International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Nov 14, 2018
ICT Expert - Consultant Main Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Ethiopia ADGG Country Coordinator and in close consultation with PAID’s Data Management Analyst (DMA) and the Data Systems Support Technician at ILRI, the ICT Expert will: Ensure tablets used for projects are configured properly and have correct ODK forms: Respond to ICT support request from AI technicians and PRA’s in a timely manner through telegram/telephone/field visit programs; Participate in the collation, processing and storage of data and information to comply with PAID/ ADGG reporting requirements; Access and maintain dashboards for summarizing data and verify reported data on Artificial Insemination, Pregnancy Diagnosis results, Calving and Training performed by PAID AI technicians, Milk recording and animal monitoring by PRA’s are correct; Collaborate with Data Systems Support technician in Nairobi to make sure that server is working properly, report whenever problem occurs and offer recommendation for solving in-country challenges; Collaborate with the Ethiopian telecommunication Authority/Ministry Agriculture (MOA) in ensuring that the National Dairy Performance Centre (DPRC) and the server are working properly and ensure timely reporting of faults to National Program Coordinator /Country PI. Familiarize with ODK forms; linking with main database using scripts commands to check for errors and fix the problems; Import/export the data from/to appropriate data base systems and share these for further analyses and interpretation; Communicate with AI technicians and PRA’s in the region and compile information on their activities; In consultation with the PAID/ADGG data leadership, develop additional dashboards to enable monthly data monitoring of AI techs and PRA’s submitting data per cluster, missing and incomplete, information unusual values and other related issues and prepare a monthly report for the DMA and ADGG Country coordinator; Maintain the confidentiality of all information collected; Perform other activities given by DMA and National Coordinator as appropriate.   Academic and professional qualifications: Education: BSc degree or MSc degree in Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Software Engineering or other equivalent ICT related qualifications from a recognized institution Experience: 2-3 years’ relevant experience for post master’s degree or 4-5 years’ relevant experience for post bachelor’s degree may be considered Provide relevant and proven work experience in a similar/equivalent position Proficient in Linux administration, networking and telecommunication systems Be proficient in server-side languages such as python and/or any other recognized server-side language Experience in  big data  is an added advantage Skills: Fluent in English language Strong analytical, communication and report writing skills Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Terms of appointment:    This is a Consultancy job, initial appointment is for eight months (3 days per week/12 days per month) with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding.   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: ICTE/40/18  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 November 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/
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Part time
Nov 09, 2018
Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)   seeks to recruit a Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist who will be working with the research teams (Global Wheat Program, Global Maize Program, Sustainable Intensification Program, Socio-Economics Program) in Ethiopia, and CIMMYT Kenya/Headquarters Communications team and who will be a member of CIMMYT Ethiopia located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa campus.   General : The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an autonomous, non-profit making, international scientific organization operating under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). More specifically its mission is to encourage, support and undertake activities to improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of maize and wheat systems in the interest of the resource poor in developing countries.   Main duties & responsibilities:   Develop, maintain and update the country communication and knowledge strategy and associated work plan; Provide oversight of program production publications and ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to appropriate audiences (NGOs, the government and donors); ·         Support the regional communication and knowledge dissemination initiatives; Work with project partners to develop, produce, and use relevant extension and training materials (flyers, posters, infographics, videos, etc.) for target communities (farmers, and agricultural extension personnel) and project events (demonstrations, field days); Identify, develop and disseminate a variety of media materials in multiple and appropriate formats; Lead the initiative to facilitate the support of gathering content and coverage of relevant country efforts to highlight achievements and activities resulting in support of fundraising; Document and communicate project news, updates and stories for wider dissemination in Ethiopia, and globally; Document high-interest stories for dissemination in suitable formats (interviews, photographs, video) to various target audiences; As required, travel to document CIMMYT's work on the ground, including field visits and taking still and video photography; Assist scientists in preparing scientific posters, presentations, and other materials; Publish and disseminate project results in various forms – print, digital, video or audio; Support networking and engagement activities with other actors in Ethiopia – as a specific contribution to the projects’ wider alignment and scaling objectives; Support innovative use of information, communication and knowledge-based interventions and approaches across projects, making use of, for example, participatory communication approaches, emerging ICTs, and working with partners in these areas; Oversee the activities related to the production of high quality communications materials, including digital content, annual reports and reviews, newsletters, etc; ·         Liaise with CIMMYT HQ communications team to share project updates and stories Perform other duties as directed by supervisors   Job Requirements Minimum Requirements: Education: BSc degree or MSC degree in Communication, Knowledge Management, Journalism or related field corporate communications Experience: ·         BSc degree with 5 years or MSc degree with 3 years’  relevant experience in a development, research, corporate or international environment is a plus ·         Experience in relationship building with diverse stakeholders. ·         Experience in supporting communications and/or media relations in the area of agricultural research for development is an added advantage. ·         Ability to think strategically and to develop and execute a strategic communication planning. ·         Ability to read, understand and assimilate complex technical information to produce clear, well-written summaries. ·         Ability to present and package scientific information into various formats to suit specialist and non-specialist audiences. ·         Basic knowledge of and skills in desktop publishing, HTML, photography and photo editing. ·         Demonstrated ability to work independently and well within teams. ·         Excellent communication, organizational and documentation skills. Skills: Excellent writer and communicator with great editing skills Excellent interpersonal and networking skills in an international environment. Ability to communicate complex research results in a concise and engaging fashion. ·         Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks; keen attention to detail. Ability to work independently on agreed priorities and deliverables. ·         Demonstrated project management skills. Conversant in social media platforms and social networking tools. ·         Experience with process facilitation. Experience in agriculture and developmental field in Ethiopia is highly desirable. Ability to write/edit under pressure, with high accuracy and to deadline. ·         Fluency in English and Amharic; working knowledge of other Ethiopian languages is desirable. Duty Station :                      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Position level :                    3A. Minimum Base salary :  Birr 27,302 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the selected candidate). Terms of appointment :  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is (fixed term) for two years with the possibility of renewal appointment, 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.  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: CKMS/41/18   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  21 November 2018 . To find more about CIMMYT, visit our Website at www.cimmyt.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) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Nov 07, 2018
Senior Accountant The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Accountant to provide efficient quality service in the field of finance and accounting for Housing and catering unit. Involve in all the financial transactions and maintain the internal control system in HCC to make sure ILRI financial regulations are adhered. Timely report should be submitted to all concerned regarding the outlets and front office transactions. 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: Club and cafeteria sales Reviews the summary of the daily sales generated from the hotel system (IDS) and presents for further verification to the service coordinator and approval of the HCC manager. Ensures cash collection tallies with the summary of daily sales, is deposited intact to the bank, journalizes to the main accounting system and presents to the deputy finance manager for posting. Ensures all internal sales are supported by internal orders by reconciling against the summary of the daily sales and posts the sales in the OCS. Reconciles all credit sales to external customers against the summary of the daily sales, journalizes the income in OCS; ensures the same is charged to the customer ledger and presents the journal for posting to the deputy finance manager. Ensures billing is always done prior to the delivery of services to the customer. Reconciles credit sales against banquet order form, customer bills, internal order and the summary of daily sales. Prepares food costing for the day to day issue.  Produce a report on food costing daily, weekly and monthly basis and presents to the HCC manager. Performs periodic stock verification. Ensures all Zebu sales including membership is done through IDS. For membership sales make sure the list of members for which the sales are done in any given day is presented together with the daily sales summary. Makes sure register of members is maintained and updated regularly with all the relevant information. Ensures the club facilities are in use only by members and authorized persons by conducting surprise checks and reconciliation against the authorized members list. Housing unit sales Reviews the night audit report at the beginning of each working day and Ensures all transactions including services offered to customers by the club and cafeteria are correctly booked to IDS guest account. Obtains room discrepancy report to ensure that the house-keeping and front desk office have documented reasons and explanations for discrepancies. Reviews rate report and checks any rate which is unusual to the source of reservation obtaining justification and explanation when necessary. Reviews the night audit revenue and cashiers’ reports. Reconciles daily cash sales against the revenue and cashiers reports and cash receipt, ensures the cash collected is deposited intact to the bank and then journalizes in OCS and presents for posting to the deputy finance manager. After verification of daily check outs and finalization of events, ensures that the guest ledger and customer account is closed and generates invoices to dispatch to the customer. Sends invoices to customers and follows up collection of the same with in the agreed time. Journalizes settlements of credit sales daily in the OCS and depositing customer cheques to the bank. For internal customers, ensures internal order is generated in the OCS, reconciles with the invoices and cash receipts generated from the IDS and posts the order in the OCS. Verifies the residential houses occupancy report and journalizes to the OCS monthly and presents for posting to the deputy finance manager. Account analysis and reporting Generates receivables reports from OCS and IDS and perform reconciliation justifying discrepancies and adjusting where necessary. Presents the reconciliation statement together with aging report for review to the deputy finance manager and approval to the HCC manager and the country finance manager. Before monthly closing analyses the transactions posted in the OCS and ensure all recharges are recorded properly. Prepare income – expenditure and budget variance reports and provide justification and analysis for the variance between the budget and the actual income and expenditure. Checks and verifies the manager report generated by the housing assistant. Actively participates in annual budget preparation including and revenue proposal activities. Payments Verifies the payments requests of the HCC unit 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. Follow up processing of payments to suppliers within the credit period. Performs matching of the invoice with the PO and GRN. Verifies 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. Others Reviews and ensures that all internal control and policies relating to accounts payables, accounts receivables, cashiering, inventory control and store keeping, casual labor payroll are maintained and adhered to. Attends to queries of internal and external parties regarding the responsibility areas. Advises HCC Manager on any outstanding issues in the responsibility areas. Keeps files of all relevant documents. Acts as a dual custodian of the Institute’s unused cheque Act as a duty manager whenever required. Undertakes any other assignment that may be given by the supervisor. Academic and professional qualifications: Education: BA degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields. MBA degree in Accounting or Finance or any Accounting Qualifications such as ACCA, CPA is a plus. Experience: BA degree plus 5 years or MBA degree plus 2 years’ experience working in a finance related environment in an international or renowned hotel. Work experience at least in part in an international NGO or an international organization. Experience as income auditor is advantageous Training:               Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, including spreadsheets and accounting software Skills: Knowledge of computerized accounting software required Excellent spoken and written English. Commitment to ILRI’s mission and core values 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. 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: SA/34/18  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  19 November 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) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Oct 27, 2018
Research Assistant III-Veterinary International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant III-Veterinary in Livestock Genetics Program so as she/he is mainly responsible to keep well-being of the poultry farm and birds including diagnosing, treating, vaccinating, quarantining sick birds, providing recommendation and keeping records of the birds.  She/he will oversee the poultry farm facility and staff activities to carry out the experiments. 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: Provide basic examinations, diagnose diseases, prescribe treatments, treat acute illnesses/infections/injuries, and quarantine undesirable birds from flock Plan birds’ health management procedures, provide vaccines periodically and monitor Oversee and train the poultry farm staff with respect to feed and water intakes by birds to compliance with the experiment/research protocol Take samples for analysis, record birds’ data, and prepare reports on their growth/health/performance Take sanitary measures for general care and treatment options Oversee hatching eggs process including disinfecting imported eggs Assist in liaising with external stakeholders e.g. suppliers and Government bodies to get the required services/products/approvals Maintain the poultry farm supplies and liaise with LiveGene Administrative Assistant to get supplies with minimum stock e.g. feeds, treatments, disinfectant, vaccines, bedding materials, vaccination materials, and, etc. Carry out any additional activities requested by Project Leaders or Research Officer   Academic and professional qualifications: Education:           •     Degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience in poultry veterinary practice. 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 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 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: RAV/31/18  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  2 November 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) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Oct 27, 2018
Technical Assistant International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)   seeks to recruit a Technical Assistant who can technically train and perform day to day business on agricultural machinery at station/field/farm for demos and scaling/promotion and who be a member of CIMMYT Ethiopia located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa campus.   General : The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an autonomous, non-profit making, international scientific organization operating under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). More specifically its mission is to encourage, support and undertake activities to improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of maize and wheat systems in the interest of the resource poor in developing countries. Main duties & responsibilities:   ·         Operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, direct seeders, sprayers, trailers, water pumps, threshers/shellers, rotavators and others implements and technologies; ·         Walk beside or ride on planting machines while inserting plants in planter mechanisms at specified intervals and inter-row spacing; ·         Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions; ·         Irrigate soil, using portable pipes or ditch systems, and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps; ·         Plant, protect and feed, irrigate crops (maize, wheat, teff and other CGs crops) with 2WT/4WT based small scale mechanization technologies under supervision of the scientist; ·         Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungus and weed growth, and diseases, using hand sprayers; ·         Weigh crop-filled containers, and record weights and other identifying information; ·         Attach/dis attach farm implements such as direct seeders, rotavator, planters, plows, discs, sprayers, trailer, thresher/sheller, water pump or reaper harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools; ·         Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery; ·         Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions; ·         Demonstrate machines/equipment and can train other people.     Job Requirements Minimum Requirements: Education: High School Complete/Preparatory Certificate level 1 plus technical training   Experience: ·         At least two years of relevant experience   Skills: ·         Knowledge of techniques and machinery/equipment for planting, growing, harvesting and post-harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques; ·         Controlling operations of equipment or systems. ·         Watching indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. ·         Conducting tests and inspections of implements, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. ·         Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. ·         Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.   Duty Station :                      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Position level :                    1C. Minimum Base salary :  Birr 8,409 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the selected candidate).   Terms of appointment :  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is (fixed term) for two years with the possibility of renewal appointment, 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.  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: TA/36/18   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  8 November 2018 . To find more about CIMMYT, visit our Website at www.cimmyt.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) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Oct 27, 2018
Facility Supervisor International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ILRI seeks to recruit a Facility Supervisor to oversee the basic maintenance of ILRI facilities (primarily office space, labs, residences and recreational facilities) and grounds of the ILRI Ethiopia campus and related assets.  S/he communicates with customers to understand their needs, supervises the time, cost and quality of work, and communicates back with customers to ensure customer satisfaction.   S/he is also responsible for implementing an environmental protection and enhancement strategy as well as the maintenance, development and environmental protection of landscaping and grounds of the campus, the management of space, and the supervision of custodial services.  S/he contributes to the planned, preventive maintenance and fixed asset replacement strategies of the unit. General :   The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org. Main duties & responsibilities:   Supervision and Management ·         Coaches and mentors staff and contractors under his/her supervision to build capacity for quality.  Provides documented feedback of performance on a quarterly basis. ·         Provides input for annual planning including towards planned preventive maintenance schedule and priorities, fixed asset replacement plan and capex.  ·         Supports the continuous improvement process ·         Coordinates with civil and electrical engineer as well as other team members as required ·         Ensures all jobs are properly recorded and closed in CAFM ·         Performs other tasks as assigned. Facility Management and Maintenance ·         Supervises the implementation of job cards related to basic facility maintenance in offices, labs, hospitality areas and residences to ensure work is completed at an international standard in terms of quality, the work is completed within the estimated cost, and within the time schedule.  (This includes basic repair work, routine plumbing, basic PPM works, painting, gutters etc…  Works requiring oversight of a civil engineer will be referred to the civil works supervisor.   ·         Communicates with stakeholders to ensure the job is understood prior to the work, and to ensure the stakeholder is satisfied when the work is completed. ·         Provides estimates for job cards for basic maintenance requests.   ·         Plans and presents the team's daily work, schedules work to ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate staffing, space, materials and facilities for performance of duties. ·         Supervises custodial services including janitorial services, drinking water distribution, waste management and recycling. Grounds Management and Maintenance ·         Develops and maintains a master plan for environmental stewardship in consultation with EOHS and relative experts ·         Develops and maintains a landscaping master plan for the beautification of the campus ·         Supervises the landscaping, gardening and grounds contract to ensure work is completed at an international standard in terms of quality, the work is completed within the estimated cost, and within the time schedule.   Ensures environmental best practices are implemented in LGG services. ·         Oversees tree and plant management throughout the campus.   Assist EOHS with wildlife management. ·         Implements elements of the environmental stewardship and landscaping masterplans in consultation with supervisor. Contract Management (for contracts under his/her supervision) ·         Ensure comprehensive and detailed Terms of References are prepared ·         Monitor performance for quality, timeliness and cost.  Provide documented feedback in coordination with the Supply Chain Unit on a quarterly basis ·         Verify deliverables ·         Ensure contractors/consultants are paid on time. ·         Ensure ongoing contracts are renewed or rebid in good time. Space Management ·         Manages office space ensuring office space is optimally utilized.  Maintains lists of requests and fulfils requests in consultation with supervisor. ·         Ensure that all spatial information is documented in a proper CAD format and linked to the CAFM software ·         Monitor any changes regarding space including room use, functional category, shared use, dimensions, etc.…, and maintain Space Inventory Information ·         Upon completion of physical changes/remodeling, review and verify a final floor plan submitted by designer/contractor and certify as an accurate rendering of the final space to be used as a reference tool for key requests, future maintenance requests, and when conducting audits.    ·         Shall be responsible for assigning and/or verifying unique room codes, analysing functional use of space, verifying measured space, verifying room types, researching prorated use of institutional space, recording room capacity and reviewing accuracy of floor plans.  ·         Maintain and/or prepare periodic space surveys (the data consisting of a listing of rooms with all current room codes, proration, area, capacity and unique alpha or numeric designation is verified) ·         Analyse space information and providing technical data, space availability information, and space use standards to the campus community, especially upper level management, for use in making space allocation and reallocation decisions.     Job Requirements Minimum Requirements Education: BSc degree or MSc degree in Civil Engineering/Architecture or related fields, professional certification   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: BSc degree with 5 years’ experience or MSc degree plus 2 years' experience in facility management   Duty Station: Addis Ababa.   Job level:  2D.   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.    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: FS/35/18  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  8 November 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) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Oct 23, 2018
ILRI Jobs in Ethiopia National Program Coordinator International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ILRI seeks to recruit a National Program Coordinator who will lead the African Dairy Genetic Gains (ADGG) Technical program implementation in Ethiopia, in which she/he would be engaging the relevant national offices at the highest level.   African Dairy Genetic Gains (ADGG) is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded project that looks at strategies to increase potential and realized smallholder dairy productivity in East Africa. This investment is expected to complement and strengthen the ongoing East African Dairy Development (EADD) program, and will leverage the various on-going country based dairy improvement investments such as the Agricultural Technology Transfer Project in Tanzania, dairy projects in collaboration with or led by the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV)- and Heifer International in Tanzania, and Ethiopia; the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) funded project in Ethiopia; the World Bank funded East Africa Agriculture Productivity Project in, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda as well as the farmer information and producer network of more than 200,000 farmers.   ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org. Main duties & responsibilities: Will be the principal point of contact person for the program in Ethiopia, and responsible for a suit of activities and services. In close liaison with the Country Principal Investigator (PI), lead/oversee the Technical program implementation in Ethiopia and be accountable to, represent the Program’s Principal Investigator (PI) at related national fora, including regularly handling the program communication at a high level - with state ministers and partners. Assist the Pl to ensure the effective and flexible coordination and implementation of ADGG in Ethiopia; Undertake high level training on related national cattle performance recording and evaluation. Supervise, mentor and support the program Site Coordinators (SCs); Coordinate and undertake joint related ADGG / Private-Public Partnership for Artificial Insemination Delivery (PAID) program activities in Ethiopia by working closely with the ADGG program Partners, specifically the State Minister and Directorate of EIAR; the two Program PIs, thus providing the needed closer links between ADGG & PAID programs; Undertake the day-to-day management of program activities; With the full knowledge of the Program’s Principal Investigator (PI) and Country PI, maintain regular and effective communication between the ADGG / PAID - Ethiopia team and the ILRI project team to ensure the quality and timeliness of project deliverables; Observing the project schedules and timescales, liaise with the country Pl and ILRI to ensure documents (financial, technical and meeting report, and feedbacks) are prepared in accordance with the agreed schedules and within timescales; Coordinate the preparation of timely and quality documentation / implementation reports to be submitted to ILRI; including contributing to the packaging of feedbacks to farmers; Maintain records on technical and financial aspects of project operation, including project activities and their outcomes; as well as minutes, decisions and recommendations of meetings and workshops; Ensure that all partners, beneficiaries, and stakeholders are appropriately and timely informed and involved in the program activities; Provide excellent service to all stakeholders working within the program by being proactive, responsive and effectively dealing with program related concerns / issues; Ensure effective dissemination of knowledge and insights gained; learnings as well as tools and methodologies to approved program stakeholders and wider audience; Identify potential related activities to which the planned program activities would be synergistic to and communicate / share with the Program Management Team (PMT) for further action.   Minimum Requirement: Education: PhD in Animal Breeding or equivalent degree. (post-graduate training in project management will be an added advantage) Professional qualification in project management and monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage.   Experience: At least two years of relevant experience in the delivery of development/research in development projects in multiple partner projects environment.   Skills: Experience in teamwork and people management skills in a multicultural environment Excellent communications skills including verbal, written English and presentation skills; Excellent inter-personal skills, leadership skills and a proven networker Knowledge of computers and database/spreadsheet/word processing software.                                Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Job level:    4A 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. 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: NPC/31/18  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  2 November 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) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Oct 18, 2018
Scientist - Climate Information And Agro-Advisory The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a system modeler focusing on climate analytics and with modeling experience for East Africa to strengthen engagement with several large initiatives in the region. These include significant contribution towards supporting the Netherlands Government funded project on Climate Smart Agriculture in East Africa to be implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, among other initiatives.   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 The position Farmers in East Africa need to increase agricultural productivity and achieve food and nutrition security through adoption of appropriate climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices, technologies, and institutional innovations to effectively adapt to climate variability and change. CCAFS works with the national agricultural research and extension agencies, climate institutes and weather forecast centers, NGO’s and CGIAR centers to develop climate information services, farm technologies and management systems based on high resolution spatial modeling applications such as the CCAFS Regional Agricultural. Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT) and CCAFS Agricultural Monitor (CAM) around a set of crops and along value chains that are well adapted to East Africa. The use of system modelling tools in association with seasonal and sub-seasonal climate forecasts enable researchers to identify intervention strategies and points of intervention in the farm-value chain that result in the greatest returns for the lowest risk. With increased focus on developing climate risk and vulnerability profiles and identifying target regions more to environmental changes, CCAFS is retooling to undertake multidisciplinary research for development and systems approaches. The Climate Smart Agriculture project is implemented by the CGIAR research program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in East Africa (CCAFS EA) that is hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in the region, in cooperation with SNV Netherlands Development Organization, Wageningen University and Research, Agriterra and Rabo Partnership. The project will provide an opportunity to farmers to adapt their farming activities and minimize the negative effects of climate change by adopting innovative climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices along value chains, thereby contributing to the increased availability of safe and affordable nutritious food for the growing population in the region. The scientist will play a key role in developing climate change scenarios from available model outputs, perform data analytics using CRAFT, CCAFS Agricultural Monitor (CAM) and other relevant approaches and procedures for downscaling climate information, and using a range of analytical techniques for understanding modelled scenario information at different scales of relevance for East Africa. The scientist will also support other related activities across other bilateral projects. Responsibilities: Identify key issues constraining starting-up or doing business in the different agri-food chains and sub sectors in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and the implications for climate smart agriculture and food systems in these countries; Lead the development of climate risk and vulnerability analysis along agricultural value chains; Initiate effective engagement with relevant national government and regional organizations, CGIAR centers, private sector and other relevant stakeholders, and lead development of climate information services to support development of effective climate information and agro-advisory services for farmers; Develop and lead climate-informed and safety net interventions for the target countries in East Africa; Contribute to on-going research in climate risk management, assessing climate change vulnerabilities and impacts, and planning for adaptation; Support use and analysis of climate modelling experiments (outputs) at different time scales, seasonal and sub-seasonal climate forecast information services and modeling/generation of future climate change scenarios and associated research on choice of CSA technologies; Provide analytical expertise in big data analytics for developing CRAFT, CAM and other approaches to understand temporal and spatial dynamics and change in crop-based systems, such as developing high resolution crop, climate, soil and crop management data for agricultural systems models in multi-point simulations to support climate information services and agro-advisories, and develop digital fertilizer recommendations in collaboration with other CCAFS partners; Coordinate and design integrated digital agricultural data hub, agricultural decision support platform and advisories, as well as decision support tools (DSTs), and test effectiveness of DSTs in the field and value-chains; Identify opportunities for mitigation (reduction of GHG and increase of carbon sequestration) within the business cases along the agricultural value-chain; Support research on barriers to adoption of climate-smart technologies and practices, and enabling environment hurdles as part of CCAFS scaling and policy engagement efforts; Support creating an enabling policy environment, linkage and influencing of national climate plans and priority setting for targeted investments that support scaling of interventions under climate change scenarios to support CCAFS’s scaling and policy engagement efforts; Provide technical and strategic support to further develop relevant public and private meteorological services in the target countries; Collaborate with and lead interdisciplinary teams from CCAFS South-South Initiative, CGIAR centers, regional NARES, development partners (e.g. SNV, IFAD, GIZ, USAID etc.) and higher education institutions to further develop and contextualize CAM for weather deviations and crop loss assessment for national and regional area yield index insurance schemes; Strengthen capacity of partners and engagement with CCAFS strategic partners from international, regional and national universities through co-supervising undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students; and Contribute to the resource mobilization efforts of CCAFS in collaborations with other CGIAR Research Programs and CCAFS partners through writing research proposals. Requirements: PhD degree in atmospheric or climate science, agriculture, crop science, natural resource management or related discipline with experience in climate modeling, climate information and advisory services and agricultural systems research; Solid knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and climate physics; Ability to use climate model runs on high performance computers and analyze the results in comparison with observations; 5+ years’ experience in the parameterization, validation and application of crop/climate models to understand temporal and spatial dynamics and change; Significant expertise in management and analytics of big data related to climate services information and predictive models of future climate; A high level of competency in the design and implementation of climate services information and predictive models of future climate; Knowledge of statistical analysis methods, GIS and spatial analysis skills; and Excellence in English (both spoken and written). Experience with FORTRAN, MATLAB and R programming language as well as large data analysis tools such as CDO and NCO to analyze and automate climate and crop model outputs; Experience in SQL and C# in scripting/automation techniques; and Experience in CIS, agro-advisory and DSTs development; Experience of working with climate and crop data from multiple models; Experience in working with a wide range of national and international stakeholders in East Africa and interest to work in interdisciplinary team; Understanding of East African smallholder farming systems and their constraints and opportunities for sustainable intensification; Demonstrated ability to write proposals and fund raise; Previous experience in working with international climate related institutes, CGIAR centers and CRPs is a plus; Excellent experience and knowledge in climate and weather changes and the associated large-scale circulations in East Africa; and Experience on crop yield and loss assessment both for early warning and insurance schemes in East Africa. Post location:  The position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Position level : The position level is 4C Duration:  3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding. Benefits:  ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays. Applications Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the director of ILRI’s People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal by clicking on the ‘ Apply Now’  screening of applications will start on 31 October 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The position title and reference number,  CCAFS /10/2018 , should be clearly marked in the subject line of the online application. We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts. To find out more about ILRI, visit our website at http://www.ilri.org To find out more about working at ILRI, visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/ ILRI is an equal-opportunity employer.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Oct 18, 2018
Technical Assistants - Poultry Farm (Two) The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit two Technical Assistants-Poultry Farm in Livestock Genetics Program so as they will be responsible for the daily care of birds and eggs; this includes checking birds, collecting eggs and feeding. 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: Ensure birds have access to food and water; Walk through the house to identify sick or injured birds; Catch birds and place them in crates as needed; Clean poultry farm i.e. pens, feeders, waterier, and sheds; Prepare disinfectant for footbath and spray on regular basis; Utilize proper biosecurity standards when entering and exiting farm; Assist with egg collection, cleaning, sorting, and putting the eggs in cartons; Change bedding material as needed; Conduct maintenance on the house and watering/heating system as needed; Control house lighting and heating for poultry pens and incubators including put shavings in hens’ nests; Maintain high standards of birds’ welfare; Collect and deliver feeds, bedding materials and other items from the store to the birds’ pens. Academic and professional qualifications: Education:           High School Complete/Preparatory Certificate level 1 Experience: At least 2 years’ experience plus technical training Duty Station:                Addis Ababa. Job level:                       1C Monthly Base Salary:  Birr 8,409 (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. 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: RAV/32/18  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 October 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) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Oct 18, 2018
Research Assistant III - Veterinary The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant III-Veterinary in Livestock Genetics Program so as she/he is mainly responsible to keep well-being of the poultry farm and birds including diagnosing, treating, vaccinating, quarantining sick birds, providing recommendation and keeping records of the birds.  She/he will oversee the poultry farm facility and staff activities to carry out the experiments. 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: Provide basic examinations, diagnose diseases, prescribe treatments, treat acute illnesses/infections/injuries, and quarantine undesirable birds from flock Plan birds’ health management procedures, provide vaccines periodically and monitor Oversee and train the poultry farm staff with respect to feed and water intakes by birds to compliance with the experiment/research protocol Take samples for analysis, record birds’ data, and prepare reports on their growth/health/performance Take sanitary measures for general care and treatment options Oversee hatching eggs process including disinfecting imported eggs Assist in liaising with external stakeholders e.g. suppliers and Government bodies to get the required services/products/approvals Maintain the poultry farm supplies and liaise with LiveGene Administrative Assistant to get supplies with minimum stock e.g. feeds, treatments, disinfectant, vaccines, bedding materials, vaccination materials, and, etc. Carry out any additional activities requested by Project Leaders or Research Officer   Academic and professional qualifications: Education:           Degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience in poultry veterinary practice. 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 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.   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: RAV/31/18  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 October 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) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
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) 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 Full time