International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mar 27, 2018
Job Vacancy in Ethiopia at ILRI The position : The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) – Ethiopian Strategy Support Program (ESSP) seeks to hire a Research Officer to work effectively as research support within an agricultural and economic research environment.   The Research Officer will provide research assistance to the senior research staff of ESSP and designated staff.   General : IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the CGIAR Consortium. The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries. With a vision for a world free of hunger and malnutrition, IFPRI’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions for ending hunger and reducing poverty.   Main duties & responsibilities: ·         Undertakes literature reviews; processes and synthesizes secondary household and regional data; ·         Manages and conducts primary data collection, particularly through rural household and institutional surveys and value chain studies; ·         Conducts statistical and econometric analyses; ·         Develops and conducts training and policy dissemination; ·         Editing and/transcribing reports, manuscripts, proposals and other documents; ·         Any other responsibilities that will be assigned by supervisor and or/management. Job Requirements:   Minimum Requirements: Education: ·         At least BSc degree or MSc degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics or related field.   Experience: Minimum of five years for BSc degree or three years of relevant work experience for experience for MSc degree.   Skills: ·         Proficiency in using statistical packages like STATA and SPSS ·         Good quantitative skills ·         Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and data management ·         Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English      Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   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 and the appointment is for one year. 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: 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: RO/10/18 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 9 April 2018
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 22, 2018
Vacancy at The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia  Assistant to Program Manager The Position : The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Assistant to Program Manager who will be a member of Animal and Human Health Program 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 purpose of this position is to assist in the Program Management process; facilitating in the various program activities and ensuring that the operations run smoothly. The candidate will support research on the One Health Regional Network for the Horn of Africa (HORN) project. He/she will provide project management support and coordination across HORN in Ethiopia, including coordination of personnel, budgets and project outputs. Main Responsibilities: Program management Liaise with the relevant stakeholders to gather inputs for the program work plan and collate the same; Assist with data collection and gathering, analysis and management of program documentation; Update and maintain program records including entering information to electronic management information systems and following up on approvals and other issues; Assist in the development of the procurement plan by collating the inputs and liaising with relevant department and completing the necessary documentation; Supervise project admin staff and build their capacity on the ILRI Program Management Framework (PMF) to enhance their performance. Proposal Development Assist with tracking project proposal development phase activities and progress to ensure necessary activities are completed as per set guidelines and timelines; Facilitate completion of ILRI and partner capacity assessment to determine capacity building needs for support of project priorities by collating information; Enter, update and maintain opportunity pipeline for the program on the tracking system. Project Planning Supporting in collecting of the necessary documents required in drafting of partner and donor agreements; Collating, documenting and maintaining a register of programmatic risk matters and issues and follow up on the recommended actions to ensure compliance. Project Execution Maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholders and facilitate effective flow of information in the program activities; Support with the reporting of project management status by collating the necessary inputs; Work with all project team members to ensure work plans are on track and identify problems before they arise, through regular project team meetings; Assist the principle investigators in oversight of project budgets and tracking project finances to assist the accounting officer in the monthly routine accounting duties. Project Closing Ensure all documentation and activities for closing projects are as per agreed standards and archiving of the same for future reference; Collate recommendations and learnings into the lessons Learned document. Academic and professional qualifications: Education: Bachelors’ Degree or Masters’ degree in Business Management, Business Administration or related field Certification in Program Management – desirable   Experience: Bachelor degree with 5 years’ experience or Masters’ degree + 3 years’ experience, professional certification Skills: Effective written and oral communication skills Good report writing skills Experience in supporting projects with numerous partners Experience in facilitating teamwork and collaboration across multiple functions and organizations Experience in budget management Strong IT skills Duty Station:   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade:  2D Minimum Base Salary:  Birr 24,572 ( 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. 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: APM/09/18  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  4 April 2018. 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/ Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 19, 2018
Job Vacancies at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) 1.      Accountant The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) seeks to hire an Accountant to provide a general Accounting service to ICARDA Office and who will be a member of ICARDA-Ethiopia team. The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization Headquarter based in Beirut, Lebanon supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICARDA is committed to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through agricultural research, and the equitable use of natural resources. For more details:  www.icarda.org Key Responsibilities: Registration of incoming invoice (Accounts Payable and advance) in ABW-OCS as per the guideline and chart of account;   Record the details Petty Cash Fund transactions and currency conversion transactions in the General Ledger;   Ensure that payments have proper authorization and supporting documents;   Prepare remittance of payment proposal for each incoming invoice registered in close coordination with HQ senior accountants;   Ensure that payments are made in line with remittance proposal confirmation;   Follow up the supplier open items to check the registered invoices are approved;   Prepare weekly cash position report including forecasted project and other expenditure;   Ensure the availability of enough cash at the bank and liaise with HQ for transfer of operating cash to ICARDA Addis office;   Ensure that payments are made on time;   Prepare monthly bank reconciliation and pass the necessary adjusting entries;   Check the accuracy and compliance of petty cash expenditure and its timely replenishment;   Participate in the closing of monthly and annual books of accounts;   Review monthly charges from ILRI, assign proper budget codes, prepare monthly Journal Voucher and ensure that all charges recorded in ABW;   Check and verify business advances and register in OCS and follow up outstanding advances regularly;   Register Partnership advance liquidation per the financial reports and prevailing guideline;   Registering Vehicle Mileage recharges in OCS on timely manner;   Liaise with ICARDA HQ and ILRI regarding financial and accounting related matters;   Assist with the facilitation of annual/external audits;   Perform other duties as requested. Minimum Requirements Education: BA degree in Accounting or Finance. Skills: Must be an IT literate in use of Microsoft packages and conversant with ERP application software such as Agresso Business World used for financial management Experience: Five years’ relevant experience Work experience at least in part in an international Non-Governmental Organization or an international organization 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 and half years. ICARDA offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff.   2.      Project Coordinator: Taat Livestock Project The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a dynamic project coordinator 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, East, Southern and West Africa.  www.ilri.org Responsibilities: Oversee day-to-day management and implementation of the Livestock compact activities in close collaboration with country value chain implementation teams. Development of all necessary submissions for livestock-based solutions (including technologies to be deployed and the resources required), and grow the portfolio of projects (both grant and loans) that take up those technologies. Mobilize all actors across the value chain and designing and implementing wide-scale farmer extension models, including through innovative use of ICTs. Facilitate the implementation of these value chain activities in all target countries and participate in the monitoring of progress made towards achieving value chain and TAAT set goals. Provide support to all value chain public and private sector partners in each participating country and ensure that they are fully and actively engaged. Establish good linkages with lead compact institution to ensure that administrative support is provided for fiduciary services such as procurement and financial management. In close consultation and collaboration with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) ensure that capacity is developed in all needed areas for various stakeholders within the value chain. In close consultation and collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), ensure that all policy related issues that can affect value chain transformation within target countries are effectively addressed. Support the development of young Agripreneurs through demonstration and training in close collaboration with the ENABLE-TAAT Compact. Ensure that quarterly and annual consolidated technical and financial reports for the compact are prepared and submitted to the program management office on schedule. Present the activities, results, impacts and outcomes of the value chain at professional, donor and other stakeholders’ meetings Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor to meet the objectives of the value chain. Qualification and Experience: A PhD or Masters in an Agricultural related field; agricultural extension, agricultural sciences or any other relevant field At least 10 years of professional work experience in agricultural extension or a related field, at least 5 of which should be in Africa   Experience in project management especially with African Development Bank projects will be an added advantage Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.  Good working knowledge of French is a plus Demonstrated ability to write, publish, and disseminate technical reports, success stories, and promotional materials; and Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment 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 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.   3.      Program Manager - External Advert The Position : The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Manager to provide leadership in the management of Feed and Forage Development Program and ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are met. The Program Manager will also support the Program Leader in managing the program, including supporting development of program strategies, development and monitoring multi-year operational plans and monitoring and collating program outputs and outcomes.  He/she will be responsible for developing multi-year program budgets, monitoring expenditure of projects and suggesting corrective action when needed. He/she will be responsible for ensuring the deployment of the institute’s Program Management Framework within the program covering all aspects of proposal development and project planning, execution, monitoring & evaluation, and closure. 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 . Key   Responsibilities: Program Management Work with the Program Leader to develop and implement the program level strategy and continually review as required; Support development of a multi-year operational plan and monitor its implementation; Monitor and collate program outputs and outcomes; Develop multi-year program budgets, including ensuring consistency across programs; Effectively manage the program budget, ensuring proper allocation of expenditure, monitoring expenditures and highlighting any variances, and providing suggestions for corrective action to Project Leaders and Project Managers, including working with the Finance Unit for resolution; Lead the program management and administrative team (which could include Assistant Program Managers, Assistant Project Managers, Program Accountants, Communications Staff, Administrative Assistants, Office Assistants) and build their capacity on the ILRI Program Management Framework to enhance their performance; Work closely with the Program Leader and the People and Organizational Development (P&OD) Directorate to determine the staffing needs for the program and HR matters; Review requests for recruiting staff and consultants prior to approval and follow up with P&OD for execution; Liaise with the Finance Unit on budget and financial matters; Ensure the implementation of the institute’s Program Management Framework (PMF) across the program and contribute to its continued development. Specifically: Proposal Development Coordinate and participate in the development of concept notes and/or proposal components including completing the relevant documentation on risk assessment, project budget and project work plan, drafting agreements; Support the Program Leader/Project Leaders to undertake due diligence activities related to suitability and capability of Program partners/sub-contractors such as identifying the resource skills of ILRI team, checking past experience with the partner, compliance with ILRI and donor guidelines, ensuring the strategy and plans align with Program Management Framework; Manage the program opportunity pipeline to ensure timely delivery, compliance and adherence to the Program Management Framework process. Project Planning Assess and plan future procurement needs and work with the Supply Chain Unit to create detailed procurement plans; Liaise with the Legal Unit to draft partner and donor agreements and incorporate the necessary changes; Work with the Project Leaders/Project Managers in the development of an exit strategy/sustainability plan for all projects; Work closely with the Project Leaders/Project Managers to define research compliance requirements, undertake risk assessment and contribute to the development of mitigation strategies; Lead the development of project work plans by assessing alignment, establishing timelines and obtaining the necessary approvals; Work with the Communication Knowledge Management team to develop the communication plan, monitor and guide the communications outputs from the program to ensure their relevance and appropriateness. Project Execution: Maintain effective working relationships with partners, beneficiaries, and stakeholders and facilitate effective flow of information between all partners, team members and relevant stakeholders in program activities; Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists to ensure program level monitoring, data analysis and reporting to support effective program management; Oversee Program reporting, identify any areas of and recommend solutions; Ensure that CGIAR and ILRI policies relating to Intellectual Property, Open Access, P&OD and others are being followed at the Program level   Project Closing Oversee the closure activities for the projects which includes the disposal of physical assets, research materials and staff separation/ reassignment, archiving of documentation, impact assessment in line with the PMF process; Work with the Project Leader and Communications Staff to ensure knowledge dissemination and capacity development to all relevant stakeholders by mobilizing participation from as many project stakeholders as possible, including project team members, partners, donors, and other key stakeholders. Project Management: The Program manager will be expected to act as the Project Manager for a number of projects, depending on the size and complexity of the program Academic and professional qualifications: Education: Masters/ Advanced Degree in Business Management, Business Administration or related field. Program Management Certification Experience: A least 7 years’ program management experience with 3 years' at managerial level Skills: Excellent managerial and multitasking skills, The ability to plan effectively and manage risks Stakeholder engagement skills, Effective negotiation skills Problem solving skills Proven experience in coordinating global projects with numerous partners Experience in development and implementation of projects Advanced technical reporting skills Excellent people management skills in a multicultural setting Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade:  4A Minimum Monthly Base Salary: Birr 57,880  (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: 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: PM/04/18  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  27 March 2018.   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/ Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. More ILRI jobs
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 15, 2018
Jobs at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Program Manager The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Manager to provide leadership in the management of Feed and Forage Development Program and ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are met. The Program Manager will also support the Program Leader in managing the program, including supporting development of program strategies, development and monitoring multi-year operational plans and monitoring and collating program outputs and outcomes.  He/she will be responsible for developing multi-year program budgets, monitoring expenditure of projects and suggesting corrective action when needed. He/she will be responsible for ensuring the deployment of the institute’s Program Management Framework within the program covering all aspects of proposal development and project planning, execution, monitoring & evaluation, and closure. 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 . Key   Responsibilities: Program Management Work with the Program Leader to develop and implement the program level strategy and continually review as required; Support development of a multi-year operational plan and monitor its implementation; Monitor and collate program outputs and outcomes; Develop multi-year program budgets, including ensuring consistency across programs; Effectively manage the program budget, ensuring proper allocation of expenditure, monitoring expenditures and highlighting any variances, and providing suggestions for corrective action to Project Leaders and Project Managers, including working with the Finance Unit for resolution; Lead the program management and administrative team (which could include Assistant Program Managers, Assistant Project Managers, Program Accountants, Communications Staff, Administrative Assistants, Office Assistants) and build their capacity on the ILRI Program Management Framework to enhance their performance; Work closely with the Program Leader and the People and Organizational Development (P&OD) Directorate to determine the staffing needs for the program and HR matters; Review requests for recruiting staff and consultants prior to approval and follow up with P&OD for execution; Liaise with the Finance Unit on budget and financial matters; Ensure the implementation of the institute’s Program Management Framework (PMF) across the program and contribute to its continued development. Specifically: Proposal Development Coordinate and participate in the development of concept notes and/or proposal components including completing the relevant documentation on risk assessment, project budget and project work plan, drafting agreements; Support the Program Leader/Project Leaders to undertake due diligence activities related to suitability and capability of Program partners/sub-contractors such as identifying the resource skills of ILRI team, checking past experience with the partner, compliance with ILRI and donor guidelines, ensuring the strategy and plans align with Program Management Framework; Manage the program opportunity pipeline to ensure timely delivery, compliance and adherence to the Program Management Framework process. Project Planning Assess and plan future procurement needs and work with the Supply Chain Unit to create detailed procurement plans; Liaise with the Legal Unit to draft partner and donor agreements and incorporate the necessary changes; Work with the Project Leaders/Project Managers in the development of an exit strategy/sustainability plan for all projects; Work closely with the Project Leaders/Project Managers to define research compliance requirements, undertake risk assessment and contribute to the development of mitigation strategies; Lead the development of project work plans by assessing alignment, establishing timelines and obtaining the necessary approvals; Work with the Communication Knowledge Management team to develop the communication plan, monitor and guide the communications outputs from the program to ensure their relevance and appropriateness. Project Execution Maintain effective working relationships with partners, beneficiaries, and stakeholders and facilitate effective flow of information between all partners, team members and relevant stakeholders in program activities; Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists to ensure program level monitoring, data analysis and reporting to support effective program management; Oversee Program reporting, identify any areas of and recommend solutions; Ensure that CGIAR and ILRI policies relating to Intellectual Property, Open Access, P&OD and others are being followed at the Program level     Project Closing Oversee the closure activities for the projects which includes the disposal of physical assets, research materials and staff separation/ reassignment, archiving of documentation, impact assessment in line with the PMF process; Work with the Project Leader and Communications Staff to ensure knowledge dissemination and capacity development to all relevant stakeholders by mobilizing participation from as many project stakeholders as possible, including project team members, partners, donors, and other key stakeholders. Project Management The Program manager will be expected to act as the Project Manager for a number of projects, depending on the size and complexity of the program Job Requirements Academic and professional qualifications: Education:   Masters/ Advanced Degree in Business Management, Business Administration or related field. Program Management Certification Experience:   At least 7 years’ program management experience with 3 years' at managerial level Skills: Excellent managerial and multitasking skills, The ability to plan effectively and manage risks Stakeholder engagement skills, Effective negotiation skills Problem solving skills Proven experience in coordinating global projects with numerous partners Experience in development and implementation of projects Advanced technical reporting skills Excellent people management skills in a multicultural setting Duty Station:   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade:   4A   Minimum Monthly Base Salary:   Birr 57,880 (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: PM/04/18  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  27 March 2018.   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/   Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 15, 2018
Job Vacancy at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Accountant International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) seeks to hire an Accountant to provide a general Accounting service to ICARDA Office and who will be a member of ICARDA-Ethiopia team. The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization Headquarter based in Beirut, Lebanon supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICARDA is committed to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through agricultural research, and the equitable use of natural resources. For more details: www.icarda.org Key Responsibilities:       Registration of incoming invoice (Accounts Payable and advance) in ABW-OCS as per the guideline and chart of account; Record the details Petty Cash Fund transactions and currency conversion transactions in the General Ledger; Ensure that payments have proper authorization and supporting documents; Prepare remittance of payment proposal for each incoming invoice registered in close coordination with HQ senior accountants; Ensure that payments are made in line with remittance proposal confirmation; Follow up the supplier open items to check the registered invoices are approved; Prepare weekly cash position report including forecasted project and other expenditure; Ensure the availability of enough cash at the bank and liaise with HQ for transfer of operating cash to ICARDA Addis office; Ensure that payments are made on time; Prepare monthly bank reconciliation and pass the necessary adjusting entries; Check the accuracy and compliance of petty cash expenditure and its timely replenishment; Participate in the closing of monthly and annual books of accounts; Review monthly charges from ILRI, assign proper budget codes, prepare monthly Journal Voucher and ensure that all charges recorded in ABW; Check and verify business advances and register in OCS and follow up outstanding advances regularly; Register Partnership advance liquidation per the financial reports and prevailing guideline; Registering Vehicle Mileage recharges in OCS on timely manner; Liaise with ICARDA HQ and ILRI regarding financial and accounting related matters; Assist with the facilitation of annual/external audits; Perform other duties as requested. Job Requirements Minimum Requirements Education: BA degree in Accounting or Finance.   Skills: Must be an IT literate in use of Microsoft packages and conversant with ERP application software such as Agresso Business World used for financial management Experience: Five years’ relevant experience Work experience at least in part in an international Non-Governmental Organization or an international organization  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 and half years.  ICARDA offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.   Application Procedure:  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: A/07/18  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  28 March 2018.  To find more about ICARDA, visit our Website at  www.icarda.org .  To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at  http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/ Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 13, 2018
Job by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) National Liaison and Protocol Officer The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a National Liaison & Protocol Officer. Under the direction of the National Liaison and Protocol Manager, ensures smooth running of the National Liaison and Protocol office as well as developing and maintaining effective liaison and good working relationship with government offices, diplomatic missions, international agencies and non-governmental organizations in Ethiopia in order to ensure the smooth running of ILRI’s operations in 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 . Key   Responsibilities:   Processes arrival formalities with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and duty-free privileges for IRS at the customs authority; Facilitates the insurance, ID cards, driving license, bank accounts, etc. for newly arriving IRS; Assists board members, the DG and VIP guests on arrival and departure at the airport and arranges the use of VIP lounge as appropriate; Handles import and export formalities and follows-up with the packing and forwarding agency for ILRI Official Requests and for personal effects of staff; Handles Visa matters for staff authorized dependents and ILRI official guests Assists in the purchase, sale, inspection and registration formalities of ILRI and IRS official vehicles; Handles emergency air ambulance landing procedures in consultation with the MOFA Situation Room; Arranges the issuance and renewal of fuel purchase permit, Licenses and Radio communication equipment, processes sealing, reactivating or disposal as appropriate; Follows up with utility companies for the installation and repair of telephone, water and electric lines; Prepare monthly report of the Liaison and Protocol Unit; Ensure proper filing system of records are maintained; Handle Administration duties when necessary which includes but not limited to: typing letters, photocopying and filing. Administers travel arrangement and maintains good working relationship with different airlines to secure better deals to the Institute; Assists the institute with strategic activities which aid in promoting ILRI’s mission. Coordinates and organizes programmes for visitors in consultation with the concerned unit or department; Arranges appointments/visits for ILRI Directorate with partners in Ethiopia; Advises ILRI leadership on matters of protocol when meeting with government officials and other partners; Ensure ILRI maintains an up–to-date database of important contacts of key institutions; Assists in maintaining positive relationships between ILRI and the local community; Work with local government and the local community to resolve any arising issues; Assists in the organization of meetings, workshops and ILRI events in Ethiopia especially in relation to travel, immigration and protocol issues; As requested, assists in establishing and maintaining relations with media in Ethiopia; organize for press coverage as required; As requested, promotes ILRI with partners in Ethiopia and assist in identifying opportunities to increase ILRI presence and visibility with partners in Ethiopia; Supervises and evaluates subordinate staff; Other duties as assigned. Academic and professional qualifications: Education: BA degree in Management/Public Administration/Information/Public Relations or related disciplines. Experience: At least 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in international organizations. Foreign Missions, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Airlines. Etc. Skills: Good knowledge of rules, regulations, and procedures of government and other agencies. Competent driver with current driving license. Pleasant personality with very good communication skills and good command of English language. Knowledge of French language and other Ethiopian languages advantageous. Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade:  2D   Minimum Monthly Base Salary: Birr 23,207  (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: NLPO/07/18  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 16 March 2018. 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/ Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 11, 2018
ILRI Jobs in Ethiopia International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Accountant who will be working with Feed and Forage Development Program (FFD) at 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:   Under the supervision of the Program Manager (PM), the Program Accountant will provide financial and administrative support including but not limited to preparation of donor reports for grants assigned.   Main duties and responsibilities: Financial Accounting, Project Management and Donor Reporting Develop and maintain appropriate databases to ensure project financial management is done to meet various program financial demands; Prepare all projects’ payment requests for sub-grantees in collaboration with Program Manager, Project Manager (PM) and Project Leaders; Follow up with finance to ensure timely payments to sub-grantees and ensure transfer advices are shared with partners in a timely manner; Ensure project 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 in the ILRI financial management system; Preparing detailed monthly, quarterly and annual internal financial reports as requested by PM highlighting issues on over/under expenditure and adjustment of wrong postings in the system and to facilitate monitoring and tracking of project finances, and decision making by Project leaders; Maintain proper financial and non-financial project records of projects both in electronic (soft) and hard copies; Prepare donor financial reports/statements in collaboration with Program Manager, Project Manager, Project Leaders and Finance department and maintain appropriate compliance donor reporting databases; Compute project accruals annually and during project close outs and ensure they are captured in the system; Raise invoices and follow up reimbursements and transfer advices from partners/donors; Lead project specific audit and support external/internal audit as may be found necessary; Support annual budget preparation by working with Program Manager and Project Manager. Proposal Development - Budget Development Participate in meetings during proposal development; Providing advise especially providing unit costs etc. towards development of proposal budgets; Preparing proposal budgets for review by Program Manager, Project Manager and Project Leader Uploading of project budgets to the ILRI System. Project Settlements Reports, Travel Expense Reports, TAs, Requisitions Review Project Settlement Reports, Travel Expense Reports and Travel Authorizations (TAs) Review of all Travel Expense Reports for Program staff and consultants before approval by project leaders. Ensure that all support documents have been attached /provided for. Academic and professional qualifications: Education: BA degree in Accounting or related fields . Experience: At least 5 years of relevant work experience Experience with projects Accounting Training: Professional training in Grants Management and Project Management are advantageous. Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, including spreadsheets and accounting software Full accounting qualifications CPA (K) or ACCA Skills: Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participates as a team member in accomplishment of duties. 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 with a positive attitude and strong accounting service orientation. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. Excellent spoken and written English. Good personal organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail Commitment to ILRI’s mission and core values Duty Station : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade: 2C Minimum 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. 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: PA/07/18 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 16 March 2018 . 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/ Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 10, 2018
Project Coordinator: TAAT Livestock Project (open until filled) The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a dynamic project coordinator 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, East, Southern and West Africa.  www.ilri.org Responsibilities: Oversee day-to-day management and implementation of the Livestock compact activities in close collaboration with country value chain implementation teams. Development of all necessary submissions for livestock-based solutions (including technologies to be deployed and the resources required), and grow the portfolio of projects (both grant and loans) that take up those technologies. Mobilize all actors across the value chain and designing and implementing wide-scale farmer extension models, including through innovative use of ICTs. Facilitate the implementation of these value chain activities in all target countries and participate in the monitoring of progress made towards achieving value chain and TAAT set goals. Provide support to all value chain public and private sector partners in each participating country and ensure that they are fully and actively engaged. Establish good linkages with lead compact institution to ensure that administrative support is provided for fiduciary services such as procurement and financial management. In close consultation and collaboration with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) ensure that capacity is developed in all needed areas for various stakeholders within the value chain. In close consultation and collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), ensure that all policy related issues that can affect value chain transformation within target countries are effectively addressed. Support the development of young Agripreneurs through demonstration and training in close collaboration with the ENABLE-TAAT Compact. Ensure that quarterly and annual consolidated technical and financial reports for the compact are prepared and submitted to the program management office on schedule. Present the activities, results, impacts and outcomes of the value chain at professional, donor and other stakeholders’ meetings Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor to meet the objectives of the value chain. Qualification and Experience: A PhD or Masters in an Agricultural related field; agricultural extension, agricultural sciences or any other relevant field At least 10 years of professional work experience in agricultural extension or a related field, at least 5 of which should be in Africa Experience in project management especially with African Development Bank projects will be an added advantage Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.  Good working knowledge of French is a plus Demonstrated ability to write, publish, and disseminate technical reports, success stories, and promotional materials; and Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment 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 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:  Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job 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/ , screening of applications will start on 18 March 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The position title and reference number  IS/PC/3/2018  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.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 06, 2018
Job at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)  The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Publishing Services Manager who will be a member of Communications and Knowledge Management 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 purpose of the Publishing Services Manager position is to ensure that ILRI publishing processes and workflows are well-managed to produce publications and other outputs on time and to agreed standards. Main Responsibilities:   Supervises and mentors assigned staff, providing regular performance feedback and support designed to facilitate professional development, learning, innovation and effective teamwork;   Engages with research programs to ensure ILRI’s editorial and publishing services are delivered to the highest standards, and tailors innovations in the editing field to enhance the quality of the products;   Working closely with ILRI editors, coordinates the production of ILRI publications (pipeline, workflows, distribution…), providing cost estimates and deadlines for ILRI scientists and support staff, and liaises with the curation team to ensure external publications are captured and archived on the institute’s repository;   Manages and maintains relations with external consultants and service providers (editors, designers, graphic artists, photographers, printers, translators and videographers), ensuring the timely delivery of high quality products on behalf of ILRI and its programs;   Where required copy edits, edits and proofreads publications to agreed standards and guidelines;   In close collaboration with the ILRI senior communications officer, supports the unit and programs, where required, by producing written and other communications products for ILRI blogs on research products and events;   Identifies impact publication(s) from programs for inclusion in higher profile corporate opportunities (publications, events, etc.);   Contributes to the development of ILRI style guide and other standards and procedures which enhance the quality and efficiency of the work;   Manages and supervises resources assigned to the publishing and information services units in Addis Ababa, and oversees the activities of the Addis Ababa infocentre;   Contributes to ILRI’s communications and knowledge management team working on ‘knowledge, publishing and curation’, particularly coordinates publishing work with that of the curation team to ensure ILRI publications are effectively curated on ILRI and CGIAR platforms;   Contributes to the ILRI-wide communications and knowledge community of practice, sharing and communicating work updates and lessons, participate in CKM learning, reviewing and planning activities and ensure that these activities follow ILRI standards and agreed channels;   Any other duties as may be assigned . Academic and professional qualifications: Education:   At least Bachelor degree, preferably a masters’ degree in a relevant field, for instance journalism, communications, international relations, political science, etc. Experience:   At least 7 years of experience for BSc degree and 5 years’ experience for Masters’ degree and working in a busy editorial or communications department, editing and copying materials for publication, preferably with experience managing processes and people, and/or knowledge of international development issues Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade:  3B Minimum Base  Salary:  Birr 67,282 (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. 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: PSM/05/18  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  16 March 2018 . 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/ Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time