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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Job Portal 2020 | www.iita.org.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the worlds 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.

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institute’s headquarters in Ibadan:

1. Job Title: Research Associate, TORs – Plantain and Banana Improvement Programme

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Contract: National (2-year renewable contract)
Application Start Date: 2020-03-02
Job Type: Fixed term – Renewable
Duties
Successful candidates will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist plantain/banana breeders in planning and implementing laboratory and field research activities for the breeding programme and manage the breeding database;
  • Supervise field/laboratory research activities across plantain breeding and trial sites, breeding operations including field preparation and layout, field management, pollinations, and data collection;
  • Be responsible for updating and maintaining trial records and pedigree records on banana breeding database (MUSABASE) and backstop plantain breeding staff on digital data entry and use of applicable software; and liaise with the banana breeding team in East Africa
  • Assist in designing experiments, collating data, running statistical analysis (ANOVAS for comparing genotype performance for single location and multi-environment trials), conduct literature search and prepare good quality reports;
  • Supervise germplasm multiplication and distribution activities for the programme; Keep track of hybrids being used worldwide and organise feed back
  • Plan and ensure procurement of supplies for laboratory, field, and screen house activities, oversee hiring and supervision of casual labour for various operations while maintaining strict control of budget expenditures;
  • Supervise junior staff and assist in annual performance appraisals;
  • Assist graduate students on their research projects and trainees/interns as required;
  • Assist the IITA plantain breeder with reporting to donors;
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc in Plant Breeding, Crop Production, Agronomy, or related discipline with a strong background in genetics, computer science/data management and/or statistics and proven skills in reporting.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar functions or related roles in an agricultural research organization or equivalent experience is desired.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Possess excellent computer skills in MS-Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and strong knowledge in experimental design and use of statistical analysis packages;
  • Have excellent writing and oral communication skills in English.
  • Be well organized and work effectively in a team, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, implement protocols, troubleshoot and train subordinates.
  • *Experience in database management and use of statistical analysis software (particularly R) would be considered as an advantage.

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and 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 the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.
Click here to apply online
Click here for more information (PDF)


2. Job Title: Foreman Mechanic

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-001
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Contract: 3-year renewable contract

Duties
The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Coordinate daily workshop activities;
  • Organize work schedule for all refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment;
  • Allocate subordinates for servicing, maintenance and replacing of R&A equipment’s;
  • Supervise subordinate to ensure jobs are carried out effectively;
  • Provide daily information on completed work, work in progress and pending jobs;
  • Schedule quarterly preventive maintenance and refrigerating unit;
  • Inspect complete work for conformance with specification, requirement and compliance with applicable safety codes and regulations;
  • Read and interprete blueprints, pipping, sketches, schematics and writing diagrams;
  • Monitor stock key emergency spares applicable to areas of responsibilities;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • B.Sc / HND in Mechanical Engineering with minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • Ability to diagnose and rectify fault.
  • Be able to work on different kind of mechanical equipment.

Application Closing Date
27th January, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should complete the online application below, attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word. 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.
Click here to apply online
Click here for more Information (PDF)


Note

  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates
  • International Mailing Address: IITA, Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Road, Croydon, CR9 3EE, UK Tel: +234 2 7517472   | USA Tel: +1 201 6336094 | Fax: +44 208 7113785 | Mobile No: +234 8169020531 Email: [email protected] ; Skype: (bobesancte)

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