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