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Gender and Food Security Consultant

Quito (Ecuador)

  • Organization: CIP - International Potato Center
  • Location: Quito (Ecuador)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-17

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Call for Consultancy Services Gender and Food Security Consultant The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a Consultant specialize in Gender and Food security to assist in the implementation of CIP programs in Ecuador.

The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, a network of 15 research centers mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

The Position: The consultant will be based in Quito, Ecuador and report directly to the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The Consultant will assist to a integrate gender focus in the food and nutrition security projects and activities in the LAC region. S/he will also contribute to interaction with projects in other CIP regions as appropriate.


• Conduct and support research on Regional IFAD-CIP project in LAC (collaborate with other regions and global programs when appropriate) in areas related to food and nutrition security, gender equity and inclusion, value chain upgrading and market development

• Conduct and support research on CRP projects in LAC (collaborate with other regions and global programs when appropriate). In the cluster 3.1 lead product and especially to the linked product 3.1.5 ‘IPM strategies to manage pests under increased globalization, intensification and future climates’. • Integrate gender and other socio-economic factors into pest and disease management frameworks, models and interventions

• Develop flexible protocols for gender-responsive research and gender-responsive guidelines to increase capacities of female and male farmers to control and manage RTB P&D under current and changing climatic conditions.

• Conduct research to understand how Pests & Diseases (P&D) affect women and men’s RTB-based livelihoods, and what capacities men and women need to respond to and manage RTB P&D under current and changing climatic conditions

• Contribute to planning the reporting of research project and collaborate in publicationsSelection Criteria: • Master’s degree in Development Studies, Business Administration or other relevant discipline • Combination of relevant education and experience to total 10 years

• Demonstrated experience to a total 5 years in Management and implementing RTB Programs in LAC Region, preferably in Ecuador, specialized in areas related to food security, gender equity and inclusion in the International Potato Center.

• Demonstrated leadership, ethics and sound judgment, both independently and as part of a team; • Must be able to research information and analyze data to arrive at valid conclusions, make recommendations effectively, and execute plans of action within a team dynamic.

• Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with staff members.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.


• Prior experience and knowledge of the multinational donor community and the rules and regulations that is required to operate.

• Foreign language proficiency (English, French, Spanish preferred. Other languages valued) • Overseas experience

Conditions: Employment contract will be for three months with a possibility of renewal.

Applications: Only digital applications will be accepted, being the deadline to apply on December 17. To

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