ICIPE Head Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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ICIPE Head Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

ICIPE Kenya looking for “Head Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before April 11, 2024.

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE, branded as icipe) is an international scientific research institute, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that works towards improving lives and livelihoods of people in Africa. Icipe was founded in 1970 by a renowned Kenyan entomologist, Thomas Odhiambo, with strong encouragement from Carl Djerassi, a professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. Icipe is a member of Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA).

The ICIPE has published a job vacancy announcement on March 13, 2024 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Head Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

ICIPE Job Vacancy 2024

Specific Duties:

  • Contributes to Centre’s efforts to engage with global stakeholders in research and capacity building.
  • Manages human, fiscal and physical resources of the Unit.
  • Conducts research to develop semiochemical-based management tools for improved food production, animal and human health.
  • Conducts research to promote use of beneficial organisms that conserve biodiversity.
  • Actively seek and secure external support for the activities of the Unit, including resources to develop and grow a personal research portfolio.
  • Enhance scientific productivity of the Unit through mentoring and supervising scientists, postgraduate students, and high-quality publications.
  • Initiate periodic reviews of the performance of the Unit to ensure relevance and quality.
  • Act as a spokesperson and representative of the Unit.
  • Ensure the Unit meets its legal and reporting responsibilities to all stakeholders including national licensing authorities and donors.

Position in Organization:

  • Location: icipe Duduville Campus
  • Duration: 3Yrs


  • PhD in Chemistry from a reputable university, with a strong background in organic chemistry or related sciences but preferably with expertise in Chemical Ecology plus appropriate or additional education in organic spectroscopy.
  • Ten (10) years’ experience gained at a senior level in either a research organization or university.
  • Track-record in chemical ecology and interdisciplinary research in tropical insect science.

Other desirable attributes

  • Excellent publication track record.
  • Track record of writing successful proposals for large grants.
  • Proven record of managing large resources (both financial and human) in a research environment.
  • Experience in capacity building through supervision and mentorship of MSc and PhD students.
  • Excellent communication skills are mandatory.
  • Track record of exemplary leadership qualities are essential.
  • High degree of organisation, adaptability and prioritisation.

How to Apply ICIPE Head Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://recruit.icipe.org/description_of_assignment/displayRecord?id=422

The Closing Date: April 11, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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