• Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationPhD/Fellowship
  • Experience10 years
  • LocationBungoma
  • Job FieldProject Management 
Specific Duties

  • The successful candidate will be expected to: Lead and spearhead the development of a coherent vision and strategic framework for the Push–Pull Programme in line with icipe’s strategy and goals, and international best practices.
  • Organise a Push–Pull Programme structure to cost-effectively utilise resources to meet icipe’s research, capacity and institutional building needs.
  • Provide cutting-edge scientific leadership to scientists and technical staff to further develop, adapt, optimise and scale up Push–Pull technology to a broad range of agro-ecosystems and 
  • farming systems.
  • Guide scientists and technical staff within the Programme to ensure timely preparation of annual 
  • work-plans, budgets, and scientific and technical reports for donors.
  • Ensure that the Push–Pull Programme members continually update skills and methodologies to keep up with global cutting-edge knowledge that is relevant to the Plant Health Theme’s research.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to scientists in the publication of research outputs in highimpact peer-reviewed journals, as well as provide stewardship of intellectual property developed under the programme.
  • Promote and establish collaborative linkages within icipe and with national, regional and 
  • international institutions in the Programme’s relevant fields of research under the Plant Health Theme.
  • Actively seek and secure external support for the activities of the Push–Pull Programme, 
  • including resources to develop and grow the research portfolio.
  • Manage and develop the staff of the Push–Pull Programme to create and foster a culture of 
  • scientific excellence and to ensure that the Programme has the human resources required now and into the future.
  • Prudently manage financial, physical and intellectual resources under the Push–Pull Programme.
  • Facilitate peer-review of the performance of Push–Pull Programme staff.
  • Initiate periodic reviews of the performance of the Push–Pull Programme to ensure relevance and quality.
  • Act as a spokesperson and representative of the Programme.
  • Ensure that the Programme meets its legal and reporting responsibilities to all stakeholders, includingpartners and donors.


  • PhD degree in entomology or related agricultural sciences, but preferably with expertise in habitat management, chemical ecology, agronomy or biological control from a reputable university, and postdoctoral training from a highly reputed laboratory.
  • Ten (10) years’ experience progressively gained in either a research organisation or a university.
  • Excellent publication track record with at least 50 publications.

Method of Application

Candidates are required to apply online through: or by email:
Interested and qualified? Go to icipe – African Insect Science for Food and Health on to apply
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