Research Administrative Manager Vacancy in Nigeria at IITA Nigeria

Research Administrative Manager Vacancy in Nigeria at IITA Nigeria

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Research Administrative Manager at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan. This position is on 2-year renewable contract.

  • Production of breeder seed of selected early, extra-early and intermediate parental inbreds, hybrids, and open-pollinated varieties.
  • Make seeds available to NARS and Seed Companies of seven WASP countries.
  • Assist with the seed production and maintenance of maize inbred lines
  • Supervision of on-station trials
  • Assists in execution of maize trials
  • Direct supervision of staff and activities of the project
  • Provide supports to national program staff and national partners for field trial management and data management and analysis,
  • Collation and analyses of data from experiments
  • Develop work plan and progress report
  • Contributes to publications and presentation of research outputs
  • Perform any other responsibility as may be assigned by the supervisor
  1. M.Sc in Plant Breeding, Crop Production, Agronomy or related fields.
  2. At least 5 years of relevant experience in national/international organizations
  3. Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and organise workload
  4. Ability to take initiative and work under pressure and willingness to work for longer hours where necessary
  5. Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties
  6. Able to work effectively both in teams and independently
IITA 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 29th July, 2013.

How to apply?
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed CV 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 to IITA website.

Please complete our online application form using this link:

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

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