The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic scientist to head the potato, sweetpotato and Andean root and tuber crops (ARTCs) germplasm bank. In close collaboration with CIP colleagues and public, private and international partners, the position has responsibilities to implement CIP’s vision to conserve, expand, characterize and distribute the world’s largest collection of roots and tubers for the benefit of humankind.
The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international 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 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 has headquarters in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a network of 15 research centers mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.
The position: The position reports to the Head of Research Support Units and will be based at CIPs headquarters in Lima, Peru.
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To know more about the selection criteria and the conditions, read more on the CIP Website here.
Applications: Applicants should apply by email, sending a letter of motivation, a full C.V., and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to: CIP-Recruitment@cgiar.org. The reference name of the position should be clearly marked in the subject line of the email message. Screening of applications will begin on 21 March 2012 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted. CIP seeks diversity and gender balance in its staff. Women and citizens of developing countries are encouraged to apply.