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RESEARCH SUPERVISOR (CROP-LIVESTOCK) AT INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (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 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on behalf of ICRISAT seeks suitable applicants for the position below at its project location in Borno

POSITION: RESEARCH SUPERVISOR (CROP-LIVESTOCK)

LOCATION: BIU-BORNO

CONTRACT:     1-YEAR RENEWABLE CONTRACT

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Implement capacity budding for stakeholders (extension agents, farmers’ groups, technicians) on the use of small and medium-scale machines and implements related to Sorghum production and processing;
  • Organize technical support for the former on best practices and techniques as related to arable crop production and post-harvest handling;
  • Identify and introduce appropriate machines and implements for drudgery reductions in arable crop production and post-harvest handling;
  • Provide feedback and manage information to/from stakeholders (farmer organization, private sector value chain actors, etc.). Please check on website for more deals

COMPETENCIES:

The deal candidate nut have:

  • Have demonstrated ability to carry out ToT capacity building and farmers groups trainings
  • Have excellent written and spoken communication skills, including presentations
  • Have experience with community-based projects implementation and/or
  • Small-holder-oriented development initiatives are desirable.

QUALIFICATION:

BSc/HND degree in Agriculture, Animal Science or related fields with minimum of two (2) years’ working experience performing related roles.

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 at IITA website: http://www.iita.org/careers attaching their cover letter with detailed curriculum vitae saved in a single file in Microsoft Word format not later than two weeks from the date of this publication. 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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