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  • Posted: Apr 21, 2021
    Deadline: May 4, 2021
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  • icipe's mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics, by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building. The Centre's vision is to pioneer global scienc...
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    Temporary Business Support Officer I (Communications Officer)

    (Ref. No. NRS/443/042021)

    icipe seeks to recruit a Temporary Business Support Officer I (Communications Officer) in the BioInnovate Africa Programme. The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville campus. The position will be offered for an initial contract of 6 months, renewable, subject to continued project needs, funding for the position, and performance of the staff member. A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    Overall Purpose of the Job

    The position holder will support implementation of BioInnovate Africa(BA) communications strategy for key activities in 2021, which include publicity around BA Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp, BA Biobusiness Acceleration and the 2ndEastern Africa Bioeconomy Conference. The staff will focus on BA social media in line with agreed campaigns to increase stakeholder engagement and awareness of BA projects and the aforementioned activities. He/She is expected to researchand analyse social media trends, including social media web visitor data, to improve social media presence and campaign efficacy around the activities.

    Requirements/Qualifications

    • A relevant bachelor’s degree in social science, journalism, communications,graphics design or other related fields.
    • One year‘s experience in journalism, communications,graphics design or related field.

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    Business Support Officer II (Executive Assistant) Re-advertisement

    (Ref. No. NRS/444/042021)

    icipe seeks to recruit a Business Support Officer II (Executive Assistant) in the Director General’s Office. The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville campus. This is a two-year contract, renewable subject to continued position needs, funding for the position, and performance of the staff member. This is a nationally recruited position. A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    Overall Purpose of the Job

    The position holder will provide executive secretarial and administrative services of a confidential nature to the Director General’s office; support the Director General in managing her daily schedule, e.g. agenda management, correspondence, making appointments, preparation of documentation for meetings, and liaising with other senior staff within the Centre.

    Requirements/Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree and certification in  a relevant course /area such as administration or project management.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
    • Five (5) years’ experience in providing support to top management in an international organisation.

    Method of Application

    Applications will be accepted up to 4th May 2021. Interested applicants should submit: (a) a confidential cover letter; (b) a detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees, including email addresses; and (c) a statement illustrating suitability against the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities and skills.

    Candidates are required to apply online through: http://recruit.icipe.org or by email: [email protected]

    icipe is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equity, teamwork, and respect for diversity

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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