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    Organization: International Potato Center
    Country: China
    Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

    The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks a dynamic Resource Mobilization (RM) Manager for the CIP-China Center for Asia Pacific (CCCAP) based in Beijing, China. This position will engage international and Chinese potential donors, foundations and the private sector with the objective of securing collaboration and mobilizing funding for CCCAP’s research activities.

    The CIP-China Center for Asia Pacific– or CCCAP – was established in 2010 and now employs a staff of 10 based in Beijing. CCCAP is a platform for cooperative potato and sweetpotato scientific research for development in China and countries in the Asia Pacific region promoting CIP’s mission in the areas of food security, nutrition and health, and poverty alleviation. It is expected to grow significantly in size and research scope the next few years. With Government of China funding, a new CCCAP research facility in Yanqing (Beijing) has been constructed with 48 fully-equipped laboratory rooms, greenhouses, offices, training and dormitories. It will open in 2017 with initial research operations set to begin the second half of the year and a more robust research program taking shape in 2018. CCCAP is legally registered in China as an intergovernmental organization.

    The position: This position will report to the Chief Scientist CCCAP with a dotted reporting line to the CIP Director of Resource Mobilization (RM), based in Lima, Peru. The successful candidate will work closely with the CCCAP program and research teams, Resource Mobilization Team (RMT) and others in CIP to develop project funding proposals / fundraising and engage with potential donors to raise funds in support of CCCAP’s research program.

    Functions and Key Results:

    Strategy Development

    1. Under the overall guidance of the Chief Scientist CCCAP, and in close coordination with the Deputy Director General-CCCAP and CIP’s RMT and all other relevant internal CIP and external stakeholders, develop a China / SE Asia-specific RM Strategy. This will require the RM Officer to:

    2. Familiarize her/himself with CCCAP, CIP and relevant Chinese strategic documentation, policy priorities and deliverables;

    3. Work closely with colleagues in CCCAP, Chinese and SE Asia institutions and CIP to identify funding needs and coordinate proposed strategic elements with CIP’s own RM efforts;

    4. Review current funding trends and regulations relevant to RM activities (both traditional and non-traditional donors) in the Chinese and SE Asian context;

    5. On the basis of the above and inputs from CCCAP and CIP counterparts, develop a 3-year set of RM targets;

    6. Identify potential RM partners, including Chinese and SE Asian institutions, bilateral, multilateral, philanthropic organizations, the private sector and High Net Worth Individuals and develop a strategy to approach and mobilize resources from these potential partners; and

    7. Analyze information on funding priorities and trends of a wide variety of the donors identified that are or could become active in China and the Asian region that are of relevance to CCCAP’s work in China and regionally.

    Operationalizing the Strategy

    1. Once approved, implement the strategy under the overall coordination of the Chief Scientist CCCAP and in close collaboration with the Deputy Director-CCCAP and CIP’s RM Team by:

    2. Exploring funding sources and strategic partnership opportunities from the potential donors identified in the strategy;

    3. Establishing and broadening relations with the potential and existing donors;

    4. Organizing RM activities and initiatives relevant to the implementation of the strategy and the specific targeted donor pool;

    5. Ensuring high level stewardship of existing donors, including provision of high quality reports, regular contacts (as preferred by the donor) and an integrated communication plan;

    6. Regularly reviewing progress and reporting internally on progress made on key performance indicators; and

    7. Coordinating RM initiatives with CIP’s RM Team as necessary.

    Selection Criteria

    Education and Experience:

    • Advanced university degree in law, economics, finance, business, marketing, international relations and/or a related field.

    • Minimum of 6 years of experience with a proven track record of resource mobilization and the creation of RM-oriented partnerships and stakeholder networks.

    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an international RM context (be it with an international or Chinese institution).

    • Native language proficiency in Chinese and written and spoken English. Knowledge and work/living experience and other Asian languages an asset.

    Knowledge and Skills Required to Deliver Results:

    • Knowledge of the Chinese regulatory and institutional context, with previous experience in a RM role with an international organization, with a proven track record of achieving results in mobilizing funding.

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact well and establish close professional relationships with colleagues and counterparts in a highly international context.

    • Flexibility and ability to embrace change and work effectively in what are bound to be constantly evolving circumstances.

    Conditions: Employment contract will be for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal. Salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.


    How to apply:

    Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website ( https://goo.gl/9daGC9 ), attaching the following documents in English: a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

    Screening of applications will begin on August 10, 2017** and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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  • 09/12/17--11:39: Peru: Chief of Party (17-61)
  • Organization: International Potato Center
    Country: Peru
    Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a highly skilled, results-oriented Chief of Party (COP) who will be responsible for the technical leadership and operational oversight of SERVIR Amazonia and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID. He/she is responsible for ensuring development and implementation of the sustainability roadmap for SERVIR Amazonia. SERVIR Amazonia is a joint USAID/NASA opportunity to help the Amazon region (Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, and Suriname) to improve environmental management and resilience to climate stress by strengthening the capacity of governments and other key stakeholders to integrate Earth observation information and geospatial technologies into development decision-making.

    The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweet potato, 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 equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based 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 which is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the CGIAR in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

    The Position: The Chief of Party will represent the hub in regional and wider contexts and be responsible for the hub’s activities. He/She will be based in the Amazonian Region, and involve work in Peru, Brazil, and Colombia.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    · Project Management:

    ü Provide management, leadership, and strategic vision in all aspects of project implementation.

    ü Ensure that project implementation is responsive to target communities and partners and aligned with CIP core values, strategic plan and guiding principles.

    ü Monitor adherence to grant agreement, CIP policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations including the CGIAR.

    ü Select, oversee and advise performance of partners and sub-grantees. As responsible manager for all technical and financial reporting to the donor, ensure timeliness, quality, and responsiveness to donor requests in all areas of reporting.

    ü Ensure that monitoring of project indicators is timely and of excellent quality to support reporting and adaptive management.

    ü Promote the project with stakeholders, the donor community, and the general public in Ethiopia through sound and innovative communications.

    · Representation and Resource Mobilization:

    ü Represent the project SERVIR Amazonia, USAID with Government of Brazil, Peru and Colombia, and NGOs.

    ü Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of donor priorities, country plans, and planned funding initiatives.

    ü Build and manage strong and productive partnership and implementing partners and facilitate learning and knowledge exchange across the entire project partnership.

    ü Participate in regular review meetings with USAID and ensure that the project is well understood and highly regarded by the donor and all project partners.

    · Staff Management, Professional Development and Team Building:

    ü Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.

    ü Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees, and ensuring that all staff members are effectively using the performance planning and management system.

    · Project Support Operations:

    ü Ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of financial and operational policies and procedures for constant compliance with all CIP and donor policies, regulations, and requirements.

    ü Ensure project quality through implementation of country-specific project reviews and use of comprehensive M&E systems.

    ü Coordinate with finance, procurement, and M&E project staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field offices and activities including logistics, procurement, security, operational, and human resources.

    · Gender:

    ü The Chief of Party is expected to take a leadership role in the mainstreaming of gender sensitive project interventions, through support and promotion of gender throughout all areas of the project.

    · Safety, Security and Risk Management:

    ü The Chief of Party is expected to oversee the implementation and continual review of the country security guidelines and security management plan, and manage all security issues in consultation with the regional and HQ.

    ü In coordination with the Safety and Security Manager ensure the consistent monitoring and analysis of the security environment and adherence by all staff to the CIP security protocols and procedures.

    Selection Criteria:

    · A graduate degree (Master’s Degree or higher) in a field of study relevant to SERVIR Amazonia such as GIS/Geography, Natural resources management, Biodiversity, Climate change, Sustainable development, or International development.

    · Ten years of professional experience in managing scientific/technical projects, in progressively more responsible posts. The projects managed will have included the production of new scientific tools to meet client needs and requirements. Management includes the development of work plans and control of budgets.

    · Proven ability to communicate, coordinate, and effectively work with diverse stakeholders, including senior government officials, and including in regard to politically sensitive topics.

    · Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.

    · Proven success in building a client base and partnerships, including with the private

    · sector, strongly desired.

    · Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.

    · Strong written and verbal communication skills in at least two of the following languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

    · Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures as related to program management required.

    · Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Amazonia based on on-the-ground experience.

    Conditions: Employment contract will be for an initial three-year term (with a three-month probation period) with possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding. Any offer made with regards to this vacancy is conditional to the formal award of the afore-mentioned grant to the CIP-led consortium. Salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.


    How to apply:

    Applications: Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/), including a letter of motivation, a full C.V. with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on 26 September, 2016 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site athttp://www.cipotato.org

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply


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  • 09/12/17--11:54: Peru: Gender Specialist
  • Organization: International Potato Center
    Country: Peru
    Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

    The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks an experienced Gender Specialist to support implementation of the Gender Strategy for the upcoming USAID SERVIR Amazonia project. SERVIR Amazonia is a joint USAID/NASA opportunity to help the Amazon region (Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, and Suriname) to improve environmental management and resilience to climate stress by strengthening the capacity of governments and other key stakeholders to integrate Earth observation information and geospatial technologies into development decision-making.

    The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweet potato, 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 equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based 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 which is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the CGIAR in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

    The position: The Gender Specialist will help the SERVIR Program to provide expert support on gender issues to teams including social and biological scientists, enabling them to strengthen the gender- responsiveness of their research for the development. She/He will be based in the Amazonian Region, and involve work in Peru, Brazil, and Colombia.

    Duties and Accountabilities:
    Support the implementation of the SERVIR gender work plan
    • Contribute with the development of the gender strategy.
    • Facilitate the integration of gender research in planning, monitoring, evaluation and budgeting process.
    • Support and monitor the implementation of SERVIR project gender research work across internal portfolio;
    • Facilitate effective and regular communication among gender focal points and relevant clusters teams;
    • Ensure the consolidation of progress reports, the identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt on gender research in coordination with gender focal points;
    • Promote gender as an integrative part of communication and knowledge management in SERVIR project.

    Selection Criteria:

    • Master’s degree in Sociology, Development Economics, Anthropology, Gender Studies. Publications in relevant fields are desirable
    • Relevant work experience in gender research and mainstreaming of at least 5 years, including fieldwork in Latin America (preferably).
    • Experience developing effective partnerships for research
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English
    • Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese languages is desirable
    • Competencies in gender analysis, preferably in the context of agricultural research or natural resource management including both qualitative and quantitative research methods;
    • Familiarity with the principles of gender mainstreaming;
    • Good interpersonal skills. Experience working successfully in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.

    Conditions: Employment contract will be for an initial three-year term (with a three-month probation period) with possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding. Any offer made with regards to this vacancy is conditional to the formal award of the afore-mentioned grant to the CIP-led consortium. Salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.


    How to apply:

    Applications: Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/), including a letter of motivation, a full C.V. with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on 26 September, 2017 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site athttp://www.cipotato.org

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply


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    Organization: International Potato Center
    Country: Peru
    Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a highly talented Communication Specialist to drive the internal and external communications activities for the upcoming USAID SERVIR Amazonia project. SERVIR Amazonia is a joint USAID/NASA opportunity to help the Amazon region (Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, and Suriname) to improve environmental management and resilience to climate stress by strengthening the capacity of governments and other key stakeholders to integrate Earth observation information and geospatial technologies into development decision-making.

    The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweet potato, 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 equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based 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 which is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the CGIAR in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

    The position: The Communication Specialist will be based in Amazonian Region and involve work in Peru, Brazil, and Colombia as well as travel other countries in the Amazonian region.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Support the development and implementation of the project communication strategy.
    • Coordinate communication efforts in partner Centers, programs, and organizations.
    • Coordinate promotion of the SERVIR Amazonia brand, particularly among donors and decision makers.
    • Supervise online content for the project website.
    • Support preparation of reports, social media, and brand journalism efforts.
    • Contribute communications components to program development in the countries served by SERVIR Amazonia.
    • Develop and coordinate communication plans for external events.
    • Actively collaborate with other Communications team members to execute the project communication efforts.

    Selection Criteria:

    • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in Journalism, Communication, Marketing or a related area.
    • Five years of professional experience in developing and implementing communication strategies or exemplary communications results in fewer years.
    • Demonstrated experience working with media.
    • Strong and effective use of social media skills.
    • Knowledgeable and familiarity with public relations.
    • Experience with website content management.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proven ability to work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
    • Proactive approach, with ability to find creative ways to solve problems or exploit potentials.
    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English. Spanish and Portuguese language skills a plus.

    Conditions: Employment contract will be for a three-year term (with a three-month probation period) with the possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding. Any offer made with regards to this vacancy is conditional to the formal award of the afore-mentioned grant to the CIP-led consortium. The salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.


    How to apply:

    Applications: Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/), including a letter of motivation, a full C.V. with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on 26 September, 2017 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site athttp://www.cipotato.org

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply ;


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    Organization: International Potato Center
    Country: Peru
    Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

    The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks an experienced project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to support the implementation of SERVIR Amazonia, a large research for development project that will cover activities across the entire Amazonian region. SERVIR Amazonia is a joint USAID/NASA opportunity to help the Amazon region (Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, and Suriname) to improve environmental management and resilience to climate stress by strengthening the capacity of governments and other key stakeholders to integrate Earth observation information and geospatial technologies into development decision-making.

    The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweet potato, 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 equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based 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. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

    The Position: The M&E Specialist will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of the overall M&E system, as a critical function to support the effectiveness of the project towards achieving major R&D goals in environmental conservation and climate change. The M&E functions will cover work to be implement as part of CIP’s responsibilities in the project as well as those of key partners.

    A strong focus of the position will be to identify and suggest actions to ensure benefits of the program reach several diverse social groups, including women and men, youth and indigenous populations. He or she will be inventive and innovative in finding novel ways to efficiently collect, analyze and communicate disaggregated quantitative and qualitative data to inform and orient the project’s work.

    This position will be based in the Amazonian Region and will involve work in Latin America, with focus on the target counties of the project (Peru, Brazil and Colombia), and occasional travel to other countries and regions as required. The M&E specialist will form part of CIP’s Project Management Unit (PMU), and will report to the Head of the PMU.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Working closely with other project staff in CIP and in other participating institutions, the M&E specialist will be the responsible for the design and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation systems, including:

    · Develop and maintain the project M&E plan based on results framework, related indicators and annual plan of work;

    · Support the design, development and implementation of an M&E platform supporting planning, monitoring, reporting, learning and evaluation processes;

    · Support the development and dissemination of training materials for the use of the M&E platform.

    · Design and implement harmonized data collection tools for different level of indicators across project activities and institutions;

    · Facilitate the integration of disaggregated data in the planning, monitoring, evaluation and budgeting process;

    · Training of project team members and partners on the M&E platform and the use of data collection tools developed to facilitate their adoption and proper use;

    · Conduct regular validation of data reported by project team members and partners;

    · Regularly prepare consolidated monitoring reports at required project levels and provide timely M&E information as input for project staff to develop specific recommendations for corrective actions of the project;

    · Coordinate and promote the use of qualitative and quantitative evaluative approaches for M&E.

    Selection Criteria:

    · Post-graduate qualification, at least at M.Sc. level, in fields such as International Development, Environmental and Earth Sciences and Engineering, Geography, Forestry, Climatology, Anthropology, Agricultural Economics, or Gender Studies. Publications in relevant fields are desirable.

    · Relevant work experience in design of projects or programs and experience with developing and managing complex M&E systems.

    · Experience in working with multi-partner projects in the Agricultural and Environmental R&D area, with emphasis on environmental conservation under the context of climate change.

    · Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.

    · Knowledge of Spanish or other languages is desirable.

    · Competencies in collecting, analyzing, and reporting disaggregated data, preferably in the context of agricultural research and natural resource management including both qualitative and quantitative research methods;

    · Competencies in project management, preferably in the context of agricultural research for development, including results based management, development of logical models (theory of change, impact pathways, result chains), monitoring and evaluation;

    · Capability to motivate managers and scientists at all levels of responsibility to actively contribute to timely monitoring, knowledge management and reporting;

    · Good interpersonal skills. Experience working successfully in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.

    Conditions: Employment contract will be for an initial three-year term (with a three-month probation period) with possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding. Any offer made with regards to this vacancy is conditional to the formal award of the afore-mentioned grant to the CIP-led consortium. Salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.


    How to apply:

    Applications: Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/), including a letter of motivation, a full C.V. with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on 26 September, 2016 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site athttp://www.cipotato.org

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply


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    Organization: International Potato Center
    Country: Peru
    Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a highly-motivated individual for a newly-established position to lead and coordinate efforts oriented to ensure that user consultation and participation are integrated across USAID SERVIR Amazonia activities. USAID SERVIR Amazonia is a joint USAID/NASA opportunity to help the Amazon region (Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, and Suriname) to improve environmental management and resilience to climate stress by strengthening the capacity of governments and other key stakeholders to integrate Earth observation information and geospatial technologies into development decision-making.

    The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweet potato, 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 equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based 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 which is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the CGIAR in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

    The Position: The User Engagement Lead work on specific products, tools, trainings, and events, to ensure that necessary user engagement activities are planned and that the right mix of skills are in place for engaging users effectively. He/she will have primary responsibility for developing approaches and templates that guide systematic user engagement as well as working closely with other key personnel to define roles and responsibilities for completing user engagement task. This position will report to the project’s Chief of Party and will work closely with members of the CIP team. The User/Client Engagement Lead will be based in the Amazonian Region.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • The position will be responsible for ensuring that all SERVIR activities:
    • Develop approaches and templates that guide systematic user engagement as well as working closely with other key personnel to define roles and responsibilities for completing user engagement tasks.
    • Systematically identify stakeholders and assess their needs
    • Develop user engagement strategies to ensure stakeholder involvement up front, in design and prototyping, and in uptake and maintenance
    • Regularly contribute information to the user database and other knowledge management tools related to user engagement and outreach.

    Selection criteria:

    • At least a Master’s level degree in International Development, Sustainable Development, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Adult Education, or other field related to this position.
    • At least seven years of experience in international development approaches relevant to this position, including engaging with various users of geospatial applications including policy makers, communities, students, and practitioners.
    • Ability to identify relevant collaboration partners within and outside the institution; maintain existing linkages and effectively communicate with stakeholders on different levels.
    • Proven record of productive engagement with government institutions, NGOs, and scientists. Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental and development context of the Amazonia.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in at least two of the following languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

    Conditions: The employment contract will be for a three-year term (with three-month probation period) with the possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding. Any offer made with regards to this vacancy is conditional to the formal award of the afore-mentioned grant to the CIP-led consortium. The salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.


    How to apply:

    Applications: Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website *(http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/**),*** including a letter of motivation, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on 26 September, 2017 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at http://www.cipotato.org

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply


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    Organization: Triangle Génération Humanitaire
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 14 Oct 2017

    Presentation of TGH

    "Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"

    Founded in 1994, TGH is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon. The association designs and implements emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in the following sectors: water, hygiene and sanitation, civil engineering, food security and rural development, socio-educational and psychosocial. TGH is currently operating in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

    Context

    During the year 2014, the humanitarian situation in Iraqi Kurdistan further deteriorated. For many months, Iraq has been plunged into an armed conflict opposing Iraqi and Peshmerga forces to jihadist fighters of the Islamic State. The conflict caused over 11,000 civilians casualties in 2014, and resulted in massive displacements of populations fleeing conflict zones. Currently 2.6 million Iraqis are still displaced within the country among which more than a million are located in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KR-I). This comes in addition to the 240 000 Syrian refugees settled in KR-I, and regularly continuing to arrive.

    The Mosul military operation launched in October 2016 and finished in July 2017 has strongly impacted the context leading to an important displacement of populations. Beginning of January 2017, the liberation of large portions of territory previously under ISIS control currently allows the return of IDPs in their original localities. TGH is currently working with IDPs in Bardarash sub-district with ECHO funds and focus for IDP’s out of camp. The return dynamics of the populations, displaced for months, start and increased at the end of School year. TGH is therefore willing to accompany the returnees in their reinstallation process by deploying teams in Fadeliyah and Umar Kapchi. The CDC stabilisation project ensures the continuity of following IDP family coming back to Bashiqa and around.

    Presentation of the mission

    TGH worked in Kurdistan from 1995 to 1999 in the education and agriculture sectors to support refugees from Turkey. TGH is officially registered in KR-I and Iraq. In 2013, TGH reopened a mission in Kurdistan and conducted 3 projects in Erbil: WASH in schools, winterization distribution, education and psychosocial support.

    Currently TGH has 2 operational bases in KR-I, one in Erbil and one in Bardarash and soon in Nimrud.

    In Erbil, TGH has opened a Learning Center in Daratoo providing non formal education for Syrian refugee children, remedial courses for Iraqi IDP children and psychosocial support for all conflict affected children. In addition, TGH has implemented a Cash For Education Project (May 2016 - August 2017) aiming at avoiding drop out and improving the enrolment of Syrian refugee in primary school. A protection project targeting the same beneficiaries has been implemented in summer 2016, with the setting up of mobile protection units and community multipurpose center in Daratoo.

    In Bardarash sub-district, TGH provides Education in Emergencies and Protection services to the IDP community in out-of-camp settings. The Action is implemented through mobile units to better reach the beneficiaries. Additionally, this project includes a preparedness phase to provide emergency assistance to newly displaced children.

    From June to August 2017, TGH started the exit strategy on Bardarash Sub district and on coordination with other actors; implement some specific activity on Education and Protection in Umar Kapchi, Bashiqa and Bahzani to cover identified gaps.

    Job description

    The overall objective of the Project Manager is to ensure, under the responsibility of the Child Protection Programme Coordinator, the implementation of activities in order to deliver essential services in the sector of Non formal Education and Child protection in the Governorate of Ninewa, Bashiqa district, Umar Kapchi, Fadeliyah, Bashiqa and Bahzani.

    At the technical level, the Project Manager will work with Child Protection Programme Coordinator, in collaboration with the education-psychosocial referent based in HQ. The main responsibilities include:

    Programs

    She/he ensures the setting up of all results and activities of the project: 'Support the return and re-establishment of access to education for the returnee children', duration: 9 months, starting date: 1st September 2017.

    Human Resources

    • She/he provides capacity-building to the project assistant
    • She/he will be in charge of managing a national team of 10 people

    Logistics and administration

    • She/he manages logistical and administrative issues related to the implementation of project activities
    • She/he makes sure that logistical, administrative and financial procedures linked to programme implementation are established and alerts her/his superiors if gaps are observed in order that corrective action may be taken.
    • She/he participates in budget follow-up meetings, monitors the efficiency in the implementation of the project activities (adequacy between means and resources allocated) and informs the superior in case of gap
    • She/he assists the logistics department in the preparation of the procurement plan at the beginning of the project and follows the procurement process
    • She/he prepares the cash forecast related to the project in collaboration with TGH Erbil administrative department.

    Internal coordination

    • She/he participates in internal coordination meetings and collaborates with the Child Protection Programme Coordinator.
    • She participates in bi-monthly coordination meetings in Erbil Office and to the monthly technical meeting with the Child Protection Programme Coordinator, other project managers and the Child Protection Technical Advisor.
    • She/he communicates with the Child Protection Programme Coordinator and the technical referent at headquarters level on the project progress, the technical problems faced, the potential risks and proposed solutions.

    Representation and external coordination

    • At the request of her/his superiors, she/he represents TGH with donors, partners, local authorities and stakeholders involved in the implementation of they projects.
    • She/he regularly attends and actively participates to the dedicated clusters (Education/Protection)
    • She/he develops and maintains good professional relationships with the MoE, DoE, UN Agencies, & NGOs (national & international).

    Communication

    • She/he prepares a communication plan for the project
    • She/he provides HQ with photos, success stories (Website, Facebook, and Twitter).

    Reporting

    • She/he participates in writing the intermediate and final reports for donors on Education & Protection programme.
    • She/he participates in writing any possible/future Education & Protection concept note, project proposal.

    Security

    • She/he contributes to efforts aimed at ensuring compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information related to safety concerns to her/his line manager.
    • She/he ensures the application/respect and follow-up of the security guidelines and their update on the sites.

    Strategy

    • She/he contributes to the development of new interventions based on identified needs, especially linked to the sectors and areas of the projects she/he is coordinating.
    • She/he can participate in evaluations/needs assessments according to the needs and mission strategy discussed with Child Protection Programme Coordinator, HoM and headquarters.
    • She/he meets (and/or identifies) with potential local partners (NGOs).

    This list of responsibilities could be modified according to the needs in the field.

    Security, working and living conditions

    There are two bases on the mission, located in Erbil and Bardarash. Despite the war context outside of KR-I, the region is generally safe.

    Erbil city is safe, and there are few restrictions of movement within the city. There are bazaars, restaurants, sport centres, parks, shopping centres, supermarkets. Trips to the countryside are possible at weekends. Security rules may be revised according to the evolution of the context.

    Working and living conditions in Erbil are good. Communication means are satisfying (efficient internet, international phones). The office is separated from the guesthouse. The guesthouse is spacious and each expatriate benefits from an individual room.

    Bardarash is a small city located 1h15 minutes from Erbil, around 30 km from Mosul. The security context is very stable. Working and living conditions in Bardarash are good as well. The PM will be based and working at TGH’s permanent office and guesthouse in Baradarash, with returns to Erbil at weekends.

    Profile

    • At least 2 years of humanitarian experience in the field.
    • Experience as Education & Protection Project Manager requested.
    • Skills in transfer of competences.
    • Skills in accountancy/financial management/logistics.
    • Computer skills (including Excel and Word).
    • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
    • Autonomy, rigor and skills for synthesis.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Adaptation capacities to dynamic context

    Conditions

    Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €1,550 to €2,100 depending on experience, monthly per diem 650US$ medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months. More information on www.trianglegh.org, under "Participate".

    Family duty station: no.

    Duration: 9 months, from October 2017.


    How to apply:

    Applicants are invited to send a resume + a cover letter to Laure MAYNARD, HR Officer by mail to the following e-mail address: recrutement@trianglegh.org


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    Organization: Triangle Génération Humanitaire
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 21 Oct 2017

    Presentation of TGH

    "Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"

    Founded in 1994, TGH is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon. The association designs and implements emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in the following sectors: water, hygiene and sanitation, civil engineering, food security and rural development, socio-educational and psychosocial. TGH is currently operating in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

    Presentation of the mission

    TGH worked in Kurdistan from 1995 to 1999 in the education and agriculture sectors to support refugees from Turkey. TGH is officially registered in KR-I and Iraq. In 2013, TGH reopened a mission in Kurdistan and conducted 3 projects in Erbil: WASH in schools, winterization distribution, education and psychosocial support.

    Currently TGH has 2 operational bases in KR-I, one in Erbil and one in Bardarash, and soon in Nimrud.

    TGH implements mainly an education and protection programme in Kurdistan presently: regular projects targeting Syrian refugees, IDPs and Host Communities, as well as a Mosul emergency response programme. The emergency response programme started on the 25th October 2016 following the official start of the military response to liberate Mosul on the 17th of October 2017. TGH has a child protection and education in emergency mobile and static approach to provide required services to conflict-affected children.

    Presently TGH is mainly intervening in Khazer camp, one of the first and bigger camps settled since the Mosul operation started. More than 29,000 individuals are currently living in this camp. TGH has set up 2 static Child Friendly Space,
    1 mobile CFS “Magic bus” and is providing recreational and PSS activities daily, 5 days a week, for children and adolescents. Furthermore, TGH mobile teams provide daily Psychological First Aid at household level, and emergency case management for children in need.

    TGH is finishing to operate in Nargazilia 2 Camp, implementing child protection and education activities. A Temporary Learning Space has been established and Non-formal education, recreational and PSS activities are organized on daily basis. Moreover, child protection mobile teams provide daily Psychological First Aid at household level and emergency case management for children in need.

    TGH is intervening in Salamiyah camp, since it opened, implementing Child Protection activities: running a CFS and providing PFA and case management to IDPs. TGH is the Child Protection focal point in the camp.

    Finally, Child Protection and Education activities will be organized in villages in Nimrud Sub district.

    For the activities in Nimrud Sub District (in and out of camp),TGH is working in partnership with two local NGOs.

    Job description

    The overall objective of the Project Manager (PM) is to ensure, under the responsibility of the Child Protection Program Coordinator or Head of Mission, the implementation of activities in order to deliver essential services in the sector of Education and Protection in the Governorate of Dohuk and Northern Ninewa. Considering the mobile aspect of this project, the implementation locations might evolve according to population displacements; this also implies that the PM will have to be very mobile.

    The main responsibilities include:

    Programs

    She/he ensures the implementation of emergency response program funded by IHPF, ECHO, the French MoFA (Centre de Crise), and UNICEF

    Human Resources

    • She/he is in charge of the supervision of a team of 60 persons based in Erbil, Bardarash, Nimrud Sub district as well as in camps (the team is regularly increasing depending on the evolution of activity implementation). The team includes 1 reporting officer, 1 deputy PM, 2 data clerk, supervisors, team leaders, social workers, teachers and facilitators.
    • She/he trains, supervises and coordinates with local partners.
    • In close collaboration with the Child Protection Officer and the Child Protection Technical Advisor, she/he ensures the provision of trainings to the project

    Logistics and administration

    • She/he manages logistical and administrative issues related to the implementation of project activities.
    • She/he makes sure that logistical, administrative and financial procedures linked to programme implementation are established and alerts her/his superiors if gaps are observed in order that corrective action may be taken.
    • She/he participates in budget follow-up meetings, monitors the efficiency in the implementation of the projects (adequacy between means and resources allocated) and informs the superior in case of gap.
    • She/he supports the logistics department for the preparation of the procurement plan and follows the procurement process.
    • She/he prepares the cash forecast related to the project

    Internal coordination

    • She/he participates in bi-weekly internal coordination meetings and communicates regularly with the Child Protection Programme Coordinator or Head of Mission.
    • She/he communicates with the technical referent at headquarter level and/or Child Protection Program Coordinator at field level, on the project evolution, technical problems faced, potential risks and proposed solutions.
    • She/he ensures good-communication with the local partners organizing regular operational
    • She / he provides to the teams monitoring tools and reporting templates to follow-up the project (if needed).

    Representation and external coordination

    • At the request of her/his superiors, she/he represents the association with donors, partners, local authorities and stakeholders involved in the implementation of emergency projects.
    • She/he regularly attends and actively participates to the dedicated clusters (Education, Psychosocial/protection).
    • She/he develops and maintains good professional relationships with the MoE, DoE, UN Agencies, & NGOs (national & international).

    Reporting

    • She/he participates in writing the intermediate and final reports for donors on Education & Protection programmes.
    • She/he participates in writing any possible/future Education & Protection concept note, project proposal.
    • She/he coordinates the writing of monthly situation reports (SITREP).

    Security

    • She/he contributes to efforts aimed at ensuring compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information related to safety concerns to her/his line manager.
    • She/he ensures the application / respect and follow-up of the security guidelines and their update on the sites.

    Strategy

    • She/he contributes to the development of new interventions based on identified needs, especially linked to the sectors and areas of the projects she/he is coordinating.
    • She/he can participate in exploratory missions/needs assessments according to the needs and mission strategy discussed with HoM and headquarters.
    • She/he meets (and/or identifies) with potential local partners (NGOs).

    Security, working and living conditions

    There are two bases on the mission, located in Erbil and Bardarash, an office is shared with the partner DAD in Dohuk. Despite the war context outside of KR-I, the region is generally safe.

    Erbil city is safe, and there are few restrictions of movement within the city. There are bazaars, restaurants, sport centres, parks, shopping centres, supermarkets. Trips to the countryside are possible at weekends. Security rules may be revised according to the evolution of the context.

    Working and living conditions in Erbil are good. Communication means are satisfying (efficient internet, international phones). The office is separated from the guesthouse. The guesthouse is spacious and each expatriate benefits from an individual room.

    Bardarash is a small city located at 1h15 minutes from Erbil, around 30km from Mosul. The security context remains correct. Working and living conditions in Bardarash are good as well.

    Profile

    • At least 2 years of humanitarian experience in the field
    • Experience as Education & Protection Project Manager requested
    • Skills in transfer of competences
    • Skills in accountancy/ financial management/ logistics
    • Computer skills (including Excel and Word)
    • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills
    • Autonomy, rigor and skills for synthesis
    • Good organizational skills
    • Adaptation capacities to dynamic context

    Conditions

    Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €1,550 to €2,100 depending on experience, monthly per diem $650, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months.

    More information on www.trianglegh.org, under "Participate".

    Family duty station: no

    Duration: 4 months, from November 2017


    How to apply:

    Applicants are invited to send a resume + a cover letter to Laure Maynard, HR Officer by mail to the following e-mail address: recrutement@trianglegh.org


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  • 09/26/17--08:18: Genebank Scientist
  • Organization: International Potato Center
    Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic Scientist to lead its Genebank at the CIP-China Center for Asia Pacific (CCCAP), focused on providing overall management of the laboratory and field activities of the genebank.

    The position: The position reports to the Chief Scientist in CCCAP. The new Genebank Scientist will also work closely and coordinate with the main CIP genebank which is located in Lima, Peru. The Chief Scientist will be in charge of coordinating day-to-day operations of the CCCAP Genebank until additional staff are hired. This position will be based in Yanqing District, Beijing, China. The CCCAP Genebank will be focused on potato and sweetpotato.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate all activities related to receipt, distribution and maintenance of germplasm;
    • Provide information and expertise on germplasm and encourage the use of genetic resources;
    • Oversee genebank unit work, including in vitro, cryo, seed processing, quarantine and seed/tuber storage;
    • Initiate and oversee a research program in the conservation of potato and sweetpotato genetic resources with a focus on the Asian region;
    • Participate in the management and research teams of CCCAP;
    • Prepare workplans, proposals and budgets for upcoming routine and proposed work;
    • Manage the use of laboratory equipment following specific instructions to contribute with the execution of the project;
    • Advise CCCAP staff about potential legal or practical issues that may arise from the maintenance, collection, dissemination of material from the CCCAP genebank;
    • Review, from the genebank perspective, all CCCAP’s official documentation to make suggestions and inform of any issues that may arise;
    • Build strong working relationships with all Chinese and Asia-Pacific genebank stakeholders as well as other genebanks in the region;
    • Promote the use of material from the Genebank with breeding teams within CIP, CCCAP, China, Asia-Pacific or any other region, while building strong working relationships with them;
    • Publish scientific papers in high-impact academic journals according to the discipline, prepare project reports and policy briefs, and serve as a training facility for other scientists in the region involved in genebanks.

    Selection Criteria:**

    • Ph.D. in biological sciences with botanical or plant science emphasis;
    • At least 8 years of experience in tissue culture and 5 years of experience managing a laboratory;
    • Strong knowledge in genetic resources conservation, in vitro maintenance of plant materials, experimental design, and biotechnology;
    • Demonstrated experience planning and managing field experiments;
    • Track record of relevant scientific publications. More than 05 publications in peer – reviewed journals indexed as the first author is a plus;
    • Advanced level in written and spoken English and Chinese;

    • Strong organizational skills required in order to plan lab activities, to solve problems and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Genebank and the team members;

    • Ability to work well in a multicultural environment as team member as well as the capacity to work independently when needed.

    Why should you consider this opportunity?

    CIP is a World Food Price Winner 2016, and very proud of our achievements and our staff.

    CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweet potato, and Andean roots and tubers. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based 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. CCCAP is in the process of opening a sizeable R&D facility in Beijing (Yanqing District), including hiring staff and outfitting the facility with laboratory equipment and furniture. Through its research on root and tuber crops and capacity-building programs, CCCAP aims to boost RTC production in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, to accelerate poverty reduction, and to improve food security.

    Conditions: This is a locally-based (non-international) position. Applicants from any nationality are welcomed, but they should have resident status in China. The employment contract will be for two-years with the possibility of renewal. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth. The successful candidate will receive a compensation package comparable with similar organizations and in line with the candidate’s qualification and experience.


    How to apply:

    Applications: Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/), attaching the following documents in English: a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on October 10, 2017 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site athttp://www.cipotato.org.

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply e