• Fresh Job Vacancy at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-IITA

  • Posted on: 29 August, 2016 Deadline: 9 September, 2016
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  • IITA is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

    Research Technician II


    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • Assist in laboratory and field research activities related to plantain breeding;
    • Assist with collection, processing and documentation of field and lab samples;
    • Ensure sterile environment practices, orderliness of lab, screen house and works environment;
    • Assist in maintaining of stock and inventory for germplasm and laboratory items;
    • Participate in research data collection, entry and processing;
    • Assist in supervising casuals in daily assigned tasks;
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


    • ND in General Agriculture, Science Laboratory Technology or related field with 2 years’ relevant experience performing same role.

    The ideal candidate must have:

    • Be computer literate.
    • Have ability to write report.
    • Have good interpersonal skill, diligence and attention to detail.
    • Have good self-motivation and self-organized

    Method of Application

    Applicants should forward  their Applications include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

    Interested and qualified? Go to IITA - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture career website on jobs.iita.org to apply

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