The Position: The International Potato Center - Ethiopia (CIP) seeks to recruit a Research Officer I/Agronomist with experience in agricultural research and/or technology dissemination for the DFID-funded Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops at Scale (DDBIO) project.
General: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is: 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. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.
The Research Officer I/Agronomist will support in the design and implementation of on-farm and on station sweetpotato agronomy research, facilitate the implementation of research and outreach activities of DDBIO project, and achieving creative partnerships across public and private sectors to strengthen the contribution of sweetpotato to incomes, food security and nutritional health in Oromia and SNNPR. He/she will be involved in the evaluation, demonstration and dissemination of OFSP varieties and other existing technologies, and in building the capacity of researchers, extension officers and farmers. This position will be based in Haramaya with frequent travels to field implementation sites. The successful candidate will report to the Country Sweetpotato Program Coordinator based in Addis.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Skill and Competence:
Position level: HG 13
Duty Station: Haramaya, Eastern Ethiopia
Minimum Base salary:
Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for two years which will be renewable based on performance and funding availability. CIP offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIP is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.
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: ROA/59/29 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 16 December 2019.
To find more about CIP, visit our Website at http://www.cip.cgiar.org
Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.