Interior Designer


Interior Designer 1 Position
International Livestock Research Institute

Nairobi, Kenya

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Engineering & Construction
Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research center - part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Interior Designer to advise on aesthetic solutions for buildings and spaces and ensuring that they fulfill their purpose in terms of condition, safety, functionality, and compliance with relevant standards

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Gather and obtain client/customer briefs and requirements, interpret and present for approval
  • Plan, design, detail, and supervise interior works including materials, furniture, paint/colors, furnishings, joinery, fittings, light effects, ventilation, decoration, energy management, and finishing/final facility outlook and ensure optimal space usage for new and existing buildings
  • Prepare project presentations, models, including renders, 3Ds, and images for ease of client understanding
  • Research, obtain and arrange for material samples, site visits, and supplier due diligence
  • Prepare Gantt charts, timeline schedule for projects cost estimates for jobs and ensure design/work execution is done as per approved budget
  • Supervise contractors to ensure construction is as per design and specifications
  • Conduct and document regular facilities inspections, make proposals on upgrades or repairs
  • Develop and maintain various databases and filing systems for drawings works specifications and closed jobs
  • Prepare relevant reports and reviews
  • Perform any other related duties as may be required


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior design, art, and design or relevant field
  • Relevant professional certification
  • Six years of relevant experience in design and supervision of construction in a relevant work environment
  • Experience in using computer-aided design (AUTOCAD, ArchiCAD) or other relevant design software
  • Working knowledge of principles and practices of project management
  • Contract management knowledge and experience
  • knowledge, experience and/or certification in green building design, environmental management and sustainable development goals integration in design and construction
  • Sound knowledge of health, safety, and environmental regulations
  • Broad / specialized knowledge of methods, techniques, and processes

Terms of Appointment

This position is at job level HG 14. A position is a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances

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International Livestock Research Institute
International Livestock Research Institute

Nairobi, Kenya

300 - 10000 people

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