Consultant – Senior Advisor

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Senior Advisor on a consultancy basis.

The Position: The Consultant will support the seed potato inspection and certification guidelines and protocol within the regulatory framework of vegetatively propagated crops in SSA.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review the seed production and certification regulations and protocols for seed potato in particularly the seed regulations, the inspection and certification manual for vegetatively propagated planting materials, taking into account the Regional and International best practices.
  • Review the SSA certification scheme for seed potato to incorporate the EAC, COMESA and other international standards, in conformity with the seed Act.
  • Prepare SWAT analysis of seed certification standards/procedure/protocol from Europe, USA, SSA.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a PhD. in Seed system, Agronomy, Pathology or related field.
  • At least 20-30 years of relevant work experience in seed certification and regulation for vegetatively propagated crops.
  • Demonstrated understanding of seed law and specifically seed movement in East Africa.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under tight and strict deadlines and produce quality outputs.
  • Fluent in Kiswahili.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.

What are the conditions?

This is a national consultancy position limited to Kenya nationals and permanent residents only. The consultancy will be for a period of 16 days.

How to apply

Visit the following link: and submit your cover letter and a full C.V. with your references. Screening of applications will begin on July 2, 2020 and will continue until the post is filled. 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 are particularly encouraged to apply

CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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