Research Assistant- Consultant

International Potato Center
Call for national consultancy services
18-04 Research Assistant - National Consultant (Vietnam)

POSTING TITLE: Research Assistant- Consultant
PROJECT: TAP-5 project
WORK LOCATION: Hanoi, Vietnam

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a national consultant to provide analytical and experience support to the research projects.

Expected duration:

This consultancy contract is for 12 months spread over 2018, with possibility of extension, subject to performance and availability of funding.

Deliverables and duties:

  • Conduct, analyze and document the experiment’s findings to contribute with the internal discussion
  • Supervise research activities in different settings to guarantee the experiments implementation and execution is being followed correctly and all research activities are in excellent agronomic conditions always.
  • Support on administration and logistics operations to guarantee an effective supply chain for the projects’ needs.
  • Provide professional guidance to the technician and students to contribute with their professional development within the organization.
  • Support first level analysis of data to guarantee the results are accurate and complete.
  • Interact with national and project partners.
  • Facilitate national and regional workshops and knowledge sharing events.
  • Assess and maintain health and genetic identity of breeding materials.
  • Comply with applicable health and safety CIP policies and procedures.
  • Any other responsibility assigned by the supervisor related to the project’s activity

Qualifications/special skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (with thesis completed) in Agronomy, Biology or related area. Preferably with post graduate studies.
  • At least 3 years of experience required in similar position preferably on tuber crops
  • Advance level of MS Office
  • Fluent in English and official languages according to specific country location.
  • Availability to travel locally.

Application Process:

Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website ( vacancies/), including a cover letter, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin 28th January,2018 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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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Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2018-01-28