The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a consultant with global experience in managing and facilitating seed systems activities with special focus on multiple biofortified crops including orange-fleshed sweet potato, vitamin A yellow cassava, vitamin A orange maize and high iron beans.
This consultancy contract is for 10 working days spread over the period September to December 2016, with possibility of extension, subject to performance and availability of funding.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Relevant PhD degree with specialization in Plant breeding, Agronomy, Seed technology or related fields;
Extensive experience in developing seed systems in selected commodity value chain and strengthening seed supply chain, with a focus on (seed and grain) market development and commercialization;
Relevant work experience in international organizations or NGO’s in multi-cultural environments is required.
Language: Proven communication skills in English.
Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/), including a cover letter, 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 31 August, 2016 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Interested and qualified? Go to career website on cipotato.org to apply