2013 NGO Jobs in Nigeria Jobs at CIP
The International Centre of potato (CIP) is seeking an agricultural economist or a nutritionist with excellent skills in survey design, implementation and analysis, project management experience and good communication and writing skills appropriate to work with a multi-disciplinary team of agronomists, farmers, nutritionists, food scientists and practitioners extension.
The Center: CIP is an international non-profit agricultural research for development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, 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 equality for the poor roots and tubers agriculture and food systems in developing countries. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology and capacity building for sustainable scientific 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. The CGIAR is a global partnership of agricultural research for future food security. His science is carried out by 15 research centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has included sweet potato as one of the main crops contribute to its agricultural transformation. The scientist will be selected based government and non-governmental partners in the design and coordination of the nutrition and income value chains, as well as coach and multiplication activities in six states of Nigeria. The position is based in Abuja. In addition, the scientist will conduct surveys to assess the baseline for sweet potato in selected countries, surveys and end of the study to assess the adoption. They will guide the team liaison orange-fleshed sweet potato to a school feeding program. The researcher must be prepared to travel regularly in Nigeria, with occasional travel to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The successful candidate will: • Ph.D. in agricultural economics or nutrition or other related discipline and experience in managing projects with multiple partners or a Masters in the same field with at least six years of at least three years experience in project management, research experience • At least three years experience in the design, implementation and analysis of household surveys and surveillance systems • Strong interest in food approaches the fight against food insecurity and undernutrition; • Exposure to participatory approaches and qualitative data collection and analysis desirable • Demonstrated success in working within interdisciplinary teams and partnerships for the implementation implementation of the research • Previous experience working in Africa • Excellent social skills and a collaborative style, attitudes • Proactive, innovative and creative • Willingness to travel extensively • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.
Conditions: The employment contract for a period of three years with possibility of renewal. The salary will be internationally competitive, paid in U.S. dollars, and experience.
How to apply:
Applications for the 2013 NGO Jobs in Nigeria: Applicants should apply by email, sending a letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full CV and the names and addresses of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to firstname.lastname@example.org, Jan. copied Low (j.low @ cgiar.org). The reference name of the position should be clearly indicated on the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
CIP seeks gender balance and diversity in its staff. Women and citizens of developing countries are urged to apply. To learn more about CIP please visit http://www.cipotato.org/cip/jobs.asp