Country Manager for India (G-24-04)

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The International Potato Center (CIP) is looking for highly motivated and experienced Country Manager to lead CIP’s regional Office in New Delhi, India.  

The position: The Country Manager is responsible for government, partner and funder relations and represents CIP with these stakeholders in India, working closely with the Regional Director for South Asia. The Country Manager will ensure CIP’s organizational growth in the country through technically and financially sound programming and equitable partnerships. Specifically, the Country Manager will develop and lead CIP’s country implementation plans for India in support of the CIP2030 strategic goals and in response to the priorities of national and local stakeholders. Depending on technical expertise, the Country Manager may also lead or contribute to the implementation of CIP science and innovation projects in India.


  • Advanced degree (PhD or Master) in a Science or Management discipline.
  • At least 10 years of progressive international experience in similar research and/or development organizations.
  • Significant leadership experience in an equivalent position in a development or international organization.
  • Strong track record of establishing and managing strategic partnerships with funders, governments, international organizations, and the research community in India.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of management practices to enable the creation of appropriate country implementation plans.
  • Proven expertise of leading funding initiatives and managing complex proposal development processes.
  • Proven experience of managing implementation of research or development projects in India involving national staff and local partners.
  • Budget management and IT literate (Microsoft and ERP software).
  • Leadership competencies:

o   Focus on big picture and strategic vision.   

o   Building and maintaining partnerships and relationships.

o   Planning and managing staff to achieved quality results.

o   Influencing and resolving differences across boundaries.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Hindi.

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