International Potato Center - Research Assistant- Agronomist - Jobs in Kisumu Kenya

International Potato Center - Research Assistant- Agronomist - Jobs in Kisumu Kenya


The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a consultant research
associate to coordinate participatory evaluation of the orange-Fleshed sweetpotato
(OFSP) varieties in selected counties in Western Kenya.

OFSP holds untapped potential as a food and nutrition security crop as well as an income earner.

The consultant will work within a private- public partnership to foster wide production,
consumption and marketing of OFSP.

The consultant will be based in Kisumu with
frequent travels to project counties.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Lead in design and implementation of participatory varietal selection system
    using Mother-Baby-Trial approach among other proven approaches.
  • Lead in establishment of vine multiplication in project counties
  • Collaborate with public and private extension agents to facilitate data collection
    and reporting to inform performance of selected varieties.
  • Contribute to planning, design and implementing of vine production that will
    contribute to improved production of orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP).
  • Contribute to periodic technical reports as demanded by the project.
  • Participate in capacity building of private and public sector extension staff.

    Selection criteria

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, crop Science, agronomy or a related field;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Ability to design, execute and report on participatory variety selection trail;
  • Previous experience working with vegetatively propagated crop is an advantage
  • Experience with participatory research and development approaches is a requirement
  • Specific experience working with OFSP or bio- fortified crops within the context of
    agriculture and
    nutrition is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated contribution to dissemination of project results in various pathways
    including scientific articles is highly desirable.

    Terms of Appointment:

  • This consultancy is open to Kenyan Nationals. The consultancy contract will be for a period of five months.

    How to apply


  • Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities
    website online, including a letter of motivation, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.
  • Screening of applications will begin on October 26th, 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply
  • CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application,
    interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with
    information on applicants’ bank accounts.

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Potato Center - Research Assistant- Agronomist - Jobs in Kisumu Kenya

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