• Job Vacancy at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

  • Posted on: 22 October, 2015 Deadline: 4 November, 2015
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  • IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate 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.

    Research Technician


    Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2015-046
    Location: Ibadan
    Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)


    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

    • Prepare, process and package maize trials;
    • Distribute trials to different locations within the country;
    • Plant and collect data;
    • Maintain trial field;
    • Engage in seed production;
    • Harvest Trials;
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification, Experience and Skills

    • National Diploma (ND) in Crop Production, General Agriculture, Horticulture or related discipline from a reputable college/polytechnic with at least 3 years experience in a similar position.


    • Basic knowledge of crop management operations
    • Good time management and cropping skills.
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure
    • Team player.

    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 forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant's current or previous organization or applicant's direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package.

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