RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Nairobi

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  • Job ID 1007608
  • Experience 7 Years
  • Industry Development

Job Description

Specific Duties: • Use innovative qualitative and quantitative R4D tools, data, and frameworks to take to scale pest management technologies (biopesticides, proteins baits, mass trapping, male annihilation technique, repellents, field sanitation/use of augmentorium, releases of parasitoids) and beneficial insects farming enterprises (bees and pollination; insects for food, feed and frass fertilizers) in fruit trees (mango and avocado) and bean corridors in the project target countries. • Apply innovative tools, apps, and approaches to scaling technologies to project target countries to significantly enhance farmer uptake of technologies, profitability and access of women and youth in the bean-fruits- and insect-related corridors. • Contribute to the promotion and upscaling of agri-silviculture in bean and fruit trees cropping systems to enhanced carbon sequestration and to conserve biodiversity. • Conduct ecological studies, access risk drivers, spread, impact and inventory of co-evolved natural enemies (insects predators and microbes) of Parthenium hysterophorus. • Classical biological of P. hysterophorus through importation of natural enemies from Ethiopia and or South Africa to quarantine facilities at icipe and evaluation of introduced and native natural enemies. • Proactive support to the implementation of the Projects in the participating countries. • Contribute to the timely preparation of annual work plans, budgets, scientific and technical reports to the donors. • Supervise project team members (researchers, staff and students) to develop critical skills including resource mobilization, science writing and peer review. • Actively seek and secure external support through resource mobilization to develop and grow the One Health research for development portfolio through cross-thematic linkages. • Promote and establish collaborative linkages with national, regional and international institutions in the field of One Health. • Conduct annual work plans and performance reviews with the staff under their supervision.

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