Job Opportunity at IITA : Project Technician

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.
IITA seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institutes Headquarters, Ibadan:

Job Title: Project Technician I
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.
  • OND in General Agriculture or any related fields with at least Two (2) years relevant experience.
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
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Job location

Application Closing Date
3rd February, 2017

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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