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Title Project Coordinator (Int Potato Centre)
Role will facilitate creative partnerships across public and private sectors to strengthen the contribution of potato to incomes and nutritional health
Category Agriculture
Location Yaounde
Company cameroonjobs, Vacancies [ - - ] ( Posted on 11/07/2018, 07:22:20 PM)
Experience 1 to 2 Years
Educational Qualification Doctorate - Phd
Skills Experience
Salary - -
Career Level Entry Level (less than 2 years of experience)
Job Type Permanent
Job Status Full Time
The Position: Within the project the selected candidate will facilitate creative partnerships across public and private sectors to strengthen the contribution of potato to incomes and nutritional health through uptake of new varieties and other production technologies, seed systems development, value chain innovation and in particular in knowledge transfer through Farmer Field and Business Schools. The successful candidate will be expected to travel frequently in the project region. She/He will report to CIP's Seed Potato for Africa program leader and the regional director for sub Saharan Africa and will be expected to liaise closely with GIZ-ProCISA, local project implementation partners and potential resource organizations. The position will be based in Yaoundé, Cameroon and hosted by the GIZ-ProCISA project office.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Management of research and development activities
Refine the content and timelines for the work plan through interactions and dialogue with partners and other stakeholders and define responsibilities and commitments for its implementation
Ensure compliance with the agreed work plans through implementation of a monitoring, evaluation and learning system.
Facilitate the establishment of a cohesive, proactive project team and a strong, mutually respectful partnership of implementing organizations with clear accountability, transparency in its operations and efficiency targeting towards food insecure and poor households.
Ensure longer term viability of the partnership implementing the project through frequent interactions with senior managers of the participating organizations.
Ensure the timely preparations and high quality of all reporting requirements to GIZ.
Develop partnerships and propose resource mobilization strategies such as training programs and other joint activities to strengthen CIP's potato program in Cameroon
Stakeholder sensitization and engagement to develop a sustainable national potato strategy in the framework of the GIZ Green Innovation Centers project and in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) potato crop programs.
Technical training and backstopping of partners implementing Farmer Field and Business School training
Ensure improved access to quality seed of high yielding, disease resistant, and market demanded varieties for increased productivity and resilience
Evaluation and implementation of innovative cropping, storage, and marketing methods with farmer cooperatives and model farmers.
Provide agronomic advice to potato stakeholders in Cameroon
Active engagement in CIP's: Seed Potato for Africa program
Project Management
Provide management in all aspects of project implementation.
Supervise and lead the technical team (three junior field coordinators in the project implementation regions).
Ensure that project implementation is responsive to communities and partners and aligned with CIP's principles, values and strategic plan.
Work with administrative and finance units at CIP and other CGIAR partners, oversee the development of sub-agreements and works plans.
Monitor adherence to grant agreement, CIP policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations.
Staff Management, Professional Development and Team Building
Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.
Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees,and ensuring that all staff members are effectively using the performance planning and management system.
Contribute to project team-building efforts,and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

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