data using advanced statistical software programs/languages and database;
  • Assists in model development and calibration.
  • Performs quality control checks during the transfer of records from ‘work-in-progress’ to ‘finalized-version’ databases for work accomplished with emphasis on relevance, comprehensiveness, conformity to established rules & standards;
  • Maintaining and extracting relevant records, selection of fields/variables to be incorporated in statistical analysis, automating/querying (through programming) as much of the data transformations as possible;
  • Provides guidance to graduate fellows on data management and analysis to support how to manipulate their research data;
  • Uploads and manages research outputs on the project’s wiki;
  • Advising users in the operation of application software, computers and peripherals;
  • Assists LIVES Senior Scientists/Research Coordinator in different capacity building trainings for research and development partners. 

Minimum Requirements:

Education:
  • At least BSc degree in Information System, Computer Science, Economics, Agricultural economics or closely related fields. 

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ of relevant experience. 

Skills:

  • Excellent Capacity in using STATA and SPSS
  • Basic training and certification and proficiency in appropriate PC use
  • Accuracy in data quality, good understanding of relevant administrative processes
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Good Understanding of networking (LAN and WAN)
  • Data Management and Analysis skills
  • Model development and calibration                            

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Job level:   2D. 

Monthly 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 fixed term for one year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc. 

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: DMA/35/16 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 21 October 2016.

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ILRI Vacancy: Head of Business Development (open until filled)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a dynamic Head for its Business Development initiatives. The Head of Business Development will play the lead role in ensuring that the growing demand for livestock research in developing countries is translated into new investment in ILRI’s research portfolio that builds on our strengths and partnerships. This position will be responsible for establishing an important part of ILRI’s toolkit for growing the institute from it’s current annual turnover of US$80M to its goal of US$200M.

ILRI’s mission is to improve food, nutritional security and to reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock— ensuring better lives through livestock www.ilri.org.  ILRI is co-hosted by the governments of Ethiopia and Kenya and has regional and country offices in 16 other locations in Africa, South and South East Asia. It has a work force of about 750 staff globally, drawn from about 40 nationalities and works through extensive partnership arrangements with research and development institutions in both the developed and developing parts of the world.

ILRI is one of 15 CGIAR research centres and is the only centre dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. www.cgiar.org

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop an institutional strategy and implementation plan for broadening the investor base of the organization, and successfully develop substantial funding streams, in line with ILRI’s Corporate Strategy
  • Actively grow and maintain the institute’s networks with investors and enhance cooperation with donor governments through personal contacts and consultations to identify further scope for research for development activities
  • Develop and implement an investor communication strategy in collaboration with the Public Awareness and Research teams
  • Oversee day-to-day communications with donors regarding grants and institutional fundraising
  • Develop, implement and supervise internal processes and procedures to support researchers in the development of high quality research proposals
  • Provide oversight of the Business Development unit

Requirements

  • Advanced  degree  in  non-profit  management,  fundraising,  communications,  business  administration  or related degree plus equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in fundraising in not-for-profit organizations
  • Proven experience in fundraising for international organizations in developing countries, particularly the agriculture/livestock sectors, including playing the lead role in generating large grants
  • Extensive personal networks among investors supporting agriculture
  • Excellent networking skills and proven ability to work with a diverse number of partners/stakeholders
  • Ability to bring together people and ideas in innovative ways aligned to both scientific and donor landscapes
  • Track record in bringing together funding and leading creative teams addressing complex problems
  • Experience in engaging with multidisciplinary teams and understand the highly dispersed and networked nature of modern science

Post location: The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya

Position level: 5A

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

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae with full details of current remuneration: a list of publications and names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be included in the curriculum vitae. The position title and reference number: HE/BD/09/2016 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com screening of applications will start on 31stOctober 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: Research Assistant- IITA (Closing date: 18 October 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant on behalf of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to be responsible for data curation and management of large volumes of diverse data from Phenotyping experiments across generations of crop breeding, genotyping platforms, sequencing and tissue culture for Banana and Cassava Breeding.

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

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

ILRI hosts the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nairobi. IITA (www.iita.org) with its headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria, works with partners throughout Africa and beyond to reduce producer and consumer risks, enhance crop quality and productivity, and generate wealth from agriculture

Key Responsibilities

  • Data curation and management
  • Developing and maintaining data management systems
  • Maintain coherent repository of Crop Information allowing public access and secondary use for predictive breeding and comparative biology
  • Work in tandem with the Cassavabase, Musabase and Integrated Breeding Platform teams
  • Define and implement data standards and best practices for Research Data Management by developing ontologies, phenotyping protocols, quality standards, Trait dictionaries, templates and fieldbooks
  • Creating training modules and other modules and facilitating course delivery

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Statistics or Bioinformatics from recognized University
  • 1-2 years in Data Management
  • Experience in developing data management systems for agricultural research
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural partnerships
  • Familiarity with databases, commercial plant breeding software systems will be an added advantage

Terms of Appointment

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 18 October 2016. The position title and reference number REF: RA/IITA/10/16 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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ILRI Consultancy: Sustainable Rangeland Management Project in Tanzania – Intermittent support (closing date 10 October 2016)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Consultant within the Livestock, Systems and Environment program to provide intermittent support in the sustainable management of rangelands in villages, including the securing of village lands through village certification and village land use planning

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

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

Scope of work

The scope of work includes:

  • Guiding the project team including government, ILRI staff, and civil society organisations (CSOs) in implementing project activities while taking into consideration;  Tanzania policy and legislation; experiences of village land use planning (VLUP) and joint village land use planning (JVLUP) to date; potential arising conflicts during the planning process; the involvement of different government organisations (livestock, land, other) at different levels; the local village context (social, political, environmental, economic, cultural); and other factors
  • Achieving the expansion of the OLENGAPA JVLUP as a finalised updated map/plan; and joint village land use planning underway in at least two new project sites
  • Closely working with the CSOs implementing the project in the project sites including providing technical oversight in the implementation of activities in the project areas, under management of the Project Manager
  • Representing the project as agreed with Project Manager in meetings or other areas as required.
  • Taking responsibility for project activities in the field in the absence of the Project Manager as agreed
  • Working closely with ILRI’s project international technical adviser, including in developing project activities, publications, government liaison etc
  • Engaging with the National Land Use Planning Commission (NLUPC) and other government offices to ensure they are aware of project activities, and that opportunities for partnership are being utilised
  • Keeping up to date with and informing the Project staff of any changes or likely changes in policy and legislation or other related issues that may have an impact on the project and its activities

Final Products

  • Quarterly monthly progress report of the Project
  • Expanded OLENGAPA Land Use Plan

Consultancy Fee:

The fee shall be based on an agreed daily rate.

Essential Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • At least 15 years’ experience working on village land use planning in Tanzania
  • Knowledge of Sustainable Resource Management Plan (SRMP) and some previous experience of working with SRMP is preferred
  • At least 10 years’ experience of working with national and other levels of government on land issues
  • Proven technical knowledge and track record on land issues in pastoral areas of Tanzania, including land use planning
  • At least 3 years’ experience of providing technical support in a project environment.
  • Proven track record of working with CSOs in Tanzania
  • Experience of working on gender issues and social inclusion.
  • Proven writing skills in Swahili and English;
  • Experience of working with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Land Commission (ILC) and/or ILRI projects is an advantage.

Post location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Expected places of travel: Rural Tanzania including Dodoma, Morogoro and Bagamoyo

Duration: 1 year (maximum number of 120 working days)

Applications:

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 10 October 2016.

The position title and reference number RLM/10B/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

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 Consultancy: Sustainable Rangeland Management Project in Tanzania – Startup phase (closing date 10 October 2016)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Consultant within the Livestock, Systems and Environment program to provide technical support in the sustainable management of rangelands in villages, including the securing of village lands through village certification and village land use planning.

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

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

Scope of work

The scope of work includes:

  • Establishing the project office and purchase necessary equipment – the location of the project office is likely to be in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF)
  • Putting in place and managing necessary financial and administrative reporting processes and mechanisms as per ILRI’s requirements – including making necessary reports to the funders International Land Coalition (ILC)
  • Assist the MALF to (re)establish a National Technical Working Group for the project and assist the MALF to organise one meeting during start-up period
  • Working with a representative of the MALF, and technical advisers of the project, undertake scoping visits to potential project sites and local civil society organizations (CSOs) in order to make recommendations about where new activities should be located
  • Once agreement has been made as to where the project will be located, then establishing sub-contracts for local (CSOs) who will lead activities in these sites including setting up any necessary administrative or financial systems to manage these sub-contracts
  • Overseeing and managing the implementation of activities including coordination and collaboration between partners
  • Ensure smooth relations with the funder International Land Coalition (ILC) and source donor International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD-Tanzania) and participate in IFAD activities as requested and appropriate
  • Represent the project in meetings or other as required
  • Liaising and working with the Technical Advisor for the project and other project technical staff/consultant

Final Products

  • 6 months progress report of the Project.

Consultancy Fee:

The fee shall be based on an agreed daily rate.

Essential Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • At least 15 years’ working in Tanzania in rural areas in agriculture, livestock, development, Natural Resource Management (NRM) areas
  • At least 3 years’ experience of supporting government and communities to undertake village land use planning in Tanzania; and preferably some experience in supporting ‘joint’ village land use planning
  • At least 4 years’ experience in managing and/or administrating projects involving different stakeholders; including subcontracting of CSOs in Tanzania
  • At least 4 years’ experience of working with district, regional and national land and livestock government departments in Tanzania
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working with knowledge management, learning and sharing activities including producing publications
  • Proven writing skills in Swahili and English
  • Experience of working with IFAD, ILC and/or ILRI projects is an added advantage

Post location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Duration: 6 months (maximum: 130 working days)

Expected places of travel: Rural Tanzania including Dodoma, Morogoro and Bagamoyo. Possibly international travel – East Africa and/or other.

Applications:

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 10 October 2016.

The position title and reference number RLM/10A/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

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

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.


ICRISAT Vacancy: Program Assistant – INTERNAL (Closing date: 29 September 2016)

The Position: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks to recruit a Program Assistant who will be based at ICRISAT Ethiopia Country Office in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Addis Ababa campus.

General:  The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT, and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture. ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and belongs to the Consortium of Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

Responsibilities:

  1. Programme support
  • Acts as the primary point of contact for all issues related to ICRISAT Ethiopia;
  • Supports the Country Representative in the development of budgets for ICRISAT Ethiopia;
  • Office management, including phone calls, filing system, visitors, arranging appointments, local & international travel and maintaining temporary/casual staff;
  • Organizes meetings, workshops, trainings & providing logistical support;
  • Maintains a database of research outputs, students sponsored by ICRISAT Ethiopia and centres outputs and immediate outcomes;
  • Facilitates procurement, management and maintenance of ICRISAT Ethiopia equipment;
  • In consultation with relevant staff members prioritizes, plans and executes through purchase process for technical and specialized procurement of supplies, equipment and professional services;
  • Communicates with suppliers, contractors, professional vendors regarding purchase related requisitions, bids, contracts and work orders;
  • Liaises with all ILRI administrative units, projects and support units to deal with ICRISAT Ethiopia administrative matters;
  1. Finance:
  • In close collaboration with ICRISAT’s accountant, prepare and monitor Ethiopia country budget; Liaise and advice country teams on expenditure levels of their respective projects;
  • Follow-up to ensure timely submission of reports (both financial and technical);
  • Ensures year-end audit requests are submitted as and when requested (bank confirmations, bank statements, reconciliations, etc…).
  1. Administration:
  • Coordinates administrative issues with regional office;
  • Organizes appointments with partners, keeps record of all project related documentation and follows-up on partners to ensure that the accounting is received;
  • Arranges for travel of collaborators and ICRISAT projects staff for meetings and training at ICRISAT-Ethiopia and elsewhere;
  • Arranges and coordinates planned travels books and reservations;
  • Supervises pool vehicles, drivers and support staff;
  • Provides advice and support for visiting scientists and students to acquire necessary work permits in compliance with existing Ethiopian laws;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management, Accounting or related discipline.

Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant work experience in office management, procurement, programme management and workshop coordination.

Desirable:

  • Good command in English and French (both spoken and written);
  • Well versed  with Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to work effectively and inclusively with people from different backgrounds;
  • A sense of creativity and ability to work with minimal supervision.

Position level:   2C.

Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Minimum Base salary:

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

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

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: PA/34/2016 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 28 September 2016.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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ILRI Vacancy: Procurement Officer – INTERNAL (Closing date: 21 September 2016)

The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Procurement Officer who will be a member of the Supply Chain team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General:  The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 research centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).  www.ilri.org.

Job Purpose:

The Procurement Officer will support ILRI’s critical factor (Fit for Purpose) via purchasing cost effective and timely goods/services used by ILRI in order to achieve its overall mandate of ensuring food sustainability via livestock.

Key Duties & responsibilities:

  • Proactively coordinate the tendering process for both goods and services, ensuring that the process follows best practice and ILRI’ tender policies;
  • Support in the bids Evaluations/ analysis for all purchases(goods/services);
  • Carry out price surveys and maintain price list for routinely purchased items from preferred vendors and ensure prices charged by the suppliers are the market prices;
  • Ensure ILRI supply chain procedures are adhered to while purchasing goods/ services required by ILRI;
  • Coordinate  the procurement of  the  overseas  purchased goods/services;
  • Ensuring all specifications in the purchase requisitions are captured in the requests for quotations and subsequently in the purchase order;
  • Work with the procurement committee as per ILRI Supply Chain Policy to source for suppliers who are not in the prequalification list;
  • Coordinate with the Supply Chain Manager on procurement planning and budgeting ensuring all specifications in the purchase requisitions are captured in the requests for quotations and subsequently in the purchase order;
  • Tracking  in-coming shipments of ordered goods, reviewing completeness and accuracy of shipping and confirming timely arrival of the right quantity and quality of delivered consignments;
  • Ensure the turnaround time for purchase requisitions is as per the shared Supply Chain service charter and in conformity with customer needs;
  • Maintain up to date records for all procured goods and services, including approved budgets and supporting documentation: purchase requisitions, quotations, bid evaluations, purchase orders, and related documents;
  • Assist in communicating changes in the supply chain policies to both Internal and external customers and responding to audit queries on time;
  • Liaise with the ILRI legal team to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and policies in the preparation of Service Contracts and Service Level Agreement (SLAs) and service contracts;
  • Assist in the drafting framework agreements and other related agreements for preferred suppliers;
  • Participate in preparing prequalification documents and appraising prequalified suppliers;
  • Coordinate vendor performance management review using the approved institutional tools and participate in decision making based on the evaluation;
  • Will be providing procurement support to a specific unit with a rotation every six months;
  • Will be providing weekly procurement status reports to the units he/she supports;
  • Flexibility in supporting any other units in case the officer assigned is away on leave, official duty, overwhelmed by  sudden increase in order requests or during normal duty rotation as indicated in supply management policy

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management or any other relevant degree from a recognized university. 

Experience:

  • At least five years working experience in a busy procurement environment.

Training:

  • Short term training in customs rules and procedures

Knowledge, Skills and Personal qualities required

  • Good knowledge of government customs regulations
  • Good knowledge of supply sources
  • Licensed to drive medium and light vehicles
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to plan and co-ordinate routine operations
  • Ability to negotiate prices to the advantages of the Institute
  • Rigorous approach to duties
  • Computer proficiency (Email, Internet, Word, Excel, Access or other database management, knowledge of automated Supply Chain software would be an added advantage)
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and other documentation
  • Sound judgment and initiative skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Ability to cope with pressure
  • High level of integrity, honest and confidentiality

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa

Grade:  2D

Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 18,978 (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: PO/33/2016 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 21 September 2016.

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

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ILRI Vacancy: ICT Project Manager (Closing Date: 21 September 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Information Communications & Technology (ICT) Project Manager to manage small to medium-sized and moderately complex projects. This role will; develop the project scope, define project guidelines, obtain business and information technology sponsor approvals and coordinate the resources necessary to successfully complete the project. Other responsibilities shall include the refinement of requirements, project coordination, development of plans and schedules, resource planning and estimation and project maintenance.

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

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

Key Responsibilities

Project planning:

  • Develops, and continually updates, project plans and schedules.
  • Develops product breakdown structures.
  • Identifies project dependencies prior to the start of the project.
  • Works with the Business Analysts and the client to define/refine the project scope.
  • Facilitates the gathering of information required to estimate project cost, resources, time and deliverables.
  • Prepares all project management baseline products.
  • Ensures that the project outcome reflects the goals of the client.

Resource management:

  • Determines staffing requirements and forms project teams.
  • Develops budget requests for resources.
  • Works with resource managers in order to effectively align resources across projects.
  • Provides work direction and leadership to assigned projects, including scheduling, assignment of work and review of project efforts.
  • Evaluates project performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions.

Risk management:

  • Identifies the elements of risk in a project.
  • Analyzes and prioritizes project risks and assesses its potential impact to client.
  • Develops and maintains risk plans, processes and systems in order to mitigate risk, with assistance.
  • Creates action plan for risks that occur and follows through on plan.
  • Maintains issue list, proactively escalating issues to project and departmental leadership to mitigate risk.
  • Recommends and takes action to direct analysis and solution of problems.

Budget control:

  • Estimates costs associated with a project including physical, financial and human capital costs.
  • Develops a detailed cost baseline from cost estimations.
  • Refines project cost estimates and confirms funding sources.
  • Monitors and controls the actual cost of a project versus the budget.
  • Reviews bills and evaluates factors that may potentially cause cost changes.
  • Conducts in-depth root cause analysis of project budget discrepancies.

Procurement planning and vendor performance management:

  • Assists with identifying which resources need to be procured outside the organization.
  • Describes technical or other issues that need to be considered and assists in the development of Statement of Work (SOWs).
  • Determines if external consultants or contractors will be required to complete project plan.
  • Recruits and manages appropriate staffing resources.
  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.
  • Evaluates service provider performance.
  • Approves invoices for payment.
  • Provides an issue escalation path and resolves vendor performance disputes.

Communications and relationship management

  • Develops a communication plan to convey project scope, goals, milestones, budget, risk, status, change requests and critical issues to the client and project team.
  • Assesses the effectiveness of the interaction and communication with the client and project team.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships with business owners, project sponsors, vendors and key clients.
  • Negotiates conflicts and resolves issues that arise.
  • Acts as a mediator between stakeholders and team members.
  • Resolves any issues and solves problems throughout the project life cycle.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related field.
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant IT and business work experience.
  • Working knowledge of business operations and systems requirements processes.
  • Experience in supervising and building relationships with people at different levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to launch and deliver ICT projects on time and within budget.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

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 21 September 2016. The position title and reference number REF: ICT/PM/09/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

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

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

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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