icipe seeks to recruit a suitable person to fill the position of ICT Specialist, Regional Coordination Unit (RCU) of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF).
The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya.
The position will be offered for an initial contract of 2 years, renewable subject to continued project needs, funding for the position, and performance of the staff member.
icipe—International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology—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 close to 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
The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organisations, not only across Africa, but also the globe.
In addition, 100–150 graduate students and a number of postdoctoral fellows contribute to icipe’s research portfolio annually.
The position is tenable at the icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus in Mbita, South Nyanza, and is available to commence immediately.
The position will be offered for an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to continued project needs, funding for the position, and performance of the staff member.
A competitive and generous compensation package that includes comprehensive health and life insurance cover (all payable in US Dollars) will be offered to the right candidate.
Furthermore, the incumbent will receive paid
annual vacation, return airfare for themselves and their dependents to their nominated home base each year, and duty-free privileges. If the successful candidate is appointed from outside Kenya, he or she will be offered
support to relocate and settle in Mbita.
Qualified candidates from Africa (and especially females) are invited to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.
Living in Nairobi and Mbita, Kenya Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya, with a population of over three million, and hosts all the urban and social amenities and offers a comfortable, convenient and pleasurable life.
A wide variety of excellent international schools and well-equipped medical facilities are open 24/7 in Nairobi.
The city is also accessible by various reputable international airline carriers.
Nairobi has a thriving international research scene, hosting various CGIAR centres and several UN agencies.
Although it is important to be conscious of security, Kenyans are warm and welcoming of visitors.
icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus (ITOC) is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, with excellent housing facilities for staff and students.
The Campus sits on 24.5 hectares of land, 40% of which consists of experimental
fields and buildings with landscaped gardens.
ITOC’s research structures include state-of-the-art laboratories and offices, as well as insect and animal rearing facilities. The Campus also hosts St. Jude’s Clinic, a kindergarten, primary school, and the Mbita Guest House.
The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund is one of the flagship programmes of the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), an initiative by African governments to address systemic gaps in skills and knowledge necessary for long-term, sustained economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
PASET was launched in 2013 by the governments of Senegal, Ethiopia and Rwanda.
The governments of Kenya and Ivory Coast have since joined the initiative, while severalothers have expressed commitment to enter the partnership.