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Job Vacancy At International Potato Center

International Potato Center
Job Vacancy At International Potato Center

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a Project & Marketing Manager, Country Liaison to oversee the operations of the Generating Revenues & Opportunities for Women to Improve Nutrition in Ghana (GROWING) project, ensuring the 4.5-year project meets its objectives and maintains strong relations with the donor and project partners.

The position: This position will be based in Tamale (Northern Region, Ghana) will report directly to a Principal Scientist, and co-report to the Regional Director of Africa. Will also serve as Country Liaison for CIP – Ghana office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Project & Marketing Manager 80%

  • Design and monitor the project implementation by ensuring that is responsive to communities and partners and is aligned with CIP principles, values, and strategic plan.
  • Maintain close working relationship with major partners on project, local and regional government partners and authorities, the donor program office, and the One CGIAR West and Central Africa Initiative
  • Lead the demand creation strategy and marketing component implementation for the project.
  • Assure that project maintains its gender transformative approach, highlighting emerging findings in annual briefs.
  • Manage all technical and financial reporting to the donor, ensure timeliness, quality, and responsiveness to donor requests and the continuity of funds every year for the project.
  • Work closely with team members to produce scientific publications and technical papers based on the research under this project.
  • Based on emerging findings, lead the resource mobilization process for a follow-up project

Country Liaison 20%

Strategic Planning & Management:

  • Ensure that structures and systems follow CIP standards, and that they support program delivery and promote management coordination and efficiency throughout the country.
  • Operations Management:
  • Provide timely and effective oversight of the financial position of the country program including identification and implementation of required changes to match funding levels.
  • In coordination with the Risk & Security Unit, ensure that the security management plan for the country program is updated and all security protocols and procedures are being adhered to.
  • Maintain safe & healthy work environment by establishing, following and enforcing standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations.

Staff Management, Professional Development and Team Building:

  • Promote accountability, growth, and development of staff by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees and ensuring that all staff members are effectively using the performance planning and management system.

Key Partner & Donor Relations:

  • Play the role of institutional representation at country level with donors, partners, regional fora and networks, programmatic meetings/institutions, CGIAR regional meetings, to support projects.
Requirements – Job Vacancy At International Potato Center.
  • PhD degree in agricultural economics, business management, or related field in agriculture
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience in agricultural related area or project coordination.
  • Strong expertise in marketing interventions and monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience working on multi-partner programs and with National research institutions.
  • Experience in engaging in gender analysis (preferred).
  • Knowledge of vegetative crop production (preferred).
  • Expertise on nutrition-sensitive interventions (preferred).
  • More than 3 publications in peer – reviewed journals indexed as the main author.
  • Excellent strategic and people management skills to achieve quality results
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to foster engaged partnerships at a high level of representation, maintain partnership and relationships, and communicate findings.


  • Exciting career opportunity in an international organization.
  • The contract will be for duration of the project (4.5 years approx).
  • Internationally competitive salary, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience.

Condition: Any offer made with regards to this vacancy is conditional to the formal award of the afore-mentioned grant.

Mode Of Application 

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Closing Date: 31st January 2022

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