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Research Supervisor (Abuja) at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Supervisor

Reference ID: STS2022-013
Location: Abuja
Recruitment Type: STS- National (6-months renewable contract)

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Participate in the establishment and maintenance of field and screen house research trials.
Collect phenotypic data on cassava experiments in the growing stages before harvest, at harvest and post-harvest stages on the field and screen houses.
Support scientists of Next Gen project in the multiplication of true-to-type high quality planting materials.
Participate in SAH field and laboratory activities.
Participate in harvesting of trials in the field and screen houses.
Support cassava root quality and sensory evaluation of test materials
Ensure timely capturing of data from allocated trials in the field and screen houses.
Ensure good curation of collected data and timely delivery of same to supervisor.
Keep accurate records of all established trials and deliver same to supervisors correctly and timely.
Participate in the cleanliness of all working areas.
Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisors.

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B.Sc / HND in Agriculture, Crop Science, with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

Have good communication skill (writing, reading and speaking)
Have ability to work with little or no supervision.
Have data capturing and report writing skills.

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

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Application Closing Date
4th August, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)


Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and 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 the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.
IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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