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  • Posted: Apr 17, 2020
    Deadline: Apr 22, 2020
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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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    Research Assistant

    Job description

    icipe seeks to recruit a Research Assistant II in the Social Science & Impact Assessment Unit (SSIAU). The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville campus. This is two-year contract, renewable subject to continued project 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. The position holder will contribute to the overall objectives of the Unit.

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be expected to:

    • Design survey instrument and executive the survey for the various projects and programmes conducted by the SSIAU, electronically or using hard copies.
    • Supervise data collection and clean various datasets. Analyse data and write survey reports.
    • Conduct literature review and synthesise data to articles for peer review. Draft research papers.
    • Conduct other activities as assigned by scientists and supervisors from the SSIAU Unit.

    Qualifications

    • Bsc in Agricultural economics
    • Experience in applied ecometrics
    • Very good knowledge and skills of Stata
    • Experience in writing excellent survey reports and reviewing
    • At least one year’s experience as a research
    • Experience in programing and electronic data
    • Experience in implementation and supervision of large surveys in rural
    • Data analysis and management using MS Excel, Stata
    • Evidence-based report writing and presentation
    • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary

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    Project Accountant

    Job description

    icipe seeks to recruit a Project Accountant in the Finance Unit. The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville campus. This is two-year contract, renewable subject to continued project 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.The Project Accountant will be responsible for specific aspects of accounting for a portfolio of projects.

    Responsibilities

    The Project Accountant will provide support to the research departments and support departments to ensure adequate financial implementation and management of financial resources in line with the icipe financial policies and donor regulations. This will entail:

    • Creation of new projects in the institutional financial
    • Review and approval of project expenses, ensuring that they are in line with the approved budget.
    • Providing guidance and advice on financial management related aspects to project
    • Supporting and guiding project teams in monitoring the budgets, analysing projects financial performance, identifying and evaluating new financial
    • Ensuring financial compliance with icipe standards and donor requirements in the implementation of
    • Preparation of financial reports in conformity with various donors’ requirements for timely submissions.
    • Support initiatives towards enhancing financial management processes for improved service delivery and
    • Facilitation of periodic project
    • Other related tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, economics or related
    • A qualified professional accountant (CPA, ACCA, CA or equivalent and membership with an internationally recognized professional accounting institute).
    • At least 3 (three) years of post-professional experience in project
    • Experience in auditing or financial
    • Capacity to function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary
    • Ability to search for common ground to problem-solving.

    Method of Application

    Applications will be accepted up to 22nd  April 2020. Interested applicants should submit: (a) a confidential cover letter; (b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers); and (c) a statement illustrating suitability against the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities, and skills.

    Candidates are required to apply by Email: icipe@icipe.org 

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

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