The Position: The International Potato Centre (CIP) 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.
General: 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, multilocation adaptive research, seed system, institutional system and OFSP product development by providing technical backstopping expert and documentation.