CIP Jobs in Ethiopia - Research Assistant Vacancies

CIP Jobs in Ethiopia - Research Assistant Vacancies

CIP Vacancy:
  • Research Assistant III
    The Position:

    The International Potato Centre (CIP) is seeks to recruit Research Assistant III to improve nutritional status and food security among vulnerable populations in SNNPR and Tigray regions of Ethiopia through the strengthening of agriculture and health systems and through institutional development.


    The International Potato Centre (CIP) is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweet potato, and Andean roots and tubers.

    Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.

    CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions.

    CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

    CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

    The CIP Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) main regional office is in Nairobi, Kenya. CIP also has offices in eight other African countries.

    Job Purpose:

    The purpose of this post is to support CIP- joint research with project partners on sweet potato value chain, multi location adaptive research, seed system, institutional system and OFSP product development by providing technical backstopping expert and documentation.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute for institutionalizing of OFSP within BOH, BOA and TARI system
    Contribute to the development of new sustainable delivery models for scaling bio fortified sweet potato, including new partnerships and cost-effective models in a diversity of markets, production systems
  • Participate at multi-sectoral nutrition-agricultural platforms for sharing evidence and lessons about Orange flashed sweet potato, involve the evaluation, demonstration, promotion and dissemination of resilient orange flashed sweet potato and potato varieties
  • Identifies training
    needs, prepares, plans and implements relevant training courses and workshops
  • Supervising field activities, checks results of analysis and provides reports to project coordinator
  • Assisting in preparation of research reports and scientific publications

    Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy/ horticulture
  • Training and expertise in data analysis using SPSS or STATA statistical software preferred

  • A highly motivated, responsible individual with the ability to use a wide range of laboratory analytical equipment
  • Good leadership and management
  • Effective communication in English, both written and oral
  • Rigorous approach to monitoring progress of tasks

  • 5 years relevant work experience, professional certification.

    Duty Station:
  • Mekelle
    Job Grade: 2C

    Terms of appointment:
  • This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for five months 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 in Addis Ababa.
  • Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

    How to Apply
  • Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae.
  • The position and reference number: REF: RA/08/19 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.
  • All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 21st February 2019.
  • To find more about CIP, visit our Website at
  • To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at
  • Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • For more information and job application details, see; CIP Jobs in Ethiopia - Research Assistant Vacancies

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