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  • Posted: Jan 19, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 20, 2023
  • Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, icipe was established in 1970, to address this very paradox of insects and accompanying challenges. The Centre’s mission is to use insect science for sustainable development, to ensure food security and improve the overall health of communities in Africa by addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, poor health, lo...
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    Director General (DG)

    icipe is seeking its next inspirational and visionary Director General (DG) who will build on the Centre’s strong reputation and credibility and further develop its institutional goals in a dynamic changing environment. As icipe’s DG, the incumbent will provide overall intellectual and strategic leadership in all areas of icipe’s activities, including ensuring impact orientation, relevance to stakeholders and progress towards the vision and mission of the Centre


    • A PhD in Life Sciences or related areas.
    • A superior creative research record and excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
    • 20 years of professional experience with sustained evidence of transformation and accumulation of responsibilities in science and its administration as applied to developing countries.
    • In depth knowledge of the funding market, changes, and forces that influence the research industry matched with proven record in successful resource mobilization.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to translate and communicate complex subjects.
    • Excellent organisational and time management skills, ability to multi-task, mentor, and work in a multicultural environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
    • Experience in developing strategic and business plans.
    • Familiarity with R4D industry laws and management best practices.
    • Working knowledge of corporate governance, finance and people management principles.
    • A proven record in executive leadership of a complex institution.

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