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  • Posted on: 5 August, 2014 Deadline: 19 August, 2014
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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 tropical nations. 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.

    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the position of  Innovation and Communication Specialist at its Headquarters in Ibadan.

    Senior Research Supervisor

     

    Position Description
    • Establishment and management of seed farms
    • Conduct field experiments including all aspects of data collection
    • Supervise harvesting and postharvest handling of seed crops
    • Organize and supervise general field activities
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
         
    Minimum Qualification & Experience
    • B.Sc/HND in Crop Production, General Agriculture or related discipline from a reputable University/college/polytechnic.
    • Minimum experience of three (3) years in a similar position
    • Basic knowledge of crop management operation especially in seed production farms.
    • Good times management skills.
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure.
    • Team player.

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    Accounting Assistant II

     

    Description
    • Proactive monitoring of donor reports, work closely with Project Administration Office to track project events
    • Updating, reviewing, and reconciling bill receivables from donors with the total grant income of W3 & Bilateral Projects
    • Preparing and reviewing of financial statements on W3 & Bilateral projects.
    • Checking, processing and reporting on returns and justifications of funds granted to IITA collaborators/partners.
    • Raising of journals for adjustments necessary on various accounts and loading same on oracle interface.
    • Attending to queries raised by budget officers on W3 & Bilateral Projects.
    • Preparation of budget for core restricted projects and uploading same in the oracle interface.
    • Assist in the checking of Cashier’s cash balances as scheduled.
    • Performing other duties that could be assigned from time to time

    Minimum Qualification & Experience
    • BSc/HND in Accounting ICAN PEI
    • Minimum of 2 years wroking experience
    • Good knowledge of computer (Oracle financial application)
    • Good time management skills
    • Be ready to work long hours when need arises
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure

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    Research Supervisor

     

    Description    
    • Assist in establishment and management of seed farms
    • Assist in establishment of and conduct field experiments including all aspect of data collection
    • Supervise harvesting and postharvest handling of seed crop
    • Organize and supervise general field activities
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
         
    Minimum Qualification & Experience    
    • B.Sc /HND in Crop Production, General Agriculture or related discipline from a reputable University/college/polytechnic.
    • Minimum experience of One (1) years in a similar position
    • Basic knowledge of crop management operation especially in seed production farms.
    • Good times management skills.
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure.
    • Team player

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    Driver II

     

    Description    
    • Drive IITA vehicles to various destinations as required
    • Convey IITA scientists/staff/visitors to field work and other places as required
    • Participate in carrying out field operations/activities

    Minimum Qualification & Experience
    • WASC with valid professional driver's licence (Class E) plus at least 3 years driving in an international research institute.
    • Must be conversant with Nigerian roads.
    • Should be able to drive long distances.
    • Ability to work under pressure and weekends if necessary.

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    Tractor Operator II

     

    Job Description        
    • Use tractor and implements to perform various field operation/tasks such as land preparation, application of agro-chemical harvesting and haulage of seed from field.
    • Do minor repair on tractors and implement when necessary
    • Ensure project tractor and implement are well maintained and clean.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
         
    Minimum Qualification & Experience
    • OND Mechanic/Trade Test I II and III, professional licence  to operate tractor (Class E) plus at least 3 years experience in using tractors for various field operations in a research institute.
    • Must have good eye sight
    • Be able to work under pressure and be ready to work long hours and on weekends where necessary

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    Tractor Operator I

     

    Description    
    • Assist the tractor II in the performance of his duties
    • Ensure project tractor and implements are well maintained and clean
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Minimum Qualification & Experience     
    • WASC/SSCE plus at least three (3) years tractor operating experience The ideal candidate must
    • Must have good eye sight
    • Be able to work under pressure and be ready to work long hours and on weekends where necessary

    Method of Application

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

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