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  • Posted on: 20 May, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    • Monitor project implementation activities; act as a point of contact for the Nigerian program and reporting matters in the absence of the M&E Special and project leader;
    • Conduct and manage field trials; regular contacts with DVMs (Decentralized Vine Multipliers);
    • Assist in handling all day-to-day monitoring, evaluation and administrative matters;
    • Collection and analyses of data from field experiments;
    • Assist in the design and implementation of survey;
    • Enter monthly recorded data to update database and organize monthly summary of the activities;
    • Work closely with key partners in tracking key outcome indicators;
    • Offer administrative support to scientists and collaborators on projects, including visitors and students;
    • Assist in organizing meetings, taking minutes of meetings and maintaining a database of contacts;
    • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience

    • University degree in Agronomy, General Agriculture or equivalent. 
    • Professional certification awarded by a relevant professional institute be an added advantage

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    Research Assistant

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    • Assist in experimenting , planning, setting up and implementation on the field and tissue culture laboratory;
    • Engage in tissue culture medium preparation, sub-culturing, washing containers e.t.c.;
    • Collect plan data from breeding crossing blocks fields established for tissue culture experiments;
    • Assist in harvesting yam tubers and seed from the field the field experiments after applying tissue culture technique;
    • Collect samples from yam field (flowers, anthers, ovaries and florescence) and carry out analysis on them in the lab;
    • Organize laboratory work for tissue culture experiments and trials;
    • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience

    • B.Sc. in Agriculture, Botany, Plant Science, Microbiology or  related field with minimum of two (2) years’ experience on plant tissue culture and related field.

    Method of Application

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

    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.

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