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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications from suitable candidates for the position of Research Supervisor - Seed Systems (AfricaRice) at the Institute’s Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. This position will 2-year renewable contract.

THE ROLE:
  • Coordinate all AfricaRice seed foundation activities in Nigeria;
  • Multiply and distribute breeder and foundation seed on requests to the public and private seed companies;
  • Carry out regular varietal maintenance and purification of improved rice varieties;
  • Link farmers, seed producers and variety release agents in PVS to speed up the release and dissemination of new varieties;
  • Prepare, develop training and extension materials on seed production and handling for technicians and farmers;
  • Maintain and clean all AfricaRice seed stores;
  • Facilitate timely packaging, delivery and marketing of improved seeds to farmers;
  • Undertake any other duties as required by the Deputy Director General of Research for Development, Program Leader-Rice Sector Development and Regional Representative and coordinator.
Required Educational Qualifications:
For this position you must have BSc/HND in Crop Production or related field plus at least 3 years experience in breeder and foundation seed production. Field experience on rice seed production in a research Institution will be an added advantage.

Applicant must:
  1. Must have interest and ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams
  2. Must be computer literate
  3. Have strong statistical skills
  4. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills
Remuneration:
IITA Nigeria offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Important Date:
The application will close on 11th June, 2013.

HOW TO APPLY?
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft Word format. The CV must also include 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 to IITA website.

Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application.

IITA Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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