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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Bioinformatician to provide research support through research data analysis to research fellows and visiting scientists at BecA- ILRI Hub.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. 

The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. 


ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. 

A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. 

Responsibilities
·                     To teach the research fellows on the various aspects of data analysis through modular training.
·                     Together with the research fellows, process and analyze data sets using a wide range of tools (including, sequence assemblers, GATK, BWA, Samtools etc.) and present results.
·                     Design, implement and manage database(s) to store sequence data and associated metadata.
·                     Use scripting to aid and automate analysis.
·                     Participate in institutional training (workshops) and seminars.
·                     Contribute to other capacity building activities as may be applicable.
Requirements
·                     Master’s in Bioinformatics or related field.
·                     At least 2 years’ work experience in a bioinformatics position.
·                     Knowledge of Genetics, Biotechnology and their applications.
·                     Demonstrate experience working and developing in a Linux environment.
·                     Knowledge in SQL and scripting languages (PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby and R).
·                     Excellent written English and a familiarity with presenting biological data.
Post location: The position is based in ILRI Nairobi, Kenya.

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus  and  is open to Kenyan nationals only.

Job Level: Job level 2C.

Duration: 5 months.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development. 

The position title and reference number REF: BI/BecA/ 10/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online HERE by 30th October 2015.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Field Coordinator, Feed the Future (FtF) – Livestock Accelerated Value Chains Development (AVCD) program to contribute to coordination of field activities in collaboration with partners including county governments and other USAID funded projects (REGAL IR and REGAL AG).

As part of a larger USAID-funded agriculture development program ILRI is leading a project to accelerate the impact of livestock market interventions on household incomes, with the goal to reduce poverty and hunger in five counties in Northern Kenya (Marsabit, Isiolo, Garissa, Turkana and Wajir).  


The focus is on taking successful interventions to scale to achieve broad impact on agricultural incomes and nutrition.  

The interventions span a number of areas: Enhancing market access and promoting business development, increasing livestock productivity, feed and fodder management, enhancing the enabling environment for livestock and dairy production, improving nutrition for women and children.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. 

The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. 

A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. 

Responsibilities


Reporting to the Livestock value chain coordinator, the job holder will be responsible for the following:
·                     Coordinate field activities aimed at increasing smallholder livestock productivity and market linkages (through increased access to inputs and services as well as uptake of productivity enhancing technologies), working closely with development partners and county government.
·                     Establish and manage stakeholder relationships that improve the ability of the team to achieve the agreed outputs and outcomes.
·                     Ensure timely and appropriate implementation of project activities.
·                     Support project monitoring activities.
·                     Undertake preparation of regular reports on project field activities.
Requirements
·                     Master’s degree in Livestock Production, Animal Health, Development Studies, Project Management or Rangeland Ecology / Management with experience in implementing development projects OR a Bachelor’s degree in one of the same topics with a minimum of 3 years experience implementing development projects.
·                     Field experience in implementation of dairy development projects in Kenya – especially in the area of livestock husbandry, animal health, livestock production and farmer market linkages.
·                     Demonstrated experience working in collaborative development projects involving multiple partners and including good understanding of government programs and processes under the livestock department.
·                     Demonstrated experience in coordination of field activities and supervision of field staff.
·                     Proven experience in program management and monitoring & evaluation.
·                     Excellent written and spoken English.
·                     Good interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills especially to diverse audience and targets.
·                     Ability to work in multi-cultural environment and foster teamwork.
·                     Ability to work with limited supervision and to take initiatives.
Number of Positions:  5

Post location: Each field coordinator will be based in one of the five Northern Kenya counties where the project is being implemented:  Turkana, Marsabit, Isiolo, Wajir and Garissa.

Terms of Appointment


This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level: 
This position is job Level 2D. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development. 

The position title and reference number REF: FC/FTF/AVCD /08/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter and specify the value chain; Dairy/Livestock.

All applications to be submitted online HERE by 2 November 2015.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. 



Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org/

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer

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