Research Compliance Officer

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Company:International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Category:Research
Job Type:Permanent
Location:Nairobi

Job details

Responsibilities

  • To support CTLGH scientists and partners to obtain access and benefit sharing permits (prior informed consent and mutually agreed terms), as well as other necessary permits, around the use of animal genetic resources.  This will involve working closely with the CTLGH scientists as well as others from partner institutions, as well as various regulatory authorities in the partner countries
  • Developing intimate knowledge of the ABS regulations in partner countries and keeping an up-to-date database
  • Developing and maintaining good relations with regulatory authorities in partner countries, including travel to the partner countries where required
  • Maintaining an up-to-date database of ABS and other permits associated with all AnGR samples utilised by CTLGH
  • Capacity building of CTLGH and partner scientists on issues related to ABS and other related regulatory requirements
  • Oversight to ensure that all CTLGH activities are ABS compliant, and development of internal materials on ABS that will support this compliance
  • Other tasks as requested

Requirements

  • Masters in a relevant discipline and 3 years of relevant experience or a relevant Degree and 6 years’ experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in research compliance activities, including support to obtaining various research permits
  • Demonstrated experience of interaction with government departments
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Nagoya protocol and Access and Benefit sharing in relation to the use of Animal Genetic Resources and associated indigenous knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a range of partners and developing and maintaining strong partner relations
  • Ability to maintain a database
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Willingness to travel to a range of partner countries within Africa and elsewhere
  • Excellent spoken and written English, a knowledge of French would be an advantage

 

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