Business Plan Consultant




2 months ago02/22/202403/23/2024

- Accepting Applications

Major responsibilities are as follows:

  • Conduct desk research to analyze the current operational and functional activities within the germplasm distribution system.
  • Conduct desk research to assess the processes and costs associated with indexing and cleaning various RTB varieties.
  • Investigate existing partnership models and value propositions relevant to the Regional Germplasm Hub (RGH) through desk research.
  • Provide assistance in developing data collection tools and gathering relevant data from key stakeholders for the development of the business plan and business model for the RGH.
  • Regularly update the international consultant overseeing the RGH business plan and maintain communication with the designated CIP contact person.
  • Calculate the return on investment resulting from investments in both the RGH and
  • RTB seed system within the East African region.
  • Prepare working papers, briefs, and blog posts based on research findings.
  • Assist in conducting meetings and workshop for the development of the business plan for RGH.


  • Data collection tools and relevant data for financial analysis.
  • Preliminary report on the business plan and return on investment study.
  • Final report on the business plan.
  • Final report on return on investment study.
  • Working paper, blogs and briefs on business models, partnerships models and return on investments.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics.
  • At least 3 years of experience.
  • Specialty in Agricultural economics, cost benefit analysis and applied econometrics.
  • Worked on return on investment on roots, tubers and/or banana seed system.
  • Skills in Applied Econometrics, Return on investment and financial cost-benefit analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of database work.
  • Advanced level of MS Office and STATA
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.

Interested and qualified? Go to International Potato Center on to apply

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International Potato Center (CIP)

International Potato Center (CIP)

The International Potato Center (CIP) was founded in 1971 as a research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and andean roots and tubers. It delivers innovative science-bas...