3. Program accountant

Temporary position

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

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

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

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

    Job Level
    This position is job level 2C.

    How to apply:
    For more information and job application details, see; Recruitment Portal and apply on or before 7 December 2016. The position title and reference number REF: PA/BecA /11/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

    The Position
    The position will involve research and capacity building activities geared towards enhancing the understanding of the origin and dynamics of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.

    The Incumbent will be involved in training and mentorship of postgraduate students from the Afrique One-ASPIRE (African Science Partnership for Intervention Research Excellence) consortium on bioinformatics.

    Afrique One-ASPIRE is a consortium developing research within the One Health framework, targeting zoonotic and emerging diseases and taking into account human, animal and environmental components to identify integrated solutions for elimination.

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

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

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

    Position level: The position level is 4C.

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

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

    How to apply:
    For more information and job application details, see; Recruitment Portal and apply on or before 24 December 2016. The position title and reference number: SB/ BecA /11/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

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

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

    To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at
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