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I. Background

Under the Orange-Fleshed SweetPotato (OFSP) Puree for Bakery Applications in East Africa for Nutrition, Post-harvest Loss Management, and Youth & Women Economic Empowerment project, CIP’s project activities in 2021 are centered around nutritional evaluation of sweetpotato roots, puree, and processed products from partners in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

II. Objective

In order to ensure that the turnaround time for analysis is within the projects’ timeline, a consultant is required to work on the large volumes of expected samples in the Food and Nutritional Evaluation Laboratory, FANEL located in Nairobi, Kenya.

III. Deliverables

  • Ensure timely analysis of raw and processed products from different crops in the nutritional laboratory.
  • Record data and analyze results using different statistical software.
  • Interpret the results and write reports to be shared with project partners.
  • Participate in laboratory training and maintenance exercises.
  • Support lab activities to increase visibility/awareness of the nutritional platform as and when needed.

IV. Selection Criteria

  • MSc in Food Science or related field.
  • At least 6 years in a nutritional platform.
  • Experience working in a nutritional evaluation laboratory analyzing different crops and processed products is required.
  • Competency in statistical analysis using different packages.
  • Ability to accurately capture data, good report writing skills and oral presentations to team members.
  • Scientific publication(s) in peer reviewed journals will be an added advantage.
  • Highly proficient in English (both spoken and written).
  • Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary group.

V. Time frame

  • Consultancy contract will be for 88 days.

Conditions: This is a national consultancy position limited to Kenya nationals and permit residents only.

How to apply

Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website: https://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 May 11, 2021 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This consultant will not be in contact with children or vulnerable adults.

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

CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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  • Job City Nairobi
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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 20 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.

CIP is part of the CGIAR Consortium, a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. Donors include individual countries, major foundations, and international entities.

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Our vision is roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor.

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Our mission is to work with partners to achieve food security, well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems in the developing world. We do this through research and innovation in science, technology, and capacity strengthening.

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I. Background

Under the Orange-Fleshed SweetPotato (OFSP) Puree for Bakery Applications in East Africa for Nutrition, Post-harvest Loss Management, and Youth & Women Economic Empowerment project, CIP’s project activities in 2021 are centered around nutritional evaluation of sweetpotato roots, puree, and processed products from partners in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

II. Objective

In order to ensure that the turnaround time for analysis is within the projects’ timeline, a consultant is required to work on the large volumes of expected samples in the Food and Nutritional Evaluation Laboratory, FANEL located in Nairobi, Kenya.

III. Deliverables

  • Ensure timely analysis of raw and processed products from different crops in the nutritional laboratory.
  • Record data and analyze results using different statistical software.
  • Interpret the results and write reports to be shared with project partners.
  • Participate in laboratory training and maintenance exercises.
  • Support lab activities to increase visibility/awareness of the nutritional platform as and when needed.

IV. Selection Criteria

  • MSc in Food Science or related field.
  • At least 6 years in a nutritional platform.
  • Experience working in a nutritional evaluation laboratory analyzing different crops and processed products is required.
  • Competency in statistical analysis using different packages.
  • Ability to accurately capture data, good report writing skills and oral presentations to team members.
  • Scientific publication(s) in peer reviewed journals will be an added advantage.
  • Highly proficient in English (both spoken and written).
  • Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary group.

V. Time frame

  • Consultancy contract will be for 88 days.

Conditions: This is a national consultancy position limited to Kenya nationals and permit residents only.

How to apply

Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website: https://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 May 11, 2021 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This consultant will not be in contact with children or vulnerable adults.

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

CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

2021-05-13

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