CIMMYT SIP Research Assistant Career Recruitment in Nairobi Kenya Nov 2015

Job vacancy:  Research Assistant – SIP, CIMMYT Nairobi Kenya 2015

Department: CIMMYT
Duty Station: Nairobi
Job Type: Full time

Job Category: Nationally Recruited Staff

Job Summary: Under the CIMMYT SIP (SIMLESA and TAMASA) Projects, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the development of tools / applications and providing technical and analytical / data management support to SIP scientists and SIP projects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.


Roles and Responsibilities   
1. Technical
  • Experience in programming with Java cript, phython and R computing languages
  • Good knowledge of SQL and web-based geo-server system development and administration
  • Develop tools/ applications using open source computing resources
  • Organize, manage and coordinate on-station and on-farm field trials
  • Carry out surveys and organise participatory evaluations
  • Manage data collection from field trials and surveys
  • Carry out data entry, management and analysis of field trials and survey data
  • Visualise data in GIS/geo-spatial tools and software
  • Assist in drafting technical reports and journal papers from CIMMYT research related work.
  • Support other research associates in their duties as and when required
  • Provide technical support to SIMLESA and TAMASA scientists
2. Networking and Workshops
  • Network with partners/stakeholders and support/train them in cropping system, data collection and analysis
  • Assist in drafting seminar, workshop and conference papers
  • Organize, attend and participate in training workshops, project meetings
3. Administration
  • Supervise field staff
  • Any other duties and miscellaneous tasks as required and as assigned from time to time.
Skill Set
  • A Master’s degree in Geomatics / GIS / Data Management / Statistics or in an Agriculture-related discipline.
  • A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field
  • Strong programming skills
  • Strong statistical/ analytical skills
  • Strong GIS skills and use of ARCVIEW or other geo-spatial packages
  • Evidence of experience in draft technical reports and journal papers
  • Practical experience in field experimental work
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills, integrity, honesty and self-motivation
  • Able to work well within a team
  • Driving competency
  • Willingness to travel in the region
Work experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years working experience
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Deadline: 29th November 2015