Consultant at the International Potato Center (CIP) - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) - NicheSlide

Consultant at the International Potato Center (CIP) – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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Full Time
Posted 7 months ago

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) – Our client, the International Potato Center (CIP) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant

Project: 1430-GIZO
Location: Jos, Plateau
Term of Contract: From January 2022 to March 2023


  • We are seeking a proactive and experienced agronomist with extensive knowledge of seed system for vegetatively propagated crops to coordinate new potato germplasm testing, release, and registration process in Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria.


  • Prepare layout for on-station, multilocation and on-farm testing of imported potato germplasm.
  • Collect data necessary for the variety release and registration process.
  • Prepare all the paperwork to facilitate the release and registration of imported potato in the country.
  • Facilitate discussion on using SAH plantlets of potato to be used in on-stating, multilocation and on-farm testing.
  • Facilitate and lead Mou between CIP, Wise Synergy and NRCRI to use the infrastructure to produce tissue culture plantlets.
  • Facilitate and lead the production of RAC and SAH plantlets at NRCRI.
  • Facilitate and lead the production of tissue culture production at NRCRI.
  • Coordinate the seed potato certification protocol process with the regulatory body.

Reports / Deliverables (and Deadlines)

  • Monthly progress report on above listed seven activities: on the 25th of each month
  • Duration of assignment (working days): 6 days/month. A maximum of 90 days. Daily Rate: $67 (Kindly refer to our consultancy fee evaluation form)
  • Consultancies cannot exceed 150 working days in a year.


  • Degree: B.Sc or M.Sc
  • Specialty: Agronomy / Pathology
  • Expertise required: Potato seed system
  • Years of experience: 3 – 4 years
  • Skills: Laboratory skills, field lay out, data collection, interpretation

Application Closing Date
11th December, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

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