Recruitment at Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN)

The Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) was established in Ibadan, Oyo State on 1st December, 1964 as a successor autonomous research organization to the Nigerian substation of the defunct West African Cocoa Research Institute (WACRI) (Nigeria Statute, Act No. 6 of 1950) following the establishment in 1944 of the headquarters of the said WACRI at Tafo, Ghan

Application are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Directors/CEO in Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan Under the aegis of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN).

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

The Director/CEO is the Research and Administrative Head of the Institute as well as responsible for the academic and administrative management of the institution.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Candidates must be holders of Ph.D in relevant discipline, have extensive research experience as evidenced by scientific publication in Research Institutes.
  • Candidates must have ability to provide academic/administrative leadership as well as have clear and articulated vision for the development of the institute.
  • He/she must not be more than 60 years of age at the possible time of commencement of tenure
  • Minimum of Assistant Director and Professor at National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) would be required.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: A single term of (5) years only.

SALARY: Political Office Holders Salary  Scale.

Method of Application

  • Applicant are requested to submit Twelve (12) typewritten copies and one (1) electronic copy on CD of their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and photocopies of their credentials. 
  • Functional Phone numbers and email address should be indicated on the CV.
  • Three referees should be requested to send their reports to the address below.
  • All Applicants and Referees’ reports should be marked “Confidential Application” at the top left corner of the  envelope and addressed to:

The Executive Secretary,

Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN),

Agricultural Research House,

Plot 223D Cadastral Zone B6, Mabushi,

P.M.B. 5026, Wuse Abuja,


Deadline: October 2, 2020

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