International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Recruitment [4 Positions]

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6 Dec, 2016

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Experienced Jobs 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 operates an International House (I-House), with 108 well-appointed rooms, spacious dormitory facilities, and a conference hall that is an ideal venue for organizing workshops, retreats, team building exercises, or a relaxing weekend with the family. The campus also has leisure and recreational facilities, and a community store which offers basic household goods for campus residents.

IITA seeks suitable Nigerians for the following positions below:

 

Job Title: Laboratory Supervisor
Ref. No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-050B
Location: Ibadan

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

  • Assist in preparing growth medium
  • Assist in quality assessment of starter culture and seed culture;
  • Conduct quality check of carrier materials and the finished product;
  • Assist in monitoring and take record of QC data;
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the QC laboratory;
  • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • HND/BSc in Biochemistry, Microbiology or related courses with at least two (2) years of relevant work experience performing similar role.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have good sense of cleanliness and must be familiar with safe laboratory practices.
  • Have a good sense of interpersonal relationship.

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

Application Closing Date
16th December, 2016.

Method of Application
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.

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Job Title: Laboratory Supervisor – Quality Control, Laboratory Supervisor
Ref. No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-050
Location: Ibadan

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

  • Assist in preparing broth for seed culture and inoculate sterile carrier materials;
  • Assist in monitoring aerated broth and curing product;
  • Liaise with the quality control team to ascertain the quality of starter culture, broth and the final product;
  • Assist in supervising laboratory activities to the quality of the inoculant being produced;
  • Keep records of batch size and related information;
  • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • HND/BSc in Biochemistry, Microbiology or related courses with at least two (2) years of relevant work experience performing similar role.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have good sense of cleanliness and must be familiar with safe laboratory practices.
  • Have a good sense of interpersonal relationship.

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

Application Closing Date
16th December, 2016.

Method of Application
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.

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Job Title: Head, Hospitality and Travel Services
Ref. No: DDG-R4D/PL/AY/11/16
Location: Ibadan

Position Responsibilities
This position reports to the Deputy Director General-Corporate Services. The tasks are as follows:

  • Manage I-House, Ikeja Guest House, Abuja Guest House to international standards and oversee Travel Services and Sports centre.
  • Manage bookings and the use of the IITA Ibadan Conference Centre
  • Continue to enhance revenue generation through effective use of Hospitality and Travel Service facilities.
  • Ensure effective cost recovery of all operations, and meet the set zero budget targets.
  • Provide continuous staff training and good customer care.
  • Lead, recruit, develop and retain staff to deliver services in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • Plan and manage new acquisitions, maintenance and upgrade of facilities of all IITA guest houses as required.
  • Initiate energy saving methods.
  • Ensure delivery of effective client focused services.
  • Give professional support to leisure activities on the Ibadan compound and organize social events to enhance the quality of social life on IITA campus.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by management.

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a BSc/BA degree in Business Administration, Hotel/Hospitality Management or other relevant field.
  • Any related advanced degree will be an added advantage.

Core Competencies

  • Minimum of 10 years proven experience with five at a Senior Management level in the hospitality business/corporate travel unit of an international organization.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and relevant software (e-g. ERP); knowledge of hotel management software (PMS) is an advantage.
  • Understanding of all hotel management best practices and relevant laws and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of international travel regulations, customs and currencies.
  • Solid understanding of hospitality procedure and best practices.
  • Excellent analytical mind with strong business acumen.
  • Ability to balance customer and business priorities.
  • Knowledge of quality standards (e.g. ISO).
  • Demonstrable aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Reliable with ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Outstanding communication (oral and written) and good negotiation skills.
  • Excellent hands-on experience in customer service or sales management skills.
  • Good interpersonal, excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • Numeracy and logistical planning skills. Great attention to details.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural environment.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages is a plus.

General information
The contract will be for an initial period of three years with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. IITA offers internationally competitive remuneration package paid in U.S. Dollars.

Application Closing Date

28th December, 2016.

Method of Application
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.

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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Yam Agronomist
Ref No: DDG-R4D/PDF/YA/11/16
Location: Ibadan

Position Responsibilities
The tasks will include to:

  • Develop soil fertility management practices to optimize yam yield.
  • Evaluate yield potential of improved yam varieties grown in high and low fertility soils.
  • Evaluate advanced breeding clones and local varieties for NUE, tuber yield, quality and nutritional values.
  • Develop yam selection scheme that includes value-added traits.
  • Investigate yam plant nutrient uptake from soil under different fertilizer regimes.
  • Investigate the impact of fertilizer on growth and tuber yield of yam.
  • Supervise at least two local staff and ensure their efficient work under the project.
  • Prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals listed in Thomson Journals, give presentations at conferences directed both to the scientific community and to stakeholders.
  • Develop research ideas and contribute to novel research proposals for submission to external funders.
  • Write annual technical reports in both Japanese and English languages.

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a PhD in Yam Agronomy or Agronomy, Crop Physiology and any related field.

Core Competencies:

  • Basic knowledge of yam agronomy, physiology and production.
  • Theoretical and software knowledge of data management and statistical analysis.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate and to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.

General Information
The appointment is from April 2017 to March 2018 with possibility of contract extension subject to availability of funds. IITA offers internationally competitive remuneration package paid in U.S. Dollars.

Application Closing Date
20th December, 2016.

Method of Application
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.

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Note

  • This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants who have submitted applications need not re-apply
  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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