International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Jun 29, 2018
Organization: International Livestock Research Institute Country: Ethiopia Closing date: 19 Jul 2018 The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Team leader – overseeing Publishing and Curation to provide strategic leadership, develop and implement the Institute’s editorial, production, publishing and curation strategies to help maximize its impact and effectiveness. The Communications and Knowledge Management team at ILRI provides central leadership in knowledge sharing, communication and information facilities and expertise to ILRI researchers, the organization and its partners. Activities are intended to enhance ILRI’s effectiveness and outcomes through four main activities: Communicate evidence for wider influence—by engaging with decision-makers and other audiences; Translate science-based practices into impact—by communicating research outputs towards potential development outcomes; Link and connect people and knowledge to enrich collaboration, within ILRI and beyond, learning, interaction and exchange; Access, organize and manage, document, publish, communicate and disseminate research knowledge, information and data, products and outputs for wide accessibility and use. This is an important institutional role supporting CKM and ILRI leadership in the diverse efforts to help achieve ILRI’s strategic influencing, capacity development and science uptake objectives. The publishing, curation, web and designs teams work across ILRI, contributing to institutional and project activities. The teams presently comprise 12 individuals based at ILRI campus in Addis Ababa and Nairobi. The ideal candidate will bring a wide expertise and ability to guide a multi-faceted team as well as depth in any of the substantive areas falling within the terms of reference. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org Responsibilities: (1) Management and Leadership Manage assigned staff; facilitating effective teamwork, good communication, and undertaking performance review and planning Lead the publishing, curation and web teams, helping them develop production systems and processes as required Act as a mentor and coach to Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM)staff, especially those with writing and editorial roles Participate in Institute-wide and strategic meetings as appropriate Contribute to the ILRI-wide communications and Knowledge Management Community of Practice (COP) and leadership group, including taking the lead in developing and implementing strategies related to the teams. (2) Publishing, writing and editing Provide strategic leadership; including in the development of CKM strategies to ensure the institute’s writing, editing and publishing materials are of the highest standard and consistently aligned with institute’s branding Support researchers to synthesize research outputs through high quality writing and editing into a variety of formats designed to communicate to multiple audiences; from policy and impact briefings to short reports, backgrounders and booklets. Coordinate maintenance of style and branding guides for ILRI publications Maintain and manage a cadre of excellent freelance writers, designers, editors, translators and proof-readers for both print and digital products Lead and deliver on the conceptualization, preparation and production of ILRI’s corporate report, calendar and other institutional products Ensure a functional on-line publication tool is available and accessible to ILRI teams (3) Web and Digital Publishing Platforms Oversee the development of the ILRI websites and blogs in line with strategic goals and institute branding, and provide leadership on changes in this area Ensure ILRI’s website is up-to-date and aligned with audience expectations Ensure ILRI’s blogposts are reviewed and maintained at the highest standards Lead in developing and monitoring editorial standards across the Institute’s digital platforms, ensuring consistency of style, production quality and suitability for audiences (4) Curation of ILRI Materials Ensure all processes are in place so that ILRI materials are curated, tagged and readily accessible on CGSpace and other appropriate platforms, including the dissemination of such materials Oversight of info Centre functions (journals, working space etc.) Requirements: Master’s in a relevant discipline e.g. communications, agriculture, development, journalism At least 10 years’ experience in research or development publishing, editing or related areas Experience managing diverse teams across different geographical regions Post location: The position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Position level : The position level is 5A 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 medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays. How to apply: Applications: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role 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 Director, People and Organizational Development. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ , on or before 19 July 2018 screening of applications will start on 9 July 2018. The position title and reference number**: TL/IPP/06/2018** should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application. 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 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.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Jun 01, 2018
ILRI Vacancy in Ethiopia Assistant Accountant The Position: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT; www.ciat.cgiar.org ) seeks to recruit an Assistant Accountant to provide accounting, administrative support and facilitate office management to CIAT which is based in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus. General : CIAT is one of the 15 non-profit centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. This global research partnership operates primarily through CGIAR Research Programs, CRPs, which are designed to deliver tangible benefits for the rural poor on a large scale. Within this framework, CIAT participates actively in the CGIAR Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Research Program, to which the ”technical Advisor” position is connected ( www.pim.cgiar.org ). Main Responsibilities: Does basic secretarial duties such as typing, word processing, filing, handling incoming and outgoing communications, receiving and assisting the section’s visitors and taking and receiving telephone calls; liaises with other offices to follow-up issues; Checks appropriateness of payment supporting documents; checks the availability of funds before effective payment; Records the daily transactions in the financial registers of all projects in excel template; Ensures the full recording and follow up of transactions in USD and Birr; Reports the Imprest reconciliation statements to the HQ; Accomplishes monthly cash position report and submit to the project managers and HQ; From time to time undertakes a reconciliation of receipts based on the budget items; Handles the petty cash and enters the data in excel template to be recorded and does fund reserve to ensure that funds are available for a specific project before any payment are made; Tags or Marks fixed assets upon receipts of the fixed assets purchased and before deploying the assets in a fixed asset register; Facilitates annual internal audit requirements; Performs other duty as required by the office Head; Coordinates purchase/ requisition and distribution of office furniture, equipment, stationery, and other office supplies; Drafts routine correspondences, email and memoranda; Types routine activities and occasionally mission and progress reports; Sorts and files documents following standard procedures for ease of access when needed; Assists in making travel arrangements for the Liaison Officer and the departmental staff.  Also facilitates Hostel booking and flight confirmation for visitors; Assists in workshop organization and implementation; travel arrangements, organizing workshop materials; Performs any other related work as assigned by supervisor. Minimum Requirements: Education: Diploma/BA in Accounting and/or management Experience: At least 2 years of relevant work experience Skill: Office management and secretarial skills Interpersonal skills. Communication skills Computer operations skills, like Word processing, Excel and accessing emails. Filing and organization skills Position level:    2A Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Minimum Base salary :                   Birr 12,012 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate) Terms of appointment : Initial appointment is for two years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability. CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIAT is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.  The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities. 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: AA/21/18 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 11 June 2018.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
May 30, 2018
Administrative Officer The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Administrative Officer to join the Administration department in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   General :  The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.  www.ilri.org .   Main duties & responsibilities:   The Administrative Officer will support the ILRI Ethiopia Head of Administration in the day-to-day management of all administrative services that support ILRI’s activities and operations in Ethiopia.  S/he will be responsible for internal communication of the administration.  The administrative units under ILRI Ethiopia administration include finance; people & organizational development; supply chain; information, communication technology; engineering & facility management; housing, catering & conferencing; liaison & protocol; and security.   Responsibilities include the following:   Collect, analyse, report on and follow-up on dashboard indicators for all administrative units; Ensure service level agreements are updated and posted; Provide internal communication to campus users about administrative processes, policies, initiatives, activities and performance by developing and/or delivering induction briefs, preparing online campus information, preparing newsletters, and social media posts; Prepare related content including photos, videos, briefings, reports and infographics; Facilitate continuous improvement process by managing logistics of review meetings and ad-hoc workshops, designing the program, preparing and collecting presentations and materials, ensuring participation, and by documenting the workshop through photos, final report, and maintaining files.  Document effectiveness of the program through an annual report; Assist units in documenting risk assessments including implementation plans, and follow-up; Participate in systems improvement efforts as assigned.  This may include observing, documenting and reviewing current work flows, collecting feedback from stakeholders, propose revised systems, and develop and monitor implementation plans; Collect and analyse customer feedback through annual survey, on-the-spot surveys and focus groups; Project manage or provide project management support to specific initiatives/projects by planning and managing/ monitoring schedule, cost and quality; Troubleshoot and resolve day-to-day matters through to completion.  Listen to feedback from stakeholders and follow-up on their issues; Follow-up on issues on behalf of inquirers and provide regular status report on pending issues; Maintain a task list related to audit findings and systems improvement.  Follow-up on pending issues; Manage electronic and paper filing system; Represent head of administration in meetings when assigned; Provide routine administrative assistance as required such as facilitating document signing, drafting and/or reviewing correspondence; coordinating meetings; managing calendar; setting meeting objectives and agenda; taking notes; arranging travel; supporting the needs of visitors; filing key documents; ordering procurement and reviewing checks to be signed; Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements: Minimum Requirements Education: ·         Bachelor’s degree in management, business or related subject (MBA preferred)   Skills: ·         Excellent English written and oral communication is essential.  ·         Excellent Word, Excel and PowerPoint skill is essential ·         Strong communications experience highly desired, including writing, presentations, social media posting   Experience: ·         At least Five-years’ experience for bachelor’s degree holder or two years for MBA holder ·         Experience in one or more of the following disciplines highly desired:  project management, business management, systems improvement, budget management, financial analysis, control systems, facility management ·         Experience in all or some of the following administrative areas highly desired:  finance; human resources; supply chain; ICT; construction & facility management; hotel, catering & conferencing; liaison & protocol; and security Duty Station: Addis Ababa.   Job level: 2C.   Monthly Base Salary : Birr 19,112 (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 with dining and sports facilities. How To Apply: 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: AO/20/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal:  http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 13 June 2018
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
May 29, 2018
Research Officer The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT; www.ciat.cgiar.org ) seeks to recruit a Research Officer who will be a member of CIAT which is based in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Addis Ababa.  General : CIAT is one of the 15 non-profit centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. This global research partnership operates primarily through CGIAR Research Programs, CRPs, which are designed to deliver tangible benefits for the rural poor on a large scale. Within this framework, CIAT participates actively in the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), to which the ”Research Advisor” position is connected ( www.ccafs.cgiar.org ). CIAT Africa currently works on four key themes: 1) Leveraging markets through improved productivity and competitiveness, 2) Agriculture for improved nutrition and health, 3) Transforming farms and landscapes for sustainability and, 4) Investment planning for resilient agriculture. Within the Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) unit in Africa, the job will involve the implementation of these themes by liaising with government, researchers, civil society and the private sector at federal, regional, and local levels to develop science-policy solutions for agricultural development and resilience; conduct research and advocacy on agricultural risk, resilience, and climate-smart agriculture (CSA); contribute to design and implementation of research and research tools; contribute to analysis, interpretation, presentation and knowledge management of research findings; gather knowledge on risk and resilience in agricultural value chains; and monitor and evaluate research for development projects. The job will also include engagement with key development partners to highlight the work CIAT is doing, particularly on issues of agricultural risk, resilience building and climate-smart agriculture. Main Responsibilities: The Research Officer will provide research assistance to the DAPA head in Africa, CIAT CSA Profiles Global Coordinator, Senior Scientist in Ethiopia and other designated staff in the following specific functions: Supporting implementation of agricultural risk and CSA related research and projects in Ethiopia; Writing literature review, research reports, and policy briefs; editing and/transcribing reports, manuscripts, proposals and other documents; collating and documenting of CSA research done by CIAT Conducting field research, stakeholder workshops and surveys; managing and analysing primary and secondary data using descriptive and advanced multivariate analytical methods; Writing concept notes and funding proposals; Maintain regular communication of project progress and outputs with CIAT staff; Organizing seminars, workshops and other learning or/ stakeholder consultative events; Establishes and maintains contacts with CSA stakeholders in government, civil society, private sector and research; Any other responsibilities that will be assigned by supervisor and or/management; Minimum Requirements: Education: Bachelor’s degree or Masters’ degree in Sustainable Agriculture, Rural development, Agricultural Economics or a related field with professional certification Experience: Bachelor’s degree with 5 years’ experience or Masters’ degree with 3 years’ experience Skill: Practical experience in value chain development, agricultural resilience and risk reduction, and private sector engagement in agriculture; Ability to prioritize and organize work efficiently and independently; Knowledge and experience with use of ICT for development; Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics and data management; Good computer literacy with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access. Fluency in both written and spoken English and good knowledge of local languages; Good communication and presentation skills; Good networking skills; Good understanding of Ethiopia’s rural economy, farming systems, markets, value chains and agriculture; Position level:    3A Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Minimum Base salary :                   Birr 35,492 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate) Terms of appointment : Initial appointment is for one year renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability. CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIAT is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.  The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities. 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:  RO/22/18 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 11 June 2018
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
May 23, 2018
Helpdesk Administrator International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ILRI seeks to recruit a Helpdesk Administrator to join the Engineering and Facilities unit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. General :  The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.  www.ilri.org . Job Purpose:   The help desk administrator will ensure all jobs are entered into the computer assisted facility management system (CAFM).  S/he will communicate with the customer by acknowledging all requests and communicating expected work and timeline.  S/he will ensure all jobs are closed and the requestor is communicated about the job closure, and customer satisfaction is captured.  S/he will ensure all planned preventive maintenance jobs are entered into CAFM and will prepare monthly reports.    S/he will collect financial information on all jobs and will contribute reports/information for decision making.    Main duties & responsibilities: Ensure all cyclical planned preventive maintenance jobs are entered into the computer assisted facility management (CAFM) system (on a cyclical basis if required); Manages administrative aspects of CAFM including training for technicians and users as needed; Correspond with customers by email, through CAFM and by telephone to record their maintenance requests, communicate to them what work will be done when, when work will be completed, and to collect customer feedback once work is complete.   Provide interim feedback to customer until work is complete; Enter all maintenance requests and emergency jobs into CAFM; Generate job cards and distribute to the relevant supervisor/technician/service provider for further action; Produce weekly/monthly Preventive Maintenance Schedules; Assists with planning including fixed asset replacement plan, documentation for condition surveys, budget preparation & expense monitoring support; Collect and collate statistics for management reporting and trend charts for service reports; Follow-up on expenditures by checking coding, costing, backing up and documenting all invoices; Ensure costing of all job cards and prepare monthly recharge invoices for the Finance department; Assist in sub-contractor performance measurement, documentation and payment processing; Sends communication updates to all staff on project status.  Updates social media with project status; Produces reports, data for dashboard indicators, and information for decision making; Maintains files and documentation; Arrange printed hard copies of drawings in a drawing racks that suits the unit requirement by scanning, verifying and upload of documents into databases; Provides general office support including maintaining stationery and administrative support Other duties as assigned.   Minimum Requirements Education: Diploma in Business Administration, Management or other relevant field of study. Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic. Consistent attention to detail, numerical accuracy with strong organizational and administrative skills and meeting deadlines Strong interpersonal and customer service skills Strong Excel, Word, PowerPoint.  Experience with AutoCAD and CAFM or other facility management software preferred. Ability to perform under pressure. Reliable team player and customer oriented with good interpersonal skills Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.   Experience: At least 2 years' relevant work experience plus technical training   Duty Station: Addis Ababa. Job level: 1C. Monthly Base Salary : Birr 9,610 (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. 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: HA/19/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com on or before 29 May 2018 .
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Ethiopia Full time
May 22, 2018
CKM Support Services Assistant REF: CSSA/18/18 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Position: The International Livestock Research institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a support services assistant who will be a member of Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org Job Purpose: The position supports CKM management in the efficient delivery of activities and services, and in the operation of the info-Centre activities. Main Responsibilities: Liaises with projects and external partners to ensure all internal recharges, external invoices and payments are processed on behalf of the CKM unit, following up where necessary; Liaises with the People and Organizational Development in the preparation of consultancy contracts and ensures all payments are made in a timely manner; Liaises with ILRI services units for the arrangement of travel for CKM staff flights, accommodation, visas, etc. and prepares travel and expense reports as needed; Ensures Info-Centre clients receive a high-quality service through the identification, registration, display and circulation of relevant materials on campus, issuance of user IDs, and compilation of user statistics; Ensures the CKM archive/ stores are kept in good order, monitors office supply levels and status of fixed assets, and procures the new supplies and equipment through the ILRI online system; Tracks CKM calendar of travel, leave, absence etc., and compiles attendance records; Updates in a consistent manner the sales force database and the ILRI Addis Ababa events calendar; Manages Addis Ababa public and meeting spaces, and provides administrative and logistic support for CKM and project events; Contributes to the ILRI-wide CKM community of practice, sharing and communicating work updates and lessons, participates in learning, reviewing and planning activities and ensures that these activities follow ILRI standards and agreed channels; Supports and covers for the Nairobi- based Info-Centre and administrative assistant where appropriate and performs any other duties as may be assigned Education: BA degree in Business Administration or related field. Experience: Two years of relevant work experience. Skills: Good communication and interpersonal skills. Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade: 2B Minimum Base Salary: Birr 14,416 (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 with dining and sports facilities. 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’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae, The position and reference number: REF: CSSA/18/18 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 30 May 2018.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
May 17, 2018
Project Accountant REF: PA/14/18 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Project Accountant for the Livestock compact of the newly launched “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation” (TAAT) project. TAAT is a key priority of the African Development Bank’s agricultural transformation agenda also known as the Feed Africa Strategy. TAAT is essentially a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need for scaling up proven technologies across Africa aiming to boost productivity, and to make Africa self-sufficient in key commodities. ILRI leads the Livestock compact of TAAT. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, Ea5t, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org . Main Responsibilities: Financial Accounting, Project Management and Donor reporting: Prepare all payment requests for the TAAT project as required; Follow up with finance to ensure timely payments to sub-grantees and ensure transfer advices are shared with partners in a timely manner; Ensure TAAT partners’ financial returns are submitted within set timelines. Review advance requests and financial returns by partners with reference to contractual obligations and partner financial obligations with liquidation effected inSUN; Develop and maintain appropriate databases to ensure all financial management is done to meet various program financial demands; Prepare detailed monthly, quarterly and annual internal financial reports for the TAAT project highlighting issues on over/under expenditure and adjusting wrong postings in the system and facilitate monitoring and tracking of project finances: Maintain proper financial and non-financial project records both in electronic (soft) and hard copies; Prepare donor financial reports/statements for TAAT in collaboration with the Program Manager and Finance department and maintain appropriate compliance for donor reporting databases; Compute project accruals annually and during project close outs and ensure they are captured in the system; Ensure that all full costing recovery items are captured in the appropriate project: Raise invoices for IITA and follow up on reimbursements and transfer advices from partners and IITA; Lead project specific audits and support external/internal audits as necessary Support annual budget preparation by working with the Program Manager; Upload all project budgets to the Sun System or any other system used by ILRI. Project Settlements Reports, Travel Expense Reports, Travel Authorizations, Requisitions, and Petty-Cash Replenishment: Review Project Settlement Reports, Petty Cash Replenishments, Travel Expense Reports, Travel Authorizations (TAs) and Payment Requests; Follow up on project and travel advance settlements issued for activities to staff and consultants to close outstanding advances quickly Education: BA degree in Accounting or related fields. Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in budget and project financial report preparations Training: Professional training in Grants Management and Project Management are advantageous. Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, including spreadsheets and accounting software Skills: Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member. Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality. Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; takes initiative and can work under pressure. Highly effective planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong accounting service orientation. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. Excellent spoken and written English. Commitment to ILRI’s mission and core values Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade: 2C Minimum Base Salary: Birr 19,112 (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 with dining and sports facilities. 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’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: PA/14/18 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 25 May 2018.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
May 08, 2018
Research Officer — Animal Genetics and Breeding REF: RO/13/18 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer in livestock Genetics Program to join the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) team so as to provide technical support to ILRI’s ACGG team. S/he will be responsible for supporting staff and graduate students with high-quality research to move ACGG activities forward. Additionally, this position will play a significant role in the training and organizing of country ACGG teams in Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia. General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org Main Responsibilities: Provides technical support in breeding and genetics data analysis; Reviews literature and legislation relevant to the program; Contributes input to the development of work plans, research questions. project concept notes, and field research guides; Assists in the development and presentation of group trainings in data collection for country ACGG teams in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria; Contributes to the writing and editing of ACGG Standard Operating Procedures; Assists in compiling, summarizing, documenting and publishing research data in reports, briefs, journals, periodicals, discussion papers, magazines and newsletters; Contributes towards communicating on-form and on-station research protocols and findings to target audience through workshops, meetings, conferences; Contributes to ILRI efforts in strengthening animal genetic gains programs and improving nutritional security; Other duties as required Education: BSc degree or MSc degree in Animal Genetics and Breeding or a relevant area Experience: BSc degree with 5 years’ experience or MSc degree with 3 years experience practical animal breeding and genetics experience working on station and farm experiments, professional certification Familiarity experience with the poultry research and development activities in semi-scavenging production systems in Sub-Saharan African countries Skills: Demonstrated experience in livestock genetics, breeding, and data analysis; Knowledge in computer applications and softwares for data management and data analyses; Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods and analyses used in animal genetic improvement programs; Knowledge of the poultry sector and experience in African countries; Strong English language skills, both written and spoken; Excellent organizational, communication, and problem solving skills; Punctuality, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take initiative, multi-tasking, and willingness to work under pressure to meet deadlines; Ability to both take direction and work independently; Collaborative skills and experience in working with multi-cultural teams; Trained in facilitation skills Willingness to travel to Tanzania and Nigeria. Duty Station: Addis Ababa. Job level: 3A Monthly Base Salary: Birr 35,492 (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. 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’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number REF: RO/13/18 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 May 2018. To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Ethiopia Full time