Research Job in Kenya

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT III


The International
Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Technical Assistant III
on behalf of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to provide technical
research support in the day to day processing of samples for zinc analysis.

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 centres 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.

ILRI hosts the
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Nairobi with its headquarters
in Los Baños, Laguna in the Philippines. IRRI aims to reduce poverty and
hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure
environmental sustainability of rice farming.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with collecting and preparing samples for
    analysis

  • Package samples and complete relevant
    documentation for shipping

  • Handle and track the shipment of samples

  • Maintain sample records and filing systems

  • Provide status updates and routine reports on the
    conditions of samples

  • Clean and maintain the research area

  • Perform any other related duties as may be
    required

Qualifications


  • Diploma or Degree in Agriculture

  • Minimum 1 year of related working experience

  • Knowledge in principles and practices of plant
    breeding in rice

  • Knowledgeable in milling rice samples, grading,
    post-harvest handling and working in a grain quality lab

  • Experience with field data collection, sample
    processing and archiving

  • Understanding of health and safety in the
    workplace and good working practices

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a
    multidisciplinary team

  • Good communication skills

  • Willingness to learn and continually develop
    skills

Post location: The position will
be based in Mwea, Kenya

Terms of Appointment

This position is at job
level HG 9 and it is only open to Kenyan nationals. The position is a 3-year
contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of
funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension,
medical and other insurances

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 by clicking on the Technical Assistant Job here  before 
14 July 2020. The position title
and reference number REF: 
IRRI /06/2020 should be clearly marked
on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants
for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a
fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting,
processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on
applicants’ bank accounts.

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