• Careers at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

  • Posted on: 5 May, 2015 Deadline: 21 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.

    Driver I

     

    Background and Responsibilities

    Candidate will among other things perform the following duties
    • Drive project vehicles within and outside Nigeria to convey AfricaRice staff, collaborator and visitors.
    • Liaise with Insurance Officer to ensure that vehicle documents (local and international) are valid and up to date.
    • Carry out routine vehicle maintenance checks and record trip details in the vehicle logbook.
    • Carry out vehicle cleaning and ensure adequate kitting (tools, medical box, and accessories)
    • Liaise with Workshop to ensure prompt servicing of vehicle as at when due.
    • Ensure courteous and prompt attention to passengers’ needs while being conveyed.
    • Ensure safety of vehicle and passengers property
    • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience
    WASC/Trade Test II with a valid professional drivers’ licence (Class ‘E’) plus at least five (5) years corporate driving.

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    Research Associate

     

    Background and Responsibilities

    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Coordinate all seed production activities in the USIAD-funded Seed Scaling Project:
    • Carry out purification activities and varietal maintenance of improved/released rice varieties in Nigeria:
    • Multiply breeder and foundation seed of improved rice varieties for private sectors including private seed companies and universities;
    • Prepare and develop training and extension materials on seed production and handling for technicians, seed out growers and farmers;
    • Facilitate timely packaging, delivery and marketing of improved seeds to consortium of seed companies;
    • Undertake any other professional duties as needs arise within AfricaRice.

    Qualification and Experience
    M.Sc. in Seed Technology/Plant Breeding, Agronomy and any related field with adequate experience in rice breeding and foundation seed production and demonstrated skills in seed purification and storage.

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    Research Technician II

     

    Background and Responsibilities

    • Clean/sort planting materials for Laboratory, Screen house and field trials;
    • Involves in field layout, ensures timely planting and harvesting of experimental materials;
    • Involves in plant sampling for laboratory analysis;
    • Collect data on laboratory, screen house and field trials;
    • Enter data into computer from electronic field and other sources for analyses;
    • Involves in arranging training for farmers;
    • Ensure cleanliness and orderliness of glass/screen house working environments;
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience
    The candidate must have an NCE/OND in Agriculture or related field with at least 2 years’ experience in a similar position.

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    Senior Research Supervisor

     

    Background and Responsibilities

    • Assist in planting and establishment of laboratory, screen house and field trials and capture data;
    • Ensure timely planting, harvesting, and data collection;
    • Assist in post-harvest data management and analysis;
    • Supervise subordinate staff of the unit;
    • Maintain high level of research ethics;
    • Extensive travels especially during cropping season;
    • Ensure cleanliness and orderliness of glass/screenhouse working environments;
    • Participate in any training program for visiting students and appraisal exercise for technicians;
    • Maintain liaison for relationship with collaborators;
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience
    The candidate must have an BSc /HND in Crop Production, General Agriculture or related field from a reputable University/ Polytechnic with at least 3 years’ experience in a similar position.

    Method of Application

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

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