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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: Secondary school completed or Vocational and technical diploma


Organization: International livestock research institute


Salary : Birr 7,312 per month




Application Dead line:2016-06-01


The position:-
The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire a Driver/Field Assistant who will be based in Addis Ababa, 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:-

  • Undertakes driving assignments given by the Project Coordinator and other professional staff of the YESH project;
  • Operates, maintains and cleans assigned vehicles with care and reports any damage immediately to the Project Coordinator;
  • Records and maintains the log-book for all vehicles that the responsibility of the project or vehicles hired by the project for specific activities either from other ILRI units or outside ILRI;
  • Responsible for all tools, equipment and spare parts of assigned vehicles;
  • Responsible for checking all the assigned vehicles of the project every morning;
  • Liaises with Transport Unit to ensure that routine service and maintenance is undertaken timely;
  • Purchases small items or procure other services from outside ILRI for the project if required;
  • Assists professional staff, Research Assistants and Associates in the field work;
  • Keeps an inventory of equipment used by enumerators and field assistants while in the field;
  • Be responsible for payment of enumerators in the field, if required and asked by the Project;
  • Assists in handling of office duties when required;
  • Regularly acquits and clears all cash advances for field activities;
  • Assists in translating questionnaires to proper languages at survey sites;
  • Assists in the logistic preparation, printing and dissemination of data collection questionnaires;
  • Assists in the administering manpower and other resources in planned field works;
  • Assists Project Coordinator in recruiting field supervisors and enumerators;
  • Assists field supervisors in the follow up and support of enumerators and field assistants;
  • Performs other related duties assigned by the project coordinator.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Secondary school completed  or Vocational and technical diploma 


  • Five years of work experience after completion of secondary school education
  • Two years of work after completion of vocational and technical diploma training


  • Valid driving license to operate field vehicles
  • 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


  • Tri-lingual and auto mechanics knowledge is advantageous plus relevant technical training

Duty Station:-Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

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 1 June 2016.

To find more about ICIPE, visit our Website at

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