IITA Jobs in Nigeria, June 9th 2016

IITA is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

IITA seeks suitable Nigerian for the positions below at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan:

Job Title: Power House Operator II
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2016-030
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Ensure smooth daily operation of all powerhouse equipment;
  • Assist in general maintenance of all electrical equipment in the power house including panels and switches;
  • Operate/maintain all mechanical and electrical equipment in the powerhouse including Generators, High voltage panels, Ring Main Units (RMU), Tripping Units, High voltage Underground cables, high voltage and low voltage Circuit breakers;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • ND, Trade Test II, Artisan Certificate in Electrical Engineering.

Experience

  • At least two (2) years relevant experience in a similar role.

Competencies

  • Knowledge of power house equipment.
  • Pay attention to details and must be a team player.
  • Be able to follow instructions


Job Title: Power House Operator III

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2016-030
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)
Slot: 2
Job Responsibilities 
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Ensure smooth daily operation of all powerhouse equipment;
  • Assist in general maintenance of all electrical equipment in the power house including panels and switches;
  • Operate/maintain all mechanical and electrical equipment in powerhouse including Generators, High voltage panels, Ring Main Units (RMU), Tripping Units, High voltage Underground cables, high voltage and low voltage Circuit breakers;
  • Receive AGO for all functioning equipment;
  • Assist powerhouse mechanics to carry out repairs on all Mechanical equipment in-charge of powerhouse;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • ND, Trade Test I, Artisan Certificate in Electrical Engineering.

Experience

  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in a similar role.

Competencies

  • Knowledge of power house equipment.
  • Pay attention to details and must be a team player
  • Be able to follow

Job Title: CRP Administrator/Data Manager
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2016-029
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)
Job Responsibilities 
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist IITA CRP-Maize Focal Person in the preparation of CRP documents including annual work plans and other project documents.
  • Assist in following up with scientists on timely preparation of annual reports and submission to the lead center.
  • Track and monitor CRP budget expenditures against approved budgets of IITA scientists in order to provide the CRP leader with a clear status of financial resources
  • Communicate with the CRP-Maize Manager of the lead center (CIMMYT, Mexico) and assist the CRP-Maize focal person with CRP related management functions including the preparation of key performance indicators.
  • Assume responsibility for other CRP functions such as hosting of visitors, responding to inquiries, planning meetings, drafting letters, scheduling appointments and coordinating travel arrangement
  • Maintain coherent repository of Crop Information (genealogy, phenotype and genotype) allowing public access and secondary use for predictive breeding and comparative biology.
  • Work with Data Manager/Analyst, E-Research and the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) on the development of a data management system for storing and retrieval of information and linking it with GIS for the maize breeding unit.
  • Define and implement data standards and best practices for Research Data Management by developing ontologies, phenotyping protocols, quality standards, Trait dictionaries, templates and field books.
  • Assist members of the Maize breeding program to capture data electronically and use the BMS to manage the day to day activities of their breeding programs.
  • Perform any additional duties related to CRP and Data management assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • MSc in Computer Science, Project Management, Business Administration or any other related field.

Experience

  • Minimum of Seven (7) years of relevant work experience in Project Management, Business Administration and Project Data Management.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must possess:

  • Good project management software usage knowledge
  • Good project monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Excellent Written and oral communication skill.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Job Title: Equipment Operator III
Ref: ITA-HR-NRS2016-030C
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Ensure smooth daily operation of all powerhouse equipment;
  • Ensure the right lubricant mix of powerhouse equipment;
  • Operate/maintain both mechanical and electrical equipment in the powerhouse including generators, high voltage panels, Ring Main Units (RMU), tripping units, underground cables; high voltage and low voltage circuit breakers;
  • Assist powerhouse mechanics to carry out repairs on all Mechanical equipment in-charge of powerhouse;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • OND, Trade Test I, Artisan Certificate in Electrical Engineering.

Experience:

  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in a similar role.

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of power house equipment.
  • Pay attention to details and must be a team player.
  • Be able to follow instructions.

Job Title: Mechanic III 
Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2016-030
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)       
Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Maintain and operate heavy generators in the Power House;
  • Maintain and operate Ring Main Units (RMUs);
  • Maintain circuit breakers and other related equipment in the power House;
  • Receive AGO for all functioning equipment;
  • Ensure the right lubricant mix of the powerhouse equipment;
  • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification  

  • ND, Trade Test I, Artisan Certificate in Electrical Engineering.

Experienc:

  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in a similar role.

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of power house equipment.
  • Pay attention to details and must be a team player.
  • Be able to follow instructions.

Remuneration
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.


How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package.

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Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

Application Deadline  22nd June, 2016.

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