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Research Supervisor at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Research Supervisor at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) – Here are the requirements and how to apply for the position of Research Supervisor in the ongoing International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) job recruitment.

Research Supervisor at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) – About Position

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit organization that develops agricultural innovations to satisfy Africa’s most pressing problems of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with different associates across sub-Saharan Africa, they enhance livelihoods, improve food and nutrition security, increase employment, and keep natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, an international agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all field operations, including seed preparation, planting, thinning, shoot covering, and pollination in cross blocks and multiplication fields of open-pollinated varieties, inbred lines and hybrids at Ibadan under rain-fed and irrigated conditions;
  • Extract SI lines from broad-based populations and composites for progeny testing in different locations and recombine the selected materials;
  • Make requests for required field tags as well as pollination and glassine bags for various crossing blocks at Ibadan;
  • Coordinate labor allocation for thinning, shoot covering, pollination, harvesting, threshing, and seed preparation throughout the year;
  • Supervise the preparation of all trials and nurseries targeted for testing at Saminaka, Vom, Zaria, Bagauda, Ikenne, and Mokwa;
  • Supervise the preparation of regional trials of open-pollinated varieties and inbred lines and hybrids for distribution to collaborators in and outside of West and Central Africa;
  • Prepare seeds for storage in the cold rooms and take inventory of the number of seeds of inbred lines and hybrids available in the cold store;
  • Prepare seeds of inbred lines and hybrids as well as open-pollinated varieties requested by collaborators for shipment and provide practical training of new staff;
  • Supervise field workers;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

  • B.Sc / HND in Agriculture or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be computer literate and ability to drive.
  • Have good communication skills.

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Application Deadline

  • 31st January 2020

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