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The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Technical Assistant III under its ‘Feed and Forage Development’ program

General: The International Livestock Research Institute (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 centers 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. www.ilri.org.

Job Purpose: The purpose of this post is to participate and assist in all forage regeneration and characterization field activities of the forage genebank

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the green housework. This involves planting of seedlings, watering and monitoring of plants during growth.
  • Checking and recording accessions in the greenhouse and filling data inventory sheets for planting and removal.
  • Prepare pots and sterilize soils for pre-germination of forage seeds and planting seedlings in the screen house.
  • Scarification of forage seeds before planting.
  • Assist planting in Shola site and follow-up on the field work and supervise laborers.
  • Prepare and spray agro-chemicals for pest and disease control in the green house and field.
  • Characterize forage plants, record data and take herbarium specimens.
  • Maintaining and multiplying, by vegetative means, rescue plants of forage species in the green house.
  • Collect forage seeds from the green house and Shola site and prepare for threshing.
  • Keep the green house clean and tidy at all times.
  • Willing to work on weekends to assist with watering of plants in green house and the supervision of laborers.
  • Any other field and screen house activities as may be reasonably required.

Minimum Requirements: Education

  • Diploma or High School Certificate

Experience:

  • One year experience for Diploma or High school certificate with three years relevant experience in seed production or genetic resources activities
  • Knowledge in relevant field and use of simple tools and equipment

Training:

  • Experience with forage crops is an advantage

Skills:

  • Good understanding of forage agronomy and forage seed production
  • Effective communication in English and good interpersonal skills
  • Rigorous approach to monitoring progress of tasks
  • Ability to drive a motorbike will be an advantage
  • Knowledge in relevant field and use of simple tools and equipment
  • Knowledge of handling agrochemicals/a spray certificate would be advantageous

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Grade: HG 9

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 8,500 (Negotiable depending on salary history of the candidate).

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus in Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: TA/34/19 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

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

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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