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Push-Pull Programme Officer- Somaliland

Posted: 29 August 2022
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30 September 2022 Project Management Awdal, Somaliland Full Time Action Relief Aid
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ARA is seeking to appoint an outstanding scientist to fill the position of Push–Pull Programme Officer. The position is based at western Kenya. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Specific Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Lead and spearhead the development of a coherent vision and strategic framework
Push–Pull Programme in line with ARA’s strategy and goals, and international best practices.
Organise a Push–Pull Programme structure to cost-effectively utilise resources to meet icipe’s research, capacity and institutional building needs.
Guide scientists and technical staff within the Programme to ensure timely preparation of annual work-plans, budgets, and scientific and technical reports for donors.
Ensure that the Push–Pull Programme members continually update skills and methodologies to keep up with global cutting-edge knowledge that is relevant to the Plant Health Theme’s research.
Provide leadership and guidance to scientists in the publication of research outputs in highimpact peer-reviewed journals, as well as provide stewardship of intellectual property developed under the programme.
Promote and establish collaborative linkages within icipe and with national, regional and international institutions in the Programme’s relevant fields of research under the Plant Health Theme.
Actively seek and secure external support for the activities of the Push–Pull Programme, including resources to develop and grow the research portfolio.

Degree in entomology,, Social Sciences, General Sciences or related agricultural sciences, but preferably with expertise in habitat management, chemical ecology, agronomy or biological control from a reputable university, and postdoctoral training from a highly reputed laboratory.
One (1) years’ experience progressively gained in either a research organisation or a university.
Excellent publication track record with at least 50 publications.
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Candidates are required to apply online by email to: on or before 15th September 2022