Mar 06, 2018


  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time IT/ICT/Information Technology Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Job at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) 

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Publishing Services Manager who will be a member of Communications and Knowledge Management team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the Publishing Services Manager position is to ensure that ILRI publishing processes and workflows are well-managed to produce publications and other outputs on time and to agreed standards.

Main Responsibilities:


    Supervises and mentors assigned staff, providing regular performance feedback and support designed to facilitate professional development, learning, innovation and effective teamwork;


    Engages with research programs to ensure ILRI’s editorial and publishing services are delivered to the highest standards, and tailors innovations in the editing field to enhance the quality of the products;


    Working closely with ILRI editors, coordinates the production of ILRI publications (pipeline, workflows, distribution…), providing cost estimates and deadlines for ILRI scientists and support staff, and liaises with the curation team to ensure external publications are captured and archived on the institute’s repository;


    Manages and maintains relations with external consultants and service providers (editors, designers, graphic artists, photographers, printers, translators and videographers), ensuring the timely delivery of high quality products on behalf of ILRI and its programs;


    Where required copy edits, edits and proofreads publications to agreed standards and guidelines;


    In close collaboration with the ILRI senior communications officer, supports the unit and programs, where required, by producing written and other communications products for ILRI blogs on research products and events;


    Identifies impact publication(s) from programs for inclusion in higher profile corporate opportunities (publications, events, etc.);


    Contributes to the development of ILRI style guide and other standards and procedures which enhance the quality and efficiency of the work;


    Manages and supervises resources assigned to the publishing and information services units in Addis Ababa, and oversees the activities of the Addis Ababa infocentre;


    Contributes to ILRI’s communications and knowledge management team working on ‘knowledge, publishing and curation’, particularly coordinates publishing work with that of the curation team to ensure ILRI publications are effectively curated on ILRI and CGIAR platforms;


    Contributes to the ILRI-wide communications and knowledge community of practice, sharing and communicating work updates and lessons, participate in CKM learning, reviewing and planning activities and ensure that these activities follow ILRI standards and agreed channels;


    Any other duties as may be assigned.

Academic and professional qualifications:



    At least Bachelor degree, preferably a masters’ degree in a relevant field, for instance journalism, communications, international relations, political science, etc.



    At least 7 years of experience for BSc degree and 5 years’ experience for Masters’ degree and working in a busy editorial or communications department, editing and copying materials for publication, preferably with experience managing processes and people, and/or knowledge of international development issues

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: 3B

Minimum Base Salary: Birr 67,282 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: PSM/05/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: on or before 16 March 2018.

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Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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