ILRI Technical Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

ILRI Technical Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to provide a day-to-day support to staff working in these laboratories and to making sure that the laboratories are kept tidy at all times.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides general laboratory services supports (e.g., running and cleaning equipment such as distiller, autoclave, freezer, etc; storage of samples, monitoring use of equipment, etc) to staff working in feed and forage laboratories
  • Ensure laboratory areas are always kept clean and tidy
  • Assists in the calibration and in the preparation of instruction sheets for equipment
  • Assist in organizing laboratory and greenhouse facilities and equipment maintenance
  • Assists in compiling information for the procurement of laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Ensure safe handling and storage of laboratory supplies
  • Assist in ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the laboratories
  • Work with the supply chain unit (e.g., store) to assist delivering supplies and new equipment to the lab
  • Assist with routine laboratory and greenhouse activities as agreed with supervisor and/or gene bank manager.
  • Provide office assistance to program team

    Minimum Requirements:


  • High school certificate


  • One year relevant experience

  • Good understanding of laboratory techniques/facilities
  • High level of cleanliness and ability to carefully follow standard operating procedures
  • Understanding of the use of PPE needed
    for laboratory work
  • Effective communication in English, both written and oral
  • Knowledge in specific field and use of simple tools and equipment

    Terms of Appointment:
  • This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three 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.
  • The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus in Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

    How to Apply
  • 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‚Äôs professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae.
  • The position and reference number: REF: TA/31/19 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.
  • All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 19th July 2019.
  • To find out more about ILRI visit our website at
  • Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Technical Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

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