Consultant for RTB Foods (20-59)

  • International Potato Center (CIP)
  • Remote (Kampala, Uganda)
  • 09/09/2020
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Job Description

Consultant for RTB Foods (20-59)


Posted On 09/07/2020

Job Information


Resource Type: Consultant

Region: SSA

Closing date: 09/10/2020

Industry: Research and Development

Job Description

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a proactive and responsible consultant with high level of commitment and expertise to develop, establish and apply Predictive equations based on near- infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) data for nutritional quality traits and functional properties in raw and boiled sweetpotato, using genetic diverse populations in Uganda.

This consultancy is remotely and will coordinate directly with the Plant Breeder Associate in

Kampala, Uganda.



-          Feasibility study on NIRS application for predicting quality traits in raw intact and blended fresh sweetpotato samples and boiled fresh sweetpotato         samples.

-          Feasibility study on NIRS application for functional properties on sweetpotato.

-          Active participation in WP3 online meetings

-          WP3 progress report




-          PhD Degree

-          Specialty in development of high throughput nutritional quality methods

-          Expertise required in NIRS calibration development for sweetpotato related to consumer preferred traits.

-          + 20 years of experience

-          Technical expertise on requested tasks, high quality reporting writing and teamwork organization.


  • This is a remote position.



  • This consultancy contract is for 3 months.
  • The payment is a fixed and consolidated fee.
  •  The venue for Interview will be informed only to the shortlisted candidates

Application deadline