Monday, September 9, 2013

Graduate Research Supervisor at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to eliminate hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the position of Research Supervisor at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.

Job Title: Research Supervisor (2-year renewable contract)

Location: Ibadan

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:
  • Collect, collate and summarize field and lab data;
  • Carry out laboratory activities;
  • Assist to train farmers;
  • Prepare weekly plan for all field workers and technicians in consultation with the Research Associate and other Research Supervisors in the Unit;
  • Supervise and coordinate the implementation of the weekly plan for Research Technician and Field Assistants;
  • Prepare the protocol for each field activity and supervise the implementation of these protocols;
  • Supervise and maintain the quality of field books and data;
  • Prepare and implement quality and continuous improvement protocols in the Unit;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor.
Educational, Experience and Other Requirements
BSc/HND in General Agriculture/Crop Breeding with a minimum of 1 year in R4D breeding experience.

The ideal candidate must:
  • Be open to new ideas and have the ability to change mindset;
  • Be able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary;
  • Be able to work under pressure during planting and harvesting seasons.
  • Be able to travel during planting and harvesting seasons;
  • Be proficient in at least one local language.
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date
17th September, 2013

Method of Application:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft Word format. The curriculum Vitae must also include 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 to IITA Website.
Click here for more details on job

Do also subscribe to our free job alerts by submitting your email in the box below so we deliver to your inbox even when you are offline.

Don’t forget to visit your mail and click on our link to activate your subscription in order to complete the process of signing up for job alerts

Enter your email address in the Box below to Receive Regular Job Updates in your Mailbox.

Note: Activation required. After subscribing, please go to your inbox and click on activation link

Want to search for another job? Use the Search box here:

Not liked our fanpage yet? Click here and like our fan page for instant notification of our job posts.

Our web address is and all we share is about scholarship and fresh graduates job opportunities, and interview/aptitude test information in Nigeria

No comments:

Post a Comment