Regional Director for Latin America and Country Representative for Peru (G-24-33)

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The International Potato Center (CIP) is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Regional Director for Latin America and Country Representative for Peru.

The position: This position plays a dual role as Country Representative for Peru and Regional Director for Latin America, with the goal to safeguard and further develop CIP’s essential relationship with the Government of Peru and other Peruvian partners and stakeholders while growing CIP’s science and innovation portfolio in Latin America.  

As Country Representative, the position leads CIP’s country implementation plans for Peru in support of the CIP2030 strategic goals and in accordance with CIP’s Headquarter Agreement in Peru. As Regional Director for Latin America, the position is responsible for government, partner and funder relations and represents CIP with these stakeholders in the region. The Regional Director directs and supports Country Managers and ensures organizational growth in the region through technically and financially sound programming and equitable partnerships. The successful candidate will report to the Director General and will be based in Lima, Peru.


  • 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 experience of institutional representation with Government, national stakeholders, and the international community in Peru.
  • Strong track record of establishing and managing productive strategic partnerships with funders, governments, international organizations, and the research community at regional level in Latin America.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of management practices to enable the creation of appropriate country and regional implementation plans and mechanisms.
  • 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.

o    Leading by example

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.

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