Latest Job Vacancies at IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farmland by 2020. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.

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). Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D).

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the Latest Job Vacancies at IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Provide technical guidance to micro and small-scale processors at household level on processing of legumes and cereals and utilization.
  • Participate in Training of Trainers workshops and community level demonstrations for households on the development, processing, and utilization of diverse and nutrient dense crops products.
  • Undertake Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) campaigns and Counselling in Gombe and Yobe States.
  • Work with Women in Agriculture staff in the six Activity LGAs to support implementation of nutrition interventions, including homestead farming.
  • Promote the preparation, utilization and consumption of diverse and nutrient dense crops and promote them among smallholder farmers.
  • Work with non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations to disseminate technologies on legumes processing and utilization of different location specific crops.
  • Work with Nutrition Officer (Gombe and Yobe states) to promote Nutrition related activities and create linkages with community-based organizations, other USG partners and women groups to disseminate nutrition messages and practices.
  • Assist in planning, implementing, and monitoring of state activities on food and nutrition and contribute to drafting reports.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have an excellent understanding of issues related to agriculture in the relevant Northern Nigeria region.
  • Have excellent understanding of issues related to food and nutrition in the relevant states.
  • Have experience working with communities to improve homestead farm management.
  • Have ability to work under minimal supervision and with tight deadlines.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a teamoriented multicultural environment.
  • Have ability to deliver accurate and timely reports.
  • Have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) skills.
  • Have the ability to travel extensively within the relevant state and work long hours.

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Youth-Led Enterprise Development and Gender Officer

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Identify training needs and develop business opportunities in the agricultural value chain and non-farm enterprises for youth and women.
  • Scope Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) business opportunities with special emphasis on youth and women agribusiness development.
  • Gender mainstreaming and Social Inclusion (GESI) in intervention activities.
  • Build on local platforms and scope project partners in Government, NGO and private sectors for effective layering and enterprise sustainability.
  • Develop and conduct enterprise trainings in the value chain, economic and financial literacy, cooperative management and micro credit administration.
  • Collect data on training and enterprise development activities and report periodically.
  • Mentor Small and Growing Business (SGBs) and linkage to finance, input and output markets.
  • Support youth and women participants to develop bankable business plans and commercially viable business models along the agricultural value chain and nonfarm enterprises.
  • Train youth and women participants in record keeping and business management.
  • Support the development of appropriate financial products targeting rural youth and women in consultation with collaborating financial institutions.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BSc/HND in Gender Studies, Sociology, Business Administration or any other related field with a minimum of six (6) years’ experience performing a similar or related role in a well-structured organization.

COMPETENCIES:

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have an excellent understanding of issues related to agriculture in the relevant North-East Nigeria.
  • Have experience working on field surveys, assessments, data analysis, and management.
  • Have ability to work under minimal supervision and with tight deadlines.
  • Have ability to work with minimum supervision and good driving skills.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a teamoriented multicultural environment.
  • Have ability to deliver accurate and timely reports.
  • Have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) skills.
  • Have the ability to travel extensively within the relevant state.
  • Have capacity in infographics and technical report writing skill.

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Deadline: February 28, 2023

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