ICIPE Project Officer for Biovision Project Job in Kenya

Project Officer for Biovision Project

icipe—African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation funded by governmental aid agencies, 

UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics. 
icipe has approximately 350 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya and  Ethiopia.

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Project Officer in the Biovision Project. A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

 I. Job Description

i. Overall purpose of the job

To assist the Director of Biovision Project and Programme Coordinator of Biovision Farmer Communication Programme (FCP) in project proposal writing, stakeholder & partner consultations, and project implementation plans.

ii. Specific duties

  • Liaise with FCP Coordinator and project managers to ensure effective coordination and overall quality work delivery of project-related activities.
  • Monitor the delivery of project activities as per programme/project work plans in collaboration with project managers and implementing partners at various levels.
  • Create, implement and maintain a database in liaison with icipe Finance Office to monitor budget expenditures and report on expenditures quarterly.
  • Promote visibility of Biovision Project and the FCP by providing project-related information for updating the Biovision Project website.
  • Network with other like-minded organisations for purposes of lobbying and advocacy for the FCP/Biovision project.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place to review progress and impact against implementation plans.
  • Ensure relevant reporting, communication and information sharing.
  • Perform other related duties and activities as might be assigned by the Programme Coordinator, FCP and Director, Biovision Project.
II Knowledge Required to Perform the Job
  • Knowledge of project proposal development, monitoring and evaluation
  • Good knowledge of resource management
  • Proven knowledge of Project Cycle Management (PCM) or Results Based Management (RBM) framework.
  • Effective communication skills and fluency in both oral and written English, and limited knowledge of one of the other official languages (French, German).
III Qualifications Required
  • University degree, at least masters, preferably in agriculture or environmental sciences or related fields. A bachelor’s degree with proven longer-term work experience may be considered.
IV Experience Required
  • At least 5 years’ experience in development, project planning and implementation activities, communications and/or editorial activities.
  • Extensive experience of networking and working in advocacy.
  • Experience of working with rural community based organisations (CBOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

This position reports directly to Director, Biovision Project.

Applications will be accepted up to 13 August 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Applications with detailed résumés including current salary details, names and addresses of three referees (with daytime telephone numbers), and e-mail address should be sent to:

The Human Resources Department,
icipe—African Insect Science for Food and Health
P.O Box 30772-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

icipe is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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