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  • Posted on: 24 April, 2012 Deadline: 8 May, 2012
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  • IITA, is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.

    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following positions at the Institute's Headquarters, Ibadan.

    RESEARCH SUPERVISOR
    (1 year renewable Contract)

    Duties:
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    Collect, collate and summarise field data.
    Carry out laboratory activities.
    Assist to train farmers.
    Prepare the weekly plan for all field workers and Technicians in consultation with the Research Associate.
    Supervise and coordinate the implementation of the weekly plan for Research Technician and Field Assistant.
    Prepare the protocol for each field activity and supervise the implementation of these protocols.
    Keep the storage well organised and in good condition
    Supervise and maintain the quality of field books and data
    Perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

    Qualification and Experience:
    BSc/HND in Agriculture/Crop Breeding plus at least three (3) years post-qualification working experience in a research institution.

    The ideal candidate must:
    • Be hardworking, honest and trustworthy
    • Be able to work under pressure
    • Be able to work on weekends

    RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
    (1 year renewable Contract)

    Duties:
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    Make field layouts
    Collect and register data in the field log book.
    Plant experimental trials and manage off-site trials
    Enter data in the excel file
    Supervise field workers.
    Undertake scoring of pest and diseases.
    Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience:
    ND in Agriculture, plus at least three (3) years post-qualification working experience in a research institution.
    The ideal candidate must:
    • Be hardworking, honest and trustworthy.
    • Be able to work under pressure.
    • Be able to work on weekends

    RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I (2 POSITION)
    (1 year renewable Contract)

    Duties:
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    • Undertake planting and harvesting of crops
    • Carry out pollination and sexual seed processing.
    • Establish pre-nursery/seedlings nursery
    • Collect and register data in the field books.
    • General field maintenance of pre-nursery/seedling nursery
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience:
    ND in Agriculture, plus at least three (3) years post-qualification working experience in a research institution.
    The ideal candidate must:
    • Be hardworking, honest and trustworthy.
    • Be able to work under pressure.
    • Be able to work on weekends.

    REMUNERATION:
    We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

    METHOD OF APPLICATION:
    Interested applicants should visit IITA's jobsite at www.iita.org/careers and submit their application not later than two weeks from the date of this publication.
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