International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Fresh Vacancies [9 Positions]

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9 Feb, 2017

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Vacancies in Nigeria

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.

IITA seek applications from suitable Nigerians for the following positions below:

Job Title Title: Research Technician III
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2017-007
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Job Descriptions

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Assist in DNA extraction from soil, bacteria, fungi, plant and any other molecular work and procurement of all microbiology supplies and equipment;
  • Assist in maintaining all microbiology equipment, isolation and authentication of bacteria from nodules and other rhizobiology work;
  • Assist in isolation and maintenance of plant growth promoting micro-organism and microbial analysis on all samples;
  • Assist in maintaining controlled growth chambers and microbial cultures;
  • Assist in maintaining the laboratory and its annexes;
  • Assist both MSc & PHD students on all laboratory/greenhouse/field work related to microbiology;
  • Assist in training IT students, NYSC and manage lab, staff and daily analytical services;
  • Handles customer samples and assign needed analyses to technicians and bill.

Customers for lab analytical services;

  • Assist in updating, upgrading and train staff on new emerging analytical techniques;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • OND in Science Laboratory Technology, Microbiology or related discipline with at least Five (5) years relevant experience.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have practical microbiology techniques, statistical software and be computer literate.
  • Possession of valid drivers’ license is an added advantage.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested applicants must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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Job Title: Mechanic I
Ref.: IITA-HR-NRS2016-051
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

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

  • Assist in servicing and repairing of light trucks and cars;
  • Assist in checking vehicles for trips;
  • Assist in identifying and rectifying of fault on institutes vehicles;
  • Assist in vehicle recovery and record keeping;
  • Assist in cleaning and maintenance of workshop and equipment;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • O’level plus Trade Test II/III in Mechanical Engineering with Two (2) years’ relevant experience performing same role.

Competencies
The ideal candidates must

  • Have good knowledge of Toyota vehicles
  • Have ability to troubleshoot andd drive
  • Have good communication skills

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
10th February, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested applicant should forward their applications including a covering letter which should address how the candidates 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 applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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Job Title: Head, Project Development and Administration Unit (PDAU)
Ref No: DDG-R4D/H/PDA/02/17
Location: Ibadan

Position Responsibilities

  • The Head of Project Development and Administration Office will strategically lead the work and ensure efficient delivery of the tasks included in the mandate of the unit and will also actively contribute to harmonization and collaboration between all directorates and units in the Institute. The Head reports to the Director for Research Support.

Priorities for Proposal Development and Administration unit are:

  • Identification and timely communication of new funding opportunities aligned with the Institute strategy; Coordination of and effective support to development and delivery of competitive proposals by the Institute, including high quality internal review process; Development and update of relevant proposal templates, e.g. for budgets; Efficient management and tracking of proposal process from identification of call to submission, as well as monitoring of proposal success rate.
  • Support and coordinate efficient and accurate project initiation, implementation and closure. Ensure and coordinate input for timely submission of technical and financial reports to donors.
  • Provide analysis and regular updates of funding projections for the Institute, taking into account on-going projects as well as proposals in the pipeline.
  • Support internal and external capacity development in project management.
  • Manage and provide support across the Institute in IP-related and other legal issues; Provide templates for and support in the drafting, negotiation and finalization of all Institutes agreements and legal documents, including but not limited to: Hosting Agreements and Country Agreements; Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs); Memoranda of Agreement (MoAs); contract agreements and sub-contract agreements (including work plans and budgets); and No Cost Extension (NCE), for both donors and partners.
  • Manage the proposal and project database i.e. ProMIS, including filing of agreements and documents mentioned above.
  • Support the Advocacy and Resource Mobilization office in resource mobilization activities.

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a PhD in a relevant area.

Core Competencies:

  • At least ten years of relevant job experience from international organizations/NGOs/donors preferably linked to research in tropical agriculture or international development.
  • Experience in proposal development, project management, grant management or resource mobilization.
  • Experience in developing web/ICT-based administrative processes and procedures for large international organizations
  • Excellent and extensive organizational and administrative skills and experience.
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural setting.
  • Gender awareness.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Experience with ICT-based administrative software.
  • Experience with MS Project an advantage.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Fluency in English, working knowledge of French a strong advantage.

General information/Remuneration
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
28th February, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested applicant should forward their applications including a covering letter which should address how the candidates 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 applicants current or previous organization or applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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Job Title: Travel Officer I
Ref.: IITA-HR-NRS2017-009
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

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

  • Assist in handling ticket and reservations for clients, advise the best and available most direct option;
  • Ensure prompt and improve service quality to IITA travelers;
  • Liaise with cooperate airline and travel partners for issuance of tickets;
  • Assist in preparing documentation for payments and keeping records of approved Travel Authorization (TA);
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • HND/BSc Certificate in Social Sciences with Air Travel and IATA certification with at least Two (2) years relevant experience performing similar function.
  • A good related air travel management certification(s) will be considered.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Be proficiency in use of GDS especially Amadeus, Galileo and Sabre.

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

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested applicant should forward their applications including a covering letter which should address how the candidates 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 applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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Job Title: Panel Beater II
Ref.:  IITA-HR-NRS2017-009A
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Job Description
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in panel beating and repair of damaged body panel on vehicles and equipment’s;
  • Assist in removal/replacement of windscreen and windows;
  • Assist in repairing and replacing of door, windows, regulator door locks, bonnet booth locks etc.;
  • Assist in body filling, dressing and welding works;
  • Assist in keeping and rendering records of workshops jobs;
  • Assist in cleaning and maintenance of workshop/equipment’s;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Trade Test I/Apprentice certificate in Panel Beating or OND in related discipline with at least Three (3) years relevant experience.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Be ready to work with little or no supervision.
  • Be a team player.

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

Application Closing Date
10th February, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested applicant should forward their applications including a covering letter which should address how the candidates 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 applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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Job Title: Water Treatment Operator
Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-009
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Responsibilities

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Carry out operation and maintenance of water treatment plant, swimming pool plant, sewage treatment plant and dam pumping stations;
  • Dose chemicals for processing of water and waste water;
  • Clean water treatment plants, swimming pool plants, sewage plant, pump stations and its surroundings;
  • Take hourly reading and record it in operation production sheet;
  • Perform all other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor;

Requirements

  • OND/Trade Test I/Artisan Certificate in Mechanical Engineering with at least Three (3) years relevant experience

Competencies:

  • Ideal Candidate must:
    • Have good interpersonal skills.
    • Must be able to work under pressure.
    • Be able to run shift duty.

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

Application Closing Date
10th February, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested applicant should forward their applications including a covering letter which should address how the candidates 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 applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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Job Title: Senior Cook
Ref.: IITA-HR-NRS2017-008
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

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

  • Assist in compiling varieties of menu;
  • Assist in maintaining the best of food safety and hygiene standard;
  • Ensure customers satisfaction and business plan;
  • Ensure high customer oriented, computer literate and ready to work long hours and during holidays;
  • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualification

  • OND in Hotel and Catering with minimum of Five (5) years’ experience performing similar role. Catering or hospitality background will be an added advantage.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have pleasant personality and be clean, smart and honest.

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

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested applicant should forward their applications including a covering letter which should address how the candidates 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 applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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Job Title: Cook/ Housekeeper
Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-008
Locations: Lagos
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract

Responsibilities

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Assist in receiving and assigning rooms to guest;
  • Assist in preparing and serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks;
  • Assist in keeping the kitchen clean, keeping record of food items, make beds and lay dining table;
  • Account for daily cash sales;
  • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • OND in hotel and Catering with at least Two (2) years relevant experience as a cook in a reputable organisation.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have pleasant personality and be clean, smart and honest.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and Cv’s. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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Job Title: Sous Chef
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2017-008
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Job Description
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in panel beating and repair of damaged body panel on vehicles and equipment’s;
  • Assist in removal/replacement of windscreen and windows;
  • Assist in repairing and replacing of door, windows, regulator door locks, bonnet booth locks etc.;
  • Assist in body filling, dressing and welding works;
  • Assist in keeping and rendering records of workshops jobs;
  • Assist in cleaning and maintenance of workshop/equipment’s;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

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

  • Work with the head chef to produce diversified menus in accordance with the restaurant policies and vision;
  • Come up with new dishes which appeal to the clients whenever required;
  • Establish the working schedule and organize the work in the kitchen;
  • Produce high quality dishes that follows up with the established menu and level up to locations standard as well as clients requirement;
  • Discover talented cook and train them in order to reach high standards of the outlet;
  • Train other kitchen staff in order to provide best results in minimum with available resources;
  • Maintain order and discipline in the kitchen during working hours;
  • Create good menu for clients interested in contracting the food for different events (wedding, banquets, corporate functions, birthday parties etc.) from the kitchen;
  • Make sure the hygienic and food safety standards are met in all stages of food preparation starting with the ingredients and ending with the finished dish which leaves the kitchen;
  • Ensure quality and correct presentation of food; Control food cost within approved kitchen percentage;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • BSc./HND in Catering and Hotel Management
  • With at least Three (3) years relevant experience

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Be highly customer oriented and be computer literate.
  • Be ready to work longer hours and during holidays.

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

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested applicant should forward their applications including a covering letter which should address how the candidates 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 applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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