The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic individual to contribute to NPS Kenya implementation through leading the coordination of Knowledge Management and Policy Stakeholder Engagement. He/She will be based in Nairobi, Kenya mainly focusing on NPS work in Kenya but contributing to regional policies and strategies efforts as required.
CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research organization with a global mandate to conduct research on potatoes, sweetpotatoes, Andean root and tuber crops, and sustainable management of natural resources. CIP’s vision is to contribute from its areas of expertise to the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular those goals that relate to poverty, hunger, child and maternal mortality, and sustainable development. CIP has its headquarters in Lima, Peru with staff and activities in locations across Africa, Asia and Latin America. CIP, a member of the One CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. One CGIAR science is dedicated to transforming food, land and water systems in a climate crisis, and it is carried out by 13 CGIAR Centers/Alliances in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector.
About the role
The CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) aims to improve the lives of millions of people by identifying ways of building stronger policies and strategies with greater coherence and capacity, helping countries address current policy demand and future development needs. The international Potato Centre is contributing to NPS initiative through the three focus areas on building policy coherence, integrating policy tools and responding to policy demands on crisis at global, regional, national and sub-national levels.
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