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Research Associate in a IITA

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. We have more than 200 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and over 1000 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more details.

The Institutes seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institute’s headquarters in Ibadan:

Position: Research Associate

Contract:       2-year renewable contract

Location:       Ibadan

Duties:

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:
  • Participate in the coordination of the A4NH research program in Nigeria;
  • Ensure with stakeholders engagement and research implementation for the A4NH research program in Nigeria;
  • Conduct literature review, preparing presentation and the materials needed;
  • Support activities related to communication and knowledge mobilization (media engagement, stakeholders consultation, writing blogs, preparation of research and policy briefs);
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor; Check our website for more details.

Qualification

  • Master’s in Public Health, Nutrition, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics or related field with minimum of five (5) years’ experience performing similar role in a structured organization.

Competencies:

  • Experience in using statistical software packages (STATA);
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skill.
  • Ability to work independently and pay close to attention to details.
  • Good interpersonal skills, high energy and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to travel locally or internationally.

REMUNERATION:

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

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website: http://www.iita.org/careers not later than 16th November, 2017. 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.

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

 

 

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