International Livestock Research Institute- Multiple Job Vacancies

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a  who will participate and assist in forage regeneration and field conservation.

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. www.ilri.org

Position 1: Technical Assistant III – Germplasm Health

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Assists the routine diagnostic tests for fungi, virus, bacteria, and phytoplasma in the ILRI Forage Genebank collection;
  2. Prepares and blot seeds for fungi and virus testing;
  3. Collects samples from regeneration/seed multiplications field of the genebank (Sodo, Zway Bishoftu and Shola sites);
  4. Prepares media, buffers, and other reagents used in the diagnosis;
  5. Pre-germination, planting and maintaining forage seedlings in the screen house for cleaning of germplasm from quarantine seedborne pathogens;
  6. Assisting in research and training activities on seed health testing;
  7. Maintains accurate records of laboratory and field activities in the database;
  8. Routines checking of GHU lab equipment and report when problems happened;
  9. Keeps the laboratory clean and tidy;
  10. Other laboratory/field/screen house related duties as may be required.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  1. High school completed Or Diploma from a recognized university/college in Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Biotechnology or related plant sciences
  2. Knowledge in relevant field and use of simple tools and equipment

Experience:

  • High school completed plus certificate in relevant field and three years relevant experience

Or

  • Diploma in relevant field with one year relevant experience in Plant Pathology, Microbiology or Biotechnology laboratory.

Skills:

  1. Good understanding of plant pathogens
  2. Basic understanding of seedborne detection techniques (Agar plate, dot bot, ELISA, PCR)
  3. Ability to work as a team member as well as independently.
  4. Ability to work with laboratory chemicals, fungicides, and other potential irritating substances.
  5. Ability to do routine and repetitious work for long hours in the laboratory or field.
  6. Rigorous approach to monitoring progress of tasks
  7. Effective communication in English and interpersonal skills
  8. Good computer skills

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade:  HG 09

Minimum Base Salary:  

  • Birr 18,121 per month (negotiable depending on salary history of the candidate)

How To Apply?

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 .

Via Online: https://www.ilri.org/join-us/jobs-careers?jid=49697-technical-assistant-iii-germplasm-health-internal-external

Position 2: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists the field plot preparation;
  • Assists with pre-germination, planting and maintaining forage seedlings in the screen house and field plots;
  • Carries out harvesting of matured seeds with special care for shattering crops;
  • Carries out general field maintenance, fencing, and covering plots with bird nets when required;
  • Applies agro chemicals against pests and diseases;
  • Assists monthly greenhouse and field observation and characterization data records;
  • Keeps the screenhouse and field plots clean.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • High School completed or Diploma from a recognized university/college in Plant Science or Crop Production, Agricultural/Horticultural Crop or Seed Production
  • Knowledge in relevant field and use of simple farm tools and equipment

Experience:

  • High school completed plus certificate in relevant field and three years relevant experience

Or

  • Diploma with one year relevant experience

Skills:

  • Knowledge on seed production and farm plot management
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Careful
  • Accurate
  • Reliable and honest
  • Punctual

Duty Station:  Zway, Ethiopia

Grade:  HG 09

Minimum Base Salary:  

  • Birr 18,121 per month (negotiable depending on salary history of the candidate)

How To Apply?

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: 

Via Online: https://www.ilri.org/join-us/jobs-careers?jid=49695-technical-assistant-iii-internal-external

Position 3: Research Project Coordinator

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead and undertake qualitative and quantitative risk and vulnerability assessment for multiple climate hazards and integrated decision support tool across the waterpoints for effective early warning;
  • Lead the development of new products or methodologies to enhance the current system incorporating sub-seasonal forecast for the water points in collaboration with partners;
  • Lead and coordinate remote-sensing, water and pasture resource monitoring and climate modelling research activities progress in implementing the activities and delivering outputs and prepares an annual progress report using an agreed or donor format;
  • Lead and conduct climate risk analysis at the different spatial scale and identify potential strategies to build resilient food systems;
  • Conduct climate risk and risk-credit analysis to develop climate credit scoring tools for de-risking;
  • Support to enhance for development and use of de-risking digital agro-advisory products and services;
  • Facilitate and conduct consultative workshop with concerned stakeholders for the development of participatory water resource monitoring, pasture condition assessment, risk mitigation, climate adaptation, and resilience strategies for building climate resilient agricultural sector in lowland areas;
  • Support the capacity building of stakeholders to improve their understanding of water monitoring, pasture condition assessment, and climate risk and vulnerability assessment;
  • Work with farmers and pastoralists, their representatives, and other key stakeholders to improve uptake of products/ technologies/innovations developed under climate action lever;
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary and applied research program on resilience in drylands, investigating the link between climate change, digital inclusion, climate security, rangeland productivity, water resource management, and livelihood impact;
  • Support the development of project deliverables including reporting, enabling digital platforms, and communicating findings to stakeholders;
  • Lead and contribute to resource mobilization through significant input to proposal development;
  • Lead major scientific publication in peer reviewed journals, analyze data to produce high quality and technical report including developing situational analysis related to drought and other factors;
  • Contribute to the fulfilment, in a timely and accurate fashion, of the various mandatory reporting requirements for the ongoing climate action lever activities in Ethiopia;
  • Support the dissemination of project results through available stakeholder platforms including presentations and reports;
  • Any other relevant duties assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • Masters’ degree or PhD degree in a relevant field of study such as Water Resource Management, Hydrology, Climate Change and Adaptation, Geospatial Sciences, Spatial Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Sciences, Meteorology, Climatology or its equivalent relevant
  • In depth knowledge in a technical and specialized field of study.
  • Understanding of theoretical concepts/principles and their context.

Experience:

  • Master’s degree with 9 years’ or PhD degree with 2 years’ of professional experience

Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge in water resource monitoring, pasture resource assessment, climate modeling, downscaling climate models and statistical and GIS based models, Digital Elevation Modelling/ Climate Downscaling/ Statistical Modelling/scenario development and climate vulnerability assessment/index based on climatic, environmental and socio-economic variables
  • Experience on water resource monitoring, hydrology and remote sensing application on modelling ground and surface water
  • Experience in application of mathematical, statistical and modelling tools and geospatial analysis with extensive experience in the use of remote sensing and GIS dataset (ASTRA, TRRM, NDVI and MODIS etc) for dryland resource monitoring and climate vulnerability analysis
  • Deep understanding of climate smart agriculture and climate risk profiling
  • Considerable in water and natural resource management with a good understanding of agropastoral and pastoral production systems in drylands of Ethiopia
  • Proven experience in analytical and problem solving, digital technology, dashboard development, database management and manipulation
  • Strong record of high-quality scientific publication and experience in producing training materials
  • Experience in Python, R and open-source coding to undertake extensive data analytics and modelling to perform assigned duties
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong communication, writing and presentation skills in English and knowledge of local languages.
  • Working experience in and understanding of CGIAR organizations will be an added advantage

Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Position level:   HG 16

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 116,866 per month (Negotiable depending on salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for one year renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability. ABC offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIAT is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

Via online: https://www.ilri.org/join-us/jobs-careers?jid=49632-research-project-coordinator-climate-and-water-resource-management-internal-external

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

Position 4: ICT Technician – Customer Services

Key Responsibilities:

  • First point of contact and day-to-day technical support to end users;
  • Responds to Level 1 and 2 support requests via multiple sources such as phone and e-mail
  • Enters call data into the tracking system;
  • Provides user access service;
  • Diagnoses problems by evaluating multiple options;
  • Develops checklists and scripts for resolving routine problems;
  • Escalates problems when necessary;
  • Interacts with clients in a courteous and professional manner;
  • Documents problem status and resolution in tracking log;
  • Coordinates the deployment of new or upgraded images, software and hardware for multiple clients;
  • Configures and installs desktop PCs, peripheral equipment, laptops and other mobile devices;
  • Follows established procedures for performing configuration changes, updates and upgrades;
  • Performs minor repairs to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications;
  • Provides on-going support of client technology;
  • Provides technical support to meetings that include video conferencing;
  • Monitors and communicates system status;
  • Diagnoses and resolves client workstation and mobile device hardware and software issues;
  • Creates temporary solutions until permanent solutions can be implemented;
  • Assists systems, programming, and vendor professionals, as needed to resolve problems;
  • Collaborates in the development of service-level objectives and takes steps to meet or exceed targets;
  • Explains service procedures to clients;
  • Follows up in a timely manner to ensure customer satisfaction;
  • Keeps performance metrics;
  • Identifies recurring and potential problems and notifies team members;
  • Recommends procedures and controls for service improvements;
  • Recommends ideas for improving queue time, abandoned call rates and first contact resolution;
  • Maintains passwords and users credentials to assure systems security and data integrity;
  • Adheres to the integrity of controls, regulations and guidelines;
  • Creates, modifies and reviews documentation of issues resolutions;
  • Documents solutions to common problems and responses to frequently asked questions;
  • Creates and submits documented resolution to Knowledge Base;
  • Maintains IT inventory management for all IT equipment and/or software in accordance with company policy and procedures;
  • Alerts team members about recurring problems;
  • Communicates updates on issues in a timely manner to ensure client satisfaction and productivity;
  • Communicate suggestions on backup and recovery procedures;
  • Makes suggestions for the design of a standard set of integrated products (standard image) by recommending hardware and software products to meet client requirements;
  • Recommends products to clients by understanding needs and referring to corporate standards list;
  • Participates in integration and user acceptance testing;
  • Provides input during project planning and requirements phase;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be required.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Education:

  • BSc degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field
  • Diploma from a recognized university/college in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field
  • Knowledge in relevant field and relevant technical training
  • Proficiency in the use of office / business applications

Experience:

  • BSc degree with two years relevant experience
  • Diploma with five years relevant experience

Skills:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of basic to moderately complex hardware and software products and problem solving / diagnostic skills

Duty Station:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade:  HG 12

Minimum Base Salary:  

  • Birr 31,313 per month (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.

Via https://www.ilri.org/join-us/jobs-careers?jid=49694-ict-technician-customer-services-internal-external

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