Vacancies at the BecA-ILRI Hub, December 2016

1. Program accountant , Temporary position  - Closing date: 9 December 2016

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Accountant to provide financial and budgetary support to the BecA-ILRI Hub.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing timely and accurate donor financial reports as per specific donor and ILRI guidelines
  • Management of sub grantees by ensuring financial reports are received on time as per specific contracts and properly filed for future reference, reviewing their vouchers and financial reports, facilitating funds transfers and follow up on any matters arising from received documentation
  • Preparing monthly financial management reports for the program
  • Support annual budget preparation and periodic project budgets
  • Assist in implementing audit comments as per the management letter
  • Reconcile donor receivables and payables to the general ledger
  • Work with Grant Officers to ensure full cost items are charged to the projects as per agreements such as research support, ICT, space and overheads
  • Participate in project closures
  • Prepare proposals budgets as per donor and ILRI guidelines
  • Prepare invoices for fellows, donors or any other services to be offered by the BecA-ILRI hub
  • Ensure all services revenues are collected and posted correctly in the financial system:- recharges, hub placement fee, bench fee
  • Review financial documents of the unit e.g. payment requests, purchase requisitions travel advance forms, travel expense reports, advance settlement forms to ensure they are accurate , charges are to the correct grants and that the spending is within budget
  • Maintain an effective filling system for financial and related documents for document retention, ease of reference and retrieval

To read more about the position and apply click: Program accountant

2. Scientist, Bioinformatics - Closing date: 24 December 2016

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a highly motivated and outstanding experienced Bioinformatics Scientist to analyze, manage and ensure quality control of genomics and other metadata.


  • Combine computational biology/functional genomics information with genetic approaches to understand origin and dynamics of ASF
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams to manage and ensure quality control of genomics and other metadata
  • Design, establish and manage databases to store and share sequencing data
  • Lead the development of pipelines for genome assembly, annotation and other computational analyses
  • Contribute to the Hub bioinformatics infrastructure upgrade
  • Contribute to capacity building activities
  • Supervision and mentorship of junior staff, students and visiting scientists
  • Technical support to scientists both at the Hub and institutions in the region
  • Contribute to resource mobilization
  • Remain at the cutting-edge on technical and biological advancements by participating in professional meetings, career development activities and by encouraging others to bring information into agricultural research and development activities.

To read more about the position and apply click: Scientist, Bioinformatics

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  • Guest (John O Opiyo)

    HAllo ILRI.
    I am a biologist by profession with a bachelors degree in biology and currently pursuing my masters in Environmental Biology at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology with a thesis on herpetological study. I have submitted my thesis but am yet to defend it because I haven't been able to clear my fee balance. This however has not stopped me from developing a concept on a study I would wish to do for my PhD. Part of the intended study will deal with molecular work as I wish to phylogenetically compare some lizard populations.
    As a research institution, ILRI is renown for some of the best genetic analysis works. I would thus wish to find out if I can get an internship or research assistant position at the institution from where I would sharpen my laboratory skills which are very fundamental part of the research I am developing. I will really be glad to work with you.

  • Dear John,
    for all inquiries concerning internships at ILRI, please contact CapDev.recruitment(at)

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