International Potato Center Junior Research Assistant - Jobs in Kenya

International Potato Center Junior Research Assistant - Jobs in Kenya


Job Description

CIP is entering into phase 2 of the Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) project to scale out to Bungoma and Taita Taveta counties the successful interventions of phase 1.

AVCD concentrates on improving livelihoods of farmers engaging in the potato value chain through improving access to seed and good agricultural practices, along with supporting farmer producer organizations to equitably engage in potato marketing.

To support field activities, CIP is seeking a Junior Research Assistant to be based in Bungoma, Kenya.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify the target project beneficiaries in the county;
  • Participate in identification, designing, monitoring and evaluation of potato learning farms;
  • Conduct trainings for extension officers (TOT) and seed multipliers on seed and ware potato production system;
  • Follow up through in-field visits and technical backstopping to ensure quality trainings for potato farmers is carried out by the TOTs;
  • Coordinate and participate in the organization and publicity of potato field days, cooking demonstration and shows;
  • Promote and create awareness on potato technologies;
  • Coordinate Agri-Nutrition activities that promote dietary diversification;
  • Facilitate linkages between seed merchants and trained farmers/farmer’s groups to ensure timely procurement and delivery of certified seed;
  • Facilitate linkages between markets and trained farmers/farmer groups to ensure organized marketing of potatoes;
  • Coordinate and support evaluation meetings, field visits and data collection;
  • Prepare regular technical
    reports covering all the project activities in the county;
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

    Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in General Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture or related field;
  • At least one years’ experience working with potato farmers in the field;
  • Good understanding on potato production systems including emerging technologies;
  • Proven experience in designing learning farms/demonstration plots organizing field days and other events;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationship with partners;
  • Ability to collect, compile and submit quality data on crops including potatoes;
  • Proven experience in preparation and submission of project progress report;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with all the stakeholders;
  • Good reporting skills that meets the project expectations;
  • Advanced level in verbal and writing communication skills.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Potato Center Junior Research Assistant - Jobs in Kenya

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