Open Job Positions at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

IITA is one of the worlds 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.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institutes Headquarters, Ibadan:

Job Title: Legal & Administrative Officer
Ref.: IITA-HR-NRS2017-005
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist the DDG, Corporate Services with drafting, reviewing, negotiating, hosting agreements, tenancy/ lease agreements, country agreement/ MoUs, documents with government ministries and departments, contracts/agreement or other legal documents with suppliers/vendors/ service providers etc.;
  • Communicate and interact with PDAU staff for filing and uploading on the database of hosting agreements, tenancy/ lease agreements, country agreements/ MoUs, documents with government ministries and departments;
  • Take minutes at Corporate Services-related meetings when required;
  • Provide legal advice to the Youth Agripreneurs;
  • Draft and review legal documentation of the Youth in Agribusiness Office;
  • Serve as a member of the advocacy team for the Youth in Agribusiness Office;
  • Participate in negotiations for the Youth in Agribusiness Office when required.
  • Participate and contribute in high-level meetings and events on policies for youth and agriculture etc.;
  • Be a member of the Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Maintain and oversee Corporate Services filing system;
  • Assist in drafting and vetting legal letters and correspondence;
  • Handle other correspondence and paperwork;
  • Provide administrative assistance to DDG-Corporate Services (related to travel meetings and purchase orders etc.);
  • Perform any such other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service.

Qualification

  • B.Sc in Law or related discipline with two (2) years related experience. Possession of related professional certification will be an added advantage.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have proven competence in collaborating with senior staff and stakeholders.
  • Be comfortable working in a fast pace and dynamic international environment.
  • Be proactive and able to multitask.
  • Be computer literate and competence in taking minutes and other general duties.

Job Title: Laboratory Attendant
Ref.: IITA-HR-NRS2017-004
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in general cleaning of laboratory and screen house;
  • Assist in washing of glass wares;
  • Assist in autoclaving and carry out maintenance of laboratory equipment’s;
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations of the Biotechnology laboratory;
  • Assist with photography needs of the laboratory;
  • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualification

  • Good O’level certificate with at least Two (2) years relevant experience on laboratory cleanliness and maintenance.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Be innovative, highly dedicated and have god interpersonal skill.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be able to work under minimal supervision.

Job Title: Project Technician I
Ref.: IITA-HR-NRS2017-004
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist the research assistant and project scientist (IITA and NARS);
  • Assist in the field site selection and description at the partner’s field sites;
  • Assist in training extension agents (EAs), farmers and technicians in site selection, measuring geo-reference and setting up field trials;
  • Assist in backstopping and monitoring the correct and timely implementation of all research related operations (measuring pegging, planting, weeding, fertilizer etc.) in on-farm trials;
  • Assist partners in sourcing cassava planting materials and the correct preparation of these materials;
  • Assist the EAs, farmers and technicians on practical issues on field that are related to the experimental set-up, implementation of operations, management and harvest procedures;
  • Back-up partners fields teams in emergency situation;
  • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualification

  • OND in General Agriculture or any related fields with at least Two (2) years relevant experience.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication skill and ability to communicate ideas;
  • Be able to work with Microsoft Office tools
  • Be able to work with little or no supervision

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

How to Apply
Interested applicant should forward their applications including a covering letter which should address how the candidates background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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Application Deadline  3rd February, 2017.

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