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  • Program Analyst at International Potato Center

  • Posted on: 9 January, 2019 Deadline: 19 January, 2019
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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 30 developing countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Working closely with our partners, CIP seeks to achieve food security, increased well-being, and gender equity for poor people in the developing world. CIP furthers its mission through rigorous research, innovation in science and technology, and capacity strengthening regarding root and tuber farming and food systems.

    Program Analyst


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

    The Position: The Program Analyst will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and report to the Regional Food Scientist. This position will also assist in providing Finance and Administrative support for the implementation of the Food and Nutrition Evaluation Laboratory and other food science related value addition projects as stated in the current FANEL Business plan.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Provide administrative and management support to the Food and Nutritional Evaluation Laboratory (FANEL) and value chain projects led by the Food Scientist.
    • Assist with project communications (appointments, reports, booking meeting rooms / venues and equipment, drafting of correspondence for the Regional Food Scientist and FANEL associates;
    • Coordinate travel arrangements and logistical support - including the handling of travel requests and liquidations, accommodation, and arranging for meals for the project events;
    • Provide support to FANEL team in planning for regional advocacy events, workshops and meetings;
    • Compile presentations, mailing lists and distribution of project publications;
    • Maintenance of office filing system (manual and electronic) including backup, archiving and storage;
    • Assist in managing FANEL FLOW system for lab management, costing, procurement and payment of bills;
    • Handling maintenance of office and FANEL assets and keeping an inventory of equipment and supplies;
    • Backstopping the country food science and value addition partners in Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia programs to effectively execute similar duties;
    • Assisting with the preparation of and regular financial reporting with CIP Finance and PMU teams;
    • Any other duties given by the Regional Food Scientist.

    Selection Criteria

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Financial Management or related field.
    • At least 2 years of experienced required in similar position.
    • Advanced level of MS Office, preferably in Excel.
    • Advanced qualitative and quantitative analytical skills;
    • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili. Working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.

    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 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Potato Center career website on recruit.zohopublic.com to apply

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