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  • Posted: Mar 24, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 7, 2023
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    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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    Junior Research Assistant

    Overall Purpose of the Job

    To assist in crop production and management for the project in screen house, experimental plots and vegetable companion plants gardens, assist in laboratory, semi-field (screenhouse) and field experiments and operations.

    Specific Duties

    • To carry out mass crop production (vegetable and companion plants) for laboratory, screenhouse and field experiments and insect’s colony maintenance.
    • To assist in insect colony maintenance of the insect pests to be used in the project experiments.
    • To carry out mass planting of experimental plants in screenhouse.
    • To help in data collection and entry in screenhouse and field experiments.

    To maintain plants in companion gardens for experiments and experimental trial plots.


    • KCSE or its equivalent.
    • Basic knowledge in a similar role
    • Conversant in using MS Word, Excel for data entry.
    • Good skills in field collection of plants and insects’ samples.
    • At least six months experience in a research laboratory in a research organisation.

    Other Desirable Attributes

    • Troubleshooting in screenhouse experiments and data entry.
    • Contribution to data collection.

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