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JOB ALERT: Latest Jobs At The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan

IITA is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farm land–by 2020. As one of 15 research centers in the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future, IITA is engaged in several CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs).

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Jobs at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Administrative Officer I

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Oyo | Nigeria. 

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Contract: 2-year renewable contract
Location: Ibadan

Job Description:
  • Assist in the monthly report of the development & delivery activities;
  • Provide administrative and logistics support for monthly/annual meetings,
    conferences and managing visits related to Development and Delivery office under
    Partnerships for Delivery Directorate and BASICS-II;
  • Manage calendars and activities that fall under the purview of the D&D office and
  • File Travel Authorizations (TA) and prepare expense claims for the project manager
    and other project staff;
  • Make oracle requisitions, work order and follow up till execution stage;
  • Assist in developing economics for production of cassava seeds with partners;
  • Assist in conducting training with BASICS II Seed Producers on Business RecordKeeping and price intelligence;
  • Provide support to the Project Administrator on BASICS-II project matters and
    development and delivery office of P4D;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BSc/HND in Economics, Business Administration or related field with a minimum of four
    (4) years’ experience performing similar or related role in a well-structured organization.

COMPETENCIES: The ideal candidate must have:

  • Proficient level of skill and knowledge in administrative process and use of relevant
    technology to deliver on assigned tasks.
  • Ability to prepare detailed monthly report of meeting and partnership activities with
    follow up actionable plans.
  • Ability to ensure implementation of request in a timely manner.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skill.
  • Excellent computer skill especially typing and attention to details.

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.


Biometrician (3 Positions)

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND – MBA/MSC/MA 
  • Location: Oyo | Nigeria. 
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Job Description:

Analyze large multi-year and multi-location data sets collected from trials in Africa
using appropriate statistical software;

  • Advise IITA staff in planning field experiments and biophysical and socio-economic
    surveys and data analysis;
  • Prepare report, study, and contribute to publish scientific articles in refereed journals
    documenting research progress;
  • Assist the Head of Unit by providing technical training in applied statistics and to
    supporting scientist, visiting scientist, trainees and national program scientists in
    team-based research projects;
  • Perform all other related duties as required by the needs of the Center.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Masters in Biostatistics, Statistics, or related field with a minimum of six (6) years’
    experience in statistics for agricultural, environmental and social sciences.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Experience in commercial and open-source statistical computer packages like R,
    ASReml-R, SAS etc.
  • Fundamental understanding of experimental design.

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.


Research Associate (Agronomy)

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND – MBA/MSC/MA
  • Location: Plateau | Nigeria. 
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Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-036
Location: Jos, Plateau
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Job Description:

International Potato Center (CIP): CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 Research Centers and 16 Research Programs mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on behalf of CIP seeks suitable Nigerian for the position above at the CIP project location in Jos. NPSSP aims to support potato seed security in Nigeria by building local capacity within the public and private sector to supply adequate amounts of quality seed of in-demand and locally adapted varieties that meet the main market segment, while supporting smallholder farmers in maximizing their investments in seed through building capacity in on-farm seed quality management, good agricultural practices for improving soil health and fertility.

  • Conduct capacity building interventions for ware producers, seed multipliers, farmers, partners, private sector enterprises;
  • Coordinate and support planning and delivery of field days and training sites managed by partners and project;
  • Provide technical backstopping to private seed and ware producers on seed and ware potato production, respectively;
  • Work with partner to coordinate and monitor activities, such as extension training of trainers followed by farmer training, and monitor collection of all event and field data;
  • Oversee day-to-day management and implementation of the project activities in close collaboration with Green innovation centers for the agriculture and food sector (GIAE) teams and project partners;
  • Contribute to the data collection and present the activities, results, impacts and outcomes of the project at professional, donor and other stakeholders’ meetings.
  • Produce progress report of the field activities including maintaining database of monitoring data and managing and analyzing technical and economic data, write briefs and project technical reports;
  • Document lessons learned and best practices on the project development, implementation, and oversight activities;
  • Work effectively in the project team to develop a collegial, mutually supportive, and high-performance work atmosphere;
  • Proactively take responsibility to ensure safety of humans and property and implement the project activities in timely manner in keeping with the budgets allocated;
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Country Team Leader or other senior members of the organization.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master degree in Agronomy, Pathology or related discipline with minimum of six (6) years’ hands on practical experience in training/field on agronomy, pest and pathogen, post-harvest, and related good agricultural practices of Irish potato.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Excellent skills in managing partnerships with senior-level officials to farmers
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in supporting seed and ware producers to produce seed and ware potato respectively potato
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in supporting seed businesses to produce seed potato via rapid seed multiplication technologies
  • Excellent skills in coordinating and monitoring large scale agricultural training programs with several partners
  • Experience in collecting diverse kinds of data from all activities
  • Excellent data analysis, synthesis and report writing skills
  • Advanced level of MS Office.

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR Research Associate (Agronomy)

Deadline: Not Specified

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