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  • Posted: Mar 11, 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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    Community Nutritionist – Intern

    Ref.: 2020/004/NRS/KE/SSA

    Community Nutritionist – Intern The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a highly talented Community Nutritionist – Intern.

    The Position: The community nutritionist intern will dedicate his/her time working in counties linked to the OFSP seed and root value chain and work with the respective counties, national governments and other development partners to promote nutrition sensitive agriculture and biofortification in Kenya. He/she will assist the CIP Nutrition Scientist to coordinate nutrition sensitive agricultural activities around biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato in selected counties and assist in designing, overseeing implementation of nutrition education, communication and behavior change activities in the OFSP value chains.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Be the projects contact person with the partners we will be working with to promote nutrition sensitive agriculture and biofortification in Kenya.
    • Assist the CIP Nutrition Scientist to coordinate nutrition sensitive agriculture activities around biofortified orange fleshed sweetpotato in selected counties.
    • Assist in designing, oversee implementation of nutrition education, communication and behavior change activities in the OFSP value chains.
    • Provides consultation to and works with Volunteer Health Workers. Selection Criteria
    • A bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Public Health or a related field.
    • A master’s degree in nutrition will be an added advantage.
    • At least 1-year experience with community nutrition work specifically on maternal, infant, young child and adolescent nutrition (MIYCAN).
    • Advanced level of MS Office.
    • Advanced level in written and spoken English.
    • Fluent in Kiswahili.

    Why should you consider this opportunity?

    CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the- 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.
    CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.

    CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

    What are the conditions?

    The position is an internship position limited to Kenya nationals and permanent residents

    only. The internship will be for a period of three months.

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    Consultant - Communication Assistant

    Ref.: 2020/006/CON/KE/SSA

    Consultant - Communication Assistant The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a highly talented Communication Assistant on a consultancy basis.

    The Position: The consultant will support the role of the Regional Communications Specialist to ensure continuous generation of content to highlight research for development work in SSA. He/she will follow through on communication related administrative tasks geared towards content generation and dissemination with colleagues and partners. Specific tasks will include support preparation of stories and communications about CIP and its research programs in Africa; producing short promotional videos based on interviews with key scientists; photography to capture and promote ongoing work as well as during project meetings; preparing social media posts for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under the direction of the social media team based at CIP headquarters.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Social media: Working closely with CIP’s social media managers based in Lima, generate, edit publish and schedule daily content (photos, videos, infographics) that increases share of voice and engagement across the region.
    • Media: Media monitoring of CIP mentions/ relevant subjects in SSA and sharing/ repromoting content. Compile media briefs/ information packs with relevant content during media field tours. Logistical support during such tours.
    • Administrative support – follow through on logistics that come with multimedia related visits by consultants and communications colleagues in the region.
    • Photography and video editing – during meetings/ trainings/ field visits. Maintain photo archive on Chorus and Flickr
    • Events: provide logistical support for events in the region.
    • Content creation: Working closely with the Regional Communications Specialist, generate content to showcase CIP’s impact on the ground through photo and video stories; blog writing.
    • Helping with other communications tasks as assigned by the Regional Communications Specialist.Selection Criteria
    • Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field.
    • At least 1 (one) year of experience required at internship level.
    • Experience in social media management, photography, video editing, administrative management
    • Intermediate level of MS Office.
    • Fluent in Kiswahili
    • Intermediate level in English.
    • Why should you consider this opportunity?
      • CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the- 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.
      • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.
      • CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members. What are the conditions?
      • This is a national consultancy position limited to Kenya nationals and permanent residents only. The consultancy will be for a period of Four months.

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