Web Systems Specialist at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Communications & Knowledge Management Unit

Vac. No.: A/029/15

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job level: 2C

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 14,839 (Negotiable, depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate).

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a web system specialist for Communication and Knowledge Management Unit who will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. 
The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animal alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. 
A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria) and in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and East Asia (China). 

Main duties & responsibilities:
  • Manages linux servers for CKM web projects;
  • Supports the design and management of ILRI’s web sites using Drupal CMS;
  • Support the technical development and management of ILRI’s web platforms and services (design, functionality, content aggregation and integration);
  • Supports the technical implementation of the DSpace repository system used by CGSpace;
  • Supports integration of ILRI ‘social media’ content with corporate web services and systems;
  • Contributes to ILRI’s communications and knowledge management team working on ‘knowledge, publishing and curation;
  • Contributes to the ILRI-wide communications and KM community of practice, sharing and communicating work updates and lessons, participate in CKM learning, reviewing and planning activities and ensure that these activities follow ILRI standards and agreed channels;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.
Minimum Requirement:


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in ICT, Computer Science, Information Science, similar.
  • At least 5 years’ specific work experience, ideally in research or academic settings.
  • Essential: Hands-on knowledge of linux servers and their management;
  • Essential: Concrete development experience with Drupal web CMS;
  • Desirable: Experience with Dspace;
  • Essential: Excellent English language skills;
  • Essential: Excellent team work skills and ability to work in multi-cultural settings;
  • Collaborative skills, ability to work in multi-cultural teams, excellent oral and written communication skills (English).
Terms of appointment:  This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. 
The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.  

Dining and sports facilities are located on site.


Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. 
Applicants are also required to state their past web work URL in the cover letter or curriculum vitae. 
The position and reference number: REF: A/029/15 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. 
All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal HERE on or before 9 September 2015.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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