Research Associate NGO Job Placements – International Potato Center

International Potato Center
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The International
Potato Center (CIP) was founded in 1971 as a research-for-development
organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and andean roots and tubers.
It delivers innovative science-based solutions to enhance access to affordable
nutritious food, foster inclusive sustainable business and employment growth,
and drive the climate resilience of root and tuber agri-food systems.
Headquartered in Lima, Peru, CIP has a research presence in more than 20
countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Job Summary:  RTBFoods Work Package 1 aims to understand the
drivers of trait preferences and the development of multi-user RTB product
profiles. It provides evidence on the preferences of RTB product
characteristics for different user groups 
in the food chain, and identifies the factors that influence these
preferences, in order to support the capacity of RTB breeding programmes to be
more demand-led. Such an approach will improve dissemination and acceptability
of RTB products. 
The consultant will
acquire and document new knowledge on user traits and preferences, and gender
issues in broader food systems for RTB crop products to inform demand led RTB
breeding programs. He/She will also develop user product sensory profiles and
process documentation which will in turn inform high throughput phenotyping
platform development, product testing and varietal evaluation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Finalize sweetpotato and potato processing
·       Draft sweetpotato and potato consumer
diagnostic reports.
·       Update the boiled sweetpotato product profile
to include findings from processors and consumers.
·       Draft the boiled potato product profile.
·       Clean and upload datasets on RTBFoods
·       Contribute to finalizing potato and
sweetpotato IJFST manuscripts.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold at least a MSc.
in Food Science or related field.
·       At least 6 years of relevant work experience
required in similar position.
·       Advanced level of MS Office
·       Advanced knowledge of database work
·       Advanced field data collection, statistical
data analysis and interpretation and manuscript writing.
·       Demonstrated ability to work effectively
under tight and strict deadlines and produce quality outputs.
·       Advanced written and oral communication
skills in English.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below
Deadline: 21st
July 2020

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