• Jobs at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) - 14 Positions

  • Posted on: 8 July, 2015 Deadline: 23 July, 2015
  • View Jobs in Agriculture / Agro-Allied View All Jobs at IITA - International Institute of Tro
  • Subscribe to free job alerts
  • 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.

    Trainning Officers Commodities Value Chain

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Engage Youth Agripreneurs and  Underprivileged Youth  in the promotion of improved cassava production,  processing and utilization of value-added and shelf-stable industrial-grade cassava products (starch, flour, chips, etc.)
     to increase market opportunities and improve the income of small-scale farmers and processors
    • Assist in the development of new agricultural products with potential to engage Youth Agripreneurs and  Underprivileged Youth 
    • Work closely with the group of Youth Agripreneurs and Underprivileged Youth on training on commercial adoption of novel agricultural food products developed by IITA.
    • Collaborate with the youth marketing team to promote and distribute cassava products to increase  usage on campus and through local Kiosks in all project states
    • Track and report on training outcomes
    • Write reports of training, product development and other commercialization activities carried out.
    • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of First Degree with 2 years’ experience in agriculture and technology transfer
    • Experience in working with youth of all levels and on cassava crop 

    go to method of application »

    Project Logistics Manager

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Plan and co-ordinate transportation of materials and manage the timelyflow of staff requests
    • Address problems with request flow or transport delays and quality-control issues, such as damaged or improperly packed goods, as well as day-to-day concerns with warehouse capacity and project deadlines.
    • Document all requests, prepare drivers schedule and monitor compliance to duties
    • Assist with training of new employees
    • Complete safety reports in relation to health and safety issues
    • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with those on your team, as well as cross-functionally
    • Assist with transport scheduling, vehicle and fuel monitoring
    • Handle confidential matters
    • Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and purchases order of machineries
    • Assist in updating assets list.
    • Any other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service.

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of Bachelor / HND degree but MBA or equivalent preferred
    • At least 3 years professional experience in a reputable and agricultural related organization.

    go to method of application »

    Project Administrative Assistant

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Assist in day to day office administration.
    • Handling correspondence, photocopying, binding and other paperwork.
    • Assist with keeping travel schedules and hotel reservations.
    • Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and purchases order of office stationery and vehicle parts.
    • Taking minutes at of meetings.
    • Handle confidential matters.
    • Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and purchases order of office stationery and machineries.
    • Assist in updating assets list.
    • Any other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, with at least 2 years’ experience in general administration.

    go to method of application »

    Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Develop a Monitoring & Evaluation framework for the project. A key aspect of the M&E framework should be gender sensitivity/mainstreaming.
    • Lead M&E activities  in the the ATASP-1 Outreach Program
    • Assist Scientists in designing survey instruments
    • Carryout socio-economic surveys  and write up as necessary
    • Clean and edit data collected from surveys
    • Support ATASP1 outreach project in the implementation of results-based performance management.
    • Prepare draft quarterly reports for ATASP1 outreach cassava component and merge with reports from ICRISAT and AfricaRice
    • Provide Outreach Coordinator and  other  Commodity Specialists with adequate information for strategic decision making
    • Any other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of Masters’ degree in Agricultural Economics or related fields.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation as well as working in cassava based system.

    go to method of application »

    Research Associate (Agronomy)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Under the supervision of the Cassava commodity Specialist, undertake project-related activities under the production component
    • Implement approved on-farm and demonstration cassava trials
    • Work with the IITA team, plan field days and training for youth and cassava farmers
    • Determine and supervise fertilizer and herbicide applications protocols
    • Collect all relevant research and Project data including outgrower contacts, farmers: including location, quantities, and pictures
    • Write reports of field trials, training, and other farmer participatory activities carried out.
    • Work with the IITA team to collate on a monthly basis a progress report
    • Any other duty assigned by the Cassava Commodity Specialist

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of MSc in Agriculture with a major in plant breeding, agronomy, or a related field
    • At least 2 years’ experience in cassava production

    go to method of application »

    Research Supervisor (Agronomy)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Under the supervision of the Cassava Commodity Specialist, undertake project-related activities under the production component
    • Assist in the implementation of approved on-farm and demonstration cassava trials
    • Work with the IITA team, plan field days and training for youth and cassava farmers
    • Supervise fertilizer and herbicide applications according to protocols
    • Collect all relevant research and project data including contact details for out growers/ farmers e.g.  location, quantities, and  photographs
    • Undertake scoring of Pest and Diseases
    • Work with the IITA team to collate on a monthly basis a progress report
    • Any other duty assigned by Cassava Commodity Specialist

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture with a major in plant breeding, agronomy, or a related field
    • At least 2 years’ experience in cassava production.

    go to method of application »

    Reserach Supervisor ( Agribusiness)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Assist the Agribusiness lead to develop agribusiness framework for the cassava enterprises.
    • Assist in the implementation of approved agribusiness/marketing activities
    • Establish cluster farmers meetings and track minutes
    • Work with the IITA team, plan field days and training for youth and cassava farmers
    • Collect all relevant research and Project data including out grower contacts, farmers: including location, quantities, and pictures.
    • Any other duty assigned by Cassava Commodity Specialist.

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Agriculture with a major in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, agronomy, postharvest or a related field.
    • At least 2 years’ experience in cassava value chain

    go to method of application »

    Research Supervisor (Food Technology)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Develop postharvest framework for the cassava component. A key aspect of the framework should be gender sensitivity/mainstreaming.
    • Lead postharvest activities on the cassava component under supervision of the Cassava commodity specialist
    • Support ATASP1 outreach project in the implementation of results-based performance management.
    • Write reports of training, and other farmer participatory activities carried out.
    • Work with the IITA team, plan field days and training for youth and cassava farmers in processing
    • Liaise with IITA Food Technology unit in product development
    • Provide Outreach Coordinator and Cassava Commodity Specialist with adequate information for strategic decision making.
    • Any other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Agriculture with a major in Food technology, postharvest, Engineering or a related field.
    • At least 2 years’ experience in cassava value chain.

    go to method of application »

    Research Supervisor ( Post Harvest Equipment)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Lead installation and assessment of postharvest equipment involved in activities on the cassava component under supervision of the Cassava Commodity Specialist
    • Work with the IITA fabrication unit to fine tune processing equipment required in the project.
    • Support ATASP1 outreach project in the implementation of results-based performance management.
    • Write reports of training, and other farmer participatory activities carried out.
    • Work with the IITA team, plan field days and training for youth and cassava farmers in processing
    • Along with the Food technologist liaise with IITA Food Technology unit and fabrication unit in product development
    • Provide Outreach Coordinator and Cassava Commodity Specialist with adequate information for strategic decision making.
    • Any other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of Bachelor Degree in Engineering with a major in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Food technology, postharvest, or a related field.
    • At least 2 years’ experience in cassava value chain.

    go to method of application »

    Research Technician

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Assist in collecting data from field,  training or meeting 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
    • Assist to conduct field, laboratory, screen house experiments and sampling with guidance from Supervisor
    • Undertake planting and harvesting of crops
    • Conduct fertilizer and herbicide applications according to protocols
    • Collect and register data according to protocols
    • Enter data in Excel file
    • Supervise field workers
    • Undertake scoring of pest and diseases
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of WASC./ National Diploma
    • At least 3 years continuous work experience in cassava value chain.

    go to method of application »

    Field Worker

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of demonstration farms
    • Assist to conduct field, laboratory, screen house experiments and sampling with guidance from Supervisor
    • Undertake planting and harvesting of crops
    • Conduct fertilizer and herbicide applications according to protocols
    • Undertake scoring of pest and diseases.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of WASC with at least 2 years continuous work experience in cassava value chain.

    go to method of application »

    Driver/Field Technician

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Act as Field Assistant in collecting data when travelling with scientist and other team members for field,  training or meeting 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 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

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of WASC.
    • At least 4 years professional driving experience in a reputable organization.
    • Versatility in driving varying automobiles and work experience in cassava value chain.

    go to method of application »

    Driver

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Drive IITA vehicles in a safe and courteous manner
    • Perform necessary cleaning and washing of the assigned 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

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of WASC. At least 4 years professional driving experience in a reputable organization. Versatility of driving varying automobiles and work experience in cassava value chain.

    go to method of application »

    Research Associate (Gender & Social Work)

     

    Background and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Liaise with IITA's Gender team and ensure project's conformity to gender strategy
    • Engage underprivileged Youth  in the promotion of improved cassava production, increased processing and utilization of value-added and shelf-stable industrial-grade cassava products (starch, flour, chips, etc.) to increase market opportunities and improve the income of small-scale farmers and processors
    • Assist to the development of new agricultural products with potentials to engage Underprivileged Youth 
    • Link with Crop Utilization Unit to identify and promote commercialization of new products among  Underprivileged Youth 
    • Work closely with the group of Underprivileged Youth on training on commercial adoption of novel agricultural food products developed by IITA.
    • Track and report on training outcomes
    • Write reports of training, product development and other commercialization
     activities carried out.
    • Collaborate with the youth marketing team to promote and distribute cassava products to increase  usage on campus and through local Kiosks in all project states
    • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

    Qualification and Experience
    • Minimum of MSc in Social Work, Gender, or related humanities
    • At least 2 years’ experience working underprivileged youth and knowledge of cassava value chain is added advantage.

    Method of Application

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

  • ❮ Back to All Jobs
  • Know more about IITA - International Institute of Tropical Agricul...Similar Jobs
  • Search for jobs by keyword
  • Jobs at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • Head, Hospitality and Travel Services at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • General Manager at eRecruiter Nigeria
  • Job Openings at WWB Recruitment
  • Graduate Customer Service Representative at Vanden Agro-Allied Group
  • Job Opening at Vanden Agro-Allied Group
  • Filter Jobs
  • State

    Field

    Education

    Experience


    Also include jobs without defined experience

 
 
Send your application through

Yahoomail Gmail Hotmail