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Project Coordinator at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture


International Potato Center (CIP) is a not-for-profit worldwide agricultural research-for-development organization with a concentrate on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its imaginative and prescient is roots and tubers bettering the lives of the poor. CIP is devoted to reaching meals security, improved well-being, and gender fairness for poor people in root and tuber farming and meals methods of the creating world. CIP works with companions to contribute prime quality science, know-how, and capability strengthening for sustainable science-based options. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with employees and actions in over 30 areas throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a community of 15 Research Centers and 16 Research Programs largely situated within the creating world and supported by greater than 50 donor members.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on behalf of CIP seeks appropriate Nigerian for the place under at the CIP challenge location in Jos:

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-026
Location: Jos, Plateau
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)


  • The challenge goals to assist Irish potato seed system in Nigeria by constructing native capability of the private and non-private sector to provide enough quantities of high quality seed, whereas supporting smallholder farmers in maximizing their investments in seed by means of constructing capability in on-farm seed high quality administration, good agricultural practices for bettering soil well being and fertility, and storage.

Project administration:

  • Learn the challenge proposal to totally perceive and internalize your complete challenge mission and be able to contribute as an vital member of the staff in direction of assembly the set targets at scale in an efficient, sustainable and cost-effective method.
  • Develop and keep plans to assist the challenge together with analyses of job, schedules and sources wanted’.
  • Under the steerage of your supervisors develop an in depth work plan for your self and diligently implement it to realize the set targets and targets by figuring out, enrolling, handholding and monitoring appropriate challenge companions for numerous actions within the potato worth chain.
  • Liaise with the supervisor to make sure that actions are accomplished on time inside price range and meet high quality commonplace which can embody creating and implementing plans for monitoring challenge progress in addition to scheduling challenge conferences.
  • Oversee day-to-day administration and implementation of the challenge actions in shut collaboration with Green innovation facilities for the agriculture and meals sector (GIAE) groups and challenge companions.
  • Facilitate the implementation of challenge actions within the challenge space and take part within the monitoring of progress made in direction of reaching challenge set targets and outputs.
  • Provide assist to private and non-private sector companions and be sure that they’re absolutely and actively engaged.
  • Establish good linkages with CIP and IITA Nigeria to make sure that administrative assist is offered for fiduciary companies similar to procurement and monetary administration.
  • Establish and keep good working relationship with authorities extension service, analysis stations, NGO companions, and farmer teams.
  • Proactively take duty to make sure security of people and property at all instances and implement the challenge actions in well timed method in step with the budgets allotted.
  • Be entrepreneurial and proactive in figuring out new alternatives, companions and techniques in direction of enhancing the general challenge deliverables in direction of assembly the organizational and donor expectations.
  • Carry out every other duties as could also be assigned by the supervisor to satisfy the targets of the worth chain.
  • Apart from working in direction of reaching this challenge targets, be an envoy for CIP and try to place CIP as a GoTo associate for GIZ, different donors and for the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) companions in all issues associated to potato.
  • In shut session and collaboration with the Green innovation facilities for the agriculture and meals sector (GIAE) groups be sure that capability is developed in all wanted areas for numerous stakeholders inside the potato worth chain.
  • Ensure that quarterly and annual consolidated technical and monetary challenge reports are ready and submitted to this system administration workplace on schedule.
  • Present the actions, outcomes, impacts and outcomes of the challenge at skilled, donor and different stakeholders’ conferences.
  • Document classes discovered and best practices on the challenge improvement, implementation, and oversight actions.

Technical Competencies:

  • Capacity constructing of private and non-private companions on early era seed potato manufacturing to subject multiplication and bulking utilizing speedy multiplication applied sciences similar to aeroponics, sand hydroponics and apical rooted cuttings.
  • Providing technical help to the nationwide program, when requested and inside the limits of obtainable sources, in illness detection for seed certification schemes, in tissue tradition for early era seed manufacturing.
  • Development and advocacy for regionally tailored protocols and schemes for seed high quality assurance to the federal and state stage company.
  • Design and implement wide-scale farmer extension supplies, briefs, scripts for cartoons and movies, together with by means of modern use of ICTs platform.
  • Demonstration and coaching of potato on-farm seed administration, soil fertility and different key agronomic practices and improvements.
  • Field bulking, testing, and identification of candidate CIP late-blight resistant varieties for Nigerian nationwide registration.
  • Carry out every other duties as assigned by the Country Team Leader or senior members of the organizations.


  • MSc in Agriculture or Agricultural associated self-discipline with minimal of ten (10) years’ associated expertise in a challenge coordination, implementation and administration and 6 years (6) of sensible expertise on Irish potato seed system, good agricultural practices, seed storage, potato pest and illness are should.

The excellent candidate will need to have:

  • Excellent and demonstrated capacity to write down, publish, and disseminate technical reports, success tales, and promotional supplies.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary staff in a cross-cultural atmosphere.
  • Ability and willingness to journey and work in resource-poor, rural areas.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Excellent challenge administration, management, interpersonal and staff constructing abilities.
  • Experience on challenge coordination with stakeholder engagement.
  • Organizational, planning and price range administration expertise.

We provide extremely aggressive wage with equally engaging advantages and wonderful working circumstances in a nice campus atmosphere.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should full the web application attaching detailed Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft phrase format. The application should embody the names and e-mail addresses of three skilled referees which should embody the applicant’s present or earlier direct Supervisor, skilled colleague and proof of present remuneration bundle.

Click here to apply

Click here for more information (PDF)

Note: IITA is an equal alternative employer and is dedicated to constructing a various workforce. While all functions can be acknowledged, please word that solely shortlisted candidates can be contacted

Application Deadline  twenty sixth November 2020.



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