Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria Vacancy Announcement for an Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria dedicates itself to achieving significant improvements in agricultural productivity, marketing and competitiveness by generating appropriate technologies and policy options, promoting innovation, establishing a knowledge management capacity and strengthening the agricultural research system.

The Institute has national mandate for research into all aspects of animal diseases, their treatment and control, and the development and production of animal vaccines and sera.

We seek application from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below in the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), a parastatal under the aegis of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN):

Job Title: Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Location: Abuja


  • The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer is the Research and Administrative Head of the Institute and therefore, responsible for the research and administrative management and leadership of the Institute.


  • Candidates must be holders of PhD in relevant disciplines, have extensive research experience as evidenced by scientific publications with a minimum often (10) years cognate experience in a Research Institute, College or related organization.
  • In addition, candidates must have ability to provide research/administrative leadership and also have clear and articulated vision for the development of the Institute.

Terms of Appointment
A single term of Five (5) years only.


Political Office Holder’s Salary Scale.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants are requested to submit Twelve (12) typewritten copies and one (1) electronic copy on CD of their Curriculum Vitae and photocopies of their credentials. Functional phone numbers and e-mail addresses should be indicated in the CV. Three Referees should be requested to send their reports to the address below. All applications and Referees reports should be marked “Confidential Application” at the top left corner of the envelope and addressed to:

The Executive Secretary,
Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN),
Agricultural Research House,
Plot 223D Cadastral Zone B6, Mabushi,
P.M.B. 5026, Wuse,

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  4th January, 2016

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