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SENIOR RESEARCH SUPERVISOR AT INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (IITA)

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (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 Yola.

POSITION: SENIOR RESEARCH SUPERVISOR

LOCATION: YOLA

CONTRACT: 1-year renewable contract

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Implement capacity building for stakeholders (extension agents, farmers’ groups, technicians) on the use of small and medium-scale machines and implements related to Sorghum production and processing;
  • Design and implement agronomic technology demonstrations for component crops of sorghum, millet, and groundnut
  • Organize technical support for the farmer on best practices and techniques as related to arable crop production and post-harvest handling and marketing
  • Promote adoption and use of appropriate technologies for drudgery reductions and knowledge to improve arable crop management and their step-wise integration into farmers practices; Please check our website for more details.

COMPETENCIES:

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have demonstrated the ability to carry out ToT capacity building and farmers groups training.
  • Have excellent written and spoken communication skills, including presentations
  • Be computer literacy with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

QUALIFICATION:

  • HND/BSc in Agriculture or related discipline with a minimum of four (4) years working experience performing similar or related role.

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 (11 March, 2020). 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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