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Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Job Vacancy

Officer – External advert Closing, 15 August 2014

Posted: 04 Aug, 10:45 AM PDT

Vacancy Number: A/048/14

Department: People and Organizational Development

Duration: 3 years’ contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Officer who will be a member of the People and Organizational Development 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 centers 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:

  • To establish and maintain a viable EOHS and research compliance programs at ILRI Ethiopia by implementing procedures in line with regulatory requirements, internationally recognized best practices.

    To ensure ILRI Ethiopia:

  • Administration, research projects and hosted institutions do not create adverse impacts on the environment, health and safety of employees.

  • Administration, research projects and hosted institutions maintain compliance to regulatory requirements in Ethiopia, international best practices and ILRI policy guidelines.

    Key Duties & responsibilities:

    Pest Control:

  • Coordinate periodic pest treatment at ILRI Ethiopia premises.

    Kitchen Hygiene:

  • Coordinate implementation of Kitchen hygiene plan to ensure compliance to food safety regulatory requirements and safety of food at ILRI Ethiopia Addis Ababa campus.

    Waste Management:

  • Oversee implementation of ILRI Ethiopia waste management plan and Ensure compliance with current legislation in the transportation, handling and disposal of waste;

    Risk Assessment:

  • Coordinate risk assessment for Administration departments, projects in Integrated Sciences, Biosciences and various work areas in ILRI Ethiopia and ensure that hazards are clearly and adequately identified, documented and controlled.

    First Aid Management:

  • Coordinate communication and implementation of ILRI first aid guideline policy to all staff at ILRI Ethiopia.

    Fire Safety Management:

  • Coordinate communication and Implementation of Fire safety guideline policy at ILRI Addis Campus.

    Incident / accident Management:

  • Coordinate communication and implementation of ILRI accident, incident guideline policy to all staff at ILRI Ethiopia

    Occupational Health Service:

  • Develop with assistance of the Designated Health Practitioner (DHP) an occupational health program for ILRI Addis Ababa and manage the program to ensure screening and monitoring of health conditions to minimize the risks associated with potential workplace hazards
  • Coordinate in consultation with Compensation and Benefits units pre and post-employment medical examinations
  • Coordinate management with involvement of POD of sick leave and safe return to work programs
  • Develops and presents programs promoting employee health/wellness
  • Coordinate periodic medical examinations for all employees
  • Prepare quarterly reports of the occupational health status of ILRI staff.

    Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Coordinate provision of information, training and instruction for employees to ensure effective selection and use of PPE.

    Emergency Response:

  • Coordinate implementation of Institutional emergency response plan for ILRI Addis Ababa campus and ensure yearly drills.

    Liaison:

  • Liaise with regulatory agencies and other external stakeholders to ensure that EOHS practices are up to date.
  • Proactively identify emerging EOHS related issues including regulatory requirements.

    Contractor’s Safety:

  • Develop and review contractor management guidelines
  • Provide EOHS induction training to all external contractors before starting work on ILRI premises.
  • Monitor and ensure contractor’s compliance to ILRI contractor safety guidelines

    Audits and Inspections:

  • Liaise with respective managers, schedule for internal audits and monitor corrective actions on deficient findings for
  • completion and effectiveness, providing gap closure assistance.
  • Coordinate statutory external audits and monitor corrective actions on deficient findings for completion and effectiveness, providing gap closure assistance.

    Safety Committees:

    Coordinate activities of ILRI Ethiopia safety committees to ensure compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements and ILRI Safety policy

    EOHS Training:

  • Ensure training and refresher training to maintain compliance and Respond to current health and safety issues and develop training/awareness

    Research Compliance:

  • Coordinate implementation of Biological Materials Management procedure at ILRI Ethiopia.

  • Coordinate a quarterly inventory and audit of all biological materials with the Principal Investigators
  • Coordinate application of permits for Shipping of Biological

    Materials and research.

  • Manage and review program requirements associated with infectious/bio-hazardous material shipping requirements, serving as a technical resource, and developing training
  • Ensure all research projects at ILRI Ethiopia meet research compliance policy requirements.

    Qualifications/Skills and competence:

    Education:

  • Bachelor of Science degree (MSC Preferred) in medical field (e.g Nursing, Clinical officer etc) biochemistry, industrial hygiene, environmental science, or related field required with training in Occupational Safety and Health.

    Experience:

  • 5 years relevant work experience

    Training:

  • Bio safety and Bio security, EOHS auditing and certification training in EOHS

    Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to prioritize substantial demands for protective measures and safety needs,
  • Strong customer service orientation that establishes a good working relationship with customers, with the attitude of wanting to support people to take caution in advance.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and demonstrate the ability to organize own workload and set priorities,
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, service users, staff at all levels,
  • Commitment to high quality service and continuous improvement in health and safety, environmental well being,
  • Flexibility in demanding situations,
  • Good communication and networking skills,
  • Ability to work within a team or independently,
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner, with high level of accuracy and attention as necessary
  • Advanced computing skills including knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheets, database management and MS-PowerPoint, etc.

    Duty Station: Addis Ababa

    Grade: 3A

    Minimum Base:

    Birr 24,376 (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: A/048/14 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 August 2014.

    For more information and job application details, see; Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Job Vacancy

    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.


    Country » Ethiopia


    Research Assistant IV Job

    External advert (Closing: 15 August 2014)

    Posted: 04 Aug 2014 11:07 AM PDT

    Vacancy Number: A/049/14

    Institute: International Potato Center (CIP)

    Duration: Three years’ contract

    The International Potato Center – Ethiopia (CIP) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant IV to its SASHA II project which is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia office.

    The Center:

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is an international non-profit agricultural research organization with a global mandate to conduct research on potatoes, sweet potatoes, Andean root and tuber crops, and sustainable management of natural resources.

    CIP’s vision is to contribute from its areas of expertise to the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular those goals that relate to poverty, hunger, child and maternal mortality, and sustainable development.

    CIP has its headquarters in Lima, Peru with staff and activities in locations across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    CIP is a member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, a network of 15 research centers mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 60 donor members.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement participatory trials and demonstrations for appropriate small-scale irrigation technologies for vine multiplication and off season root production;
  • Validation of low-cost, on-farm seed preservation and seed quality maintenance, including net tunnels and the “Triple S” root based vine multiplication method under different agro-ecologies and socio-economic conditions
  • Support the adaptation, testing and implementation of appropriate sweet potato QDS assurance Provide training (in collaboration with national partners) to extension providers in: the production of quality sweet potato planting material (i.e. bed preparation, planting regime, integrated pest and disease management, QDS protocols); ensuring that gender aspects are considered and incorporated into the training.
  • Actively participate in the SPHI community of practice for sweet potato seed systems for exchange of experience and technical debate
  • Coordinate with partner organizations on the production quality sweet potato planting material (pre-basic, foundation material and subsequent generations and contribute to the establishment of decentralized sweet potato seed production schemes;
  • Contribute to the establishment and strengthening of functional, cost effective sweet potato seed and root value chains
  • Conduct monitoring & evaluation activities to provide timely feedback on project implementation
  • Identify any emerging bottlenecks to successful implementation of activities and work with national research partner institutions and private sector to address those constraints.
  • Attend in-country meetings with partners on a regular basis.
  • Document and present findings in conferences and journals
  • Contribute to the development of new project ideas and proposals
  • Support and collaborate with other CIP sweet potato initiatives in Ethiopia
  • Prepare brief bi-weekly updates for CIP and project quarterly reports on a timely basis

    Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of data management and statistical software programs
  • Demonstrated success in working with multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships in research or project implementation;
  • Excellent social skills, collaborative style, and ability to multi-task effectively;
  • Proactive, innovative and creative attitudes;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.
  • Willingness to travel within the country
  • Ability to write scientific publications

    Education and Experience:

  • At least a relevant Master of Science degree or a relevant BSc degree plus a relevant post graduate qualification
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience

    Duty Station: Hawassa

    Grade: 2D

    Minimum Base: Birr 19,078 (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 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: A/049/14 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 August 2014. We do not encourage CVs and credentials to be mailed to our postal address.

    For more information and job application details, see; Research Assistant IV Job

    Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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


    Country » Ethiopia


    Country » Kenya

    Research Technician Jobs

    Vacancy Number: RT/GHG/07/14
    Department: Livestock Systems and the Evironment (LSE)
    Duration: 1 year fixed term contract

    International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Technician to support research within the Livestock GHG measurement and mitigation project. S/he will provide support for the investigation of the enteric and manurial greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.

    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 centers 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.

    Responsibilities

  • To provide support in animal research trials;
  • To collect biological samples from livestock in experimental trials, under the guidance of senior project staff;
  • To assist with data input and processing;
  • To assist with writing of project reports;
  • To maintain relationships with different stakeholders including farmers and farmer groups, suppliers and ILRI ancillary staff, in order to facilitate the efficient prosecution of research trials;
  • Conduct basic laboratory nutritional analysis (under supervision (after appropriate training);
  • Organise and contribute to capacity building through relevant supportive training to Higher Degree (Research) students;
  • Other such duties as deemed consistent with the position by supervisors.

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Animal Production), or equivalent, from a recognized university;
  • 2 years of experience in a related role;
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in participation and contributing to conduct of applied research trials involving ruminants;
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively and collegially with technical and scientific staff and students;
  • Demonstrated experience with using computer software for data analysis (such as SAS, SPSS,STATA and GENSTAT).
  • Demonstrated experience in writing project reports and training manuals;
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in cattle husbandry;
  • Ability to work with interdisciplinary teams of scientists students and partners;
  • Ability to communicate with different stakeholder groups;
  • Understanding of the livestock production Kenya;
  • Strong English & Kiswahili language skills, both written and spoken;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.

    Terms of appointment:

    This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 1 Year fixed Term contract.

    Job level and salary:

    This position is job level 2B with a starting salary of KES 78,025 per month. In addition to salary, ILRI offers Medical insurance for staff and dependents, Life insurance, Pension at 12.5% employers contribution, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days+ public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

    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 Human Resources Director through our recruitment portal:http://ilri.simplicant.com/ before 7 August4.

    The position title and reference number REF: RT/ GHG /07/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

    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/

    Closing date 7 August


    ILRI vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellow – Participatory Action Research

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) participatory research activities across East Africa, including coordination of the flagships research activities in the region with CGIAR centres.

    ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future.<

    p> ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and Southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. www.ilri.org.

    CCAFS is a strategic collaboration between the CGIAR and Future Earth that seeks to promote a food-secure world through the provision of science-based efforts that support sustainable agriculture and enhance livelihoods while adapting to climate change and conserving natural resources.

    East Africa is one of five CCAFS implementing regions. The CCAFS East Africa Program is based at ILRI in Nairobi and the regional activities are carried out in 4 countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda).

    Responsibilities:

  • Collect, analyse and synthesize indigenous knowledge in agriculture for six CCAFS sites and integrate with scientific forecasting to improve their utility for farmer decision making;
  • Test models of local adaptation planning that integrate new crop and livestock breeds and provide plausible scenarios for advancing these models for the national adaptation plans (NAPs) in East Africa;
  • Lead and coordinate synthesis of gaps and lessons emerging from climate smart models for climate change adaptation in agriculture across East Africa;
  • Conduct baseline surveys and impact assessment to demonstrate the value of climate smart interventions for rural communities in East Africa;
  • Reporting, and documentation of PAR work, including guiding the review of PAR scientific reports, supporting scientific writing and publications from the PAR projects in peer reviewed journals;
  • Engage research and development partners in developing innovative participatory action research (PAR) initiatives across the learning sites in East Africa, including management of contracts and grants for participatory research (PAR) projects;
  • Support the coordination and implementation of CCAFS Flagship research projects led by CGIAR Centres and other scientists in East Africa;
  • Contribute to fundraising for the regional program and specifically for expanding models of climate smart villages to landscapes in select districts and provinces across East Africa; and
  • Representing the regional program in national, regional and international workshops and conferences, and contributing to other communication products for knowledge sharing.

    Requirements:

  • PhD in agricultural sciences, natural resources management, or related discipline;
  • At least two years of experience in implementing participatory action research activities in developing countries;
  • An understanding of smallholder farming systems in East Africa, climate related risks, and the role of research for development processes;
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and excellent writing skills, and ability to publish in peer reviewed international journals;
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks with diverse multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills, values information sharing; and
  • A sense of creativity, and willingness to travel throughout East Africa.

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

    Position level: Post-doctoral Scientist (4A).

    Duration: 2 years fixed term contract.

    Terms of appointment: ILRI offers a competitive international remuneration and benefits package which includes: Medical insurance for staff and dependents, Life insurance, Education allowance for children, Housing allowance, Baggage allowance, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days+public holidays.

    *Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

    Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae: 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: PDPAR/CCAFS/07/2014 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 by 3 August.

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

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

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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    ILRI vacancy: Development Partnerships Specialist

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Development Partnerships Specialist who will ensure effective management of the diverse adoption partners to deliver development results through adoption of bioscience innovations under the Africa Agricultural Productivity Partnership.

    The position holder will be responsible for managing the performance of adoption partners working in research-for-development project teams.

    This is anticipated to include private sector (e.g. Cereal Millers Association of Kenya for the Aflatoxin Project), civil society (e.g. GAIN and Farm Inputs Promotions (Africa) for the Aflatoxin and Amaranth projects), local government (e.g. Busia County in Kenya and Busia and Tororo districts in Uganda for the African Swine Fever Project), national agencies (e.g. national veterinary services for the PPR project) and other regional programs (e.g. Bio-Innovate Program).

    ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia.

    The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

    ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2014, 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 leads the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish, leads a component of a CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health on the prevention and control of agriculture-associated diseases, and contributes to six other CGIAR research programs.

    Staff members work in integrated sciences and biosciences programs that develop and deliver science-based practices, provide scientific evidence for decision-making and develop capacities of livestock-sector stakeholders.

    With the African Union/New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordination Agency, ILRI also hosts and manages the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA)-ILRI Hub.

    ILRI also manages the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub at ILRI, the centre for excellence in modern plant and animal biology in Africa.

    BecA is an initiative developed within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/ African Union African Biosciences initiative.

    It consists of a Hub based on the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya and a network of regional nodes and other affiliated laboratories and organizations throughout the region.

    The BecA Hub facilities are world class, including a range of molecular, plant transformation, and genomics laboratories and equipment (e.g. 454 and Illumina next generation sequencing, Biosafety level 3 laboratory, plant growth facilities).

    The Hub hosts and conducts research in crop, microbe and livestock areas where new developments in science offer promise to address previously intractable problems constraining Africa’s development.

    Capacity building is a major goal of all activities. The scope covers agriculture and food security and their intersections with human health and nutrition, and the sustainable use of Africa’s natural resources. Further information is available at http://hub.africabiosciences.org/

    The Development Partnerships Specialist will work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning scientist to oversee and quality assure processes for project-level monitoring, data analysis and reporting to support effective Results Based Management by adoption partners as integral members of each research-for-development team.

    S/he will liaise with and support short term advisers working with BecA-ILRI Hub to strengthen brokering and negotiation of partnerships, impact assessment and systems analysis as well as performance management.

    This position will uphold relevant CGIAR, ILRI and Australia Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) policies including child protection, gender, disability and fraud and corruption control.

    S/he will complement the work of BecA Director and BecA Partnership Coordinator to support the day-to-day management of the project implementation by each principal investigator.

    Responsibilities:

  • Assist the BecA Director to manage delivery by adoption partners to enable early adoption of bioscience innovations in East and Central Africa.
  • Provide strategic and operational advice to the Partnership Management Committee (PMC) on delivery of development results.
  • Provide strategic and operational advice to the BecA Director and the Partnership Coordinator on the negotiation, establishment and maintenance of effective adoption partnerships.
  • Work with principal investigators for each research-for-development project to plan, report and seek PMC approval on work plans, reports and coordination of all technical inputs and resources, personnel and project assets in up to 5 projects.
  • Ensure cross-cutting issues (e.g. child protection, fraud control, prevention of corruption, environmental management) are integrated into planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of research-for-development projects.
  • Support each project team and its partners to comply with the DFAT Child Protection Policy including support to prepare a child protection strategy during inception of each project, supervision of compliance and reporting of performance against the policy.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to oversee and quality assure processes for project-level monitoring, data analysis and reporting to support effective Results Based Management by adoption partners as integral members of each research-for-development team.
  • Complement the work of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist by ensuring that performance management feedback is provided to adoption partners and related stakeholders and that this feedback is reflected in changes to annual plans, implementation approaches and field delivery.
  • Provide oversight of adoption partner engagement in the regular cycle of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reflection and learning.
  • Mentor and coach research partners and adoption partners in their roles as change agents.
  • Support BecA to (a) identify local adoption partners to support early adoption of bioscience innovations in East and Central Africa; (b) coordinate with complementary donor-funded activities in the region; and (c) communicate development results and benefits resulting from BecA innovations.
  • Participate in annual reflection workshops and other communication and learning processes at the request of the BecA Director.
  • Actively align the management of BecA-ILRI Hub’s adoption partnership program with Bio-Innovate program to facilitate delivery of generated innovations to the end users.

    Requirements:

  • Relevant degree-level qualifications in agricultural development, international development practice, project management or agricultural economics.
  • At least 5 years’ varied experience in a leadership role on multidisciplinary teams delivering rural development results in complex project management environments of East or Central Africa.
  • At least 10 years’ experience working with adoption partners (e.g. private sector, civil society, local government and national agencies) to plan, implement, monitor and manage rural development projects in East or Central Africa.
  • At least 5 years’ experience with operational use of project finance management, monitoring and management systems (including procurement) at field level.
  • Experience in strengthening organisational level strategic planning, budget, performance management processes.
  • Experience in negotiating and communicating with private sector enterprises and farmers, government officials, community leaders and civil society agencies.
  • Experience in community-based initiatives and projects that support vulnerable groups, such as women and youth
  • Understanding of contemporary rural development theory, research-for-development concepts and practical performance management.
  • An understanding of change management in the context of rural adoption and diffusion.
  • Understanding of the integration of cross-cutting themes into program activities.
  • An understanding of aid effectiveness (e.g. general knowledge of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the Accra Agenda for Action and the Busan Partnership For Effective Development Cooperation). Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya with extensive travel to other countries.

    Position level: This is job is grade 5A, equivalent to Senior Research level.

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

    Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive international and 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.

    *Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

    Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae: 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:

    DPS/BECA/07/2014 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 by 3 August.

    To find out more about ILRI and the BecA-ILRI Hub, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org and http://hub.africabiosciences.org

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

    (closing date 3 August)

    ILRI Vacancy: Junior Accountant

    Vacancy Number: A/045/14

    Department: Finance

    Duration: 2 years’ contract

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Junior Accountant who will be a member of Finance team under Administration 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 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, and Vietnam) and East Asia (China). http://www.ilri.org.

    Responsibilities:

    In accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and under the direct supervision of the Country Finance Manager, the major duties and responsibilities of the incumbent are outlined as follows:

    . Ensures timely collection of deposit slips / credit advices from the bank for all cash and cheque deposits / collections, every afternoon,

    • Receives cheques on behalf of the institute against receipts and deposits to bank on a timely manner when clients require receipts,

    • Prepares, analyses/processes collection vouchers by assigning proper accounts, cost center and donor codes

    • Ensures the proper custody of unused cheques, receipt vouchers and cancelled cheques and maintains proper memorandum book,

    • Makes sure that circulation of cheques for signatories are handled timely and safely,

    • Maintains files for bank records, hosted institutes and other stakeholders including correspondence with internal and external clients,

    • Performs initial verification for completeness of all financial documents submitted to the units and informs the customer the missing information at the time of accepting the document,

    • Assigns tasks to the responsible finance staff using the Microsoft outlook and prepares weekly report that shows the status of the task and the performance of each,

    • Provides secretarial and administrative services to the finance section,

    Requirements:

    Education:

    • Diploma or BA degree in Accounting/Finance Or in related field.

    Experience:

    • At least 2 years of relevant work experience.

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Integrity and capacity to keep information confidentially

    • Good computer skills

    • Ability to organize assigned duties and respect deadlines

    • Ability to organize one’s paperwork and archives efficiently

    • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with a wide array of personalities both within and outside the organization

    Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Position level: 2A.

    Minimum Base salary:

    • Birr 9,326 per month (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 two years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding.

    The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc

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

    Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae.

    The position and reference number: REF: A/045/14 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 17 July 2014.

    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 (Closing, 17 July 2014). For more information, see: ILRI Jobs

    For more Job Opportunities, see: Jobs in Africa » Jobs Africa » Careers in Africa

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