IITA Jobs in Nigeria, May 2016

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture 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.

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance/Administrative Assistant
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2016-028
Location: Abuja
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Provide administrative, financial and logistical support to the Country Coordinator;
  • Prepare monthly cash position and bank reconciliations ;
  • Maintain a ledger, monitor and analyze the budget ;
  • Liaise with the Procurement Officer, ensure that procurements and payments to local suppliers on behalf of the project are done expeditiously;
  • Implement CIP financial policies and and prepare regular financial reporting ;
  • Make travel arrangements for the project team and any other project partners / visitors in the country;
  • Make arrangements for meetings, trainings and workshops for the national project team;
  • Handle motor vehicle maintenance, service and supervise the driver;
  • Keep inventory of office equipment and supplies;
  • Handle telephone calls/faxes, receive and assist visitors to the office;
  • Liaise with Senior Project Assistant to enforce partner contracts;
  • Maintain the office filing system (manual and electronic) including backup, archiving and storage;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • BSc/HND in Accounting, Business Administration or other related field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years in finance and administration experience in a reputable organization is desirable.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Be familiar with grants and contracts administration in a non for profit organization
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write project and financial reports.
  • Be a team player accustomed to working in multi-cultural groups.
  • Have good communication skills and willingness to travel.

Job Title: Field Worker II
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2016-029
Location: Mokwa, Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)
Job Responsibilities 
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in applying ethylene gas for striga control;
  • Assist in the multiplication of open-pollination varieties at Mokwa;
  • Assist in laying and planting of trials, nurseries and pollination of breeding materials;
  • Assist in multiplying seeds of open-pollinated varieties and hybrid at Ibadan;
  • Assist in harvesting, seed processing, and storage of breeding materials;
  • Assist in supervising casual workers during planting, thinning, striga count, pollination, harvesting and threshing;
  • Assist in preparation of trials and nurseries;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • O’Level with a minimum of Three (3) years’ experience performing similar role

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must possess:

  • Ability to work with little supervision.
  • Good communication skills.

Job Title: Research Technician I (Laboratory)
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2016-027
Location: Kano
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)
Job Responsibilities 
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in laboratory research activities;
  • Assist in field layout, planting crop management and data capture;
  • Keeping up to date record of laboratory, screen house and field samples;
  • Assist in cleaning, sorting and packaging seeds for planting in the screen house and field;
  • Assist in experimental data collection, entry and processing;
  • Assist in cleanliness and orderliness of laboratory, screen house and working areas;
  • Assist the supervisor and guide casual worker in their daily assigned task;
  • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualification

  • OND in Science Laboratory Technology or General Agriculture

Experience

  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience performing similar role.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Basic training in laboratory, screen house or field activities.
  • Good work planning and time management skills.
  • Good Knowledge of basic computer software as well as ability to use tablets.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and pay attention to details.
  • Ability to multitask, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work long hours and during weekends when needs arise.
  • Good communication and driving skills.

Job Title: Research Technician I (Field)
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2016-027
Location: Kano
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist with all research activities for MARS population, aphid, drought, striga and bacterial blight resistance;
  • Assist with field layout and infestation (bacterial blight, inoculums, striga seed etc.);
  • Assist with data collection;
  • Assist in fertilizer application and planting up to harvesting period and also supervision of casuals;
  • Assist graduate students on research project as required;
  • Drive and maintain breeding vehicles;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • OND in General Agriculture preferably crop production, crop protection or related field with At least two (2) years of relevant work experience performing similar role.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Be very detailed and highly organized.
  • Have good time management skill
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Be able to use a tablet or computer for data collection.
  • Have good communication skill both oral and written
  • Possess management skills
  • Good critical thinking and interpersonal skill.

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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Application Deadline  10th June, 2016.

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