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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

Applications are invited for the position below:

Job Title: Research Supervisor        

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2018-0025
Location: Kano
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Duties
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Prepare trials, establish field trails and demonstrations
  • Carryout field data collection
  • Supervise establishment of community seed schemes;
  • Contribute to training of farmers on the use of farm inputs;
  • Analyze field data and prepare tables.

Qualification

  • B.Sc/HND in Agriculture, Agronomy or related fields with minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing similar or related role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have ability to enter field data using excel and ability to analyze field data using SAS statistical package.
  • Have experience in establishing field research activities with field crops such as cowpea, maize and soybean.
  • Have extensive knowledge in managing field crop pest using recommended agrochemicals;

Remuneration

  • We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date 
10th September 2018.

Method of Application 
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format, The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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Job Title: Research Technician I 

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2018-0023
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: 2-year renewable contract

Duties

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in laboratory and field research activities related to plantain breeding.
  • Assist with collection, processing and documentation of field and lab samples.
  • Ensure sterile environment practices, orderliness of lab, screen house and work environment.
  • Assist in maintaining of stock and inventory for germplasm and laboratory items.
  • Participate in research data collection, entry and processing.
  • Assist in supervising casuals in daily assigned tasks.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • OND in General Agriculture, Science Laboratory Technology or related field with two (2) years relevant experience performing similar roles.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be computer literate
  • Have ability to concisely record data and write basic report.
  • Have good interpersonal skill, diligence and attention to detail.
  • Have good self-motivation and be well organized.

Remuneration
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date 
10th September, 2018.

Method of Application 
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format, The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

 

 

Job Title: Research Technician I 

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2018-0023
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: 2-year renewable contract

Duties

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in laboratory and field research activities related to plantain breeding.
  • Assist with collection, processing and documentation of field and lab samples.
  • Ensure sterile environment practices, orderliness of lab, screen house and work environment.
  • Assist in maintaining of stock and inventory for germplasm and laboratory items.
  • Participate in research data collection, entry and processing.
  • Assist in supervising casuals in daily assigned tasks.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • OND in General Agriculture, Science Laboratory Technology or related field with two (2) years relevant experience performing similar roles.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be computer literate
  • Have ability to concisely record data and write basic report.
  • Have good interpersonal skill, diligence and attention to detail.
  • Have good self-motivation and be well organized.

Remuneration
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date 
10th September, 2018.

Method of Application 
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format, The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)