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Consultant – Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Specialist job at International Potato Center

About the Organization

The International Potato Center is a research facility based in Lima, Peru, that seeks to reduce poverty and achieve food security on a sustained basis in developing countries through scientific research ..

Job Description

The Seed Equal Initiative’s work package 7 (WP 7) is a one-year endeavor that is pivoted to strategically and explicitly to WFP programming on value chains, resilience, and school feeding. WP 7 engages with WFP to build more effective and inclusive value chains and use this pivot to demonstrate how seed plays a role in building better value chain/market opportunities for smallholders in chronic stress and emergency conditions. Also, it engages with WFP to strengthen their resilience programming in land restoration and other, similar projects where input markets and access to seed are critically important to success. Finally, WP 7 engages WFP to introduce more nutrient-dense and biofortified crops into the school feeding programs and other programs that it supports. This means helping countries access biofortified varieties and quality seed to supply local farmers, school gardens, and school feeding programs with, e.g., orange-fleshed sweetpotato, high iron beans, and vitamin A (orange) maize. WP7 operates in three primary countries (Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania) and one secondary country (Kenya).

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow-up to identify the source of vines given to farmers through Ripple Effect (agronomy and resilience corporative partner/CP for WFP in southwest Uganda).

  • Identify farmers (from both refugees settlements and host communities) to host demonstration plots.

  • Assist with agronomic trainings (Kyaka II, Kyangwari and Isingiro refugee settlements) on demo plots

  • Identify CSP needs (Regina for Isingiro, Byoruganda (Kamwenge) and Dinavence Kyomuhendo (Kakumiro) and training at least one vine multiplier or persons of concern (PoC)/refugees group in refugee settlements for supply of clean vine seed.

  • Assist with two-day workshop/experience sharing on nutrition with CIP, WFP and Partner nutrition experts


  • Assist with nutrition trainings among PoC groups (in collaboration with WFP and its other partners).


Deliverables

  • Report on agronomic trainings in refugee (Persons of Concern/PoC) settlements linked to WFP-Southwest Area Office (WFP-SWAO) and host communities.

  • Report on nutrition and post-harvest trainings in refugee (Persons of Concern/PoC) settlements linked to WFP-Southwest Area Office (WFP-SWAO) and host communities.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, agribusiness management, economics, statistics, and other related fields.

  • Field team leadership, organizing transport logistics.

  • At least three (3) years’ experience


  • Experience working with CGIAR will be an added advantage.

  • Household and field data collection skills, soft/interpersonal skills, team leadership

  • Should have working knowledge/experience working in Southwest/western Uganda

How to Apply

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