International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Sep 21, 2018
Genebank Database Management Specialist The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Genebank Database Management Specialist who will be a member of Feed and Forage Development 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 forage Genebank team maintains a large amount of data on the diversity of the germplasm in the collection and a relational database on the quality and availability of the germplasm in the intrust collections stored in the ILRI Genebank.  Data validation and improvement of data completeness and quality is essential for smooth Genebank operations. Improved management of forage genetic resources data activities are being implemented under the Genebank platform to support enhanced data access and knowledge sharing. Key   Responsibilities: Manage and improve ILRI genebank databases (seed and field inventories, characterisation, and germplasm health) and software with a focus on the implementation of the GRIN-global database and associated wizards and e-data recording tools; Plan, coordinate, design, develop, implement and participate in each of the activities corresponding to the development and operation of computer systems that allow the management and access to documentation of the ILRI Genebank collections; Ensure that genebank collection data is up-to-date and accessible to external users via Genesys and the ILRI website in accordance with information-sharing policies and the terms of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture; Maintain database performance by developing a protocol for measurement of results, identification of problem areas and troubleshooting problems; Keep the Genebank Manager and Senior Management informed by preparing reports on system performance and problems; Secure the databases by preparing access and control policies and procedures; implementing disaster recovery procedures; Support genebank staff in the management of germplasm requests and the preparation of SMTA reports; Implement and promote digital object identifiers (DOIs) for ILRI genebank accessions; Develop and adapt mobile apps and web services with GRIN-Global; Manage the users’ group and provide training on the use of GRIN Global, Curator Tool and the Public Website; Support genebank staff in the management of passport, inventory, germplasm distribution, phenotypic, genotypic and germplasm health data linked to genebank accessions; Collaborate with the CIAT genebank to harmonize data management of forage collections between the two institutions; Plan, design, develop, implement and participate in each of the activities corresponding to the development and operation of computer systems that allow the management and access to documentation of the ILRI Genebank collections; Optimise field e-data collection techniques; Maintain, improve and carryout processes already in place, e.g., preparing and printing digital labels and barcodes to further support the increased efficiency of genebank workflows; Upload images of accessions (by scanning collecting sheets and characterization forms) in GRIN-Global; Improve the structure/order of files/folders on the shared network drive; Communicate with staff concerning updates and changes made to the systems; Keep up-to-date with changes and advancements in genebank data management and software applications. Academic and professional qualifications: Education: Relevant BSc degree or MSc degree plus a relevant post graduate qualification in Information Systems Technology, Database Management, Computer Science or related field Experience: At least 5 years of database management experience for BSc degree or 2 years relevant experience for Masters’ degree   Skills: Excellent database management and software development Experience with development of mobile applications (for Android) Excellent managerial and multitasking skills Interest and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment Proficiency with written and spoken English Ability to detect problems or deficiencies in the computer system that supports the documentation of collections and their processes, and develop solutions Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters under minimum supervision Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade:  2D Minimum Monthly 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. 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: GDS/29/18  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  26 September 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
Sep 04, 2018
Research Associates/Agronomists The Position:  The International Potato Center - Ethiopia (CIP-Ethiopia) seeks to recruit two Research Associates\Agronomists for its CIP-Ethiopia office for a 15-month Gender Sensitive Emergency Response Project to be implemented in the Amhara Region. General:   CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is: Roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. Job Purpose: The Research Associates/Agronomists will support in managing projects, implementing project activities, and achieving creative partnerships across public and private sectors to strengthen the contribution of potato and sweetpotato to incomes, food security and nutritional health in Amhara region. They will be involved in the promotion of new varieties and other production technologies and in knowledge transfer through training of trainers, farmers training and in creating nutrition awareness. The successful candidates will be expected to travel frequently to the project sites and technically support staff of partner organizations. Main Duties and Responsibilities: The Research Associates/Agronomists will be the focal persons of the project “Gender Sensitive Emergency Response with Potato and Sweetpotato Among Drought-Affected Farmers in SNNP and Amhara Regions, Ethiopia” working in close collaboration with the project associates based in SNNPR and the project Manager based in CIP-Addis. The incoming RAs provide the link between the project’s head office in Addis Ababa and the Amhara regional partner organisations. They will also implement selected project activities directly. One of the RAs will be based in Bahir Dar and the other in Dessie, but both are required to travel frequently to the field sites within the region and to the Head Office in Addis Ababa when the need arises. The Research Associates report to the CIP-Ethiopia Project Manager.  Management Liaise with Amhara BoANR, and Woreda Office of Agriculture, DAs in target Kebeles, Farmer Groups and Cooperatives (FGCs), Health offices, ARARI and other partners; In collaboration with BoANR finalize the selection of vulnerable target beneficiary households from the drought-affected Woredas/Kebeles using the set criteria;  Ensure coordination of the project   activities with other CIP projects in Amhara, if any, in acquisition and distribution of planting materials to avoid unnecessary overlap and in training activities; Ensure the successful and cost-effective implementation of project activities; Organize and follow up on procurement and distribution of quality planting material of potato and sweetpotato in a timely manner; Manage project funds in accordance with approved budgets and timelines and facilitate payment requests; Contribute to the timely preparation of project action plans, budgets and progress reports; Perform other management-related activities as requested by the CIP-Ethiopia Project Manager  Technical Involve in the coordination and organization of stakeholders’ workshops, including consultative, planning and review workshops; In collaboration with the CIP-Ethiopia Project manager and the BoANR, prepare plans and implement identified training courses for relevant stakeholders at various levels, including ToT; Plan and execute procurement and distribution of quality planting materials of potato and sweetpotato; Provide technical backstopping to partner organizations; Follow up and backstop production of ware potatoes and sweetpotato roots, orange-fleshed sweetpotato leaves, as well as multiplication of quality planting material of both commodities; Contribute to project M&E activities, including designing of monitoring tools, regular fieldwork to collect monitoring data and preparation of monitoring reports; Facilitate market linkages of project beneficiary farmers; Identify, document and share project experiences, successes, challenges and lessons learnt; Coordinate with Hawassa project staff to exchange technical information, lessons learned, challenges faced and measures taken to overcome challenges; Perform other duties as required. Minimum Job Requirements: Education: BSc degree or MSc degree in Agriculture (Horticulture preferred) professional certification Experience: BSc degree plus 5 years or Masters’ degree plus 2 years of work experience in agriculture/agricultural development programs involving GO and NGO stakeholders Solid work experience with potato and sweetpotato agronomy, their seed multiplication and production system Have knowledge of detecting latent infection of sweetpotato and potato viruses and bacterial wilt disease of potato using ELISA kits Must have good Experience in handling and application of pesticides in the field Basic understanding of the insect pests and diseases of sweetpotato and potato, and their management Must be familiar with Microsoft office program (Excel, power point, Ms word) and data analysis software Previous work experience with NGOs or the private sectors   Skill and Competence: Team worker with staff management experience Problem solving skills and strong results-orientation Proven negotiation and interpersonal skills Excellent organizational skills Capacity to work under pressure with minimum supervision Excellent Amharic and English. Knowledge of other local languages is a plus Working experience in data management Fully computer literate Position level:    2D Duty Station:     Bahir Dar and Dessie, Ethiopia Minimum Base salary :                   Birr 24,572 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate) Terms of appointment : Initial appointment is fixed term for 15 months which will be renewable based on performance and funding availability. CIP offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIP 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:  RAA/28/28  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 September 2018.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Bahir Dar, Ethiopia Full time
Sep 04, 2018
National Land PKS Coordination Officer The Position:  The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) seeks to recruit a National Land PKS Coordination Officer who will be a member of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) team. General : The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry-ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health. The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.worldagroforestry.org. Key Job Responsibilities: Nationally coordinate the LandPKS activities within the country; Conduct trainings and facilitate workshops for farmers, extension workers, development professionals, and researchers on use of the LandPKS mobile app; Facilitate and Train national/regional land use planners on the use of the Land Capability Classification tool of the LandPKS mobile app and integrate the Land Capability Classification tool into existing national/regional land use planning methods, protocols, and processes; Provide detailed explanations about the relevance of LandPKS data and results to sustainable land management, including the importance of monitoring vegetation change over time for conservation efforts and rangeland conservation, as well as the relationship between soil characteristics and agricultural productivity; Conduct user feedback assessments with the different user groups (farmers, extension, development, researchers) in order to identify issues and development priorities; Identify additional regional (yield and erosion) datasets that can be used in cloud-computing algorithms that can improve LandPKS outputs; Develop additional, country-specific training and outreach materials in the primary language of the country where located; Lead translation efforts of the LandPKS mobile app into the primary language(s) of the country where located; Assist LandPKS Global Coordinator with additional coordination tasks, including but not limited to supporting outreach and training activities in other pilot countries in Africa that do not have a country coordinator; Identify and, in consultation with Global Coordinator, pursue additional opportunities to support adoption and use of LandPKS to support land use and management decision making. This includes identifying new organizations or groups to adopt LandPKS, and leading communication, trainings, and coordination with these new user groups; Identify and work with Global Coordinator to integrate local and national sources of land management information into the LandPKS mobile app, including determining the soil, climate and topographic conditions where they are appropriate, and consult with local and national experts, including successful farmers, extension workers and researchers, to ensure that the information provided is the best available; Develop effective communication strategies and prepare periodic reports, extension and training materials including worksheets, handouts, calibrated soil samples, vegetation types, brief, and field guide manuals. Education: At least BSc degree or MSc degree in related field, professional certification Job Experience: A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Land Management, Soil sciences or related fields for BSc or 2 years of relevant work experience for Masters’ degree  Skills:      Ability to effectively train a wide variety of people on use of LandPKS (software + texture) Familiarity with development and relevant research techniques in the subject matter Ability to provide feedback on model outputs and troubleshoot Android issues Ability to plan work and multi-task Computer literacy i.e. knowledge in MS Office and good writing skill in both Amharic and English Ability to analyze data and prepare progress records and reports Flexible on work hours including travel and extended field work Follows policies and procedures Aware of impact of own work Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade: 2D Minimum Base:  Birr   24,572.00   (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 one year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site. 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: NLCO/27/18  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 September 2018.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Aug 11, 2018
ETB 9,610 - ETB 15,000 monthly
Administrative Assistant The Position : The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to recruit an Administrative Assistant to join the Eastern and Southern Africa Office Division (ESAO) team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 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 uties & Responsibilities: ·         Handles all secretarial responsibilities and duties for the office; ·         Handles and account for petty cash payments; ·         Assists with preparation of technical and financial reports and submissions as needed; ·         Manages, reviews and responds to internal and external communication flow, including drafting correspondence and responding to queries; ·         Maintains and updates collaborators’ contacts information and coordinates distribution of materials and information; ·         Liaises with ILRI departments; Finance, Supply Chain, Housing and Catering, Transport Pool, Engineering and Maintenance Facilities Units to obtain services and goods required; ·         Provides administrative support to research staff and assists in communications with partners on project implementation; ·         Arranges travel of IFPRI staff and collaborators for meetings and training in Ethiopia and abroad; ·         Arranges visas and other travel documents; ·         Assists with maintenance of asset database; ·         Maintains proper filing and other office management systems; ·         Other duties as assigned. Minimum Job Requirements: Education: ·         Diploma in Secretarial Science, Office Management, Business Administration or other relevant field of study from a recognized university or college. Experience: ·         At least Two years of relevant work experience. Skills: ·         Efficiency with use of Microsoft Office tools and other computer programs/skills; ·         Excellent verbal and written command of English; ·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; ·         Ability to interact positively and maintain good relations with ILRI and IFPRI staff as well as partners/collaborators; ·         Possess excellent interpersonal communications skills and participate as a team member in accomplishment of tasks; ·         Highly effective planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong administrative service orientation; ·         Good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality. Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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 and the appointment is for threeyears. 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: AA/26/18 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 24 August 2018.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Aug 03, 2018
Accountant - Support Units And Hosted Institutes International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Accountant – Support Units and Hosted Institutes who will provide efficient quality service in the field of finance and accounting in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 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: Disbursements Verify the payments requests received do have sufficient/appropriate supporting evidence are mathematically correct, authentic, comply with policy and procedures; Analyses and assigns appropriate and applicable account codes, cost center codes and project codes and preparing for data entry; Inputs transactions into the computer system from the documents earlier prepared and generating transaction listings, which serve as payment vouchers for checking and approval. Process payments within 4 days after the receipt of the request; Record the completion of the request in outlook task. Travel and work advance processing and liquidation Verify the travel authorization submitted is correct, approved and comply with ILRI travel policy requirements; Prepare advance payments within 4 days after the receipt of the travel authorization; Analyse staff accounts for the project allocated; Process advance liquidation or expense recording within 5 days after the receipt of the original invoices and relevant documents by verifying the supporting documents presented are appropriate, sufficient and in line with ILRI's travel policy.   Support units and hosted institutes petty cash management Verify the summary and the supporting documents presented for petty cash replenishment are sufficient and appropriate; Replenish petty cash within 4 days after the receipt of the petty cash summary report and supporting documents; Conduct periodic petty cash verification through quarterly cash count and reconciliation. Management of credit suppliers (for transactions of support units and HI) Follow up the collection of invoices from credit suppliers within 5 days after the receipt of the goods or services; Perform matching of the invoice with the PO and GRN; Follow up processing of payments to suppliers within the credit period.   Custody of unused cheque: Acts as a dual custodian of the Institute’s unused cheque; Countersigns against cheque withdrawals and deposits into the safe. Others Attends to queries of internal and external parties regarding the responsibility areas; Advises the Support units and HI Finance Manager on any outstanding issues in the responsibility areas; Keeps files of all relevant documents. Undertakes any other assignment that may be given by the supervisor. Academic and professional qualifications: Education: BA Degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields and professional certificate in ACCA, CPA is a plus. Experience: 5 years’ of relevant work experience Work experience at least in part in an international NGO or an international organization Skills: Good computer skills. 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. 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: ASHI/24/18  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 August 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
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 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 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