International Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITA Recruiting

IITA, is an international non-profit research-for development (R4D} organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). 

Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of Sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer r risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating 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.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following position at the Institutes Headquarters, Ibadan

RESEARCH SUPERVISOR (1-year renewable Contract)

Successful candidate will among other things:
·        Supervise all field research activities for Striga resistance and and use efficiency breeding programs;
·        Handle striga and low and tolerant germ plasm in the breeding nursery, including planting, pollination and collect data;
·         Supervise screening in the laboratory and screen-house and initiate new screening methods;
·        Supervise subordinates and temporary labour
·        Collect data, analyze statistically;
·        Assist to manage special projects, including the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa and Harvest Plus-Maize project;
·        Carry out effective screening to transfer Imazapyr resistance (IR) gene into the lowland adapted maize germplasm;
·        Assist graduate students on research projects as required;
·        Assist Scientists to maintain strict control of budget expenditures and
·        Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor

Qualification and Experience
-     BSc/HND Agriculture with consideration working experience in a similar field of research, using computer software for data processing.
-      Candidate must be honest, possess good communication skills, hardworking, committed and able to take initiatives.
-      He/She must be willing to work on weekends and during holidays (with appropriate compensation).

Method of Application
i.             Interested applicants should forward their applications with CV, the names and addresses of three professional referees which must include either the head of applications current or previous organization or applicants direct Supervisor/Superior Officer at work.

ii.            Evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to The Personnel Manage International Institute of Tropical Agriculture PMB 5320 Oyo Road Ibadan, Nigeria.

iii.           Please job vacancies can also be found on our website, here Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted


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