AGRONOMY AND POST-HARVEST SPECIALIST AT IITA

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on behalf of CIP seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the CIP project location in Kano/Abuja As the Agronomy and Post-harvest specially, you will be responsible for popularizing improved varieties amongst farmers and enhance utilization of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in consumers meeting the production, processing and nutritional outcomes of the project.

POSITION: AGRONOMY AND POST-HARVEST SPECIALIST

LOCATION: KANO/ABUJA Contract: 2-year renewable contract Responsibilities:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Learn the project proposal to fully understand and internalize the entire project mission and be ready to contribute in a sustain and cost effective manner.
  • Under the guidance of your supervisors develop a detailed work plan for yourself and diligently implement it to achieve the set goals and targets by identifying enrolling handholding and monitoring suitable project partners for various activities in the OFSP value chan.
  • Organize roots producers into contract root suppliers and link them to puree processing factories Check our website for more details

QUALIFICATION

MSc in Agronomy Crop Production or related discipline with minimum of five (5) years related experience in a related role m an agricultural research organization or equivalent experience is desired.

COMPETENCIES

The ideal candidate must

Have good knowledge, skills, and abilities to drive agro-ecological resilience, market development improved nutrition, gender equity, and social and behavioral change.

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 professions direct Supervisor, professional Colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

IITA/CIP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building 2 divers workforce. While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.