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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Logistics Analyst

    Job Description

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a highly skilled, results-oriented Logistics Analyst to provide support to the Logistic Officer.

    The Position: The Logistics Analyst will be based at the CIP Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya and will be responsible to support the Regional office in offering effective and efficient procurement and logistics services.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Identify new suppliers and derivative products by constant market follow up, call for bids and acquire the best suppliers that will guarantee an optimum supply chain;

    • Identify and implement alternatives for purchase sources, to minimize costs and time;

    • Receive and review procurement requests and initiate procurement procedures for goods and services in a transparent and cost-effective manner;

    • Process and issue purchase orders through the OCS (One Corporate System) for approved requisitions in coordination with the program staff to ensure the efficient and faster processing of requisitions;

    • Organize and monitor acquisitions, following standard processes and track product flow from origin to final delivery;

    • Create and maintain contact with internal customers, in-order-to assist them with technical queries/ requests, agreed standards and deadlines;

    • Process documentation for execution of logistics operations, taking appropriate actions to resolve operational issues in coordination with the Logistics Officer;

    • Gather and prepare all purchase documents for Donor or Internal Audits;

    • Assist the Logistics Officer in preparing Bidding Templates for Purchases of goods, services and consultancies;

    • Maintain regular contact with contracted suppliers to monitor adherence to delivery period according to the terms of procurement agreement;

    • Prepare reports on Purchases statistics (supply chain management, strategic sourcing or distribution) for decision making;


    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, International Business or related disciplines;

    • At least two years of experience required in similar position;

    • Knowledge of suppliers in Agricultural Research activities highly desirable;

    • Proficient on MS Excel, Word and Power Point at user level;

    • Knowledge of ERP software’s and administration of products and suppliers master files; previous experience of Agresso software will be an added advantage

    • Knowledge of EU, USAID, BMGF and AFDB procurement conditions a plus;

    • Working experience in NGOS is a plus;

    • Membership to KISM or CIPS certification is an added advantage;

    • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili;

    • Ability to work under pressure and in a team setting;

    • Strong client service orientation and displaying a good-natured cooperative attitude with internal and external clients;


    What are we offering?

    • Excellent working environment.

    ·       Generous compensation package commensurate with experience. 

    ·       One (1) year term contract with possibility of renewal

    ·       Work in an equal and diverse workplace.

    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 one (1) year (with a 3-month probation period) possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding. 

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    Research Associate – Monitoring and Evaluation

    The Position: The M&E Research Associate will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Bungoma and Taita Taveta counties and will report to the Potato Value Chain Manager.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Support the implementation of the AIFSD (potato value chain component) monitoring and evaluation plan.

    • Support in the design and implementation of M&E frameworks through Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

    • Lead in the preparation of data collection tools for continuous monitoring.

    • Develop a continuous monitoring plan to track indicators and project performance.

    • Develop and lead baseline, midterm and endline studies – including preparing surveys, training, and supervising surveys.

    • Prepare baseline, midterm and endline reports as per the surveys.

    • Prepare outcome-based reports based on continuous and annual survey monitoring.

    • Report on all monitoring activities for biweekly and quarterly reports, and any other reporting as necessary

    • Support Field Monitoring visits by providing briefs on project performance.

    • Support development of project success and outcome briefs based on results from monitoring.

    • Train project partners on the implementation of the monitoring system, in particular the use of data forms and reporting formats, and provide ongoing coaching support through regular site monitoring visits for quality control and timely problem solving.

    • Participate in AIFSD project meetings were necessary.

    • Carry out M&E and survey data analysis and reporting writing in English.

    • ​Any other duty as will be assigned by the supervisor.


    • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation, or related field. Master’s degree in other social science with strong monitoring skills will be considered.

    • Minimum of 6 years’ experience working in M&E, of which 3 years under USAID projects.

    • Solid understanding of USAID-Feed the Future monitoring plan and indicators.

    • Direct experience in designing and implementing project M&E plans from project initiation to closeout stages.

    • Strong skills in statistical analysis, sampling methodology, and data collection and analysis.

    • Experience on the use of FTMS or DIS reporting systems is highly preferred.

    • Demonstrated ability in the use of online data collection software such as ODK, CSPro, Survey Solution and MEASURE.

    • Proficiency in use of data analytics packages such as STATA, SPSS and Advanced Microsoft excel.

    • Ability to serve as the project liaison person for diverse implementing partners.

    • Willingness to spend considerable time working under field conditions in rural Kenya.

    • Fluent in Kiswahili.

    • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.

    Method of Application

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