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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: Secondary school completed or College Diploma in Plant Sciences or Crop Production


Organization: International livestock research institute


Salary : Birr 7,312 per month




Application Dead line:2016-04-08


The positions:
  The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe)) seeks to hire a Field Assistant-Maize & Chickpea IPM who will be based in East Shoa or Hawassa, Ethiopia. 

General: International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (ICIPE)—African Insect Science for Food and Health is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world, through the application of insect sciences. Employing more than 500 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. icipe has a proud reputation and history of delivering world-quality science that has made crucial contributions to African food and health policy, delivered development outcomes to rural communities, and has been at the forefront of building Africa’s biological research capacity. The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organizations, not only across Africa, but also the globe. In addition, more than 100 graduate students and a number of postdoctoral fellows contribute to icipe’s research portfolio annually. For more information visit:


Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist in setting up field trials pertaining to chickpea and maize IPM (Integrated Pest Management);
  • Assist in chickpea and maize insect pest, diseases and weeds scout;
  • Assist in data collection of maize and chickpea insect pest, diseases and weeds;
  • Assist in IPM information dissemination;
  • Assist in establishing maize and chickpea IPM;
  • Assist in training farmers and extension agents on maize and chickpea IPM;
  • Assist in liaising with the district Ministry of Agriculture and agricultural research centers to facilitate the program;
  • Carry out a range of technical tasks as well as specialized duties as given by the program leader.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Secondary school completed or College Diploma in Plant Sciences or Crop Production


  • Five years for secondary school completed
  • Two years for college diploma holders


  • Ability to ride a motorbike with valid driver’s license is necessary
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English essential
  • Willingness to work after office hours and/or holidays if required
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good inter-personal relationship
  • Good working knowledge of Oromiffa and Amharic or other local languages are necessary

Duty Station:   East Shoa or Hawassa

Position level:   1C.

Minimum Base salary:

  • Birr 7,312 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability.  ICIPE offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. ICIPE is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

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 numbers should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letters. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: on or before 8 April 2016.




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