The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is recruiting a team leader for the institute’s publishing and curation work. The successful candidate will develop and implement editorial, production, publishing and curation strategies and practices. S/he will have a passion for science and/or development literature and work, a successful track record of managing a multicultural, multi-discipline publication unit, with a particular focus on scientific material, and have in-depth expertise in several of the disciplines required (web platforms, online and print publishing and knowledge management).
The Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) Unit at ILRI provides central leadership in communications, knowledge sharing and information dissemination services and expertise to ILRI researchers, the organization as a whole and its partners. The unit seeks to enhance ILRI’s effectiveness and outcomes through four main activities:
The CKM Publishing and Curation team plays essential roles in supporting ILRI to achieve its three main strategic objectives: changing practices, providing evidence for decision-making and building capacity in livestock-for-development work. The Publishing and Curation team includes web and design experts as well as editorial, publishing and knowledge management specialists. The team supports corporate, program and project activities across ILRI. The team comprises 12 staff based at ILRI’s principal campuses, located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nairobi, Kenya.
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 centres 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
(1) Management and leadership
(2) Publishing, writing and editing
(3) Web and digital publishing platforms
(4) Curation of ILRI materials
Post location: The position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Position level: The position level is 5A
Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.
Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the director of ILRI’s People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ tab above before 31 August 2018. The position title and reference number, TL/IPP/08/2018, should be clearly marked in the subject line of the online application.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.
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ILRI is an equal-opportunity employer.