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Latest Jobs 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 jobs at IITA.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on behalf of CIP seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below 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.


  • Design, plan and manage multi-location on-farm experimental trials.
  • Provide technical backstopping to farmers, extension workers and researchers on implementing on multi-location on-farm trials.
  • Build capacity of partners, extension agents and/or enumerators in the use of digital data collection tools to collect data in multi-location field trials.
  • Monitor progress with digital data collection by different enumerators and follow up on overall progress with data submission.
  • Conduct capacity building interventions for ware potato producers, farmers, partners, private sector enterprises on soil fertility management and other good agricultural practices.
  • Coordinate and support planning and implementation of field days and training events.
  • Work with partners to coordinate and monitor activities, such as extension training of trainers followed by farmer training, and monitor collection of field data.
  • Oversee day-to-day management and implementation of the project activities in close collaboration with project partners.
  • Present the activities, results, impacts and outcomes of the project at professional, donor and other stakeholders’ meetings.
  • Produce progress reports of the field activities including maintaining database, managing and analyzing technical and economic data, write briefs, journal article 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 job-related duties as may be assigned by the Country Team Leader or other senior members of the organization.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture or related discipline with minimum of five (5) years’ hands on training and field experience in agronomy and soil fertility management of vegetative propagated crops.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be an excellent team player.
  • Be entrepreneurial and proactive performer
  • Have knowledge of local language (Plateau State will be helpful).
  • Have advanced written and oral communication skills in English.

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

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Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Drive IITA vehicles within and outside Abuja.
  • Convey Scientist to field trips within Abuja and other states.
  • Ensure all project vehicles are well maintained and clean.
  • Ensure that vehicle documents are up to date.
  • Fill vehicle logbook in a coherent manner.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Candidates should possess an O’level qualification with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing similar role in a well structured environment with a valid driver’s license.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skill (writing, reading and speaking)
  • Have ability to work with minimum supervision and good driving skills.

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

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Deadline: January 15, 2023

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