IITA Nigeria Recruitment 2014 for Research Supervisor

IITA Nigeria Recruitment 2014 for Research Supervisor

IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate 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. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Research Supervisor.

Job Title: Research Supervisor (1 Year renewable contract)
Locations: Ibadan, Abuja, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kano, Markurdi, Jalingo (14 Positions – 2 for each location)

Position / Responsibilities
  • Assist set up and conduct field experiments and demonstrations including all aspects of data collection
  • Maintain standard operating procedures.
  • Supervise and lead harvest teams specializing in accurate sampling
  • Organize and supervise general field activities
  • Assist in distribution of labour and allocation of daily responsibilities
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the Agronomist.
  • Minimum Qualification, Experience and Skills
  • B.Sc/HND in Crop Production, General Agriculture, Horticulture or related discipline from a reputable institution
  • Minimum experience of 3 years in a similar position
  • Basic knowledge of crop management operations
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure
  • Team player
  • Proficient in speaking, reading local language of the geographical area in which he/she is posted in order to communicate with farmers
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date:
9th May 2014
Method of Application:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website. 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

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