• Current Job Openings at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITA

  • Posted on: 17 September, 2014 Deadline: 30 September, 2014
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  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 180 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 1200 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

    IITA is looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the position of:

    Research Technician III

     

    Job Description:
    Assist in carrying out field survey to validate farmers Agro-ecological knowledge Participate in the implementation of the capacity building plan at farmers and extension officer level, NGOs and NARS technician involved in the project Assist MSc and PhD student in trials and experiment to develop a screening protocol for nutrient use Assist in the field the implementation of participatory evaluation of ISFM interventions by production system in Ghana and Nigeria Assist the production of clean planting material of mapping population and elite varieties selected as NUE Assist the scaling up of the best combination of selected varieties and ISFM intervention Assist the implementation of plot with ISFM Elicit and collect from yam trials for ISFM and farmers participatory evaluation Perform all other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

    Minimum Qualification & Experience:

    •     NCE/OND in General Agriculture
    •     Minimum experience of Five (5) years in a similar position

    Skills & Abilities:

    •     Good knowledge and experience in managing field and lab experiments
    •     Demonstrated ability to establish field and lab experiments
    •     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    •     Ability to work in a multi-cultural close interaction with NARS, NGO’s extension officers and farmers
    •     Ability to work under minimum supervision
    •     Good time management skills
    •     Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure

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    Senior Research Support Officer

     

    Job Description:

    •     Lead the application of field survey to validate farmers Agro-ecological knowledge
    •     Implement capacity building plan at farmers and extension officer level, NGOs and NARS technicians involved in the project
    •     Coordinate the assistances MSc and PhD student in trials and experiment to develop a screening protocol for nutrient use efficiency
    •     Lead the field implementation of participatory evaluation of ISFM interventions by production system
    •     Plan and implementation of clean planting material of mapping population and elite varieties and ISFM intervention
    •     Lead the implementation of pilots demonstration plots with ISFM
    •     Elicit and collect data yam trials for ISFM and farmers participatory evaluation.

    Minimum Qualification & Experience:

    •     B.Sc/HND in Crop Production, General Agriculture or related discipline from a reputable University/college/polytechnic.
    •     Minimum experience of Five (5) years in a similar position

    Skills & Abilities:

    •     Good knowledge and experience in managing field and lab experiments
    •     Demonstrated ability to establish field and lab experiments
    •     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    •     Ability to work in a multi-cultural close interaction with NARS, NGO’s extension officers and farmer
    •     Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure.
    •     Must be a good team player.

    Method of Application

    Applications must include a cover letter, which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to the Head, Human Resources Service.

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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