The position: The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire four Regional Communications and Community Mobilization Associates III who will be responsible for undertaking the communication and community mobilization activities of the project in the respective project regions. The MOre Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey project (MOYESH) Project will develop a comprehensive communication strategy which sets out the conceptual and operational framework to implement effective documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt and achievements in implementation of the MOYESH project both at federal and region levels using federal and regional official languages. The project will also involve extensive mobilization of community resources at local level, which need to be properly facilitated and documented. They will be members of icipe Ethiopia office which is located at Regional Project Offices in SNNP, Oromia, Amhara and Tigray Regions, Ethiopia.
General: The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) is a pan-African and non-profit Centre of Excellence for research and development and capacity building in insect science and its applications. Its mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food and nutritional security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building. Since its establishment in 1970, icipe has become a significant contributor to science and innovation required to meet the health and food security challenges of sub-Saharan Africa. The Centre has achieved this status by developing alternative and environmentally friendly pest and vector management technologies and products that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities. Employing close to 500 international and national staff, icipe also has approximately 150 graduate students who contribute to its research portfolio annually. The Centre currently has operations in more than 40 African countries, and thriving partnerships with universities and research organizations across the world. For more information visit: www.icipe.org.
icipe is partnering with Mastercard Foundation to implement the MOre Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey project (MOYESH). The purpose of this partnership intervention is to secure fulfilling and dignified employment and income for unemployed young women and men by scaling up integrated beekeeping and silk farming businesses, building on lessons learned from YESH project and leveraging the public-private partnerships that are already created. The MOYESH project targets to provide 100,000 youth with appropriate skills and to enable 100,000 youth (of which 60% are female) secure dignified and fulfilling work in four target regions of Ethiopia including the Amhara; Oromia; Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR); and Tigray.
Duty Station: Hosaena in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR), Jimma in Oromia, Bahir Dar in Amhara and Mekelle in Tigray Regions, Ethiopia
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICANTS NEED TO SPECIFY THE DUTY STATION AND THE REGION THEY ARE APPLYING FOR.
Suitably qualified Women are highly encouraged to apply.
Position level: HG 12
Minimum Base salary:
Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. 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, a detailed curriculum vitae including names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees and a letter providing a point by point response to the essential and desirable person specifications. The position and reference number: RCCMA/47/19 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 26 February 2020.
To find more about ICIPE, visit our Website at http://www.icipe.org