Market and Consumer Survey – Consultant

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The position: The International Potato Center is looking for a consultant to conduct a market and consumer survey of sweetpotato and OFSP in secondary cities in Uganda (Gulu, Mbale and Busia).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design the data collection tools; collect data in Gulu, Mbale and Busia districts;
  • Submit both the qualitative and quantitative data collected and field photos. The data sets should be in both Excel and STATA format;
  • Prepare and submit a detailed final report of the survey findings with S.M.A.R.T. recommendations to CIP on strategies to increase adoption, trade and consumption of OFSP and its products;
  • The consultant is expected to present findings in a stakeholder’s workshop organized by CIP.

Selection Criteria:

  • A master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or other relevant post-graduate qualification but with agricultural/socio-economics background;
  • At least five years of experience in consulting;
  • Extensive knowledge on the sweetpotato value chain, including knowledge on traditional and upcoming innovative sweetpotato products, their processing methods, their markets and prices;
  • Strong demonstrated experience and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis methods;
  • First author of at least two peer reviewed journal papers;
  • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation/facilitation skills.


The consultancy is limited to Uganda nationals and permanent residents only. The consultancy contract will be for a forty day term within the months of January to March 2020. The schedule will be agreed upon by the consultant and CIP based on a workplan developed by the consultant in the proposal.

How to apply:

Visit the following link: and submit the financial and technical proposal including the CV. The proposal will be assessed against; (i) Profile of the consultant proposed for the job (area of specialization, knowledge about sweetpotato and OFSP value chains), (ii) Understanding of the assignment, (iii) Methodology, draft questionnaire and approach (detailed sampling procedures), (iv) Financial proposal, (v) Work plan and timing, and suggested outline of the final report. Screening of applications will begin on January 16, 2020. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply

CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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