International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Recruitment – ND, BSc (6 Positions) | IITA Job Portal

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Recruitment: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Recruitment is in progress for OND, HND, and BSc holders. APPLY HERE for Graduate and non graduate Career Job vacancies via International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Recruitment Portal.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Recruitment

IITA Career Job Vacancies

1). Job Title: Research Supervisor (Breeding)

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-021
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties
Establishment of field trials:

  • Design trials using under supervision of breeder using state-of-the art experimental approaches including row-column and alpha-lattice designs.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of on-station, off-station, and on-farm cassava breeding field trials.

Phenotyping and data management:

  • Prepare plot barcodes and electronic resources for data capture including hardware and software
  • Collect pre-harvest data, including early plant vigor, pest and disease resistance and morphological characterization.
  • Conduct harvesting of field trials and capture yield and yield-related traits data
  • Prepare and upload data on Breeding Database (cassavabase)
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining trials and pedigree records.

Implementation of high-throughput phenotyping:

  • Carry out image-based phenotyping (leaf and root traits related to morphology and pest and diseases)
  • Conduct phenotyping of quality traits using portable Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) equipment

Qualification

  • B.Sc / HND in Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology, or related fields with two (2) years’ experience in field breeding environment.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

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  • Have good field data collection skills, excellent record keeping, experience in high through-put phenotyping, trial design and data analysis skills
  • Be organized, strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills
  • Consistently follow field and lab protocols and other directions and with minimal errors
  • Be dependable, takes initiative and responsibility for own actions
  • Be flexible, adaptable, able to respond to changes in routine
  • Be strong listening, verbal, and documentation skills.

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

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae 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 the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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2). Job Title: Research Supervisor (Post-Harvest)

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-021
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

  • Receive, sort, and record samples received from on-station and off-station field trials.
  • Manage pre-processing of roots samples (cleaning, peeling, and weighing).
  • Process roots samples to determine dry matter and starch content.
  • Convert fresh cassava roots into processed products (mainly gari and odorless fufu).
  • Determine product yield per standardized unit of fresh roots.
  • Liaise with Food Science lab to evaluate quality traits on processed products and fresh roots.
  • Ensure all data are digitally recorded using PhenoApps
  • Responsible in collating, curating, and uploading all post-harvest phenotyping data to cloud storage (cassavabase).
  • Liaise with supervisors to plan and ensure procurement of supplies for laboratory analysis
  • Assist in training of collaborators, students, trainees/interns and NYSC members
  • Supervise junior staff and daily rated staff.
  • Perform all job-related duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • BSc/HND in Agriculture, Biology, Food Science, or related fields with two (2) years’ experience in a field-based phenotyping environment for clonal crops.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good field data collection skills, excellent record keeping, experience in high through-put phenotyping, Trial data analysis skills
  • Be organized, strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills
  • Consistently follow field and lab protocols and other directions and with minimal errors
  • Be dependable, takes initiative and responsibility for own actions
  • Be flexible, adaptable, able to respond to changes in routine
  • Have strong listening, verbal, and documentation skills

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2020.

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Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae 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 the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce. While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

3). Job Title: Research Supervisor (Laboratory)

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-021
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

  • Conduct regular DNA and RNA extraction for diversity studies, variety identification and gene expression analysis.
  • Implement Marker-Assisted Selection activities in the lab for the Cassava Breeding Program.
  • Carry out routine data analysis and report writing.
  • Establish field and screen-house experiments related to gene discovery.
  • Actively participate in field sample collections, while taking utmost care in tracking and maintaining sample records from the field to the lab.
  • Keep an up to date record of laboratory supplies and participate in procurement processing.
  • Prepare and maintain centralized stock of DNA and RNA extraction reagents for routine laboratory use.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations of the Biotechnology Laboratory.
  • Provide day-to-day supervision to junior staff (NYSC, IT).
  • Perform all job-related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualification

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  • BSc / HND in Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or related fields with two (2) years’ experience in a laboratory environment.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good laboratory skills, excellent record keeping, experience in high through-put sample processing (DNA extraction, and genotyping), Genetic analysis
  • Be organized, strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills
  • Consistently follow protocols and other directions and rarely make errors
  • Be dependable, takes initiative and responsibility for own actions
  • Be flexible, adaptable, able to respond to changes in routine
  • Be strong listening, verbal, and documentation skills.

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

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2020.

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Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae 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 the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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4). Job Title: Research Technician II (Breeding)

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-021
Location: Ubiaja-Edo, Ikenne-Ogun & Mokwa-Niger
Contract: 2-year renewable contract
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

  • Assist in designing and establishing field trials under supervision of breeder
  • Implement day-to-day operations of on-station, off-station, and on-farm cassava breeding field trials.
  • Prepare plot barcodes and electronic resources for data capture including hardware and software
  • Collect pre-harvest data, including early plant vigor, pest and disease resistance and morphological characterization.
  • Conduct harvesting of field trials and capture yield and yield-related traits data
  • Ensure field trials are always well maintained
  • Assist in updating and maintaining trials and pedigree records
  • Assist to oversee hiring and supervision of daily-hired staff for planting, weeding and harvesting operations while maintaining strict control of budget expenditures
  • Assist in coordinating crossing activities for all locations
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

Qualification

  • National Diploma in Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology, or related field with three (3) years’ experience performing similar role in a laboratory environment.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good field data collection skills, excellent record keeping, experience in high through-put phenotyping, trial design and data analysis skills
  • Be organized, strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills
  • Consistently follow field and lab protocols and other directions and with minimal errors
  • Be dependable, takes initiative and responsibility for own actions
  • Be flexible, adaptable, able to respond to changes in routine
  • Be strong listening, verbal, and documentation skills.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested applicant should forward their Applications include Covering Letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, Curriculum Vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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5). Job Title: Research Technician II (Post-Harvest)

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-021
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

  • Assist in implementation of all post-harvest operations under supervision of the post-harvest supervisors and line breeder
  • Receiving, sorting, and recording samples received from on-station and off-station field trials.
  • Manage day-to-day pre-processing of roots samples (cleaning, peeling, and weighing) from on-station, off-station, and on-farm cassava breeding field trials.
  • Convert fresh cassava roots into processed products (mainly gari and odorless fufu).
  • Process roots samples to determine dry matter and starch content.
  • Assist in collating, curating, and uploading all post-harvest phenotyping data to cloud storage (cassavabase).
  • Extend technical support to daily-hired staff, students, trainees/interns and NYSC members
  • Perform all job-related duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Qualification

  • National Diploma in Agriculture, Biology, Food Science, or related fields with two (2) years’ experience performing similar role in a laboratory environment.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Consistently follow protocols and other directions and rarely make errors
  • Have good sampling handling skills, excellent record keeping, experience in high through-put sample processing
  • Be organized, strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills
  • Be dependable, takes initiative and responsibility for own actions
  • Be flexible, adaptable, able to respond to changes in routine
  • Have strong listening, verbal, and documentation skills.

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

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae 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 the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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6). Job Title: Consultancy Services: Enable TAAT Liaison Officer

Project ID No.: 2100155036067
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Sector: Agriculture
Financing Agreement reference: P- Z1-A00-016

Job Descriptions

  • This request for expression of interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website(www.afdb.org) 16th August, 2018.
  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is implementing the ENABLE-TAAT Compact, financed through a grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this grant to facilitate payments under the contract for individual consultant, Enable TAAT Liaison Officer.
  • The Consultant will serve as project Liaison Officer implementing ENABLE-TAAT activities in location of operation by Identifying business opportunities and prospective potential successful business alliances Supervising and monitoring developed enterprises in Abuja by providing regular analysis of the agribusinesses alongside the project Business Development officer and M&E officer.
  • The Consultant will also coordinate the compilation of information for the preparation of progress reports, implementation reports and other substantive reports of the location of operation as required; Provide input into the preparation of annual project work plans and budgets.
  • He or She will coordinate the delivery, collation and submission of project financial and progress information in a timely and comprehensive manner to the compact coordination team; organize and supervise incubation activities and reporting such activities; Contribute to the development and packaging of agribusiness planning materials for the ENABLE-TAAT compact in close interactions and collaborations with compact coordination team and other TAAT program compacts; Manage monitoring of youth and agribusiness databases in relation to the various established enterprises

Job Requirements

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  • The desired consultant should possess B.Sc. / HND in Agricultural Science / Extension Services and other related courses with at least (2) years of relevant job experience from International organizations / NGOs / donors preferably linked to tropical agriculture or International development.

Application Closing Date
7th August, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours (0800-1630hrs). Expressions of interest should be delivered to the address below on or before the closing date above, to:
Attn: Chrysantus Akem; PhD,
TAAT Program Coordinator | Program Management Unit,
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture,
Headquarters & West Africa Hub,
PMB 5320,
Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001,
Oyo State, Nigeria.

International Mailing Address:
IITA, Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Road,
Croydon, CR9 3EE, UK.
Tel:
 +234 2 7517472 | USA Tel: +1 201 6336094 | Fax: +44 208 7113785 | Mobile No: +234 8169020531
Email: [email protected] Skype: (bobesancte)

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Important Information

  • Interested individual consultants must provide comprehensive curriculum vitae information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services including a description of similar assignments done and experience in similar conditions.
  • The consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Bank’s October 2015 edition of the Bank’s Procurement Policy framework 1. The assignments shall be for a duration of one year and is expected to start on August 17, 2020.

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