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Country People & Culture Senior Coordinator (N-24-29)

New Delhi

  • Organization: CIP - International Potato Center
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Culture and Sport
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

International Potato Center POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Ref.: N-24-29 CPCSC/India/NRS Country People & Culture Senior Coordinator New Delhi, India

The International Potato Center (CIP) is looking for a Country People & Culture (P&C) Senior Coordinator who will be responsible for managing all aspects related to the employment cycle in India (such as benefits, employee relations, recruitment, performance management, retention, and others) and ensuring the implementation of CIP policies, procedures and guidelines is in line with current employment law.

About CIP

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. CIP works with partners in over 20 countries to improve diets and incomes of poor people in Africa, Asia and LatinAmericathroughscientificresearch,innovation,andcapacity strengthening. Focusing onpotatoand sweet potato as food systems entry point, CIP’s programs seek to strengthen broader agri-food systems to generate economic, social and nutritional benefits for farmers, enterprises and consumers emphasizing the priorities of women and youth in particular. CIP emphasizes the synergies between social and bio-physical sciences as a core strategy for making breakthroughs in our understanding of complex development challenges in food and agriculture and for our ability to overcome these. Within this pluralistic strategy, qualitative social science has a central, and increasing place for explaining human and institutional behavior and assessing benefits and risks for human development.

About the role: The successful candidate will provide analytical and experienced support around the Staff Employment Cycle based on the P&C policies and will act as a first point of contact for the managers and employees contributing to the delivery of people solutions and the implementation of wider P&C strategies in the country. This position will be based in New Delhi, India, and report directly to the Senior HR Business Partner in HQ and co-report to the Country Manager - India.

Key responsibilities:

• Act as a HR focal partner for managers and staff to promote decision making that is fair and considers the overall impact at CIP-India office.

• Manage the recruitment and selection process for national staff, consultants and interns for CIP-India office by complying with internal recruitment policy, good practices and ensure alignment with donor’s recruitment policies.

• Give specialized P&C advice to country levels, in consultation with People and Culture (P&C) Department – HQ and provide support and advice to managers and staff in solving P&C issues and help them to interpret and apply P&C policies and practices in day-to-day work.

• Provide senior level support to staff to translate business requirements into effective P&C practices, delivering people solutions aligned with business objectives.

• Partner with the P&C team in HQ to support local policy on disciplinary and grievance to guarantee compliant decision making and to accompany senior leaders in complex situations especially those with legal implications.

• Guide and accompany the induction program for new starters (NRS/GRS and Interns) to contribute with their smooth transition to the organization.• Oversee Performance Management procedures for CIP-India in coordination with P&C team in HQ. Liaise with P&C HQ on promotion requests.

• Attend staff development needs and actively participate in supporting the expansion of the Talent

Managementprogram by collatinglearningneedsand conductinganalysesfrom performance evaluations.

• Prepare ad hoc (non – typical) P&C metrics and reports to support special projects.

• Contribute to the continuous improvement of P&C processes, procedures and practices.

• Undertake projects on P&C related topics as assigned.

• Comply with applicable health and safety CIP policies and procedures.

What are we looking for?

• Master’s degree in international development or related field or bachelor’s degree in human resources.

• At least 5 years of relevant work experience.

• Knowledge and expertise related to HR policies, processes and practices of Compensation and Benefits,

Recruitment and Onboarding, Performance Management and Leadership Development.

• Deep knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

• Experience on HR/Payroll administration and record keeping including compensation, taxes and other


• Fluent in English and Hindi.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Knowledge of other languages spoken in the region would be an asset.


• Maintain highest level of Integrity and confidentiality.

• Demonstrate accountability for achieving results.

• Strong networking, influencing and consultative skills.

• Detail oriented and good organizational skills.

• Dependability – reliable, responsible, and dependable in fulfilling obligations.

• Communication– communicates clearly, tailoring messages for audiences as appropriate.

• Client focus - Engages in client perspective experience and asks probing questions to understand the


• Innovation and Creativity - Adds value by constantly looking for a better way to get more impactful results.

• Cooperation - collaborate with teams across boundaries – involve others in decision making and

communicates with key stakeholders.

Why should you consider this opportunity?

• CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D


• CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improving nutrition and well-being, and gender equity for poor

people in roots, tubers farming and food systems in the developing world.

• CIP is a member of the CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is

dedicated to transforming food, land and water systems in a climate crisis. Its research 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.What are we offering?

• Great career opportunity in an international organization.

• Generous compensation package commensurate with experience.

• One-year term contract with the possibility of renewal.

• Work in an equal and diverse workplace.

How to apply?

Visit the following link: ( and submit your cover letter and a full C.V. with

your references. Screening of applications will begin on 29 April and will continue until the post is filled. All

applications will be acknowledged; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This position WILL NOT have contact with children or vulnerable adults

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are

particularly encouraged to apply.

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