ILRI Regional Administrative Assistants Jobs in Ethiopia

ILRI vacancy: 
Regional Administrative Assistants (4) – Re-advertised

Vacancy Number
: A/039/13

Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project

Duration: 2 years contract with the possibility of renewal


The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI is one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) and East Asia (China). For more information, please visit

The Livestock and Irrigation Value-Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project is an initiative designed by ILRI, IWMI (the International Water Management Institute) and their Ethiopian partners to enhance income and gender equitable wealth creation for smallholders and other value chain actors through increased and sustained market off-take of high-value livestock and irrigated crop commodities. 

It will design and implement interventions to improve market orientation of semi-commercial farmers for enhanced competitiveness, sustainability and equity in value chains in four regions of Ethiopia.

The positions
ILRI is recruiting 4 (Four) Regional Administrative Assistants positions based in Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nation, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) and Tigray, who will be members of the LIVES Project in ILRI-Ethiopia.

Main Duties:
  • Secretarial/administrative duties, including handling phone calls, correspondence, filing system, visitors, arranging appointments, maintaining attendance sheets
  • Assists in organizing and providing logistical support for regional, zonal meetings /workshops
  • Financial management including handling petty cash; reviewing and forwarding financial reports to LIVES HQ; preparation of travel advances and claims
  • Monitoring Regional drivers and overseeing vehicle movements for respective Regions & Zones
Minimum Requirement:

Diploma or above in Secretarial Science and Office Management, Accounting, Economics from a recognized university or college

2 (Two) years of relevant experience in secretarial work and office management, accounting, logistics or project assistantship

  • Good understanding and experience in general financial and accounting matters;
  • Proficient in computer programs
  • Good verbal and written command of English and Amharic
  • Good Knowledge of local language for the respective regions (speaking, reading & writing) is a requirement
  • Ability to interact positively and maintain good relations with staff as well as collaborators
Duty Stations
Amhara (Bahr Dar), Oromia (Addis Ababa), SNNPR (Hawassa) and Tigray Regions (Mekelle). On your application, please clearly state which region you are applying for, applications that don’t have this information will not be considered.

Grade: 1C Level 2

Minimum Base Salary:  
Birr 5,969 (depending on the skills, qualification and salary history of the candidate this is negotiable)

Terms of appointment: 
Initial appointment is fixed term for two years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. 
The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.  Dining and sports facilities are located on site.


Applicants should send a cover letter and CV (3 pages maximum) explaining their interest in the position, relevant documents and testimonials and the names and addresses (telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Human Resources Office, ILRI, P.O.Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Telephone: (251-11)-617-20-00; Fax (251-11) 646 46-45 or 617 20-01 name and reference number of the position for which the application is made A/39/2013 should be clearly marked on the envelopes if mailed or fax applications.  

Closing Date:  2nd July 2013.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.