International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Fresh Job Recruitment) [3 positions] - Jobs in Nigeria

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Fresh Job Recruitment) [3 positions]

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25 Aug, 2016

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Experienced Jobs in Nigeria, Masters Level Jobs in Nigeria

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.

Applications are invited for the following positions below:

Job Title: Fieldbank Manager
Reference: Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2016-038
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

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

  • To effectively and efficiently manage operations of the Genetic Resources Center (GRC) fieldbank including staff and resources;
  • To manage the conservation and characterization of GRC clonal crops in the field particular cassava, yam and Musa to a high standards;
  • To assist in the achievement of GRC performance targets and to contribute to the development of GRC as a whole;
  • To liaise effectively with the in vitro Genebank of GRC;
  • To ensure the fieldbank follows best practice and in a modern fieldbank particularly in areas of barcoding, data management and mechanization;
  • To liaise with other units within IITA particularly breeders on the evaluation of germplasm;
  • To exist in the planning and implementation of collecting missions;
  • To undertake capacity development of NARS and other partners;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of research activities involving the fieldbank.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc in Plant Science, Plant Genetics, Crop Production, Agronomy or related field with 5 years’ experience performing same role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good Communication skill;
  • Good field research management skills
  • Good field data collection and management skills
  • Good ability to speak more than one Nigeria language.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
31st August, 2016.

How to Apply

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.

Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

 

Job Title: Head of Data and Information Management Unit
Ref No: DDG-R4D/HDIM/08/16
Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Job Descriptions

  • IITA is recruiting a Head for the newly established Data and Information Management Unit. IITA is investing in order to be at the cutting edge of ICT and fully explore the potential of data and information management and its utilization/or use in agricultural research for development.
  • We are thus looking for a highly experienced, motivated and visionary leader that can develop a strong, dynamic and efficient data and information management unit that will support, inspire and be well-integrated with the research teams as well as with other administrative support units.
  • The Head of the unit reports to the Deputy Director General for Research for Development (R4D).

Position Responsibilities
The mandate of the unit includes:

  • ICT – hardware and infrastructure
  • Development of and support for administrative databases and financial management information system (Oracle is the current solution)
  • Management of institute repositories (e.g. bibliography, crop databases, spatial data, genetic resources, images etc)
  • Implementation and management of institute web-based platform
  • Leadership and support for transition to and full implementation of open access/open data
  • Support to scientists in data management and data analysis
  • Digital knowledge management

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a minimum of MSc or equivalent degree in relevant area

Core Competencies:

  • At least 10 years experience in the area of data and information management
  • Expertise in one or several of the unit’s mandate areas
  • Demonstrated experience in successful organizational development
  • Gender awareness
  • Experience of working in a multicultural environment
  • Fluency in English

General information:

  • Initial appointment is for three years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

Application Closing Date
10th September, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested applicant 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).

Note

  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the workforce, therefore female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Job Title: Communication Specialist
Ref No: DDG-R4D/CS/A/08/16
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting Line: The Communication Specialist will report to the Managing Director of the ATTC Project.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of the communication strategy for the project to improve its visibility.
  • Support the manufacturing and distribution companies of Aflasafe to develop and promote the aflasafe brand.
  • Support the awareness creation component of the project.
  • Develop and implement communication plans and campaigns to support ATTC project activities, and promote results and impact among investors/donors, partners, beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Lead all public events organized by the project such as launches, business meetings, products presentations, networking events.
  • Capture and write up stories about ATTC work for a range of stakeholders and platforms in various formats including video, radio, stills, website and print publications.
  • Generate/contribute written content and provide editing and quality control in the production of various publications and project documents such as progress reports, newsletters, annual highlights, R4D Review, among others
  • Plan, edit and design a variety of print products/ publications using desktop publishing tools.
  • Regularly monitor and report on website analytics to inform digital strategies online.
  • Redesign the Aflasafe website, enrich content, provide editorial support and offer guidance to a widening pool of website contributors.
  • Create and manage the project’s social media channels, uploading information and materials; monitoring comments and giving feedback.
  • Mentor and train program staff in a variety of communications and digital media skills (e.g. social media, writing blogs, editorial style and guidelines, brand).

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Media Arts.

Core Competencies:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in corporate, or developmental communication; direct experience of working in private sector preferred.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Relevant experience with website production and maintenance, digital media production and management, and design.
  • Relevant experience in the development and promotion of brands.
  • Experience in designing and organizing high level business and advocacy/policy events.
  • Good oral and written communication in French is an advantage.

General information:

  • The contract will be for a period of three years based on performance and availability of funding. IITA offers internationally competitive remuneration package paid in U.S. Dollars.

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested applicant 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).

Note: Candidates are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.

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