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Job Openings at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

IITA is an award-winning, research-for-development (R4D) organization, providing solutions to hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources in Africa.

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 Job Openings at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • In consultation with the IITA Communications office; implement communication strategies and campaigns to support AfricaYam II project activities.
  • Maintain website of the Yam Community of Practice (YCoP) through a mechanism of regular updates and communication with relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop and Participate in producing various communication materials including brochures, flyers, banners, posters, articles, news stories and technical reports on AfricaYam II project activities;
  • Support the development and packaging, print/web/audiovisual/multimedia materials in a variety of formats for the AfricaYam II project;
  • Monitor stories in the print and news media that cite activities;
  • Co-facilitate the dissemination of farmer- friendly information activities through features writing, press releases, field days, radio programs and television;
  • Assist in producing unique photography and video coverage for events/occasion;
  • Support the production of training videos, conducting informative interviews and testimonials aim at promoting interventions of AfricaYam II project partners.
  • Review all publications and designs materials for errors before printing;
  • Create and upload engaging social media content using graphics and illustrations to increase awareness and sensitization of yam stakeholders;
  • Manage all exclusive photographs and video content for social media platforms;
  • Monitor all social media conversations, mentions, and other activities and provide feedback to questions and comments;
  • Collect and share feedback from social media channels with relevant unit;
  • Maintain the project partner and stakeholder database, making sure the database is populated and data is kept up to date;
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BSc / HND in Mass Communications, Journalism, Media Relations, English Language or related degree in social science with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing related roles in an international organization.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Expert knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Applications – Word, PowerPoint, Outlook applications; Cloud data storage tools – Google drive, DropBox, OneDrive.
  • Adept at using major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Good skills in writing, editing and proofreading, concept and brand creation
  • High degree of motivation, initiative, independence, reliability, adaptability, and professional maturity.
  • Good command of English – possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment.
  • Experience in the use of graphic design software – Adobe Suite, CorelDraw etc; will be a plus
  • Deadline: July 22, 2020

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

Field Worker I

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Carryout data collection activities and maintenance of on-farm trials with participating farmers and private sector technicians;
  • Train participating farmers and private sectors technicians on record keeping using field books;
  • Assist in controlling plot integrity and report any damages to cocoa or shade trees;
  • Assist in controlling cocoa for pest and disease infestation and arrange for control measures according to protocol;
  • Write monthly report on trial activities and status;
  • Collect soil and cocoa leaf samples, conduct cocoa bean harvest, take bean samples and arrange transport of samples to IITA-Ibadan, report damaged equipment’s to the trial manager and conduct visitors to the trial sites;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • O’level with minimum of two (2) years’ related experience performing related role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have the ability to use the Microsoft Office tools
  • Have the ability to use ODK forms and procedures to collect and upload data.
  • Have the ability to know the bar code labelling concept and the procedure of allocating and reading bar codes.
  • Have the ability to detect and identify major cocoa pests and disease.
  • Have the ability to rapidly respond to threats.
  • Deadline: July 14, 2020

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

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Administrative Assistant

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Perform a broad variety of administrative tasks for AfricaYam II project in all aspects including managing meetings, commitments, appointments/schedules, travels, and other routine and non-routine activities of the project and following up appropriately;
  • Manage logistics of meetings, trainings, workshops etc.
  • Handle incoming calls and correspondences, raising draft statements and responses on behalf of the Project Leader;
  • Prepare meeting notes for all project and related meetings
  • Work closely and effectively with the Project Leader and be proactive in bringing up matters that should receive his attention;
  • Support the Project Leader in preparation for meetings and assist with the design and development of relevant presentations by Project Leader;
  • Develop and update relevant databases for the effective running of the project and facilitate easy retrieval of information;
  • Process claim reimbursements, purchase requisitions and manage procurement of materials and equipment required for the effective running of the office;
  • Ensure efficient travel logistics for project staff and provide support for routine office activities;
  • Perform all other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • B.Sc / HND in Business Administration, Office Management, Finance, Accounting, Secretarial Studies or related discipline with minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing related roles in an international organization.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel Word and PowerPoint) with a good working knowledge of computer-based control systems, shared network drives, and excel packages
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment.
  • Have ability to multitask, work with minimum supervision and effectively within strict deadlines.
  • Have ability to deliver accurate and timely reports.
  • Have good manners in showing flexibility, respect, friendliness and cooperation.
  • Have good excellent communication skills.
  • Have working experience with scientists in an international organization be an added advantage.
  • Deadline: July 22, 2020

Remuneration

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

Research Supervisor (Molecular Breeding)

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Offer technical support to molecular breeder and lead breeder inoverseeing all technical aspects for the genotyping activities of the AfricaYam II project.
  • Maintain clean laboratory equipment and/or work area to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for genotyping and related laboratory research in yam breeding to ensure efficient, timely and highquality results.
  • Orders laboratory and/or other supplies as directed by molecular breeder and senior staff.
  • Assist the molecular breeder in all aspects of the yam breeding, including planting genetic study and breeding trials, sample collection, harvesting of trials, and seed increases, quality evaluations and data management
  • Capture data in electronic systems (desktop computing and handheld sets), YamBase and conduct data quality check and assurance to enable timely advancement of germplasm in the yam breeding program
  • Supervise and motivate the labour, capacity building of partners, students and other collaborators.
  • Manage relationships with co-operators/partners to ensure timely completion and integrity of data collected, shared and uploaded to YamBase.
  • Assist the molecular breeder in the training of students, staff, partners and collaborators in yam breeding practices and methodologies
  • Complies with all IITA policies, rules, regulations, and codes.
  • Perform any other responsibilities as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • BSc / HND in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Breeding, or related fields with at least three (3) years of experience in a crop breeding program, preferablymolecular breeding.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Knowledge and experience in field sample collection, DNA extraction and data analysis
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Individual with hard working, courteous and respectful skills, a valid drivers’ license is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work with staff of diverse ethnic backgrounds and nationalities.
  • Deadline: July 29, 2020

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

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Field Worker III

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Carryout data collection activities and trial maintenance of the cocoasoils core trials at IITA-Ibadan;
  • Arrange for supervision of maintenance activities in the cocoasoils core trial at IITA Ibadan.
  • Coordinate the irrigation of the Cocoa soils core trial at IITA Ibadan;
  • Control cocoa and plantain for pest and disease infestation and arrange for pest and disease control measures;
  • Contribute to monthly reports on the trial status and report damages of equipment’s to the trial manager;
  • Report any damages (other than those caused by pests and diseases) to the cocoa trees to the trial manager and conduct visitors to the trial;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • O’level with minimum of four (4) years’ related experience performing related role in an international organization.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Ability to use the basic MS software: Word, Excel PowerPoint for reporting and creating data collection forms.
  • Have ability to use ODK forms and procedures to collect and upload data.
  • Have ability to know the bar code labelling concept and the procedure of allocating and reading bar codes.
  • Have ability to detect and identify major cocoa pests and diseases. Ability to rapidly respond to threats.
  • Deadline: July 22, 2020

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

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by clicking the buttons below;

Deadline: July 29, 2020

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