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  • Posted: Apr 17, 2020
    Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
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  • The International Potato Center, known by its Spanish acronym CIP, was founded in 1971 as a root and tuber research-for-development institution delivering sustainable solutions to the pressing world problems of hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources. CIP is truly a global center, with headquarters in Lima, Peru and offices in 20 developing...
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    Driver

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Driver.

    The Position: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, to support implementation of Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops at Scale (DDBIO) program activities in Kenya. He/she will drive staff to project sites, deliver farm inputs to the to implementing sites and run various program related errands as required.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Drive office vehicle for transportation of authorized personnel and delivery/collection of cargo and other items.
    • Operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner and always follow road safety standards.
    • Ensure that the vehicles are kept clean and road worthy condition.
    • Check vehicle condition/requirement and fill-in the Logbook properly.
    • Ensure vehicle use complies with CIP motor vehicle policy.
    • Ensure proper maintenance and servicing of vehicles.
    • Provide day-to-day vehicle reports and report to the supervisor any noted defects on time.
    • Report accidents or incidents to the supervisor in a timely manner.
    • Meet official personnel at the airport and organize transfers to hotel.
    • Make field trips in/or out-side the country.
    • Run errands to collect goods, documents and other items as required.
    • Prepare monthly summary of oil consumption and report to supervisor.
    • Ensure that the steps required by the CIP driving policy are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
    • Perform all other related duties.

    Selection Criteria

    • The candidate should have a minimum of a diploma.
    • At least 2 years of experience required in similar positions with a safe driving record.
    • Good knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Basic mechanic knowledge.
    • Certificate of good conduct.
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Computer literate in Word and Excel – an added advantage.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to exercise initiative and
    • reasonable judgement.Why should you consider this opportunity?art R&D background, and is a recent World Food Price Winner and awarded with the

    Al-Sumait Award for our Orange Flesh Sweet Potato work in Africa.gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

    What are the conditions?

    The position is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Kenya nationals and permanent residents only. The employment contract will be for a one-year term (with a 3- month probation period) and the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

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    Driver/Office Assistant

    The Driver will be based in Nairobi Kenya and report to the Administrative Officer.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of CIP vehicles, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc., performs minor reports(defect) and arranges for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean.
    • Ensure vehicle use is in compliance with CIP motor vehicle policy.
    • Meet official personnel at the airport and organize transfers to hotel.
    • Drive office vehicle for transportation of authorized personnel and delivery/collection of cargo and other items.
    • Make field trips in/or out out-side the country.
    • Operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner and follow always road safety standards.
    • Advise Motor pool manager in due course on minor or major repairs as soon as a problem is detected.
    • Take vehicle at regular intervals for servicing as specified in the manual.
    • Drive CIP staff and partners to the field as needed.
    • Assist in the delivery of mail, equipment, supplies and documents as required.
    • Update the vehicle logbook on a daily basis with the trips undertaken indicating start kms, end kms, the trip description, trip end time and who was responsible for the trip.
    • Liaise regularly with Motor pool manager and provide weekly updates on activities.
    • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
    • Assist in any other activity as needed.

    Requirements

    • The candidate should have a minimum of a post-secondary school training.
    • At least 2 years of experience required in similar positions with a safe driving record.
    • Good knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
    • Valid driver’s license (BCE).
    • Basic mechanic knowledge.
    • Certificate of good conduct.
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Intermediate level of MS Office.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to exercise initiative and reasonable judgement.
    • Fluent in Kiswahili.
    • Basic level in English (desirable)

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    Senior Research Associate (Agronomist)

    The Agronomist will provide expertise in the design and direct implementation of a cost effective and sustainable sweetpotato seed system for DDBIO in Kenya. He/she will contribute to efforts to ensure and assure affordable, accessible and quality sweetpotato planting material needed to scale up the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in Kenya. The successful candidate will work closely with the DDBIO Kenya Team Leader, project implementing partners, and with the CIP country and global teams.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Contribute to the design and direct the implementation of a sustainable sweetpotato seed systems strategy for DDBIO – Kenya that will assure quality and accessibility of sweetpotato planting material for production and commercialization of the sweetpotato value chain.
    • Design and implement a working, cost-effective and timely planting material dissemination approaches and root production plans with partners to enhance OFSP production among households both for food and nutrition security as well as commercialization.
    • Work and collaborate with national government partners (KALRO/KEPHIS) and other stakeholders to initiate, coordinate and manage the National Performance Evaluation (NPTs) and varietal release process for developing commercially viable OFSP varieties.
    • Participate in the development and, where possible, delivery of appropriate training modules in priority topics such as production, agronomy, post-harvesting management etc. The training will target sweetpotato value chain actors including farmers, extension agents, aggregators, processors etc.
    • Provide the technical expertise for private commercial partners and support their agronomist and extension staff to achieve the desired quality and quantity of raw materials for the successful puree processing business.
    • Work with other stakeholders and colleagues to develop linkages and contribute to online platforms for exchange of information about OFSP for widespread adoption.
    • Support and contribute to the OFSP awareness campaigns by providing required technical input for example through county forums trade fairs and field days.
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of relevant field research on sweetpotato seed system and crop management practices to answer existing project research questions.
    • Provide support to the DDBIO M&E processes by facilitating timely, accurate and routine data collection required for project reports.
    • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Requirements

    • MSc in agronomy, breeding, crop science or a related field.
    • Minimum of 6 years of experience working with public and/or private organizations in seed systems or agronomy.
    • Experience working with sweet potato and/or other vegetative propagated crops.
    • Experience in designing and conducting and analysis of on-farm agronomic experiments.
    • Experience with participatory evaluation of new technologies, innovations with farmers.
    • Experimental design, Implementation, data collection, analysis and writing of scientific papers.
    • Advanced level of MS Office.
    • Fluent in Kiswahili.
    • Advanced oral communication and technical writing skills in English.

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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