ILRI Research Associate III – Plant Disease Management Jobs 2022 Kenya

ILRI JobsILRI Research Associate III – Plant Disease Management Jobs 2022 Kenya: Currently the ILRI is hiring employees for their upcoming projects vacancy for the Research Associate III – Plant Disease Management position. Now for all Kenyan NGO job seekers, it’s a great opportunity to work with ILRI.

ILRI Research Associate III – Plant Disease Management Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on April 01, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by April 13, 2022.

Organization Name International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted April 01, 2022
Closing Date April 13, 2022
Position Research Associate III – Plant Disease Management
Total Vacancy N/A
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Country Kenya

ILRI Research Associate III – Plant Disease Management Jobs 2022

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks suitable applicants for the position below at the Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Education: Bachelor in Agricultural Science.
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: English.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • Bachelor in Agricultural Science or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in plant pathology, preferable skills in rice
  • Bacterial blight and its risks and management, including host plant resistance, and extension to farmers on disease management, basic understanding of molecular tools used in breeding
  • Familiar with research methodologies in plant pathology related extension
  • Proven technical proficiency in conducting research experiments preferably in the field
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Basic understanding of genomic tools including MAB, genomic selection, and gene editing
  • Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa

Key responsibilities:


  • Help in generating data for distribution maps of plant diseases and responses of varieties being used by farmers in selected countries.
  • Help develop and deploy extension material, tools and models to highlight the importance of prevailing rice diseases and their management
  • Help increase awareness about plant diseases and its management options available at the moment through interaction with scientist, private sector and high-level officials, to pave the way for any policy adjustments or licensing
  • Coordinate with collaborators on their research activities as required
  • Plan the support/manpower needed and set up work schedule
  • Prepare the material and equipment needed based on research outline provided
  • Assist in applying methods/techniques that guarantee the success of the experiments


  • Oversee the work of research technician and/or contract workers to ensure that research activities are implemented according to plan and specific standards
  • Coordinate with collaborating OUs the timely supply of material needed
  • Contribute to the preservation of research areas and direct the maintenance of technical equipment (repair and replacement)


  • Collect and process data to its required form
  • Identify inconsistencies in the data collection and/or missing information
  • Carry out graphical and basic statistical data analysis
  • Update database for storage and retrieval of information/data
  • Provide appropriate data and information about experiment(s)
  • Contribute to manuscripts/write —ups for annual reports and publications in referred journals as well as presentation/posters for national and international conference
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time

How to Apply?

  • Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
  • Interested candidates can fill the online application form by visiting official website. Candidates have to visit at to fill the application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • The closing date: April 13, 2022.
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