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  • Posted on: 23 April, 2015 Deadline: 9 May, 2015
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  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium.We thank you for your interest in IITA and invite you to explore many exciting and diverse career opportunities in a work environment that enables you to be the best you can, advancing your professional and personal growth in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

    Join a vibrant team that is committed to facilitating agricultural solutions for hunger, poverty, and natural resource degradation throughout the tropics.IITA is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is given to qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national/ethnic origin or social status.

    Agri-preneur Facilitator 2 (Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2015-016)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    • Building on local platforms scope for project partners in Government, NGO and private sectors;
    • Scope small and medium enterprise (SME) business opportunities with special emphasis on youth agribusiness development;
    • Appraise the technical, market and financial feasibility of the agribusiness opportunities;
    • Design partnership agreements towards the sustainable supply of high quality seeds, inoculants and legume-specific fertilizer with special emphasis on youth entrepreneur involvement;
    • Design awareness campaigns for new, existing youth entrepreneurs or project promoted partner internship programs, calls for interest and a selection procedures for promising candidates;
    • Support the youth to develop new (or upgraded) commercially viable business models and associated development strategies along the legume value chains.
    • Identify youth Agri-preneurship training needs and design training programs based on them;
    • Train the youth in business management, financial management and marketing.
    • Train youth in writing fundable business plans for private financial and public grant institutions;
    • Assess and enhance the performance of the business models and develop upgrading strategies;
    • Develop appropriate financial products targeting rural youth in consultation with collaborating financial institutions.
    • Facilitate linkages and contracts between business model stakeholders including importers, distributors, operators, local promoters and farmers.
    • Contribute to the development of promotional materials and marketing strategies by the private sector to support small scale youth businesses along the legume value chain.
    • Diagnose Borno State institutional constraints in the development of youth targeted businesses and formulate policy options.
    • Conduct group facilitation and organization

    Qualification and Experience
    MBA/MSc in Agribusiness, Agricultural Development, or a related field, from a well-recognized university

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    Research Supervisor (Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2015-020)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Involves in planting, data and samples collection and other field activities;
    • Plant DNA/RNA Isolation;
    • DNA/RNA quality and quantity analysis;
    • DNA sequencing and PCR amplification;
    • Gel Electrophoresis and other cognate techniques;
    • Samples preparation for Next-Generation genotyping and analysis of genotypic data including linkage mapping, association studies and diversity analysis;
    • Supervision and training of laboratory personnel and general administration/maintenance of the laboratory;
    • Ensure compliance with safety regulations of the Biotechnology laboratory;
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience
    B.Sc /HND in Biochemistry, Biology or Molecular Biology with (2) years relevant experience. Knowledge in Bioinformatics is an added advantage.

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    International Trials Manager (Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2015-021)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Support scientist of the CAY-seed project in implementing activities;
    • Contribute in designing, planning, implementing on farm /demonstration as well as on-station experiments to demonstrate the benefits of using clean seed yam;
    • Collate and analyze all data of the CAY-seed project;
    • Publish research output in peer-reviewed international journal articles;
    • Engage in multiplication of disease and pest free seed yam for experimental purpose as well as oversee the maintenance of quality seed by national partners;
    • Provide technical support to National Agricultural Research and Extension System in selected communities;
    • Contribute in the development and dissemination of training documents (flyers, newsletters, posters, training and extension manual etc.)
    • Liaise between other projects with similar objectives to ensure the coordination of related activities;
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience
    M.Sc in Agronomy, Plant Science or related discipline from a recognized University with minimum of 5 (Five) years relevant in a similar role.

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    Research Associate (Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2015-021)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Support scientist of the CAY-seed project in implementing activities in Nigeria and Ghana;
    • Liaise with and backstop partner organization (CRI, CRS, NRCRI and MSHR) in planting, positive selection, monitoring data collection and harvesting seed yam trials and demonstration;
    • Train extension agents and framers on the attributes of using quality seeds;
    • Engage in multiplication of disease and pest free seed yam for experimental purpose as well as oversee production of quality seed by national partners;
    • Provide technical support to National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems in selected communities;
    • Contribute in the development and dissemination of project documents (flyers, newsletters, posters, training, and extension manuals, etc.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience
    M.Sc. in Agronomy, Plant Science or related discipline from a recognized University with minimum of 3 (Three) years relevant in a similar role.

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    Groundskeeper l (Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2015-012)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:
    • Maintain the station’s lawn and clean premises;
    • Maintain ornamental potted plants and flowers;
    • Clean gatehouse security house, driver’s quarters/rooms;
    • Assist at the laundry and clean the rest rooms;
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience
    WASC plus at least 2 years relevant experience.

    Method of Application

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

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