ILRI Job Vacancies 2021

ILRI jobs ________________________________________ • ILRI Vacancy: Program Manager – External (Closing date: 17 May 2021) • ILRI Vacancy: Deputy Finance Manager – Treasury – Internal to ILRI Staff and Staff in CGIAR Centers Hosted in ILRI Campus • ILRI Vacancy: Technical Assistant III – External Advert (Closing date: 30 April 2021) • ILRI Vacancy: Technical Assistant III – Internal (Closing date: 14 April 2021) • ICRAF Vacancy: Research Officer I – Project Site Coordinator (Closing date: 20 April 2021) ILRI Vacancy: Program Manager – External (Closing date: 17 May 2021) Posted: 25 Apr 2021 10:41 PM PDT The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Manager to provide leadership in the management of the Impact at Scale Program and ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are met. The Program Manager will also support the Program Leader in managing the program, including supporting development of program strategies, development and monitoring multi-year operational plans and monitoring and collating program outputs and outcomes. He/she will be responsible for developing multi-year program budgets, monitoring expenditure of projects and suggesting corrective action when needed. He/she will be responsible for ensuring the deployment of the institute’s Program Management Framework within the program covering all aspects of proposal development and project planning, execution, monitoring & evaluation, and closure. General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers 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. http://www.ilri.org. Main duties and responsibilities: Program Management • Work with the Program Leader to develop and implement the program level strategy and continually review as required; • Support development of a multi-year operational plan and monitor its implementation; • Monitor and collate program outputs and outcomes; • Develop multi-year program budgets, including ensuring consistency across programs; • Effectively manage the program budget, ensuring proper allocation of expenditure, monitoring expenditures and highlighting any variances, and providing suggestions for corrective action to Project Leaders and Project Managers, including working with the Finance Unit for resolution; • Lead the program management and administrative team (which could include Assistant Program Managers, Assistant Project Managers, Program Accountants, Communications Staff, Administrative Assistants, Office Assistants) and build their capacity on the ILRI Program Management Framework to enhance their performance; • Work closely with the Program Leader and the People and Organizational Development (P&OD) Directorate to determine the staffing needs for the program and HR matters; • Review requests for recruiting staff and consultants prior to approval and follow up with P&OD for execution; • Liaise with the Finance Unit on budget and financial matters; • Ensure the implementation of the institute’s Program Management Framework (PMF) across the program and contribute to its continued development. Specifically: Proposal Development • Coordinate and participate in the development of concept notes and/or proposal components including completing the relevant documentation on risk assessment, project budget and project work plan, drafting agreements; • Support the Program Leader/Project Leaders to undertake due diligence activities related to suitability and capability of Program partners/sub-contractors such as identifying the resource skills of ILRI team, checking past experience with the partner, compliance with ILRI and donor guidelines, ensuring the strategy and plans align with Program Management Framework; • Manage the program opportunity pipeline to ensure timely delivery, compliance and adherence to the Program Management Framework process. Project Planning • Assess and plan future procurement needs and work with the Supply Chain Unit to create detailed procurement plans; • Liaise with the Legal Unit to draft partner and donor agreements and incorporate the necessary changes; • Work with the Project Leaders/Project Managers in the development of an exit strategy/sustainability plan for all projects; • Work closely with the Project Leaders/Project Managers to define research compliance requirements, undertake risk assessment and contribute to the development of mitigation strategies; • Lead the development of project work plans by assessing alignment, establishing timelines and obtaining the necessary approvals; • Work with the Communication Knowledge Management team to develop the communication plan, monitor and guide the communications outputs from the program to ensure their relevance and appropriateness. Project Execution • Maintain effective working relationships with partners, beneficiaries, and stakeholders and facilitate effective flow of information between all partners, team members and relevant stakeholders in program activities; • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists to ensure program level monitoring, data analysis and reporting to support effective program management; • Oversee Program reporting, identify any areas of and recommend solutions; • Ensure that CGIAR and ILRI policies relating to Intellectual Property, Open Access, P&OD and others are being followed at the Program level Project Closing • Oversee the closure activities for the projects which includes the disposal of physical assets, research materials and staff separation/ reassignment, archiving of documentation, impact assessment in line with the PMF process; • Work with the Project Leader and Communications Staff to ensure knowledge dissemination and capacity development to all relevant stakeholders by mobilizing participation from as many project stakeholders as possible, including project team members, partners, donors, and other key stakeholders. Project Management • The Program manager will be expected to act as the Project Manager for a number of projects, depending on the size and complexity of the program Academic and professional qualifications: Education: • Master’s degree in Business Management, Business Administration or related • Program Management Certification is a plus Experience: • Seven years’ program management experience with 3 years’ at managerial level Skills: • Excellent managerial and multitasking skills, • The ability to plan effectively and manage risks • Stakeholder engagement skills, • Effective negotiation skills • Problem solving skills • Proven experience in coordinating global projects with numerous partners • Experience in development and implementation of projects • Advanced technical reporting skills • Excellent people management skills in a multicultural setting Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade: HG 17 Minimum Monthly Base Salary: Birr 87,984 (negotiable depending on salary history of the candidate) Terms of appointment: This is a National Staff (NS) 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 a 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 sport 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: IAS/PM/15/21 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 17 May 2021. 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/ Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. More ILRI jobs Subscribe by email to ILRI jobs alert ILRI Vacancy: Deputy Finance Manager – Treasury – Internal to ILRI Staff and Staff in CGIAR Centers Hosted in ILRI Campus Posted: 23 Apr 2021 01:56 AM PDT The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Deputy Finance Manager– Treasury who will be working with the Finance team at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers 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. http://www.ilri.org. Job Purpose: The purpose of the Deputy Finance Manager – Treasury position is to assess, monitor, plan and manage ILRI’s liquidity in line with the policies in place. This is through; efficient management of the payment process, cash flow management, petty cash management, investment management & managing financial services provider’s relationships. Main duties and responsibilities: Management of payment process: • Review and approval of all payments by ensuring accurate information is entered in the system & payments to staff and external suppliers are done on time/by due date; • Ensuring all payments are sufficiently supported & the authorization matrix/ policies are followed. Cash Flow Management: • Forecast daily, monthly, quarterly and annual cash flow projections. Derive cash levels available for operations and investment from the cash flow analysis; • Ensures monthly and annual cash flow forecasts are prepared there by handling the projection of cash receipts and disbursements in various currencies and at various time horizons; • Review the cash flow movement report on the last day of every week initiating action for and issues or opportunities highlighted; • Ensure cash count of cash on hand is performed quarterly and at the end of each year; • Ensure cash collection is made against receipt; recorded correctly and deposited intact to the bank Banking Relationship Management: • Liaise with all banks as necessary and ensure bank balances are always sufficient so that payments anticipated for the next few business days can be made easily and initiate inter transfer of funds; • Ensuring a good relationship is maintained to guarantee highest levels of satisfaction; • Due diligence is properly conducted on the existing financial institutions & any probable new one; • Ensure all bank accounts are analysed & revalued, bank reconciliation statements are prepared, and outstanding items are cleared on time. Petty Cash Management: • Ensure all control processes are put in place and risks are highlighted and acted on accordingly; • Ensure quarterly surprise counts are done. Credit Card Management: • Manage ILRI Corporate credit cards, ensure expenses are posted on time and statements paid for on time. Handle all issues that arise. Staff Management: • Ensure a proper division and rotation of tasks within the unit and create an environment of learning and self-development; • Conduct periodic performance review for the staff in the unit and ensure the units performance review is conducted periodically; • Train the alternate position all aspects of this job to ensure continuity. Others: • Deal with service requests from within or outside the finance department; • Participate and provide financial advice in procurement committees; • Replace Senior Finance Manager from time to time during short term absences. Academic and professional qualifications: Education: • BA Degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields. MBA degree in Accounting or Finance or any Accounting professional certification such as ACCA, CPA is a plus. • In depth knowledge in a technical or specialized field Experience: • BA degree with eight years’ experience in accounting. • MBA degree with three years’ experience in a supervisory position • Work experience at least in part in a non-profit or an international organization Training: • Professional training in Grants Management and Project Management are advantageous. • 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: HG 16 Minimum Monthly Base Salary: Birr 76,508 (negotiable depending on salary history of the candidate) Terms of appointment: This is a National Staff (NS) 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 a 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: FMG-F/14/21 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 7 May 2021. 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/ Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. More ILRI jobs Subscribe by email to ILRI jobs alert ILRI Vacancy: Technical Assistant III – External Advert (Closing date: 30 April 2021) Posted: 19 Apr 2021 02:09 AM PDT The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit Technical Assistant III who will be working with the Feed and Forage Development program at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers 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. http://www.ilri.org. Job Purpose: The purpose of this post is to provide overall technical assistance to the Research Associate in the nutritional analysis laboratory in preparing samples for conventional “wet” chemistry and Near Infrared Spectroscopy, and to carry out part or complete analytical techniques after appropriate training. Main duties and responsibilities: • Prepares samples for Near Infrared Spectroscopy Reflectance (NIRS) and wet chemistry, including recording, grinding and packing samples, assist in scanning of samples, cleaning and recharging of sample containers; • Assists Research Assistant in conventional “wet” chemistry and in vitro analysis required for calibration of NIRS; • Executes parts or completes “wet” chemistry and in vitro analysis after required training; • Cleans glassware and analytical equipment and ensures it is ready for experiments on time; • Prepares chemical reagents and solutions used for laboratory analyses such as neutral detergent solution, acid detergent solution, boric acid; • Collects, records, enter and organize analytical data. Academic and professional qualifications: Education: • Diploma from a recognized university or High School Complete/Preparatory Certificate level 1 • Training in technical laboratory support preferred Experience: • High school certificate plus certificate in relevant field and three years relevant experience Or Diploma in relevant field with one year relevant experience Knowledge in relevant field and use of simple tools and equipment • Experience for period noted above as an assistant in a livestock nutrition or research laboratory preferred plus technical training Skills: • Highly motivated, responsible individuals with the ability to support a wide range of laboratory analysis and an excellent understanding of English Training Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade: HG 09 Minimum Monthly Base Salary: Birr 11,863 (negotiable depending on salary history of the candidate) Terms of appointment: This is a National Staff (NS) 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 a 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. 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: FFD-TA/12/21 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 30 April 2021. 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/ Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. More ILRI jobs Subscribe by email to ILRI jobs alert ILRI Vacancy: Technical Assistant III – Internal (Closing date: 14 April 2021) Posted: 08 Apr 2021 07:24 AM PDT The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Technical Assistant III who will be working with the Feed and Forage Development program at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. General: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers 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. http://www.ilri.org. Job Purpose: The purpose of this post is to provide overall technical assistance to the Research Associate in the nutritional analysis laboratory in preparing samples for conventional “wet” chemistry and Near Infrared Spectroscopy, and to carry out part or complete analytical techniques after appropriate training. Main duties and responsibilities: • Prepares samples for Near Infrared Spectroscopy Reflectance (NIRS) and wet chemistry, including recording, grinding and packing samples, assist in scanning of samples, cleaning and recharging of sample containers; • Assists Research Assistant in conventional “wet” chemistry and in vitro analysis required for calibration of NIRS; • Executes parts or completes “wet” chemistry and in vitro analysis after required training; • Cleans glassware and analytical equipment and ensures it is ready for experiments on time; • Prepares chemical reagents and solutions used for laboratory analyses such as neutral detergent solution, acid detergent solution, boric acid; • Collects, records, enter and organize analytical data. Academic and professional qualifications: Education: • Diploma from a recognized university or High School Complete/Preparatory Certificate level 1 • Training in technical laboratory support preferred Experience: • High school certificate plus certificate in relevant field and three years relevant experience Or Diploma in relevant field with one year relevant experience Knowledge in relevant field and use of simple tools and equipment • Experience for period noted above as an assistant in a livestock nutrition or research laboratory preferred plus technical training Skills: • Highly motivated, responsible individuals with the ability to support a wide range of laboratory analysis and an excellent understanding of English Training Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Grade: HG 09 Minimum Monthly Base Salary: Birr 11,863 (negotiable depending on salary history of the candidate) Terms of appointment: This is a National Staff (NS) 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 a 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: FFD-TA/12/21 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 14 April 2021. 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/ Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. More ILRI jobs Subscribe by email to ILRI jobs alert ICRAF Vacancy: Research Officer I – Project Site Coordinator (Closing date: 20 April 2021) Posted: 07 Apr 2021 08:18 AM PDT The Position: World Agroforestry (ICRAF) seeks to recruit one Research Officer I – Project Site Coordinator who will be responsible and assist in coordination of ensuring the smooth running of the project on “Engagement of Rural Young People in Tree-Based Value Chains and Cascading of the Watershed and Agroforestry Platform” Research-In-Development project. The project site coordinator is responsible to facilitate and guide the Research-In-Development interventions together with the local partners of ICRAF-Ethiopia. General: World Agroforestry (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 headquarter is 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: http://www.worldagroforestry.org. Key Responsibilities: In consultation with the project principal investigator, coordinates project activities for their effective implementations and upscaling in collaboration with local partners; Coordinates and conducts action research activities; Collects, organizes, and analyses action research data to generate information and evidence; Conducts regular monitoring visit to the beneficiary farmers and youth and women groups participating in the project to ensure their active engagements in the project; Follows up whether priority technologies/practices identified by the beneficiary farmers participating in the project are addressed and assess if the priority technologies/practices are adopted by neighboring farming communities as best-fit technologies/practices; Facilitates effective project participation (e.g., in project planning, implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation and scaling learning priorities); Coordinates project meetings with local partners including with the regional research institute, Universities, regional bureau of agriculture, job creation and cooperative (with its respective offices at Zone, Woreda, and Kebele levels); Establishes strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders operating at local level for effective project implementation and scaling up; Facilitates and coordinates the cascading and operationalization of the National Watershed and Agroforestry Multi-stakeholders Platform (NWAMP) in the project target areas; Facilitates and coordinates to make the platform (NWAMP) as an effective collaboration modality for Agriculture, Livelihoods and Conservation (ALC) implementing actors so as to boost engagement of rural young people in tree-based value chains and good ALC practices in the project areas; Organizes and provides capacity building including trainings and experience sharing visits to facilitate co-learning between researchers, farmer groups and farmers/peer-to-peer farmers and communities to uptake of best-fit technologies and practices; Facilitates and participates in relevant local and national workshops to share experiences, information and evidence generated from the project; Follows up and monitors project logistics at local level; Prepares regular final plans required for the implementation of project activities and settle project advances as per the Centre’s policy; and; Prepares and submits quarter, semi-annual, and annual project workplans and reports to the project coordinator; Other relevant duties and responsibilities given by the supervisor/s and project partners. Minimum Requirements: Education • Master’s degree in Forestry, Agroforestry, Natural resources management and related disciplines. • Broad / specialized knowledge of methods, techniques and processes Skills: • Good technical knowledge and experiences on action research or research in development activities including data collection, organizations, and analysis • Ability to liaise and communicate with regional sectors including bureau of agriculture and natural resources (and with its respective sectors at zonal, district, Kebele levels), regional research institute, Universities, NGOs, ALC actors, community organizations and other relevant partners. • Ability to deliver technical training and backstopping to farmers, youth and women groups, district experts, and development agents including in local language). • Very good skills in verbal and written (including presentation) both in English and the local language-Afan Oromo, which is spoken in the area where project is being implemented is an added value). • Basic capabilities and experiences in financial management. • Basic IT skills required for preparing project plans, reports, presentations, and data handling. • Experience in teamwork and people management skills. • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and proven networking skills. • Experience in project report writing and project coordination • Experience in qualitative and quantitative analytical skills. Experience: • At least 3 years of relevant experience Duty Station: Illubabor/Buno Bedele Zone centre, Ethiopia Job Grade: HG 13 Monthly Base Salary: Birr 24,599 (Negotiable depending on the salary history of the candidate) Terms of appointment: This is a National Staff (NS) position, initial appointment is fixed term 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 in Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site. 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: PSC/13/21 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 by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 20 April 2021. To find more about ICRAF, visit our Website at http://www.worldagroforestry.org. To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at https://www.ilri.org Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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