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21 Sep 2022

Full-Time Jobs at Bioversity International (2 Positions)

Bioversity International – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Anywhere

Job Description

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Operations and Service Desk

  • Location; Nairobi

Job Description

  •  Clone/Install/Configure/Maintain/Troubleshoot client hardware/software and follow procedures to maintain best performance on the workstations and laptops.
  •  Support redaction/review of documentation for clients as well as for internal procedure.
  •  Perform basic printer maintenance/troubleshooting duties.
  •  Maintain accurate log of all Service Desk calls using tracking software.
  •  Be the first point of contact for hardware and software problems affecting computers.
  •  Provide support to regional offices staff with remote assistance tools where applicable.
  •  Use of standard IT Operations and Service Desk operating procedures.
  •  Provide IT support to guests, to meetings and conferences, with an outlook for improvement based on new technologies, modalities, and requirement.
  •  Assist in maintaining the Organization’s worldwide hardware/software inventory.
  •  Liaise with external technical support where applicable
  •  Promotes the full range of IT Services to newly hired staff through the induction process
  •  Provides necessary end-user training in software and systems, to ensure an effective work environment.
  •  Informs the ITOSD local coordinator and/or the ITOSD Team Leader of issues affecting delivery of service
  •  Inventory information and asset operativity are maintained up to standards
  •  Meetings and conferences are provided accordingly to requirement and as scheduled
  •  Tickets are accurately logged in providing valuable internal information for overall service delivery analysis and reporting
  •  Customer service, interaction and satisfaction is maintained up to the standards fixed by the Technology Integration Dept. and in accordance with the TI Service Level Agreement


  •  Technical diploma or equivalent in the field of information technology
  •  At least 2 years’ experience in relevant position, preferably in International Organization
  •  Relevant technical certifications
  •  Sound knowledge of computer information systems including operating systems, hardware, applications software packages and other office technology equipment.
  •  Customer service orientation
  •  Excellent command of English language both written and spoken

Gender and Climate Security Scientist

  • Location; Nairobi

Key Responsibilities

  •  Lead knowledge generation on issues related to gender, climate, conflict and peacebuilding, with a specific focus on climate security-sensitive programming.
  •  Design high-quality research on gender and climate security issues in fragile and conflict-affected contexts
  •  Manage and supervise staff and researchers delivering on this agenda
  •  Disseminate research analysis, findings, and recommendations to various audiences,
  •  Fundraise and lead on proposal writing for research activities related to gender, inequality, peace and security.
  •  Support the global rollout of the Climate Security research.
  •  Support the global and regional partnerships by managing and developing institutional relationships and joint initiatives with select country offices and regional bureaus
  •  Support on scientific/proposal writing, reporting, and fundraising
  •  Lead on the write-up of highly quality scientific papers, suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  •  Communicate and collaborate with climate security, peacebuilding, and security analysts, as well as policy- and decision-makers from relevant country and regional level institutions and bodies
  •  Report/communicate to supervisors and donors and discover/respond to tendering processes


  •  A PhD Degree in gender studies, sociology, anthropology, peace and conflict studies, international relations or political science will be desirable
  •  At least 5 years of experience as a researcher initiating and carrying out their own research projects on issues related to climate-related security risks and experience managing researchers or research assistants.
  •  Extensive experience with international research for applied research and development programs
  •  Extensive experience in international, multi-cultural settings and in interacting with researchers, policymakers, donors, and civil society across a wide range of contexts
  •  Strong knowledge of issues relating to climate-related security risks, either more broadly or in-depth to a specific sub-area (e.g., peace and conflict, development, migration, or organizational responses).
  •  Strong knowledge of gender, conflict and peace studies, gender and intersectional analysis, climate security and specific areas of expertise related to these fields:
  •  Strong knowledge of qualitative research methods.
  •  Good knowledge of the multilateral system, preferably the United Nations, African Union, or the Regional Economic Communities within Africa
  •  A record of publications commensurate with the length of time worked in research.
  •  Proven ability to work and deliver when leading teams.
  •  Ease of working in oral and written English and/or French, with further language proficiency being an advantage.
  •  Excellent report writing, communication and project management skills
  •  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment
  •  Strong conceptual thinking to develop innovative research approaches

Job Types: Full-Time.


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