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Web Designer Job in Kenya

icipe is an intergovernmental organisation funded by government aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improved health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

icipe has approximately 350 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes, located at various sites in Kenya and Ethiopia.

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of a Web Designer to be based at Duduville campus, Kasarani, Nairobi. This is a local (national) position that offers a two-year contract that is renewable.

Reporting to the ICT Manager, the Web Designer will perform the following duties, among others:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

Other duties may be assigned as required.

  • Develop new Web applications as identified by supervisor and management through packaged and customized applications.
  • Ensure that the main icipe portal and other websites are up-to-date through collaboration with scientists and other users.
  • Maintain and enhance existing Web applications and all internal systems are integrated.
  • Perform complete testing of Web applications unit and system, engaging users as necessary.
  • Conduct all user acceptances testing, and report results.
  • Design and implement user-driven templates, databases and interfaces for ease of use.
  • Develop external Web portals allowing users to input and retrieve accurate information.
  • Candidate must be a team player and willing to teach and to learn.
  • A University degree from a reputable University in Computer Science
  • Have at least 5 years of relevant experience in website production
  • Possess excellent knowledge of (X) HTML CSS mark up and current web standards
  • Proficiency of Content Management Systems such as Joomla, Wordpress, among others.
  • A good understanding of web graphics, typography, page layout and illustration
  • Experience in using graphic design software tools (Photo shop, Illustrator, GoLive)
  • Be willing to learn and share new skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills.
Applications will be accepted up to 22 February 2012. 

Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Please send an application with a detailed CV, names and addresses of 3 referees including e-mail addresses, fax numbers and remuneration package to:

The Human Resources Department
icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health
P.O. Box 30772-00100

icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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