Icipe seeks to recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Capacity Building Specialist, Regional Coordination
Unit (RCU) of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF). The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya.
The position will be offered for an initial contract of 2 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.
incumbent will receive paid annual vacation and return airfare for themselves and their dependents to their nominated
home base each year. If the successful candidate is appointed from outside Kenya, he or she will be offered support
to relocate and settle in Nairobi. Qualified candidates from Africa (and especially females) are invited to apply. Only
shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.
§ PhD degree in the biological sciences or related fields.
§ At least 5 years of progressive work experience at national and international levels in administration and
successful project management.
§ Experience in project management, scholarship management, institutional capacity building and reporting,
basic financial management and budget monitoring. Familiar with scholarship management procedures and
§ At least 3 peer-reviewed publication