Principal Scientist, Push-Pull Programme at ICIPE – African Insect Science for Food and Health


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  • Company: ICIPE – African Insect Science for Food and Health
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Natural Science Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, icipe was established in 1970, to address this very paradox of insects and accompanying challenges. The Centre’s mission is to use insect science for sustainable development, to ensure food security and improve the overall health of communities in Africa by addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, poor health, low agricultural productivity and environmental degradation. Since its founding, icipe has remained committed to developing and disseminating environmentally safe, affordable, acceptable and accessible tools and strategies to control insect pests and disease vectors. icipe’s mandate further extends to the sustainable conservation and utilisation of Africa’s rich biodiversity. icipe is the only international institution in Africa working primarily on arthropods. Therefore capacity building of individual researchers and institutions in Africa is an integral part of all the Centre’s research and development activities. icipe also aims to empower women, harness the youth and build capacity to use, transfer and teach the Centre’s technologies. How we work
Preamble

ICIPE seeks to recruit a highly motivated  Principal Scientist, Push–Pull Programme.  The position is based at icipe’s Thomas Odhiambo Campus, Mbita, western Kenya. The position will be offered for an initial contract of 3 years, renewable, subject to continued project needs, funding for the position, and performance of the staff member. A competitive and generous compensation package that includes housing and transport allowances, education allowance, comprehensive health and life insurance cover, and an offshore retirement package (all payable in US Dollars), will be offered to the right candidate. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 30 September. 2021
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