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Vacancy Announcement: Research Scientist - Honeybee Pests and Diseases
 
Ref. No.IRS/92/022015
 
icipe - the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology - is an international research organisation focused on African insect science for food and health. 

Its mission is to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world. 

icipe has over 450 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya and Ethiopia, and projects in a number of countries across Africa.

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Research Scientist - Honeybee Pests and Diseases in the Environmental Health Division/Commercial Insects Programme. 

The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya with travel to Sana’a, Yemen. This is an international position. The appointment will be for two years (including a 6 months probation period), with a possibility of extension of the first contract.

First African reference laboratory for bee health: icipe is home of the first African reference laboratory for bee health launched in 2014, which forms the central hub in an Africa-wide network of laboratories dedicated to research and development to support the health of these important insects in Africa.  

The purpose-built laboratory contains state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for undertaking research and training in all aspects of bee health.  

The successful applicant will join our growing team and be responsible for the Bee Health Yemen project funded by WTO Geneva and administered by UNOPS from Nairobi for three years amounting to USD 2.362 million. Phase II of the project will be subject to the overall success of the first phase, and the need for the activity beyond this period.
 
Living in Nairobi: Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya, with a population of over three million and plentiful supermarkets, malls, bars and restaurants as well as many parks and open spaces. 

Although it is important to be conscious of security, Kenyans are largely warm, welcoming and forgiving of visitors.

Nairobi has a thriving international research scene, hosting various CGIAR centres and several UN agencies. icipe employs a number of international staff. 

If the successful candidate is appointed from outside Kenya, he or she will be offered support to relocate and settle in the city.

Overall purpose of the job: To investigate and identify diseases and pests of honeybees in Yemen and develop control measures.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct surveys in Governorates in Yemen to investigate honeybee pests’ and disease dynamics in Yemeni bee races.
  • Identify various honeybee pests from affected apiaries and feral colonies, as well as pathogens associated with various honeybee diseases from bees collected from different husbandry systems.
  • Study infestation of hives by pests and disease transmission in bees.
  • Develop and apply non-chemical control measures, and identify risk factors at colony and landscape levels.
  • Facilitate the protection and preservation of Yemeni beekeeping industries from bee diseases and pests, through training and capacity building in colony management, queen rearing and use of biopesticides.
  • Provide data for policy and legislation on honeybee health in Yemen.
Knowledge and skills required for performing the job
  • Knowledge of bee pests’ and diseases surveillance procedures, and queen bee rearing techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills in the field of apiculture.
  • Ability to undertake statistical interpretation of results.
  • Maintain an active research portfolio including publishing in peer reviewed international journals.
  • Develop and maintain effective collaborations with internal and external research partners.
  • Ability to undertake independent research, and design and run training programmes.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage.
Minimum qualifications required
  • PhD degree in entomology with emphasis on bee research from a recognised university within the last five years.
Minimum experience required
  • Up to five years experience in surveillance of bee diseases and pests, and in queen bee rearing.
  • Experience with laboratory diagnostics of bee diseases and pests.
  • Proven expertise in bee behavioural research.
  • Proven track record of having worked in a research and/or regulatory setting for an apiary inspection programme.
  • Experience in the development and application of disease detection and surveillance methodologies.
  • Previous experience in developing and applying novel, non-chemical disease control and prevention strategies.
  • Track record of publications and report writing.
Other Desirable Attributes
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team and to maintain relationships over significant distances.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to reason independently.
  • Ability to interact effectively with communities during fieldwork in Yemen.
  • Ability to mentor technical staff and students.
Reporting: This position reports to the Programme Leader, Commercial Insects Programme.

The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

How to Apply

All applications must arrive via email on or before the 6th March 2015. 

Please quote the job reference number IRS/92/022015 on the email subject line. 

Interested applicants should submit: 

(a) a confidential cover letter, 

(b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers), and 

(c) a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the job, to:

beescientistyemen@icipe.org

A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Vacancy Announcement:Research Scientist - Honeybee Pathology and Colony Management
 
Ref. No.IRS/93/022015
 
icipe - the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology - is an international research organisation focused on African insect science for food and health. 

Its mission is to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world. 

icipe has over 450 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya and Ethiopia, and projects in a number of countries across Africa.

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Research Scientist - Honeybee Pathology and Colony Management in the Environmental Health Division / Commercial Insects Programme. 

The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya with travel to the Islands of Africa in the Western Indian Ocean.

This is an international position. The appointment will be for two years (including a 6 months probation period), with a possibility of extension of the first contract. 

First African reference laboratory for bee health: icipe is home of the first African reference laboratory for bee health launched in 2014, which forms the central hub in an Africa-wide network of laboratories dedicated to research and development to support the health of these important insects in Africa.  

The purpose-built laboratory contains state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for undertaking research and training in all aspects of bee health.

The successful applicant will join our growing team and be responsible for the two-phase 4-year Bee Health Island Nations project funded by IFAD. Each phase is approved for USD 1.5 million. The second phase is subject to approval by the IFAD external mid term reviewers and the IFAD Board.

Living in Nairobi: Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya, with a population of over three million and plentiful supermarkets, malls, bars and restaurants as well as many parks and open spaces. 

Although it is important to be conscious of security, Kenyans are largely warm, welcoming and forgiving of visitors.

Nairobi has a thriving international research scene, hosting various CGIAR centres and several UN agencies. icipe employs a number of international staff. 

If the successful candidate is appointed from outside Kenya, he or she will be offered support to relocate and settle in the city.
 
Overall purpose of the job: To investigate and identify diseases and pests of honeybees in four Indian Ocean Islands in Africa (Seychelles, Comoros, Rodriguez and Madagascar), and develop control measures/improve honey productivity for food security.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct surveys in four Indian Ocean Islands in Africa and identify honeybee pests’ and disease dynamics in honeybee races found on each island.
  • Study infestation of hives by pests and disease transmission in bees.
  • Develop non-chemical control measures, and identify risk factors at colony and landscape levels.
  • Facilitate the protection and preservation of beekeeping industries from bee diseases and pests, through training and capacity building in colony management, queen rearing, use of biopesticides, and packaging of the hive products as well as certification and marketplace development.
Knowledge and skills required for performing the job
  • Knowledge of bee pests’ and diseases surveillance procedures, and queen bee rearing techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills in the field of apiculture.
  • Ability to undertake statistical interpretation of results.
  • Experience in the development and application of disease detection and surveillance methodologies.
  • Previous experience in developing and applying novel, non-chemical disease control and prevention strategies.
  • Ability to undertake independent research, and design and run training programmes in colony management.
  • Maintain an active research portfolio including publishing in peer reviewed international journals.
  • Develop and maintain effective collaborations with internal and external research partners.
  • Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
Minimum qualifications required
  • PhD degree in entomology with emphasis on bee research from a recognised university within the last five years.
Minimum experience required
  • Up to five years experience in surveillance of bee diseases and pests, colony management and queen bee rearing.
  • Experience with laboratory diagnostics of bee diseases and pests.
  • Proven expertise in bee behavioural research.
  • Proven track record of having worked in a research and/or regulatory setting for an apiary management and inspection programme.
  • Track record of publications and report writing.
Other desirable attributes
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team and to maintain relationships over significant distances.
  • Ability to interact effectively with communities during fieldwork in the Indian Ocean Island Nations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to reason independently.
  • Ability to mentor technical staff and students.
Reporting: This position reports to the Programme Leader, Commercial Insects Programme.

The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

How to Apply

All applications must arrive via email on or before the 6th March 2015. 

Please quote the job reference number IRS/93/022015 on the email subject line. 

Interested applicants should submit: 

(a) a confidential cover letter, 

(b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers), and 

(c) a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the job, to:

beescientistislandnations@icipe.org

A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply

icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vacancy Announcement:Communications Officer
 
Ref No.NRS/94/022015
 
icipe - the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology - is an international research organisation focused on African insect science for food and health. 

Its mission is to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world. 

icipe has over 450 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya and Ethiopia, and projects in a number of countries across Africa.
icipe wishes to recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Communications Officer in the Office of the Head of Communications. 


The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya at the Duduville campus. 

This is a two-year contract that is renewable. 
Overall Purpose of the Job: To strengthen staff understanding and capacity on internal and external communications, enhance icipe’s visibility and credibility as a centre of excellence, and strengthen and diversify icipe’s communications products.
 
Specific Duties:
  • Support staff to undertake rapid assessment to determine the communications gaps, areas of improvement and assessment of the communication status at icipe.
  • Identify priority areas for immediate and midterm action based on the assessment.
  • Collaborate with the Director General in developing appropriate in-house capacity, and as necessary, support the identification of external service providers to build the capacity of staff on communications as an important organisational component.
  • Support the development and implementation of new information sharing strategies and channels.
  • Support the development of a constant and seamless brand and message management.
  • Mentor and coach staff on the implementation of the communications strategy.
  • Recommend and support the diversification of communication products.
  • Make recommendation on the ideal communications capacity for icipe’s communications set up.
Knowledge Required for Performing the Job
  • Experience in managing new media and digital channels, including website development and social media.
Requirements / Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or other relevant discipline.
    Two years of experience in communications, journalism or relevant field.

Other desirable attributes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of research and development (R&D) related issues.
Reporting: This position reports to the Head of Communications.

The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

How to Apply

All applications must arrive via email on or before the 19th February 2015. 

Please quote the job reference number NRS/94/022015 on the email subject line. Interested applicants should submit: 

(a) a confidential cover letter, 

(b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers), and

 (c) a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the job, to:

communicationsofficer@icipe.org

A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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