Career Opportunities at International Potato Center

Career Opportunities at International Potato Center

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International Potato Center Jobs, Consultant Jobs

Consultant – Senior Advisor

  • Resource Type: Consultant
  • Region: SSA
  • Closing date: 07/02/2020
  • Industry: Research and Development
  • City: Nairob


  • 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.


  •  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.

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