• Field Assistant / Driver at IITA

  • Posted on: 30 September, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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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: Field Assistant/Driver

    Field Assistant / Driver

     

    Job Description:
        Act as field assistant in collecting data when travelling with scientist and other team member for training, meeting or other value chain activities
        Assist the project team during training, surveys and other data collection activities
        Assist in the establishment and maintenance of demonstration facilities within and outside the campus
        Drive IITA vehicles in a safe and courteous manner;
        Perform necessary cleaning and washing of the assigned vehicle;
        Assist with loading and unloading of vehicles as needed;
        Provide timely advice to the transport office of any vehicle requiring maintenance services
        Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Minimum Qualification & Experience:
    WASC with a valid professional drivers’ licence plus at least (5) years driving in comparable Organization to IITA.

    Skills & Abilities:
        Be conversant with Nigerian roads.
        Posses ability to drive long distance with good eye sight.
        Be able to work under pressure and respond in emergency situations.
        Experience and flexibility to assist in driver agricultural field work.
        Good team player and willingness to receive instruction.

    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).

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