International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Fresh Job Recruitment [7 Positions] - Jobs in Nigeria

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Fresh Job Recruitment [7 Positions]

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29 Aug, 2016

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Agriculture Jobs in Nigeria, NGO 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
Location: Ibadan

Reference: Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2016-038
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.


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Job Title: Head of Data and Information Management Unit
Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Ref No: DDG-R4D/HDIM/08/16

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.

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Job Title: Communication Specialist
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Ref No: DDG-R4D/CS/A/08/16
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.

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Job Title: International Trials Manager II
Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-041
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

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

  • Serve as a manager for the support of project building and sustainable Integrated Cassava Seed Systems in Nigeria (BASICS);
  • Contribute in designing, planning and implementing of project activities for the breeders seed and quality seed components including multiplication of pre-basic seed, design and running on-station and on-farm demand create trials as well as on-station experiments to demonstrate the benefits of using clean cassava stems;
  • Contribute to the development, data collection, curation and analysis of all data of IITA’s involvement in the BASCIS project including multiplication production, inventory and cost information, certification and stem sales records, and experiments to improve multiplication methods;
  • Assist with publishing research output in peer-reviewed international journal articles;
  • Implement the SAH rapid multiplication system for cassava in Nigeria at IITA and backstop its implementation with other partners including NRCRI and a private processor;
  • Implement and ensure quality seed production and seed certification for cassava with national partners including associated record keeping;
  • Track seed flows in all stages of multiplication from pre-basic, basic and commercial seed stages;
  • Organize commercial stem transactions at all stages including pricing, payment and accounting of transactions;
  • Contribute to project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Provide technical support to National Agricultural Research and Extension System and commercial seed producers the regions of project operations;
  • Contribute in the development and dissemination of training documents (flyers, newsletters, posters, training and extension manual etc.);
  • Liaise between other projects with similar objectives to ensure the coordination of related activities;
  • Facilitate hosting of RTB staff at IITA;
  • Perform other duties as needed and requested by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc. in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Crop Production or related discipline. Minimum of 12 years relevant experience performing similar role. Agricultural economics or agric business management experience will be an added advantage.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • Excellent entrepreneurial drive to develop profitable cassava stem businesses
  • Demonstrable supervisory and management skills.
  • Experience in propagation of clonally propagated crops (such as cassava), conducting field trials, working in the laboratory and screenhouse settings, managing experiments including data collection and analysis.
  • Passion and commitment for academic excellence.
  • Able to cope with heavy workloads extending beyond office hours and during weekends
  • Ability to innovate, quickly adapt and apply new methods.
  • Ability to organize, analyse data and prepare excellent technical reports and publications.
  • Very good leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work harmoniously in an interdisciplinary team with an international and intercultural background.

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

Application Closing Date
9th September, 2016.

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Job Title: Research Supervisor (Cassava Seed Health)
Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-041
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in the inspection surveys for cassava pest and disease incidence in the seed multiplication plots in the fields and under screenhouse conditions;
  • Assist in collection of samples for health assessment and indexing;
  • Assist in testing of field grown and in vitro cassava for pathogens (mainly viruses and bacteria) using ELISA, PCR, LAMP and other diagnostic methods;
  • Assist in the selection of healthy planting material for propagation;
  • Involves in organizing and monitoring of cassava seed degeneration trial;
  • Assist in providing technical backstopping to seed quality inspections;
  • Assist in collection and analyzing of field and laboratory data including preparation of quality technical reports.

Qualifications

  • BSc/HND in Plant Science, Crop production, Agricultural Extension, Biochemistry, Breeding/Agronomy, or related disciplines with 2 years’ experience performing similar role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • Very good knowledge on plant pathology; theory and application of diagnostic methods (such as ELISA and PCR); vegetative propagation of crops; concepts of plant disease control; production of healthy planting material; and seed quality certification.
  • Demonstrable supervisory experience (lab/field).
  • Working experience (desired) on application of ELISA and PCR-based methods / propagation of clonally propagated crops (such as cassava) / conducting field surveys / managing experiments in the screenhouse or fields/indexing and seed quality testing.
  • Passion and commitment for academic excellence.
  • Computer literacy, data organization and analysis skills
  • Good capability and readiness to travel independently within Nigeria, and work in the fields.
  • Good coping skills heavy intermittent workloads extending beyond office hours and during weekends
  • Ability to learn new skills, quickly adapt and apply new methods.
  • Ability to interpret data and prepare good technical reports.
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work harmoniously in an interdisciplinary team with an international and intercultural background.

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

Application Closing Date
9th September, 2016.

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Job Title: Research Supervisor (Seed Multiplication)
Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Ref.: IITA-HR-NRS2016-041

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

  • Assist in multiplication of virus-free cassava planting material using several different rapid multiplication methods;
  • Assist in testing of treatments to improve multiplication rate and reduce cost of rapid multiplication systems in the laboratory and field;
  • Assist in planting, maintenance, data collection, harvesting and post-harvest handling of roots and stems from variety trials on-station and on-farm;
  • Assist with stem sales of pre-basic seed include keeping records of sales and facilitating payment and deposit of revenue from stem sales;
  • Participate in training of technicians and partners on methods of cassava stem multiplication;
  • Assist in supervising subordinate staff on field, laboratory and screenhouse activities;
  • Assist in providing technical backstopping to cassava seed multipliers,
  • Assist in collection and analyses of field and lab data including preparation of quality technical reports;
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • HND/B.Sc Degree in Plant Breeding, Crop Production, Agricultural Extension, Plant Science, Biochemistry, or related disciplines with 2 years’ experience performing similar role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • Very good knowledge of plant breeding and seed production of vegetative propagated crops
  • Demonstrable supervisory experience (lab/field).
  • At least three years of experience in a similar position with experience in propagation of clonally propagated crops (such as cassava), conducting field trials, working in the laboratory and screenhouse settings, managing experiments including data collection and analysis.
  • Passion and commitment for academic excellence.
  • Computer literacy, data organization and analysis skills
  • Good capability and readiness to travel independently within Nigeria, and work in the fields.
  • Good coping skills with heavy workloads extending beyond office hours and during weekends
  • Ability to learn new skills, quickly adapt and apply new methods.
  • Ability to interpret data and prepare good technical reports.
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work harmoniously in an interdisciplinary team with an international and intercultural background.

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

Application Closing Date
9th September, 2016.

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Job Title: Nursing Officer
Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-040
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

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

  • Check vital signs (Temperature, Pulse respiration and blood pressure etc.);
  • Carryout wound dressing on routine and emergency basis;
  • Carryout health education to all categories of staff;
  • Conduct eye lavage, Ear Syringing and giving of injections;
  • Assist in setting up of intravenous infusion as the needs arises;
  • Assist in conducting Immunization of mothers and babies;
  • Carryout simple eye testing using snellen’s chart
  • Carryout clinical consultation when the needs arise (especially after normal hours);
  • Carryout drainage of abscesses and suturing of some lacerated wounds;
  • Register patients attendance every day;
  • Assist in the management of very ill patients;
  • Assist in updating yellow cards to those who are travelling outside the country;
  • Assist in the collection of vaccines from Jericho Health office occasionally;
  • Carry out washing, autoclaving and storage of instruments used in nursing care;
  • Carryout management of some clinical cases;
  • Replenish the clinic emergency box and resuscitation trolley as needs arises;
  • Carryout costing and billing for drugs and other services
  • Perform any other duties as may be necessitated by the absence of any other member of the health team;

Qualifications
Registered Nurse Certificate and Midwife Certificate with 5 years’ experience in at least three of the following healthcare area:

  • Accident and emergency;
  • Out and in patient medical care;
  • Family planning
  • Maternal child health

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good Communication skill;
  • Good customer service skill
  • Excellent computer literate

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

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2016.
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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.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.

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