Vacancies at Icipe at African Insect Science for Food and Health; How to Apply

Vacancies at icipe at African Insect Science for Food and Health; How to Apply,

Vacancies at icipe at African Insect Science for Food and Health; How to Apply

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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

Software Engineer

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • The Software Engineer is expected to establish agile methodologies that meet standard software engineering principles in delivering high-quality data-driven web software (with GIS integrated) that will meet icipe’s 4-H paradigm (Environmental, Plant, Human, and Animal Health Themes) expectations.

Specific Duties

  •  Design, implement, test, and deploy robust, secured, and containerized web-based applications in React/Angular/Node JS, Flask, or related programming languages.
  •  Develop and deploy web-based data-driven GIS applications using modern frameworks such as ArcGIS, Esri JavaScript API, Leaflet, OpenLayers, Python (arcpy, shapely), or related programming languages.
  •  Create and manage data schemas using public/internal APIs, ORMs, and PostgreSQL databases.


  •  BSc/BA in Computer Science, Information Technology, or any other related field from a recognized University.
  •  Minimum of one year proven work experience in a more or less similar position.
  •  Previous experience at an international/ regional research organization is an added advantage.
  •  Strong software engineering skills.
  •  An understanding of web architecting, implementing, and deploying web applications.
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Other Desirable Attributes

  •  The candidate should be able to judge any work-related problem. Regularly consults the supervisor. That is, has a self-driven and problem-solving personality.
  •  The Software Engineer will assist in the supervision of interns.
  •  Support in drafting and preparing manuscripts and communicating research findings through wellrecognized forums (e.g., conferences, meetings, and workshops) and contribute to the dissemination of research findings to stakeholders.
  •  Participate in local, regional, and international R&D forums.


  • This position reports to the Postdoctoral Fellow, Data Management, Modelling, and Geo-Information (DMMG) Unit.

Applications will be accepted up to 1 st September 2023


Research Scientist (Social Sciences and Impact Assessment Unit)

  • Job Field: Research 

Overall purpose of the job

  • Lead advanced socioeconomic and scaling research and analysis to drive impactful insights, foster innovative methodologies, and contribute to capacity building for the future generation in the field of economics and value chain assessment.

Specific Duties:

  •  Undertake micro and macro-impact assessments using state-of-the-art methodologies, inclusive of machine learning.
  •  Carry out in technology supply-demand analysis using advanced methodologies.
  •  Conduct gender-value chain analysis using state-of-the-art methodologies.
  •  Comprehend the adoption pathways and determine the most impactful scaling strategies for icipe’s technologies using a blend of experimental and non-experimental methodologies.
  •  Design and implement surveys and economics experiments such as RCT.
  •  Initiate and execute high-calibre research projects that result in publications in top-tier, peerreviewed journals.
  •  Develop and execute project proposals.
  •  Play a vital role in capacity building for the upcoming generation and collaborators.
  •  Complete additional tasks as delegated by the supervising authority.


  •  PhD in Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, Resource Economics, Business Economics or related field.
  •  At least four years of postdoctoral experience in evaluating the impact of human, animal, plant, and environmental health technologies, along with expertise in technology supply-demand analysis and gender-value chain analysis.
  •  Four (4) years of experience related to the position.
  •  Proficiency in applied econometric analysis, machine learning techniques, experimental designs such as RCT implementation, and spatial economics analysis.
  •  Research experience in agriculture and rural development in developing nations.
  •  Capability in bioeconomic modelling for micro- and macro-level pre- and post-evaluations.
  •  Experience working in international research organizations will be a plus.
  •  A notable record of publications in well-regarded agricultural and development economics journals.
  •  Expertise in orchestrating extensive household surveys and economic experiments.
  •  A willingness and ability to travel to remote village locations.
  •  Aptitude for multitasking and a keenness to thrive in a multicultural setting.
  •  Experience in capacity building through supervision and mentorship of MSc and undergraduate students.
  •  Excellent communication skills and collaborative network of partnership at national and international levels.
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Other desirable attributes

  •  Increasing level of contribution to design of research and implementation of centre guidelines.
  •  Supervise support staff and post graduate students.
  •  Successfully manage the project(s)’ operational budgets.
  •  At least four publications after postdoctoral fellowship.
  •  Significant contribution to the preparation of at least two successfully funded proposals.
  •  Demonstrated involvement in donor relations or building fund-raising coalitions with partners.
  •  Some distinguishing achievements in training, networking, research, or proposal development with partners.
  •  At least one publication with partner authorship.


  • This position reports to the Head of Social Sciences and Impact Assessment Unit.

Applications will be accepted up to 22nd September 2023

How to apply for ICIPE Jobs

Interested applicants should submit: (a) a confidential coverletter; (b) a detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees, including e-mail addresses; and (c) a statementillustrating suitability against the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities, and skills.

Candidates are required to apply online through: or by Email: