Research Associate (N5) at International Potato Center 2019
Career Kenya: Research Associate (N5) at International Potato Center 2019
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

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 30 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.


Ref.: 2019/019/NRS/KE/SSA

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Research Associate (N5).

The Position: The Research Associate will contribute to work conducted by the gender team in CIP. The selected candidate will be expected to support the gender team in data analysis and paper writing and conducting field work activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Develop study tools and participate in data collection and training of enumerators
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of field activities.
  • Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary
  • Collect high quality quantitative and qualitative data
  • Clean data sets from collected quantitative data and make data ready for open access
  • Analyze data and write technical reports for projects
  • Attend project meetings and other meetings and seminars as necessary
  • Summarize project results and submitting high quality papers on gender to internationally peer reviewed journals.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics, Sociology or related field;
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience with STATA & SPSS and other quantitative data analysis software;
  • Understanding of gender issues in agriculture;
  • Demonstrable experience in data analysis and publication in reputable journals;
  • Experience implementing projects or data collection exercises related to agriculture and gender;
  • Demonstrated experience working in collaborative development projects involving multiple partners;
  • Good interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills;
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment and foster teamwork;
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to take initiative;
  • Advanced knowledge of database work;
  • Advanced level of MS Office;
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.

Why should you consider this opportunity?

CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the- art R&D background, and is a recent World Food Price Winner and awarded with the

Al-Sumait Award for our Orange Flesh Sweet Potato work in Africa. Gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.

CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members. What are the conditions?

The position is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Kenya nationals and permanent residents only. The employment contract will be for a one-year term (with a 3- month probation period).

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to International Potato Center career website on to apply


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