International Coalition Coordinator

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Company:International Potato Centre
Category:Farming & Agriculture
Job Type:Permanent

Job details

Key responsibilities ;
Irish Potato Coalition 
  • To strengthen and engage new partnerships across public and private sectors to strengthen alliances and mobilise resources  
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer within the Coalition 
  • Actively collect, synthesise and share information within the Coalition 
  • Support systems to develop evidenced based data and knowledge 
  • Promote the role of potato in the development agenda 
  • Produce annual report of member activities and impact
Partnership Building and Fundraising  
  • Develop Innovative partnerships and approaches with public and private institutions 
  • Support the efforts to create innovative alliances and partnerships with the private sector across the country to contribute with CIP’s mission 
  • Represent CIP at the country level with donor, and partners to support program development and growth 
Project Management 
  • Provide management in all aspects of project implementation 
  • Coordinate the technical staff and consultants to deliver on project assignments  
  • Work with administrative and finance units at CIP
  • Ensure proper technical review of project assignments prior to submission to the donor 
  • Provide meaningful project reports updating on implementational and financial status 
  • Oversee the development of partner sub-agreements and works plans 
  • Monitor adherence to consultancy contract and grant agreement, CIP policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations
Project Support Operations 
  • Coordinate with finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics, procurement, security, administration and human resources.



  • PhD level degree in relevant discipline in agronomy, agricultural economics or a closely related discipline 
  • Strong experience of at least 8 years in managing and delivering on agricultural-related projects in an international development context 
  • Proven experience managing multi-partner development projects that engage several consultants 
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa essential 
  • Experience engaging high level partnerships with international and national institutions, and the donor community • Ability to prioritize responsibilities 
  • Demonstrate leadership, integrity and versatility 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English  
  • Spoken French required 
  • Excellent writing skills – able to develop meaningful reports  
  • Willingness to travel frequently and work under field conditions



Good working environment. 
• Great career opportunity in an international organization. 
• Salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. 
• Comprehensive international insurance coverage. 
• Attractive retirement plan.
• One-year term contract with the possibility of renewal*.
• Work in an equal and diverse workplace. 
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