CIP busca Lider para la Division "Mejorando el Impacto"

Lunes, 19 Diciembre, 2005 - 00:00

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El Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP) está en la búsqueda de un científico economísta, antropólogo u otra disciplina de las ciencias sociales para que se desempeñe como Líder de la División "Mejorando el Impacto". El candidato deberá cubrir lo siguiente: ser un investigador experto e innovador con al menos 5 años de experiencias; tener el grado de PhD en Economía, Economía Agrícola, Antropología u otra Ciencia Social; y, demostrada capacidad en el manejo de equipos y socios multi-disciplinarios y busqueda de financiamiento.

Los interesados pueden leer las condiciones detalladas abajo.

Musuq Briceño D.
Oficial de Información, I n f o A n d i n a
Nodo Regional del Foro de Montañas para América Latina
Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina (CONDESAN) - CIP
Telf.: (511) 3496017 ext. 2056 / Fax: (511) 3175326


International Potato Center
Ref: DL/IE/12/05
Leader of the Impact Enhancement Division


The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a scientific leader from Economics, Anthropology or other related Social Sciences disciplines to lead our Research Division on Impact Enhancement. The candidate should be committed to using research for development in a complex cooperative environment of research and development partners. CIP seeks diversity and gender balance in its staff. Women and citizens of developing countries are particularly urged to apply.

The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research organization with a global mandate to conduct research on potatoes and sweetpotatoes, sustainable management of natural resources and urban agriculture. CIP’s vision is to contribute from its areas of expertise to the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular those goals that relate to poverty, hunger, child and maternal mortality, and sustainable development in rural and urban systems. CIP has its headquarters in Lima, Peru with staff and activities in locations across Africa, Asia and Latin America. CIP is a member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, a network of 15 research centers mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 60 donor members.

The Division: CIP has over 30 years of experience producing research outputs and has generated extensive impact assessment research that documents the widespread impact of our research. However, our new vision commits us to further enhance this impact though implementation of a pro-poor research and development cycle. The Division serves as a compass for the program, conducting research to define strategic directions, monitor our progress and increase our impact in each of our regional settings. It will: develop improved methods for impact targeting and needs/opportunities assessment; adopt and validate a broader conceptual framework for promoting agricultural innovation and assessing impact; identify impact indicators and methodologies for measuring and monitoring these indicators; and develop strategies and tactics to add value to CIP"s commodity research. It will assist the center position itself to participate in national, regional and international innovation systems.

The position: CIP seeks an accomplished scientist as Leader to head this Research Division and lead the center in the implementation of the pro-poor research and development cycle. The Leader will have primary responsibility for providing scientific direction for CIP in the Division, including developing the strategies for improving research efficiency, assessing development impact, resource mobilization and partnering. The Leader will work closely with the Center’s global partners in planning and coordinating the Division’s research. He/She will be a member of CIP’s research and management team, contributing to the strategies and direction of CIP’s overall research program, and representing the Center in a variety of research, investor and partner forums. The position reports to the Deputy Director General-Research and will be based at CIPs headquarters in Lima, Peru with frequent international travel.

The successful candidate will:

* be an accomplished and innovative researcher with at least five years of strong research management experience;
* have a PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Anthropology or other Social Sciences disciplines
* have demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships and attracting substantial research funding.

We are looking for an individual confident in his or her disciplinary setting, who can reach out to agricultural and environmental scientists and build innovative teams that cross these disciplines. The Leader should be able to articulate a vision for CIP’s activities relating impact enhancement; liaise with CIP’s other science leaders at headquarters and in other regions; possess excellent management and collaboration skills; be committed to working in a multi-partner, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment; and be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Fluency in English is required and other languages are an asset.

Conditions: The employment contract will be for an initial three-year term with the possibility of renewal. Salary is internationally competitive and paid in US dollars. CIP provides excellent benefits including employer-paid medical, life and disability insurance and retirement benefits. Generous allowances toward relocation, housing, home leave travel, dependents’ education and annual leave are also provided. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth. Lima, Peru is a modern vibrant city with an active cultural and social scene and a large expatriate community.

Applications: Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to Lilia Salinas at The reference name of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message. Screening of applications will begin on 30 January 2006 and will continue until the post is filled.

All applications will be acknowledged; only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at .

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

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