The International Potato Centre (CIP) is seeking to recruit an agronomist/seed system specialist Research Associate (RA) to implement Nutrition Sensitive Kitchen Garden Interventions with Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) and Other Vegetables under Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) Program’. This rA will be based in Jigawa State, with occasional training and supervision duties in Yobe State. She/he will work under the supervision of the CIP Country Manager (WINNN-Kitchen Garden Coordinator) and co-report to the WINNN Deputy Chief of Party.
The Project: The overall goal of this orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) ledA garden product project is to improve food and nutrition security and livelihoods for women and children, especially improved diet diversity in two of the five WINNN states implementing during the cost extension period. The project seeks to catalyze broad support for OFSP and its use in strategic initiatives including Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) program (first cohort), mothers/care givers of recovered Severe and Acute Malnourished (SAM) clients in small scale food processing, school feeding, and wheat import substitution in commercial food processing in this region.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on behalf of CIP seeks suitable Nigerian for the positions below at the CIP project location in Jigawa, Yobe and Abuja.
Position: Research Associate (2 Positions)
Contract: 1-year renewable contract
Location: Jigawa & Yobe
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
MSc in Agronomy or related field with minimum of five (5) years’ experience in crop knowledge.
Position: Program Assistant
Contract: 1 -year renewable contract
HND/BSc in Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting or other related with minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing finance and administrative roles.
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 wordformat to IITA website: http://www.iita.org/about/jobs/ no later than 29th May 2018. 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.