Project Manager, West Bengal (N-24-18)

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The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic and results-oriented Project Manager to lead the implementation of the potato project: ‘Developing local Seed Potato Production System in West Bengal’

The Position: The Project Manager should be driven by the desire to achieve impact on poverty through high quality development interventions in close coordination with project partners. The Project Manager will have overall responsibility for all aspects of project implementation and reporting. He/she will directly supervise an interdisciplinary team of specialists. The position will be based in Siliguri, West Bengal, India and will report to Country Manager, India. This is a National recruited position that will work closely with other CIP science teams at CIP regional office in New Delhi, India and it headquarter in Lima, Peru. The assignment will include frequent travel within West Bengal.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Promoting local seed potato production through ARC technology.
  • Liasoning with different stakeholders involved seed Potato production.
  • Conceptualize, plan, supervise and lead the implementation and reporting of plans and programs related to the assigned project/team.
  • Contribute and lead to specific outputs of the strategic business plans.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of strategies in accordance with agreed objectives of Program.
  • Manage the preparation and/or development of annual work/budget plans based on research objectives and monitor the implementation.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with various stakeholders (public and private sectors), to coordinate cross functional research project outputs, timelines and delivery of new technologies/ techniques.
  • Participate in organization wide activities and represent CIP at various meetings or events as workshops, conferences and trainings for capacity building of partners.
  • Publish scientific papers in high-impact academic journals according to the discipline, prepare project reports and policy briefs.
  • Lead the preparations of research proposals and actively help securing funds and support.
  • Supervise direct staff and contribute to their performance evaluations and identify succession planning and development.
  • Member of people management team to evaluate performance across the unit.
  • Comply with national and international health and safety laws, regulations and standards.

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