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The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a three (03) dynamic and experienced Drivers to ensure quality financial and administrative management for the “Enhancing Agricultural Recovery and Combatting Malnutrition in Drought-Affected Southern Madagascar Utilizing Nutritious, Climate-Resilient Vitamin A Sweet potato“ BHA project in Madagascar.

The Position: This position will be hosted by AfricaRice in Madagascar, on behalf of the International Potato Center. The selected candidates will be based in Atsimo andrefana, Androy and Anosy, Madagascar and will report to the Finance and Administrative Officer.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Drives officials, staff and guest to meetings, airport transfer, field missions, local and out of Delhi by ensuring punctuality and saving driving practices.
  • Ensure the vehicle maintenance and cleaning by giving regular/day to day maintenance checks. Properly maintain log-book and other vehicle documents.
  • Assist office staff in making photocopying, printing, scanning and maintaining stores when required.
  • Provide support in submitted visa applications and collecting passports on time for different embassies.
  • Provide support to Office Assistant for record keeping of books, publications and arranges to pay all office utilities bills, as required.
  • Comply with applicable health and safety CIP policies and procedures.


Selection Criteria

  • Technical studies
  • At least 2 years of experience required in similar positions with a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Excellent 4-wheel driving skills under difficult conditions.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Skills in minor vehicles repairs.
  • Fluent in French and in official language according to country location.
  • Basic knowledge in English (Desirable).


Why should you consider this opportunity?

  • CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D background.
  • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.
  • CIP is a member of the CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.


What are we offering?

  • Excellent working environment.
  • Compensation package commensurate with experience.
  • Fixed term contract of 1 year with possibility of renewal subject on performance and availability of funds.
  • Work in an equal and diverse workplace.


How to apply?

Visit the following link: and submit your cover letter and a full C.V in French with your references. Screening of applications will begin on March 20, 2024 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short-listed candidates will be contacted. This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Madagascar nationals and permanent residents only.


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 are particularly encouraged to apply.


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