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

  • Posted on: 28 October, 2016 Deadline: 12 November, 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.

    We are recruiting to fill the position below:

    Technical Field Supervisor

     

    Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-044
    Locations: Abuja and Ibadan
    Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

    Responsibilities

    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • Assist in keeping records of date of planting, Aflasafe application and harvesting of maize during planting season;
    • Assist in collecting maize and soil samples from the farmers’ fields and stores during sample aggregation;
    • Supervise the activities of Field Officers during sporulation verification;
    • Supervise the activities of Field of Officers during the taking of GPS coordinates of maize fields;
    • Provide technical support to Implementers and farmers on best Maize agronomic practice;
    • Assist in training of implementers and farmers under the Aflasafe AgResults project;
    • Assist in field demonstration of Aflasafe application to farmers and Implementers under the AgResults Aflasafe project;
    • Maintain accurate data records and field notebooks and computer records of the AgResults Aflasafe project that can be accessed on demand by supervisor;
    • Lead AgResults Aflasafe Field Officers for sporulation verification and GPS coordinates;
    • Assist in data entry and work schedule for AgResults Aflasafe project;
    • Ensure compliance with laboratory and field safety regulations;
    • Collect soil and maize samples at aggregation for AgResults Aflasafe project;
    • Assist in report collation and writing for the AgResults Aflasafe Project;
    • Assist in monitoring of activities of Implementers with the AgResults Aflasafe Project;
    • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • HND/BSc in Biological Science or relative courses with at least Four (4) years of relevant work experience performing similar role.

    Competencies
    Ideal Candidate must:

    • Be computer literate with a good working knowledge of computer based control systems and shared network drives.
    • Have strong Excel skills.
    • Have excellent communication skills.
    • Experience of supporting a project manager.
    • Experience of supporting technology transfer to smallholder farmers or innovation commercialization in agricultural sector.
    • Have experience of supporting staffs remotely.
    • Experience of conducting or supporting training for agricultural enterprises.
    • Have good knowledge of management of aflatoxin.
    • Have understanding of the approach to adopt in supporting growth of agricultural enterprises.
    • Have experience in data and sample collection; Experience in supporting stakeholders management activities

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

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    Project Assistants II

     

    Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-044
    Locations: Abuja and Ibadan
    Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) 

    Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • To undertake duties as directed / requested by the Pilot Manager to support the delivery and Implementation of AgResults project;
    • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools
    • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
    • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
    • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
    • Handle requests for information and data
    • Assist in data collection, analysis and presentation;
    • Prepare written responses to routine enquiries
    • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments
    • Prepare agendas for meetings and prepare schedules and minute taking;
    • Contribute to the work of AgResults as appropriate.
    • Attend AgResults organized meetings and project initiatives as required.
    • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • HND/B.Sc in Management, Social Science or Agricultural related courses with at least Four (4) years of relevant work experience performing similar role.

    Competencies
    Ideal Candidate must;

    • Be computer literate with a good working knowledge of computer based control systems and shared network drives.
    • Have strong Excel skills.
    • Have excellent communication skills.
    • Experience of supporting a project manager.
    • Experience of supporting technology transfer to smallholder farmers or innovation commercialization in agricultural sector.
    • Have experience of supporting staffs remotely.
    • Experience of conducting or supporting training for agricultural enterprises.
    • Have good knowledge of management of aflatoxin.

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    Project Assistant I

     

    Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-044
    Locations: Abuja and Ibadan
    Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) 

    Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • To undertake duties as directed / requested by the Pilot Manager to support the delivery and Implementation of AgResults project;
    • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools
    • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
    • Handle requests for information and data
    • Assist in data collection, analysis and presentation;
    • Prepare written responses to routine enquiries
    • Contribute to the work of AgResults as appropriate.
    • Attend AgResults organized meetings and project initiatives as required.
    • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification

    • HND/B.Sc in Management, Social Science or Agricultural related courses with at least Two (2) years of relevant work experience performing similar role.

    Competencies
    Ideal Candidate must;

    • Be computer literate with a good working knowledge of computer based control systems and shared network drives.
    • Have strong Excel skills.
    • Have excellent communication skills.
    • Experience of supporting a project manager.
    • Experience of supporting technology transfer to smallholder farmers or innovation commercialization in agricultural sector.
    • Have experience of supporting staffs remotely.
    • Experience of conducting or supporting training foragricultural enterprises.
    • Have good knowledge of management of aflatoxin.
    • Have understanding of the approach to adopt in supporting growth of agricultural enterprises.
    • Have experience in data and sample collection;
    • Experience in supporting stakeholders management activities.

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

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Applicants should forward their applications including a 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).

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